Norn's Annex

Legality

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

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New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Norn's Annex

Artifact

( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

Creatures can't attack you or a planeswalker you control unless their controller pays for each of those creatures.

Norn's Annex Discussion

Caerwyn on Life Lost v2

1 week ago

I would add the three talismans for your colours-- Talisman of Progress , Talisman of Dominance , and Talisman of Hierarchy . More ramp can never hurt, particularly since some of your combo pieces are a bit expensive to cast.

Vimozahr also made some good suggestions-- Sanguine Bond is a good redundancy for your combo, and, as an enchantment, is less likely to be removed. However, I do take issue with some of the other suggestions--the discard enchantments are mediocre unless your deck is designed to abuse them (i.e. Nekusar, the Mindrazer ) and they'd likely end up being dead cards most of the time with your build. Aminatou, the Fateshifter and Felidar Guardian is a cute combo, but also requires you to draw into a third combo piece. None of those three cards have great synergy with your deck overall, thus making them rather mediocre draws outside a combo win (whereas your other combo still has decent synergy with other elements of your deck, allowing them to further your victory even if you cannot combo off).

I would cut the following:

  1. Dictate of Kruphix - I find cards like this are quite bad in multiplayer. Sure, they give you an extra card per turn; but they also give each of your opponents an extra card. So, in a four-player game, that means you get one card; your collective opponents get three. As such, you're increasing the chances someone will draw into their way of stopping you more than increasing your chances of winning.

  2. Sphere of Safety - I do not think you have the critical mass of enchantments necessary to really make this worth five mana. If you need another prison, consider Norn's Annex or Ghostly Prison instead.

  3. Faerie Tauntings

Hikarumei on Faeries Tribal

1 week ago

so the way I see it you're actually quite close (33 basic lands means 25 basic lands brings you up to 82)

Sooooo creatures

  • Zephyr Sprite (basic 1 drop flyer, but a 1 drop flyer is good on its own)
  • Wydwen, the Biting Gale (3/3 flyer with an ability that gives you bounce to save itself or add faerie casts)
  • Wasp Lancer (3 mana faerie flyer, that's it)
  • Vendilion Clique (ok, pricey but a good way to say no to an incoming problem)
  • Thieving Sprite (another way to say no to an incoming threat)
  • Silkbind Faerie (untap effects are very exploitable, although often rare)
  • Silkbind Faerie (easy to be a 3/3 flying vigilance for 3)
  • Ringskipper (this one is kinda mostly filler but could be obnoxious to get rid of)
  • Quickling (ok I think this is a diamond in the rough, 2 mana, get a body AND save a faerie from impending doom)
  • Oona's Gatewarden (i know defender BUT WITHER IS SUCH A GOOD MECHANIC)
  • Nightveil Sprite (2 mana 1/2 flyer that lets you look at the top card of your library, with the option to toss)
  • Mistbind Clique (forcing your opponent into an all out play can create quite the opening, timing it before the end of a phase limits their options on what they can do with all that mana)
  • Metropolis Sprite (With anthems that ability could be nasty, especially since early game flyers are often going unblocked)
  • Knacksaw Clique (I hate myself for suggesting this monster of a card but even if you aren't stealing their cards, your permanently removing them and that's just nasty)
  • Faerie Vandal (drawing 2 cards in a turn isnt hard in blue, so in many cases it will get +1/+1 every turn)
  • Faerie Mechanist (counts as an artifact AND sifts for more)
  • Fae of Wishes (that adventure lets you pull solutions out of thin air)
  • Eye Collector (1/1 with a decent ability)
  • Brazen Borrower (again not budget but another great adventure)
  • Faerie Guidemother (1 drop white with an ok adventure option)
  • Phyrexian Metamorph (clone that can hit artifacts always good, especially in EDH)
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Other Stuff

My sanity is lasping soooooo…. Also might want to think of artifact / enchantment recovery cards and good ol’ Elixir of Immortality

ThePoisonMuse on Joke About the Trump Wall and the Avengers

2 weeks ago

Thank you for the advice. I left Propaganda and Ghostly Prison off because they don’t protect your Planeswalkers (see Norn's Annex )

Karn Liberated is a bit on the pricey end for me. I like the look of Assemble the Legion and Meekstone but I am absolutely terrible at making cuts until I’ve been playing a deck for a while. So for now I’ll keep them in a sideboard to switch in if I’m playing in a meta that refuses to play with mass land destruction.

EldraziFanBoy04 on White Blink-ish Superfriends

3 weeks ago

Seems kind of underpowered, even for a budget deck. Obviously, your Mana base wouldn't be great to begin with in a budget deck, but you lack ramp and card draw, both of which are essential to decks in EDH, especially in White. Whilst I profoundly disagree with the argument that White isn't very good on its own in EDH, it does have many problems in budget decks. I'd recommend you to filter out cards that are seemingly purposeless such as Wall of Omens or Eight-and-a-Half-Tails .

Furthermore, I find that your removal is barely acceptable considering that you're playing mono-White. Since you don't really have an aggro strategy, consider adding cards such as Land Tax , Smothering Tithe , Norn's Annex , Moat , et cetera. Maybe try to lean into a Proliferate strategy.

Cards such as Academy Rector , Karn Liberated Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon would greatly benefit your neutral game. Consider adding Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite , Pearl Medallion , Enlightened Tutor and Sword of Truth and Justice for general play as well. DEFINITELY add Thran Dynamo , Mana Crypt , Thran Temporal Gateway , Mana Vault and Metalworker to the deck as your ramp is not very good.

All in all, your concept for this deck seems interesting but lacks focus. I struggle to see how you could make a Superfriends deck on a budget, but keep on trying and you'll get there eventually.

P.S: I forgot to add Scroll Rack .

Lemky24 on Life Gain Commander

1 month ago

Frozen AEther has very little synergy with the rest of the deck

Greater Auramancy the card is good and great enchantment protection but it is not needed here

Sphere of Safety not enough synergy for the deck, I would say good in a 20+ enchantment deck, otherwise just use Ghostly Prison or Norn's Annex

Hedron Archive the card draw is nice but you have card draw built into your commander, I would use the 3 cost mana rock that taps for 2. Worn Powerstone

Burnished Hart maybe, good ramp for your colors, but is just a maybe

Solemn Simulacrum very good, but I think you can have a better card in the spot, no real way to abuse/recure him

Vampiric Tutor great card but more of a legacy card. I would use Demonic Tutor which also has no card disadvantage

Mystical Tutor same as above, Merchant Scroll

Enlightened Tutor same as above Idyllic Tutor

Cut 3 lands (dont need fetches, they are nice but not a necessity Polluted Delta , Marsh Flats , Flooded Strand , Prismatic Vista , Silent Clearing )

Some notable cards I would include are Sphinx's Revelation , Suture Priest , Auriok Champion

Gleeock on Goading to Victory

1 month ago

I have actually goaded my way to victory or (near)victory several times now with my Marisi deck Cats off the Lawn!. Some allstars for me have been: Naya Charm , Return of the Wildspeaker , Glory , Wishmonger , Selvala's Stampede , Thieves' Auction , Oath of Druids , Earnest Fellowship , Gingerbrute , Lumbering Satyr . I can give you any number of reasons for any of those if some of them make you scratch your head. Mass enchantment hate or artifact hate has been much more important than mass creature hate for me. Of any subtractions, I would recommend Blazing Archon or Norn's Annex as I usually have effectively goaded out of taking hits anyway.

BlackSirius on Looking To Build 5 Color ...

1 month ago

So, I'm looking to build a 5 color land hate deck with Ramos, Dragon Engine . I'm looking for prison cards like Norn's Annex and Propaganda . Any land theft or land destruction cards like Pillage ; both aimed at my opponents, and if possible maybe some landfall triggers for me.

The guys and gals at my LGS are kind of competitive for no reason, and I dont really have a deck to keep up with all of their infinte combos. So I'm just looking for a good solid land destruction deck to slow them down for me to secure a win.

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