Nahiri, the Harbinger


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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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

TzickyT on Budget Avacyn the Purifier; based on Daedalus19876

2 days ago

jakethewhale007 been building my own version of his deck also mine is a bit more expensive then yours probebly becous i got all the expensive artifacts Daedalus19876 but with the current state i enjoy playing a planeswalker other then Elspeth ( running Nahiri, the Lithomancer and Nahiri, the Harbinger ) stil i could recommand them in my opinion but an elspeth would be more intresting at the point of view becous of the avacyn like emblem

CinnaToastKrunch on Nayasaurus-Rekt

1 week ago

I myself was thinking of running a dino deck but stayed with my dragons lol, I think this deck has potential and some stuff can be swapped out. Idk if this is supposed to be budget , regardless definitely try and get some cards that are amazing staples/good editions like:

some of the swords, Mana Crypt, Nahiri, the Harbinger, Krosan Grip, Cavern of Souls, Descendants' Path, Chromatic Lantern, Scroll Rack, Cultivate,Defense of the Heart, Xenagos, God of Revels, Dragonlord Dromoka (ability is great), Elemental Bond, Reliquary Tower, Expedition Map.

These are all suggestions I have for my drgaons deck and I feel they can totally help make your deck not only faster but more efficient! Some are pretty expensive but definitely make an impact!

TheDuggernaught on Nahiri's Wrath

1 week ago

I am personally not sure that Ragged Veins and Spiteful Shadows are better than Boros Reckoner. I might concede that they are better than Spitemare though. But a 3/3 body that can trade with pretty much any creature in modern is not too bad. The 3 toughness for 3 mana is kind of meh, but Lightning Bolt is not as heavily played as it used to be. It still dies to a revolted Fatal Push and of course Path to Exile -- but most things do. I think the big thing that separates Boros Reckoner from the enchantment options is that it can actually do things by itself. It is a usable card by itself and only gets better with set up; whereas those enchantments really do not do much unless you have set up.

That being said, I do like the idea. I, myself, have played a little bit with a version running for Swans of Bryn Argoll, and Nahiri, the Harbinger (along with Emrakul, the Aeons Torn as an alternate win that also combos well with Nahiri's Wrath). Pinging both Swans of Bryn Argoll and Boros Reckoner with a Pyroclasm or Volcanic Fallout to deal 4 dmg to an opposing creature, 2 dmg to all my opponent's other creatures, and then draw 2 cards is pretty nasty.

xyr0s on This Card is Not Modern ...

1 week ago

Weakness of the triassic egg-deck is taht it needs 10 mana just for the egg to hatch, as well as tapping the egg 2 times. You can't really play the egg until turn 3 in modern, but you could make it turn 2 (manadork turn 1, Simian Spirit Guide turn 2. No mana to spare at any point here, and you've spent 5 cards out of your opening hand just playing the d*mn thing. That means very little defense - no protection against discard (in modern...), no protection against "destroy target egg", no way to get out of Pithing Needle-effects. Oh, and any counterspell, anywhere along the way, and it will take much longer.

But if it succeeds: Turn 3, tap. turn 4, tap, crack. Somewhere along the way, a creature tutor of some sort is needed. And you'd still need to not be disrupted by all of the above. Then you get your creature, and then you have this one turn for winning. Griselbrand? Not a good creature when you are low on life (which you would be). eldrazi titan? Not optimal either, leave the graveyard as soon as they get there, they lack haste and their abilities are triggered on casting, not on ETB. Darksteel Colossus seems better. But that can still be handled in a pile of ways, and it still lacks haste. So, all in all, if you go for as fast an egg as possible, you'll end up giving your opponent 4 or 5 turns to hit you as hard as they can, and you get to pretend being a goldfish trying to hatch a dinosaur egg while they do so. Good luck, goldfish, both with the egg and your survival.

Of course you could go with a longer-running plan - like building a control-shell and using the egg to hurry up your win condition. That would put the egg in comparison to Nahiri, the Harbinger. Also at a mana cost of 4. Also taking a couple of turns to work. But doesn't eat your mana while doing so. Also, and this is important for combofinishing, finding a threat in your library and giving it haste.

And then there is modern, where discard spells are almost as common as Force of Will in legacy, and sideboards always have good hatecards against artifacts (because affinity and lantern control) and graveyards (because grishoalbrand and dredge) and sometimes just randomly against combo. Plenty of good removal, and plenty of removal that circumvents the simple keyword protections.

There has to be a really good reason for playing this egg, rather than any other way of cheating creatures in.

N4kk1 on This Card is Not Modern ...

1 week ago

Triassic Egg Would be bad and see no play, simple as that. There is so much better ways to cheat creatures in the table.(Through the Breach, Nahiri, the Harbinger for example.)

And egg is so easy to destroy, every deck plays artifact hate in the sideboard.

Xica on YamishiTheWickedOne

2 weeks ago

Ok, so the list is what i thought + combat tricks.

In my humble opinion one should build decks against other decks that are expected to be faced with the said deck.
Before the banning of Splinter Twin instant speed was a lot more important.
At the moment, its great against some fringe decks, and marginal benefits against more popular ones.

That is why i think that certain powerful sorceries add more value, especially in midrange decks.
Collective Brutality is good against burn, as it effectively plays 3 good cards for the mana cost of one. That is an increase in tempo, even if at the first look the slower speed would indicate otherwise.

Removing planeswalker is really meta dependant, still if Nahiri, the Harbinger ultimate is a large part of the meta, i think its worth to have removal for the planeswalker. Even if its Dreadbore vs Terminate

I have nothing against Lightning Bolt.
I have problems with putting that card where it doesn't belong. If a deck has better removal available, and wins at instant speed, without dealing damage beforehand, why does it benefit from Lightning Bolt?
In such a case it seems to me that Lightning Bolt only functions as a sub par removal in that deck compared to Path to Exile or Fatal Push, in certain cases (against stuff like Gurmag Angler/Tasigur, the Golden Fang) even Vapor Snag can be a better removal.
And yes i play a Abrade over lightning bolt in one of my decks. However that deck must have answers for Aether Vial.As soon as bolt can remove noncreature artifacts, i will play only the "best card in red".

Lightning Bolt never being a dead card, because it can go to face is a lie - or misconception at least.
If you don't have early aggro (before the opponent is able to establish a board presence), or more than 4x Lightning Bolt - its dead.
As the only point of life that matters in this game is the last point.

DarkStarStorm on DarkStarStorm

2 weeks ago


Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is WAY too slow for even TRON to get out. The soonest they can is by turn SEVEN, and that's by getting EVERY Urza's Tower out of their deck. The odds of that happening are not high enough to actually prepare for. Reduce your mana curve to speed up the clock of the deck if you're worried about that. The only real modern decks that run her are the ones get her out with Goryo's Vengeance, Through the Breach, or Nahiri, the Harbinger.

Take out Hivelord, Legion, and Bonescyth Slivers and replace them with the full suite of Collected Company. It's too good NOT to use. Two 3-mana slivers are better than one five mana sliver.

Take out Sorin as well. He's too slow and doesn't synergize with what you're doing well enough.

Xica on Vampire's stay midrange

2 weeks ago


Currently the "instant speed" is highly overrated. Currently the format lacks threats that can only be dealt with instant speed.
An being able to destroy Liliana of the Veil, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, or Nahiri, the Harbinger is really strong, thus Dreadbore >>>>>>> Terminate

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