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Nahiri, the Lithomancer
Planeswalker — Nahiri
+2: Put a 1/1 white Kor Soldier creature token onto the battlefield. You may attach an Equipment you control to it.
-2: You may put an Equipment card from your hand or graveyard onto the battlefield.
-10: Put a colorless Equipment artifact token named Stoneforged Blade onto the battlefield. It has indestructible, "Equipped creature gets +5/+5 and has double strike," and equip .
Nahiri, the Lithomancer can be your commander.
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Nahiri, the Lithomancer Discussion
3 weeks ago
Yes the downside of using Sram for the Heirloom Blade Tutor Chain is that he himself must die and go to the graveyard, READ: NOT COMMANDER ZONE, but there are two creatures directly that can return him located at steps # 6 Devoted Crop-Mate and #8 Sun Titan in the tutor chain itself. Other ways to return Sram after Heirloom Blade:
The first three steps in the tutor chain, Sram, Senior Edificer -> Restoration Specialist -> Stoneforge Mystic, are a simple and very easily broken example, but it shows the concept and raw power of the tutor chain. Imagine at any time you had your commander and this one random cheap equipment, if your opponent used a card to destroy your commander, you get your dwarf girlfriend out of your deck for free. She sacs herself, returns an artifact and enchantment from the graveyard, and now you get a free SFM out of your deck. Grab that Sword of Light and Shadow and get that Sram back, enjoy that free SWORD TO SWORD TUTOR. How many times can you say my heirloom blade is a guaranteed sword of shadow and light. The creature list in this deck has this entire underground network of value that most people dont know exists, and wont unless unlocked by the power of Heirloom Blade.
After some more research I found things like Kjeldoran Outpost, Kor Duelist, Nahiri, the Lithomancer and Elspeth, Knight-Errant which meant I can reliably unlock the "Soldier" type, allowing me to tutor out soldier creatures from deck for free, which for mono white also meant unlocking "Human" and "Warrior", and all the insane cards there, but really also meant "Giant Warrior" Stonehewer Giant and Giant, Sun Titan, thus now allowing me actually being able to tutor every single creature out of my deck (theoretically) by having them form this "chain" of 1-shared creature type.
Ultimately the goal was to reliably be able to tutor out Sun Titan, because if you need something from your graveyard he can most likely get it back for you (49 cards cmc 3 or less).
Regardless, the concept is just hilarious to me that you can start with Sram, Senior Edificer and at best case scenario he can tutor out Sun Titan for you so there Is some guaranteed catch-all recursion for this deck. Its just this background, weird side-chain thing that really does random tutors or tron heroes more often than not, but with sheer amount of thought and planning it can line up to be one of the most value cards in the deck! At worst, its +3 dmg for 1 equip, and draws off Sram.
The tempo! The ablities! The lulz! For some silly card no one really uses, especially outside some tribal deck, it has the potential to break open this deck to a level of tutoring never seen before.
Sword to Sword Tutoring
Tutor Chain Option Sram
2 months ago
Things that should work well in the deck: Nahiri, the Lithomancer, Aura Shards, Fireshrieker, Worldslayer, Shield of Kaldra, Helm of Kaldra, Sword of Kaldra, Conqueror's Flail, Basilisk Collar, Godsend, Whispersilk Cloak, Quietus Spike, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Sword of Vengeance, Rishkar's Expertise, Open the Vaults, Krosan Grip, Auriok Steelshaper, Armory Automaton, Puresteel Paladin, Stonehewer Giant
Consider removing: Alms Collector, Stalking Leonin, Hungry Lynx, Jazal Goldmane, Leonin Arbiter, Fleecemane Lion, Phantom Nishoba, Temur Sabertooth, White Sun's Zenith, Curse of Bounty, Curse of Vitality
I think some of my suggestions for adding may already be in there but that just tells you they are doubly worth it :P There may be better options then some of what I listed so you might want to take a look here too:
2 months ago
I only run 3 auras, flickering is one of them. Its kind of what drew me to Sram in the first place since I used to run a mono-white enchantment Mesa Enchantress constructed. I agree though, more artifacts the better.
I wish I had a mana crypt for my sram i'd swap my sol ring, but beyond that I really just wanted you to look at mana reduction more. Its the key to breaking Sram consistently, but yeah def sub other cards first. Quadrastrike is hilarious, I was tempted to run it myself but its hard finding the slots.
Brutal, my meta is all board wipes didn't see it here so figured i'd shout out, its pretty decent. Watch out for those graveyard exiles too, my group is hard on that. Elixir of Immortality It also helps me not deck-out late-game which is a real issue with my deck, draws too hard for its own good.
Yes! No one uses/knows about this card! 1 equip, +3 damage, and you get a free creature back! You can use tokens from Nahiri, the Lithomancer to get a free Stoneforge Mystic or run an Elspeth, Knight-Errant for Puresteel Paladin. There are even lands that create tokens, there are embalm creatures that make tokens from the graveyard Trueheart Duelist.
I try not to proc the sword with Sram since he has to go to the GY, but there are ways around that, and I do have a nice chain set up with sram -> Restoration Specialist -> Stoneforge Mystic if needed. I know you don't run any enchantments, but atleast a few wont hurt. Plus Gryff's Boon comes back from the graveyard, so its perfect to counter your local mill strats.
2 months ago
Yeah, I encountered the problem with Everflowing Chalice a little while ago, it helped for a little bit but being unable to bounce it is quite the hindrance. It is on my replace list for sure.What about Thran Dynamo vs. Basalt Monolith?
2 months ago
Added Elspeth, Sun's Champion to the deck replaced Nahiri, the Lithomancer because this deck is more token-based than equipment based. If anyone knows which of the Ajani's would work in this deck, I'd love to add him.
2 months ago
This list was in need of some updates so I have made the following from the original posting.
Moonsilver Spear, Citadel Siege, Seal of Cleansing, Kemba, Kha Regent, Nahiri, the Lithomancer,Insurrection, Champion's Helm, Brass Squire, Sram, Senior Edificier, Vandalblast, Blinkmoth Urn, Hero's Blade, Gift of Estates, Rocky Tar Pit, 3 Plains
3 months ago
So I just realized that I read your comment on the direction you want to take the deck, and when I got to making suggestions, I completely ignored it. Thalia's Lancers I feel is a pretty good way to tutor up one of the "hidden commanders", or maybe even an equipment like Sword of the Animist, which is a great piece of ramp. Godo, Bandit Warlord is another equipment tutor. Finally, some of the best pieces of equipment support are Nahiri, the Lithomancer (recurs equipments and makes bodies to attach them to) and Stonehewer Giant (tutors equipments and attaches them to your stuff).
3 months ago
Oh wow, I'm sorry, your correct. I didnt actually read the bottom of Nahiri, the Lithomancer It cleaerly states that it can be your commander.
Currently, the official rules only allow for legendary creatures that are not on the banlist, but a handfull of planeswalkers (all from Commander 2014) include language on the card itself indicating they can be used as a commander: Nahiri, the Lithomancer, Teferi, Temporal Archmage, Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath, Daretti, Scrap Savant, and Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury. ( My bad)