Nissa's Chosen


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Nissa's Chosen

Creature — Elf Warrior

If Nissa's Chosen would die, put it on the bottom of its owner's library instead.

Nissa's Chosen Discussion

Master_J on Elfheim

7 months ago

My elf deck as it currently stands (I think): Elvis

The biggest thing I find with Elves (and most other tribal / token decks not running recursion (read: black)) is that board wipes can be the end of your game. Without draw and some recursion, you're gonna have a bad time after that first Damnation or Wrath of God .

I think swapping your commander to Ezuri, Renegade Leader will help you push games to a close.

I would definitely suggest taking out Elvish Piper and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds . All of your creatures are cheap enough that Piper won't do much for you, and Selvala will likely help your opponents more in the long run, as they will likely have bigger creatures to get the card draw. Also, it appears you don't have a lot of ways to spend lots of mana (which Ezuri gives you). I'd also drop Nissa's Chosen , as a card going to the bottom of your library is effectively gone, and it's not good enough on it's own to warrant a slot.

I notice you're a bit low on land as well, even for an elf deck. Also, you don't seem to have a lot of mana dorks (like Llanowar Elves ) to help. I think even the lowest of low elf decks are still running 30+ lands.

mortilus on Rhys' Elvish Conclave

8 months ago

Somewhat surprised you don't run the promo Nissa's Chosen . It's less than $2.

clonevacuum on Elven Warriors

11 months ago

kamarupa thanks for the feedback! Narnam Renegade does seem like a much better option, I was thinking along the lines of having it up as a blocker but if I’m playing a spell to untap it, it’s probably a creature which can do the job itself. I overlooked the Nissa's Chosen since they relied on Nissa to be any good but didn't read the Nissa :P -but now that I'm thinking about it that interaction is actually pretty fantastic! to have her producing these beefy little elves acting as pseudo card draw- nice. I do like Inspiring Call but because of how I built it As you noticed I couldn't get the value out with my slow mana. Thanks a million, Ill leave out that cool Nissa stuff from the list- that's yours (my list won't change but my irl deck will), Fix the mana with some Llanowar Elves, and substitute the sentinels.

kamarupa on Elven Warriors

11 months ago

Bramblewood Paragon is such a sweet card - I, too, tried building an Elf Warrior Tribal - so far in the testing I've done I've found it to be too slow compared with other decks that offer similar aggro spells. Of course, I haven't completely given up hope that an Elf Warrior tribal build could be built that would make spells like the Paragon really shine.

One thing I noticed is that because it's an Elf build, there's this idea in the back of my mind that there will be plenty of mana. But there aren't any Elf Warrior mana dorks, so even a scary slew of 2CMC creatures doesn't really churn them out as fast as one might hope. To that end, I think taking up 4x slots for a 1CMC dork is probably worth the cost of bending the tribal theme. Rishkar, Peema Renegade also comes to mind as a potentially powerful and worthwhile 1-2x dork option.

Personally, I think Narnam Renegade is a better 1 drop than Nettle Sentinel.

I also chose to add in a full set of Nissa's Chosen and 2xNissa Revane in my version. The values there seem pretty solid.

Inspiring Call might be worth considering, too.

Some other sideboard cards that might be worth considering: Beast Within, Tajuru Preserver, Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, Heroic Intervention.

Boza on Elves in Modern??

11 months ago

Well, not only does playing 2 nissas take up 6 spots in your deck (4 Nissa's Chosen), it also means you have to play 4 Nissa's Chosen. How bad are those as a topdeck?

Her second ability is just bad - it will gain 4-6 life on average (any more and you would be winning anyways). Now, Life Goes On does more than that for 1 mana. Why not play that?

So, you can simply play Kitchen Finks instead of Nissa - you get both her abilities immediately, with a better body, at one CMC less.

Icbrgr on Nissa: Believe In Your Elf!

11 months ago

@6ixer I hear ya, the Nissa Revane and Nissa's Chosen package isn't exactly cut-throat competitive but they are a long shot from being Bad in a dedicated Elf deck. Personally I really enjoy running this decklist and am a fan of Nissa and her chosen. She poops out elves and gains life and frankly sometimes a 2/3 elf with some Lord's in play is all you need to smash the opponent.

LoneCrusader399 on Nissa: Believe In Your Elf!

1 year ago

You can hit Reclamation Sage off of Lead the Stampede, so I'd play that over Krosan Grip in your sideboard.

I don't think Nissa Revane is where you want to be, Elves wants to win quicker than she allows. I'd cut her and the Nissa's Chosens, play 4x Elvish Clancaller, 2 more Elvish Archdruid and 1 more Ezuri, Renegade Leader. I'd also cut Imperious Perfect and Elvish Champion for Dwynen's Elite to make the go-wide plan better. If you wanted to keep some of the extra lords, I'd cut all eight of the enters the battlefield tapped lands, but overall play 2 fewer lands. Those etb tapped lands will cost you games by slowing you down.

If you ever decided to go for a bigger budget, play 3-4x Chord of Calling, 4x Heritage Druid, 4x Collected Company and 1x Craterhoof Behemoth.

EndoKing on Ezuri, Renegade Elfball

1 year ago

ComicSys I have been thinking of switching out Nissa's Chosen here recently, but it has been helping a lot against some Reanimator decks that have been prominent in my group recently. I'll try running Akroma's Memorial in it's place and see how it goes. I'll probably replace Nissa Revane as well with something to help get to combo pieces quicker. Thanks for the comment

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