Quest for the Nihil Stone

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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Set Rarity
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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

Quest for the Nihil Stone occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Quest for the Nihil Stone Discussion

Monitor on Grixis Control

1 month ago

Suggestions: - Quest for the Nihil Stone only because having no cards in hand is a tougher ask than 1 in hand for the other spell. May be a bit win-more. - Primal Amulet  Flip, Snapcaster Mage are both good tools for different decks -- this one doesn't seem very much spells-matter, so these slots are likely weaker here than what they could be doing elsewhere. - Kaya's Ghostform is just too meh to be worth its slot. You can already get stuff back with better methods. - Ugin, the Spirit Dragon should be on your watch list. You won't always be ahead on board state, but if you have your enchants out and stuff then he will wreck you as easily as he wrecks everyone else with his -x - Pain Magnification might be win-morey or just get you targeted if people keep having to notice your enchants when they get hit by other people. Its awesome, though with your discard punishers. Watch-list item, I'd say. - Panharmonicon is obviously awesome, but it may not be great with your current makeup, as ETBs aren't the prime focus.

MonoCommander on

1 month ago

Hi, i do play a discard deck too, and i can give you some advice from experience, Cards like Megrim or Liliana's caress are underperforming if you're not playing with wheels, since you're opponent are quickly going to play topdecking. I prefer cards like Quest for the Nihil Stone , Shrieking Affliction and Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage dealing a lot more damage if you are consistent with discard effect.

I really think targeted discard effect are kinda clunky, like Pilfering Imp you already gonna make everyone discard so fast that card selection isn't that important, and you'd better have some removal instead.

Also, i really think you should include some ramp into the deck, that allow you to play your hand and not suffer too much from the symetric discard effects and play your high curve spells early on (else you just gonna discard them) in the same way, i really like to include "free" spells like Snuff Out or Massacre . Ramping or Mana efficiency is really a key in multiplayer EDH and you're going to suffer a lot if you can't play faster.

I really like to play with "not in hand" card like Experimental Frenzy or Theater of Horrors that let's you play with cards even if everyone has no hand.

I'm not a fan of Sanguine Bond exquisite blood combo in this type of decks, because the cards alone are pretty bad, but one card i'm really not enjoying on discard lists is living death. your deck is fill with some week creatures and you're never gonna get more value then your opponents with a living death. Targeted Reanimator spell can be good, like Reanimate , opponent discarding an ulamog turn 1 cause he's never gonna play him ? just take it for 1.

As a suggestion i think you missed out Anje's Ravager a really sweet card in this type of deck and Asylum Visitor

Thoose are just thought on how i like my discard commander decks, take what you need and what you think is fitting your playstyle !

Funkydiscogod on Sygg, River Cutthroat EDH Suggestions

4 months 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

7 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

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