Forgotten Ancient

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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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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.

Forgotten Ancient Discussion

poorpinkus on Infinite Combos in EDH - Experiment Kraj Budget

1 week ago

Wizkalifa Forgotten Ancient is a great card! I probably won't put it in this deck because I'm purely tunnel-visioning in on the infinite combos, but it would probably make the deck a lot better by giving some alternate ways to win!

Krazydude123 Hmm, haste trample from Shifting Ceratops is very tempting (similarly for Zegana, Utopian Speaker ), however usually I like my haste/unblockable enablers to have some way to protect Kraj as well. For example, Thornling can also give itself indestructible and Morphling can give itself shroud.

Gyre Engineer and Incubation Druid would be AMAZING in the deck though! I think in paper I actually have a gyre engineer in the deck, and I did NOT realize that Incubation Druid gave mana of any colour! That's amazing since it's so hard to find mana dorks that make blue. Definitely putting both of those in, thanks!

Thank you both for the suggestions!

multimedia on

2 weeks ago

Hey, interesting budget version of Atraxa.

Atraxa is your best source of life gain with her lifelink because the damage she does to a player is also Commander damage. She already has evasion (flying) meaning you're most likely going to be gaining life when she attacks. Gaining life while at the same time potentially killing your opponents. I would focus more on Atraxa and beefing her up which then in return makes cards that benefit from gaining life better. Counters are a fine way to beef up Atraxa because they also interact with her proliferate. Consider including more ways to get counters on Atraxa?

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

Counter Engines

Ancient, Escalation and Advokist are repeatable sources of counters to put on Atraxa. Even though Escalation and Advokist put counters on an opponent's creature Atraxa is still going to be bigger and more powerful. These cards and Ancient can beef up Atraxa quickly. A big reason to add Climb is Winged Temple of Orazca . It's a win condition land with Atraxa.

Draw and Tutors

Ramp

Ramp that can make any color of mana is very helpful when playing four colors with a budget manabase. Adding more of it lets you ramp into Atraxa faster.

Value from Gaining Life

Sunmare and Resplendent are repeatable sources to make big tokens when you gain life. Resplendent is very good with Lyra Dawnbringer . Well is good when you're consistently gaining life, turning that life gain into drawing cards.

Lands Upgrades

The Pain lands (Llanowar, Coast), Battle lands (Vista, Sunken, Stream) and Check lands (Woodland, Sunpetal) are upgrades for the Bounce lands. The Battle lands are good with Basic lands and Farseek to be able to search for a dual land. The Check lands are good with the Basic lands and the Battle lands. If you cast Atraxa with Opal then she ETB with a counter on her ready to proliferate.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Chancery
  • Dimir Aqueduct
  • Dromar's Cavern
  • Golgari Rot Farm
  • Orzhov Basilica
  • Selesnya Sanctuary
  • Simic Growth Chamber
  • Thespian's Stage
  • Myriad Landscape
  • Ill-Gotten Inheritance
  • Lawmage's Binding
  • Spirit Loop
  • Witching Well
  • Ageless Entity
  • Arvad the Cursed
  • Basilica Bell-Haunt
  • Bloodbond Vampire
  • Elderwood Scion
  • Vampire of the Dire Moon
  • Horizon Chimera
  • Evra, Halcyon Witness
  • Elite Guardmage
  • Deathsprout
  • Scour All Possibilities

Good luck with your deck.

imSandstorm on Dog-Dog Plus-Plus

3 weeks ago

Canopy Cover is a cool aura that gives some evasion on top of protecting Mowu. Primeval Bounty and Forgotten Ancient would be good additions if your budget allows them.

blyatifull on [Commander/EDH] Atraxa / 4-C Good-Stuff

1 month ago

i think you have a nice counters theme going on but id get rid of cards like Forgotten Ancient , Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker for cards like Mikaeus, the Lunarch . and then maybe Fathom Mage for Kiora, the Crashing Wave . its more efficient and since you have a lot of strong creatures on the board, running a few utility planewalkers wouldnt hurt since its very easy for you to protect them. pws like Tamiyo, Field Researcher (instead of lets say, as foretold) or Ugin, the Spirit Dragon are a must in any atraxa deck regardless of their core strategy. its just too easy to ultimate with them in multiple ways.

you also need Astral Cornucopia . atraxa proliferate is amazing with it and its a great anti stax piece. id exchange that for Commander's Sphere .

other then that id say this deck is great and it has a nice theme going on. you could just make a few more efficient tweaks imo.

multimedia on Atraxa queen of misfortune

1 month ago

Hey, nice start, several good cards and interactions here.

The manabase alone tells me this is a budget deck, but there's some budget upgrades to consider for the manabase. Your relying on basic lands which is fine on a budget, but if playing a lot of basic lands then consider adding lands that have interaction with basic lands?

Stream, Hollow and Vista have interaction with Farseek . Farseek being a two drop land ramp spell that can get a dual land is good when playing four colors. Other budget lands to consider adding:


Additional mana sources that use counters thus have interaction with proliferate is helpful ramp:

If going heavy on the +1/+1 counters theme then consider these cards that are within the budget here:

Cards that give you repeatable sources of counters should be priority over cards that only give you a one time source of counters. Repeatable effects especially if they don't cost any mana are very good in Commander.


More repeatable sources of proliferate can be helpful:

Other good budget cards to consider adding:

I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.

Hoobynobber7395 on Devouring Despair

1 month ago

Primal Vigor , Doubling Season , Forgotten Ancient , Reyhan, Last of the Abzan , these are a few great cards for +1/+1 counters, check out my skullbriar deck for other ways to build up you commander and make him big and bulky, Skullbriar, the Walking Grave

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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%