Oath of Nissa
When Oath of Nissa enters the battlefield, look at the top three cards of your library. you may reveal a creature, land or planeswalker card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
You may spend mana as though it were mana of any colour to cast planeswalker spells.
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|Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Oath of Nissa occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Oath of Nissa Discussion
3 days ago
While you have good intentions with that suggestion, and I think it's interesting, I don't think that would work out in actuality. Let's take a look at each of the respective format's card pools. Modern's current card pool spans from 8th Edition-Ikoria; a 17-year span. Pioneer's current card pool stretches from Return to Ravnica-Ikoria; only a 7-year span. Modern has 10 more years of cards to choose from than Pioneer. And with that larger card pool comes with a wider selection of threats/answers and thus, a higher power level.
Don't get me wrong, Pioneer's power level is fairly high, but not as high as Modern's. That being said, I don't think most of the cards on Pioneer's ban list would make a lot of sense being on Project Modern's. And a lot of Modern players would stand to agree with me. Some of the cards on Pioneer's ban list, such as Once Upon a Time and Oko, Thief of Crowns make sense in the context of Modern because they're just that powerful. Those cards warrant a ban.
A lot of the cards on Pioneer's ban list would be nonsensical because they aren't extremely powerful or format-warping in the context of Modern. Felidar Guardian is a great example of this; playing it essentially relegates you to playing it in the same deck as Saheeli Rai, which automatically means you're playing a three color deck. And if you're in Jeskai colors already, you might as well be playing UWR control, which is just the better deck.
Another example of this is Oath of Nissa; the card's nuts in Pioneer, but sees very little play in Modern. Having essentially a Ponder in green in Pioneer is extremely powerful for a color that is already doesn't need much more help than it has. Mono Green ramp in Pioneer is still a house even without it. In terms of Modern, it's played in a couple fringe decks such as Mono Green Devotion or RG Moon Walkers, but no tier decks outside of that.
Another card, or a set of cards that would be nonsensical to be on the ban list is the Khans of Tarkir/Onslaught fetchlands: Bloodstained Mire, Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, Windswept Heath, and Wooded Foothills. But these for a different reason. One of the hallmarks of Modern, and one of the reasons why people love it, is being able to construct an excellent mana base for a three-color or a four-color (or five color!) deck. Limiting Modern to only the five Zendikar fetchlands would greatly inhibit the construction of such decks. That being said, Modern players, who are already acclimated to having access to all of the fetchlands, would absolutely abhor their exclusion.
Also, I would like to iterate that we DON'T want to be stuck in a time capsule forever. We want to move forward with the sets Wizards is putting out; we are just putting a filter on the cards that enter the format. We acknowledge that there are some really cool, intriguing cards coming out of these new sets and we don't want to shy away from them.
2 weeks ago
I appreciate the comment Daedalus19876.
I did look at planeswalkers for a bit, but I prefer to keep this more of a creature focus build.
Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip, Mox Amber, Oath of Nissa, Thran Temporal Gateway, and The Great Henge were all considered, but I found that deck space was quickly filling up and opted to cut them either due to price or I wasn't sure about their strength. Do you have any suggestions on what you might cut for one or two of these cards?
2 weeks ago
Hmmm, I like where this is headed!
Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip also seems pretty decent for what you're trying to do here :) Maybe Mox Amber, as a no-downside Mox that also cantrips? Oath of Nissa is another super low-cost spell that gives you card advantage here. Or Azor's Gateway Flip, for a similar purpose. Thran Temporal Gateway should allow ridiculous advantage here. Finally, you should have no problem casting The Great Henge for massive card advantage.
1 month ago
TristanCVena Between Cascading Cataracts and Oath of Nissa, mana fixing is never really an issue. I'm using the Tron core with the goal of playing Golos, Tireless Pilgrim on turn 3 searching cataracts and activating him turn 4 to start playing the top 3 of my deck every turn. I know how weird it looks but it works surprisingly well.
1 month ago
I think you need to make some cuts for more draw/ramp/tutors/synergy pieces.
Cards I think you should cut and why:
Genesis Wave. You don't have enough ramp to make this viable. This card is best with mana doublers, infinite mana loops and lots of tokens with Ashnod's Altar and the like, none of which you have. The best you can hope for is some of Doubling Season/Atraxa/Crystalline Crawler angle, and even if you pull off the 10+ mana you'll need for this to do anything you'll probably have better ways to spend it.
Deploy the Gatewatch. This card costs a lot of mana and doesn't do nearly enough for what it costs you. Sure you have a lot of planeswalkers, but there's still chance you'll whiff entirely or only get one, and it's probably not going to be the planeswalker you want anyway since it's random and only goes 7 cards deep.
Deadeye Navigator. Another card that costs 6 mana. What is this doing in your deck? There are only 3 other cards in your deck that have ETBs for this to abuse. For synergy cards and tutors, follow the rule of 7: There should be at least 7 other cards it synergizes with/tutors for, which isn't true for this card. Yes, I see the infinite mana line with Crystalline Crawler and Deepglow Skate, but how often is that going to happen without something like Tooth and Nail to guarantee they're all in play at the same time? 90% of the time, you're paying 6 mana for a 5/5 with no abilities.
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. I don't understand why you're running this. You're not going to get to ten mana early enough to cast this and really impact that game. It has no synergy with your commander. The only reason I can think of is anti-mill tech specifically for your meta. Otherwise, cut it.
Increasing Ambition. Way, way too expensive. Almost anything else would be better.
Cards to add:
Astral Cornucopia. There's a reason almost every Atraxa deck runs this card. At worst, it's a Manalith. However, with your commander, it's so, so much better. Just proliferate this sucker every turn and you'll have tons of mana before you know it.
Call the Gatewatch. I think you can slide this in the place of Deploy the Gatwatch directly because it is so, so much better. Tutoring for whatever planeswalker is best or which you need at that moment is much more useful than the possibility of two random ones. You can also consider Captain Sisay, which essentially does the same thing, albeit slower and repeatably.
Skyshroud Claim. You're running a full complement of shocks and ABUR duals, so why not run some of the best land ramp in the game to make use of it? Seriously this card is great because it's efficient ramp and also color fixing.
Inexorable Tide. This card is amazing with planeswalkers. I'm really surprised you don't have it already.
Oath of Nissa. Classic planeswalker deck card. Excellent all around, and really cheap. It'll give you something to do in your first three turns if you don't draw your ramp, and it mana fixes late game.
2 months ago
A personal preference for the sake of reading, I would recommend not listing every version of a card your running and just do the x copies of card. I think it is harder to get a good understanding of a deck when constantly trying to remember how many of a card there are.
With that being said however, I am curious if you have trouble getting the 2nd red mana you need to cast a lot of your land destruction spells. I think 20 lands might be to low and would try to find room for 2 to 3 more.
Here's the changes that I think could help the most.
-2 Bloodmoon Multiples offer no benefits.
-4 Oath of Nissa you really dont have enough planeswalkers to make use of its mana fixing and just grabbing a creature seems kinda meh imo. Granted, a Bloodbraid Elf is kinda like a 2 card gain with the cascade.
-1 Nissa, Worldwaker 5 mana seems like a lot on a lower land count.
+2 Mwonvuli Acid-Moss you could potentially pull this off turn 2 for a big tempo swing.
Since this frees up sb space for you, you could put the cut nissa in the sb and something like 2 Carnage Tyrant as well.
Just my 2 cents anyhow.
2 months ago
heres what i honestly think "should" happen, even though it likely won't.
modern: unban Mox Opal. ban something else from the decks that were problematic, but don't hurt the decks that weren't problematic that also depended on opal. wotc has even said before that they take this "splash damage" into account so their bans harm as few other decks as possible, yet affinity and hardened modular decks took a big hit here.
unban Umezawa's Jitte. modern has powered up quite a bit since kamigawa. we also have way more creature removal now to hit the equipped creature, and artifact removal to hit the jitte. or even cards like Assassin's Trophy that could hit both. the only current top deck i can think of that would even want to run it is bant snowblade. so we'd surely get more creature decks that aimed to use the jitte, resulting in a greater variety of decks.
unban Punishing Fire: to my knowledge, this card ONLY saw play when it was used in Jund in a loop with Liliana of the Veil and Grove of the Burnwillows. highly doubtful that loop would still get used in todays meta when theres so many better removal options Jund can utilize. theres just no need for this to be on the list anymore.
unban Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis AND ban Altar of Dementia. obviously we don't want hogaak decks at full power, but Hogaak himself is a fun card thats still relatively new and wasn't even the biggest problem in his deck. the bigger problem was altar as a sac outlet and secondary win condition.
unban Oko, Thief of Crowns: this is probably the one i'll get the most flak over, but thats ok. i really just don't see Oko himself as a problem. attack it or use a removal spell. honestly, i think the only reason it seemed so strong is because of the sultai shell it was in, which i personally have always thought could be a powerful midrange deck even before Oko. just like any other BGx midrange deck, they'll use discard spells and removal to eliminate your answers for Oko before playing him. at that point though, almost any planeswalker will feel like a huge threat when you've been stripped of answers. personally, i've never really had a problem playing against Oko.
pauper: unban Arcum's Astrolabe. wotc has no excuse for banning this card. they should have known WAAAAAAAAAAY ahead of time that a colorless card that draws cards and fixes mana would be used by everyone and their mother. banning cards based on power level i understand. banning a card because "everyone uses it" is absurd. especially when its a card that can literally slot into and benefit pretty much any deck.
also, i pulled exactly one full playset of Arcum's Astrolabe from my Modern Horizons box and was excited to use them, but then they got banned before i could build a deck to put them in.
pioneer: unban Oath of Nissa. the tutor effect by itself isn't great. its true power imo, comes from turning your lands into rainbow lands, IF you're heavy on planeswalkers. sure mono G used it and mono G was powerful, but i don't think mono G was powerful because of Oath of Nissa. it was because of the explosive mana ramp from mana dorks and the leyline. Oath might've "helped", but im certain the deck would still have strong showings if Oath had been the only banned card from the deck. but since the leyline also got banned, the Oath is overkill. bring Oath back and maybe someone will make a 4c or 5c superfriends deck.
unban Smuggler's Copter: literally the exact same argument here as was previously mentioned for Arcum's Astrolabe. i also own 3 Copter that i have not had a chance to use, because Modern seemed a little too fast for it.
unban Veil of Summer: imo, this is the best way to counter dimir inverter decks. why ban "more" cards to counteract inverter when you can unban them? but even without dimir inverter decks being prevalent, this is a card that should never have been banned in the first place. its a SIDEBOARD card. i literally cannot find any other sideboard card in any banned and restricted list for any format. some people (like a good personal friend of mine) will say " the card is F'd and needs to not exist" (his exact words. pretty sure he said the same of Oko too lol) but i disagree entirely to the point i'm not sure how people can say that. sideboard cards have been silver bullets for a long time, and black/blue are easily the colors green is weakest against anyway. do we ban Shatterstorm in modern where it can easily wreck affinity's whole board and win the game by itself? do we ban Rest in Peace for hosing over graveyards? these are just examples of silver bullets that potentially win the game all by themself by their very nature of shutting down an opponent completely, yet Veil can't do that. its powerful protection for only a single turn. it doesn't remove permanents from the field and it doesn't stick around afterwards like other silver bullets can. and yet somehow veil gets the hammer?
not interested in other formats so i won't speculate. basic theme here is to comb all the ban lists to see what can be taken off. wotc waits far too long to unban things.
3 months ago
I have a sisay deck that doesn't focus on superfriends but has the subtheme. A fun game winning combo is to have Oath of Gideon and Jace, Cunning Castaway on the field then play out a Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God for infinite bolas. Also a good card for Boosting Sisay in general is Blackblade Reforged
Honestly any of the oath cards can be pretty good for superfriends. An Oath of Nissa can go a long way in a 5 color super friends.
Looks like a fun deck! Have a good one!