Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Rare

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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.)

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Discussion

xaarvaxus on Yisan

1 day ago

I'm seeing Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx appearing twice on your list

Flagellum on Marwyn, the Elven Mother

1 day ago

I don't think Marwyn gets the credit she deserves. What's also nice is that the deck has multiple different ways to keep going without Marwyn. A couple suggestions:

Argothian Elder : combos with Wirewood Lodge and big mana producing lands (I.e. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun , or a land with Elvish Guidance and 1 other elf)

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip: aka baby Gaea's Cradle . See above.

Elvish Guidance : see above. Also works well with Arbor Elf if used on a Forest .

Dwynen's Elite : cheap multiple elves to pump Marwyn quickly. Not needed but is pure value for 2 CMC. You get two 1/1 elves and Marwyn gets two +1/+1 counters. Also works well for bouncing back to your hand.

Craterhoof Behemoth / Finale of Devastation : aggro finishers

With infinite Mana:

Squall Line : another Hurricane but at instant speed.

Assault Formation : seems like a very odd inclusion. However, with the infinite or near infinite amounts of mana produced it becomes an insane pump spell for all our elves.

Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip: draws out all your creatures.

Temur Sabertooth : lets you reuse any ETB effects you may have. Combos with Wirewood Symbiote see below:

Temur Sabertooth + Wirewood Symbiote + 1 Big Mana Tap Elf + 1 Random Elf to Bounce:

  1. Tap the Big Mana Tap Elf for big mana.
  2. Use Symbiote to untap the Big Mana Tap Elf and bounce the Random Elf.
  3. Tap the Big Mana Tap Elf for big mana again.
  4. Use Temur to bounce the Symbiote to your hand.
  5. Recast the Random Elf and the Symbiote then rinse and repeat.

If you want any more ideas you can look at my deck here: Nature AND Nurture with Marwyn

davesol on Black Devotion Modern

1 week ago

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx will ramp you into the mana you need. It could also allow you to cast cards like Profane Command with a high value for X. Vampire Nighthawk is also a good budget option that can block and kill almost anything and gain you life while it's doing it.

Sarkhan420X on Help Needed with WB Vampire ...

1 week ago

are you really having trouble "getting" creatures out? or do you mean you have trouble "keeping" creatures out because your opponent has removal?

definitely take out Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . its really just for mono colored decks. also, turn 8 is horrifically slow in modern.

get rid of the enchantments. in modern, 5 mana is too expensive for a card that doesn't have some sort of immediate impact on the game state.

Hero's Downfall is inefficient. 3 mana is generally too much mana for a removal spell. Fatal Push and Path to Exile are really good removal spells.

Chalice of Life  Flip is also inefficient given how little reliable lifegain you have.

Souls of the Faultless should be taken out since its not a vampire.

Vampire Nocturnus would be better than Bloodline Keeper  Flip or Sanctum Seeker in the 4-drop slot.

Forerunner of the Legion is painfully slow in modern, and Vampire Nighthawk would be way better as a 3-drop.

Kamerot on Om nom Trample

1 week ago

You can definitely run the deck without it, and growing rites will help. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx puts in work and gets the job done.

Osbert on So Many Heads

1 week ago

Interesting that you omitted Unbound Flourishing as it's basically the tribal hydra card.

Rishkar's Expertise would also fit very well in here.

Ulvenwald Tracker is one of the few repeatable creature removal cards in green.

Surrak, the Hunt Caller is a great haste enabler.

Karametra's Acolyte is the most busted mana dork in mono green, right alongside Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx .

Giving your creatures flash is a great way to avoid board wipes and get the upper hand so I suggest including Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Vedalken Orrery , and Yeva, Nature's Herald . Alongside flash if you populate your deck with more instants than sorceries you can take advantage of a card like Veilstone Amulet which allows you deny your opponent spot removal and can still trigger Gargos.

Because your creatures are extremely valuable I suggest running some more ways to protect them like Heroic Intervention and Asceticism .

Mono green has some of the most powerful, one sided ramp effects so I'm just going to list a ton. Some of these are upgrades to existing cards you have in the deck already and some you probably haven't considered yet. These are usually the cards I include first in every mono green deck.

Gaea's Touch , Llanowar Druid , Nature's Lore , Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip, Nissa, Worldwaker , Nissa's Pilgrimage , Nissa's Triumph , Utopia Sprawl , Vernal Bloom , Early Harvest .

CrimsonChaos on 'Jani and the Soul Sisters

1 week ago

abbatromebone RobBot Thanks for the additional feedback! I will definitely be looking at your suggestions and start making the tweaks as I’m able to afford it. Particularly I’ll work on getting rid of the Kabira Crossroads . Aside from Flagstones of Trokair , I do have at least one copy of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx I could probably work in as well, though I might need at least one other copy for better consistency. In any case, it seems I have my work cut out for me lol.

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

Modern:

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%