Nessian Game Warden

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Common

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Nessian Game Warden

Creature — Beast

When Nessian Game Warden enters the battlefield, look at the top X cards of your library, where X is the number of Forests you control. You may reveal a creature card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

Nessian Game Warden Discussion

Ihazadeck on Animal Stompy

2 months ago

so i dont have much removal so Kraul Harpooner is a silver bullet. i have to bespecific with card draw since i dont want to lose to my own primal surge hence the Garruk's Packleader and Nessian Game Warden . i am not a avenger fan but adephage and worldspine are on the short list

Chhris on Animal Stompy

2 months ago

Great deck. You've got HEAPS of mana dorks though. Do you need that many when your commander already makes the fatties cheaper?

Garruk's Packleader , Nessian Game Warden and Kraul Harpooner seem weak here as well. What about Worldspine Wurm , Avenger of Zendikar and / or something like Giant Adephage .

Also +1 for including Surrak for flavour reasons.

[email protected]_only on Her Royal Fluffness

4 months ago

Love the concept! gota couple suggestions, figured I'll accordian them to keep from filling up the whole page.

Predator, Flagship is costly, but lets be honest - mono-green doesn't care about that. giving flight for troops to evade or block, anti-aircraft cannons, and the tractor beam to lift up enemy ground-pounders, this colorless removal engine is worth evey mana spent on it.

Arena + Combat step: Declare attackers. Before blockers, activate arena, Choosing one of your tapped attacking creatures. the creature picks a fight before blockers, potentially giving a 2-1 for you if they block afterwards, but otherwise taking out a blocker and still getting all their damage through.

Genesis is amazing for recusion, if that's your thing (I know it's mine, but not everyone elses), and it's a 3 drop if you hard cast it with Her fluffiness on the field.

Trolls of Tel-Jilad offers regen for your forces (or allies, in exchange for favors...)

Krosan warchief acts like a mini trolls of T-J for beasts, and reduces their cost as well. more a niche card, but worth mentioning if you end up going that route.

Weatherseed Treefolk is fragile, but returns to hand when killed.

Phytotitan is even more fragile, but returns for free

Masked Admirers is a card drawing chump blocker. while it doesn't get the cost reduction, it definatly will dish out the damage over a game with trades. and the card draw for ETB is icing on the cake.

Gurzigost is a wierd huge guy that smashes face, all for the low low cost of ... recycling your graveyard. oh no... /endsarcasm

Ulvenwald Hydra grows based on your land base, and fetches a land as an etb trigger. added bonus: has reach to deal with fliers.

Oran-Reif Hydra grows to monstrous sizes as the game progresses. not all that exciting, but cheap ($ wise)

Dungrove Elder is completely worth the G mana cost once you hit 4 lands, and will only get bigger as the game goes on.

Terra Stomper , Carnage Tyrant , Chameleon Colossus , Kodama of the North Tree , Kalonian Behemoth , Gaea's Revenge , and Ancient Ooze just do what they normally do with efficiency: smash. they aren't pretty or fancy, but they are cost efficient before your general's discount, so they smash hard for cheap.

Skysnare Spider has the two most important keywords for green multiplayer: vilgilance and reach

Hydra Omnivore lets you get damage through defenses of players by ignoring that player entirely and focusing elswhere.

Indrik Stomphowler and Conclave Naturalists might be good replacements for reclaimation sage, with you commander out they cost the same. Destructor Dragon acts the same on death, but hits planeswalkers and lands as well.

Woodfall Primus is a solid (abet later game) removal that returns to work again.

World Breaker acts as an exile, and is colorless to boot. added benefits are reach and recurrable.

Wickerbough Elder gets the cost reduction, despite being a 3/3 base when cast.

Cloudthresher acts a a Squall for 4, with a 7/7 reach attached to it.

Tornado Elemental will usually act as a mini Whirlwind , and comes in as a 6/6 Thorn Elemental . not cheap mana-wise, but typically less than $.50

Wolfbriar Elemental lets you dump green into a token army of 2/2s if you need to spread out the love or create some chump blockers. quantity has it's own quality sometimes.

Vorapede is a undying buggy with vigilance for 3 when your general is out

Thornling is a solid all-round stomper that is hard to deal with, via indistructable and increasable toughness.

Thrun, the Last Troll is another hard to deal with threat: hexproof, uncounterable, and regenerate means not a whole lot can touch him.

Spearbreaker Behemoth can act as a duribility booster by giving indistructibility

Krosan Drover is a good card for the really expensive creatures, giving another cost reduction.

Ulvenwald Observer is a solid card-draw engine for the deck when things die

Nessian Game Warden lets you sift through your deck based on forests in play

Ripjaw Raptor lets you draw off of combat (and even more off Arena )

Silverglade Elemental is a 4/4 Wood Elves with your general in play.

Brooding Saurian is typically just a sideboard card against control matchups, but worth mentioning all the same.

Stone-Tongue Basilisk is a cheap ($ wise) little guy that can field-wipe an opponent if you time a swing right.

Kamahl, Fist of Krosa should go in every green deck that he can. this goes double for mono-green. Overrun as an repeatable instant? check. wrath countermeasures? Living Plane that only hits opponents for G per land. totally worth it.

Abaddon63 on Ash’s stompy draft 2

1 year ago

TheGeneralAdvisor , if I cut Rapacious One, Sin Prodder, Cudgel Troll, Flamespeaker's Will, Clan Defiance, Soul's Fire, Fire Servant, and Nessian Game Warden and considered adding Gruul Signet, Rampant Growth, Birds of Paradise, and Kodama's Reach, along with filling in more lands, do you think that would fix the mana problem, considering Ive already got 3 mana dorks. Maybe also adding in Manamorphose somewhere?

Wleohy on

1 year ago

Sakura-Tribe Elder + Journey to Eternity is a very strong way to ramp very quickly.

Hardened Scales is a must.

Prey Upon > Mutant's Prey

Burst of Strength is too weak imo.

Karametra's Favor is useless in this deck.

Verdant Haven can be swapped for Utopia Sprawl and/or Overgrowth

Arbor Elf is better than Elvish Mystic regardless if you're using Utopia Sprawl, Overgrowth, or Verdant Haven.

If you aren't playing modern Seething Song > Geosurge


Alternatively, you could go with mono-green ramp with Karametra's Acolyte and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and either:

Fierce Empath + Woodland Bellower

or Genesis Hydra + Nessian Game Warden

dreamistt on

2 years ago

I'd remove

Get Selvala online as soon as possible (T2):

Flavor win

Untapping Selvala/Combo

Card Advantage

Finishers

Big Guns

Utility

Recursion

ManinSatin on

2 years ago

JohannKlink, Would you recommend switching the Arbor Elf for them?

Supahpikmin, Aspect of Hydra looks excellent, same with Reverent Hunter Arbor Colossus looks alright, good sideboard addition. Nessian Game Warden I'm not sure about Nessian Game Warden, but I'll give it a try. How could I forget Terra Stomper?

Pieguy396, Great suggestion, I had totally forgotten about Nature's Lore. I was hoping to use Lure as something akin to a board wipe, by putting it on my biggest creature and swinging. What would you suggest instead?

Thank you all for the wonderful ideas!

Supahpikmin on

2 years ago

Some cool cards for ya:

Aspect of Hydra for kicking enemies in the face, maybe Nylea's Disciple for survivability, Reverent Hunter for also kicking your opponents in the face, Skyreaping as a sideboard, Arbor Colossus is nice card in general, Nessian Game Warden for fetch (maybe), Terra Stomper because it's a straight upgrade to Plated Slagwurm

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