Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Theros 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.

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Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver Discussion

Mermaidsheep on Milling in the name of...

23 hours ago

first of all u must diside if u will go all mill or creatur mill.

And sorry to say Traumatize is too slow for both. Hedron Crab is a must combo it with fetch lands or if u are on budget Evolving Wilds: for the full mill way i can say Mesmeric Orb: Breaking: Curse of the Bloody Tome: Thought Scour: Memory Erosion:the non budget ones Glimpse the Unthinkable: Archive Trap: Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver:u can also go tokens mill but that is a another storry

UnleashedHavok on Sorry, but they have to go, YES ALL OF THEM!

4 days ago

Don't really have anything to add..... I like your build. I really like that you have Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver in here, I feel like she doesn't see that much play and I like her a lot. I have been thinking about building an EDH mill deck for a while, and have a Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker sitting in my binder waiting.

RingweMakil on Budget Dimir Control

1 week ago

I wouldn't suggest her anyway, she's horrible with countermagic :P

4 Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver is surely too much. Drawing too many is bad; the card does nothing against a lot of decks such as Affinity/Infect/Burn. Why not play something like a Jace, Architect of Thought, Ob Nixilis Reignited, or Tamiyo, the Moon Sage to have win conditions that you can play in addition to Ashiok, but still get value/CA/more removal?

If we're doing Dragonlord Silumgar, you've got to do Crux of Fate. Flavour win + doesn't kill your own guy + cheaper than Finale. 4 mana is ideal for a sweeper, of course, but barring that owing to budget - though MM17 reprints should help with Damnation - Crux is the closest we can go.

Consider Fatal Push, Far / Away, and Geth's Verdict as replacements for the removal you have now; particularly Curse of Chains and Last Gasp. Instant speed edicts are very powerful, and Push is an obvious not-too-expensive upgrade over the Gasp. Murderous Cut, Hero's Downfall and Dismember are also not particularly expensive, and are all better than Doom Blade.

Consider Deprive for countermagic. It's a tempo loss, I'll grant you, but it's unconditional. Alternatively, just play Countersquall or Negate. I'm just not sold on Rune Snag, is all, but I could be very wrong, and perhaps the card has performed really well for you? Some small number of 3 mana countermagic like Disallow and Dissipate might not be the worst either. Yes, I like Dissolve, but scry 1 is not as important as exile or Stifle against Eldrazi, planeswalkers, etc.

Think Twice over some number of Telling Time and Divination. Instant speed, allowing you to hold up countermagic; 2 for 1, resilient to countermagic - def. seems like an upgrade over your current card draw spells. Also with regard to card draw, Jace's Ingenuity is a better restock spell than Divination. Instant speed draw 3 is quite good, and it is also sadly the best non Ancestral Vision option in the format. Further consider Shadow of Doubt. The card is backbreaking if you time it right, and worst case scenario, it replaces itself.

You don't want to scoop to resolved walkers, nor do you want to scoop to artifacts/enchantments; Hero's Downfall can take care of the former, while Engineered Explosives with a manabase of fetches and shocks is the best Dimir can do for the latter in Modern. That said, Ratchet Bomb can do a reasonable Explosives imitation a good deal of the time. Also definitely consider Extirpate in the board. It's not as expensive as Surgical Extraction but in a draw-go shell is arguably more powerful. It is also one of your only few ways to interact with graveyard based strategies since you don't have much direct exile or Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. While the traitor I would recommend absolutely, I understand he is perhaps too expensive for what you have in mind.

Last, but not least, AEtherling. A lot of Modern decks concede to a resolved Aetherling.

With regard to the manabase, consider Sunken Hollow, Creeping Tar Pit, Temple of Deceit and Darkslick Shores as potential replacements for Evolving Wilds. Tar Pit is the only non-budget suggestion in that list, with the other lands being fairly cheap, and powerful in their effects. You should also be able to accommodate no small number of Ghost Quarter, which may shore up the Eldra/Tron matchup and give you better play against manlands from Raging Ravine to Celestial Colonnade to Inkmoth Nexus, and utility lands in the form of Gavony Township, Academy Ruins, etc.

I've been tinkering with Dimir in Modern for over a year now, and have perhaps spent a touch more time on the archetype than perhaps is healthy. :D I'm sorry about how long that was, but hopefully this is helpful!

Zerraphon on Karametra God of Goodstuffs

1 week ago

Ah Alright I feel you! I'm in love with my walkers cause they are fun to me, but I see why people hate them, I know in my playgroup my boyfriend and my friend play Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver and as a Karametra player I Loath that card, for ovbious reasons, and it typically gets hated out rather quick. lol! I do have a question though, How effective do you find Eight-and-a-Half-Tails, theBruna, the Fading Light and Gisela, the Broken Blade sisters? I've thought about adding them into the deck but unsure of their effectiveness...How many times have you proc'd the Academy Rector? would you prefer it over Enlightened Tutor?

TiagoMourao on Esper Gifted Brains *PRIMER*

2 weeks ago

aeonstoremyliver, unfortunately, they do give me a hard time. There isn't much to do, though, as I can't seem to find a way to improve the match up. Surely, something like Aven Mindcensor would be nice, but I think it's too narrow... There is Ceremonious Rejection, to consider, too.

I've seen people splashing Crumble to Dust as a way to try and help themselves, but honestely I don't think it is worth it, as it is most likely coming down after they've assembled Tron.

Against non-Eldrazi variants the Countersquall comes in and maybe Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, since Fatal Push and Inquisition of Kozilek look so bad...

Against the Eldrazi variants I tend to bring the Disenchant, Path, Timely Reinforcements and Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver.

IANBAWS on Team Pavlov

2 weeks ago

I think we were all sad Theros came, what a horrible set. The only thing that saved it was Hero's Downfall, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, some of the Gods and devotion.

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