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

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Set Rarity
Eventide (EVE) Common

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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.

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Nettle Sentinel Discussion

Snips500 on Avatar: The Last Earthbender

1 week ago

Great deck! I also play lots of paper pauper and find non-Metta decks very interesting.

A few things to consider are Rancor, Might of the Masses, Nest Invader, Nettle Sentinel, Quirion Ranger, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk and Mutagenic Growth. Rancor can be used to push through with trample and get an extra 2 power in there. Might of the Masses will double your Scion of the Wilds power and toughness. Nest Invader gives your Scion of the Wild +2/+2. Nettle Sentinel is another great one drop. Quirion Ranger can get you 2 mana turn 2 if you don't have a second land and is also a one drop to boost your Scion of the Wild. Skarrgan Pit-Skulk is another one drop that can come in as a 2/2 that cant be blocked by creatures smaller than it. Lastly Mutagenic Growth is a pretty much free card that will save a creature from burn or just pump your guy just enough to go in for the kill.

ksuKaliber on Mandalorian

1 week ago

Thanks for your comment on my Elves decklist! I really appreciate the suggestions and I think I will definitely upgrade to Heritage Druid and Nettle Sentinels and whatnot once I get the money for it, along with Chord of Calling! :)

Mandalorian on A Few Elves? How Bad Can it be?

2 weeks ago

All the cards I think I could possibly suggest are already in your Maybeboard!

There is Devoted Druid and Cloudstone Curio if you ever want to make it a combo deck instead of stompy

Copperhorn Scout can be really good at untapping Elvish Archdruid for a lot of mana after attacking or Chord of Calling after attacking

I would suggest 1 Pendelhaven as it can allow your 1/1 dorks to be more aggressive when you need them to be.

Collected Company is obviously excellent and aside from that either Chord of Calling or Lead the Stampede should replace Nylea's Presence. Some do one or the other and some do a 2/2 or 3/1 split. Either way I think one of these should definitely be mainboard. Lead the Stampede is excellent at refilling your hand and Chord of Calling can get that 1 Ezuri you need to win on the spot. Both are powerful, though I lean more towards Chord since it allows you to play singleton hate cards you can tutor for in sideboarded games.

Joraga Warcaller is a pretty awkward card with Collected Company because you cant have it come in with counters to pump the whole team. In a Coco build I would cut it and a couple Visionaries and 1-2 Champions to make room for Heritage Druid and Nettle Sentinel. The most explosive starts possible with Elf decks involve Heritage Druid. Ex-

T1 Forest, Elvish Mystic

T2 Forest, tap Elvish Mystic and play Heritage Druid, tap both forest and play Dwynen's Elite, tap 3 untapped elves, play Elvish Archdruid

T3 Forest, tap 3 Forest for Ezuri, Renegade Leader, tap Elvish Archdruid for 6 , use Ezuri, Renegade Leader's overrun ability, attack for 20 with trample.

Turn 3 you can deal 20 damage, but an explosive start like that doesn't happen without Heritage Druid, its just not possible. With Nettle Sentinel you can tap it for mana using Heritage Druid cast a spell, untap the sentinel, and do it again, essentially playing out your whole hand.

Anyway, Elves are my favorite Modern tribe, I hope this helped a bit! Happy Brewing

filthyc4sual on Elves

2 weeks ago

Agree about Nettle Sentinel and Westvale Abbey  Flip.

Also, I would add Chord of Calling over Garruk. 4 Nykthos is a lot, and I would cut down to 1 or 2, if you keep any.

One cool thing is Devoted Druid, which can make infinite mana with Vizier of Remedies if you splash white, and two Devoted Druids already go infinite with Ezuri, Renegade Leader (which I like playing 3 of).

My list is here if you want more inspiration:

Cloudy with a Chance of Elfball

Modern filthyc4sual


lactobacillus on Elves

2 weeks ago

Hey man a friend of mine has a very similar deck of this, and he uses Nettle Sentinel for comboing with Heritage Druid. Some Elvish Visionary are also present for draw power. The main objective is to ramp as many elves as possible on battlefield and Elvish Archdruid into Ezuri, Renegade Leader to make your little budies hit like a truck. He also uses some Westvale Abbey  Flip in case of a plan B.

Nice work and good luck

Scottbro20 on Budget-ish Modern Elves

1 month ago

Thanks for the advice on my deck. I actually do agree with you on Stony Silence. I haven't updated my list recently but I have been running a Kataki, War's Wage in the side. What other Chord of Calling options do you run in the side? I also have been on the fence about taking out Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx but it has just won me to many games to take it out, I will greatly consider Westvale Abbey  Flip after you mention I think that could be a great addition!. As far as Nettle Sentinel, I think he is the most important card an early start with his synergy with Heritage Druid. I think he is a 100% must in a modern elf deck. I really like your list, especially the Abzan touch. Its very similar to my own, and I have run 17 land in the past in testing and had success, you just run into a lot of problems when you have to mulligan. How does the Abzan list work for you? I have done Both Black-Green and Whtie-Green and I have like them both. My only advice would be to try Nettle Sentinel if you haven't. He is very important to fast start and is great against control decks that play Cryptic Command. Thanks for the advice I really like the idea of trying Westvale Abbey. What are your thoughts on Growing Rites of Itlimoc? Does it have a home in elves or does it throw off the synergy to much to be worth it? Thanks!

ModernStormPlayer996 on Modern Elves

1 month ago

You can check out my elf deck for ideas if you want and you can always leave suggestions on mine and remember to +1 Upvote if you like it.

Budget-ish Modern Elves

Modern ModernStormPlayer996


Our decks are pretty similar. Your deck is very good already but some suggestions that I would have is:

  1. I found Nettle Sentinel and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to be win more cards. Looking at your deck, it doesn't look like you necessarily have anything that great to substitute Nettle Sentinel with right now. However, I would very much recommend that you swap Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx with a Westvale Abbey  Flip (the colorless land is fine I manage to run it in an Abzan deck). Westvale Abbey  Flip acts as a win condition and has gotten me out of many tight places and let me pull out a win.

  2. Your Sideboard. I feel like you arn't really using the 4 Collected Company and 4 Chord of Calling to their full sideboard boosting potential. If you have a sideboard full of 2 or 3 mana creatures that hate on decks then when you sideboard 1 in, it almost becomes as if you are sideboarding in a playset of them. So I would reccommend Kataki, War's Wage instead of Stony Silence and stuff like that.

Hope my advice helped and remember to check out my deck too!

wisegreenbean on

1 month ago

Are you actually trying to make a modern viable deck? Because if so, there are likely some changes you should make. Admittedly this is a slightly more expensive proposition.

The cheapest change to greatly improve the deck is 4x Elvish Visionary. Dwynen's Elite is also quite strong. Also, as your best win-con, maybe 2 copies of Ezuri is desirable.

The core combo to make elves strong in format like modern and legacy is Heritage Druid and Nettle Sentinel; you tap elves for mana using the druid and then the sentinels untap when you play the elves, letting you get more mana for elves. Potentially you can put your whole hand in play on turn 2.

More expensive changes include Cavern of Souls and Collected Company. Chord of Calling is strong, and makes it very nice to run 1x Reclamation Sage main board. Regardless, have a few in sideboard.

For cards to remove, Rhonas's Monument and all 4 and 5 cmc spells in your list aren't strong enough for modern. Your land count is also rather high.

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