Norn's Annex

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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New Phyrexia Rare

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Norn's Annex

Artifact

(W/P may be paid for with either W or 2 life.)

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

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Norn's Annex Discussion

Elementalninja on Anya Merciless Pillowfort help?

1 day ago

I think a Norn's Annex would go really good in your deck, if you are going for that pillow-fort kind of strategy.

WillySmasher on Atraxa's Friends

4 days ago

Norn's Annex is a decent replacement for other pillowfort effects. Not to self promote but here's my PW Combo Superfriends. Academy Rector is a huge card in the deck, cheat Omniscience into play.

+1 for a fellow super-friends player.

Jagd_Tallgeese on No

4 days ago

Archangel of Tithes is a pretty decent stall creature to add. Norn's Annex will compound the problem for everyone else on top of your Propaganda and Ghostly Prison. If you want the board state to become rush hour traffic in Los Angeles, try to use the ultimate ability of Dovin Baan or throw in a Winter Orb. Engulf the Shore and Cyclonic Rift would add to the hilarity.

thedoctorscompanion on Azorius Taxes

1 week ago

Have you considered Norn's Annex?

Chandelier on 5C Superfriends

1 week ago

Crawlspace Norn's Annex Teferi's Moat Blind Obedience Narset, Enlightened Master and Dissipation Field are all cards you could consider. I like the deck but just know that the planeswalker will be your only friends when you play this lol

precociousapprentice on The blood and tears that flow for you, my Queen

1 week ago

I agree. Add in No Mercy.

If you are playing Maralen of the Mornsong, along with the necessary Stranglehold to keep it one sided, you have no issue with tutors and combo. You should go all the way with this and play Vampiric Tutor, Enlightened Tutor, and Idyllic Tutor. Maybe add in some Transmute cards for extra tutoring, since these are often budget friendly tutor effects. Brainspoil gets you Starfield of Nyx, Sphere of Safety, Norn's Annex, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs (why aren't you running this?), and Master of Cruelties. Dimir House Guard gets you a ton of stuff, most importantly including Stranglehold, but could also get Opalescence. Dimir Machinations gets you any number of cards, most importantly including Maralen of the Mornsong, Price of Glory, and Solitary Confinement. Both Shred Memory and Netherborn Phalanx could potentially tutor up some good stuff. Add in some Group Slug enchantments for continuous pings, or some combo kill, and you have a lockout recipe. Any of the Gods in would also make nice wincons that are tutorable with any of the above tutors. If you are going strong on enchantments, both Opalescence and Starfield of Nyx turn out to be good wincons all by themselves. If you have that many enchantments, Replenish provides protection against an enchantment board wipe.

I like all the Freeze elements, it makes this into a scary Stax style taxation deck. If you are going that direction, why not add in the three best Stax pieces, Parallax Wave, Smokestack, and Tangle Wire? Lethal Vapors, Parallax Wave, and Starfield of Nyx would create a recurring board wipe for creatures, and even as a one shot, both Tangle Wire and Parallax Wave would fit in here nicely.

I also suggest thinking about lowering your curve. The cards in your list that are the highest CMC are actually not adding much to your major strategy. Trim them to make room for more efficient pieces, more tutors, and more cards that exploit the Stax/Tax theme. Also, you should think about running more ramp in the form of mana rocks. My experience is that both Stax and Pillow Fort want a curve with an average CMC somewhere around 2.5, and these archetypes also want a lot of mana rocks to power out early defensive plays. You only run two ramp cards, and your average CMC is 3.65, with a curve that tops out at 9! You will probably be waiting until turn 15 or so to get out Avacyn, Angel of Hope or Blazing Archon. Waiting that long for your defense means that it is unlikely to be doing anything for you.

Anyway, this is a very interesting deck, and a very different take on Queen Marchesa than most. I will be watching you develop it with great interest.

Gerkerson on A Spark Awakens

2 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of Atraxa. I too take to super friends route with her. I have a few suggestion. Personally I would run Bloom Tender over Gilded Lotus. It nets you more mana and for much cheaper.

I would also run Ghostly Prison over Norn's Annex. I think forcing an opponet to spend mana over life is a much better option. And again it will help with the curve.

Since you are running both Tamiyo's I would definitely add Ajani, Mentor of Heroes. If you have both Tamiyo's emblems and doubling season on the field you have infinite life. You can cast Ajani, Mentor of Heroes use his ultimate to gain 100 life send him to the graveyard, Put him back in you hand and cast him again for free. It's great.

With the above combo I would add Sorin, Grim Nemesis over Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Having a bagillion 1/1's with lifelink is hilarious.

I have a few more but I don't want to over bombard you. I would take out Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury and add in Abrupt Decay Her only really useful ability is her -2, and having Abrupt Decay is just another way to abuse the dual Tamiyo's emblems.

Grind on Divine Decree

3 weeks ago

if you want a player-kill combo with Stuffy Doll which you already run, you could run Guilty Conscience.
consider cutting Tempt with Glory and Worship.
you are missing some pillowfort basics like Ghostly Prison, Norn's Annex, or No Mercy. if you want some more control-type pieces, Citadel Siege can help you be political or buff your creatures. and given how many enchantments you are running, Sphere of Safety might be an option.

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