Nephalia Academy


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Uncommon

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Nephalia Academy


If a spell or ability an opponent controls causes you to discard a card, you may reveal that card and put it on top of your library instead of putting it anywhere else.

: Add to your mana pool.

Nephalia Academy Discussion

kuster on Varina, Mother of Zombies

1 week ago

You're right, Reconnaissance is sweet in this deck. And I know you said you stayed away from the 'good stuff' cards, but I can't recommend Archfiend of Ifnir enough. He's one of only 3 non-zombie creatures in my deck (the other two being Grave Titan and The Scarab God , both zombies at heart), and since he's a demon I figured he's on theme enough given the absurd value he brings. Each attack step can turn into a one sided board wipe.

As for Library of Leng , I had debated taking it out a few times, but allowing me to 'discard' to the top of my library plus remove the max hand size limit is useful enough. I had also considered Nephalia Academy , but I didn't want to tax my mana base more with another colorless land.

Rhadamanthus on Do players control the static ...

1 month ago

The replacement effect from Chains changes Vision Skeins ' effect from "each player draws two cards" to "each player does the Chains thing twice". In your Nephalia Academy example, the opponent with the Academy can apply it to the discards. In your Tamiyo, Collector of Tales example, however, if you cast the Skeins then the opponent mills twice and doesn't draw, because they didn't "discard a card this way".

Yesterday on Do players control the static ...

1 month ago

This came up a in another question a while ago but sort of petered out.

If I control a Chains of Mephistopheles , do I control the replacement effect that would cause an opponent to discard a card?

So, if an opponent controls a Nephalia Academy and would draw a card, they must first discard and then draw to the Chains, but are they given the opportunity to put that card on top of their library first?

Similarly, though I can't think of an instance where it'd be relevant right now, do I control the static ability of a Darkest Hour that I control?

SynergyBuild on Card creation challenge

8 months ago

Isamaru, Hound King

Legendary Creature - Hound Soldier

Vigilance, First Strike

Other Hound creatures you control gain Vigilance and First Strike and get +1/+1.


Create a land that is balanced, taps for colorless mana, and has some rarely-seen or never-before-seen utility that is cool and has some design space, like Reliquary Tower, Ghost Quarter, or Nephalia Academy.

Cereal_Killer on Bloodline of an Ancient Coven

10 months ago

I think, since it's a tribal, you should definitely add Cavern of Souls

Some other good lands could be: Marsh Flats, Bloodstained Mire, Arid Mesa, Sacred Foundry, Luxury Suite (or, if you have money, Plateau, Badlands, Scrubland), Winding Canyons, Maze of Ith, Ghost Quarter, Strip Mine, Wasteland, Bojuka Bog, Nephalia Academy, Slayers' Stronghold, Command Beacon, Arcane Lighthouse

If you want some combo in your deck you could add Exquisite Blood (goes in combo with Sanguine Bond) and Dark Depths, that goes in combo with Vampire Hexmage)

Cereal_Killer on Lands of Commander

10 months ago

Very well done. Maybe you could add Nephalia Academy to utility lands?

Dreamweav3r on

10 months ago

Maybe just some blue/colorless utility lands. In my treasure hunt deck I used Nephalia Academy on the slight chance that they make you discard a combo piece before you play it. Faerie Conclave, no real reason to go out and buy it but add it if you have it?

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Nephalia Academy occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%