Nessian Game Warden


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful 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

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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.

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Nessian Game Warden Discussion

Abaddon63 on Ash’s stompy draft 2

9 months 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

1 year ago

I'd remove

Get Selvala online as soon as possible (T2):

Flavor win

Untapping Selvala/Combo

Card Advantage


Big Guns



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

nyctophasm on Dromoka in all her splendour

2 years ago

One thing I like about this deck is actually some of the pseudo card draw that green has. See, Seasons Past, Lead the Stampede, Nessian Game Warden, and things like that all act as card draw. Never mind Hunter's Prowess, which sort of turns any of the beatsticks into a means of refilling your hand completely. Hence, I'm not really too worried about running out of cards. The creatures take a lot to cast, therefore won't be cast quickly. And then there's Garruk's Horde, which lets my hand sometimes have an additional card. I see your point though, and card draw is always a concern in these colours.

And LittleBlueHero, I never knew Dromoka was female... I'll adjust that. Thanks!

Atleon on Yeva Commander

2 years ago

Heyo! Just stopping by to give you some tips for making the deck more competitive.

First of all, your average CMC is reaaaally high, even for green. We wanna get that number down closer to three.

To do this, I would recommend cutting the following:

Worldspine Wurm - It doesn't fit with your ETB theme, and is really just a big dumb beater.

Terastodon - While his effect is amazing if you're able to abuse it, I just don't think this deck can reliably produce the mana needed to really get nasty with a 9-mana creature.

Boundless Realms - in a deck that wants to be resolving things on other players turns, tapping out for this is basically never going to be the best play.

Avenger of Zendikar - this may seem like a weird one, but without much of a landfall theme, all Avenger really does is make some blockers, and while this is pretty good, I think that Hornet Queen does the job better, and you don't need two 7-mana slots devoted to defense. Put Avenger into oakenshit.

Ulvenwald Hydra - has a pretty weak ETB ability, is french vanilla otherwise.

Jolrael, Empress of Beasts - Not too great on her own, and the Nev's Disk combo is unreliable at best. You'd rather tutor for fantastic creatures than for her, and idk. She got cut from Sisay for a reason, and Sisay ran about 6x as many wipes.

Nessian Game Warden - seems meh. 5 mana to draw a card. pass.

Into the Wilds - I believe this card is just worse than a mana dork or a mana rock. Doesn't have flash, maybe provides an extra mana for the rest of the game, but its about 60/40. Dorks are guaranteed acceleration.

Roaring Primadox and Stampeding Serow are just worse than Temur Sabertooth, the at upkeep restriction allows you to get two-for-one'd pretty easily.

Leaf Gilder & Wirewood Elf & Scorned Villager  Flip - accelerating to 4 on turn 3 isn't the worst, but its really not the best either.

Cryptolith Rite - Strictly better version available.

Helix Pinnacle - not a very viable wincon in this deck.

Ok, so them's the cuts. 15 of them to be exact. What should replace them? I vote elves, removal, and more.

Elvish Archdruid - a second priest of titania for the infinite combo

Recycle - Allows chaining mana dorks EOT, very sweet.

Skullclamp - one of the best draw spells ever printed.

Quest for Renewal - half-seedborn muse.

Beastmaster Ascension - Game-winning swings with mana dorks.

Worldly Tutor - get that sabertooth

Sylvan Tutor - get that seedborn

Wirewood Symbiote - creature protection & ramp

Beast Within - Removal is so good!

Song of the Dryads - Removal is so good! (benefit its a permanent)

Reclamation Sage - Removal is so good! (benefit its a permanent)

Eternal Witness - Recursion is real good!

Joraga Treespeaker - T1 this, T2 level up and 2 dorks seems good

Earthcraft - mana! strictly better than cryptolith rite bc the creatures don't need haste to activate the turn they come down.

Craterhoof Behemoth - this card's text is wrong, it should read "you win the game''. thats how good this card is.

Natural Order - Sac a dork, get a craterhoof, win the game.

This is actually 15 adds, but I'm not sure what the final cut should be. Probably one of the more expensive enchantment but idk.

freddiepeddi on

2 years ago

Version 1.3 is here!

In this version i removed a copy of each temple from the cube to encourage the use of mono colored and duo colored decks rather then 3 colored ones. I swapped out the temples in favour for:

Destructive RevelryAshen RiderEphara's EnlightenmentNessian Game WardenForgestoker DragonDreadbringer LampadsAerie Worshippers3x Unknown Shores

This To give all colours an equal amount of cards since i added Chained to the rocks before and also buff some of the color combinations that is currently struggeling. I added in The 3 unknown shores for additional fixing that also works better with aggro decks since they where a bit slow with the temples.

The last change I made was to remove Font of Fortunes In favor for Divination since blue barely uses enchantments and to give the red blue deck an extra tool!

Nessian Game Warden occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Green: 0.04%