Nissa, Vastwood Seer


Nissa, Sage Animist


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Transform (V17) None
Magic Origins (ORI) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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Nissa, Vastwood Seer

Legendary Creature — Elf Scout

When Nissa, Vastwood Seer enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic Forest card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, if you control seven or more lands, exile Nissa, then return her to the battlefield transformed under her owner's control.

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Nissa, Vastwood Seer Discussion

PsuedoIntellectual on World Class Abzan

6 days ago


I love Abzan! Here are some suggestions:

1:Improve your creatures

Cut Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip, Den Protector, and a copy of Courser of Kruphix.

Add 4 Tarmogoyf and more Tasigur, the Golden Fang.

Sylvan Caryatid would be helpful, too.

2:Improve your mana-base

Cut Temple of Malady and Temple of Silence. They're just bad.

Cut Sandsteppe Citadel.

Cut Caves of Koilos and Llanowar Wastes.

Add Overgrown Tomb, Godless Shrine, Temple Garden, Windswept Heath, Marsh Flats, and Verdant Catacombs. A playset of each.

3:Improve your spells

Cut Languish and Tragic Arrogance and replace them with Damnation or Wrath of God.

Cut Despise, Abzan Charm, Bile Blight, Silence the Believers and Ultimate Price.

Replace them with Fatal Push, Thoughtseize, Go for the Throat, Path to Exile, and Dismember or Maelstrom Pulse. Any of these two removal spells should be a playset(4), but all of them are just about the same.

3:Sideboard for Modern

Cut literally everything.

Add 4 Nature's Claim and Creeping Corrosion.

Stony Silence could be useful too.

If you choose to run Go for the Throat, sideboard a third removal option that can hit anything.

Add Relic of Progenitus or Bojuka Bog.

Leyline of Sanctity can hose just about any deck.


I couldn't really fit this stuff in without you cutting some other useful stuff, but cards like Kitchen Finks, Dark Confidant, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, or Blind Obedience could worm their way into your deck.

ZuiderZee on Home Depot Garden Center

1 week ago

Sorry, yes! I should have mentioned he's not technically a legal commander. The deck has already been cleared with my playgroup and if anyone complains I just put Budoka Gardener in the 99 and use Azusa, Lost but Seeking or Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip as my commander. But for anyone who may want to use this list or a similar one, ask your playgroup first!

Catalog9000 on Mono-Green Topdeck Manipulation/Tutor suggestions

1 week ago

Yeah, so Dauntless Dourbark gets pretty big, making Garruk, Primal Hunter a great option.

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip will tutor a Forest for you and when she flips she will add lands with her +1. Both of these make Your bigger and get you closer to your Elder.

There is also Blighted Woodland which gets you two more Forests. Very useful for thinning the deck, getting your Mana, and overall moving into a more streamlined tempo feel.

Spirits on WonderCats

2 weeks ago

Really loving this deck JAPuckett85, still working on mine lol, Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats.

Some stuff to think about, I've found Ancient Den + Tree of Tales has allowed me to equip 1-turn earlier three times now (in all the games i've played), doesn't sound fantastic, but it's pretty good. Have to balance that against things like Sunpetal Grove and Fortified Village, but in my build usually have no mana sourcing issues.

I notice you settled on 37 lands, you definitely have more utility (like Maze of Ith and Strip Mine and Thawing Glaciers) where they are removal not lands, I settled on 35 lands, but don't have any non-mana utility lands either, so wer're about the same.

Wooded Foothills and Flooded Strand are some relatively (there still lands!) inexpensive fetch lands, they could replace some of the ETB Tapped lands you run. Also, I find the fetches de-saturate the lands, so drawing later in the game, you draw less lands due to hypergeometric probability, which often slow you down in late game, but still mana fix earlier on. Ash Barrens does this too. You might find too, with fewer ETB tapped, you go 0.5 - 1 turn faster.

I would have to agree with Hybrow about Sword of Vengeance, but also agree with you about Chariot of Victory. Here's what my initial thought was, for that Vigilance and +2 power, are you REALLY searching/fetching it? Like really really? If I need haste, I'm pulling Swiftfoot Boots because it comes with Hexproof, if I need Trample i'd probably rather pull a Loxodon Warhammer gives me +1 more power, I understand it doesn't give the first strike which provides sustainability, but it creates more sustainability in multi-player with the lifelink. Cats don't really block because they don't have the Eminence? If you have a big cat with lots of equipment it's cool, but are your winning because you have a big swinging cat (possibly with lifelink) or are you winning because you are defending with likely a ground walking cat that also likely already has double strike? Double strike > First strike. I dunno, it's a good equipment, for the cost give me lifelink, or infect Grafted Exoskeleton. I bet if you evaluate, with all the other awesome equipment in this deck, it's very very low on the pecking order for tutoring.

I'm trying out Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip over Cultivate right now, trying to figure out if the 1 less land, is worth the potential for drawing an extra card each turn once flipped, or the potential for blocked damage (but what is a ground walking 2/2 really blocking of significance).

I have a Sterling Grove in my box at home, I need it in to fetch Sylvan Library right? That's what you do with it 95% of the time?

Eladamri's Call only costs you mana and gives you more consistency on pulling/playing the same creature each game. Because it's hand, doesn't cost you a card.

Path to Exile is awesome removal, can also be used as a mana ramp / fetch, you'd actually be suprised how many times I do it.

Saffi Eriksdotter (good recursion/protection on his own, without anything else), add a Sun Titan and they can protect each other. Throw in a Greater Good which is also good draw on it's own with eminence, and you can basically have a huge hand, tutor the cards you need for the win, etc. Makes a really nice interaction, and protection. All 3 cards aren't dead draws on their own either. Just a thought. I know he's not a cat. Also works with Fiend Hunter (kind of) but doesn't give that 6 card draw from the Sun Titan like Saffi Eriksdotter does so I don't like it.

I hadn't thought about Nylea's Emissary either, adding him to my maybeboard too, have to think about him first lol. His bestow is just so expensive, only challenge to overcome. CMC 4 for a 3/3 trample isn't THAT far off the mark though, and late game he can bestow +3/+3 and trample, and then turn into a 3/3 trample afterwards. I'm just not sure.

Lost Leonin + Ajani, Caller of the Pride has been all-star for me. I know it's the same as Duelist's Heritage but he's also a planeswalker which I like. I run both though.

I took Sensei's Divining Top out, what!!!, I have it in every commander deck, BUT I ALWAYS tutor Sylvan Library and feels like duplication of work with both out. That derpy dreidel though, have you had similar experiences where it just wan't effective or a dead draw later in the game?

Anyways really awesome, always looking and stealing your ideas!

livemagic on Dangerous Woods

2 weeks ago

xyr0s I really liked the idea to put Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip instead of one Dungrove Elder, so I'll do this, because I need more draw engines. Now, more tests to do. =D Thanks!

xyr0s on Dangerous Woods

2 weeks ago

In a casual environment, Champion of Rhonas might be fine, if that means that there's a little less removal pointed at it. To me it just seems like it's a card that require everything to run smoothly in order to do anything - has to get Search for Tomorrow on the opening hand, Lightning Greaves for turn 2, and opponent to have no instant-speed removal in turn 3 - and then you also need at big creature on hand. Maybe it works, maybe not.

Anyway, if you keep the land-count that low, you might want to exchange Dungrove Elder. I don't think it will grow to any remarkable size if there aren't a ton of forests to do so from. A single Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip could be funny, and good for card advantage, instead of one Dungrove Elder. Dunno what else to add.

smilkows on Sidisi Reanimator

3 weeks ago

Thank you very much! I am glad you like the list. It s a fun deck and can be powerful, but to be more competitive it needs some spells to counter the graveyard hate. Often you will encounter Bojuka Bog, Relic of Progenitus, Rest in Peace, Leyline of the Void, Scavenging Ooze, and Deathrite Shaman to name a few. Some cards to consider are:

Some reshuffle graveyard spells (Budget and more expensive):Elixir of Immortality, Perpetual Timepiece, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Counter Spells:Counterspell, Forbid, Voidslime, Disallow, Fervent Denial, Glen Elendra Archmage, Mystic Snake, Draining Whelk

Artifact/Enchantment Removal:Deglamer, Krosan Grip, Naturalize, Acidic Slime

Even Broader Removal:Abrupt Decay, Maelstrom Pulse, Beast Within, Song of the Dryads, Chain of Acid, Mold Shambler, Terastodon, Worldshaper, Vraska the Unseen, Duplicant

Next up are cards you can swap in that are not as expensive to acquire.

Out: Geth, Lord of the Vault, In: Gisa and Geralf;

Out: Fauna Shaman, In: Satyr Wayfinder;

Out: Grave Titan, In: Myr Battlesphere;

Out: Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, In: Archaeomancer;

Out: Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, In: Razaketh, the Foulblooded;

Out: Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, In: Nezahal, Primal Tide;

Out: Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip, In: Wood Elves;

Out: Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, In: Ishkanah, Grafwidow;

Out: Protean Hulk, In: Spider Spawning;

Out: The Scarab God, In: Bloodgift Demon;

Out: Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, In: Avenger of Zendikar;

Out: Sheoldred, Whispering One, In: Ravenous Chupacabra;

To allow for the anti graveyard hate cards listed above, I would consider cutting for budgetary reasons: Yawgmoth's Will, Rise of the Dark Realms, Survival of the Fittest, Sylvan Scrying, Diabolic Servitude, Entomb, Coffin Queen.

You can change a lot of cards in the list aside from those mentioned here. Two cards I would not change and would pick up as they are very useful in the list are Volrath's Stronghold and Phyrexian Tower. You can sacrifice a creature to the tower gaining 2 black mana and use that mana to activate the stronghold to put the sacrificed creature back on top of your library. Volrath's Stronghold by itself is also a way to save at least one creature from your graveyard from getting exiled as mentioned in the graveyard hate you would face.

This should give a good sense of what type of cards to think about and try. I have used many of these cards on my way to getting to the list today. Another two good cards that are rarely bad are Wurmcoil Engine and Batterskull. Just good Value cards. Batterskull is not a creature to reanimate, but it is a creature when the artifact enters the battlefield. I hope this helps!

PartyJ on Doran's Friends with Benefits

3 weeks ago

Hey Suns_Champion,

Good points made! I will change the following based on your comment.

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip - > Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Forest - > Shambling Vent

Forest - > Stirring Wildwood

I think that Fellwar Stone would be a great addition, just not sure what I should remove for it.

ps: Are you active on Discord chat somewhere?

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