Nim Deathmantle

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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}}

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Nim Deathmantle Discussion

Blizarro on Sweet Dreams - Oona edh

1 week ago

I'd say run Puppeteer Clique + Nim Deathmantle to combo with Ashnod's Altar but your mill comes in the form of exile so it wouldn't do much for you anyways.

crabclaw on Teysa Karlov edh

1 week ago

If you're looking for cards to cut to reduce your cmc, then:

Sadistic Hypnotist -- it's a nice effect, but you can't combo this, you don't have a reanimator shell, and you're not exactly a discard-focused deck. Is too dependent on other specific cards.

Just checking, as you may already realize this, but stuff like Smothering Abomination 's second ability will not be doubled by Teysa Karlov .

I'm not super sold on Seraph of the Scales as a commander card. I've not seen it played so I may not be the best judge.

Thopter Squadron is a combo with other cards, sure, but there are cheaper, more concise combos. Look at Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar .

Requiem Angel is good with Divine Visitation in particular, but is super-high cmc, and won't be helpful at all in the case that you just have the tokens from your Afterlife cards.

Several of your 5-6 drop enchantments and sorceries could easily be swapped. Martyr's Bond does a little bit more for you than Grave Pact , depending on if you have one of your three treasure-generating cards out, which themselves are dependent on other things in order to create any treasure tokens. Not sure if the potential synergy is worth it.

Black Market will be nice in some cases, but will otherwise result in either a) unused mana or b) a blowout if anyone points removal at it. It's too undependable a source of ramp, especially because it limits your usage of the mana to your main phase. That you don't have a reliable mana sink with which to use the mana is even less ideal. More efficient, consistent sources of ramp will work better in its slot.

Is Open the Graves better than Field of Souls ? I like the latter much more in that it gives you flying creatures that are also Skullclamp -able.

Senserazer on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - The Slot Machine of Value

3 weeks ago

Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle + Goblin Marshal

I flipped marshal onto the field an altar a deathmantle on board. Sac'd his 2 goblins to float 4 colorless, sac'd marshal for another 2 colorless and another 2 goblin tokens, paid 4 to bring him back with deathmantle. Rinse and repeat.

Athraithe on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

3 weeks ago

So i was looking at EDH rec since i recently obtained a nim deathmantle and a trostani discordant... NOT A SINGLE ONE of the lists ive seen online have the Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar + Trostani Discordant combo

ZypherW on Skullbriar, the Walking Grave

3 weeks ago

This deck looks pretty good. Similar to my own Vultron-ish Skullbriar deck.

Yahenni, Undying Partisan is another hasty +1 counter creature that has built-in protection.

Suspicious Bookcase , Canopy Cover , and Prowler's Helm are other ways to get Skullbriar and friends through enemy defenses.

Nim Deathmantle , Journey to Eternity  Flip, Supernatural Stamina , Stitch Together and Unearth are great graveyard recursions (especially because Skullbriar keeps counters even in the graveyard).

Eternal Thirst , Feast on the Fallen and Predatory Hunger might be good +1 counter editions depending on your group's meta.

If you can afford it, Doubling Season doesn't help your opponents like Primal Vigor does and it has the same effect.

Vraska, Regal Gorgon might have a bit higher CMC, but I think fits your deck a little more than your current Vraska.

Assassin's Trophy , Windgrace's Judgment and Beast Within are good removal spells in Golgari colors.

Withstand Death , Rush of Vitality , Heroic Intervention and Destined / Lead are good protection cards

Finally, Sword of Vengeance , Pelt Collector , Lightning Greaves , and Alpha Authority are just overall good cards that you might find helpful in your deck.

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

3 weeks ago

patrikl Nether Traitor is good for the reasons you mentioned, but that doesn't mean its better than reassembling skeleton. They're quite different, and neither is better than the other. I personally like skeleton more because it's more independent than traitor. Skeleton can go off with just a sac outlet and a mana-producer while traitor needs consistent other creatures. However, traitor does need less mana producers to go off, so I'm gonna find a place for it for consistency's sake. I've found that many wins come off of reassembling skeleton, so having another one will be helpful.

Nim Deathmantle is basically a more expensive reassembling skeleton that can loop other creatures instead of just itself. If I'm going to be looping something, the game is going to end soon, especially with the amount of death-trigger-card-draw in the deck. Personally, skeleton and traitor are preferable to deathmantle because they cost less to loop. However, deathmantle only requires generic mana which is a big plus, especially in terms of Ashnod's Altar . I'm not completely closed to the idea of deathmantle, but I currently I feel like its too specific in its needs for a combo. I understand its power though and if the maybeboard was ordered it would definitely be close to the top.

Gate to the Afterlife does actually seem a lot better than Harvester of Souls because finding specific combo pieces is very often the plan. I'll definitely include it instead of the ladder.

Yeah Lifeline is insane. I'm definitely gonna replace something for it. For now, I think its gonna be krav, regna, and harvester out for lifeline, traitor, and gate. I like krav and regna, and I'd like to find a place for them again, but for now, they're pretty slow to help the engine while the cards you mentioned do so much more efficiently.

patrikl on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

3 weeks ago

Despite what you said earlier I think Nether Traitor is much better than reassembling skeleton, even if you say the skeleton can be brought back anytime you can also do that with the traitor as long as you have other creatures and if you have no other then you have bigger problems than that, the traitor basically doubles any death trigger for 1 black mana (half the cost of the skeleton) and it can make infinite mana + death triggers with a single token on death card and Phyrexian Altar , the infinite mana is amazing because it let's you combo earlier and play other threats if you don't have a card like zulaport. I think both deserve a place in the deck.

Also Nim Deathmantle is too strong to ignore having so many ways to generate mana on death and create tokens. Have you tried Gate to the Afterlife ? its really good, even if it is a loot effect you usually just need something specific to combo out, I tested it in my shirei deck and I think it's much better than harvester of souls just because it gets earlier into play.

And maybe is because of my love of shirei but I think Lifeline is ridiculous in a deck like this even if your opponents can use it your deck is designed to abuse it more and it also protects your board against mass removal if you have a free sac outlet which is always a weakness in decks like this that try to stablish board presence and get your engine going.

Anyway, amazing primer! you gave me lots of ideas for my own teysa deck.

Azdranax on Loop praetor's grasp in mono ...

3 weeks ago

Storming Bitter Ordeal makes a lot more sense than Praetor's Grasp , which can be accomplished far more easily, like Su-Chi , Nim Deathmantle and a sac outlet into bitter ordeal, or one of dozens of lines using infinite undying triggers with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed .

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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%