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
Oathbreaker 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.

Quest for the Nihil Stone Discussion

Funkydiscogod on Sygg, River Cutthroat EDH Suggestions

3 weeks ago

My first thought was Magmatic Force and Havoc Festival to draw a card every turn. but neither work because your commander identifies as blue and black.

I did a gatherer search for black and blue cards that deal damage during each upkeep, and the results are interesting: Most of them dealt with hand size.

There are only 2 unconditional damage artifacts:

And there were two other outliers:

Massacar on The Vorpal Blade went Snicker-Snack - Anje Madness

2 months ago

Hey, I appreciate your wanting to do something a little different, I would just suggest cutting Waste Not and a couple of your other opponent-centric discard cards like Quest for the Nihil Stone . You don't run very much outside of The Haunt of Hightower that causes them to discard to make it worth the include.

Minor thing, but you have 2x Murderous Compulsion s.

Here's my own list, it's pretty flexible while still being fairly tuned We're All Mad Here (budget cEDH).

Daron6 on Torment of Nihil Waste

2 months ago

Hey!! First of all, Dark Ritual Is banned in Modern. You should cut Quest for the Nihil Stone for The Rack which is more consistent. You need discard cards xddddd. If you are playing on a budget use Despise and Duress . For creatures you can use Gurmag Angler which is really good and cheap. You need removal, try Fatal Push or Murderous Cut and Cast Down . Liliana of the Dark Realms don't do really much. Hope this suggestions help you!!

Hybrow on Druken Madness

3 months ago

So finally finished my deck build - The Vorpal Blade went Snicker-Snack - Anje EDH

Gotta say I took a couple cards that were in your list and added them, but there are some others i thought i would suggest (again ) :)

Sarkhan, Fireblood does basically the same thing as the commander. Jaya Ballard does it even better, but is more expensive.

Quest for the Nihil Stone If you can keep your opponents card dead, this is a good option.

TortillaConfetti on UnFaer

3 months ago

CGPH for a more Lowryn themed things, you could add something like Maralen of the Mornsong because of the free tutor, and it spices up things since you are not the only one tutoring, but then you could be nasty and add= Ob Nixilis, Unshackled (They lose 13 life each upkeep), Teferi's Puzzle Box (no hands in play XD), and Strionic Resonator to copy it's ability haha, then, I just saw you have Mindcrank here, a Bloodchief Ascension and since you are running kind of a discard subtheme, Quest for the Nihil Stone , sorry for spamming your comment section bro! XD

Haxu on BBB

3 months ago

Hey friend

You seem to really like card draw, so i'm surprised you missed Indulgent Tormentor !

This deck is pretty budget, but if you want a great comander draw engine consider saving for Rhystic Study .

If you are aiming to do some damage with AoE B Enchantments, consider getting Painful Quandary .

If you want to go a bit more discard route, how about Quest for the Nihil Stone , Wheel of Torture , Shrieking Affliction . (you'd need cards like Guul Draz Specter , Stronghold Rats , Urgoros, the Empty One .)

I feel like card draw is less valuable then you might think. At some point i wonder what it is you want to draw with your card draw, and why having card draw would be better than having said card in your deck. I wouldn't expect any card draw in a deck with your commander. If you'd have to make this deck without any card draw, what would it look like? What problem then, are you solving by adding card draw?

GL with your deck and playing mtg!


MountainMan817 on Lobotomy (competitive creatureless 8 rack)

6 months ago

I used to play an 8-rack deck in modern, too. Love this build! I found that Dash Hopes didn't work in my meta; 8-rack is too slow and if you're opponent wants the spell they'll take the 5. If you're going creatureless, you need to have all 8 of your Racks. I'd ditch the Dash Hopes and Quest for the Nihil Stone and consider cards like Funeral Charm , Waste Not , and Liliana's Caress .

Also, Phyrexian Arena works like Dark Confidant

Hand Hate

DrkNinja on

8 months ago

Where's the Megrim , Raiders' Wake , Waste Not , and Fell Specter ?

I also think Bloodchief Ascension , Quest for the Nihil Stone , Shrieking Affliction , and Library of Leng have major places in this deck.

Also have you considered Archfiend of Ifnir ? You do have a cards that make you discard as well.

There's a few others I'd suggest but instead I'll leave a link to my discard deck with Nath, it has some things I think you might like. Thought Scour Nath!

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