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|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Mythic Rare|
|Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW)||Mythic Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Mythic Rare|
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Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
Planeswalker — Nissa
+1: Create a 0/1 green Plant creature token.
-2: Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.
-7: You gain X life and draw X cards, where X is the number of lands you control.
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Nissa, Voice of Zendikar Discussion
9 hours ago
This is the first deck I ever built dating back to the 2015 prerelease. It's evolved a ton since then, clearly, with all the cards from later sets in it. That's kinda why the cards are so seemingly random. I haven't purchased cards for this deck yet. Everything I have was either pulled or traded for.
There's currently 69 cards because to be honest, I really struggle with deciding what to remove to meet 60 cards. I feel like they are all pretty good and serve a distinct purpose in the deck.
I definitely want those lands. I don't really like Fertile Thicket either. Probably remove the Selesnya Guildgate s because they're too slow too, huh? I like Oran-Rief, the Vastwood , Sunpetal Grove , and Temple of Plenty . I love the combo of Canopy Vista + Windswept Heath , but that seems like a lot of money for land, although I might justify it if I could see it's worth. What are the most important things I'm looking for when choosing land?
The Wanderer , Suspension Field , Wanderer's Strike , Hunt the Weak , and Prison Realm all help with protecting from creatures that I otherwise wouldn't be able to deal with, and Dragonscale Boon and Stony Strength surprise my opponent when they're attacking or try to mess with tapped creatures. What I really need are a couple cards that exile permanents rather than creatures, though. I have a couple of Generous Gift s in another deck that I could pull out and put into here.
If I cut The Wanderer , all instants, sorceries, and enchantments and dropped down to 24 creatures, I could have space for 8 cards if I kept 23 lands. What do you think the best would be the best 8 cards to have? Right now I'm thinking: 2x Generous Gift , Bow of Nylea , Nissa, Voice of Zendikar , 2x Blessed Alliance , Oblivion Ring , maybe Hardened Scales (how bad is it really if you play it first turn, considering all I would have to play other than that would be a hexdrinker, and it benefits massively from it if I can beef him before he gets protection from everything?) or Harvest Season ? (but that wouldn't that only be good with some landfall stuff or Vinelasher Kudzu , like you had said?)
Would that provide me with enough board removal to be consistently successful?
11 hours ago
These are your best creatures: Evolution Sage, Hexdrinker, Huatli's Raptor, Managorger Hydra, Mistcutter Hydra, Tuskguard Captain. I suggest you increase most of those creatures to a full set (4x each) and cut the rest.
You currently have 69 cards included. That number should be reduced to 60. I suggest cutting all the Instants, Sorceries, and Enchantments except Pledge of Unity. If after all the cutting there is room left over, I've outlined a number of spells that will add dynamism and range both with the creatures above and with other spells below.
I believe good lands are more important than Planeswalkers. Llanowar Reborn and Oran-Rief, the Vastwood are perhaps valuable enough to consider. Sunpetal Grove , Canopy Vista , Temple of Plenty , Fortified Village , Temple Garden , Windswept Heath are all worth considering, depending on your budget. Swapping out your slow lands for those listed above will improve both speed and reliability.
My thoughts on +1/+1 counters decks: Hardened Scales is overkill, over-rated, and slow. It's a very powerful card that doesn't necessarily speed decks to a win. The best +1/+1 counter decks include only low CMC creatures that can repeatedly provide their own counters. Creatures, especially any that get really big, will get removed pretty consistently. So getting lots of creatures down and swinging quickly and consistently is essential. This is all, of course, just my 2 cents.
I'll point out that there are enough creatures and spells that it's very possible to build solid mono-white or mono-green +1/+1 creature decks. I actually think it's easier to build a solid deck staying mono-colored - it's possible to go mono-color tribal with Humans, Soldiers, Elves, Allies, Oozes etc. The advantage to going tribal is more than just synergy - it's also a handy framework to round out a deck with advantages while also keeping the deck focused. Going tribal also opens the door to Cavern of Souls and Unclaimed Territory . I'd go so far as to say there are so many really solid +1/+1 counter spells, one of the hardest things about building a deck is narrowing it down to a well-honed point. I'm not saying I think you need to go mono-colored and/or tribal here, just pointing out ways to help focus the deck.
4 days ago
Beebles: I think the only way I add Finale of Devastation is if I also add Green Sun's Zenith and Dryad Arbor . This would also mean I remove Chord of Calling and Natural Order . Do you think this is a sound idea? I am definitely interested to hear what everyone thinks about that.
XinZhao: Overall I think Blast Zone is to slow of most commander decks. The only way it sees play is if you are playing a deck solely focused on recurring lands, and that is just not that deck. I think there are several other utility lands that would make it into the deck if I was in the market to add some.
GeminiSpartanX, Frank_Glascock and Dankey: Thanks for adding your opinion to the mix! I agree with you on what is considered an “auto-include”. The only other planeswalker I have tried in the deck is Nissa, Vital Force , I have never included Nissa, Voice of Zendikar (if that is the 3 cmc one you are talking about. I still think Nissa, Vital Force deserves a spot in the deck, I just had to cut here because there were better option out there. The big difference with Wrenn and Six is the utility and cmc. But I do see your point when compared to Sylvan Scrying . I have to ask the question, would I rather pull my Gaea's Cradle out of my deck on turn 2-5 or get a fetch back from my hand from the graveyard for the next couple turns (at least). I THINK Gaea's Cradle wins this argument only SOMETIMES. Hitting my land-drops every turn is much more important early game. Later game Sylvan Scrying wins every time. So, I’ll keep Sylvan Scrying in for now, but would still like to try Wrenn and Six somehow…
2 weeks ago
I’d run Eternal Witness over Golgari Findbroker for sure, she’s just better. You may consider adding Fathom Mage for extra value. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is a decent planeswalkers that adds a +1/+1 counter to your team. It does seem a little light on removal. Just for the purposes of protection, you could consider adding Cauldron of Souls because you have a lot of etb triggers with +1/+1 counters. Maybe even Path of Discovery . Seems like a fun deck indeed.
3 weeks ago
Green defends against sacrifice with tokens. Each of the cards you're defending against let's you choose the creature to sacrifice. Make sure you have either plenty to sacrifice, or little chumps to sacrifice.
- Ramp into Hornet Queen or Ant Queen .
- Buy back Sprout Swarm a ton,
- Run Awakening Zone
- Ramp into Avenger of Zendikar or Rampaging Baloths (who would love your Rampant Growth ) or Hooded Hydra
- Add a Planeswalker that makes tokens and gives you other utility: Nissa, Voice of Zendikar or Garruk Wildspeaker or Garruk, Primal Hunter
For pretty cheap you could replace your current hydra and the Terrastomper for the Baloths and Hydra here, just to get a feel of token vs sacrifice.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
The Cards (obo)
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INVENTION FOIL, NM - $80
Liliana of the Veil (EMA), NM - $68
Chrome Mox EMA LP - $33
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger - $30
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets SDCC ZOMBIE FOIL, NM - $18
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar SDCC ZOMBIE FOIL, NM - $20
Dryad Arbor FROM THE VAULT REALMS FOIL, NM - $21
Dack Fayden (EMA) - $13
Dragonlord Dromoka - $11
Glacial Chasm FTV REALMS FOIL, NM - $8
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Nissa, Voice of Zendikar occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%
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All decks: 0.02%