Quest for the Nihil Stone


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

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Set Rarity
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Quest for the Nihil Stone


Whenever an opponent discards a card, you may put a quest counter on Quest for the Nihil Stone.

At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has no cards in hand and Quest for the Nihil Stone has two or more quest counters on it, you may have that player lose 5 life.

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Quest for the Nihil Stone Discussion

KayneMarco on This Card: Nath

18 hours ago

Since you went full discard theme got a few possible additions for ya.

The mind slash would work great because of the token production you have.

Maino on Discard Enchantments

1 day ago

Thanks, it means a lot to me especially because I started this deck from scratch.

I'll consider the introduction of Quest for the Nihil Stone and/or Shrieking Affliction to take advantage of the pretty common situation in which my opponents remain without any cards in hand and I basically stop doing damage. Those two cards were in a previous unrefined version of the list but didn't make the cut. Now with a few games played I am starting to see this issue.

Thanks again for the feedback!

KayneMarco on Discard Enchantments

1 day ago

A few possible additions that would be good in this deck are:

I know you don’t have much for creatures to feed mind slash if you like it but there are plenty of token producing enchantments in esper colors that can be Zured out that do make lots of tokens to feed it.

There’s a lot more I could suggest but won’t for now. I absolutely do love the direction you’re taking this Zur deck though. Very original. +1 from me.

Ishio on Mono-Black Discard Matters

3 weeks ago

dizzierabit I've considered Nirkana Revenant but she's 2 more mana than Crypt Ghast. The point of the deck is more focused around discard effects, to keep your opponents off of cards they want, and let the enchantments do their work. With Wound Reflection and playing Quest for the Nihil Stone mid-late game, we're dealing 10 damage to that player during their turn.

As for Burnished Hart, it's been tried before I posted the deck, but 5 mana to recur and sac it for a basic really takes a lot out of the turns play. I've been contemplating keeping Phyrexian Reclamation in the deck, but since we are running some lords for blocks, it's there to allow Gravecrawler to recur. I do agree that Charcoal Diamond has a bad drawback, but it's a great early game ramp and mid-late game discard option.

The option of Myriad Landscape is a viable option and I may cut a Swamp to put that in. I may also add Wasteland. The other destroy lands are great, but I like to keep some mana untapped for instants.

Another card I've been toying with trying is Dash Hopes. I know in EDH 5 life isn't that big of a deal, but when you have your opponents low on cards, I think it might be a great option. The biggest drawback of the deck is enchantment removal, and frankly black just lacks this.

bigblue32123 on Waste Not

3 months ago

Try using cards like Shrieking Affliction and Quest for the Nihil Stone to take advantage of them having no cards in hand instead of looking for ways to refill their hand. Also put in some Liliana's Caress and cut that Liliana Vess it's way too slow for modern.

Scytec on

3 months ago

I mean...given what you have to work what meta are you supposed to play this?

Not sure it would work...but would cards like Divert, Rebound, Swerve, Shunt, Deflection, and Imp's Mischief allow you to change the target of One with Nothing. Then you could utilize cards like Quest for the Nihil Stone maybe?

hungry000 on Budget 8-Rack

3 months ago

You could try Hypnotic Specter over Liliana's Specter for the random discard effect. Funeral Charm is also decent since it can make your opponent discard on their draw step and kill mana dorks and Delver and Bob. Have uou tried using Quest for the Nihil Stone instead of Liliana's Caress?

xyr0s on Help with an anti net-deck

3 months ago

In the meta you describe, Smallpox might be a boon to your opponents. Most of them don't mind a bit of discarding after all.

Also, as others said, you need The Rack over Quest for the Nihil Stone - quest doesn't work unless you enable it, which means you have to spend a mana to play it early, while opponent still has cards to discard, and you would rather spend that mana playing discard.

Necrogen Mists could be just what you want for longer games.

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