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

Daedalus19876 on It's Either My Way or The Hydra Way

5 days ago

I'm a fan of Ash Barrens, Forbidden Orchard, Crystal Quarry, and Grand Coliseum. Basilisk Collar and Bow of Nylea seem odd here - hydras are generally large enough that deathtouch doesn't overly matter. Possibly Land Tax? Great for giving you the colors you need. You might also like Defense of the Heart - it's one of the best creature cheaters.

Happy deckbuilding!

bookemdann0 on What the Deus...where'd my land go?

1 week ago

lagotriphaThanks for the helpful comment, many great ideas.
I'll try out the Satyr Hedonist and see how it plays, but the Elvish Mystic may work better. I made some changes using your suggestions, do you think that Hammer of Purphoros and Bow of Nylea are really needed? I like what they do but not sure if they fit.

Thanks again for the advice

Firebones675 on Mana Hydras

2 weeks ago

Let me start by adding to your problem by saying that with Umbral Mantle or Staff of Domination you can go infinite pretty easily. Your deck looks like it functions significantly better with yeva or omnath in play. Without them you get to untap your lands on other people's turns but you might not be able to take advantage of that. Just something to be mindful of. Anyways here are some cuts hope this helps:

Nature's Will: My selvala list (i can send you a link if you want but the focus is less on value and more on just achieving an infinite combo quickly) empties its hands pretty quickly and i think you might do the same. After the first trigger or too all this will do is tap down their lands and unless you are playing in a counterspell heavy meta, they can just cast their spells in response to the trigger.

Bow of Nylea: has lot's of abilities but overall not sure if it pulls enough weight.

Savage Punch as far as removal goes, I like Duplicant a lot better here. It's also easier to tutor for

Avoid Fate: Vines of Vastwood is generally better especially since the +4 power is relavent.

Stream of Life unless you have lifegain synergies or are in a very VERY aggressive meta straight up life gain spells usually arent great. If the reason you need to cast this is due to your opponents creatures, you would rather draw a card to deal with them rather than a card that buys a turn for you to draw that card.

Predator's Rapport: it's a lot more efficient but the same holds true for this one.

Clockwork Hydra as much as i love this card ((and believe me i do) it's honestly not the best hydra out there. It's pretty slow and inefficient.

Phyrexian Hydra if you get in one hit with him then it dies it will be pretty hard to deal anymore poison damage and did not lower his life total, your main path to victory.

Hooded Hydra you'd much rather have other hydras here. he's better in a token deck rather than one who wants the big body.

Kusari-Gama cool effect but you need to make cuts somewhere and i think you can do without this one.

Looking at your sideboard there are a few there i'd cut too but Archetype of Endurance and Courser of Kruphix should try to get in the main deck if possible

Bristling Hydra with no other ways to make energy, this isnt worth it

Nissa, Nature's Artisan a lot slower than the other nissas in the deck and doesnt do as much.

Seedtime Only good if your opponents are playing a lot of blue instants. Not all blue decks play counters so this could be a dead card you can't cast. If your meta is heavy blue i'd consider it, otherwise i'd pass.

Sprouting Phytohydra Other than being a hydra, this doesnt do much here. 0 power for five mana does not help selvala make mana

golgarigirl on

2 weeks ago

I would say, if you're going critters plus burn, I would start with Cryptolith Rite, Ashnod's Altar and Burn at the Stake as go-to spells that are (at least relatively) inexpensive pickups.

Buff them with Bow of Nylea, Soul of Theros, Ogre Battledriver, Gahiji, Honored One, Iroas, God of Victory, and Second Harvest.

And further advantage can be taken to draw cards and kill things with Perilous Forays, Mentor of the Meek, Garruk's Packleader, Impact Tremors, Warstorm Surge, and Bygone Bishop.

From there, add a little ramp, and make a bunch of tokens, maybe add a little populate for seasoning, and go!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Phyrexian Proliferation of Power

3 weeks ago

If it were my deck, I might take out Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Verdurous Gearhulk, and Bow of Nylea (in that order). My reasoning is that you aren't really an aggro deck so I don't think you can fully capitalize on Drana. I am not a fan of Verdurous Gearhulk in EDH unless you plan to consistently bounce it. Traditionally I am not a fan of the Bow, but I can see its usefulness in this deck.

Possible replacements from your side board would be the two tutors Bring to Light and Wargate to increase you decks consistency

or more card draw in Rhystic Study and Prime Speaker Zegana for the same reason.

I personally really like The Mimeoplasm in this deck as well, especially since you can reanimate it with some of your cards.

Hotrod73700 on JRR Token

3 weeks ago

cldennis89 i don't know about Joraga Warcaller being an infinite loop because it doesn't put counters on other elves it just gives them 1+1+. also a lot of times you can just drop him for one mana as a boost for Elvish Archdruid and then use Bow of Nylea to put a 1+1 counter on it each turn to slowly boost your elves late game.

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