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 (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

dsigsbee on Nasty Nath and The 8-Rack Elves

1 week 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 :)

tadium54 on New to commander - looking ...

2 weeks ago

Looking to get into commander. Unsure on the general I want, but I've narrowed it down to the ones listed below. If anyone has any experience (or a decklist for inspiration) either playing with or against the listed commanders, I'd love to hear from people

Animar, Soul of Elements, Sisters of Stone Death , Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, Sigarda, Host of Herons, Jenara, Asura of War, Sapling of Colfenor, Ulasht, the Hate Seed, Uril The Mist Stalker or Savra, Queen of the Golgari.

Thanks gang

asarov on Wheel Deck (Entropic Uprising Upgrade)

2 weeks ago

I have Nicol Bolas in this list because I opened one recently and this is the only EDH deck I have that is in grixis. My play group is fairly casual so I decided to include it because it seemed fun.

In all honesty, it has very little synergy with the main goal of the deck, and could very easily be replaced. I would recommend replacing Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh with a different card like Nath of the Gilt-Leaf or another alternative.

Thanks for your interest! I hope the list has been useful to you.

dbpunk on Ixalan Spoilers

1 month ago

Nath of the Gilt-Leaf players are going to love Raider's Wake. And I'm going to hate playing against it.

filthyc4sual on Testing Elves

1 month ago

You have few enough blue cards that I would just go for BG with Nath of the Gilt-Leaf.

Fyndhorn Elves and Arbor Elf are basically must haves in every elves deck. I would also recommend Wirewood Channeler, Birchlore Rangers and Joraga Treespeaker.

Wirewood Symbiote and Quirion Ranger, and Wirewood Lodge are good options to untap your elves.

I would get Elvish Visionary, Regal Force and Shamanic Revelation, Chord of Calling and Summoner's Pact for consistency.

Finally, I would add Craterhoof Behemoth and Genesis Wave as win conditions.

Here's my elves deck in case you want some more ideas:

Great Balls of Elves!

Commander / EDH filthyc4sual


MindAblaze on Prossh Totty

2 months ago

Skarrg, the Rage Pits is a nice addition to get Prossh through.

I went the "things die so let's benefit from it" route with a lot of my black spells so Zulaport Cutthroat, Blood Artist and Falkenrath Noble, as well as Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos and Butcher of Malakir.

If you want lots of tokens, Dragonlair Spider adds some guys, Mycoloth is powerful but slow and vulnerable, Mitotic Slime makes lots of extra bodies for one card and there's always the Nath of the Gilt-Leaf+Sadistic Hypnotist interaction. Hypnotist is good here anyway, as saccing Kobolds to destroy people's hands is always useful.

Karns_Pyromancer on Balancing Fun & Competitiveness

2 months 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

2 months 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.

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