Nath of the Gilt-Leaf


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders 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

Raknamadak on Raknamadak

1 day ago

My heart beats green but bounces between black and blue when the mood strikes me. Currently running Rishkar, Peema Renegade as my mono green commander. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord as my Green/Black Golgari Commander, with Nath of the Gilt-Leaf leading an elf tribal discard deck that I am working on. Edric, Spymaster of Trest leads my Simic commander deck, but I often wonder if maybe it would be better in the hands of Prime Speaker Zegana..

JonClark on Plain old elves

1 week ago

thanks AIOSDev05. i didnt think Drove of Elves, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, or Immaculate Magistrate because i feel like the other win conditions are better and i didnt like Elvish Harbinger because it just seemed too slow.

AIOSDev05 on Plain old elves

1 week ago

I would advise the use of Drove of Elves, Jagged-Scar Archers, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, Elvish Champion, Elvish Harbinger, Immaculate Magistrate, and probably an Elvish Mystic or two. Rhys the Redeemed is another typical go-to if you don't care about cost which, it appears, you do not.

It is curious that the majority of your deck's cost comes in the form of lands and off-color sideboard cards rather than putting some of the really heavy hitting elves in the deck.

theindigoeffect on Commander for a beginner

2 weeks ago

Teneb, the Harvester seems like a really expensive recursion engine: Phyrexian Reclamation does the same thing for 1/3 the cost.

Nath of the Gilt-Leaf seems more efficient at putting creatures on the battlefield. He's also not a scary, flying 6/6 beatstick and is less likely to get removed on sight.

Duke.Fleed on Yidris Storm Buttkicking

2 weeks ago

since its a commander deck this took me a little longer, sorry. I also have a Yidris though so I think I wont be totally lost on this one.

So the biggest things in a Yidris deck is getting combat damage through so you can cascade. You've got a few things in there that do that, however I think you could put in more. Aboshan's Desire is one of my favorites. I would concentrate on getting him through and getting double strike in order to make big plays rather than just increasing pure damage. So I would cut Hero's Blade and Blood Tyrant. Also I don't think Satyr Wayfinder, Rakdos Charm, or Dark Intimations belong.

Also I'm sensing a Windfall and discard sub theme in the deck. While I do like a good wheel effect, and the pre constructed version was built that way, I do think too much of that is unfun for your friends and also not as effective as increasing the consistency of your storm game plan. So if, after adding some of the cards I've mentioned and you're over 100, I'd cut some of the weaker discard and wheel effects like: Nath of the Gilt-Leaf and notion theif are some of the more unfun ones(also they banned leovold for a reason), Dark Deal is the most under powered wheel effect in the deck I think. If you really like the wheel effects, then I think you should forget the storm part and just build a wheel reanimation deck.

I really like the untapping lands concept to fuel your ability to storm off, as such I think you really need Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, and Burgeoning. These, though they seem boring, are absolutely crucial to ramp so you can have one big explosive turn. That said, when you add more land finding you can go down on land. I would say 37 is a good number. Also some a good couple of lands to have would be Cabal Coffers (or Magus of the Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

Some really good storm cards you can add are: Magus of the Will and Yawgmoth's Will (similar to past in flames), Shrieking Drake can bounce itself and you will get as much storm count as you have blue mana, other cascade cards like Bloodbraid Elf,Shardless Agent, and Maelstrom Wanderer are good for casting a lot of spells, the black and blue versions of the expertise cycle Yahenni's Expertise and Baral's Expertise are very good.

I hope this helps, if you have any questions about my ideas, just ask.

IlGuale on Commander for a beginner

3 weeks ago

Hello, everybody! I want to start my experience in commander with one between Nath of the Gilt-Leaf and Teneb, the Harvester. What i'm asking you is which is the best in a vacuum for this format and, most important, which is the best for a beginner.

Brannan on

3 weeks ago

Have you thought about Nath of the Gilt-Leaf and for hand disruption and then you could run budget spells like Mind Rot for easy 1/1 token spawns.

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