Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Legendary Land

: Add to your mana pool.

, : Choose a color. Add to your mana pool an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Theros (THS) Rare

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

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.13%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.14%

Blue: 0.55%

Green: 1.04%

Black: 0.98%

Red: 0.49%

White: 1.08%

Golgari: 0.11%

Rakdos: 0.2%

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Discussion

criscofieldsforever on Tiger- Angel human deck

22 hours ago

Doubling Cube is only good if you can reliably untap it and activate it a few times also you need like seven lands to get "value" out of it. Cut it. 37-38 lands is perfect and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a good one to put in that I forgot last time. Cut some lands and put in what cards you like in the suggestions.

LadyZ on Gisa

3 days ago

In my opinion, every monocolor deck should have a Caged Sun and/or Gauntlet of Power, and every monoblack deck should run some of black's doublers like Crypt Ghast, Nirkana Revenant, or even Bubbling Muck. Nyx Lotus and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can really help too.

God-Eternal Bontu is a fun, strong zombie. It's powerful, it lets you draw cards and you can get it back to your deck if it would be exiled. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is one of the strongest zombies in the game, since it can search any card in your deck. I always love boardwipes, and I think your deck is missing one of the best ones for it. Kindred Dominance will leave your field almost untouched, making it pretty useful.

I personally don't like Nim Devourer. It costs 5 for a 4/1, and it won't often get stronger than that with the number of artifacts you run. even if you add more, it's still not the most impressive for it's cost and there are zombies that can come back easier too. Lotleth Giant also doesn't feel worth it. It's much stronger in terms of raw stats for it's mana cost which is good, but a few points of damage when it enters the battlefield doesn't feel worth it when you could be running some of the other cards I've mentioned instead. Death Denied likely won't do as much as you think. It doesn't get any creatures into play, just back to your hand. lets say you want to get back Syr Konrad, the Grim. That would require you to pay 3 mana to get him back to your hand, plus 5 to cast him again. better to just run some sort of revival. I would also argue that instead of Ash Barrens, it's better to just run another swamp. Sure it thins your deck a tiny bit, but it costs you a mana to do that. Finally, Archfiend of Ifnir and Grave Scrabbler. They can both be powerful in the right deck. But I don't think this is it. Your deck doesn't discard enough for them.

Suns_Champion on The National Library of Elkia

4 days ago

Nice! +1

Standstill depending on your meta might buy you a few turns or at least draw you some cards. Very good paired with Narset. Hesitation along those same lines.

As Foretold can be a great way to start free casting counters, then you spend mana on draw and wincons.

Arcane Laboratory might be used to "counter" any extra spells people have. You only have to worry about one spell a turn.

Mystic Remora and Rhystic Study seem like odd exclusions... any reason why you don't have them?

Lands: You mana base can use some work. Myriad Landscape can help ramp if you sacrifice turn 1. Boseiju, Who Shelters All can help prevent counter wars. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx breaks even with azami but might not be great...

That's all I can think of! I built a Baral deck a while back: Mr. Blue Sky | Baral EDH. Check it out, you might find something you like!

Courtney43 on Golgari Scales Aggro Copy

1 week ago

Whew was this a fun build I played with last night. I added some Blossoming Defense, Voracious Hydra, Renegade Krasis, and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx into the deck and they all performed excellently. One game I had out 2 hardened scales and a renegade Krasis and made a 16/17 Voracious Hydra turn 4!

PayOneLife on Back in Black Midrange

1 week ago

Might be worth chucking in a couple of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in there. Nykthos exploits your massive amount of devotion and allows for some massive swings with Dread Shade, or just huge turns casting big threats (the deck has a fairly high cmc). Urborg turns your Castle Lochthwains and Nykthos into swamps for the benefit of Witch's Cottage and Liliana of the Dark Realms.

You don't have a lot of sacrifice outlets for Liliana, Heretical Healer, so I'm not sure you can get the most out of her. Murderous Rider is a superstar card and having a maindeck capacity to kill walkers is super handy. It also can add to your devotion unlike most removal spells.

Good luck!

Atavistic on Yawgmoth, the Undying Overlord

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment and upvote, and best of luck with your own Yawgmoth build Poly_raptor.

When it comes to Nyx Lotus, I have to be honest and say that not only do I not think it's good enough for this deck, I'm personally of the view that it's just a bad card in general, especially when Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx already exists. To explain in more constructive terms, there are several reasons Lotus probably doesn't work in this build:

4 mana for a conditional mana rock is much too slow for the pace of this deck, as I can potentially win as early as turn 4 (the average from my testing via goldfishing is turn 6 and a god-hand makes turn 3 possible). With that in mind, Lotus is probably a dead draw a lot of the time in this build.

Secondly, it enters tapped, which makes it even less useful as there's a good chance it'll be removed before I ever get to use it. In some ways, having a removal magnet like that isn't the worst thing, but it's not ideal. More pertinently, even if I do untap with it, its utility is entirely dependent on my board state, meaning I could have paid 4 mana and waited a turn to only gain 2 mana.

The third reason is one specific to this build, namely the fact that Lotus costs 4 mana and hence competes with Yawgmoth and two of the four Undying creatures on curve. In a deck with just 33 lands in it (and potentially 32 after a series of minor tweaks I'm pondering), this is less than ideal: I ideally want to be casting Yawgmoth on curve as much as possible to get the deck's engine going. As such, I can't afford there to be too much competition on curve with Yawgmoth, especially in the form of ramp pieces (which will be utterly useless if I can't hit 4 mana to cast them to begin with). That's also why this deck doesn't run Solemn Simulacrum.

One little piece of advice for your own Yawgmoth build that I can give from experience: Proliferate synergies are a trap and aren't really worth it outside of Infect. You do need to have stuff like Blast Zone to deal with graveyard hate too, but it's not worth leaning on that ability of Yawgmoth's too much.

SerrasStash on Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and ...

2 weeks ago

My side of the board: If I have an untapped Sol Ring or Mana Crypt in play, or four extra lands untapped and a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx in play and one in my hand - I have not yet played a land this turn.

Can I use the sol ring to tap and activate my Shrines devotion ability to generate whatever mana I can - dump the mana into my pool then play my other shrine (picking the tapped Shrine to sacrifice to the graveyard and repeat the process with my new Shrine?

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