Nova Chaser

Nova Chaser

Creature — Elemental Warrior

Trample

Champion an Elemental (When this enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you remove another Elemental you control from the game. When this leaves the battlefield, that card returns to play.)

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Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Nova Chaser Discussion

Tiadon777 on Elemental Tribal

3 months ago

Looks fun but you have too many Nova Chaser

Rorolith on Chandra and Her Magical Miscreant Tour v.6.0

8 months ago

Thunderkin Awakener does not work with Nova Chaser . Thunderkin Awakener's ability returns an elemental with less toughness.

Digg_ on Swing-n-fling_

10 months ago

I appreciate the comment :) .

I like your suggestions about creature protection. Do you have any mostly red ideas for card advantage?

The deck used to splash green but for sillier things like Force of Savagery + Incandescent Soulstoke , Liege of the Tangle

I don't see why it can't splash green for more useful things.

I'd like to keep the Nova Chaser theme but how would you build//rebuild this deck?

This was a casual deck that had some "fun" modern potential.

LordTea on

10 months ago

TrEndKillHerEsy

I do share your concerns in regards of the Nova Chaser , but there are ways to work around the haste issue as well as the Thunderkin problem. I find that 4 copies of Incandescent Soulstoke should be enough to include 2 toughness Elementals and then Nova chaser is one of the best choices.

Anyway, nice deck! Glad to find someone enjoying the elementals aswell =)

TrEndKillHerEsy on

10 months ago

LordTea

Nova Chaser has a few things wrong with it I've found that does not combo well at all.

1) Its does not have haste which lowers the aggressiveness of this deck substantially.

2) With Nova having the toughness of 2 the combo with Thunderkin Awakener is non-existent.

3) Nova's 4 cmc will never allow me to bring him back from the graveyard to the battlefield with Unearth . So if he gets wrecked as soon as he etb's? Well, I'm shit out of luck.

I had Tormenting Voice matched with Faithless Looting in my previous build. I'm actually playing around with the idea to run 3 Tormenting Voice and 4 Thrill of Possibility to see how well it will operate. At the moment Night's Whisper is a solid draw mechanic for 2 cmc that just feels really good. With this version I tend to hard cast my 3 drop elemental's more frequently then I had to in the past pre-faithless version anyway, so I'm actually considering cutting the discard aspect all together as you can see in the current build. So since Fling has made its way back into the line up as a solid tactic the discard aspect become more irrelevant.

Thanks for the suggestions though. I just feel its impossible to get this deck back being the turn 3 win it once was with Faithless Looting out of the picture. At least we have a solid turn 4-6 win ratio working for it.

LordTea on

10 months ago

I would prefer Tormenting Voice or other cards to get those elementals into the yard fast and also elemental buff dude allows you to run Nova Chaser really scary elemental. Also Looting effects allow you to discard your lands which you kinda dont want lategame.

Lukario_13 on Modern Elemental Tribal

11 months ago

SpaceSpiff20, while I get where you are coming from with splashing black and white for better removal options, I just think it would impact my mana too much by going 5 colour. The deck already has issues with being manascrewed so I think I will just keep it at three for now. I am looking to get some of the cards you mentioned, so thank you for those suggestions. I'll put in Smokebraider s for the Chandra's Embercat s, Incandescent Soulstoke s for a Shock and a Leafkin Druid , Nova Chaser for something I'm not sure, and some Unclaimed Territory s for some of the taplands.

kamarupa I like some of the removal options you have suggested and will look at trying to get my hands on some of them. I think that Fog could be especially powerful in this deck because my local playgroup is dominated by mostly aggro and ramp decks with high power creatures. The bounce spells could also be very good because I can also use them on my own creatures to get ETB triggers again.

SpaceSpiff20 on Modern Elemental Tribal

11 months ago

Incandescent Soulstroke is a must-have in Elementals as it is a lord and allows you to cheat out creatures.

Smokebraider is also better than the current mana dorks as it taps for any mana.

I also do suggest you splash into 5 colors as you have a wider variety of elementals to choose from. While I recognize and respect your want to stay budget, having a 50$ limit instead of 36$ will help this deck's viability significantly. Unclaimed Territory would help with mana fixing Nova Chaser is extremely powerful You also said you had difficulty dealing with big creatures, Shriekmaw is an elemental that would give you some removal. Woodland Wanderer can also be a 6\6

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