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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal

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Anax, Hardened in the Forge Discussion

NicodaPico on Extus, Release the Avatar

1 week ago

I like this deck alot (I even made a version of my own) and it's got alot of pieces that i run as well. This deck is kinda tricky cause the two halves are similar yet want to go in different directions. It seems you went with the front half to completely wipe away your opponents boards and get all your etb sac'ers back with extus and that works really well. Extus is great for getting cards back to your hand, but if you're looking for more card draw to get more instants and sorceries back to your hand might i suggest Grim Haruspex and Midnight Reaper as each etb sac a creature gets you a draw. Anax, Hardened in the Forge is also a powerhouse in making you more tokens when your creatures die to keep the train rolling. But this deck looks really sweet!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge Deck ideas

1 month ago

For reference: Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge

I guess, besides card draw and ramp, you'll want three things for Gadrak:

1: treasure production. That's easy in red. You can cast things like Pirate's Pillage and especially Brass's Bounty . Dockside Extortionist is perfect for Gadrak, if you are willing and able to akquire it. You could also do a dwarven route with Magda, Brazen Outlaw .

2: treasure pay-offs. Goldspan Dragon is insane here. Also, Bludgeon Brawl and Ghirapur AEther Grid might be pretty useful.

3: Creatures with death triggers. Anax, Hardened in the Forge and similar cards seem great here. Also, many goblins do damage when they die.

HarleythePanther on Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded deck for standard

2 months ago

Over the past few days, I've been attempting to build a standard deck around each Theros God. So far, I've built decks with Thassa, Heliod, Erebos and Athreos.

I would like to build a deck with Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded for standard, but I'm having trouble finding cards that will synergize with the God. Any help would be awesome!

(I do not have a deck built yet)

RNR_Gaming on Tajic Legion's Edge

4 months ago

Just some suggestions ;)

Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit - makes smallest dude a little more swoll; additionally combo potential - put it in from your board

Anax, Hardened in the Forge - value town/sudo wrath/removal protection on a body

Archon of Emeria - rule of law on a flying body slaps in a fair aggro deck

Aven Mindcensor - F#$% their tutors and fetches

Ethersworn Canonist - artifact rule of law is still a rule of law and keeps things fair

Giver of Runes - redundancy with your Mother of Runes is pretty cool

Goblin Cratermaker - can take down a problem bear or a problem ugin

Magus of the Moon - might be out of budget but if you got one this card is very frustrating for most players

Phyrexian Revoker - needle with legs

Ranger-Captain of Eos - tiny dude tutor combined with a built in silence it earns its' price tag

Samurai of the Pale Curtain - 2 words. Fox Samurai.

Frankomancer on Cheers, love! The Cavalcade’s here!

6 months ago

Have you considered Subira, Tulzidi Caravanner as a way to refuel once you empty your hand? Also while Anax, Hardened in the Forge will never have 1 power, his ability to make 1/1 satyrs protects you from boardwipes and lets you suicide your weenies for damage!

Either way, I'd recommend swapping 2 Cathartic Reunions for 2 more Light up the Stage. Your deck shouldn't have problems triggering spectacle, and since you dont have any discard synergies I think Light up the Stage is just better. I'd hate to draw Cathartic Reunion right after playing Flame of the Keld!

faithfactor619 on Power in the sac

8 months 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

8 months 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!

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