Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and enchant lands
Asked by JasonMB 4 years ago
If you enchant the Nykthos with something like Verdant Haven, you get the bonus mana from the aura when you use the devotion activation for mana on the Shrine?
Also, The Shrine is a mana producing activation, so it doesn't use the stack and can't be responded to (by opponent destroying some permanents to reduce devotion for example), right?
I'm 95% thinking yes to both, but I want to be certain.
Yes to both. The first ability for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a mana ability, as is the second. Whether it even will actually generate mana successfully is irrelevant. It interacts with Verdant Haven like you want, too, since it's being tapped for mana.
This is on the Oracle ruling, viewable on Gatherer:
9/15/2013 The second ability is a mana ability. It doesnt use the stack and cant be responded to.
February 16, 2015 5:15 p.m.
Ahh, I fail! I looked at the comprehensive rules but failed to just check the oracle lol.