Nissa, Nature's Artisan
Planeswalker — Nissa
[[symbol:loyalty-plus1]: You gain 3 life.
-4: Reveal the top two cards of your library. Put all land cards from among them onto the battlefield and the rest into your hand.
-12: Creatures you control get +5/+5 and gain trample until end of turn.
Nissa, Nature's Artisan Discussion
1 month ago
I like Solemnity for the sideboard, for sure. I'm still avoiding putt anything from HOU in the deck yet because it's not actually released yet but There will be a pretty major overhaul of this when it drops in 2-3 weeks! Pride Sovereign!!!
I also like the Scattered Groves. The cycling is great but I think you might be right about the ETB tapped slowing the deck a little too much. I think a lot of the power of this deck right now is the speed it can escalate so something that would stop that might not be great.
Ajani Unyielding is obviously amazing :) I do worry, like Nissa, Nature's Artisan before, it might be a bit slow though? I quite like the Vizier of the Menagerie even if it's twisting the flavour/theme a little bit.
2 months ago
majin_shinsa - Yet again some very nice card suggestions there, thank you. I will have a good think about them. I can see a couple of options including (but not limited to):
- Adding Oath of Ajani to help cast Nissa, Nature's Artisan as well as utilise the +1/+1 buff.
- Removing Nissa, Nature's Artisan all together and making it a "Vizier of the Cat Menagerie" deck with Vizier of the Menagerie as it's a little cheaper than Nissa and helps get the cats out faster.
3 months ago
these are all great cards, and you've put them together nicely. You want to focus on a theme though, like here, you have stuff like Champion of Rhonas that would work so well with high mana creatures.
IMO, you should focus on tokens. For tokens, running strategies like embalm would work. For example, Noose Constrictor to discard embalmers (which are Trueheart Duelist, Sacred Cat, Anointer Priest, etc), and then using Anointed Procession, you keep getting double tokens. For planeswalkers, Nissa, Vital Force is powerful, but Nissa, Nature's Artisan is not as necessary.
I would also suggest cutting down to 60 cards, to maximize your consistency (E.g. trying to draw 1 Vizier of the Menagerie out of a 60 card deck versus out of a 10000 card deck i.e. you want to have the lowest deck size possible so you can consistently draw your important cards)
and the good thing is, this is very budget friendly. If you want, you can take a look at my bant embalm that i've been working on, An Amalgamation of the Embalmed. the main difference is that I run blue, allowing me to use powerful walkers like Tamiyo, Field Researcher, and good cards for tokens like Aven Wind Guide.
I hope you enjoy this game as much as I do! good luck =)
3 months ago
I've debated putting Always Watching in my similar build due to the decent number of token generators. How has it worked for you so far? I guess it would be a different strategy/tradeoff between Always Watching and Anointed Procession.
Also, Nissa, Nature's Artisan and Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter make pretty good cat ladies. Nissa is probably better for a build like this; Oviya has good synergies with a token strategy.
3 months ago
I have thought of Nissa, Voice of Zendikar a lot, and I'm still not entirely sure why she isn't in the deck to be honest. I really should test her out at some point.
I think Nissa, Nature's Artisan would be a bit too slow to be honest, and there's so many cards in the deck to ensure a landdrop or two each turn anyway.
Intangible Virtue might be really nice. Vigilance all across the board, yes please. I'll see if I can find a place for it.
3 months ago
After a quick playtest, this deck seems pretty fun and original!
4 months ago
Jagd_TallgeeseThanks so much for your suggestions! I'm also considering adding a Decimator of the Provinces, in case I end up having lots of tokens, or Nissa, Nature's Artisan. I would also like to werewolf base that can also kick ass.
5 months ago
Double strike will not give you extra energy with Lightning Runner or Aetherwind Basker attack ability. Double strike does not mean that the creature attacks twice, only that it deals first strike and normal strike damage.
4 Aetherwind Basker and 4 Lightning Runner is a bit too much for such high costing cards. By time you cast them you're probably close to dead. They want you to have multiple creatures out, of which you don't have many.
I'd suggest trying some of these: Longtusk Cub, Sage of Shaila's Claim, Voltaic Brawler, Aetherstream Leopard, Aether Herder, and Bristling Hydra. They are some lower costing creatures that can give you energy or hit hard.
Nissa, Nature's Artisan wouldn't be a bad card to put in either. Keep in mind you want more lower cost spells than higher so you can cast more things.
Hope that helps.