Nettle Sentinel


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Eventide Common

Combos Browse all

Nettle Sentinel

Creature — Elf Warrior

Nettle Sentinel doesn't untap during your untap step.

Whenever you cast a green spell, you may untap Nettle Sentinel.

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts



Recent Decks

Load more

Nettle Sentinel Discussion

Shane on Budget-ish Modern Elves

3 days ago

Have Cloudstone Curio, Heritage Druid, Nettle Sentinel, and any 1 drop elf, all on the field.

Tap all three for 3 mana via Heritage Druid. Play any 1 drop elf (2 mana left). Doing so will trigger Cloudstone Curio and Nettle Sentinel will untap. Return Heritage Druid to your hand via cloudstone trigger.

Play Heritage Druid (1 mana left) and return the 1 drop elf you played to your hand.

Now you are back where you started except you have 1 extra mana. Repeat for infinite mana. Add Elvish Visionary and draw your deck.

LeaPlath on Hoof to the Face

1 week ago

My real question is why not Heritage Druid and stuff? It is psudo haste for mana dorks and with Nettle Sentinel lets you combo off more?

WiltLeafElves on Smash Them with Elves

2 weeks ago

This deck is fine as it is, but if you want to shift more into competitive, ambassador oak cost too much mana for what it does. If you look at your curve, you are very low on 1 drops. That is a problem I see here, as elves are really low to the ground, and known for their very low mana costs.

Running mainboard hate, unless it targets every single other deck in your meta, is generally considered to be unwise, as instead of casting a 3 mana removal spell, you could've just cast another elf to help you win. Basically, it is better, game 1, to be advancing your strategy, than to try to disrupt your opponent, unless that is the sole purpose of your deck. An elf deck is generally always creature heavy, and doesn't require mainboard hate.

Below are some steps I'd take to polish this deck up, as your average CMC is way too high for the amount of lands and mana sources you have. Sorry for making this really long, but please bear with me.

-3 prowess of the fair

-2 aerial predation

-2 aim high

-2 essence warden

-1 nissa's chosen, as it isn't that good without nissa revane, which can't be hit by collected company. You can keep this in if you still want to run nissa's.

-3 oakenform

-1 ambassador oak

-2 cylian elf

-1 soul of the harvest

-1 gilt-leaf ambush, as elves are low to the ground and generally always lose clash anyway.

-2 elvish promenade, which will be explained somewhere below

-hunting triad, as it is just a worse version of elvish promenade

-the two nissa's.

-5 swamp, as they do not help you cast green cards, which are the majority of your spells.

-4 forest, which will be explained later below.

Now you only have 11 lands. I suggest you run around 18~19 if you want to be more aggressive, or 20~21. Lets go with 19, as that is still more aggressive, while staying safer.

You'd need 8 more lands for that. Now, this is where I explain why the 4 forests and the swamps were cut. You generally want to make all your black sources dual lands, as you rarely ever want to have swamp as one of the few lands in your opening hand. That only causes you to make unnecessary mulligans. I'll suggest 8 dual lands on the cheaper side, but if you want, you can always change to more expensive ones.

The cheaper options are 4x Blooming Marsh, and 4x Llanowar Wastes. The more expensive option is 4x Windswept Heath, 3x Overgrown Tomb, and 1 Cavern of Souls.

Now that you have 19 lands, you have 25 spaces in your deck to fill up with nonland cards.

These are some ideas, you can always add in other options.

-3x Elvish Mystic You want a lot of 1 drop elves in an elf deck

-4x Llanowar Elves, OR 2x llanowar elves and 2x Elves of Deep Shadow. the second option is if you think you need more black sources.

-4x Heritage Druid. They combo really well with the next card, as well as letting you have an awesome turn 3 win.

-3x Nettle Sentinel They have a great body, and are just great overall. 4 can be a bit too much sometimes.

-2x Elvish Archdruid These are really powerful, and are necessary.

-1x Dwynen's Elite These are very great, as you get 3 power/toughness split among 2 bodies for the cost of 1 (of course, this is only because you have a heck ton of 1 drops).

-2x Collected Company These are really powerful, as you can get 2 elves all at instant speed.

-3x Chord of Calling. This is where I will explain why we cut elvish promenade. It is a really powerful card, and one of my favorites, but is overkill, doesn't work with collected company, and is not as good as chord of calling. Chord is another place where heritage druid shines, as each of these essentially lower the cost of chord by 1 (as they tap for convoke, then untap right after). Chord of calling also lets you tutor for your sideboard creatures, or even any other elf, all at instant speed.

-2x Elvish Visionary this card is really important. Elves lack card draw, and this guy provides some.

-1x Ezuri, Renegade Leader not as important, because with 4 coco and 3 chord, if you want these, you can always tutor. even so, Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, and other hand disruption will always be able to steal ezuri, so running 2 is safer.

Earlier, we moved 9 cards from your mainboard into your sideboard. Now, we'll be cutting some of those cards out of your sideboard, as they aren't that necessary. The full sideboard I'll put here is

-2x Essence Warden Great card overall, having this keeps you from dying from every heavy hitter. Also prevents you from dying from any lifeloss.

-2x Prowess of the Fair this card is really interesting. although you could use its synergy with Rhys the Exiled to some extent, its main power is to protect you from a single wrath effects. Also helps with Shaman of the Pack, as Prowess of the Fair is an elf.

-2x Thornweald Archer. You ran many anti flying cards mainboard, so I put this here. It serves a similar purpose, having reach and deathtouch, and is an elf, allowing it to be tutored, hit by coco, or to make mana off of Heritage Druid or Elvish Archdruid. Can also be used as a deathtouch attacker if need be. Very versatile.

-1x Phyrexian Revoker can be tutored with Chord of Calling, this card can stop any combos, or anything specific that has an annoying ability.

-2x Creeping Corrosion against any artifact heavy decks.

-2x Abrupt Decay, or even 2x Fatal Push. the second option is more expensive. really depends on how many death's shadow decks are lingering around your LGS. decay is less effective against that, but has a wider range of targets, and is a better sideboard overall.

-1x Nissa Revane since you really like nissa, this is the one you should use. Is actually modern playable.

-1x Nissa's Chosen helpful card if you have Nissa Revane.

-2x Inquisition of Kozilek a cheaper alternative to Thoughtseize, still hits many annoying cards, and is one of the reasons to run black in elves (along with Shaman of the Pack).

I hope some of this helps! If you have any questions or concerns, you can leave it on my wall userpage thing. +1 from me. Have a great day!

answering your question, a non nissa elvish planeswalker would be Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury, although she is secretly only half elf and half human, is not modern legal, and died killing a hole in space.

Kiivuhl on B/G Elves

2 weeks ago

They want to be in every pauper elves deck (x4): Birchlore Rangers, Quirion Ranger, Nettle Sentinel

They are nice: Elvish Vanguard, Elvish Visionary

aaaaaand... you need some HUUUUDGE draw, not only 2 cards. Distant Melody is pretty nice here.

Mandalorian on MTG Elf Warriors

2 weeks ago

I think you should drop Nature's Way and 2 lands to add a playset of Llanowar Elves, Nettle Sentinel, and Heritage Druid.

Also not terribly big on Nissa Revane + Nissa's Chosen , I think its slow for an aggressive low interaction deck. I would replace them with 1-2 more Ezuri (especially since you don't have Collected Company, Chord of Calling, Sylvan Messenger, or Lead the Stampede to dig for additional copies) and a full playset of Elvish Archdruid. I know Llanowar Elves, Heritage Druid, and Archdruid don't go with the warrior theme but they are kinda too good to pass up.

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood is very good with Jorga.

Also some number of Elvish Visionarys are always good to have.

Elmoisamac on Go Elf Yourself

2 weeks ago

WiltLeafElves I have only done it twice, but it was T1 land and Nettle Sentinel. T2 Land, Nettle Sentinel and Heritage Druid, tap all 3 for 3G, and play an elf that costs 1-2 mana, untapping both Nettle Sentinels and leaving 1-2G floating. Tap the two Nettle Sentinels and the new elf for 3G. Cast Collected Company on Turn 2. :D There are some other ways it could play out, but that is the gist of it. It takes 2 Nettle Sentinels, a Heritage Druid, 2 lands, another elf/green creature and a Collected Company.

Penguno on Sharpen Your Ears

3 weeks ago

Hello! I just wanted to thank you for sharing your deck! I now have some ideas on what to include in my deck. :)

Regarding Nettle Sentinel, people were recommending him was because he can make infinite mana with Heritage Druid, 1-mana elf, and Cloudstone Curio.

However, I think you already have enough ways to make infinite mana anyway, so he isn't really necessary anymore.

Thanks again!

Mardu_Charizard on Elf army

1 month ago

The following are cards you should cut:Nissa Revane: this card is very bad, and it is only remotely playable alongside Nissa's Chosen. Life gain is pretty shitty in every matchup except storm and burn, and this card being four mana is just not worth it most of the time.Essence Warden: see the argument against nissa.Prism Ring:see above.Heedless One: big creatures aren't great in elves, which is typically a go wide strategy which would only be hampered by the addition of an expensive fattie that dies to removal. One of modern elves' biggest strengths is resilience to spot removal due to its swarm of little dudes, and this card goes against that completely.Might of the Masses: The above argument applies to this too, and might opens you up to too many 2 for 1s.Temple of Malady: Temples are far too slow for a deck trying to deploy dorks on turn 1. The scry is also usually not great since you get to see so much of your deck with Collected Company and Elvish Visionary. I would consider 4 Gilt-Leaf Palace or Overgrown Tomb instead as they are faster and more consistent.

I would consider playing 2 of either Chord of Calling or Eldritch Evolution as they would be very good while you are comboing off. Speaking of comboing off, your deck doesn't seem to be able to do so due to the lack of Heritage Druid, and to a lesser extent Nettle Sentinel. This 2 card combo( or just Druid alone) can allow you to power out your entire hand in a turn easily to just take over the game. I would not be opposed to 1-2 Ezuri, Renegade Leader either, as he can regenerate archdruids or pump your team.I'm not saying your deck is bad, I'm just saying elves in modern has so much explosive potential and I feel you aren't abusing it as much as you could be.

Load more