Nylea's Emissary

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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) Uncommon

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Nylea's Emissary

Enchantment Creature — Cat

Bestow 5{G} (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.)

Trample

Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has trample.

Nylea's Emissary Discussion

Spirits on WonderCats

1 year ago

Really loving this deck JAPuckett85, still working on mine lol, Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats.

Some stuff to think about, I've found Ancient Den + Tree of Tales has allowed me to equip 1-turn earlier three times now (in all the games i've played), doesn't sound fantastic, but it's pretty good. Have to balance that against things like Sunpetal Grove and Fortified Village, but in my build usually have no mana sourcing issues.

I notice you settled on 37 lands, you definitely have more utility (like Maze of Ith and Strip Mine and Thawing Glaciers) where they are removal not lands, I settled on 35 lands, but don't have any non-mana utility lands either, so wer're about the same.

Wooded Foothills and Flooded Strand are some relatively (there still lands!) inexpensive fetch lands, they could replace some of the ETB Tapped lands you run. Also, I find the fetches de-saturate the lands, so drawing later in the game, you draw less lands due to hypergeometric probability, which often slow you down in late game, but still mana fix earlier on. Ash Barrens does this too. You might find too, with fewer ETB tapped, you go 0.5 - 1 turn faster.

I would have to agree with Hybrow about Sword of Vengeance, but also agree with you about Chariot of Victory. Here's what my initial thought was, for that Vigilance and +2 power, are you REALLY searching/fetching it? Like really really? If I need haste, I'm pulling Swiftfoot Boots because it comes with Hexproof, if I need Trample i'd probably rather pull a Loxodon Warhammer gives me +1 more power, I understand it doesn't give the first strike which provides sustainability, but it creates more sustainability in multi-player with the lifelink. Cats don't really block because they don't have the Eminence? If you have a big cat with lots of equipment it's cool, but are your winning because you have a big swinging cat (possibly with lifelink) or are you winning because you are defending with likely a ground walking cat that also likely already has double strike? Double strike > First strike. I dunno, it's a good equipment, for the cost give me lifelink, or infect Grafted Exoskeleton. I bet if you evaluate, with all the other awesome equipment in this deck, it's very very low on the pecking order for tutoring.

I'm trying out Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip over Cultivate right now, trying to figure out if the 1 less land, is worth the potential for drawing an extra card each turn once flipped, or the potential for blocked damage (but what is a ground walking 2/2 really blocking of significance).

I have a Sterling Grove in my box at home, I need it in to fetch Sylvan Library right? That's what you do with it 95% of the time?

Eladamri's Call only costs you mana and gives you more consistency on pulling/playing the same creature each game. Because it's hand, doesn't cost you a card.

Path to Exile is awesome removal, can also be used as a mana ramp / fetch, you'd actually be suprised how many times I do it.

Saffi Eriksdotter (good recursion/protection on his own, without anything else), add a Sun Titan and they can protect each other. Throw in a Greater Good which is also good draw on it's own with eminence, and you can basically have a huge hand, tutor the cards you need for the win, etc. Makes a really nice interaction, and protection. All 3 cards aren't dead draws on their own either. Just a thought. I know he's not a cat. Also works with Fiend Hunter (kind of) but doesn't give that 6 card draw from the Sun Titan like Saffi Eriksdotter does so I don't like it.

I hadn't thought about Nylea's Emissary either, adding him to my maybeboard too, have to think about him first lol. His bestow is just so expensive, only challenge to overcome. CMC 4 for a 3/3 trample isn't THAT far off the mark though, and late game he can bestow +3/+3 and trample, and then turn into a 3/3 trample afterwards. I'm just not sure.

Lost Leonin + Ajani, Caller of the Pride has been all-star for me. I know it's the same as Duelist's Heritage but he's also a planeswalker which I like. I run both though.

I took Sensei's Divining Top out, what!!!, I have it in every commander deck, BUT I ALWAYS tutor Sylvan Library and feels like duplication of work with both out. That derpy dreidel though, have you had similar experiences where it just wan't effective or a dead draw later in the game?

Anyways really awesome, always looking and stealing your ideas!

JAPuckett85 on WonderCats

1 year ago

Hybrow I put in Prowler's Helm & cut Whispersilk Cloak for the same reason I cut Lightning Greaves: because of the shroud. Makes it too difficult to equip with other equipment & renders Eminence useless. I cut Sword of Feast and Famine & Sword of Light and Shadow for the same reason (protection from white/green). Thanks for the suggestions though! I have thought about Nacatl War-Pride before, but he just seems too costly mana-wise.. of he was 3G, instead of 3GGG, then I would play him, but I cut all the really high CMC cats & it plays better with the lower curve; the only creatures I kept over 6-CMC are Felidar Sovereign, Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, Raksha Golden Cub, and Sun Titan. Qasali Ambusher just doesn't have enough of an impact to make a slot in EDH- I'd rather pay some mana for some good keywords or abilities. I hadn't considered Nylea's Emissary or Chariot of Victory before.. I think Nylea's Emissary is ALMOST worth it if I consider it a 6/6 Trampler for 3G (because the Eminence), but the fact that it gets taken out by enchantment-hate means everyone probably has an answer for it when it becomes their problem. Prowler's Helm is still my favorite way to get damage through, but I also have Rancor, Rogue's Passage, Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Vengeance, and Ahrabo's 2nd ability. Chariot of Victory might be better the Sword of Vengeance in some decks because of the Equip1, but I have at least 4 ways to cheat on equip costs (Stonehewer Giant, Sigarda's Aid, Hammer of Nazahn, Puresteel Paladin, etc), and things to tutor for those ways, so I think I'll stick with the additional +2/0 and vigilance. Thanks for the feedback, though!

Hybrow on WonderCats

1 year ago

I have cat tribal as well. Super fun and fast its one of my favorite decks right now. Thundercats Ho! - Arahbo EDH . I would recommend a few cards to add:

Nacatl War-Pride - works great, can only be blocked by one creature, and will wipe out any token deck.

Nylea's Emissary - the trample is great, its a bit pricey mana wise, but i find that the hardest thing is getting through that one pumped up creature.

Qasali Ambusher - is a free cat for the most part.. dont have to block with him when you flash him in, but get him for free then attack with him next turn.

Whispersilk Cloak - super cheap way to get your biggest bad guy through for a hit.

Chariot of Victory - again the trample is great. The first strike and haste are bonuses too. Make sure that that big guy is going to live

Hope these help... if you only take one if these suggestions, i would take a close look at the War Pride. Its a beast in a cat deck

The7thBobba on

2 years ago

Whilst it's not a very good card, it certainly is a lion: Guardian Lions. Also, Jamuraan Lion could actually offer some tactical advantage. An early beater could be Jungle Lion. Marisi's Twinclaws looks good and oacks some power. If your opponent doesn't play blue Mtenda Lion pscks a punch (sidenote: quite a few cheap green critters that psck a pinch for a small drawback. I'm seeing potential for a green deck that plays as a red deck). Nylea's Emissary is rediculously majestic. Pride of Lions has lion in the name, and the possibility of being a game-ender. Spirit of the Hearth might be manaheavy, but damn!

That's it for creatures from me. I'll get back to you on noncreatures

Atony1400 on Help balancing four decks

3 years ago

Paragon Cycle:

Paragon of Eternal Wilds, etc.

Archetype Cycle:

Archetype of Endurance, etc.

Soul Cycle:

Soul of Zendikar, etc.

Ordeal Cycle (Ordeal of Nylea), Emissary Cycle (Nylea's Emissary), and God Artifacts Cycles (Bow of Nylea).

The Dictate cycle is also complete, but has some different God names. (Ex. Dictate of Karametra, Kruphix, Twin Gods, etc.)

I would get 5 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, to even all the deck's out.

Those are the ones I would add, if they aren't already present.

Ksiegrist06 on My First EDH Deck

3 years ago

looks fun :)

maybe try to get a Luminarch Ascension to replace the Hoofprints of the Stag.

some bestow cards might also be fun:, Observant Alseid, Nylea's Emissary, Celestial Archon, Ghostblade Eidolon

Take care

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