Retribution of the Ancients

Retribution of the Ancients

Enchantment

, Remove X +1/+1 counters from among creatures you control: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Retribution of the Ancients Discussion

Saccox on Three Life Blink Pezzent! (10/12 Euro/$)

1 month ago

Arthurshepard80 di rimozioni carine a basso costo ce ne tantissime nel bianco( Reprobation , Silkwrap , Recumbent Bliss ecc...)ho piu problemi a decidere cosa rimuovere per fare 4 spazi,sforbicero tra le creature che 27 sono tante. Per il tuo idra con il nero ce un botto di carte: Retribution of the Ancients , Kin-Tree Invocation , Grim Affliction , Slitherhead ,ci sono tante interazioni con segnilini +1+1 e il verde/nero.

Strangelove on Big lifegain, big creatures - Willowdusk

1 month ago

Hey Walrighti, +1!

@your post

Congrats on your first deck! You have a lot of fun cards in here and it looks great! I imagine you want to tune and make it even more efficient so here are some ideas...

Add 3 categories: #Combo, #Lifegain, and #Evasion; and then sort your maybeboard the same way you've done your mainboard to easily rank your choices within a category (By "combo" I mean all your "if-then" cards like Trudge Garden that are slower and don't work by themselves). Remove #Creatures (most of them are #Combo).

Avoid most cards above 4 cmc... Willowdusk is fast and fragile, so play into that... Also, prioritize cards that can do 2 or more things or that give value on ETB... If you have pet cards that don't really fit and that hurt to cut, put them in a "I'll build that theme later" list.

(All under $3)

+1 Devoted Druid ... this card is a beast

+1 Rampant Growth

+1 Arcane Signet

+1 Golgari Signet

+1 Talisman of Resilience ... #Ramp

+1 Elves of Deep Shadow

+1 Elvish Mystic

+1 Fyndhorn Elves

+1 Llanowar Elves ... #Ramp... the elves enable Willowdusk combos on turn 3.

+1 Marwyn, the Nurturer

+1 Viridian Joiner ... #Ramp... #Combo

+1 Boompile ... its a gem (hint: don't tap it on your turn) +1 Nightmare Unmaking

+1 Killing Wave

+1 Massacre Girl ... #Wipe

+1 Kenrith's Transformation

+1 Beast Within ... #Removal

+1 Swiftfoot Boots

+1 Inspiring Call

+1 Oblivion's Hunger

+1 Rush of Vitality

+1 Sheltering Word

~1 Slippery Bogbonder

+1 Golgari Charm ... #Evasion

+1 Haunted Cloak

+1 Chariot of Victory

+1 Charge Through

~1 Tuskguard Captain

~1 Rancor ... Trample and haste are important... #Evasion

~1 Destined ... the choices are really good.

+1 Deepwood Ghoul

+1 Mischievous Poltergeist

+1 Soul Channeling ... #Combo with Willowbark and stick to the board...

~1 Phyrexian Processor ... fun?

~1 Lurking Evil ... maybe?

~1 Solidarity of Heroes ... #Combo

~1 Ooze Flux ... tokens at instant speed?

~1 Retribution of the Ancients ... removal?

+1 Garruk, Primal Hunter

+1 Mindless Automaton

+1 Thought Gorger ... (leaves)

+1 Life's Legacy

+1 Return of the Wildspeaker ... #Draw

~1 Essence Harvest

+1 Bloodspore Thrinax

+1 Triskelion ... #Combo

+1 Nighthawk Scavenger ... #Fatty

...Always play at least 10 ramp spells under 3 cmc.

...Playtest and make sure Willowbark consistently makes a fatty (with evasion) before turn 6-7.

Here's another Willowdusk thread.

Happy building :)

guywitharock on Pay the Troll Toll - Golgari Counters

4 months ago

Saccox, thanks for the suggestions! I'm not sure Grim Affliction does quite enough to edge out a niche, but I rather like the Retribution of the Ancients angle, especially when potentially combined with Growth-Chamber Guardian . Really I could see it coming down to being match-up dependent - For example, I had included Golgari Charm in my paper version of this deck to deal with some of the threats I realistically run into irl such as weenies and enchantment removal, but Retribution of the Ancients could easily be traded in its place depending on the opposing deck at hand.

AkaAkuma on Reyhan and Ishai's Counterattack

4 months ago

Man, Basri's Lieutenant, try him!

I accidentally had an infinite with him, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest and a sac outlet, and then again with Good-Fortune Unicorn . The dumb thing does not even say non-token.

Ow yea, and then there is his uncalled for pseudo evasion/protection for multicolour...

Also, how often do you use Retribution of the Ancients? I'm always happy to drop it, but then I never seem to be able to use it for some reason.

TOOMUCHDOG1 on Build-A-Corpse Workshop

4 months ago

Fertilid is good with the counters but is too slow whenever I run it. I think you should run something like Blossoming Defense over Kaya's Ghostform, Kaya's Ghostform will make it drop all the enchantments that are on it. Mask of Avacyn can be another card in a similar role. The Ozolith seems so good in this deck that I would think about adding some equipment in and maybe a few other artifacts to try and get Inventors' Fair to work. Sarulf, Realm Eater may be a board wipe that will synergize, though a bit finnicky. Obsessive Skinner seems too difficult to get working early with little pay off if it does, Evolutionary Escalation may fit well into that deck, making counters, and friends, early and often. Mighty Emergence can probably do some work as the game goes on, Necropolis Regent seems like the perfect curve topper, Retribution of the Ancients might be a good removal engine. I do think that trample is the most important keyword early, so Ring of Kalonia is a good choice, Dragon Fangs or Vorrac Battlehorns may be good additions as well.

osiczym on Call from the Grave

5 months ago

Retribution of the Ancients looks like not very good match. It is here just for one combo, and since you have just one in the deck and no enchantment searchers, it is very unlikely to happen. If you get one without Messenger, it is totally useless. It is very good card but for decks fully depednent on graft/undying

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