Bow of Nylea

Bow of Nylea

Legendary Enchantment Artifact

Attacking creatures you control have deathtouch.

1G, T : Choose one -- Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature; or Bow of Nylea deals 2 damage to target creature with flying; or you gain 3 life; or put up to four target cards from your graveyard on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Bow of Nylea Discussion

Argomok on Nissa's Gym

45 minutes ago

Servant of the Scale and Bond Beetle also play really well with Avatar of the Resolute, letting you have a 4/3 reach trample on turn 2. This also works with Simic Initiate, who can give you a 5/4 on turn 2 at the cost of losing a 1/1.

Bow of Nylea is a good sideboard card for the really really grindy matchups where you have mana to spare, it's also good against Burn.

Cytoplast Root-Kin is an interesting 4-drop that gives you an additional buff to creatures when it enters the battlefield, but I think Abzan Ascendancy is better, since it semi-protects against boardwipes.

Genesis Hydra is also cool because it basically gives you a free card in this deck if you cast it for X = 3. Or you could run Hooded Hydra, which functions similarly to Hangarback, but I would advise against running both Genesis and Hooded in one deck.

Necroplasm is an interesting card with the capacity to grow infinitely if you give it a +1/+1 counter before its third trigger.

Predator Ooze is just hilarious but 3 green is a lot, and exile effects or Dismember are still around.

Scavenging Ooze is always good,

Retribution of the Ancients is an interesting card that gets around indestructible, but more removal is probably just better.

Witchstalker is also good.

Sorry, mega card idea dump.

heinrichdk on Does double strike and deathtouch ...

5 days ago

If i have a 4/4 Savageborn Hydra and a Bow of Nylea in play and i attack the defending player has a 5/5 creature he blocks will the hydra kill it on first strike or will he kill the hydra in normal damage and if i give my hydra trample can i assign 1 damage to the defending creature and the other 7 to trample?

Gepetto on Domri's end

1 week ago

I know you mentioned you were on a budget, but I strongly suggest trying to pick up a few Copperline Gorge for this. I love the idea of Domri Rade, and also I love the idea of a Loaming Shaman, even over something like Bow of Nylea because of it enters the battlefield effect. Fulminator Mages will settle back down to about $30 dollars I think, but I do suggest picking them up once you see a drop. I'm holding off on certain purchases for now because nobody really knows what is in store at the pro tour. Nice build though keep up the good work! I'd really also suggest Krosan Grip for the sideboard, it might seem innocuous, but has great utility against things like tron or affinity. Cheers!

number61971 on Tiny Anafenza - From Budget to Awesome: A Journey

1 week ago

I love cheap decks! For $8, you have an excellent little deck. Where you take it will depend A LOT on what you want to focus on. But I think that no matter what you do, Abzan Charm is almost an auto include.

If you want to do more with the +1/+1 counters theme, consider things like (in no particular order): Abzan Falconer, Hardened Scales, Travel Preparations, Common Bond, Bow of Nylea, Gavony Township, Champion of Lambholt, Fleecemane Lion, Avatar of the Resolute, Fertilid, Inspiring Call, Solidarity of Heroes, Retreat to Kazandu, Bond Beetle, Champion of the Parish, Mikaeus, the Lunarch, Hunger of the Howlpack, Slitherhead, Thrive, Warden of the First Tree, Ordeal of Heliod, Drana, Liberator of Malakir.

Of course, there's a gazillion hydras that could fit this theme: Managorger Hydra, Primordial Hydra, Protean Hydra, Vastwood Hydra....

Abzan colors contain the Orzhov subset, so lifegain, lifedrain, and graveyard recursion are all themes worth exploring and incorporating, depending on your taste. Basilica Screecher, Tithe Drinker, Syndic of Tithes, Kingpin's Pet, Blind Obedience, Suture Priest, Blood Artist, Vampire Nighthawk, Vizkopa Guildmage, Vault of the Archangel, Drana's Emissary, Phyrexian Reclamation, Behemoth Sledge, Loxodon Warhammer, Armadillo Cloak, Chalice of Life  Flip, Sun Droplet, Oversold Cemetery, Eternal Witness, Athreos, God of Passage, Font of Return. I'd recommend Glissa, the Traitor if you end up playing with enough artifacts/artifact creatures.

There are a few cards that combine multiple themes. Kitchen Finks is super annoying for opponents when combined with +1/+1 counters. Karlov of the Ghost Council can quickly lock the board in your favor you gain a lot of life and/or can otherwise put a lot of +1/+1 counters on it. Martial Coup is hilarious combined with Blood Artist and Abzan Ascendancy. Deathrite Shaman is an incredible general utility card. Scavenging Ooze is another graveyard hate card. Great control cards include Pernicious Deed, Gaze of Granite, and Abrupt Decay.

White is probably the most well-rounded color. There's lots of utility to be mined, depending on what you think you need to balance out the deck. You can never go wrong with an Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, or Swords to Plowshares.

Have fun and good luck!

fndeadude on GP Detroit meta questions.

1 week ago

I will be playing a Pixies Stixs deck (Lantern Control) at the GP Detroit in march, the meta is looking more and more aggro. From Fish to Affinity to Naya zoo. Everyone and there mother is running hate for Affinity and GR Tron, and most of it hits my deck, so I am wondering what cards to run in my side board?

would only use Kozilek's Return for the devoid on a Ancient Stirrings, not the recurring affect.

Suggestions are welcome! Thanks guys!

moolfreet on Restore Balance To The Force

1 week ago

MrJohny, I like your thought. Perplex has to be good in a Restore Balance deck, it is versatile. I can think of a lot of situations in which I would have been very happy to draw it.

It tutors:

Used against an opponent counterspell to protect Restore Balance, means getting at least another counterspell out of the way, maybe the opponent's hand

I am going to try it

moolfreet on Restore Balance To The Force

1 week ago

I personnaly prefer using Bow of Nylea over Mistveil Plains because:

  • putting balance on bottom of library is usefull in end game, 1or2 bow is as good as 1 Mistveil Plains + 2 fetchs

  • Terramorphic Expanse is better fixing than Arid Mesa, and despite all borderposts, getting the right colors for the cascade spell is difficult

  • you don't need the 2 spirit token to activate

  • you can activate it with Blood Moon in play

DarkRequiem on Jarad Commands the Dead

1 week ago

Sorry, guys. Had a very long day today and am quite tired. I'll have to check your decks tomorrow with more detail.

In a very quick glance, I'd remove the planeswalkers. I'd also remove Dark Deal, Despise, Drown in Sorrow, Duress, In Garruk's Wake, Smallpox, Seek the Horizon and Bubbling Cauldron. That's 11 cards.

In place of those I'd add Archfiend of Depravity, Bonehoard, Bow of Nylea, Deadbridge Goliath, Death's Presence, Golgari Signet, Necromantic Summons, Terra Stomper and Ulamog's Crusher, from your Sideboard. 9 cards, leaving 2 free slots so far. Seriously, I'd get some of the stuff you got on your maybe.

On a side note, do you buy the dual decks and the commander decks? Although a bit expensive, they do come with stuff you might enjoy and save you the trouble of buying singles.

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros Rare


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