Nebelgast Herald


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Uncommon

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Nebelgast Herald

Creature — Spirit



Whenever Nebelgast Herald or another Spirit enters the battlefield under your control, tap target creature an opponent controls.

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Nebelgast Herald Discussion

RedUndead40 on $160 Spirits Tempo

1 week ago

The main reason that Think Twice goes in over Opt is because the latter doesn't actually give you any card advantage, it's just a cantrip. I did end up taking Think Twice out of my list in favor of Curious Obsession and I've been happy with the change.

If you aren't playing some counterspells I wouldn't really call this deck "tempo". You only have a handful of cards that reliably slow down your opponent's game plan (Path to Exile and Spell Queller, situationally a Mausoleum Wanderer) so you're fitting more into the aggro category by slamming in as many spirits as you can. But either way you can't go wrong with lots of spirits but I personally prefer the reactive tempo approach.

Here is my updated list with M19 if you want to take a look. Hands down my favorite modern deck. I don't run Phantasmal Image but it does seem really good, I may have to consider that in place of Nebelgast Herald.

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RightyLefty on Bant Tribal Spirits

1 month ago

Nice to see more Spirit decks. You might want to consider a copy of Nebelgast Herald can be insanely valuable since he gives all your spirits the ability to tap down other creatures.

ZorrosRage on Esper Spirits Tribal

1 month ago

Looks like a fun deck. I tested esper for a bit before i went with my Tallowisp build. When I tried it I didn't really like Vial that much, but some people love that card in spirits so that's flavor.

One card I really liked while testing esper was Supernatural Stamina It was unexpected and caught my opponent off guard.

Another card to consider is Kefnet's Monumentwith a high creature count can mess with your opponents board, and lower the cost of most of your stuff.

Nebelgast Heraldis a pretty solid spirit also. I would recommend testing him if you are facing a lot of creature decks

I am not sure about Supreme Verdict you want to be agro and it hits all of your creatures also possible a opportunity to up your push/path count. depending on what you face there is other removal to use.

I also think Ghostly Prison is more of a sideboard card. This is more of an agro deck so don't really see it in the deck, but as all cards its meta dependent. Not sure if you would want to waste turn 3 casting it vs a creature type thing.

Also you have a pretty good anti spell package with your spirits. Maybe drop the Remand to up your push/path count depending on your meta.

if you get a chance please take a look at my Tallowisp Spirits and let me know what you think. Suggestions are appreciated

RightyLefty on Bant Spirits

2 months ago

Good Deck, I run a similar one myself. Not sure why Hibernation is in your side board tho, seems like most matches where it would be good Worship would work just as well. In its place I'd suggest at least one Eidolon of Rhetoric very useful against Storm and Burn and if you are in need of a sweeper then I would use Supreme Verdict its more versatile that Hibernation and Selfless Spirit can make it a one sided boardwipe. I also agree with the previous poster about Kira being a good one of, also Nebelgast Herald.

ForestT on Freaky Flash Flyers

3 months ago

This looks like a fun deck, I've got a friend who really likes blue/white flyer decks though I don't know if he has one with a lot of Spirits so I might share this with him! If there's one card I would suggest, it would probably be Nebelgast Herald since it's also a spirit with flash that has an ability that activates whenever a friendly spirit enters the battlefield, but I'm not sure what it could replace. It could perhaps be an alternative to Spell Queller, but the ability to remove cards that cost up to four mana is pretty nice.

RaberSaber on Count Floyd's Spooky Deck

4 months ago

Nebelgast Herald would be good in this deck also Metallic Mimic is wonderful for tribal decks now.

Dorotheus on ghosts of the thunder

4 months ago

I'm a bit of a veteran player and deck builder, and basically you've just verified everything I've tested so far.
It seems there are 2 pique ways to build spirits, Jeskai and Bant, clearly because of the UW core being so already in-line with synergies. For a Red build I'm using Eidolon of the Great Revel and Lightning Bolt, some decks just fold to Eidolon already. And at least in my build that Kira, Great Glass-Spinner is likely a better SB card against midrange than MB. And Nebelgast Herald is GREAT! I've had to take it out a lot for control/combo matches but I've locked up Elves and Merfolk decks with it. <3 Definitely a favorite.

Another card I've been trying is Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit 1 has been really good, 2 always locks up my hand, but Eidolon has been my main "power" 2-cmc so maybe you could use her for the 2 drop you mentioned.
That's funny you mention not to play Geist, I've been having trouble getting it though (my other buddy that also has built my list, Tempo Ghosts (Tribal Spirits), went up to 3 instead of 2 and it always works for him, I can't understand how). But I'm going to be testing 1 Aven Mimeomancer to get the non-flying spirits I have, to fly.

Last thing: Moorland Haunt vs Mutavault I haven't tested Haunt entirely and Mutavault has been more a blocker than an aggressor like I thought it would be.

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