Staff of Nin

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Staff of Nin Discussion

moremanawins on Semi-Budget Reaper King

15 hours ago

Progenitor Mimic is a cheaper Helm of the Host type effect but it’s less reliable because it triggers on upkeep instead of combat. Although this is offset by cheaper mana investment and it can target opposing creatures. As for card advantage there’s things like Mulldrifter and Phyrexian Gargantua for ETB based draw. For incremental draw there’s cards like Staff of Nin , Monastery Siege , and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. For one off draw effects I really like Drawn from Dreams , Urban Evolution , and Game Plan . Also another sweet card in here would be Irregular Cohort . All these cards are very cheap. The mimic is around $2-$4 but that’s cheaper than helm so still worth. Anyways +1 from me and if you get a chance go check out my Pir and Toothy deck.

DemonDragonJ on Is Urza's Blueprints a Good ...

1 week ago

dingusdingo, I like Staff of Nin very much, but the fact that its card drawing ability triggers only once per turn is problematic, so I would rather use Arcane Encyclopedia instead.

dingusdingo on Is Urza's Blueprints a Good ...

2 weeks ago

One thing to consider with Urza's Blueprints is that you can use it in response to the echo, plus the turn you play it. So you can choose to draw 2 cards for mana, or you can pay to get a card every turn.

If you're more interested in repeatable artifact draw, Mind's Eye or Staff of Nin will serve you better.

greyninja on Is Urza's Blueprints a Good ...

2 weeks ago

I dont think anyone has mentioned Staff of Nin yet, which is another comparable card

I've been enjoying Endless Atlas in my two mono colored decks, and I just put one it my rakdos deck to try it in two-color

MustaKotka on Merieke Ri Berit - more ...

2 weeks ago

Hey DarkHero I figured it out: Staff of Nin is the better Zuran Spellcaster because it has two important functions: draw and haste. It's never a dead card and has the potential to be more resilient than the Spellcaster.

SideBae on Assuming Direct Control

1 month ago

Hey! I got a few suggestions... feel free to ignore any/all of them.

  1. There're some good mana rocks I think you missed. Mana Vault is awesome, although it can be ~$30 these days. Basalt Monolith is Grim Monolith 's little brother, and if you end up running either of them Voltaic Key or Manifold Key become their own Sol Ring s. Sculpting Steel and Phyrexian Metamorph are very powerful when they copy something like your Sol Ring or Thran Dynamo .

  2. If you have access to it, you should run Cyclonic Rift . Blue doesn't have many options for universal boardwipes, but the Rift is certainly a good one. It's especially good if you pair it with Windfall , which I think you should also be running. If you want to take this all the way, you can run Narset, Parter of Veils , too.

  3. Liquimetal Coating is good, since you can use it instead of Memnarch 's first ability. If you choose to run Karn, the Great Creator , you can turn off/nuke lands with the coating, too. Also Mycosynth Lattice .

  4. Training Grounds is pretty good with Memnarch .

  5. Depending on how many artifacts you end up with in your final list, you may find Lodestone Golem to be helpful.

  6. Dramatic Reversal on a Isochron Scepter can let you steal all permanents permanently... so that's a thought.

  7. If you want to keep with the 'stealing creatures' theme, in addition to your Control Magic you could use Sower of Temptation and/or Vedalken Shackles . I've found both to be useful.

  8. I love that you're running Ponder , Preordain and Brainstorm . You should consider some mass-draw spells in addition to the cantrips: things like Treasure Cruise , Dig Through Time and Fact or Fiction are all good at refilling your hand. In terms of permanent-based card-advantage, Staff of Nin is a card I've always really liked.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck!

TheMazter13 on Kydele, Smasher of Kruphix

1 month ago

You've got 7 ways to draw cards and they are Endbringer , Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Kozilek, the Great Distortion , Vilis, Broker of Blood , Rhystic Study , Cryptic Command , and Finale of Revelation . 1 of which is reliable and/or good, Vilis. There is no value from Kydele, and you're just gonna have to hard cast some of the big spells. So add more card draw, but repeatable card draw too. Things like Arcanis the Omnipotent , Staff of Nin , or even Tower of Fortunes can all be used. Tower's not so good though, because it doesn't pay for itself

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Staff of Nin occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Red: 0.26%

White: 0.25%