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.
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|Eldritch Moon (EMN)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Nephalia Academy occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Nephalia Academy Discussion
13 hours ago
3 months ago
Hi multimedia! Thank you so much for your suggestions!
Before I begin, can I ask for why you think I should cut Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor ?
On to the others
Naru Meha, Master Wizard - Yeah, another infinite combo doesn't sound bad!
Sunscorched Desert - Good idea, another win-con piece
Blue Sun's Zenith - It still kinda seems like a win more, cause with infinite ghostly flickers, I can get infinite mana and infinite untap, which means Azami would dram me out already, I don't think it would work to benefit me all that well
High Tide - I'll have to do some math and do a bit of playtesting, but good idea!
Siren Stormtamer - I don't know how I missed that, it's perfect for this deck, I seriously don't know how I missed it, you're a genius!
In terms of cards to cut
Nephalia Academy - It seems like a weird card, I know, but it's in there to stop opponents from messing with my hand. Blue doesn't have the best recursion in the world, and as such protecting my hand is a number 1 priority
Desert of the Mindful - It enters tapped, yes, but its better than Memorial to Genius. So I'll cut Memorial instead of Desert.
Kadena's Silencer - I dont have any way to control abilities aside from Tale' End, yes 5 mana for a stifle is bad, but its a sacrifice I am currently willing to make.
Jushi Apprentice - Yeah, I can see why you might think it's bad, and I agree, he isn't the best so he's probably gonna get the boot
Elite Arcanist - Yeah....bad, really really really bad version of Isochron Scepter.
I thank you, once again, for your suggestions, if you have any more, I am all ears! and if you think some of my reasoning to dispute cards to cut is faulty, I am also all ears!
3 months ago
7 months 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.
8 months 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".
8 months 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?
9 months ago
1 year 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.