Nova Chaser


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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Nova Chaser

Creature — Elemental Warrior


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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Nova Chaser Discussion

DrkNinja on The Olympic Discus Throw *WIP*

1 week ago

So I'm a believer that the best way to build this deck is through playing big dudes with no butt for dirt cheap! So cards like Ball Lightning, Cosmic Larva, Blistering Firecat, Phyrexian Dreadnought, and Nova Chaser (fyi you can respond to Nova Chaser and Dreadnought's ability on the stack and sack them into Brion). Malignus is also great and I think a STAPLE in this deck. Other than that...

Oh and this may be obvious, but in this deck always swing your creatures before you sac them into Brion! You never know what your opponent will do but at least you will force them to react, and then be able to react accordingly.

kamarupa on The Heat of War (Budget)

1 month ago

Nova Chaser is pretty cool - use Flamekin Harbinger to tutor for, then Champion the Harbinger so when Nova Chaser dies, you can use the Harbinger again! Also, Nova Chaser makes a great target for Fling! Granted, it's a little pricey.

Boza on Elemental Bolt

2 months ago

Not to discourage here, but while I like the combo of pandemonium + chaser + twinflame, it is a 3 card combo that requires 10 mana total, 6 of which must be on the same turn. Very hard to do reliably. Additionally, it works a bit against you, negating any damage that was done by your creatures before that and making it not matter.

So, I think you have two options - either cut the combo out, as it works against the rest of the deck, or focus on not doing any damage and jsut doing the combo.

Suggestion for the first option - cut the twinflame and the pandemonium. Try out Hellspark Elemental (really cool interaction between unearth and champion) and Lightning Bolt instead.

Additionally, Crack the Earth past turn 2-3 is really bad. Also, it goes against the general plan of your deck, which is dealing a metric ton of damage. I would suggest Assault Strobe instead - gives you the same mileage as a twinflame for much less mana.

Suggestions for second option - cut all the hasty elementals that deal a lot of damage, but also sacrifice themselves. Add redundancy (aka more copies of certain effects) to the combo - Soul's Fire as an alternative to Twinflame, Leveler as an alternative to Nova Chaser, etc.

nero92 on Infect Fiend, Turn 3 Win

3 months ago

@br_dude: Thank you, I'm glad you like it.I set my deck budget for ultra budget decks according to other ultra budget decks on this site to below 50$. Unfortunately one or two updates pushed the deck price a little over that.The main cost factor here is Manamorphose I guess, but it's too valuable to reduce them. I'm thinking about exchanging Thing in the Ice  Flip with cards from the maybe board, but I'm not sure yet. Nova Chaser works too well with the Flamekin Harbinger to ditch it, I think.

br_dude on Infect Fiend, Turn 3 Win

3 months ago

nice strategy! thanks for sharing!

Although I wouldn't call it ultra budget with Nova Chaser and Thing in the Ice  Flip ... it isn't expensive either!


AwesomeName on All Out Assault

5 months ago

No problem! Some other cards i'd consider putting in are Hell's Thunder as a another type of Ball Lightning, Titan's Strength to pump your guys and filter your draws, and seeing as most of your creatures are elementals, both Flamekin Harbinger and Nova Chaser could be interesting!

Backinthefrey on wither deck help

5 months ago

SirSh4ggy i do intend on running the elemental theme still, and so far i have been able to consistently play a Flamekin Harbinger turn one, which lets me fetch a Nova Chaser, then turn two i play a Brighthearth Banneret, allowing for a turn 3 Nova Chaser. and when it gets wither it becomes a notable threat, especially if i have Nest of Scarabs out, which makes him far more dangerous to block. i may try adding Ashling, the Extinguisher back into the deck, but it still seems solid as is.

Backinthefrey on wither deck help

5 months ago

Oloro_Magic thanks for the tips on the elementals, Flamekin Harbinger and Nova Chaser look like good additions to the deck. im not sure how the Brighthearth Banneret would fare, but ill do some testing with it and see how it does. also the Nest of Scarabs seems like a good addition to the deck, and ill look into other cards with similar advantages.

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