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Anafenza, the Foremost
Legendary Creature — Human Soldier
Whenever Anafenza, the Foremost attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on another target tapped creature you control.
If a creature card would be put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.
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Anafenza, the Foremost Discussion
5 days ago
Here's the ones I had a lot of fun with. I changed each of these into tricolor decks, so it's the dual color paired with the tricolor it corresponds with. I think any of the 20 are pretty fun and unique in their own way.
6 days ago
Thank you all for your answers, really. Abzkaban i actually considered Ghave the best commander for this kind of deck alongside Karador after seeing your deck while browsing for answers. That's a really weall done and nasty list and i like it a lot (even if my inner Timmy screams "saproling tribal" every time i see it ).
About the colours' choice, reading your comments is making me ponder about the opportunity-cost of Jund: Prossh/Korvold, plus Murderous Redcap and Grumgully, the Generous probably aren't worth losing all that sweet white cards. As griffstick pointed out, having a combo piece in the command zone is more than valuable, but that's something Ghave can do, although with a bigger mana investment than Grumgully.
As for the commanders... That should have been the topic of this question. With a bit of effort one can make persist combo work in Abzan, Jund, Gruul or even monowhite the problem is finding the best commander. As of now, my thoughts are: - Prossh/ Korvold: i love them, but white>red in this one specific case. - Grumgully: he's strong, but i think that black is too much utility to pass up. - Teneb: it simply doesn't fit. - Anafenza, the Foremost : can be incidentally good, but i doubt she is the most fitted for this role, in Abzan. - Karador: a persist deck would probably have a strong graveyard subtheme and who's the best in recurring small creatures from the yard? - Ghave: it has the colours, the sinergy with counters and the ability to sac creatures to give counters, potentially looping two persist creatures until my manapool is empty. - Sidar Kondo and Tymna: persist creature and enablers start as little dorks and those partners represents a way to chip at opponent's life total and draw a ton of cards, if i decide to not pump my team. - Ravos and Reyhan: both have weak synergies with the rest of the deck, so i suppose they're a viable option. - Saskia: would simply be a placeholder for her colours. - other WBRG partners: i don't know them much, but i feel that they wouldn't really help my game.
In the end, i think that Ghave or Karador are the best options i have now, but as i said i don't know partners very well and i'm not an expert in EDH, so it's very possible that i forgot or misjudged someone. Again, thank you all for your answers, i appreciated it.
2 weeks ago
As a disclaimer, some of these are not perfect 1:1 replacements. Essentially, any card on the remove side can be swapped for any card in the replace side. Remove-Replace Blind Obedience - Kismet : Slowing down your opponent's lands is huge and will make you "faster" in comparison
Huatli's Raptor - Mikaeus, the Lunarch : HR is low cost, which implies it will come out early, but it really works best midgame. Mikaes scales to any point in the game and can proliferate faster with all your "untap creatures" effects.
Inexorable Tide - Unbreakable Formation : IT is flashy, but slow to build up. UF is cheap, can save your creatures from a wipe, and if cast during your main phase, basically gives you a free combat round with no consequences.
Caustic Caterpillar - Black Sun's Zenith : You have tons of artifact/enchantment removal and without graveyard recursion, CC is just too small. BSZ can be cast for X=1 and then can be proliferated. Plus it recurs itself.
A few cards I found that would work great in this deck, but had no easy replacements: Gleam of Authority , Together Forever , Orochi Hatchery , Citadel Siege , and (I know you used to have it here) Vorel of the Hull Clade
2 weeks ago
The combo can not go off at instant speed. It fails against Anafenza, the Foremost , Leyline of the Void , Rest in Peace and Grafdigger's Cage . It also fails versus Linvala, Keeper of Silence and is clunky to assemble. I would recommend a different win-con.
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
Hi, I play in a non-cedh environment, with decks at power level 6-8.
I'm thinking of making an Abzan (GWB) lifegain / hatebears deck aiming to tempo and last extended games. The target commander is either Anafenza, the Foremost or Tymna the Weaver / Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper , using utility creatures like Vona, Butcher of Magan and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim .
What constitutes as the 'core' of a blood pod deck? If I remove Red, does this still achieve the same intended purpose as bloodpod, sans- Blood Moon ?
What boardwipes would you recommend for this type of deck? And how many would you run?
1 month ago
Here's a question: what colors do they already play?
Also, I've had the same issue with my mom (since I play with her and she doesn't like complicated multicard interactions, generally the decks I build are simple enough for her to understand but strong enough to compete) and generally the commanders that I've noticed work best for commanders are the big legends from RTR block ( Isperia, Supreme Judge , Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Rakdos the Defiler , Borborygmos Enraged , Trostani, Selesnya's Voice , Obzedat, Ghost Council , Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , Prime Speaker Zegana , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Aurelia, The War Leader) or the first legendary from each of the tricolor decks ( Rafiq of the Many , Sharuum the Hegemon , Sedris, the Traitor King , Kresh the Bloodbraided , Mayael the Anima , Zurgo Helmsmasher , Anafenza, the Foremost , Sidisi, Brood Tyrant , Surrak Dragonclaw , Narset, Enlightened Master ).
None of them are horribly expensive, and you can build fun decks using any of them using simple strategies but the nice thing about them is that you can slowly build them up into better and better decks over time if you like playing them.
1 month ago
Anafenza, the Foremost occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.02%
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All decks: 0.01%