Nantuko Shrine


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Rare

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Nantuko Shrine


Whenever a player plays a spell, that player puts X 1/1 green Squirrel creature tokens into play, where X is the number of cards in all graveyards with the same name as that spell.

Nantuko Shrine Discussion

king-saproling on When Squirrels Collide

2 days ago

This is super cool!!! You might like these: Mantle of Leadership , Pollenbright Wings , Sigil of the Nayan Gods , Hope Against Hope , Heliod's Pilgrim (finds Squirrel Nest), Open the Armory , Fierce Empath (finds the Earl), Fungal Sprouting , Murder Investigation , Mercy Killing , Anointer Priest , Requiem Angel , Bramble Sovereign (interestingly, the Earl is not legendary, which means you can copy and populate it for multiple Earls!), Mimic Vat , Second Harvest , Parallel Evolution , Shared Summons .

I can think of more if you need :p Also I would take out Nantuko Shrine . I'd be surprised if you made even 1 squirrel with it.

flai53 on rainbow-squirrels! karona makes it possible

6 months ago

I love this deck.

I just don't see that the Nantuko Shrine at Commander's is very useful.

PartyJ on The Man,The Myth,The Mill | Persistent Petitioners

8 months ago

It's always a pleasure to see you pass by Daedalus19876. Card choices are becoming harder and harder and I already felt that the mana curve should ideally drop some more. Assembly Hall and Doubling Chant both share the burden of being too costly to cast. Where Pack Hunt does not have the impact other tutors can have and Nantuko Shrine and Arcane Adaptation do not help me get to victory faster. We have reached a point where it gets really hard to cut something for a card that actually means a mayor improvement to the deck strength. If I misjudged it, please point me on my flaws :p

Leyline of the Void however is one that could keep me away from a world of hurt. If only I knew which tree to cut... Maybeboard material for now, as there is always room for improvement! Thanks!

Daedalus19876 on The Man,The Myth,The Mill | Persistent Petitioners

8 months ago

Assembly Hall , Doubling Chant , Pack Hunt , Nantuko Shrine , and Arcane Adaptation seem oddly good here! Beyond that, I'd try to add more tutors to grab the support/untap cards :)

Also, Leyline of the Void and friends to deal with pesky Eldrazi titans!

Zauztopher on The Man,The Myth,The Mill | Persistent Petitioners

8 months ago

This is a really interesting list. I had been working on a Phenax, God of Deception list myself and struggling with card draw, something Damia addresses quite nicely. I have a couple of thoughts about your deck I'd like to share.

Looking at your draw spells, it seems to me that if someone was able to get a board wipe through you would be S.O.L., since most of it relies on either having a lot of Petitioners either on the field or in your hand. If an opponent were to wrath and put you in a position where you had neither it would be difficult for you to recover, other than playing replaying Damia and waiting a rotation. I would personally cut Villainous Wealth for Blue Sun's Zenith , if nothing else.

I would also cut Diabolic Tutor , which I feel is overcosted, and replace it with Secret Salvage on the grounds that it thins your deck considerably, and when you discard to hand (or to fuel Sphinx of the Chimes ) you gain the potential to have all of your Petitioners on the field at once with Bloodbond March .

It may just come down to personal preference, but since you are in green and therefor have access to land-based ramp like Cultivate I would run those over the signets and Fellwar Stone as lands tend to be much more resilient. Another of those "preference" things is that, wherever possible, I strive for recurring effects over one-offs. As such, I would suggest Phyrexian Reclamation instead of Eternal Witness .

Other cards that are viable in this deck but not really elsewhere in EDH: Nantuko Shrine Pack Hunt Locket of Yesterdays

TheRedGoat on The Man,The Myth,The Mill | Persistent Petitioners

9 months ago

I see others offering alt win cons and I can tend to agree that you have options. To that end I would introduce Nantuko Shrine or Duskmantle Guildmage . If you want to go for an extreme idea you can of course also look into the whole Coat of Arms tribal aggro style.

Other untappers: Intellectual Offering , Quest for Renewal , Turnabout (these're just good value).

Other pseudo resets for your board state: Mass Polymorph and Synthetic Destiny (tap your board, make a new board).

Other powerful draw spells: Sphinx of the Chimes (I mean, where else are you going to play it am I right?).

Third option: Arcane Adaptation and Xenograft (if you have infinite tokens that are all advisors, you only need one "Persistent Petitioner").

Suspect weak links: Both of your planeswalkers, Collected Company , and Fabricate (I say this without playtesting, but you do have black tutors available and all).

PowerElephant on Idea for a shadowborn apostle ...

1 year ago

Karador, Ghost Chieftain sounds like a great idea, he would largely mitigate my need for card draw, as instead of drawing tons of Shadowborn Apostles I could simply re-play the same ones multiple times. As well as giving me accses to some aditional amazing cards like the ones you mentioned, Aven Shrine, Nantuko Shrine. The only thing that bothers me with that strategy is the fact that it needs 3 colours. With so many Shadowborn Apostles in the deck, would 3 colours be too much? With only 2 colours I could easily have every land in the deck give me black mana, but with 3 that would be too cluncky, not to mention that it would make the deck much more expensive.

hyperlocke on Abusing Shadowborn Apostle

1 year ago

I run them in Abzan (Tymna the Weaver and Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa). It's absolutely amazing. With Tymna, I start drawing cards on turn 3, and if they have blockers, I can bring out Sidar Kondo.

The whole deck is drawing cards, saccing Apostles to different stuff and generating tokens in the process, finished off by a few Demons or Coat of Arms/Mirror Entity.

My favourite cards in that deck are Remembrance, Bloodbond March and Nantuko Shrine. They don't make sense in most other decks and they do a shit ton of work, here.

And now I'm gonna shamelessly plug my deck...

Apostles to Tokens

Commander / EDH* hyperlocke


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