Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Mythic Rare

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Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

Planeswalker

+2: Exile the top three cards of target opponent's library.

-X: Put a creature card with converted mana cost X exiled with Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver onto the battlefield under your control. That creature is a Nightmare in addition to its other types.

-10: Exile all cards from all opponents' hands and graveyards.

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver Discussion

IronDragoon on Panzerforge

5 days ago

Hey sir, I picked up your Vela Edlrazi EDH deck and then saw in the comments about some other cards you think would add a lot. I'm new to EDH so I'm not sure which cards to swap out for the following:

Command Tower

Diabolic Revelation

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

Coat of Arms

I super like the deck and look forward to using these to make it run better.

thom-le on Lobotomist for dummies

3 weeks ago

AND the MOST important card is Ashiok, Dream Render . So good in this deck (I chose to put in Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver flavorwise, but the Dream Render is obvious the better choice!).

chrclgry on *Insert Witty Mill-Deck Name Here*

4 weeks ago

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver and Mesmeric Orb are kinda all you need in modern to kill your opponent.

Caerwyn on Can You add a Plainswalker ...

1 month ago

This will work with Estrid's +2.

To start, Loyalty Abilities are activated abilities. Like all activated abilities, you pay a cost as part of putting the ability on the stack. In the case of a Loyalty Ability, that cost is adding or removing loyalty counters from the planeswalker.

Estrid's first ability does not target, so you can pay the cost (adding 2 loyalty) and put the ability on the stack, regardless of whether that ability is going to have an effect or not. The ability resolves, and nothing happens, but that's irrelevant to your question--by that point the loyalty has already been put on Estrid.

Notably, however, this will not work if the planeswalker ability requires a target AND there are no legal targets for that ability--you cannot activate a targeted ability (and thus cannot pay the cost of gaining loyalty), unless you are able to satisfy the targeting requirements.

In practice, however, that's not going to be a big deal--Wizards went out of its way to ensure the + loyalty abilities will almost always have a sufficient number of valid targets. This is done in four ways:

  1. The + loyalty ability will say something like "Up to one target" meaning you can choose 0 targets. This allows you to activate the loyalty ability with 0 targets, so you can still "pay" the cost of adding loyalty to your walker. Example: Huatli, Dinosaur Knight .

  2. The planeswalker's ability will always have a target because it can target itself. Example: Ajani Vengeant .

  3. The planeswalker might not be able to activate one of its + loyalty abilities due to lack of valid targets, but will have a second + loyalty ability that can be activated in the absence of targets. Example: Garruk, Apex Predator

  4. The target of the loyalty ability will be an opponent, since you'll always have an opponent. Example: Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver .

So, the only situation where a player can't activate at least one + loyalty ability is going to involve a loyalty ability that requires a target and a complex boardstate rendering all those targets unavailable. For example, if Leyline of Sanctity gives your opponent hexproof, you will not be able to activate Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver 's +2 ability due to a lack of valid targets.

Ice_Water on Personalized User Spellbooks

3 months ago

I won’t go into as much detail here, but here goes:

1) Traumatize - I love this card so much. It was the card I built around when I built my first real MTG deck. There’s nothing like milling half your opponents deck on turn five (rounded up of course!).

2) Fraying Sanity - This card comes at a close second because of course milling half someone’s deck is fun, but what if you could mill the whole thing in one turn?

3) Startled Awake  Flip - I used this in conjunction with Startled Awake (see above) and I once milled 52 cards in one turn. Talk about 52 pickup, heh.

4) Hero's Downfall - Because who doesn’t love instant speed planeswalker and creature removal for three mana?

5) Tome Scour - Loved turn one mill five, straight up ruins combo decks.

6) Languish - Some relatively cheap board wiping? Great removal vs. an established token deck boardstate? Hell. Yes.

7) Psychic Corrosion - I love drawing cards. I love drawing cards and having my opponent punished in addition to it.

My planeswalker I’d have run this deck? Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver or Jace, Memory Adept . It’s hard to choose just one in this instance since I used both for such a long time.

I look forward to seeing other’s choices!

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Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.03%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%