Nath of the Gilt-Leaf


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Lorwyn (LRW) 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

DrukenReaps on What Would G/B Elves Do?

2 days ago

I don't know how much direct support elves have in black but you could certainly run some of the usual black token pieces. Elves love making tokens....

I would probably go with Nath of the Gilt-Leaf or Rhys the Exiled. Of the above mentions these are the most elfy and both benefit from cards like Grave Pact and Zulaport Cutthroat. going also gives you Cover of Darkness so that is nice for a token swarm if that is how you choose to build.

pskinn01 on What Would G/B Elves Do?

2 days ago

Nath of the Gilt-Leaf - goes forced discard route.

Rhys the Exiled does life gain, with cards that benefit by sacrificing creatures like Grave Pact.

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord likes big beefy creatures that get sacked for benefit.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari likes sac outlets and mass token generation.

With all elves, ramping is included.

You can go other routes with non elf commanders. Like I have seen a Tasigur, the Golden Fang deck with a elf theme.

greyninja on Decks you want to play ...

3 weeks ago

I had a very competitive Narset, Enlightened Master edh deck for a while. I'd either be up against seemingly unending counter-magic or sac/destroy effects and never do anything, or the deck would go off and take all the turns or infinite combat phases. Basically either I won immediately or lost immediately. It wasn't very fun for friends and ultimately myself. I took it apart to build a more fun-based four color deck

The build that I have probably 90% finished but can't seem to finalize is Nath of the Gilt-Leaf. Same thing; I imagine it won't be very fun for friends. People don't like discarding their hands to death lol

The_Ninjurai on Baby Come Back

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions Osbert! I originally had Nath of the Gilt-Leaf in the deck to go with a discard the opponent strategy, but decided to try some self discard instead. Those are great suggestions if I feel like going that route though. Forgot Primal Surge and Genesis Wave existed, but since I don't have as many enter the battlefield abilities I don't think they will go in the deck. You are right those two are great for most Muldrotha decks. Also, Genesis Hydra.

Osbert on Baby Come Back

3 weeks ago

Yeah we have very similar builds, but you are missing all of the fun Disco action with cards like Oppression, Painful Quandary, Words of Waste, and Necrogen Mists. Make it hurt with some Liliana's Caress, Megrim, and Raiders' Wake (I'm only using the latter because it's self activated). I thought Muldrotha was the perfect leader for my mass collection of elves so Nath of the Gilt-Leaf and Sadistic Hypnotist (honorary elf) fit in my list quite easily and cause people an abundance of pain. Also I'm surprised not many people are catching on... but every Muldrotha deck needs a Primal Surge because who doesn't like puking 1/3 of their deck into play for 10 mana. On a similar note, Genesis Wave also works, but its a bit more recursion friendly as you just mil the instants and sorceries.

ersatz_olorin on Praise Nebuchadnezzar!

4 weeks ago

Just to add on a bit to what I mean about not going all in on discard: Nebuchadnezzar's effect is really supplemental to the deck rather than central. If you want to build a discard deck, there are much better commanders (namely Nath of the Gilt-Leaf) which serve that purpose much better. Nath is better b/c rather than only generating discard he also benefits from it, making him much easier to build around. This is why I chose to include some cards that synergize heavily with Nebuchadnezzar, but did not go all in.

TLDR: There are better commanders to build discard decks with, so I went in a different direction.

AidanMcNay on Corrupted by Nature

2 months ago

You want much more discard, as that'll help you generate as many elves as possible with Nath of the Gilt-Leaf. Certainly include Deadbridge Shaman, as it synergizes with both, but I think you want to include many more cheap, early-game discard spells, as otherwise, you're not really getting as much value out of Nath as you could be.

Disciple_of_Doran on Elf Bois will be Elf Bois

3 months ago

First up, Wellwisher isn't Modern Legal, so... you'll have to drop that one.

Second, If I could suggest anything for this deck, it would be to drop Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, and Fog. You're elves, you already have one of the best strategies against aggro decks - a ton of big creatures.

I'd replace them with Elvish Champion and Nylea's Presence, a combo that not only pumps your elves and can help ensure you get black mana, but when combined can make all your elves unblockable by enchanting an opponent's land. Maybe double down on your mana ramp and throw in some copies of Arbor Elf for the rest, or some Joraga Warcaller for something to spend all that mana on.

Also, if you chose to take the above route and have the cash, trading out Harmonize in favor of Collected Company gives you instant speed elves for free. It won't grab your new enchantment or more copies of itself, but other than that all cards worth finding it will.

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