Nath of the Gilt-Leaf


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 Rare
Lorwyn Rare

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Nath of the Gilt-Leaf

Legendary Creature — Elf Warrior

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may have target opponent discard a card at random.

Whenever an opponent discards a card, you may create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token.

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Nath of the Gilt-Leaf Discussion

Karns_Pyromancer on Balancing Fun & Competitiveness

3 days ago

With some decks, this is harder to gauge. Take Nath of the Gilt-Leaf for example. He's expensive, but adds removal to elfball decks while cutting down on the speed. He also runs disruption.

I picked him up in a trade & spent about $50 building his deck from scratch with a bunch of dorks and discard, like Oppression/Creeping Dread. (I think the most expensive AND powerful card is Genesis Wave.)

The issue? It's not a fun deck. It's wildly consistent, wildly fast, super strong & unbelievably resilient. It's not tuned. It's not running more than four tutors, all of which are used to flat out end the game or gain card advantage.

How fast is it? T3 Nath almost every game. Last time I played it, I cast Dark Deal with Birchlore Rangers & Nath onboard, then Genesis Wave for X=10, then cause my opponents to discard their hands again then pass. The game was over next turn.

This is not something I tried to do when building the deck, but Nath is a subtle monster.

lilgiantrobot on Erebos, God of Discard

4 days ago

The thing about discard is that even if you're only hitting one person with it, everyone knows after that target you'll have to find another. Especially if you're basically running discard tribal. Thats just the drawback of the strategy, you're going to be archenemy (well, graveyard decks will love you). Its part of why mono-B isn't discard focused as much as multiple colors, where you get effects like Nath of the Gilt-Leaf.

Make everyone discard, have lots of ways to kill things they land and aim at you, and add in Living Death/Rise of the Dark Realms as a wincon. That seems to be the winning plan for mono-B discard.

Karns_Pyromancer on Top 10... Elves

6 days ago

Nath of the Gilt-Leaf & Bloom Tender should both be on any top 10 elves list.

enpc on Combo wambo who has the ...

1 week ago

Don't. Just don't. If you're going to build a stax deck, then use something like Nath of the Gilt-Leaf or Meren of Clan Nel Toth to fight hte whole table. But here it sounds like you're trying to build a salty "screw over one person specifically" deck. Why not just combo off and win?

RingoDingo92 on Nath of the Gilt Leaf

4 weeks ago

This looks like a pretty solid build of the traditional elf tribal Nath of the Gilt-Leaf deck you often see. How well does the strategy run for you?

RingoDingo92 on Golgari Elves

4 weeks ago

Yaaaaas, Shaman of the Pack! I love that card. Considering a Nath of the Gilt-Leaf or Rhys the Exiled EDH deck just because I love that card so much. Simple, to-the-point Modern deck. Good stuff, man!

Flagellum on Gitrog Monster or Ishkanah, Grafwidow?

4 weeks ago

Gitrog is a lot better than Ishkanah in terms of competitiveness. However, it comes down to do you want to combo or aggro? Neither of those two will be very "original" par se. Mr. Frog relies on the Dakmor Salvage loop and Ishkanah is limited to spiders for the most part (and not a well-supported tribe). So Hypnotoad will let ya win a lot more than Ishkanah, but you might step on your friend's toes. But between the two I'd go for the horny toad. There are other Golgari generals you could run.

Other Golgari generals of note:

Meren of Clan Nel Toth is another Golgari general who is great, but also overplayed. Glissa, the Traitor, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf stax, or Varolz, the Scar-Striped for your dredging + scavenge needs. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord is another one but is very mana intensive.

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