Nissa, Voice of Zendikar

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Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis Mythic Rare
Oath of the Gatewatch Mythic Rare
Promo Set 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

rom016 on Negative Spider

2 days ago

rottenoysters I see you have not played against the Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Winding Constrictor combo adding one or more Nest of Scarabs makes it insane. My opponent, and bad luck kept, me creatureless so he could swing in with Hapatra place the -1/-1 counter from Hapatra's damage on his own 1/1 snake, but the Winding Constrictor makes this two counters so he got two 1/1 snakes for the price of one. Then Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is there to give all his creatures lots of +1/+1 counters so they don't have to die just get smaller.

ACDAMAN on Hour of Strength (Abzan Counters)

5 days ago

Coming from Advertise your STANDARD deck! I like your concept, adding in black to an otherwise GW deck. I play a lot of GW so I can see what you're doing works. Instead of using Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, personally I'd use Ajani Unyielding. His ultimate is insanely good if you can keep him around!

Oloro_Magic on Angels

1 week ago

And walker wise Nissa, Voice of Zendikar syncs well with Majestic Myriarch

abby315 on Rotation in September - cards ...

1 week ago

(P.S: I know this could go in the spec thread, but I figured it would be way too long for a comment @_@)

Ixalan is going to be a really weird set. I expect the prices will be much higher than we're used to, because it won't have Masterpieces OR double-sided cards to drive standard rare prices down, AND because it rotates four sets on release, making null a lot of popular decks like Zombies.

It's been a LONG time since we had a rotation, so I'm already looking ahead to see what kind of big standard players are rotating, and which cards might be their replacement (and thus go up in price). I'm specifically looking at TYPES of cards that slot into many different decks; I'm not trying to predict the metagame, just assuming there will be decks that want X kind of creature, X kind of removal spell. Here's what I've got.

BIG ROTATERS: Creatures

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger This, along with other big Eldrazi like World Breaker, will probably have the biggest shockwaves for standard decks going forward. Both ramp and cheat-creatures-into-play (/reanimate) decks lose their best payoffs. As a result, I'm keeping an eye on big demons like Razaketh, the Foulblooded and Herald of Anguish, other big impact permanents like Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh and Overwhelming Splendor , and the Gearhulks.

Thraben Inspector and Cryptbreaker

Oof! Two colors lose their best one drops that create card advantage. These are all-stars in aggressive creature lists like Vehicles and Zombies, but have also contributed to a format where a t1 play gives you a huge advantage. I expect 2 things to happen: one-drop proactive action, like perhaps Reason / Believe or Narnam Renegade, gets better; and the two-drop becomes more important. HOWEVER:

Sylvan Advocate, Grim Flayer, Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip

These two drop engines are also leaving, meaning the two drop slot in midrange decks will likely be filled by mana dorks (as they are now), or perhaps two drops like Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons or Glint-Sleeve Siphoner. Might be a good idea to pick up some Channeler Initiates.

Tireless Tracker

There's a lot of valuable creatures rotating, including Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, but none generate quite as much value as this one. TT is creature decks' #1 way to not run out of gas and stay ahead of control decks. While no creature will probably reach parity with its insane snowball potential, I think cards like Glint-Sleeve Siphoner or Vizier of the Menagerie may see more play as a way for creature decks to stay up on cards. I have some hopes about Reason / Believe in this spot, too.

Archangel Avacyn  Flip

The last big impact creature that's rotating. This frees up the 5 drop slot in white decks quite a bit, but sadly nothing really matches her surprise stabilizing/aggressive power. This gives a big boost to Glorybringer. It also may boost Crested Sunmare, which does a fairly good stabilizing impression if you have one trigger on endstep. Also keep an eye on Angel of Sanctions!

BIG ROTATERS: Planeswalkers

Arlinn Kord

OK, she's not as big as I'd like her to be, but I do think that at $3 Samut, the Tested is a reasonable pick up. Red/green/x creature decks will be hurting for planeswalkers, and all she takes is 1 good creature with trample or a combat damage trigger. But don't forget Chandra, Torch of Defiance! I expect her to get MUCH better after rotation, when she doesn't have to compete for mainboard space against Arlinn OR...

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar (and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar])

So the token walkers rotate, meaning 4-mana creatures and planeswalkers just got better, and you no longer have to ask yourself if your 4 or 5 drop can compete with an enemy Gid, AOZ. I think this is a win for Hazoret the Fervent along with Chandra, and I'm keeping an eye on 3-4 drops in Ixalan.

Ob Nixilis Reignited and Jace, Unraveler of Secrets

The twin 5-drop walkers both offered midrange control decks recurring card advantage. I don't know what might replace them, but I know decks will be looking for ways to stabilize and rebuild a hand after spending turns on removal.

Liliana, the Last Hope

I don't know what to do with this because she was probably too powerful to begin with, but this makes aggro slightly better, x/1's better, and replacement ways for midrange to close out a game (without her ultimate) better.

BIG ROTATERS: Removal

2-mana B/W Removal

Grasp of Darkness, Immolating Glare, Blessed Alliance and Declaration in Stone all rotate, and I seriously doubt Ixalan will cover those holes on release. My biggest prediction is that Abrade and Harnessed Lightning get a HUGE upgrade from these rotating, and red will be the color of choice for midrange and control supporting colors.

Stasis Snare, Anguished Unmaking, To the Slaughter , and Murder

See above, except Cast Out is now premium against decks that present multiple kinds of threats, so I would continue picking those up. Never / Return and Unlicensed Disintegration also get more relevant.

Kozilek's Return and Radiant Flames , Flaying Tendrils

Look into getting some Sweltering Suns as the best 3-mana wipe, and Yahenni's Expertise maybe, though I just see a trend of black control getting nerfed. Also, without the above exile effects or Flaying Tendrils, both Scrapheap Scrounger and its foil Magma Spray get more relevant.

I also think Hour of Devastation may get better as red moves into a more controlling support color and maybe kicks out black and white.

TAKEAWAYS / TL;DR

Obviously, a lot of other powerful cards are rotating, too. I'll be missing my Sphinx of the Final Word and Fevered Visions vs control decks.

In preparing for rotation, I'm going to be picking up the following cards for cheap whenever I can:

Glorybringer ($3.50)

Abrade (.60c)

Cast Out ($1)

Vizier of the Menagerie ($4)

I'm also keeping an eye on Channeler Initiate, The Scarab God, The Scorpion God, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded, though each would probably have to go down before I'd pick up over a playset.

I think Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Rhonas the Indomitable, and Hazoret the Fervent may go up post-rotation.

And in Ixalan, I'll be looking out for cheap B/W removal, big creatures with an ETB or activated ability payoff, and 3-4 drop card advantage creatures. These cards may fill holes that deck archetypes will have after rotation.

Agree or disagree with my analysis? Think of any other cards that might be contenders in a brand new standard? Let me know!

Oloro_Magic on Big-Foot

1 week ago

Not sure if you saw my last comment:

I am no longer in need of the Chandra, Flamecaller. Would you consider Restoration Angel, Oath of Nissa, Garruk, Apex Predator, Birds of Paradise, and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar ($25.76)

for:

3 Thought-Knot Seer, Titania, Protector of Argoth, Ramunap Excavator, and Kataki, War's Wage ($30.28) (I'm willing to include something else if that is necessary as well)

I used TCG market prices for all of them (the difference is to account for the walkers and the fact that I believe that some cards are a bit undervalued by tcg but that is what I used).

Snewball on Mono green counters

2 weeks ago

Do you think cutting the 4 Larger Than Life for 4 Armorcraft Judge and the Nissa, Vital Force for another Nissa, Voice of Zendikar would work better?

TuckerMTG on Mono green counters

2 weeks ago

I would add in another Nissa, Voice of Zendikar.

Raknamadak on Baelnorn of Golgari (Dismantled)

3 weeks ago

Taking Nissa, Voice of Zendikar out of the deck, just doesn't mesh with what I am doing.

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