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.
|Have (3)||Forkbeard , metalmagic ,|
|Want (2)||lessthanchris22 , Kotu|
Printings View all
|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Mythic Rare|
|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Mythic Rare|
|Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW)||Mythic Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Mythic Rare|
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar Discussion
1 week ago
JoJosMagic: First of all thank you for all the suggestions and kind words! The deck started of as a budget build but with addition of cards like Gaea's Cradle and Mana Crypt I've moved passes this limitation and started to pour more funds in the deck however, I still want to limit over the total cost so will most likely not add cards like Mox Diamond, but adding a Doubling Season would definitely be on the table I'm not sure if it would be beneficial as it would most likely replace Hardened Scales. Where with a lot lower cost it does not being too much impact and generally it does the same as most triggers will be on Marwyn, the Nurturer when playing other elf's. So when it comes to doubling season I'm really unsure but I'm still considering it.
When it comes to Aggressive Mammoth I've already used it in earlier days of the deck however it is way to expensive for what it does, a more likely card that I'm considering for the deck is Nylea, God of the Hunt that gives trample to everything and more wile being 2 mana cheaper plus it is indestructible however, I'm still testing out Nylea, Keen-Eyed and those two would most likely have to trade places.
As the problem with lack of defence against fliers comes down strictly to the fact that my play group for some reason always runs a small number of creature with flying, regardless in any other meta this would proably a big weakness of the deck.
The Ozolith is already on its way in the mail and will definitely be a great addition and will provide extra "protection" from creature board wipes. Then regarding the planeswalkers Nissa Revane is definitely on my "to get" radar and will replace Nissa, Voice of Zendikar however my dilemma with this card is the first plus one ability that fetches Nissa's Chosen as I do not want to use one of my 99 for a 2/3 that can be fetched as I would prefer having any other card that already is in the deck so my question would be is it still worth it to add this nissa to the deck without the Nissa's chosen in my 99.
With cards like Blanchwood Armor, Presence of Gond and Colossification I really don't like using them as then the opponents get that 2 for 1 when they use a removal spell on the enchanted creature and my play group in particular tries to destroy any creature that has some "make it big" enchantment on it.
And last but not least Harvest Season is a card that I was thinking about getting last night as if I'm understanding the card correctly, in this deck can fetch for all remaining forest in mid to late game as most of the creatures can be tapped but it would take the slot of Cultivate and as stupid as it sounds I love the full art cultivate art and it will be difficult to cut it from the deck :)
So sorry for the lengthy reply but you had some really good points and suggestions so it is really apricated and just wanted to do the justice with my answer to such great comments!
2 weeks ago
I wouldn't let go of white as Intangible Virtue is pretty much mandatory for a token deck. I have considered adding black, but I think it makes the manabase a little too complicated and expensive for not that much benefit.
I like Slimefoot, the Stowaway and was so happy when it came out that there was a legendary fungus, but ultimately I feel like he's better on Aristocrat-style decks (which's the direction people usually go with GB Saprolings, with the tokens being there mostly for sacrifice rather than attacking, which's why they don't need things like Intangible Virtue. I'd probably give him more thought if splashing black didn't require such a big investment.
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is a little weird here, I like her -2 but not for 3 mana (assuming I only get to do it once), and her -7 doesn't have any synergy with the rest of the deck (as I run very few lands and generate mana in other ways). If her +1 was a proper Saproling instead of a Plant I'd deeeeeefinitely be running her, though.
Sprout Swarm I really like, I ran it for years, but five mana for a Saproling, even if it can be recurred, was just a too slow for the level of performance I wanted from this deck and it couldn't keep up with newer additions. If it made 2 tokens for the same cost, it'd be amazing, but as is it doesn't make the cut.
Mycoloth is a big no-no also as I used to run it way back in the day and it was a removal magnet that took my entire board with it. Won a few games thanks to having it, but mostly it just made me lose and the wins would have been wins anyway if I had other finishers instead of it. Fungal Infection is really nice, I like that it's Sprout with removal attached to it, but it would require me to run black and I don't know how much room I can make for removal (right now I'm running white and have no Path to Exiles and some people would consider that a crime lol). Finally Korozda Guildmage isn't really a good fit regardless of color because there aren't any nontoken creatures with relevant toughness for it to sarifice.
And Aura Mutation would've been a great sideboard card, but it's sadly not Modern legal.
Either way, thanks a lot of stopping by and commenting!!
2 weeks ago
Have you considered making this deck three colors or perhaps even simply ?
At the very least, Aura Mutation in the sideboard?
3 weeks ago
Like the deck. Thought the deck could possibly use Rabid Bite for potential removal as the plant tokens will end up big due to all the landfall triggers. Also, Nissa, Who Shakes the World and her ultimate will bring a huge landfall mass, while her plus one could give those lands extra use (and you can clearly get them back if someone blows them up). Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip is another good card as it would be very easy to flip in your deck's case and is a really good planeswalker for land decks. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar can make you more plant tokens that can benefit from Phylath while ticking up her loyalty. The explore mechanic would benefit your deck as well in my opinion. Proliferate might be useful your decks case, however I cannot seem to think of any at the moment in your decks colors.
1 month ago
Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, Branching Evolution, Kalonian Hydra, Champion of Lambholt, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, and Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter are all good, though some of them are not budget. Here's a link to my +1/+1 counters deck, if it gives you any ideas: Listen to the Praetors' Voice.
1 month ago
Perhaps not each one off that list, but there's certainly at least a couple that are worth trying for you (also not real expensive to order singles of online).
Also, if Simic Ascendancy is your primary win condition, then you absolutely need to be running 4 copies. I'd highly recommend throwing another one in there to bump it up to a 4-count.
2 months ago
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is the optimal counter planeswalker.
2 months ago
Yeah I agree with the above, Basri Ket really isn't doing anything here, you could however play Gideon of the Trials or Nissa, Voice of Zendikar in that slot if the idea is to have another 3 mana walker that makes some form of moderate impact on the game, the former as a piece of protection, the latter as a form of token generation.
I also agree with the sentiments about Blind Obedience it could be okay sideboard tech if a mono-red deck starts seeing play but other than that it will just sit there, you are better off playing some form of value creature like Brazen Borrower or more removal as outlined above.