Staff of Nin

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Staff of Nin

Artifact

At the beginning of your upkeep, draw a card.

: Staff of Nin deals one damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Staff of Nin Discussion

CaptainBanana42 on EQUIP WHITE

2 days ago

If card draw is your proplem consider Mentor of the Meek . Nearly every creature in the deck triggers it. And here are some artifact you could run for card draw: Endless Atlas , Staff of Nin and/or Mind's Eye

Optimator on krenko gobbos

1 week ago

I would highly recommend a bit more card-draw and a few untappers. Krenko does amazing with a few untappers.

Magewright's Stone is good. Thousand-Year Elixir is great too. Umbral Mantle is decent. Puppet Strings is good on a budget. Illusionist's Bracers are a good choice too. You don't need to go nuts but having three or so untappers in the 99 will serve you well. If you can tutor up Skirk Prospector, Krenko can go infinite with Thornbite Staff, though it just recently spiked in price.

Good red card draw is rare but every EDH deck needs a little. Reforge the Soul, Faithless Looting, Cathartic Reunion, Outpost Siege, Mind's Eye, Skullclamp, and Wild Guess are good. Staff of Nin is good on a budget too.

You have almost no ramp at all. Goblins are pretty low to the ground but every deck needs a little ramp. Krenko usually has a bulls-eye on his back so you'll want to be able to recast him. Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Fire Diamond, Mind Stone, Darksteel Ingot, Coldsteel Heart, Hedron Archive, Ur-Golem's Eye, and Gilded Lotus might be good places to start.

I would highly recommend dropping all the combat tricks. In a multiplayer setting with increased life totals they just don't have the "oomf" that they do in regular 60-card formats.

I would also drop Hedron Blade, Stormrider Rig, Claws of Valakut, Goblin War Paint, and Messenger's Speed. No good in EDH. War Horn is decent for Krenko but there are better cards out there so if things get tight you can drop it easily enough.

hkhssweiss on Rakdos Cry Party

1 month ago

It's a bit slow and people can see it coming, but if used in conjunction with other cards like for say Neheb, the Eternal than you get an atrocious amount of value. It's fun but once people see it than they would know better to let that happen again next time. But definitely a fun way to go out with a bang!

Even if you are public enemy #1, can they stop it? :P If the train keeps coming and they still stay on the tracks chances are they still going to get smashed haha. The only problem I would see in this type of deck is the lack of card draw when your ramping, there are other ways to get CA like for say Twilight Prophet, Necropotence, Phyrexian Arena, Mindblade Render, Erebos, God of the Dead, Underworld Connections, Mind's Eye, Staff of Nin, Reforge the Soul (notice the lack of other colors for card draw?).

epajula on Darien, King of Kjeldor Token/Lifegain

1 month ago

Have you considered Entreat the Angels, Decree of Justice, Mikaeus, the Lunarch, White Sun's Zenith, Marshal's Anthem?

Ancient Tomb, and Staff of Nin are great for the damage dealing.

In terms of random good stuff Eldrazi Displacer (but you need colorless), ComeuppanceSerra Ascendant, Victory's Herald, and Reconnaissance (gives your creatures psuedo vigilance, and protects them). My favorite white card of all time is Lapse of Certainty.

I always miss stuff that people already have, so I'll apologize ahead of time.

zamiero on Reeeeeekdos

1 month ago

On second thought how could I forget Staff of Nin! It's draw and a Rakdos enabler! Onyx Goblet seems more reliable than your creatures.

Ocelot44 on Aurelia Leads the way!

2 months ago

Even in casual edh, you’re gonna need draw! Reforge the Soul, Magus of the Wheel, Geier Reach Sanitarium, and Mikokoro, Center of the Sea are my favorite budget options, and I also really like Howling Mine, Tamiyo's Journal, Staff of Nin, and maybe Wheel of Fate

Can’t believe you aren’t running one of my favorite angels in the game, Karmic Guide!

Leave / Chance is a card I think more Boros players should run because it’s another Boros Charm effect, only it protects everything from exile and sacrifice, it’s a Brand effect, and it’s an emergency draw source!

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