Netherborn Altar

Netherborn Altar


, Put a soul counter on Netherborn Altar: Put your commander into your hand from the command zone. Then you lose 3 life for each soul counter on Netherborn Altar.

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

Netherborn Altar occurrence in decks from the last year

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Netherborn Altar Discussion

Pheardemons on Rainbow in the Dark: Haakon Reanimator Combo

1 month ago

My Haakon list was fairly slow, but when it worked it was hard to interrupt. My playgroup learned very quickly how to stop it and he became a target. I had him for a little bit before selling 12 EDH decks (including Haakon) because I was in college at the time and keeping up with 15+ decks was too time consuming and too much money. I always meant to come back to him and now is the time.

Because I have been out of the Magic scene, I have been trying to research new cards and potential combos. When I found Netherborn Altar I knew I wanted to get back to Haakon since there is more than one way to get him out now. I remembered your deck so I came back to check it out. Still love it. Thanks for answering all of my questions. I've been debating on starting from scratch which is why I asked so many. A couple more for you before I start rebuilding or tweaking.

Is Blood Artist (or similar Zulaport Cutthroat and Bastion of Remembrance) too easy?

Because you play Thespian's Stage and Crucible of Worlds, why no Dark Depths? I think you played it in one of the first iterations if I remember correctly.

Why did you choose not to play cards like Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire? You play a lot of mana ramp in the deck and these could be an alternate win condition against gravehate.

Viscera Seer? Do you have enough sac outlets?

Playstyle questions. Since you took out Conspiracy, is it difficult to get the loop with Haakon and Ashes of the Fallen? Does the deck stall out if you don't get it?

What do you do in the event of early gravehate?

Thanks for answering these again, man. Great to talk to someone who plays one of my favorite commanders/cards in all of Magic.

I definitely understand trying to find non-english version of cards. One of my pioneer decks I have been trying to get Japanese foils but Covid makes that so damn difficult.

Daedalus19876 on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

2 months ago

Upgrade is finally made! For now, I'm going with adding Opposition Agent, Szat's Will, Jeweled Lotus, and Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools, and removing Black Market, Netherborn Altar, Rite of Belzenlok, and Murderous Rider (for now). Bloodchief Ascension would probably have been a better cut than Rider, but I just have a personal fondness for that card...

Daedalus19876 on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

2 months ago

manvsamerica: I'll work to update it soon! Rite of Belzenlok and Black Market and Netherborn Altar are definitely out. Liliana's Standard Bearer is really strong, but I'll consider it. Ugin is a potential cut, but I'm unsure. I also need to add some stuff from Zendikar Rising, so I'm considering...

ClockworkSwordfish on You CAN play Haakon!

3 months ago

Haakon players rejoice! The newcomer Netherborn Altar now doubles the number of cards that let you actually get Haakon into the game.

You might also appreciate Gravebreaker Lamia as a tutor that makes all your dead knights cheaper to replay, Cavalier of Night as a kill spell stapled to a knight, Blacklance Paragon as a combat trick you can play from your graveyard at instant speed, Liliana's Standard Bearer as repeatable card draw and Syr Konrad, the Grim as a big boy who will wear your opponent down whenever you play a knight from your graveyard, sacrifice a creature or even discard a creature... basically everything the deck wants to be doing already. Good luck with this challenging commander!

VampDemigod on Is Competitive Phage Possible?

4 months ago

Netherborn Altar and Command Beacon are the only cards that allow you to put phage into your hand from the Command Zone BTW.

RangersGuild on Tetzimoc Primal Death...IS Commander Playable

4 months ago

This deck is cool. I'm trying to make a deck for all the primal dinos, and this one is going to be the hardest. A card I'd recommend adding is Netherborn Altar. It costs some life however it puts you commander into you hand. A card that I don't think would be very useful but is cool is Nesting Grounds.

DDPMonster on Die Last or Die Trying

6 months ago

Have you thought about putting in card Netherborn Altar into the deck? I know you commented earlier that you feel like you had enough ways to get Phage out, but it just seems like that is a card that is too efficient to pass up.

Coward_Token on Phage: That Which is Not Dead

7 months ago

You probably already know but Command Beacon & Netherborn Altar can also be used to not lose to Phage's ETB

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