Forgotten Ancient

Forgotten Ancient

Creature — Elemental

Whenever a player casts a spell, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Forgotten Ancient.

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may move any number of +1/+1 counters from Forgotten Ancient onto other creatures.

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Have (3) PostContact , metalmagic , Azdranax
Want (2) Tosylic , moonluck

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Archenemy (ARC) Rare
Planechase (HOP) Rare
Scourge (SCG) Rare

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Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Forgotten Ancient occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.13%

GU (Simic): 0.57%

Golgari: 0.1%

Forgotten Ancient Discussion

greyninja on Doran the Tree Man

1 month ago

@PartyJ thanks for the comment; sorry it took me eons to answer!!
Forgotten Ancient good card. Went into elemental tribal deck
Guiltfeeder & Kheru Mind-Eater she'll only tolerate so many scary cards. My wife isnt into the gnarly stuff haha
Oketra the True I pack pulled an invocation and traded it away. I live with regret.
Rogue's Passage %@#& I absolutely have multiples floating around in binders n boxes. I'm embarrassed.
Shizo, Death's Storehouse might be worth buying

@McToters heck yea, I love the diversity. I totally understand the control aspect in groups of friends / multiplayer in general. Abzan has OPTIONS
@GhostChieftain you're not wrong! You dont mind boardwipes with that on the 'field. I just added Nethroi, Apex of Death, might be worth having both to help spam the board lol
I actually just made a bunch of updates to the deck. Foil Mothra, Deadly Rollick, and Mythos of Nethroi too. Trying to keep it updated. sad to see The Immortal Sun go. Hard cuts are hard. Peace!

Peoyogon on Less Gimmicks More Simics

1 month ago

Looks like a really fun deck! If you are looking for more tool-box creatures, Scavenging Ooze, Spike Weaver, and Wickerbough Elder bring some powerful abilities that also synergize with the +1+1 theme. Forgotten Ancient is also just a straight up powerful counter generator in multiplayer :)

SilentPlague on Breaking Turn Order

1 month ago

Phostration, I have no problem running a casual deck. So, Forgotten Ancient is a good one to look into. I like the other 3. Not sure I'm willing to commit on the price for Doubling Season, but The Ozolith and Karn's Bastion are real solid choices. I'll probably do an order within the next 2 weeks based on these suggestions and update. Now my issue is that if I want a 60 card deck, how to choose what to sub.

Phostration on Breaking Turn Order

1 month ago

Forgotten Ancient (if you want your deck to be casual) and The Ozolith are a must in any deck that is centralized around +1/+1 counters. If you want to drop big MULLA BABY you can get a Doubling Season, but so far the deck looks pretty cool. I agree with adding proliferate. A good addition would be Karn's Bastion.

Phostration on That one deck that makes everyone hate you

1 month ago

Might I recommend a good friend of mine, Doubling Season. If you are dumb like me, and decide its worth buying 3 Double boys it would be pretty good in this Deck. Check out my +1/+1 Counters deck. It's got some similar friends such as the good boi Forgotten Ancient.

Doombeard1984 on The Queen's Egg

1 month ago

Mortlocke, Yarok - Well, i have actually just bought the commander deck for the Deflecting Swat... easiest way to get it lol. I need to think about what my hive now needs to have taken out. I am a little confused. Cuts are sometimes very deep and painful to make hahaha. Any advice would be much appreciated. As to what you said Mortlocke, I have a very similar kind of...kinship with Forgotten Ancient. not a competitive card in anyway shape or form. But damn, my days a Timmy when i was a wee boy. Them were the days.

Stay safe Hivelings

Bahoola on Kalamax

2 months ago

I was considering taking Kalamax down the elemental path and make him more combat oriented. With cards like Flamekin Harbinger (Cavalier shenanigans) - Forgotten Ancient - Malignus (fun with Fling/Soul's Fire/Chandra's Ignition) - Mulldrifter - Avenger of Zendikar - Omnath, Locus of Rage - Omnath, Locus of the Roil - Risen Reef - Young Pyromancer (and/or other elemental token makers). Still want a lot of spells (preferable instants) to cast.

If u not going elemental and still want creatures to attack with i would suggest token makers and some beefy boys, Rubblebelt Rioters comes to mind or card draw dudes like Oakhame Adversary

Side note, God-Eternal Kefnet is super for the dec no matter what your doing with it.

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