Ancestral Mask

Ancestral Mask

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 for each other enchantment in play.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena 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
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Ancestral Mask Discussion

Spell_Slam on

2 weeks ago

Utopia Sprawl is your best friend here. It fixes your mana, ramps you, and makes your Aura Gnarlid bigger.

Wild Growth is also excellent. It doesn't fix your mana, but you can play it on any land, not just a forest.

In order to make room for this ramp, I think taking out Fertile Ground, Karametra's Favor, Baloth Gorger, BTE, Armor of Thorns and a few lands would do the trick.

You should definitely be playing all 4 Ancestral Mask . I would cut Uncontrollable Anger and AEther Webs for it.

Reckless Abandon seems better than Artillerize. It costs way less mana, which seems worth losing a point of damage for.

Rabid Bite seems much worse than Ram Through . It's an instant that also has the upside of "trampling over" its damage if your creature has trample.

king-saproling on Lathril

2 months ago

Looks great so far. Personally I would make these swaps:

  • Voice of the Woods -> Pitiless Plunderer ; while not an elf, I think the Plunderer is more impactful here, especially since you'd probably rather tap your elves for mana or toward Lathril's ability than toward making an elemental, right?

  • Llanowar Tribe -> Fallen Ideal ; Fallen Ideal allows Lathril to make exponentially more elves every time she hits. The extra evasion is nice too. I think the mana boost from llanowar tribe is unnecessary here especially since it won't get Lathril out any faster.

  • Abomination of Llanowar -> Ancestral Mask ; similar to Fallen Ideal, and i think it'd be more impactful than the Abomination.

  • End-Raze Forerunners -> Ivy Lane Denizen ; ok hear me out: the turn that Forerunners drops relative to the turn Lathril was played, you will have made 8 elves with Lathril, so Forerunners gives you an extra 25 damage that turn (7+(2*9)). Ivy lane Denizen, on the other hand, will have increased your damage output by 32 in that timeframe AND will also leave you with 24 more elves and a 32/32 Lathril. Oh and you will have killed 1 opp via commander damage. And the Denizen is not a dirty eyeblight :P

  • Springbloom Druid -> Paradise Druid ; Paradise gets Lathril out a turn faster, Springbloom doesn't.

  • Elvish Rejuvenator -> Priest of Titania ; same as above. Also PoT is busted.

  • Bounty of Skemfar -> Heart Warden ; similar to above.

  • Farhaven Elf -> Quirion Elves ; similar to above.

  • Wolverine Riders -> Immaculate Magistrate ; Magistrate will allow you to deal more damage and generate more elves in the long-run v.s. the Riders.

  • Casualties of War -> Storm the Citadel

  • In Search of Greatness -> Awakening ; I think the Search is a bit lackluster since its effect is that the free-casted card must be equal to 1 + highest-cmc, so it's kinda hard to play around. Meanwhile Awakening would win you the game if uninterrupted.

  • Skemfar Avenger -> Skullclamp ; Skemfar only triggers on nontoken dudes dying which is kinda a bummer. Skullclamp is nice because it draws you cards but could also go on Lathril for extra damage/elves.

  • Pyre of Heroes -> Shamanic Revelation

  • Poison the Cup -> Attrition

  • Rhys the Exiled -> Throne of the God-Pharaoh ; I think the Throne is more impactful than Rhys

ellie-is on

5 months ago

Okay, I'm giving a more enchantment-heavy build a try! Added a bunch of them, and removed some equipment, keeping only the ones that are already great on their own without requiring any extra equipment-related synergy. Enchantment is a little more frail and goes to the graveyard when Tana dies, but not needing to equip and having a relatively lower cost for their effects is pretty sweet. And Ancestral Mask rocks. Also made some other tweaks such as adding two more lands and Fungal Rebirth for saprolings and in case I need to get a really good enchantment back. I'm really happy with how this deck is coming along and can't wait to keep improving it and to eventually assemble it :) (just got to, at the very least, wait for Command Legends to come out to make sure I'm not missing out on any good new cards, hehe)

ellie-is on

5 months ago

One thing I've been considering is increasing the number of enchantments, both auras and ramp, to run Helm of the Gods and Ancestral Mask, but I'm still not 100% sure about this. Biggest downside of getting more auras for Tana is that they die with her, and if I remove equipment to make room for them, it weakens Golem-Skin Gauntlets. Gonna have to do some more thinking on this!

RiotRunner789 on Bow to the Shrines

7 months ago

Nice deck. Would recommend Ancestral Mask over All That Glitters.

Zur would also work well here to help get out some of your shrines or key enchantments out faster.

RiotRunner789 on My Deck is my Phylactery

8 months ago

Here are my recs.

Sigil of the Empty Throne: You just don't need this. You aren't planning on casting enchantments. You don't need this and luminarch ascension.

Sphere of Safety: This is amazing in enchantment decks. However, you're playing a linear strategy where optimally you can't take damage, so you're opponents shouldn't ever have a need/want to directly attack you. You already have propaganda/ghostly prison which can be fetched by zur.

Mana Leak: You have a few counterspells already. Cut or replace with Swan Song.

Anguished Unmaking: Good card. But, you already are running 3 enchantments that zur can fetch that can exile any permanent. Over redundant.

Worship: You have multiple, 'I can't die effects.' Can't be fecthed by zur and useless in a vacuum.

Narset's Reversal: This isn't as good as it seems. Its best use it on your own instant or sorcery (like time warp), otherwise you just put the problematic card back in your opponents hand. This can be good but best for spell slinger decks.

Enlightened Tutor: Your commander tutors for just about everything you want. Brainstorm would be better because it could put an enchantment you want to play back in your library for zur.

Vampiric Tutor: Doesn't put a card to hand. Your commander should be able to fetch everything.

Luminous Broodmoth: The only creature you want to save is zur and he has flying.

Mesa Enchantress: She draws cards on cast. There is an enchantment creature (forget the name) that draws on entering. It costs 2GG but would be better than this. Though, zur should provide you enough card advantage on his own.

Spirit of the Labyrinth: You have 2 enchantments that do the same exact thing. Keep the enchantment ones and drop the one that dies to wraths.

Dance of the Manse: You don't want your enchantments to become creatures. You have graveyard recover already, though it doesn't interact well with Rest in Peace.

As for All That Glitters, don't add it. Put in Ancestral Mask instead if its a consideration. Mask will boost zur waaay more.

stellarnear on

10 months ago

Carte à rentrer :
All That Glitters uber buff pour deux
Ancestral Mask uber fort
Archon of Sun's Grace juste fort
Calix, Destiny's Hand swag + straight synergie
Celestial Ancient zone boost (ptet un peu faible)
Destiny Spinner bonnes state et bonne protec
Ethereal Armor fort
Gift of Paradise mana versatile
Heliod, God of the Sun reasons
Mesa Enchantress moteur de pioche fort
Mirrormade combo
New Horizons mana ramp
Oath of Teferi combo commander
Open the Vaults revive hard
Satyr Enchanter moteur de pioche fort
Season of Growth gros moteur de pioche
Setessan Champion moteur de pioche fort
Siona, Captain of the Pyleas wonderwoman in da place
Starfield Mystic combo direct
Starfield of Nyx peu partir en couille vite
Verduran Enchantress pioche (ptet un peu faible)
Eutropia the Twice-Favored bonne distrib de puissance je pense

Cartes sorties :
Boon Satyr trop basique
Cold-Eyed Selkie aucun interet
Daxos of Meletis je le vois pas marcher vraiment
Dictate of Kruphix bof
Dismantling Blow meh removal
Eel Umbra trop basic
Elderwood Scion interessant ptet en side
Empyrial Storm trop cher pour son effet
Epic Proportions un peu cher pour l'effet surprise prefere mettre du solide
Genesis Storm trop cher pour son effet
Ground Seal mouais
Loyal Drake mieux à mettre peu de synergie
Loyal Guardian combo pas
Loyal Unicorn interessant mais peu synergique
Myth Unbound interessant mais y a mieux à rentrer
Ravenous Slime interessant mais peu synergique
Reclamation Sage un peu faible pour un removal
Soul Snare y a mieux en removal
Spawning Grounds meh - overcost
Vow of Flight j'aime pas l'idée de le mettre en face (ptet en multi side)
Vow of Wildness j'aime pas l'idée de le mettre en face (ptet en multi side)

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