Nephalia Academy


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.

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Nephalia Academy Discussion

demonicgrizzly on Selvala's Big Dudes

1 month ago

Someone beat me to it by a moment. Oops.

Might I suggest Tooth and Nail for two creature tutor plus cheat onto battlefield. Also, Regal Force for card draw. And sine you have a boatload of mana dorks, Kamahl, Fist of Krosa can turn them into threats once he e outlived their usefulness.

Simple things to upgrade your mana for more utility like Reliquary Tower, Maze of Ith, Mosswort Bridge, Ghost Quarter, Nephalia Academy, and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Re awesome and relatively inexpensive.

The_Overlord_666 on Do They Work together

2 months ago

Neotrup Thanks for the help in one of the recent games that i was playing i had been protected for most of the game so far with having Island Sanctuary , Nephalia Academy , and Light of Day on the battlefield then after them kill each other the next thing that i realized was a swarm of 1/1 blue red flying locusts all flying towards me oneshoting me. after that yah i am updating my deck.

the deck i was using: The Halls of Protection

Lowenstein on Best Deck In Modern. Not Gonna Lie. (44 Lands)

2 months ago

Hi, thecakeisalie42

I have found that often I don't wish I had a Reliquary Tower, and when I do have it, I usually don't need it. These is because Treasure Hunt usually doesn't draw a ton of cards since I run more nonlands than normal. In fact, I have been thinking about replacing it with a Nephalia Academy.

I will definitely do testing with one more though.

Fergernuggets on Teddyjunior11

2 months ago

Unfortunately, there isn't a great alternative to Leyline of Sanctity. Nephalia Academy is a budget "alternative" used as it helps protect you from discard, but leaves you vulnerable to the mirror and Storm still. Another option could be Ghost Quarter as it can help keep your opponents off important mana and slow Tron down.

Magic_Badger on Erebos, God of Discard

3 months ago

lilgiantrobot Appreciate the advice! I did debate on how much 'everyone discards' to put in because I don't like the idea of killing my hand off (ironic seeing as what I hopefully am doing to all other players XD) but I have a couple ways of abating my own discard ( Nephalia Academy Library of Leng ) so I'll make some changes in that department. I think I may replace Oppression with either Creeping Dread or Necrogen Mists because they still hurt my opponents but are kinder to me than making myself discard through playing spells.

I've already replaced Plague Wind with Crux of Fate but forgot to add in the change here after I realised how much mana it was, which is looking sweet with the new Dragon Commander 2017 deck coming out.

Jumping back to your first comment on Bloodhusk Ritualist I felt I needed to bulk out the creature count with relevant effects that didn't hurt everyone, me included, so that I don't immediately turn the game into that of Archenemy. Do you think it'll make life hard by hitting everyone with discard effects for that reason?Again, thanks much :)

discipleofgary73 on THROUGH ANGER, WE HUNGER FOR GOD

3 months ago

What a fun deck! Some cards that popped into my head when I looked through it (in no particular order): Nephalia Academy, Font of Mythos, Horn of Greed, Plague Wind, Barter in Blood, Necromantic Summons, Necrotic Plague, Torment of Hailfire, Torment of Scarabs, Yahenni's Expertise, Corrupt, Nightmare Incursion, and Pestilence.
I think the Font or the Horn could work especially well. Everything else is just something to consider if you find a need for more of a certain mechanic, since they're all covered by other cards in your deck. Sorry if you've already debated some of these. Great work!

halfyoung on Slowly Erasing Your Memorys (MILL)

3 months ago

I like! If you are worried on your discard you could add Nephalia Academy, but based on the looks i think you would be fine without it

lagotripha on Oregon Rain

4 months ago

If you've got the playtester open while editing, you'll need to close it and open it again before it updates iirc. I'd consider Storage Matrix in place of emrakul- it feels a lot better here as you only care about untapping lands, and most mixed creature/spell strategies really suffer to it. Conserving your fogs cause they untap lands not creatures will buy you some turns. Rule of Law is super useful if your meta has a meaningful combo component.

Interesting land choices abound- I'm a fan of Mystifying Maze, but its a serious mana hog. Blinkmoth Well can be fun when an opponent is reliant on Grinding Station for their win. Calciform Pools could ease casting those big end-spells, Desert/Grasping Dunes/Sunscorched Desert/ that new one that provides amazing graveyard hate look like they're going to be an interesting package, Flagstones of Trokair is a better plains against all but blood moon (which you fight through well anyway), Forbidding Watchtower as a backup win when there aren't creatures or removal, Nephalia Academy may have utility protecting fogs from thoughtsieze. As a whole set though- tectonic and ghost will see you through most of the meta, with gher/mikokoro to keep things running smoothly- its best not to worry too hard unless you see something that will plug a gap.

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