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|Journey into Nyx (JOU)||Uncommon|
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Enchantment Creature — Spider
At the beginning of your upkeep, put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard.
1BG, Exile Nyx Weaver: Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.
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Nyx Weaver Discussion
10 hours ago
Your Ishkanah looks better than mine. I have some ideas to improve.
Filth can be fun if you don't mind throwing in a non-spider.
5 days ago
1 week ago
Hey, thanks a ton for the recommendations! The bow, to me, doesn't serve as much purpose as I'd like against flyers- by only dealing 2 damage, the biggest threat I feel like it could take out would be a Kaalia of the Vast (not to say that's not a highly important, but it's extremely narrow in a matchup I'd likely be on the back foot from the getgo anyway), and I believe it's main role would be, as you'd mentioned previously, anti-graveyard-hate (anti-anti-graveyard?).
Bitterblossom is one of my favorite cards of all time! Unfortunately, this deck has zero lifegain, and plans on running every single fetch and shock land it can. Despite being a 40 life format, the addition of Bitterblossom when I'm already paying so much just to maintain my land/colour consistency would put me on a very real clock compared to some other EDH decks.
You've already outlined my main aversions for Chronozoa and Hornet Nest, although the latter is somewhat more appealing because I'm inherently a fan of kitchen table politics, and it's a huge enabler of such.
However, when it comes to Nyx Weaver, I think you're right. It does everything I want it to do- stocks the graveyard, blocks a flier, and recurs an important piece as needed. I'm thinking of rotating Creeping Corrosion back out for it- thoughts?
The rest of the cards mentioned are a little too linear for my tastes- this deck thrives on it's flexibility, and unfortunately the rest mentioned shoehorn themselves into their specific roles. Spidersilk Armor is probably the most intriguing, but ends up as not only a dead slot in hand if my opponent's air force isn't threatening, but is also a dead slot in the grave due to the fact of it being a non-creature. Unfortunately, the same can be said for Corrosive Gale!
I'm thinking of rotating in Bone Shredder. Whether this ends up being in place of Shriekmaw or in addition to it remains to be seen. It seems like quite a mana investment (even at just ), but with the potential to kill one flyer and then block another, it seems like it may be worth... Although I'm not entirely convinced yet.
Lastly, I've gotten a few games in with Path of Discovery and I gotta say I'm seriously impressed- every game it's been in my hand I've windmill slammed it onto the table as soon as possible, and have gotten fantastic value out of it. Similar to Embalmer's Tools, it's usually overlooked by opponents until it's too late and I enjoy that a lot! So thank you!
1 week ago
Yeah, flying is something I'm worried about as well and I'm similarly trying to fit in cards that can fill in multiple roles (which is why Bow of Nylea is in my Maybeboard despite it being a proverbial master of none). Here's some cards I brainstormed up, maybe you'll find something useful among them:
Bitterblossom is cheap and could give you some chump blockers that can attack, be sac'd and trigger Path of Discovery as well. There's also Hornet Nest & Chronozoa but they require some setup and aren't very cheap.
I see you removed Nyx Weaver at some point, how do you feel about taking it back? It doesn't solve things completely but with 3 toughness and reach it's a pretty OK blocker in addition to its graveyard-related abilities.
2 weeks ago
Well you have an idea but this needs a bit of work, creature heavy decks with little to no sorcories, instants, enchantments, and artifacts fall flat on their face for the lack of support. I'm going to list some for you.
Instants / Sorceries
Buried Alive, Jarad's Orders, Living Death, Abrupt Decay, Entomb, Krosan Grip, Putrefy, Nature's Claim, Kodama's Reach, Demonic Tutor, Cultivate, Victimize, Dread Return, Living Death, Traverse the Ulvenwald, Splendid Reclamation
Birthing Pod, Skullclamp, Lightning Greaves, Ashnod's Altar, Swiftfoot Boots, Bonehoard, Mind Stone, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Whip of Erebos, Mesmeric Orb, Crucible of Worlds
Sakura-Tribe Elder, Shriekmaw, Caustic Caterpillar, Merciless Executioner, Spore Frog, Reclamation Sage, Eternal Witness, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Deathrite Shaman, Yavimaya Elder, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Ramunap Excavator , Viridian Zealot, Kessig Cagebreakers, Genesis, Nighthowler, Crypt Ghast, Nyx Weaver, Solemn Simulacrum, Fleshbag Marauder, Triskelion, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, World Shaper, Thrashing Brontodon, Lord of Extinction, Solemn Simulacrum, Smothering Abomination, Noxious Gearhulk
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1 month ago
The best way to not crumble to gravehate is to not rely heavily on the graveyard, so for Jarad this mean don't let your creatures sit in the graveyard too long before trying to recur them, or good ramp so you can cast big fatties naturally. Another way to deal with the gravehate is to run enough good grave-filling cards that even if your 'yard gets exiled you can bounce back with a couple good activation's of Hermit Druid or Nyx Weaver. And finally don't put your eggs too heavily into the Lord of Extinction basket, this means that if your biggest bomb gets exiled you have numerous backup plans/creatures.
1 month ago
I know what you mean. It certainly does feel like too few, that being said I have a bunch of ramp and the overall CMC of the deck is pretty low. I haven't played too many games yet so I'm not sure but I'll report back and let you know.
Nyx Weaver has been in my sights for a while now.
Thanks for your suggestions.
1 month ago
I think 33 lands in probably too few. Id try and include at least 36.