The Great Henge


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Mythic Rare

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The Great Henge

Legendary Artifact

This spell costs less to cast, where X is the greatest power among creature you control.

: Gain . You gain 2 life.

Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on it and draw a card.

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The Great Henge Discussion

Magnanimous on Why does Wizards keep making ...

3 days ago

I think corporate greed does play into this but there's another more interesting factor at play. The core elements of the game, the color pie, card types, card abilities, normal card effects (counters, burn, pump, etc.), and the trade-offs of mana for power are changing.

The color pie has always slowly shifted, but now I think they're having trouble balancing the colors within the new color pie. The weakest color, white, got even weaker with green taking some of its creatures matter cards, black getting nearly exclusive rights on removal, the loss of its lands matter cards, and the loss of its taxes cards (and the intense synergy that other colors needed to function previously). This, and generally busted cards, make green and black the big winners of the new color pie, so any cards that push those colors slightly can make much bigger impacts on the meta than a broken red, blue, or white card.

Vehicles were added recently and WotC recently started pushing planeswalkers much more as a regular part of gameplay, so it's understandable that they might run into trouble with things like Copy Cat combo or the Copter.

Also, cards don't interact in the same ways they used to. So many new cards say uncounterable, creatures are more resilient, evasive, etc. changing how much a blocker or removal spell matters. Veil of Summer gives green an ability that is broken because it can't be interacted with traditional blue or black interaction and would never have been printed even five years ago.

The other major force in this is breaking the cardinal rule of mana for power. The beginnings of magic stuck pretty strictly to the 1 mana for a 1/1, 2 for a vanilla 2/2 and so on. The middle period realized that higher costs come with greater risks, so 6 for a 8/8 isn't busted. Now we have things like Questing Beast . Additionally, they took cost reduction too far with OuoT, The Great Henge , and Ghalta, Primal Hunger . So they rely way too heavily on old ways of thinking believing that they can continue to slightly push the boundaries and it'll be fine.

catmaster0 on 1v1 Arahbo cat tribal

4 days ago

I do not like Pouncing Jaguar , the echo is just too annoying and plenty of 1 drop cats exist. Glittering Lynx , Charmed Stray , etc. Pendelhaven tends to be better than a forest for these cards as well.

Lost Leonin can result in earlier kills than any cat opening and dramatic boosts from Duelist's Heritage and Silverblade Paladin similarly speed up kills. Combined with Lost Leonin you can occasionally steal a turn 3 kill. You might find Rhonas the Indomitable

I'm also surprised at the lack of Rancor and Steelshaper's Gift . Darksteel Plate seems slow and does little and Ajani, the Greathearted doesn't look remarkable.

Life's Legacy and Hunter's Insight create a remarkable amount of advantage and Lifecrafter's Bestiary is surprisingly effective, the scry is surprisingly strong for the deck given its natural redundancy issues and the draws just build up advantage.

Krosan Vorine is nice creature removal that happens to be a cat. You seem to be avoiding creature-based spot removal, which I find surprising to the extent you aren't even running Swords to Plowshares , which I guess was an intentional meta call.

A higher-curved call like Regal Caracal seems a bit slow for cat plays, I'd prefer The Great Henge , where a 5 power cat, (original power of 2 with Arahbo boost), gets it to be a 5 drop, or even a 4 drop with 6 power from those 3 original powered cats, etc.

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

1 week ago

Thanks SynergyBuild,

He is definitely the right answer, can also perhaps build some integration with Oblivion Ring and perhaps an infinite draw with The Great Henge or something, just can't remember what enables in the infinite trigger? Have to research, feel like its Fiend Hunter but maybe an alternative possible (maybe Felidar Guardian somehow?). Lots to think about and research here.

Excellent suggestion ++!

Courtney43 on Golgari Scales Aggro Copy

2 weeks ago

Mdmaster13 I'd like to hear your thoughts on this potential version of my golgari Scales deck, I haven't committed to the changes (which is why I made this copy to play around with lol) but these are things I'm considering.

Changes from the list I took to tournament:

Maindeck: -3 Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig -3 Blossoming Defense -1 The Great Henge -2 Pelt Collector +2 Experiment One +4 Barkhide Troll +2 Rhonas the Indomitable +1 Abrupt Decay

Sideboard: -4 Duress -1 Abrupt Decay -1 Assassin's Trophy +4 Transgress the Mind +2 Heroic Intervention

I ran into a few hands where Avatar of the Resolute couldn't enter with any counters so I wanted to add more early creatures with +1/+1 counters and more protection ON said creatures. Also Spell Queller was obnoxious and I wanted an answer so that's why I am opting for Transgress the Mind instead of Duress.

StoryArcher on Pioneer Mono-Green

2 weeks ago

Good morning, all! This is my first attempt at a deck for the new Pioneer format. I feel like I've found some really great synergy between cards like Beast Whisperer , The Great Henge and Evolution Sage . It plays like a Hardened Scales deck without Hardened Scales , relying instead on ramp and flooding the board with creatures who in turn trigger counters for other creatures.

Any recommendations for different creature inclusions are welcome, as are overall thoughts on the effectiveness of the deck. Thanks in advance!

Proliferate and Multiply

Lanzo493 on Gym Leader Mayael Wants to Battle

2 weeks ago

The Great Henge is awesome for Mayael. it immediately replaces its mana cost and gets card advantage with Mayael's ability. I also like Mosswort Bridge due to its ability to cast something big easily.

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