Nim Deathmantle


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

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Nim Deathmantle

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +2/+2, has intimidate, and is a black Zombie.

Whenever a nontoken creature is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {{4}}. If you do, return that card to the battlefield and attach Nim Deathmantle to it.

Equip {{4}}

Nim Deathmantle Discussion

MizzMizz on Varina, The Baddest Lich in the Game.

1 day ago

olivebagel thanks so much for giving some feedback!

The reason I like Desecrated Tomb and Debt to the Deathless is because I'f you have a Phyrexian Altar out as well as a Gravecrawler and Rooftop Storm you can make infinite bats to sack and you can kill the table. But maybe you're right, maybe ita not reliable enough.

I took most of your advice. And Nim Deathmantle is definitely going in! I forgot about his synergy with Grave Titan

Thanks again! :)

olivebagel on Varina, The Baddest Lich in the Game.

1 day ago

I've been jamming Varina for a few months and she has been fantastic. Check out my list below if you're interested.

Esper Zombo Combo and Reanimator

Zombie Apocalypse and Living Death are fantastic and end games with a Grey Merchant of Asphodel often. I also prefer Victimize over Stitch Together since you should always have sacrifice fodder.

You could add a Nim Deathmantle as you already have every other card needed for that combo.

Some cards that don't seem good enough to make the cut or are too high cost I would say are Dark Salvation , Debt to the Deathless , Desecrated Tomb , Necromancer's Covenant , Zombie Trailblazer , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed (unless I'm missing a combo?), Binding Mummy and I think you could go down to 35 lands and be okay.

Other than that, maybe just add some of the staple card draw and you've got yourself a fun list.

Best of luck, she's a great commander.

DrkNinja on St. Kozi, the Nope Pope

5 days ago

If you're going to run the locus lands you should play Vesuva , Thespian's Stage , and a spicy Dark Depths for that sweet sweet Stage Depths combo.

Also OG Ugin/Karn are definitely add-ins here, they are far more powerful than the newer ones.

Mox Opal , Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , Basalt Monolith , and Rings of Brighthearth are all solid cards here for ramp but might not fit the budget.

If you keep your spells or CMC low to the ground you could do a colorless storm build using Aetherflux Reservoir .

Also I'm a huge fan of Chaos Wand + Engine + Rocks to cast all of everyone's stuff! (serves two purposes, fun and to get rid of those cards so they can't be used against you!).

Codex Shredder is great, it also has a one time recursion ability, unless you play Myr Retriever or Trading Post (strongly suggest the latter).

Not sure why Sculpting Steel isn't already here.

Spine of Ish Sah is great permanent removal that can be reused, with oh say a Trading Post or Ashnod's Altar . Speaking of Ashnod's + Nim Deathmantle + Battlesphere is fun, infinite dudes.

Staff of Domination is a little pricey but... definitely a utility here!

Wurmcoil Engine for SURE belongs in the deck.

Mind's Eye for sure belongs here for some draw power!

Lastly Voltaic Key combos with a lot of stuff in artifacts.

Also I'm much more inclined to encourage the artifact route with some Eldrazi titan's at the top end, than a weird mix like you have now. My artifact deck, Daretti, runs one Ulamog, Ceaseless Hunger as just a top end as it generates a lot of mana naturally... Also gotta love that two Scour From Existences for 4 mana less...

enpc on Commander combos w/ Artifact 4 ...

1 week ago

There are a lot of cheap to cast artifact combos, however they won't be two card. Even the aforementioned Sharuum one isn't a two card combo - the loop by itself doesn't actually do anything.

Breya, Etherium Shaper + Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar is a good one.

Lil_Kalki on Threnody for the Victims of Dementia

1 week ago

Some updates:

Massacre Girl has been added at the expense of cutting Black Market . At the same cmc I felt it reasonable. Nim Deathmantle has been cut for Rings of Brighthearth (at long last!). And finally, Path of Ancestry has been axed in favor of the Deserted Temple inclusion, instead of a Swamp — I prefer to have my lands be in untapped, dont you?

Dbiggs on Teysa Aristocrats

2 weeks ago

While I'm not certain it is the right move, I think Debtors' Knell while powerful is slow, and I think the Nim Deathmantle will serve itself better in that slot. As for what to cut for Massacre Girl , that is a far more difficult cut in my mind. I would probably argue that Sifter of Skulls is the cut though.

Hesher on Teysa Aristocrats

2 weeks ago

The Aristocrats Featuring Teysa Karlov

Trying to make a cut for Nim Deathmantle but I'm not entirely sure what I should be cutting for it. I'm also thinking about putting Massacre Girl in for another board wipe.

Bchong on Breya, Combo God

2 weeks ago

yeah unfortunately a lot of cards have spiked in the meantime. cantrips are basically a must in every deck...they bring a lot of consistency and honestly something to do in the 1st few turns of the game so that you can get ahead of other players. It allows you to keep 1 or 2 land hand with one of your combo pieces and be very safe.

The only problem with some of the combos that you have noted above is that they are very expensive mana wise and the fact that the more pieces that go into a combo the easier it is to get disrupted... like Time Sieve will/should die the moment it hits the battlefield and same with Nim Deathmantle . Sadly the fact of the matter is that while this shouldn't make a difference in how your opponents decide to interact with does as you will be giving a massive red alert 2 times instead of 1 that a combo is in progress.

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Nim Deathmantle occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.27%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.48%