Anax, Hardened in the Forge

Anax, Hardened in the Forge

Legendary Enchantment Creature — Demigod

Anax's power is equal to your devotion to red. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to red.)

Whenever Anax or another nontoken creature you control dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), create a 1/1 red Satyr creature token with "This creature can't block." If the creature had power 4 or greater, create two of those tokens instead.

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Theros Beyond Death (THB) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pre-release Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Unformat Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Frontier Legal
Brawl Legal

Anax, Hardened in the Forge Discussion

faithfactor619 on Power in the sac

1 day ago

So the biggest thing I see if lack of things to sacrifice... Namely: tokens, because you don't want to be tossing your real creatures into Ye old Graveyard. So let's try to find some token making things for you....

  1. There isn't much for Anax, Hardened in the Forge to be pumped up by in red devotion, so let's trade him out for one of the classic Goblin makers.. Let's pick Krenko, Mob Boss and Thornbite Staff... this should allow for an infinite amount of goblins..... I'll explain below.
  2. Remove Diregraf Captain, Fallen Shinobi, and Bloodsoaked Champion- they don't seem to added much.
  3. Add in Syr Konrad, the Grim, Zulaport Cutthroat, and Vindictive Vampire to have more stuff happen when things die.
  4. Trade out Dreadhorde Invasion for Bastion of Remembrance for one last death trigger addition before we go back to tokens...
  5. I'd say.. remove Ogre Slumlord, Scampering Scorcher, and Infernal Offering.
  6. Let's add Rite of Replication to make copies of anything useful on the board, and.. oh hell, let's add Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin... is that 100 cards again.. I think so

This should create more tokens for sacrificing and also add some more benefits when things do die, and they will die. I would also recommend Altar of Dementia as an additional sac outlet... Izzet Signet can be dropped for this addition.

For infinite Goblins.. Get ANY sacrifice outlet on the board, I don't care which one, just do it, and get Krenko, Mob Boss out also and ready to be tapped. Equip Thornbite Staff to Krenko... Tap him to make some goblins (maybe just one or two, that's okay). Now you can sacrifice that Goblin Token, which dies and triggers the second ability of Thornbite Staff (Whenever a creatures dies, Untap equipped creature).. now you can Tap Krenko again making more goblins... and hey.. sacrifice a token again to create more goblins... triggering the Staff AGAIN! As long as there is some other death triggers on the board, you should be able to drain the table and/or pump Thraximundar to an unreasonable size and kill someone.

Thank you for coming to my TedTalk.

kenvan19 on Not-Quite-Mono-Red Aggro

2 days ago

I like your spin on the anax-cleave build and I was pretty surprised how good of a vessel for Embercleave Bonecrusher Giant turned out being when I was just not drawing Anax, Hardened in the Forge. I ended up having the opportunity to effectively sacrifice Fervent Champion into a quick block then bring him back as you mentioned with Call of the Death-Dweller. Down right dirty! Thanks for sharing!

Coward_Token on Kick Start My Heart | Winota, Joiner of Forces EDH

1 month ago

Has Resolute Blademaster overperformed? It only being able to trigger 1-2 times per game, and not always reliably at that, makes me question it although I get that it's explosive

Semi-relatedly, any plans on including Anax, Hardened in the Forge for the resiliency and extra punch? Or is he too grindy?

Titus7007 on Aggro Phoenix

1 month ago

The All-Stars have to be Anax, Hardened in the Forge because he's a brute and he populates the board with attackers after board wipes or epic combats. Equipping Embercleave on him will often end the game.

Torbran, Thane of Red Fell makes everything better and easier, and the Phoenix of Ash does a lot of finishing.

McToters on Big Pile of Gold

1 month ago

Nice brew!

Hellkite Tyrant to gain artifacts from opponents?

I see Anax, Hardened in the Forge in your sideboard, but you should find a slot for it cause it combos with Kuldotha Phoenix + Ashnod's Altar. You may already know that, but thought I'd give you that info anyway!


MangaVentFreak13 on Mardu Winota Humans

1 month ago

Unfortunately, Duress isn't good against anything with creatures so you only pull it against mostly creatureless strats, and it's a really bad top deck.

The deck I'm having the most issue with is Bant Ramp. It's really hard to come back from Uro if I don't get any of the cards to hose him, and with the rest of their deck you just get drowned in card advantage.

As for new ideas... This list is a bit old, I need to update it. So tips are Alseid of Life's Bounty is great and helps Winota survive. Haktos the Unscarred is great even if you don't cheat him in and Anax, Hardened in the Forge is really bad in this deck. I'll try to update the list in a minute.

ribbonRMX on The Crown-Scourge's Treasure Hoard

1 month ago

The Anax, Hardened in the Forge combos here are absolutely disgusting. Surprised there aren't more decks experimenting with them. Nice list!

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