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Nahiri, the Harbinger
Planeswalker — Nahiri
+2: You may discard a card. If you do, draw a card.
-2: Exile target enchantment, tapped artifact, or tapped creature.
-8: Search your library for an artifact or creature card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. It gains haste. Return it to your hand at the beginning of the next end step.
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Nahiri, the Harbinger Discussion
4 days ago
KongMing brings an interesting point that I'm not sure has been established: "Almost any fetch land (...)"
I know I am taking this out of context, but there are a ton of cards that tutor without exactly being thought of as a "tutor".
Lands are also tutors. Literally all Fetch lands, including Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse , not to mention cards that search for lands such as Expedition Map , Sylvan Scrying , Tempt with Discovery , Reap and Sow , etc.
Heck, we even have Planar Bridge which is just an all-around basic tutor engine.
Then we get into Planeswalkers such as Nahiri, the Harbinger , Samut, the Tested , Garruk, Caller of Beasts , Tezzeret the Seeker , Sarkhan, Dragonsoul , Sarkhan Unbroken , and Liliana Vess to name a decent portion of them.
So "tutors" seem to be a lot more expansive than just the basic 1 - 4 CMC black sorcerys we are use to thinking of. To ask for an "archetype" that has none of these as well as the vast swath of unmentioned cards is actually kind of backbreaking to build. You purposely have to go out of your way to not at least consider some type of card in some kind of color(s) to assist you with. At that point, you're really building more of a challenge deck to test your skill as a deck builder, such as a "one-word tribal" or "goofy hats matter" deck.
It can be done. I'm sure there are tons and tons of decks out there that don't have a single tutor in them, but at the same time those are probably going to be mono-colored decks that have some sort of serious draw potential or so much duplication in terms of cards they select that they don't really NEED to find anything because it's probably going to be right there on top. Decks like this include: Aristocrats, Burn, Ramp, & Zoo.
At least, that's my thoughts on the matter. Either way, it's a good discussion to have as it helps set the tone on how to explore other hub ideas in the future :)
6 days ago
------ Not Viable for DCMD, Extremely slow or just bad to the bone... 20HP mate...
++++++ Gucci 80% - 100% + played cards in Jeskai, Also Auto-includes!
42 Lands GucciBass
12 Obvious DCMD cuts but okay for the slower MTGO1v1Cmdr :
1 week ago
PlaysWithFire: "Nahiri currently has a form of graveyard matters in the delirium"
Are you talking about Nahiri, the Harbinger who tutors out Emrakul, the Aeons Torn ? Dilirum cares about the number of card types in your graveyard, correct? Specifically four different types? If that's the case, I haven't seen this deck yet.
Do you have a deck you can link so I can check this thing out? :)
2 weeks ago
Black can also be for reanimation and tutors. Angel of Despair is a good Orzhov Angel and Rune-Scarred Demon is a good Demon. With Kaalia you play a lot of high CMC creatures because her ability lets you cheat these creatures onto the battlefield. There's however a drawback when playing so many high CMC creatures, it can make your overall deck's mana curve clunky to play, but you'll have this problem with any Angel deck because many Angels have high mana costs. If Kaalia is getting to attack and you're getting to cheat creatures onto the battlefield then you're in a good position. This is however not always the case thus want back-up plans, other ways to take advantage of high CMC creatures without Kaalia. Build your deck in a way that you're not completely relying on Kaalia in a game.
Reanimation can be a back-up plan. Ways to get high CMC creatures out of your hand/library into your graveyard and then onto the battlefield. Or ways to reanimate your dead creatures or even Kaalia since she will be a prime target for opponent's removal. Some options are:
- Animate Dead
- Karmic Guide
- Emeria Shepherd
- Nahiri, the Harbinger
- Buried Alive
- Faithless Looting
- Tormenting Voice
- Demonic Tutor
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Diabolic Intent
Another back-up plan is ramp especially Signets and Talismans. High CMC creatures have high mana costs which ramp can help with to cast them without needing Kaalia. Low CMC mana rocks (0-2 CMC) also help to ramp into Kaalia which is good. Some options are:
- Sol Ring
- Talisman of Hierarchy
- Talisman of Conviction
- Talisman of Indulgence
- Rakdos Signet
- Orzhov Signet
- Boros Signet
- Fellwar Stone
- Mind Stone
- Knight of the White Orchid
Other back-up plans can be other ways to cheat high CMC creatures onto the battlefield or combo finishers. Some options are:
- Quicksilver Amulet
- Sneak Attack
- Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel
- Aurelia, the Warleader + Helm of the Host
With Kaalia you want lots of protection and haste enablers because you want to be able to attack with her the turn you play her and you want to be able to protect her so she can do this. Some options are:
- Mother of Runes
- Giver of Runes
- Grand Abolisher
- Swiftfoot Boots
- Lightning Greaves
- Defense Grid
- Boros Charm
- Dragon Tempest
- Mass Hysteria
Kaalia can provide a lot of value especially if you can successfully cheat a high CMC creature onto the battlefield the turn you play her then you're in a really good position in a game. For instance with Kaalia cheat Aurelia, the Warleader onto the battlefield. Aurelia gives you another combat phase thus another creature can be cheated onto the battlefield with Kaalia because she gets to attack again.
1 month ago
This is a late BUMP.
While I'm working on my Yidris CHAOS deck, I might have found a loophole for Planebound Accomplice . What it is, it should be obvious, Aminatou Style. Just added Shalai, but I'm at risk to truly finish my Superfriends/Avengers Deck. Even more so, I'd Appreciate if anyone can find any ideas for targets for Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , & Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast despite the request rejected each & everytime. I have Rings of Brighthearth , Mana Rocks, A Vat of possible Garruk Chopping , & that's it. Should I cut said Walkers? I'm stunned people told me to cut both Nahiri, the Harbinger , & Xenagos, the Reveler from this. Even Chandra, Torch of Defiance where her 2nd loyalty ability adds loyalty, & adds ; resulting in mana ramp. So, I'm actually giving up on the Saheeli & Daretti debate, cut those, & add 2 or all 3 latter Walkers. I dun suppose this is for the best? Everyone hated these Walkers anyway, & the latter 3 are far better. I'll either be back to (4 Squares showing different security camera shots.), or forced to cut 1/4th. Maybe flipping 26; considering Planebound Accomplice (Thanks, cdkime; I suppose we're not as much like Eric Foreman vs Gregory House after all; actually, I have no idea how my Colors, even adding for Grixis even relates to ol' Greg at all. Even in the Rakdos Part, I only am this when such uncontrollable urges of Mature Content must be quelled & is exclusively for JP ideas. & Dimir must be how I know so many franchises nobody here even heard of; & me trying to learn more, even if I have to loaf around to do this. Oh, & my Aspergian Status Partly Derive from this (Narset's Center color is , though my mentality also seems to drive from Dimir. I'll tell more about my inner darkness later.).). One last thing; how do I edit a previous comment? I was going to edit my first post in my Ezuri deck after having quite the disagreement w/ someone...
1 month ago
@SP3CTR3_chelts: Well, even though I'd like to see some stuff from Modern Horizions that's Avengers (Superfriends in Layaway Plans in Lynn terms.) Friendly, but sadly, the only real Idea I have right now, based on all this, is a true Sliver Tribal Deck... & we haven't even crossed the 100 card mark yet (It's confirmed has a Walker, & a Legendary Creature; maybe the same is true for the other Monocolors?). Oddly, some others would say these suck, even though some of the Better Walkers don't have to rely on an Ult. to be good. Two that people hated are Nahiri, the Harbinger , & Xenagos, the Reveler ; The former Rummages, & exiles targets, & the latter creates High amounts of mana, & can even make a 2/2 in a pinch. But... Bottom line, my mind is on whatever nonlegendary artifacts that can be used w/ Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast , & Saheeli; nah, I only joking; It's Lazav. XP . I guess I could put in Shalai, Voice of Plenty , but I'm trying to trim to 100, not add more problems. Your opinions?
1 month ago
Hmph. Very well. The "Not Gruul-Colored God" is dead. Also decided to cut Freyalise again. Now, here's what I've been thinking all this time. If we're referring to the last (Or the first of three last cuts.); I've ben thinking long & hard as crap, & here are the Walkers that I put on Garruk's Chopped by a giant Axe Cut:
Ral Zarek : This one's tough. After cutting Nahiri, the Harbinger (Even her 2nd Loyalty Ability is way better than Vraska, Relic Seeker in which her targets are exiled. Though Mana Ramp from Vraska kept her here in her stead.), having a way to tap & untap all in one ability, but having a Lightning Bolt esque ability is to underwhelming; especially against Her as she stops all non-combat Damage; now how can Mono- Burn decks have any use w/ her around at all? Then there is his ultimate; the only way he can assure you one Extra Turn at least. But you can't call the flip; instead, you'd have to pray your ass it lands on heads at least once. Chaos, & Superfriends are not good here at all. Why WotC didn't make a Mono- Legendary Planeswalker yet that can assess all problems w/ the truly random chances Chaos Decks have (Especialy if it's Mono-; the color w/ the most amount of CHAOS based Cards.)?
Thus why Ral #1 starts off the list of cuts.
… & is also the last. Aminatou, the Fateshifter was initially a big part of the deck, but after a child got chopped, so too did Felidar Guardian . So many good cards got chopped, & they actually had use; not sarcastic. That said, as some of the other Walkers' effects require tapping them either by Ral Zarek , or even Tamiyo, the Moon Sage , hell would occur when such things that require them to be tapped to strike at them; & such cards are no longer in the deck list, Meaningless Burn, & a Chaos Effect that's much riskier than even Mana Crypt , these three reasons (Backed up by the fact one reason each represents a Loyalty Ability.) is why I'd cut Ral, the Self-Electrodominated Baka Yarou that can't burn anyone anymore . I've yet to go any further to find two more cuts. But I'd like your opinion on this, PhotogenicParasympathetic. I don't think I can make beyond 30, so... Any thoughts?
1 month ago
@Mortiferus_Rosa: Obviously, the above post is targeted to you. I'm trying to cut all I can; but what's next?: Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast , & Rowan, Hated by All ? Since I added Angrath, Captain of Chaos + Crawlspace , my tokens actually will be harder to kill because of this Angrath. At this point, 25 is all I can reach. Tamiyo, the Moon Sage 's Ult actually would help w/ Tamiyo, Collector of Tales , Nahiri, the Harbinger doesn't even need her Ult. to be good; eg Rummaging, & Exiling Spot Removal. Just Garruk Wildspeaker 's +1 (Notice the "+" as it actually increases loyalty.) allows Mana Advantage via Untapping Lands; or do you think Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner can do any better all at once? I just need more Repeatable ability uses; either Flicker based, or something else entirely; but I can't think of anything else...
Oddly enough, Karn, Creator of Argentum, (re)Named to Mirrodin by Memnarch & what's left of his memory via Memnites, (re-re)Named to New Phyrexia by 5 dumbass Praetors that need to end their hatred, even using 3, 4, & 5 Colors as allies. > Stony Silence ; & here's why. Karn #3 (Not counting Karn, Silver Golem .) can just use his +1, & you don't have to change your Artifacts to anything else. Effectively giving you a free 1 Loyalty Counter increase. (Deadliest Weapon? Grammar? something Zexion/Ienzo might use? Kei "Chaos" Asuma's Photomancy (Light Manipulation) Tome that can summon a Lizard-like creature of the same Void Base as the others of Under Night IN-BIRTH? NVM...)
Actually, now I think about it, Serra the Benevolent would be a Badass Oldwalker just having even one creature token in play; implying Sliver Queen again. I might need a good way for a "Jank" Infinite mana Combo with Yanggu #2; or does he deserve the chop?
All that said, I'll have to take matters to my own way for now. This'll be hard as hell for me to see what I can remove for walkers alone... Oh, & I used some nicknames as jokes. XP
Nahiri, the Harbinger occurrence in decks from the last year
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