Narset of the Ancient Way

Narset of the Ancient Way

Legendary Planeswalker — Narset

+1: You gain 2 life. Gain , or . Spend this mana only to cast a noncreature spell.

-2: Draw a card, then you may discard a card. When you discard a nonland card this way, Narset of the Ancient Way deals damage equal to that card's converted mana cost to target creature or planeswalker.

-6: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this emblem deals 2 damage to any target."

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Set Rarity
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Frontier Legal
Standard Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pre-release Legal
Unformat Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Narset of the Ancient Way Discussion

SufferFromEDHD on Sevinne, the Chronoclasm Acid Flashback

1 month ago

Damn, dongerlord. Thanks for the thourough analysis. You are clearly going very competitive with your list (don't forget Extract!) where I'm trying to build ... an on theme 75%? I don't know what my list is but I like it. It's fun.

Underworld Breach fits under Sun Titan and grants massive utility. In.

Narset of the Ancient Way look at my list again and look at all three abilities. Fits the theme.

Scroll Rack is tech with Land Tax.

Whirlwind of Thought In.

I'm a huge fan of Surveyor's Scope but that exile clause... Needs Karn to make it viable.

Narset, Parter of Veils and Alms Collector interesting and brutal. I'm going to chew on this.

The rest of the stuff was for a different style of play and direction of control.

dongerlord on Sevinne, the Chronoclasm Acid Flashback

1 month ago

It seems like you're running burn as your wincon.

Here are some cards that might help.

Static burn: Harsh Mentor, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Ankh of Mishra, Manabarbs

Finishers: Acidic Soil, Price of Progress. Molten Disaster is a decent finisher you can consider with split-second and also acts as a board clear (you might try replacing Devil's Play with this)

Since these are symmetrical burn, you could also run Glacial Chasm and stall it out. This is also the most important land card to run with these mono red sorcery finishers. Your Pariah is also a god level card with this setup. You might also consider Heartless Hidetsugu as a combo with these 2 cards.

For more drastic changes, you can fix around your landbase to cut a lot of nonbasics and add basics with a load of fetchlands, such as Fabled Passage, Prismatic Vista, , Ash Barrens, Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, Warped Landscape, some Panorama fetches, and keeping Flooded Strand + Scalding Tarn + Arid Mesa. I have this landbase in another of my burn decks and its fully sufficient for tri-colour commanders. In white, you get access to Land Tax as well so it helps further fix your mana - although in my experience with this landbase I would say its not even necessary.

With a basic land landbase, it opens you up to more burn, such as Price of Progress, Burning Earth. It also opens you up to hard stax cards if you have a vendetta against someone: Magus of the Moon, Blood Moon, Back to Basics.


An alternative package you can consider with your wheels is Narset, Parter of Veils and Alms Collector to discard their entire hand. You already have Smothering Tithe as well. Psychic Possession is also insane with wheels as it lets you draw 14 off a single wheel.

I would also just add Underworld Breach because its straight up insane.

You can also try Mana Geyser for a super explosive turn by recasting it from the graveyard again.

Dack Fayden is both a ramp card and a way to dump cards into your graveyard.

Good old Blasphemous Act and Chain Reaction are 2 of the best board clears you can pair with Sevinne.

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip Baby Jace is a VERY good card with Sevinne. Helps cycle into lands/ramp early and lets you cast spells from your graveyard once it transforms into Jace, Telepath Unbound.


Some cards I see that you could also try cutting/changing are:

Land Tax - you can run ramp artifacts instead, such as Surveyor's Scope. Surveyor's Scope is an excellent card with many fetchlands as you can tap them to sac as a cost, then activate Surveyor's Scope for up to 3 basics untapped since your fetchland is no longer on the field. Or basically any other 2 mana rock will do.

Mirage Mirror and Scroll Rack - these cards are a bit clunky to use and you can do more with mana rocks instead.

I would consider Ral, Izzet Viceroy a bit too slow.

You should swap Jeskai Ascendancy for the new Whirlwind of Thought

You have a lot of single target protection - Momentary Blink, Lightning Greaves, Diplomatic Immunity. I would suggest cutting one or two because you can still tutor for it.

Narset of the Ancient Way SEEMS a bit slow (but I have't seen this card in action yet), so you could replace it with Narset, Parter of Veils

Ray of Distortion is pretty omega slow. You might want to try Aura of Silence or a simple Disenchant

Personally I'm trying to build a cEDH Sevinne burn deck haha! Thinking of also trying Thought Lash with Thassa's Oracle

Long live our Overlord Sevinne

Annexus on NARSET'S WAY OF A JESKAI MONK [cEDH Primer]

1 month ago

@smilodex Lol, just saw you aren't running the resonator. Truth be told, that card is nuts with Narset EM. Love it.

On Narset of the Ancient Way: you don't wanna run it. I already expressed my doubts and took it to a Cockatrice game in my list, cutting Narset T. Needless to say, it didn't perform. Best not include her, but could be an interesting pick for a more casually oriented crowd, which is not this deck.

A friend of mine suggested Winds of Change. Being a worse draw effect, but perhaps a better handscrew effect by not pitching into the yard, where many strats see their interactions,was the suggestion. Not entirely sold on this, but nasty with Narset PoVeils. Thoughts? Maybe a pick for the budget list, as it clocks in relatively low.

Also sorry for the many messages. Feel like more discussion and activity might attract others to join in.

smilodex on NARSET'S WAY OF A JESKAI MONK [cEDH Primer]

1 month ago

@Annexus:

dude you just try to win with 1-2 attacks. why should I infect my deck with Narset of the Ancient Way? I would rather play Narset, Parter of Veils, Dack Fayden, Narset Transcendent or a card which I completely overlooked Strionic Resonator. Sry mate: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/the-way-of-a-jeskai-monk-budget-1/

Annexus on NARSET'S WAY OF A JESKAI MONK [cEDH Primer]

1 month ago

@smilodex Maybe you're very right in that sense. I think UW Narset could just be better there. Even considering looking at Narset of the Ancient Way. Casting cost is a little scuffed, but she's making some good waves in constructed brewing. Could be worthwile to pitch several high costed spells in order to slow down/remove certain strategies, while also drawing. Might not be super great, but I feel it could have a role. I doubt it'll be a mainstay, but who knows.

The budget link is sadly not working. Could be on Tappedout's side?

BaneOfLordran on SuPeR FiReS

2 months ago

Titus7007
Hey man, as for me, I tend to play thru a deck a season and move on to the next creation. I enjoyed this one and did realy well and now that Ikoria is out I cannot wait to revisit it! I will update and keep you posted! So far considering Narset of the Ancient Way and Whirlwind of Thought.

Peace bruh

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

My favorite Planeswalkers are:


Huatli I mainly like for her Huatli, Radiant Champion card, and this is her set on Ikoria, personally, I'd rather her, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, and Mu Yanling on the plane, and have each of them be a tribal walker, rather than have Narset of the Ancient Way on the plane.

This would make Elementals more viable, I think, not just Temur Elementals, with 3 relevant walkers.

Ajani and Lukka as curve toppers in a Cats tribal deck would be cool. Maybe Mardu to include the Cauldron Familiar? Unsure.


Huatli, Advocate of the Dinosaurs

Legendary Planeswalker - Huatli

+2: Put a loyalty counter on Huatli, Radiant Champion for each dinosaur you control.

-X: Put X +1/+1 counters on each dinosaur you control. You may chose one of the following counters: first strike, lifelink, menace, reach, trample, or vigilance, and put one of them on each dinosaur you control.

-12: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your upkeep, create X 3/3 green Dinosaur creature tokens with Trample, where X is the number of Dinosaurs you control."

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I'd like to see another tribal walker, as described above

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