Nourishing Shoal


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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Nourishing Shoal

Instant — Arcane

You may remove a green card with converted mana cost X in your hand from the game rather than pay Nourishing Shoal's mana cost.

You gain X life.

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Nourishing Shoal Discussion

Xica on Regarding Goryo's breach...

1 month ago

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The idea is very similar to the lists running Nourishing Shoal + Worldspine Wurm - but it uses the swings of griselbrand for lifegain - and can win steal games with emrakul by attacking twice.

enpc on Grishoalâ„¢ Brand Health Care

2 months ago

In the past I've seen Griselbrand decks run Chancellor of the Tangle to pitch to Nourishing Shoal since you can get a turn 1 boost with them. is Worldspine Wurm still better here, given that you're probably never going to hardcast it? Or is it just the fact that it natively has trample and values out with Through the Breach?

Jtegg007 on Cut X Heads Off, X More Shall Take Its Place

3 months ago

You might scrap Nourishing Shoal for Predator's Rapport. My opinion, Shoal says "exile A Card for a few life (Your highest CMC is 7, so 7 life for 0 mana) or pay any amount of mana for any amount of life -2." So you either blow a lot of mana or lose a card, in trade for most likely less than 10 life... from a 7$ Card! OR, Rapport says "if your creature is alive, you gain x+x life." Consistently 3 mana, great fun to respond to destroy spells with, and hydras have a tendency to keep getting bigger...And you have Stream of Life anyway to do the main ability of Shoal for less mana.Admittedly, I used it in a doubling counters deck and could occasionally earn 100+ life before a response was made.

Also, this looks like a creature/stompy deck with a burn twist... but you have a LOT of noncreatures. 4/5ths of your decklist isnt a creature, and that makes sense for the defense end but it might be a little heavy in combat tricks... Maybe i'm misreading the deck, I havent played it, But I would try to cut out about 5 noncreatures for creatures. Maybe even 7 noncreatures, for 4 creatures and 3 more lands?

Scorprix on Raza-Shoal Combo

10 months ago

@Sargeras and @LastRaven69

Griselbrand doesn't tutor for the single copy of Haze of Rage, so with griz most of the time you won't find your storm card. Griz also doesn't have trample as LastRaven69 pointed out. The big difference though is that the entire point of the combo is to get in for 16+ damage from nowhere and no/almost no board, and Raz allows you to build up storm count at no risk of randomly drawing poorly and burning out.

Griz is good in combos where you can use and need all the extra cards drawn, not just the ones for your combo. For example, in many Grishoalbrand combos he is used to draw your entire deck alongside Worldspine Wurm and Nourishing Shoal, then cheating in a Borborygmos Enraged, pitching all the extra lands and burning the opponent out. This combo has no use for the extra cards like lands and small creatures that cost mana, so drawing them is more or less just a waste of your life-total. I tried Griz and he was fine, but Raz is much better in this specific deck.

abby315 on H: Modern & Standard staples ...

10 months ago

Looking to keep the trades flowin!

I have some modern/EDH things I'd like to get rid of, like:

2 Devoted Druid
1 Glimpse the Unthinkable (RAV)
1 Glen Elendra Archmage (EVE)
3 Street Wraith 2 (FUT) (The cool ones ;D) 1 (MMA)
1 Dryad Arbor (FUT)
1 Sword of the Meek (FUT)
1 Chainer's Edict (V13)
1 Master of Cruelties
1 Nourishing Shoal

...etc etc. I have a ton of shtuff in the binder.

I also have some Standard cards I don't want, like:

3 Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
1 Nissa, Vital Force
1 Vizier of the Menagerie
4 Saheeli Rai
3 Aetherworks Marvel (I know, I play banned decks)
4 Thing in the Ice  Flip
1 Dread Wanderer

...etc etc.

Check out my wants. Biggest standard stuff I'm looking for is Archangel Avacyn  Flip and Liliana, Death's Majesty. I will usually trade for the Kaladesh fast lands, too. But if you want one of the above cards, just let me know and I'll check out your binder. :)

~My binder~

ZombieswithJetpacks on What should the invocations have ...

11 months ago

I agree that they should have only been Spells, no creatures or artifacts. Also the lack of green invocations was disturbing. To break it down:

White cards: 7

Blue cards: 11

Black cards: 6

Red cards: 3

Green cards: 1 (The God)

If you count the gold cards, Green gets an additional 1 card, white gets an additional 1, and black gets 2 more.

This brings us a total of 30 cards. I kind of wish they were evenly spread out, each color getting an even amount.

Below is a list of what I would have made the invocations be and this list does include alot of the invocations that were already made. Additionally this list is made to have all the colors get equal representation. Additionally this is just an opinion. Here we go by color:


1x Austere Command1x Worship1x Wrath of God1x Swords to Plowshares1x Oblivion Ring

Blue (This is the only color, for obvious reasons, that I didn't add any cards to, but rather subtracted from):

1x Counterspell1x Cryptic Command1x Daze1x Force of Will1x Pact of Negation

Black (I almost just subtracted down to 5 like blue, but Mind Twist always felt a bit disappointing for me as an invocation, and was cut [remember this is all just opinions and fun times]):

1x Attrition1x Dark Ritual1x Diabolic Intent1x Damnation1x Entomb


1x Aggravated Assault1x Chain Lightning1x Lightning Bolt1x Sneak Attack1x Anger of the Gods

Green (This one took some work):

1x Vines of Vastwood1x Harrow1x Tooth and Nail1x Nourishing Shoal1x Exploration

Gold (While not totally even, I tried to represent colors fairly):

1x Maelstrom Pulse1x Vindicate1x Lightning Helix1x Aura Shards1x Electrolyze

What do other people think? Hows my list?

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