Najeela, the Blade-Blossom

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Mythic Rare

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Tokens

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom

Legendary Creature — Human Warrior

Whenever a Warrior attacks, you may have its controller create a 1/1 white Warrior creature token that's tapped and attacking.

: Untap all attacking creatures. They gain trample, lifelink, and haste until end of turn. After this phase, there is an additional combat phase. Activate this ability only during combat.

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom Discussion

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-$T4KS) 京

4 days ago

Hi , @pato_mtg . Thank you for your Question!


So the reason I do not run Crop Rotation right now is that I don't feel it is truly 100 % necessary as a must have mainboard card just for its one-time use... When used Solely for explosiveness that ultimately could still get you nowhere while it doesn't advance our lock in any way nor does it provide us with a turn 2 Derevi just seems Redundant to me... It Could also end up being a very very dead draw at some points in the game for just a "single-use-1-land-fetch" compared to Weathered Wayfarer in our longer grindy games which this deck aims for anyway or after the occasional Mass land destruction occurs ( Ravages of War ) :'( ...

But then again I've had success with it as well before by gaining quick access to Gaea's Cradle with some dudes out and a Yisan, the Wanderer Bard in play or finding me Forsaken City to fuel my Stasis -Lock... While it can also give you card draw trough Horizon Canopy or soft counter a Wasteland / Strip Mine type effect finding you a replacement... I mean there is nothing wrong with running it and sure has some uses... It's an excellent card to be sure. but my Problem with it has always been the sheer disadvantage of losing card + Land Advantage and the possibility to have it be countered instead. losing all your tempo for just explosiveness is not my playstyle as I'd rather look at plays to keep my opponents from winning at all!


I am pretty aware of most Combo creatures and threats for us that are hard to deal with. But just one effect like this doesn't feel right and Chances (%) are so slim of you having this at your disposal and it being castable as well... I do run effective removal that is also a little more grindy in the form of Ulvenwald Tracker ... I've become a huge fan of this card as you can force Derevi or other creatures heck even Dorks to smash into a Hermit Druid for example... Most of these combo creatures are very low toughness. Or the ability to keep removing Dorks and such is also very effective.

As a creature heavy deck, most combo decks won't get through to you that easily by aggro either or go for aggro at all anyway as that is mostly not their go to win condition... I mean we can eat Tymna the Weaver or Najeela, the Blade-Blossom all day unless you're facing a lot of reanimator or Toolbox threats like Yisan that you need to deal with at instant speed... Yeah, then I'd side it in too!

If you could actually share or talk about the number of times this saved you from specific things that would definitely be interesting to take in consideration for other people looking for flex slots, or talk about the cards that force you to run this?!


With a deck so packed with hate towards artifacts and enchantments, I feel this only really becomes truly necessary over something like Aura Shards if an opponent managed to slip through your Stax and resolve a crucial combo piece which surely happens from time to time... Especially after the Aetherflux Reservoir and Paradox Engine / Iso-reversal prints... It could fit in the deck instead of Aura Shards easily. The Only reason I haven't had to do so yet is because of grindy cards that allow me to take piece by piece...

Sure I've died to Aetherflux Reservoir while having Stony Silence + Null Rod in play and losing both with a bunch of other Stax in play... But I mean Nature's Claim would then still need to be just that right card at that right moment with such a low chance (%) being the card you draw or get access to every game for just its single use...


Hope that was of help and explained my thought process behind not running them in the current iteration for the time being. (Subject to Change according to meta or personal needs anyway and all of them are in my Sideboard explanation in the Primer!)

(Ya win some ya lose some :'( , But consistently wise I prefer the Grindy setup that aims to remain effective over the one time uses.)

BMHKain on Would you rather die to Najeela or Ultimates?

1 week ago

@Jbubbarb: (Gleams like Fuko Ibuki)

Sugoi! (Awesome!) I never thought of making a Superfriends deck w/ Najeela, the Blade-Blossom in the first place. Usually when I use stuff like Sliver Queen , so many seem to believe having defenses for your Walkers is extremely important; in my case, having Tokens. Though I might have gotten some inspiration from you to make a Next-Gen Superfriends Deck; but I'll have to wait until I get 4 things done:

  1. Make an Anti Animar, Soul of Elements deck.
  2. Keep working on a Vorthos deck based on my trials about the #MeToo movement (I'm really sorry for bringing this up. I just wanted my thoughts to be kind to the movement while bringing my point across; I'm self-confessing that I'm failing on this...)
  3. Work on ANOTHER Vorthos Deck based on Crimsoness; a 3-Minute visual Novel w/ a female protagonist, & her rage to destroy the Earth.
  4. I've always wanted to run a CMDR deck w/ Experimental Frenzy as a major part of the strategy. I'll ask from there. If I get an answer of interest...
  5. I'm working on it if need be... XP

I ADORE this Superfriends deck, sir. Even the likes of TolarianCommunityCollege abhors Superfriends, Planeswalkers in general, & think they should've been Sagas in the first place; which is further insult to injury as Sagas die after the 3rd Lore Counter. I digress though; this is the stuff of legends; & you really deserve that Upvote. Congratz! ^-o

AjaxSlumbering on Nikya'll Kikya

3 weeks ago

So CheapCanadianrototype, my local meta is heavy combo and aggro, with Ghave, Guru of Spores , Athreos, God of Passage , Najeela, the Blade-Blossom and Edgar Markov and no control at all. Thanks for the other suggestions though!

coltron518 on Does Neheb the Eternal give ...

3 weeks ago

cdkime: its also important to note that in this specific example, there is no 3rd main phase. Najeela, the Blade-Blossom only gives additional combat phases, not additional main phases.

coltron518 on None

3 weeks ago

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom does not give an additional main phase, only an additional combat phase immediately after the normal one. she states "after this phase, there is an additional combat phase". the "this phase" refers to the current combat phase that you are in when you activate her ability. so there is no 3rd main phase in this scenario.

The_Epic_Dog on Does Neheb the Eternal give ...

3 weeks ago

You attack your opponent with Neheb, the Eternal . They don't block and take four. You activate Najeela, the Blade-Blossom after damage. At the beginning of your first post-combat main phase, Neheb triggers and adds four. You don't attack during the second attack phase. Do you get an additional four mana in your third main phase because of Neheb?

The_Epic_Dog on None

3 weeks ago

You attack your opponent with Neheb, the Eternal . They don't block and take four. You activate Najeela, the Blade-Blossom after damage. At the beginning of your first post-combat main phase, Neheb triggers and adds four. You don't attack during the second attack phase. Do you get an additional four mana in your third main phase because of Neheb?

Thomasin4413 on This is The turn That Never Ends

3 weeks ago

have you thought about changing commanders to Najeela, the Blade-Blossom ?

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