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

tysrob53 on elves

15 hours ago

yes Talara's Battalion is essentially a three drop but is better than wren because wren if it's going to take make a big impact on the opponent will be the first to die which as i've said is just a waste of space, and you have even said that most modern decks especially jund has lots of removal. so wren is useless and i would prefer the 1 Bow of Nylea because it gives everything deathtouch and added mana abilities. Copperhorn Scout is meant for the early game where you want as much ramp as possible because this way Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves and creatures used from Heritage Druid can be used twice in 1 turn.but i do see where you're coming from about them.

Skulloelegy on Ex Gonna Give It To Ya

4 days ago

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I'm not overly worried about any revival, but Patriarch's Bidding might be nice at some point. I have plenty of ways of getting back my creatures and recycling them.


While the Lifelink would be nice, 4 mana for it isn't worth it when I only plan to use it's revival ability very occasionally. Look at Bow of Nylea -- It has a litany of useful abilities for 2 mana. I was on my list for a while though, so depending on what others recommend, it might go in.

tysrob53 on elves

4 days ago

ZzZ3DemonAngelZzZ thank you for your suggestions but the goal of the deck is to have smaller low costing creatures and flood the board so that the opponent cant win. and i based this off the winning deck from GP Charlotte 2015. i did originally look at Elvish Champion but i determined she doesn't really help that much because with all the removal she is the first one they try to take out straight away if it affects them in any way. and i've also looked at all the cards you suggested but decided against them. and the reason i don't run Wellwisher is that the Bow of Nylea can gain me life and also do so much more. and i know Wellwisher would gain me more but it still takes another lightning bolt to kill me each time.

2_Trainz. the reason i have Eternal Witness is in case they take out something that i need for the win and Fauna Shaman is there to help with the toolbox aspect of the deck where if i need something i can search for it without using one of the dedicated search spells in the deck. i don't run 4 Heritage Druid because it is really slow at the start if you don't have the right hand and i also don't want to take out a more important card to add 2 more. Reclamation Sage is needed main board because if you look up MTGTop8 and look at the meta game, affinity and other decks that use artifacts or enchantments are quite prevalent. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is very helpful in elves for the reason you mentioned "elves like to dump there hand". but to be honest that isnt true. the sideboard is still a work in progress. Khalni Hydra works amazing in this deck because with the amount of creatures i have i can normally get it for 0-3 mana for and 8/8 with trample. and because they will want to get rid of that fast you can easily make some stealthy plays that win the game. Bow of Nylea is in there for many reason, one being that it can gain me life and anothere being that the deathtouch really slows down and stops a lot of decks because my 1/1 can now kill there ?/? creature. i have considered Lead the Stampede but ultimately decided that Collected Company is a better option because Collected Company puts them straight onto the battlefield which means i have more mana for better things. Heritage Druid is fine as a two of because you would never want more than one on the battlefield at a time anyway and if i need it i would serach for it. i did originally have Joraga Warcaller in the deck but i replaced him with Khalni Hydra because normally the hydra means its game and i can normally cast it for cheaper. the reason i don't run Wren's Run Vanquisher is because that means i have to replace one of the other 2 drops in the deck and personally i would prefer either to draw a card, stop my opponent or get 2 creatures for one. i am going to add Elvish Champion to mainboard as a one of because it can really help in some matches and in others it still gives an anthem affect. thank you for your suggestions, i hope you enjoy the deck and if your planning on building elves look at the winning elf deck from GP Charlotte.

2_Trainz on elves

4 days ago

Eternal Witness isn't worth it in my opinion. It's to slow, and you should rely on drawing a new version of what you want not paying three to get it back, then playing it.

Fauna Shaman is slow, and you have to lose something in your hand, which can be a problem, because Elves like to dump their hand.

You should run 4 Heritage Druids it's really good, and lets you do a lot.

Reclamation Sage isn't a card you should keep on your mainboard, it's way to often that he'll end up as an expensive 2/1.

I also wouldn't run any Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx it just isn't worth it, and doesn't do enough.

I also don't think it's worth it to run Razorverge Thicket for one card on your sideboard, that is situational.

Khalni Hydra is odd, but I have never tried it, so idk.

Bow of Nylea could be okay, but I'm skeptical its worth it, as it doesn't speed you up or make you more resilient.

You should consider Lead the Stampede for draw, Elvish Champion (sideboard) as an additional lord and against green matchups, 2 more Heritage Druids, Joraga Warcaller for more elf pump, and Wren's Run Vanquisher for cheap deathtouch (Having it on a blocker is way more useful than only with attackers)).

Gidgetimer on Help with Xenagod EDH

5 days ago

Your deck looks pretty solid, but I would add in Nylea, God of the Hunt, Primal Rage, and Bow of Nylea. I like having multiple ways to give all my creatures trample and attacking creatures having deathtouch does funny things with trample. I am also a fan of Heroes' Bane because I focus on having one creature at a time out and it gives a mana sink as well as getting absurdly large quickly.

lords2001 on Anafenza wants to beat you up.

5 days ago

Honestly, the only way to really make your commander work is to send her to work, as you are basically not running wipes meaning her exile will only work when your opponents fill up their graveyards.

Solid, but not enough people run dredge to guarantee a success rate.

So you need your commander and your creatures to live. Bow of Nylea is a good start.

A Selfless Spirit and a Eerie Interlude will also give you options against your opponents wipes.

To keep Anafenza alive, I would suggest Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Darksteel Plate etc.

Take a look here and see popular cards for this sort ofa deck. You don't need to take them all, but I really think +1 tokens with some commander suitability thrown in is the best way to go

DaringApprentice on Shelter of the Shifting Wastes

1 week ago

The following 16 cards were in 27% or greater of 328 Anafenza, the Foremost decks ( and were also in Daghatar the Adamant decks (

Command Tower, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, Corpsejack Menace, Swords to Plowshares, Cathars' Crusade, Duneblast, Sun Titan, Dragonscale General, Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Elite Scaleguard, Champion of Lambholt, Path to Exile, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Bow of Nylea, and Mikaeus, the Lunarch.

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