Ashes of the Fallen

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Ashes of the Fallen


As Ashes of the Fallen enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Each creature card in your graveyard has the chosen creature type in addition to its other types.

Ammonzy on Born from Fire [Rivaz of the Claw]

2 months ago


Yooo Ashes of the Fallen is definitely a must include. As there has been many games that I wheeled or discarded non-dragons but wish I had access to them later. Plus 2cmc is very little invest for a huge bonus

Macaronigrill5150 on Born from Fire [Rivaz of the Claw]

2 months ago

Nice looks awesome! I never worked with dragons before but hopefully these could be useful. Ashes of the Fallen just in case you need to cast a non dragon from your graveyard, some card draw just in case Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, and Sign in Blood. Really all I got hope some of these help!

Pheardemons on Rainbow in the Dark: Haakon Reanimator Combo

5 months ago

Hey sir, I thought you would be interested in an update (not sure how long ago) but Ashes of the Fallen apparently does NOT work with Haakon. Link Here for rulings.

I'm not the greatest with formatting here, so in case that hyperlink doesn't work, here's the link you can copy and paste. Good news though, simply replace it with Maskwood Nexus.

DreadKhan on Jensen's Wilhelt

7 months ago

I don't usually use very many (and none in Dimir), but Modal Dual Faced spells with a land on the back (Malakir Rebirth  Flip for example) are really good in decks that want to run a higher land count, as these offer you a so-so spell when you don't need a land, and a land when the spell is unplayable. 40 is a lot of lands, I only have 1 deck with more, and that's a dedicated landfall combo deck, so I'd try to run at least 4 MDFC lands. The good ones tend to be really pricey, but some are affordable.

Resculpt and Ravenform are good ways in Dimir to Exile a creature (which does matter sometimes) or to deal with an artifact permanently (Karn aside). I think both are fairly cheap. I wouldn't hesitate to run Resculpt over Go For The Throat, who cares about a 4/4 in Commander? The 1/1 is even less relevant.

If you want a low budget Zombie that is recursive (and can bring back your Midnight Reaper for example) is Haakon, Stromgald Scourge. Haakon's main asset is that he has to be exiled, and some decks don't come prepared to do that, or don't want to expend the card on such a weenie. Anyways, any Knight that can be cast for colourless (Universal Automaton, but also Ashes of the Fallen or Maskwood Nexus can make other 1 drops into knights) will go infinite with a sac outlet and Pawn of Ulamog or Sifter of Skulls. Not sure if that's enough Zombies, but there are other Zombie knights. You can also tutor for various pieces of this kind of clunky combo with Transmute cards, most of which are cheap.

Licecolony on Anti Tribal-Tribal Tribal

7 months ago

Thanks for all the suggestions!

Futuremonk. Totally, but I find it's best in 1v1 rather than big games.

CoarselyRefined. I'll definitely reconsider Illusionist's Bracers. At the time, I cut it because I felt the equip cost was too expensive. I'll experiment with it though some more!

seshiro_of_the_orochi. Oooh Ashes of the Fallen. Hadn't seen that one. How do you feel that stacks up against Arcane Adaptation?

OLucas. TOTALLY agree Goatnapper I REALLY wanted to fit in, but is just really bad in this deck. I think I'd rather run something like Thrull Champion if it's for the memes. Then again, what would you cut for it? Definitely tempting... I had Mercenary Informer originally alongside Rebel Informer but decided to cut one. Haven't seen the goblin stealing one though! Which is that?

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Anti Tribal-Tribal Tribal

7 months ago

Seeing Haakon in the mix, might I suggest Ashes of the Fallen for some shenanigans?

DreadKhan on Meren EDH deck help

1 year ago

I agree with Guerric, look for small creatures with useful effects that sacrifice themselves or can sacrifice another creature with low or no cost. You probably want to be recuring stuff for it's ETB or death trigger. For a few specifics, I think you probably want to look into cards that are similar to Sakura-Tribe Elder, I run that, Dawntreader Elk, Diligent Farmhand, Yavimaya Granger, Fertilid and even Blood Pet to have lots of creatures I can use to ramp repeatedly with. Blood Pet is a bit worse at ramping, but it's one of the better XP sources, alongside Spore Frog by being a 1 drop that can sacrifice itself. You can also run cards like Wood Elves and Farhaven Elf, but these are not as good because they can't sacrifice themselves. With those self-sacrificing rampers, you can easily outramp almost any deck, and the deck likely 'needs' to hit only 3 lands to start working. Noting that I always need to have Green mana meant brutal cutbacks in my Swamp count, but since I run so many ways to find Swamps, I often can ramp out many before I win. If you use tons of Green Creature Ramp (which you should be IMHO), you will always need at least 1 Green Mana to get by, and Green mana can usually get you black on or before turn 4, so keep that in mind. I think you should try to cut out artifact and spell ramp in favour of creature ramp, and do similar with as many other effects as possible. I would strongly encourage you to look for creatures that can do what you need done. Caustic Caterpillar and Foundation Breaker coupled with tutoring should give you some removal options, there are tons more in Green that vary in value. If you have enough creatures, Lurking Predators becomes pretty solid, even you are cheating in small creatures, a 50 creature deck can cheat out 3 or 4 of them per cycle, which is not something other decks will enjoy. A final point, I love running several Plaguecrafter/Demon's Disciple cards, Meren recurring them feels incredibly pushed in some metas.

Nel Toth Community College and Round Table is my Meren build based on all that (it's more than your desired budget, but it's got lots of fluff alongside pretty cutthroat stuff). It also has a good win con you can throw into a full on Dredge deck: Haakon, Stromgald Scourge is a really good way to generate repeated recursion, since you can just recast any Knights in your graveyard. Ashes of the Fallen and Maskwood Nexus can both make everything a Knight, but if you've got 4-5 to work with, you'll probably do okay. If you have a limited budget, it'll probably not be able to go infinite, but Haakon with Aristocrats should squeeze people out. If you want to go infinite, the best cards that are close to your budget are Pitiless Plunderer and Ashnod's Altar. Both work wonders. If you do use Haakon, you'll want some discard outlets in the deck, fortunately there are lots of good discard outlets in Green and Black. My deck has a few of them in it, and due to the available tutors as well, I am almost never stuck.

zAzen7977 on ZOM-BOMB! Mardu Vial Zombies [Primer]

1 year ago

Brilliant suggestions lagotripha! I totally forgot about Ashes of the Fallen. You gave me some great stuff to work with. I’m going to tinker with this build and try to streamline it!

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