Sacrifice a creature: Add to your mana pool.
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- Ashnod's Altar + Breya, Etherium Shaper + Eldrazi Displacer
- Ashnod's Altar + Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry
- Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle
- Ashnod's Altar + Illusionist's Bracers + Pashalik Mons
- Ashnod's Altar + Inheritance
- Ashnod's Altar + Colfenor's Urn
- Ashnod's Altar + Reveillark + Saffi Eriksdotter
- Ashnod's Altar + Karmic Guide + Saffi Eriksdotter
- Ashnod's Altar + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Woodfall Primus
- Ashnod's Altar + Renata, Called to the Hunt + Woodfall Primus
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ashnod's Altar occurrence in decks from the last year
- Can I boost Murderous Redcap's Power before its triggered ability resolves?
- If I have both Sharuum the Hegemon and Sculpting Steel on the battlefield, can I infinitely sac one of them to Ashnod's Altar?
- Am I missing something?...
- Can you sac Tetravus with undying at the beginning of upkeep to create infinite tokens?
- please explain to me further regarding the rule"You cannot sacrifice a creature that is already on its way to the graveyard"
Latest Decks as Commander
Ashnod's Altar Discussion
1 day ago
In my humble opinion, Kaldheim is looking like an amazing set. We haven't gotten any broken things, but they all look fun. Let's go over some of the future commanders of our hearts! I'm skipping over commanders that use fortell, as we don't have many cards for them. Oh, and the cards that don't interest me. My post, my rules!
- Magda, Brazen Outlaw: The dwarf commander we've all been waiting for! Dwarven Recruiter is finally good, and you can add in some spicy treasure/dragon synergies, too! I-I think we did it guys. We broke Dockside Extortionist. Oh, and Hellkite Tyrant is a must.
- Halvar, God of Battle Flip: While pretty good in Voltron decks, he makes for the first artifact commander we've ever had, and I know my Inner Johnny is tickled at that fact. The Equipment side is also super cool, with being able to pay 4 mana to resuscitate one of your creatures. With some Phyrexian Altar + Ashnod's Altar janks, we can make a fun mono-white combo deck! Oh, and Batterskull says hi.
- Lathril, Blade of the Elves: I'm really psyched for this general. She looks like a way to make Golgari Elfball more viable, has a crazy, but not broken, activated ability, and is one of the only generals to make a usually too-competitive strategy fit for more casual tables. She has synergy up the wazoo with cards like Immaculate Magistrate and Timberwatch Elf. Oh, and one card that should be in every one of her decks, but is in zero so far, is Elder of Laurels. This card = broken in this deck, often turning your Lathril, Blade of the Elves into a four-digit power commander. Run it!
- Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider: Finally, Superfriends has some support! But seriously, this is just another Doubling Season with an upside on a stick for Atraxa, Praetors' Voice. If you want to be cruel and run this bad boy as a commander, stax/superfriends seems the way to go. Say hello to Smokestack!
- Toski, Bearer of Secrets: And people said Green couldn't draw cards! Why did they have to print another Edric, Spymaster of Trest? This card is also an indestructible blocker with cards like Seedborn Muse and Quest for Renewal. Oh, and it can't be countered. Why? Because green.
- Valki, God of Lies Flip: This card is super fun. It's like a Lazav, the Multifarious but you get to use your opponent's creatures. But where this 'lil trickster god really shines is in the 99. But more specifically, in the 99 of The First Sliver. See, you can cascade into Valki, God of Lies Flip, but instead of casting the small side, you can just windmill-slam Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor on Turn 4. Fun!
- Sarulf, Realm Eater: Golgari Control is a thing, I guess? Stack your deck like card:Skullbrair, the Walking Grave does, but instead of going for the voltron combos, instead, you wipe your opponent's board every turn. Evolutionary Escalation is a must. Who cares about an 8/8 on your opponent's side when it's dead?
- Kolvori, God of Kinship Flip: Man, Sisay, Weatherlight Captain sure got a lot of new goodies in this set! This card is unfortunately not great as a commander. If I'm playing mono-green legends, I'd rather play Reki, the History of Kamigawa.
- Tergrid, God of Fright Flip: I love this card. There. I've said it. I'm done. This goes in so many different decks: Nekusar, the Mindrazer, Tinybones, Trinket Thief, Malfegor, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, the list goes on and on! As a commander, she's kill-on-sigh. A single Smallpox just wins you the game.
- Vega, the Watcher: I'll say it: This is probably the most powerful uncommon commander ever printed. This triggers off of so many things: Elsha of the Infinite, Flahsback, Cascade, Retrace, Future Sight, Suspend, Adventure, Foretell, Impulse Draw, etc. Need I say more?
5 days ago
Small additional note: As has been mentioned, state-based actions aren't really coming into play here, this is more about time stamps.
However, when SBA's do come into play, it is not possible for a player to respond. For example, you cannot sacrifice a creature that has taken lethal damage to Ashnod's Altar.
1 week ago
I'm working on a Commander deck based around taking control of my opponent's things and I've run into a little rules question. Let's say I've enchanted an opponent's creature with Volition Reins. It reads "You control enchanted creature". Then let's say my opponent plays Bond of Passion which says "Gain control of enchanted creature until end of turn".
Am I right in the following interpretation of events?
My opponent plays Bond of Passion and gains control of the creature. Then, as a state-based action the creature is returned to me due to my Volition Reins. However, if my opponent had Ashnod's Altar out they would in fact have time to sacrifice the creature before it returned to me.
1 week ago
How about Ashnod's Altar as another sac outlet for your control spells? IMO its one of the better sac outlets in commander, although it's a bit pricey.
I'm also playing a threaten themed deck, feel free to take a look: The Act of Treason.
1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback.
Since I am not familiar with the commander rules yet, I overlooked the fact planeswalkers could not be commanders. I thought they were obvious commanders and did not look any further.
With your help, I decided that Athreos, God of Passage would make a good commander for this deck, with his ability to return died creatures to my hand. That is part of this decks "strategy" if you may call it that.
The 2nd bouncing card is Enduring Renewal, which also bounces a creature back from the graveyard to my hand.
I removed some cards that did not follow the main theme (disenchant and some like it) to make room for the suggested signets, as well as a few other cards.
Enduring Renewal athreos (unless a player decides to pay 5 life he is an enduring renewal as well)
Lampad of Death's Vigil, sacrifice creature to drain opponents life Thoughtpicker Witch, sacrifice a creature to decimate opponents libraries Undercity Informer, see thoughtpicker witch, but faster Sadistic Hypnotist, empty opponents hands fast Spawning Pit, sacrifice creatures until mana runs out to create huge amounts of 2/2 tokens (infinite amounts once Ashnods Altar or Phyrexian Altar shows up on the battlefield) Admittedly, the most beautiful way out would be to generate a large amount of mana through enduring renewal, ashnods/phyrexian altar/0 mana creature and cast a Torment of Hailfire for 999BB
1 week ago
Activate the “make a token” ability on ghave, sac to the altar, repeat.
1 week ago
Taxus, Badgerer of Debts
Legendary Creature - Human Bureaucrat
: Target opponent who has more creatures than you may return a creature he or she controls to its owner's hand. If that player doesn't, then create a 2/2 white Badger creature token with "This creature blocks each turn if able". Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.
He "badgers" your opponents. As long as you have a sacrifice outlet that makes mana like Ashnod's Altar, then you can get your opponent down to just one creature, by sacrificing badgers if they refuse. Your opponents will definitely feel badgered after being asked to make this choice so many times.
Create an aura with Enchant Planeswalker that grants it a loyalty ability (A loyalty ability is an activated ability that adds or removes loyalty counters as part of the cost).
1 week ago
Sacrificing two tokens gets you four colorless mana. Blinking the original creature costs three mana. Repeat until you have infinite colorless, then spend that to blink the creature to produce infinite tokens. Then sacrifice infinite tokens to the creature’s ability to win the game.