Make Narset Great Again

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Posted on May 16, 2018, 6:18 p.m. by Not__Muzzle

My favorite card, weirdly, is Narset. The creature not the planeswalker. I'm trying to make her viable in modern without the use of Goryos vengence Most things like Elvish Piper or Sneak Attack are so slow, resulting in a turn 4 or 5 play at best. her ability is broken and i want to abuse it

Thorbogl says... #2

You could Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl into a turn 3 narset, given you ramp on turn 2 aswell.Maybe a via Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, and a semi-burn semi-ponza shell.Narseting into land destruction might work.

A more burnier approach would be stuff like Lightning Helix wich is always good, next to Lightning Bolt, maybe backed up by some counterspells, preferably ones that are also good if narsetted into, such as Izzet Charm and maybe some other charms

May 16, 2018 7:29 p.m.

lukas96 says... #3

Well sneak attack is not even modern legal if you do t want to cheat her into play youll have to ramp i suppose.

May 17, 2018 5:19 a.m.

Uri says... #4

I remember there's a whole deck around having a turn 1 Narset loop. Google is your best friend buddy.

May 17, 2018 9:12 a.m.

lukas96 says... #5

thats defenitely a goryos deck though

May 17, 2018 10:38 a.m.

RedUndead40 says... #6

Heartless Summoning is definitely a thing if you can manage 4 color.

If all else fails or if you want to stay in Jeskai, things like Azorius Signet are legit. Colorless mana ramp is an easy way to get Narset out earlier.

May 17, 2018 12:29 p.m.

speck2993 says... #7

Narset can get us free spells, so we only need one attack. That pushes us into Goryo's.

We want noncreature spells that can win us the game upon casting. That puts us in Enter the Infinite + Omniscience .

back when Khans was released (and before we knew that he's sort of terrible); he packed it with extra combat effects to get as many Narset triggers as possible.

I'm convinced that that's the best Narset deck, or pretty close to it, and it's not very good.

May 21, 2018 2:02 a.m.

speck2993 says... #8

Oops, didn't see that you didn't want Goryo's - reading is hard. In that case, I think the best way to power out an early Narset is Amulet of Vigor with bouncelands - I can't think of anything else that can get her out before turn 4 with any reasonable consistency, and if we're waiting until turn 4 we might as well ramp into a T3 Elvish Piper, which, as you noted, is too slow.

At this point, the strongest things we can be doing are still the Omniscience combo - otherwise we're going off on turn 5 at best, which is already too slow. Eternal Dominion might be OK, Time Stretch might be OK (since Narset is sticky, it gives us more shots at real cards), Army of the Damned puts them on a 1-turn clock. You could drop big planeswalkers - Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker and Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver all seem strong. The problem is that, as a combo deck, we have to be threatening to kill our opponent on Turn 4, and we still don't have a way to do that besides the Omniscience combo.

May 21, 2018 2:13 a.m.

RedUndead40 says... #9

Generator Servant also seems playable here.

May 21, 2018 3:24 p.m.

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