Ashnod's Altar

Ashnod's Altar


Sacrifice a creature: Add to your mana pool.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Ashnod's Altar Discussion

TheShadowNite on Gisa > Geralf

3 days ago

Hey there! Just a few suggestions, I'm not experienced with zombie decks, but I have two sacrifice based decks. I like to have redundancy in my effects, so as with Altar of Dementia , I would consider Ashnod's Altar . It not only acts as a sac outlet, but also lets you get more mana to cast even more zombies. Secondly, have you considered Traumatize ? If you're trying to get the best zombies in your graveyard, I think that would work pretty well. I hope that was helpful, nice deck dude!

grennpowerhouse on does quintorius go infinite

6 days ago

So I am pretty sure that tokens enter the graveyard briefly and then leave. I might be wrong but does Ashnod's Altar go infinite with Quintorius, Field Historian

carpecanum on Undercity Rising (Golgari Elf Tribal)

1 week ago

Helm of Possession , sac a token, steal a creature then sac that with your boss

Most Elf Lords only buff the elves YOU control so Sylvan Offering can give you a bunch of elves and the opponent you gift elves to doesn't get the benefits (usually, depends on the deck. Don't give em to a guy playing Ashnod's Altar ...)

Mcat1999 on Let's Fix my Terrible Muldrotha Deck

1 week ago

It requires decent setup, but you can generate infinite turns with Muldrotha very easily. One method is to run Sage of Hours and Verdurous Gearhulk . Both are creatures, ah yes but Gearhulk is an artifact and you're allowed to choose that portion when casting it! ;D

Cast Sage first, then cast Gearhulk and put the 4x +1/+1 counters all on Sage. You need one extra piece for the combo. Something such as Hardened Scales , Doubling Season , Corpsejack Menace ... Anything on the field that either adds extra counters or doubles them. This way Sage gets at least 5x +1/+1.

Lastly, a sac outlet. Ashnod's Altar , Phyrexian Altar , Carrion Feeder , etc. Anything to get both Sage and Gearhulk back in the yard. If the outlet is free, like I mentioned, all the better.

Essentially, when you have the pieces set up, it takes a total of to get infinite turns.

zAzen7977 on Ashnod, the Uncaring

1 week ago

Nice job Mtg_Mega_Nerds! Seems like a fun artifact-combo commander. The art and ability really feel like Ashnod. I think the restriction which only allows you to sac artifacts is enough to keep the ability balanced and from being too similar to Ashnod's Altar . But I’m sure there are some infinite combos out there that this card could abuse, with the right set-up hehe

Mcat1999 on Ashnod, the Uncaring

1 week ago

I love this card, but is putting Ashnod's Altar on a replayable Commander a good idea? I'm not asking to criticize it, merely speculating for balancing purposes.

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

1 week ago

cfost827 Archaeomancer's Map has been strong so far. It's good against green ramp, smooths out early turns, and can turn iffy hands into good ones. I haven't had a turn or game where I was unhappy to see it in my hand yet. As for Second Sunrise and Brought Back , they're not as inconsistent as they may seem. I ran the numbers in a card probability calculator, and we have about a 60% chance of drawing a fetchland by turn 2. At that rate, we can play BB as a stronger Rampant Growth on curve. However, if we get a bit luckier, we could double Rampant Growth on turn 2 for untapped dual lands at instant speed. Since they both also double as recursion, they're super strong with aristocrats. So yes, they aren't as consistent as 2 mana rocks, but they provide a much higher ceiling combined with versatility. We're also not hurting in terms of the amount of ramp we have. Some of our ramp might be a bit conditional, like BB, SS, Knight of the White Orchid , etc. but we have access to 13 pieces plus additional sources of mana in the form of Pawn of Ulamog , Ashnod's Altar , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , etc. I'd play Coldsteel Heart , Marble Diamond , and/or Charcoal Diamond if I felt we needed more consistent or more early ramp. In testing though, SS, BB, and the ramp package as a whole proved consistent enough.

Dawn Charm is a good card. I could see it being good against certain decks or strategies. If any of the modes are something you frequently find yourself needing, I'd play it. I haven't found myself needing a fog or that type of counterspell very often myself, but if you play in a combat heavy meta or against a player who loves to target you for graveyard hate, it could be useful. Another similar card which you might want to consider is Orim's Chant . It's also good against players who like to target you with spells or in combat. I play it in some lists and find it to be a great political tool by saying, "Hey, you better agree not to screw with me this turn, or I'll skip your whole turn basically."

Gidgetimer on Tayam, Luminous Enigma

1 week ago

Just so you know, the Reyhan/Ozolith combo doesn't work how you want it to. Young Wolf still had a counter on it when it died and Undying will not trigger.

As far as combos not mentioned go:

Ashnod's Altar + Caller of the Claw + Tayam, Luminous Enigma is infinite activations if you had two creatures die this turn.

Ashnod's Altar + Hallowed Spiritkeeper + Tayam, Luminous Enigma is infinite activations if you have two two creatures in the graveyard.

Ashnod's Altar + Promise of Bunrei + Tayam, Luminous Enigma is infinite activations.

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