Staff of Nin


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 Vol. II (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


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

Metachemist on Angels Heard On High

1 week ago

Herald of the Host is a fantastic card to include. Some draw options would be Commander's Sphere any of the Dreamstones. Howling Mine Staff of Nin and The Immortal Sun would all give you draws as well.

Peanut3181 on Darien, Monarch King of Kjeldor v2

1 week ago

I like what I see here. You definitely went for a more combo-centric Death and Taxes deck rather than going for an all out Darien Soldier Tribal deck. I like it!. It's definitely one of the better decks that I have seen and is definitely geared more towards winning. It's how you build a decent mono-white deck. DO NOT TAKE OUT YOUR STRONG HATE CARDS. They are the strength of this deck.

Cards I would consider taking out is Akroma's Memorial, Teferi's Protection (because your permanents phase out and it's a dead card in your hand most of the time), Comeuppance, Stoneforge Mystic and pretty much all of your equipment except protection like Swiftfoot Boots and Darksteel Plate. I know it goes well with your Historic cards but to me, white is much better and going wide and bulking up that way then stacking equipment that your opponent can chump block for days. Plus your commander is a whimpy 3/3 for 6. You want the ability.

I would add in more removal like Wrath of God and Terminus to go all out control and lock the game out. More card draw so your big mana doesn't go to waste, you have more answers and you can win the attrition battles of trading 1 for 1 and out-value your opponents with board wipes. Angelic Chorus and Archangel of Thune would be neat additions as well. Cathars' Crusade+Altar of Dementia is a good finisher.Hero of Bladehold can provide some early pressure. Mother of Runes seems like it would be perfect with this deck. Iona?

Out (my opinion):

Akroma's Memorial

Hammer of Nazahn


Thran Temporal Gateway? Look at your mana curve. Mostly under 4 anyways.


Settle the Wreckage

Teferi's Protection

Platinum Angel (Any removal spell kills it). Not worth 7 mana

Stoneforge Mystic

Quicksilver Amulet

Chromatic Lantern


Angel's Grace?

In: 2 plains Wrath of God, Terminus, Cathars' Crusade, Knight of the White Orchid, Hero of Bladehold, Iona, Shield of Emeria, Staff of Nin, Carnage Altar, Archangel of Thune, Mother of Runes, Condemn Oblivion Ring, Cauldron of Souls

Not trying to burst your bubble or anything, but I would not take your deck to tournaments. You'll be sadly dissapointed. It's not nearly as versatile as say Mono blue, mono black or Simic. Board wipes and removal kill you even with all the protection that you do have. All decks except blue are very open to Cyclonic Rift and we know that will always be a thing. Your deck is nasty don't get me wrong, but you are going up against 3 other players that aren't casual in tournament play. Try it for sure, but don't get your hopes up if you run into a Zur or mono blue Teferi deck.

Metachemist on First brew: Rakdos

3 weeks ago

This is a really solid deck. Well done. Classic Rakdos "Screw you, Screw Me, but most of all SCREW YOU" style. Love all the black demon control.

The only suggestion I can make, and it's really a matter of personal preference, would be swapping out Staff of Nin for The Immortal Sun. For the same CMC you get more control, a creature buff, and a casting cost reduction on everything, plus the extra card draw.

Cippo on Mono Brown Karn

1 month ago

You've got a few infinite combos in here that you didn't mention. Figured I'd say something in case on the offchance you weren't aware.

Voltaic Construct + Karn, Silver Golem + Thran Dynamo/Gilded Lotus/Dreamstone Hedron

Metalworker + Voltaic Construct with 2 artifacts in hand.

Endbringer or Staff of Nin can turn those combos into infinite damage too.

It seems like a fun time, the cmc is a bit high and there aren't a ton of mana accelerators/ramp in the deck. You could always add more rocks to speed it up if you feel like it becomes an issue.

If your main goal is having fun with Karn, you might like Liquimetal Coating, pop some lands or fizzle some enchantments.

Dreamweav3r on Kalamne is Best Girl [EDH Primer] v1.6

1 month ago

Mach_Caliber, At first I was really excited to see Wizards printing cards to help address weaknesses that plague the format with these cards that help with card advantage. Unfortunately, neither of these are good in this deck. Simply because you only ever have 2-3 large creatures out at a time, you are vulnerable to the downsides of Coveted Jewel more than most Boros decks, and the LAST thing you want to do is become a target. I also want for Endless Atlas to work here, but your first 5 lands rarely contain 3 of the same name, and besides Land Tax you have no way of guaranteeing the land you need to turn it online. Making Endless Atlas a weird cheap artifact that only draws cards later in the game. Endless Atlas realistically is meant for Mono-- and maybe . It saddens me but I will stick with Mind's Eye and Staff of Nin.

shadow63 on Krenko Fu*k Yourself

1 month ago

Mind's Eye or Staff of Nin for card draw?

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