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[[Primer]] Tending the Nest - Atla Palani EDH

Commander / EDH Combo Control Eggs Primer RGW (Naya) Theme/Gimmick


Primer - Atla Palani EDH

Welcome to my Atla Palani, Nest Tender EDH Primer on TappedOut, and my second primer! I started playing MTG in 2015 and have many decks since. When Commander 2019 came out I knew I wanted to make a deck around Atla Palani, Nest Tender. It is such a cool card, and and I really like the mechanic. Plus, EGG TRIBAL!!!!!!!!! But seriously, Wizards of the Coast did a great job with this card. There are a couple of different ways to play Alta Palani, but I went for the stompy combo version. Feel free to give suggestions on how I can improve the deck, and an upvote would be appreciated! :)
One of the main things you want to do in the deck is get Atla Palani, Nest Tender out as quick as possible. In order to do that I have included the signets for the deck - Selesnya Signet, Gruul Signet, and Boros Signet. I have also included the biggest commender staple - Sol Ring, as well as some other forms of ramp - Worn Powerstone, Obelisk of Naya, Mind Stone, Manalith, Mana Geode, Fellwar Stone, and Chromatic Lantern. The key to making an Atla Palai deck work is to produce a lot of eggs. Therefore, I added Illusionist's Bracers, Thornbite Staff, Strionic Resonator, and Magewright's Stone, utility cards that work with Alta Palani’s egg-making ability. (Wow, I think that’s the first time I have ever used egg-making in a sentence! :P)
I put a lot of cool enchantments in the deck, and all of them do very important things. One of the most important things in the deck, is for the eggs to die, so AEther Flash and Goblin Bombardment do that job well. Another of the key things in the deck, is making a lot of eggs, so Anointed Procession and Growing Ranks give us more tokens. Anointed Procession is one of the best cards in the deck, because it doubles all eggs!!
You need to have Ashnod's Altar on the board for this to work. Basically you equip Thornbite Staff to Atla Palani, Nest Tender. Then you make an egg with Atla Palani, Nest Tender, and then sac it to Ashnod's Altar. Because the egg died, Thornbite Staff untapps Atla Palani, Nest Tender. You have 2 colorless mana floating. Then you make another egg with Atla Palani, Nest Tender, and then sac it to Ashnod's Altar. Because the egg died, Thornbite Staff untapps Atla Palani, Nest Tender. You have 2 colorless mana floating again! Then rinse and repeat. It is a really cool combo, because you get all of the creatures out of the deck. For my version of Atla Palani, I just put some massive creatures in the deck, but there is an infinite combo where if you just have Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Restoration Angel or Zealous Conscripts in the deck you make infinite hasty creatures! Definitely a cool way to build Atla Palani, but I prefer the stompy version.
Instants: Enlightened Tutor is in the deck to mainly get Anointed Procession or Goblin Bombardment if you need a sac outlet.Chaos Warp, Path to Exile, and Swords to Plowshares are removal. Sorceries: Farseek, Kodama's Reach, and Tempt with Discovery are my sorcery ramp. I recently got Tempt with Discovery and I love to mess around with the politics of it! :) Triumph of the Hordes is in the deck, because it can one shot someone out of the blue. It is a great card! Rolling Earthquake and Wrath of God are my board wipes.
This deck has 18 creatures, and usually most of them hit the battlefield. Ancient Stone Idol, Artisan of Kozilek, Desolation Twin, Emrakul, the Promised End, Impervious Greatwurm, It That Betrays, Pathrazer of Ulamog, Spawnsire of Ulamog, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Ulamog's Crusher, and Void Winnower are the massive smash-face creatures of the deck. If you hit one of these from an Alta Palani trigger, you are usually in good shape! Mirror Entity, Myr Battlesphere, Nesting Dragon, Seedborne Muse, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger are value creatures.
You win by stomping on opponents faces with an an army of massive creatures!! Or through infect. Hehehehe… - Triumph of the Hordes

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In - Armageddon - This card is really good in this deck, because once you get your big creatures out, you destroy all lands and your opponents can't do anything about your big creatures.

Out - Myr Battlesphere - This card was not as good as the other creatures, and it isn't that "big". I already have enough big creatures in the deck, and Myr Battlesphere wasn't needed.


31% Casual

69% Competitive

Top Ranked
Date added 5 months
Last updated 1 week

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

9 - 0 Mythic Rares

32 - 0 Rares

27 - 0 Uncommons

18 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.23
Tokens None Copy Clone, 2/2 Spawn, 10/10 Eldrazi, 0/2 Dragon Egg, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 6/6 Dragon, 0/1 Egg, 1/1 Construct
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