Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith
Legendary Creature — Cat Artificer
When Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith enters the battlefield, search your library for an Equipment card and reveal it. If you reveal a card named Hammer of Nazahn this way, put it onto the battlefield. Otherwise, put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Whenever an equipped creature you control attacks, you may tap target creature defending player controls.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , winterwind10|
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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith occurrence in decks from the last year
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Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith Discussion
3 weeks ago
There's been a few Boros legendaries but I've never really felt like any of them are worthwhile Commanders, with the exception of Feather, the Redeemed. It could be nice with one that actually feels flexible, fun and to an extent competitive. I feel like for an equipment voltron style deck, Akiri, Line-Slinger or Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder are the better choices as they promote slamming stats on themselves and swinging for high damage. However both feels very boring and linear.
I think this is a good attempt at a theme started with Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, but a choice could be even more on point for Equipment matters Voltron.
Like has already been mentioned before, I don't feel like the equipment cost is the main problem of Voltron equipment decks. It definitely helps them to be able to reduce it, but I feel like you'd rather want something that can secure your late game position and soften the blow of being wiped. There's nothing worse than playing a lot of equipments, only to have them all blown up by a Bane of Progress or Cleansing Nova. Secondly there's the "issue" of playing white-red, the notoriously worst color pair to draw cards and get card advantage, so I feel like you want something to help you out here in some fashion.
What if we tried to do a little bit of everything?
Some ideas Show
Legendary Creature - Dwarf Artificer
Whenever Neliv attacks, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.
: Exile target Equipment card from your graveyard with converted mana cost less than or equal to Neliv's power. You may pay , where X is that card's converted mana cost. If you do, put that card onto the battlefield attached to a creature you control. Otherwise put it into your hand.
Legendary Creature - Dwarf Artificer
Equip costs you pay costs less. This effect can't reduce the amount of mana Equip costs to less than two mana.
As long as Neliv is attacking or blocking, you may activate equip abilities any time you could cast an instant.
Whenever an Equipment you own leaves the battlefield, you may exile it with a Reclaim counter on it.
You may cast Equipment cards from exile with a Reclaim counter on it by discarding a card as you cast it.
The first alternative utilizes red's looting palette to search for more equipments and can generate card advantage by putting them into your graveyard and recur with his tap ability.
The tap ability is a neat little trick that combines card advantage and combat trick. Neliv has vigilance to secure that he can attack AND recur an equipment to slam on him - for instance a Sword of X and Y for the protection when blocked by a large creature. The trick is unlikely to be surprising as people know what you have in your graveyard. He can also hang back and slam a recurred equipment on your other creatures at instant speed. You can also just choose to put the equipment to hand, for instance as discard fodder for his attack trigger to keep generating card advantage without mana cost.
The tap ability is also a possible way to circumvent costly equip costs by only paying the CMC of the Equipment itself. Then you need some kind of way to sacrifice your equipments to do it again if you desire.
The second alternative is more an oppressive presence as he retains any Equipment the opponent might remove, so you can never really get rid of them, unless you first kill him and THEN the equipments. He doesn't have direct card advantage otherwise, so you need him on the field when your equipments are blown up in order to secure them.
He has a hefty cost reduction to the large equip cost equipment but doesn't do much for the lower costing equip costs. He standardizes that equip costs should be around 2-3 to equip.
The spice is added by allowing instant speed equip while in combat. This may look more powerful than it is, especially on the defense, as people can still blow stuff sky high before he has a chance to block to enable it. I could have it enabled always during combat but I felt like he needed to be put at risk for it to be fair.
TBH he feels more clunky and restrictive than the first alternative and somehow more mundane. I do think the first alternative is the better of the two and has more interesting interactions and outside benefits.
Anyhow that's just some ideas or concepts you could consider to incorporate or brew on TypicalTimmy.
For a very long time I've been brewing with the idea of a two-card Commander, where one is a tool, behaving like an Emblem. Initially it was going to be a Spellbook of some kind, but I think the concept and idea could be utilized here as well.
To avoid possibly stealing the attention away from TypicalTimmy's suggestion in this thread I'll post a link later to the new thread I'll make on my aforementioned brewing idea, if that's alright with Timmy?
1 month ago
Thanks for all the discussion, glad you liked the deck enough to tweak and innovate it, I've been trying but as you can see it's still not quite there yet.
I like Kaheera, the Orphanguard, I actually play a Nethroi, Apex of Death brawl deck with it as the companion. Questing Beast is good with Kaheera, the Orphanguard and can hit planeswalkers, but he doesn't work with Arahbo, Roar of the World even though he LOOKS like a cat to me! Also, Nissa, Who Shakes the World creates Elemental creatures, so it's also not bad, Auspicious Starrix was also been okay, but in Commander all are a bit too slow, plus Auspicious Starrix only good because my brawl commander and things like Migratory Greathorn can trigger him, so nothing too exciting there. The +1 isn't quite a bit to get to a kill with infect, so have to decide with the changes to the companion rule, if it's still worth it, I like the flavor of it though, and it's about having fun as much as the pursuit of winning when your starting with Arahbo, Roar of the World as the commander anyway!
Earthcraft + Squirrel Nest has challenges too, but I like the flavor. That is 1) They are enchantments, which we really only have a couple good ones, Enlightened Tutor, Idyllic Tutor and Sterling Grove, usually I pull Sylvan Library as soon as I can and pay the 8 life a turn to cycle through cards, but for you, you need 2/3 tutors to get there so I might just go straight for combo pieces. Sterling Grove isn't highly exciting, but it can also protect your combo pieces too. Unfortunately Concordant Crossroads can't even get it there, because the Squirrel's are tapped.
TzickyT is right, Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Walking Ballista is still mana intensive, and doesn't go off quickly enough. I usually rely on early Infect to take out the Grixis () player first to avoid early Thassa's Oracle win. If there are several Fish-Consul deck's it's kind of hopeless as I haven't built in any Fish-interaction (like Hushbringer or Tithe). If you can hit the early win-con decks, I can often ramp/resolve the Heliod, Sun-Crowned and take them out. I'm usually not the biggest threat, often needs other to go for the win and get Counterspell too.
I don't have another viable win-con in the cat, T5-7 usually just rely on Stonehewer Giant to pull me what I need to eliminate, protection from sword and Grafted Exoskeleton for example. is a challenge because have no way, but rarely see in commander.
Mox Opal is reasonable replace for Birds of Paradise, don't forget Ancient Den + Tree of Tales are artifacts, and Inkmoth Nexus can become one in a pinch too. Here's the real challenge though Hypergeometric Calc you're only 13.6% to have 3 artifacts on T1 (8 cards drawn), but really 3 aren't T1 viable (Grafted and Swords), so it's more like 8.3%. T2 only 18.2%. T3 23.2%. So have to evaluate how many games are going beyond that and how far, otherwise Mox Opal going to be a dead draw too many games. We don't really tutor artifacts either beyond equipment once we're established. Steelshaper's Gift.
Rhonas the Indomitable is good because I find I multi-trigger his ability, where Arahbo, Roar of the World, I rarely use his secondary ability. Not sure what to do there, may just have rely on other tactics. Approach of the Second Sun is way way way to slow, don't do that.
Hunter's Insight I've had success with because it's instant and draws a lot of cards, Lifecrafter's Bestiary (mana sponge and we're not creature heavy), and Momentous Fall (better but still a light cost intensive CMC4+sac). Puresteel Paladin for me still needs more AF support to, sometimes, he doesn't activate his second ability which is unacceptable.
Greenwarden of Murasa is good late game, but I might go with the pressure of a Questing Beast that hits for 5 and nails a planeswalker over that late of a play. Plus what's he pulling back, your Infect, at that point probably won't connect with combat damage anyway?
With Chord of Calling you can still do your best to resolve a Felidar Sovereign at EOT to win, but I found I didn't have enough creatures to get it off quick enough too. I know I'm just stating problems, unfortunately, still working on solving them myself (or abandoned them). Emerald Medallion is not bad because it adds to your AF count, but problem is the Infect creature is and the double-strike is except Berserk but it doesn't help with that anyway!!
Bronzehide Lion I find too mana spongy too, saving mana for the wrong reasons, but he's recursive, so I don't unlike him haha. If your going Kaheera, the Orphanguard might consider King of the Pride, but I'm meh on him as well. Need some strong cats!
I do have a Cat tribal budget (for $50 commander league) Mirri, Little Kid Aggro, depending on how budget your budget is TzickyT, as I mentioned this one is restricted budget so it has some interesting card choices to keep under budget, games have an hour time limit too, so that also drove several aggressive vs. defensive choices as well.
Knixx, I'll go through your full list tomorrow, and see if I can think of anything that might work. Since you already have Earthcraft, feel there must be a secondary interaction to abuse it as well you could leverage.
Thanks for the discussion, appreciated, I'll add Earthcraft to my Alternative Synergies Excluded so others can see it as well. The Great Henge is draw and an AF but not super helpful for Mox Opal, but with the Earthcraft I feel drawing for each Squirrel (which is a 2/2) could also draw into an enabler (untap and creatures get haste and +x/+x where x is the number of attacking creatures, something like that, there must be in , and since you draw into it every time), problem is, can't make infinite Squirrel then because you draw out, but if some way to win with like 50 Squirrels, a win is a win you know. Lemme thing on it lol.
1 month ago
Hey Spirits, I netdecked this deck and it's a lot of fun. This is mine, it's a little different but much the same
What are your thoughts on Kaheera, the Orphanguard?
I know I'm going to add it to my deck but I don't know if I should go the companion route or the 99 route.
For the companion route, the cards I run into issues (and my substitute ideas) with in my build are:
Dryad Arbor: Forest [lmao]
A lot of effort to get the companion online but an extra "commander" lord is pretty nice. Losing Birds is what hurts me the most I think but including Mox Opal is 15 artifacts total for Metal Craft.
Losing Eternal Witness kinda blows too.
Everything else I feel can have its functionality replaced at pretty much an even exchange, just maybe different hoops to jump depending on the card
Squirrel Nest combo is in-line with the Spike Feeder combo for the arbitrarily large wincon kinda thing but it needs a haste enabler like Concordant Crossroads or Finale of Devastation for 10+.
I was thinking that maybe Approach of the Second Sun is innocuous enough since it's a single card wincon and we have green to power into 7 CMC plus the draws.
Anyway, lemme know what you think. Once again, thanks for the list, I've been enjoying it a lot.
1 month ago
Cool deck! You might like these: Chakram Retriever, Intruder Alarm, Momir Vig, Simic Visionary, Horde of Notions, Omnath, Locus of the Roil, Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Illusionist's Bracers, Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, Cerulean Wisps, Instill Energy, Nature's Chosen, Generator Servant, Fist of Suns, Jodah, Archmage Eternal, Jeskai Ascendancy.
Sisay finds Momir Vig, Vig finds Chakram Retriever (assuming you have a green card in hand to trigger Momir. 1/4 of your list is green so this should be no problem). You can then use Sisay to find Horde of Notions, Omnath LOTR, and Varolz. Sack Omnath to Varolz, use Jegantha to pay for Horde's ability to recast Omnath from grave, triggering Retriever to untap Jegantha. Repeat for infinite damage via Omnath's entry trigger. The other cards mentioned are just speed boosters
2 months ago
So here are the suggestions thus far:
flew in with a host of suggestions: Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, one or more Naya Dino Commanders, The Ur-Dragon, the C13 Naya Commanders (Mayael the Anima, Gahiji, Honored One, and Marath, Will of the Wild), any number of colorless Eldrazi commanders, and Ruric Thar, the Unbowed.
Not posting to provide opinions, this is just the ones in consideration.
2 months ago
I think you should give him a Mizzix of the Izmagnus storm deck! ... cricket noises ...
Anyway, actually, give him a deck that pumps up its creatures- equipment is less feelsbad than auras if it doesn't work but also more likely to pop off. In my experience with new players, smashing with a big creature is awesome, and if they get other things when they attack (with cards like Sword of the Animist or Bear Umbra), it feels very satisfying. It just feels cool to dictate your play and be like "when I attack, this happens and this happens and my creature is a billion/a billion! Chump block or die!!!"
Or, if your player is more oriented toward getting that sweet, sweet value than having massive creatures, the Otrimi, the Ever-Playful precon looks fine. That way the player can also do some upgrading if they wanna.
4 months ago
1) I'm not at all surprised but I appreciate that commander players are so quick to gush about their favorites- and in this case, try to help other people find their guy.
2) I will throw in some suggestions myself, though I will stress once again that Magic, and especially the commander format is incredibly individual.
Ghired, Conclave Exile is an excellent example of lenticular design- a card that new players can appreciate at face value but more experienced players can break in clever ways.
Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen can head up a cool elf deck. Tribal is cool for newer players, and they also tend to place a lot of value in gaining life.
For a stronger and sexier tribal deck, maybe take a look at Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale. I know you said it should probably be 1-2 colors but hear me out, she's got a lot going for her. New players, in general, like to feel like they're doing stuff all the time. They also like being able to attack with strong creatures and make huge plays. I think the Gwyn is an excellent mix of the two, combining low-to-the-ground knights with long game card draw and strong equipment. Beyond that, knights have a strong, established flavor and it feels cool to be at the helm of an army of knights. She'd be my pick.
Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer could also be a fun equipment general. I would normally suggest Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, but new players tend not to think ahead to what they want to tutor up and that is not so good for gameplay.
And finally, if your kid is more into enchantments, I would personally suggest Siona, Captain of the Pyleas. Auras are fun to use and GW are the best colors with which to use them.
8 months ago
Fabled Passage , Prismatic Vista , Terramorphic Expanse Evolving Wilds , Mana Confluence , City of Brass , Undiscovered Paradise , Reflecting Pool , Sungrass Prairie , Wooded Bastion , Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith , Balan, Wandering Knight , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Steppe Lynx , Scythe Leopard & Enlightened Tutor