Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
: 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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Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Discussion
1 hour ago
Also a pair of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx would help out if you have lots of elves and Ezuri out but not an Archdruid for lots of mana in that scenario.
5 hours ago
Also, 1 more tendrils for +1 carnophage. Maggot carrier is decent, but ineffective. You can easily consider 3x Gray Merchant of Asphodel and 1x Diabolic Tutor. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can easily fuel this to ridiculous heights. Death's Shadow is also a very real contender for a spot.
8 hours ago
I've been leaning more towards Immortal Coil because it means you can maindeck Leyline of the Void. Combined with Phyrexian Obliterator and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, you get some nice synergy and maindeck graveyard hate.
Anyone messed around with Desperate Ritual et al to power out a more consistent combo early?
18 hours ago
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Forcing card draw into the deck feels too clunky and each option has its own problems:
- Sword of Fire and Ice only works when I'm relatively ahead and I can't draw cards off of it if they can block.
- Infiltration Lens won't work on aware opponents and an Equipment that doesn't boost P/T isn't that great for an aggro deck.
- Horizon Canopy isn't worth it at its current price. ~$90 each for lands that can pop for a card is too steep for me.
Modern as a Format
If someone wants to be "that guy" with a hard control deck, then I won't play with them. This is a casual deck after all. I can choose not to fight against anything overly unfavourable.
This deck isn't meant to fight against Modern's tiered strategies. The go-to aggro decks of the format can outpace and slaughter it. I keep this deck away from competitive environments for a reason.
Cheating Knights on the field with AEther Vial is not the deck I want to be playing. To me, it's slow and clumsy. With this deck, if I'm not dropping Knights as soon as possible, I feel like I'm not going to accomplish anything.
I know of Brave the Elements' uses, I just want to focus more on removal.
Not every game is going to go out as planned. If removal is high and my board is taken out, an anthem in hand with no creatures to boost isn't the kind of situation I want to be in. If an opponent does nothing to interact with my Knights in the first few turns, then I'm in a good position, even without Light from Within threatening massive damage.
I used Elspeth, Knight-Errant before and I know how crazy pumping a double striker is. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar just feels better for the deck and I'm much happier with him in it instead. Elspeth was only a 2-of. She didn't appear that often, using any more than two would of caused extras to show up at inopportune times, and the creature she's targeting could be struck with removal.
Gideon drops on Turn 4, leaving all of my mana available on Turn 5 instead of tapping out. Like with Elspeth, the creature being equipped can also be hit with removal once I tap out for the equip. And Equipment are useless without something to hold them. I prefer Gideon providing additional bodies to put on the pressure.
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx doesn't work well in this deck.
- It doesn't provide coloured mana normally. Most of my Knights require . Too many lands that don't produce coloured mana in the deck can cause mulligans of what could of been keepable hands.
- I'd need at least three Knights and/or Gideon for it to provide enough mana to bother activating it. An aware opponent can keep me off of high devotion.
- I have nothing aside from the set of Student of Warfare to dump the mana into. Student itself isn't really that ideal of a mana sink either.
- It's Legendary. Additional copies of Nykthos in my hand would be mostly dead. It would never be a 4-of and less copies in the deck lowers its chance of appearing each game.
1 day ago
I like the idea of it but you should put in Primeval Titan so you can get the shrine more easily instead of trying to get it by drawing.
Take out the Eidolon of Blossoms and the Boon Satyr. You aren't playing enough enchantments often enough to make the Eidolon of Blossoms worth wile for you to play and the Boon Satyr is a cool card but not worth your time. Try to find more one drops, you want to be playing cards your first turn and they build up devotion quickly.
Also keep in mind by playing Courser of Kruphix your opponent gets to see the top card of your library as well meaning after you play it you will not have any secrets so they will know you don't have responses to certain plays. It is a nice card when your trying to find lands but after a couple of turns it starts to hurt you.
With any devotion deck you often find yourself with a lot of mana and nothing to use it on. And because you have so many creatures as part of the combo I recommend putting in a couple of cards that makes it easier for you to get them. Something like Tooth and Nail or maybe Fauna Shaman if your willing to let some cards go.
Just so your aware the entire combo has to net at least 7 green mana everytime you do it. The combo itself costs 6. 2 for the Temur Sabertooth, 2 to recast Voyaging Satyr, to retap Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. That is a pretty steep cost but I like it.
There are one or two cards I would recommended and once you look at them I think you'll like it. First Birds of Paradise for the reason it gets you any color, which is what you want, for one drop. Second Khalni Hydra looks really steep at first but then you realize you get to cast it for maybe 4 or 5 mana later in the game and it added 8 devotion so it helps you get to that minimum number to do the combo. Summoner's Pact is nice if your trying to get those last couple of pieces your looking for and don't have that mana for everything right this second. Eternal Witness is nice if you are worried about one or two of your pieces ending up in the graveyard or it can be there for you to grab something else that you liked. It adds two to devotion and it's a 2/1 body which is nice. Omnath, Locus of Mana is an extra way to store the left over mana you have every turn so that you can cast something big early. I might recommend Garruk Wildspeaker because you can use him to untap two lands one which can be Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx however it can only do it once and might not work super well with your deck you have here. Let me know if you have any questions :)
1 day ago
Guy at work used to have a deck like this. He used Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to great effect since knights are heavy on devotion.
1 day ago
Here's what I have that's even worth any remote value:
Foil Chain Lightning (EMA)
2x Ajani, Caller of the Pride (M14)
2x Nissa Revane (Zendikar)
Pyromancer's Goggles (Origins)
Melira, Sylvok Outcast (New Phyrexia)
Foil Master of Etherium (Shards of Alara)
Wurmcoil Engine foil promo
Jace Beleren (Duel Decks)
Ajani Vengeant (Prerelease)
Chandra Nalaar (Duel Decks)
Dark Petition (Origins)
Wrath of God foil (EMA)
Foil Sunken Hollow (BFZ)
Sunken Hollow (BFZ)
Foil Full Art Plains (ZEN)
Foil Full Art Forest (ZEN)
Foil Full Art Island (ZEN)
2x Maze of Ith (EMA)
Caves of Koilos (Origins)
Shambling Vent (BFZ)
2x Canopy Vista (BFZ)
Cinder Glade (BFZ)
What I'm Looking for:3x Razorverge Thicket
The most desireable trade I'd be looking for is the 2 Razorverge Thickets and a Spellskite for the Wasteland. If anyone can trade any of these let me know and we can work something out.
1 day ago
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