Nahiri's Machinations

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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Nahiri's Machinations

Enchantment

At the beginning of combat on your turn, target creature you control gains indestructible until end of turn.

: Nahiri's Machinations deals 1 damage to target blocking creature.

Nahiri's Machinations Discussion

Optimator on Dig Up Her Bones

1 month ago

Yeah, your list looks great. Seems a little light on interaction but that might be inevitable considering how many dinos you need to run and the ramp spells to support them. Rite of Passage is some sick Enrage tech!! Crush Contraband is a great new card. Glad you included Runic Armasaur --seems awesome. I count twelve ramp and discount cards and that's probably where you want to be! It's a lot but dinos.

I know your slots are tight but here are some cards worth putting in the memory banks/maybeboard.

Duelist's Heritage is half-price since the reprint. Might be worth considering. Double triggers and no equip cost, after all. Small upside of being usable in political ways.

I know it's not cheap but Smothering Tithe is great in this deck. Land Tax obviously too.

True Conviction would be castable for you if you're looking to upgrade later. The lifelink might be great since your strategy is a bit slow to start.

You might want to consider putting Swords to Plowshares and/or another instant-speed removal card for when Polyraptor and Marauding Raptor start to combo because without stopping the chain the game ends in a draw. Being 1 CMC is very attractive since you've likely cast a spell once the chain starts.

Nahiri's Machinations might be a good budget way to use your commander liberally. Also worth noting would be Prowler's Helm and Trailblazer's Boots . Key to the City and Manifold Key too.

Kinjalli's Sunwing seems worthy of consideration. I now you're going for Enrage-tribal but the effect shouldn't be underestimated. Worth putting in the maybeboard IMO.

Colossal Majesty is a good one for this deck (most likely). Don't forget Harmonize

Where it me I'd include one more silver-bullet board wipe, like Planar Cleansing , Cleansing Nova , Austere Command , or Hour of Revelation . If you're worried about your enchantments you could do Hallowed Burial or Descend upon the Sinful .

Since you're running so few artifacts it might be fun to include some hosers like Stony Silence , Creeping Corrosion and Shatterstorm (my favs), or Fracturing Gust . Pulverize is on-flavor! By Force and Vandalblast are good too. There are tons of other great interaction cards but with so few slots and with all your ramp you may as well go for the big ones. Purify is good but you may want to keep your enchantments around. Seeds of Innocence is a funny one. Collector Ouphe is good but it's not a dino and it'll probably get killed by your Enrage stuff. Rampage of the Clans is a fun new one. Slight flavor fail though.

Wear / Tear , Ancient Grudge , Destructive Revelry , Hull Breach , Nature's Claim , Unravel the Aether , Deglamer , Dust to Dust , Return to Dust , and Ray of Distortion are solid in case you need something

landofMordor on A Fun Narset Deck (No, Really)

1 year ago

Zurgoltron, thanks for your comment, friend! I may have been a little misleading by my $5 price tag -- I meant that I spent $5 on new cards, while the rest was random, seemingly unplayable junk from my collection. I bought stuff like Sunforger and Sigarda's Aid, and also jammed old bulk like Into the Maw of Hell, and it slayed in my casual playgroup to the point where it got a little boring for me. Unfortunately, that means it's been 3 years since this deck was a Voltron build, and I couldn't reconstruct it exactly if I tried.

However, judging from your username, I'd guess you have the basics of a Voltron strategy down to where you wouldn't need my actual list for the basics. I think Narset's real innovation comes when you realize that she can cast complete haymakers (think Star of Extinction, Omniscience, Indestructibility and friends) for free, so your CMC only matters if you can cast her, then keep her alive for a single combat. If you cast Nahiri's Machinations to swing and get two or three CMC>6 hits with her ability, you shouldn't need to worry about much after that except getting hated out.

I hope that helps a bit. In addition, I'd love to take a look at whatever list you've been brewing up and provide feedback based on my Narset experience! Cheers!

pummelhuff on

1 year ago

I suggest to add Kor Cartographer even if it isn't a soldier but being able to put plains into play seems very useful in R/W. Burnished Hart and Myriad Landscape can help as well if you have ramp issues or want to focus more on emeria or high mana cards. Unfortunately the last two cards might be too slow.

If you add some more equipments like Lightning Greaves for the angels (other protection might be Nahiri's Machinations but I don't think it is as good if you have many tokens / little creatures), Taj-Nar Swordsmith might be a good inclusion. Marshal's Anthem might be good for the tokens + revivng creatures.

How good is Gleam of Battle? It seems very expensive for what it does.

KingRamz on Unbreakable: Kimmy Schmidt

1 year ago

I enjoy the concept. You need more lands, though. You are never casting 11- and 12-drops off 29 mana-producing lands and three mana rocks. I assume those Islands are supposed to be Swamps. I'd cut the Sword and Helm of Kaldra since you just need the shield for indestructibility. Maybe Angelic Overseer also, since you don't have many Humans and your commander isn't human, either. Myriad Landscape, Temple of the False God and Shrine of the Forsaken Gods would be good adds. Plus more dual lands. And mana rocks.

I also only see like three board wipes, and only one of them kills lands! Where's the Obliterate and the Jokulhaups? Bearer of the Heavens? Hour of Revelation! Akroma's Vengeance! Blow it all up!

Some other indestructible (or pseudo-indestructible) enablers: Gift of Immortality, Nahiri's Machinations, Frontline Medic, or Legion's Initiative. I like Valorous Stance too, because it fits with the theme and can also kill something if you need something killed.

Epidilius on Ixalan Park [Pet]

1 year ago

I'm making a Gishath too, what do you think of these cards:

Planar Bridge - Yeah, it's 8, but any permanent goes onto the field

Lifecrafter's Bestiary - Scry and draw

Nahiri's Machinations - I imagine this working best when my opponent has a 1/1 deathtouch and I want to attack with Gishath. Can also trigger enrage

Tilonalli's Skinshifter - I'm on the fence about this one, tbh

Somberwald Sage - Same here, because it's a 0/1, but it ramps pretty well

Pathbreaker Ibex - Another way to win

Arlinn Kord  Flip Her flip side gives both trample and an emblem with "Win the game"

Samut, Voice of Dissent - Another haste enabler and gives one creature pseudo vigilance. I also like running two or three legendary creatures that match my colours, so that might be clouding my judgement a bit.

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard - Tutor/ramp

I would also like to propose a new theme song: https://youtu.be/428IyxSfsls

Jythios on How will Nahiri's Machinations Trigger?

1 year ago

If I was to attack with Aurelia, the Warleader (triggerring a second combat phase), while Nahiri's Machinations is on the battlefield Will Nahiri's Machinations trigger at the beginning of each combat phase or just as I begin the First Combat phase of the turn?

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