Simic Ascendancy

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Simic Ascendancy


: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.

Whenever one or more +1/+1 counters are put on a creature you control, put that many growth counters on Simic Ascendancy.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if Simic Ascendancy has twenty or more growth counters on it, you win the game.

AThiccNacho on Say Hy(dra) to Your Grandma For Me

1 month ago

I would very much recommend:

Garruk's Uprising as it gives you trample for the big bois, can cantrip AND gives you draw power on ETB. If you cast a hydra with > 3, you get to draw 2 cards, assuming Zaxara is on the field.

Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner Gives you ramp AND ETB triggers. Same as G's Uprising above.

Elemental Bond Have you noticed a pattern yet? More expensive than the others because of the Power 3 trigger vs 4; but still a really sick card to have.

Simic Ascendancy Alternate wincon and pretty easy to get twice since, if a hydra enters with 6 counters, you get 12 if you control Zaxara due to the token getting the +1/+1 counters.

Open Into Wonder Straight up ends the game if a creature is big or your board state went unchecked for too long. Won me plenty of games. If it can't end the game, you can still draw plenty of cards to play on main phase 2.

Finale of Revelation Essentially just an X draw but with additional benefits for going all in. Obviously, Zaxara is needed to get a 10/10, but it's way better than Even the Score; the extra 2 cards drawn is meh and you lift the 4 card restriction. Blue Sun's Zenith is technically better being at instant speed, but you get WAY more value in EDH out of Finale, especially with mana doublers/triplers.

Herald of Secret Streams A more $$ card, but makes your creature with +1/+1 unblockable; usually allows you to kill 1 or 2 players that turn and end the game if it goes unanswered, buying your other threats more time.

Curse of the Swine To exile high prio threats. Giving opponents 2/2 creatures doesn't matter. Gets around indestructible or creatures that are overly powerful such as voltron creatures. I would honestly swap this for Spinning Wheel Kick as that relies heavily on your commander; which Zaxara is already a high prio target.

Those are all the suggestions i have for budget; most of the others i'd make for budget are counter spells. My Zaxara deck should be on my profile if you're interested in higher $$ cards.

TheRoaringRegisaur on Apotheosis

7 months ago

I have tried to make a Simic Ascendancy deck so many times. Hope this does well!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Ldagr81

7 months ago

Welcome to tappedout! Did you just make that account to ask the question? There is a forum for rules questions, but as I'm already at it:

Yes, you put a number of counters on Simic Ascendancy equal to the number of counters put on another creature. So if a creature gets five counters, Ascendancy gets five counters, as well.

wallisface on Does Vorel of the Hull …

7 months ago

yes this will allow you to add counter(s) to Simic Ascendancy. Doubling counters counts as "putting" new counters onto a card, and will count towards Simic Ascendancy.

DeathBySprnkles on Does Vorel of the Hull …

7 months ago

Say I have Vorel of the Hull Clade, Simic Ascendancy, and creature like Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca with a +1/+1 counter on it on the battlefield. If I use Vorel of the Hull Clade's ability to double the counter on Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca, do I also put a growth counter on Simic Ascendancy?

I'm asking because Vorel of the Hull Clade says to double the counter(s) but im not sure if I'm "putting" new counters onto a card to trigger Simic Ascendancy or just increasing existing ones.

Wording on cards can make or break a possible combo and would like to be sure of this before it happens in a game.

Rasaru on Merfolks Counting

7 months ago

If I were to only look at your pending deliveries, I'd make the following changes.

Empress Galina --> Lord of Atlantis

Kumena's Speaker --> Master of the Pearl Trident

Shaper Apprentice --> Realmwalker

Storm Sculptor --> Merfolk Skydiver

Rootwater Diver --> Svyelun of Sea and Sky

Lotus Blossom --> Hadana's Climb  Flip

Afiya Grove --> Utopia Sprawl

Thornwood Falls --> Flooded Grove

Vivid Grove --> Rejuvenating Springs

Littjara Mirrorlake --> Dreamroot Cascade

Quandrix Campus --> Windswept Heath

Battlegrowth --> Barkchannel Pathway  Flip

Once you make some additional updates and clean up your maybe list (I see some cards there that are also in your main board), I'll be happy to take another look! However, some other cards you should consider (that I don't see in either list) are Emperor Mihail II, Murkfiend Liege, Simic Ascendancy, Kindred Discovery, and Guardian Project. A more more expensive card option could be The Ozolith, but I'd wait on that to see if you like how the deck plays after some changes.

Mortlocke on Atraxa, Angel of New Phyrexia [Infect Primer]

1 year ago

UltimateRoxas40 i'm always glad to see another Atraxa build as there is always something to learn from someone else's ideas. You have a great primer that goes into great detail, but perhaps a bit too much detail. Instead of discussing every individual card choice, maybe highlight them as combo pieces? For example:

[[Ezuri, Claw of Progress + Forgotten Ancient]]

I think it would read a bit better and really highlight card combinations. I see that your deck really leans into the +1/+1 counters, have you considered Ozolith, the Shattered Spire, Branching Evolution, or maybe even Doubling Season? The first two have great synergy with a good number of cards already in the deck - the aforementioned Ezuri, Forgotten Ancient, Simic Ascendancy, Sword of Truth and Justice, and Biophagus just to name a few. I only mention Doubling Season because you mentioned you want to dip into the Incubate mechanic via Brimaz, Blight of Oreskos. Not only will you get double the tokens, but you also get double the +1/+1 counters placed on said artifact tokens.

Grimyard on Jenara +1/+1

1 year ago

This looks really interesting and fun! It's a simple concept that seems to have a good amount of power and replayability with cards I was unfamiliar with until I saw them in your deck. Thank you for posting this!

Simic Ascendancy might be a good addition to the list if you can get it, assuming there's not an additional theme I missed. It's a win condition related to +1/+1 counters that can also make more +1/+1 counters for you.

Admittedly, I left it out of the deck I've been planning because, while powerful, it didn't really fit the theme I wanted (Myr) closely enough right now.

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