Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Mythic Rare

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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.

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Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith Discussion

DrukenReaps on Need insight on my commander.

1 week ago

She is quite strong but that also comes with being a target. There are some ways to help deal with this: Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Archetype of Endurance, Mask of Avacyn, Journey to Eternity  Flip, Victimize, Asceticism.

Another way is to attack your opponents hands with cards like Mind Slash, Sadistic Hypnotist, and Vindictive Lich.

And since the deck does really focus on her make sure you have around 8 effects that can replicate her ability in some way. They don't need to be as powerful as her effect they just need to be similar.

Other precon commanders that are easier or are not such big targets:

Any of the eminence commanders from 2017 Edgar Markov, The Ur-Dragon, Inalla, Archmage Ritualist, Arahbo, Roar of the World. These commanders don't have to ever see play to be useful in my opinion the most powerful eminence effect is Edgar Markov followed closely by Inalla, Archmage Ritualist.

Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith is also of note because he immediately grabs, plays, and equips Hammer of Nazahn making him indestructible. He also isn't considered to be powerful by most people so you are less of a target. Comes in the 2017 commander cat deck.

Daretti, Scrap Savant is out of the 2014 precons and is a powerhouse. The precon itself comes with some of the better artifacts for him too like Wurmcoil Engine. This is something you could go back and forth on as to how easy it is to keep him around, in my meta walkers tend to stick pretty well for about 3 turns.

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic is out of 2013 and has eminence from before it was cool. People are constantly bitching about him whenever he comes up. I don't think he is actually that powerful I think it is more that he just keeps gaining value every turn from the beginning to the end. good card draw if you can keep him on board though so that is really nice.

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician another from 2013. The thing about this guy is that he will always cost 4 mana no matter how many times he dies so unless someone really needs him dead he doesn't tend to get targeted with removal since he will come back out instantly.

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher, Marath, Will of the Wild, and Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge range from great to good and are worth thinking about since every time they come back they are just a little bit better. Also from 2013.

Karador, Ghost Chieftain will cost 3 mana and is out of the original commander set. really hard to keep this guy out of the game.

Animar, Soul of Elements is protected from some of the better removal and also out of the original commander.

With all of that said some of these are rather difficult to get a hold of and I don't know off the top of my head how many of these were bad precons compared to the others. If you have some idea of what kind of things you like to do when you play that would help. Simply going off what you are already playing I would say either stick to her or go with Karador, Ghost Chieftain as he does a lot of the same things with another color and with his cost reduction he almost always just costs 3 mana. If you want something aggro/aristocrat Edgar Markov is the way to go and if you want combo/control Inalla, Archmage Ritualist is great.

SteelSentry on Best Colors for Voltron EDH?

1 week ago

I don't have a list online, but my voltron deck is headed by Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith. He is pretty powerful and the deck doesn't suffer as much as other decks if the game goes long.

kamelyan on CATastrophe

1 month ago

Eladamri's Call is a nice card to have -maybe search for Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith who in turn searches for Hammer of Nazahn.

Regrowth to a crucial card that was wiped due to a Wrath of God or Vandalblast.

Fleetfoot Panther and Whitemane Lion can save other cats from destruction, act as a surprise blocker, or get additional etb triggers for what you currently have on the list or for Aura Shards and Karametra, God of Harvests.

Check out my modified precon, will you?

Swear by Arahbo's Sword

Commander / EDH kamelyan


JAPuckett85 on WonderCats

1 month ago

Hybrow I put in Prowler's Helm & cut Whispersilk Cloak for the same reason I cut Lightning Greaves: because of the shroud. Makes it too difficult to equip with other equipment & renders Eminence useless. I cut Sword of Feast and Famine & Sword of Light and Shadow for the same reason (protection from white/green). Thanks for the suggestions though! I have thought about Nacatl War-Pride before, but he just seems too costly mana-wise.. of he was 3G, instead of 3GGG, then I would play him, but I cut all the really high CMC cats & it plays better with the lower curve; the only creatures I kept over 6-CMC are Felidar Sovereign, Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, Raksha Golden Cub, and Sun Titan. Qasali Ambusher just doesn't have enough of an impact to make a slot in EDH- I'd rather pay some mana for some good keywords or abilities. I hadn't considered Nylea's Emissary or Chariot of Victory before.. I think Nylea's Emissary is ALMOST worth it if I consider it a 6/6 Trampler for 3G (because the Eminence), but the fact that it gets taken out by enchantment-hate means everyone probably has an answer for it when it becomes their problem. Prowler's Helm is still my favorite way to get damage through, but I also have Rancor, Rogue's Passage, Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Vengeance, and Ahrabo's 2nd ability. Chariot of Victory might be better the Sword of Vengeance in some decks because of the Equip1, but I have at least 4 ways to cheat on equip costs (Stonehewer Giant, Sigarda's Aid, Hammer of Nazahn, Puresteel Paladin, etc), and things to tutor for those ways, so I think I'll stick with the additional +2/0 and vigilance. Thanks for the feedback, though!

cdkime on Gain control of end of ...

2 months ago

Equipment attaches to the creature, and will remain on the creature even if ownership changes. See Rule 301.5. However, you do not control the equipment--you only control the creature itself. Rule 301.5d.

What does this mean?

  • You will control Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith.

  • Your opponent will control all the attached equipment.

  • Loxodon Warhammer gives the equipped creature +3/+0, lifelink, and trample. You will benefit from the lifelink, since the creature (which you control) was given lifelink.

  • Sword of the Animist will give the creature +1/+1. However, because your opponent still controls Sword of the Animist, they will be the one to benefit from the second ability--thus your opponent will be able to search his or her library for a basic land and put it onto the battlefield.

  • Hammer of Nazahn will give the creature +2/+0. However, your opponent will still be the one to benefit from the first ability, as they still control the equipment.

  • Argentum Armor will still give the creature +6/+6. Your opponent will control its destruction ability.

Rule 301.5:

Some artifacts have the subtype Equipment. An Equipment can be attached to a creature. It cant legally be attached to an object that isnt a creature.

Rule 301.5d

An Equipments controller is separate from the equipped creatures controller; the two need not be the same. Changing control of the creature doesnt change control of the Equipment, and vice versa. Only the Equipments controller can activate its abilities. However, if the Equipment grants an ability to the equipped creature (with gains or has), the equipped creatures controller is the only one who can activate that ability

DJSeras on Gain control of end of ...

2 months ago

Taking control of Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith with any effect will let you attack or defend with it (or activate any of its activated abilities, if it has any) and your stolen nazahn will have all the benefits bestowed upon it by all of the equipment attached to it,


ONLY the effects bestowed to the creature as your opponent is still in control of those artifacts and all of the triggered abilities on those specific artifacts will be under your opponents control.

As an example you cast Malevolent Whispers talking Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith from your oppponents control.
All of your opponents equipment listed is still attached to Nazahn
Nazahn is now a 19/11 with Haste, Trample, Lifelink, and Indestructible
You attack your opponent with Nazahn and the triggers from Sword of the Animist and Argentum Armor go onto the stack, those triggers are controlled by your opponent and would resolve accordingly.

Lastly, assuming you cast Malevolent Whispers on your turn your opponent cannot move equipment off of Nazahn in response to anything without having something like Leonin Shikari in play and the required resources to pay the equip costs.

Ecmdrw5 on Gain control of end of ...

2 months ago

My opponent has a Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith with Loxodon Warhammer, Sword of the Animist, Argentum Armor, and Hammer of Nazahn. I play a Malevolent Whispers. Do I gain control of the creature with all the equipment attached so I get all the buffs? That would make him a 19/11 with trample and lifelink and all the good stuff. If so, can he equip them to a different creature in response?

Spirits on Feline Ferocity updated

2 months ago

Hey ripka82, fellow Arahbo, Roar of the World player, Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats

You have 20 artifacts, could benefit from Puresteel Paladin for Draw/Equip . Add Ancient Den and Tree of Tales to up your artifacts even more.

Sigarda's Aid would be a nice addition too, especially with Bloodforged Battle-Axe.

Adorned Pouncer is awesome, doubles the equipment power bonuses, can output some massive damage, double triggers like Bloodforged Battle-Axe, and he has build in recursion as a 4/4 double strike! Skyhunter Skirmisher to a lesser degree is good too.

Swords to Plowshares can be good control, or a nice lifegain if you need it (especially with a pumped up cat), cool with Felidar Sovereign. Path to Exile can be a good control, or a land fetch if your struggling with mana issues. Condemn is good, but it only gets attackers, often, the most dangerous creatures you want to remove don't attack.

Brimaz, King of Oreskos is nice for making tokens (on attack and block), but not a necessity.

Ajani, Caller of the Pride is a great double strike enabler, Lost Leonin seems like an auto-include with all that equipment for him to equip.

Lot's of ETB-Tapped lands in this build, can work on upgrading them ($$$ SUCKS), you can look at my deck for land ideas, but in general it's the most expensive component in building these decks.

Sacred Cat is a nice CMC1 () 4/4 (eminence) Lifelink, with recursive 4/4 (eminence) Lifeline

You could look at abusing Healer of the Pride with an Aluren, Whitemane Lion or a Fleetfoot Panther any of those guys can go infinite life with her.

Temur Sabertooth has some infinite ETB interactions, but none that are that great.

You could Heroic Intervention into a Divine Reckoning or Rout, gives you protection from board wipe (including your equipment from a Vandalblast or similar others).

Rupture Spire needs to be gone into the shredder, never use that land. Like ever. Explosive Vegetation could be Kodama's Reach to bring your CMC down a bit.

You could pair down your artifacts/equipments and add more tutoring to consistently get the same "excellent" rated artifacts game after game, like Enlightened Tutor, Open the Armory, Stoneforge Mystic, Stonehewer Giant, Etc. Instead of Behemoth Sledge tutor a Loxodon Warhammer instead kind of deal.

These lands are just too slow Arctic Flats. If your having a mana issue, maybe try Birds of Paradise or putting some conditional check dual lands, or cheap pain lands like City of Brass / Mana Confluence for the time being.

Could use the same strategy on creatures, instead of a High CMC Nacatl War-Pride, Eladamri's Call a Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith and get a free Hammer of Nazahn and have all your equipments auto-equip for the same CMC.

It's a good deck, I think your on track, I would include Triumph of the Hordes as an alternate to damage win-con (against other infinite life decks anyway, or when you need to fast kill a Grixis or something fast).

Cheers +1

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