Nath of the Gilt-Leaf


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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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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

AidanMcNay on Corrupted by Nature

1 week 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

1 month 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.

firecast92 on Stax deck needs some help

2 months ago

Anyway... a really fun stax commander i was once considering making before i realized it wasnt fun for others is Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, check him out before putting a target on your head with Brago

Shadowz6677 on Ultra Competitive Meren Stax - The Unholy Bible

2 months ago

I run a Nath of the Gilt-Leaf Stax deck, and I find that even if you run Meren, you still run Volrath's. Mainly because if you need to get rid of something to play everything out in your hand, you grab the card from your grave and cast. Boom, Recurring Rec. Sage. There are plenty of reason I could see cutting it, but to have redundancy especially with how much more Stifle Effects are out there now, it never hurts to have another card that does it.

Themysteriousone on Trampling Skullbriar

3 months ago

Hate to break it to you, but you can't use Vraska as a commander. Only certain types of planeswalkers can be used, and will say at the bottom that it can be used as a commander.

Might I recommend Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons or Nath of the Gilt-Leaf if you want to do a token type deck. Even Skullbriar, the Walking Grave if you want a aggro type deck.

Drew_64 on Please help refocusing my deck.

3 months ago


I have a Meren deck which is my "most worked on deck", but aside from the engine of the deck slowly wearing people down, the "one turn" win-cons are all variants of Nim Deathmantle loops, making it pretty fragile if that piece gets removed.

To try and break this up, i threw in Bloodchief Ascension, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, and Sadistic Hypnotist as a way to speed up the engine, to bring people low enough to be finished off.The problem is that this is feels very "thrown in", and apart from bloodchief ascension, the other two cards are pretty "meh" on thier own.

Can anyone advise either ways to make the main "combos" more robust (assuming the deathmantle gets exiled for example) or suggest some similar loops that are on theme for a reanimation feel?

Also recommendations on cards to cut in favour of suggestions is super useful too.

current combos:

Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle + Grave Titan or Mitotic Slime (+ 2 mana or a creature) generates infinite mana.This can be followed up with any of the following:

Spicy merenade

Commander / EDH Drew_64


theindigoeffect on Optimal Discard Spells for Damia, ...

4 months ago

Since Damia, Sage of Stone has built-in card advantage, I wanted to avoid slotting in card draw for myself and focus on creating card disadvantage for my opponents.

Basically, my deck will be divided into five parts: lands, ramp, card disadvantage, disruption/removal, and synergistic win-cons (mill, mass recursion, etc.)

I already have a variety of different discard cards in my possession, but since this isn't a hellbent deck, and I don't want to dedicate a large percentage of my deck to recursion, I'm thinking that cards like Necrogen Mists and Words of Waste would be better suited to the task than cards like Mindslicer. I know that Damia, Sage of Stone will replenish my hand, but I don't want to lose a much-needed card.

What do you guys think? Is discard even a viable strategy with Damia, Sage of Stone? I personally don't care for Nath of the Gilt-Leaf.

dsigsbee on

5 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion! I might play test cutting one then the other for Hymn to Tourach. I need to see if have land/mana-ramp issues, since the focus of the deck is playing Nath of the Gilt-Leaf. If this weren't a casual deck I would just cut green and elves from it entirely :)

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