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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|Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Narset of the Ancient Way Discussion
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.
I'm a huge fan of Surveyor's Scope but that exile clause... Needs Karn to make it viable.
The rest of the stuff was for a different style of play and direction of control.
1 month ago
It seems like you're running burn as your wincon.
Here are some cards that might help.
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.
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.
I would consider Ral, Izzet Viceroy a bit too slow.
Long live our Overlord Sevinne
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.
1 month ago
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/
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?
2 months ago
2 months ago
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.
2 months ago
My favorite Planeswalkers are:
- Kaya (Kaya, Orzhov Usurper or Kaya, Ghost Assassin, not Kaya, Bane of the Dead, which seems weird for her)
- Wrenn and Six
- Sorin Markov (Other Sorins are very cool, but I'm super happy to see him in monoblack again
- Serra the Benevolent, very cool design
- Mu Yanling and Tamiyo, the Moon Sage. I don't like what they did to Tamiyo, making her multicolored, so I'm happy to see her tempo style abilities put on a new walker, still an Asian woman, lol.
- Aminatou, the Fateshifter
- Elspeth (My favrorite representation of white's power)
- Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, I like him over .
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."
I'd like to see another tribal walker, as described above
- Ashiok - Nightmares
- Lukka - Cats
- Vivien - Beasts
- Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer - Elemental