Anafenza, the Foremost
 
Community Rating:
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0
Community Rating: 4.100 / 5  (5 votes)
Card Name:
Anafenza, the Foremost
Mana Cost:
WhiteBlackGreen
Converted Mana Cost:
3
Types:
Legendary Creature — Human Soldier
Card Text:
Whenever Anafenza, the Foremost attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on another target tapped creature you control.
If a nontoken creature an opponent owns would die or a creature card not on the battlefield would be put into an opponent's graveyard, exile that card instead.
Flavor Text:
Rarely at rest on the Amber Throne, Anafenza always leads the Abzan Houses to battle.
Watermark:
Abzan
P/T:
4 / 4
Expansion:
Rarity:
Mythic Rare
Card Number:
163
Artist:
Rulings
9/20/2014 Anafenza’s first ability can target any tapped creature you control. That creature doesn’t necessarily have to be attacking.
9/20/2014 While Anafenza is on the battlefield, abilities that trigger whenever a nontoken creature your opponent owns dies won’t trigger, as that card will never reach that player’s graveyard. (Token creatures will still go to the graveyard briefly before ceasing to exist.)
9/20/2014 If your opponent discards a creature card while Anafenza is on the battlefield, abilities that function when a card is discarded (such as madness) still work, even though that card never reaches a graveyard. In addition, spells or abilities that check the characteristics of a discarded card (such as Chandra Ablaze’s first ability) can find that card in exile.
9/20/2014 Anafenza’s last ability cares only what the card would be in the zone it’s moving from, not what it would be in the graveyard. For example, if a land card you control becomes a creature due to an effect and then dies, the land card will be exiled. But if a creature card with bestow is an Aura when it would be put into the graveyard, it ends up in the graveyard.