Ashnod's Altar

Ashnod's Altar

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Format Legality
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal

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Ashnod's Altar Discussion

Grind on Sparkle Pony Fun Bash

5 days ago

Cool deck!!
Surprised not to see Ashnod's Altar to help with your token generation blinkers.
Also Great Oak Guardian and Llanowar Tribe go inf with your commander. Shared Summons is playable.
Also Fiend Hunter sounds good, i think if you stack the triggers right with multiple blinks you can exile opponents creatures permanently.
Cheers and have fun!!

Grind on Elsha Storm

1 week ago

sweet deck!!! this looks like a blast to play!!!
here are some quick thoughts...
Basalt Monolith seems like a shoe-in and you already run rings of brighthearth so it goes infinite.
Sensei's Divining Top is expensive, but if you can afford it, it's great with your commander and when you have rings + basalt, you can draw your whole deck.
given your artifact theme, Unwinding Clock seems great, like it would go great with staff of domination and empowered autogenerator which you already run. Blinkmoth Urn is another option for more mana generation, im not a huge fan of it b/c it can help your opponent too, but some people like it.
you might consider Artificer's Intuition , early game you can discard your high CMC artifacts to get useful things like sol ring and your artifact lands. you could even get Expedition Map to get Academy Ruins , and then you can get your artifacts back from your graveyard.
another thought, i would not run endless atlas in a 3-color deck. generally there is a low chance you get 3 basics of any one type, so most likely this will be a dead draw. I would consider a draw engine like Monastery Siege or Outpost Siege to generate card advantage.
also i don't know if you want another combo, but if you get 2 of your artifact cost-reducers out, then if you get both Junk Diver and Myr Retriever they go infinite if you have a sac outlet like Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar . it's kind of fiddly b/c there are so many pieces, but it's something to think about if you want to run or not.
finally, sometime syou want a way to sac your artifacts, like both your wellsprings. Daretti, Scrap Savant is a powerhouse in artifact decks, to recur your important artifacts and sac the ones you don't need. if you are looking for a low cmc sac outlet, i am a big fan of Claws of Gix .
anyway those are just some thoughts! i know you won't like all of them but hopefully at least a couple are useful to you. cheers and have fun, good luck with the deck!

sub780lime on Taborax Shadowpostles

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comments, Hardhitta7. You are right on Ashnod's Altar . I realized I was out of them and I'll be swapping it in once some new ones arrive. Halo Hunter is probably a little too specific and unfortunately Griselbrand is banned in EDH. Welcome to playing commander!

multimedia on Killer Bees! Err, Locusts?

2 weeks ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Well done for casual on a budget.

This deck is going to wipe the floor with everyone at the table. It may be budget and casual, but it's damn powerful. My advice is if you want to play it with kids to remove Ashnod's Altar that way you can't infinite combo with Skullclamp and Insects. You could replace Altar with Shared Animosity which is good with Insects for big attacks, but is more forgiving than an infinite combo.

Hullbreacher and Narset, Parter of Veils are too powerful also. Consider cutting them for Serum Visions and Chaos Warp ?

Good luck with deck.

Mr.Beaver on lurrus and his misfit friends

2 weeks ago

Cool deck, it reminds me a lot of some old Alesha, Who Smiles at Death decks I used to play a lot. You currently have 2 Priest of Forgotten Gods - so maybe you could replace one of them with the staple Blood Artist ? I don't know your budget but cards like Ashnod's Altar , Dictate of Erebos , and- since you do have access to white- either Athreos could be worth looking into. There are also some solid budget options like Suture Priest and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim if you decide to splash in white

Osbert on Morophon Eldrazi balanced

2 weeks ago

Morophon isn't doing much for this deck without Jodah or Fist of Suns so maybe try playing it in the 99 and use Golos, Tireless Pilgrim as the commander. Golos lets you cheat mana costs, ramps you, and is colourless to match the theme.

The biggest problem with eldrazi tribal is that eldrazi themselves aren't a unifying tribe as their effects support multiple different strategies which dilutes the power of each of those strategies. This can lead to dead draws and non synergistic board states which will make the deck feel clunky. The most prominent themes among eldrazi are aristocrats, tokens, and stompy so pick one of those as your primary focus. Aristocrats and tokens strategies synergize well however a stompy strategy requires entirely different support.

My friend has an Animar, Soul of Elements eldrazi tribal deck but his emphasis is on big stompy creatures so the deck is designed to have pay offs for playing those. Sarkhan's Unsealing , Sneak Attack , Temur Ascendancy , etc. He has some game ending combos like Animar + Cloudstone Curio + Eldrazi so it can win through non combat damage.

For aristocrats look at Pawn of Ulamog , Dark Prophecy , Moldervine Reclamation , Blisterpod , Ashnod's Altar , Grave Pact , Patriarch's Bidding , Haunting Voyage , Pyre of Heroes , etc.

I can't really suggest much more before you decide which direction to take the deck in.

Hardhitta7 on Taborax Shadowpostles

2 weeks ago

I’m new to commander so sorry if my advice isn’t all that helpful.

I think Ashnod's Altar could be a nice sac outlet and help you cast some of your large demons if needed. Griselbrand might be good here, and depending what you’re playing against Halo Hunter could be useful to tutor up.

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