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Atla Palani, Nest Tender
Legendary Creature — Human Shaman
, : Create a 0/1 green Egg creature token with defender.
Whenever an Egg you control dies, reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card. Put that card onto the battlefield and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. (Dying is being put into the graveyard from the battlefield. Tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist.)
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2 days ago
Niko9 Legitimately your comment makes me tear up a bit. It's the set that revived my interest entirely. Originally my name on here was going to be PapaPalani due to my love of the set; I nearly went into Paleontology itself when I was dual enrolled way back when, it was the single set that brought magic to an entire new echelon, a higher high than I'd ever experienced, excluding perhaps Mirrodin (and the subsequent sets in their lore which I'm still trying to collect the entirety of. I just completed Ixalan and Rivals during 2020 to fend off the cabin fever. Each set foiled out.)
Their writing and contributions to the lore, including the very informative pamphlets in their fat packs, links on their site, the tribal experiences. If at all you're wanting to take a step back in time, Of the Sun Empire, Of the Brazen Coalition, Of the River Heralds, Of the Dusk Rose Legion, are all lore-specific decks that focus entirely on cards from those sets or the tribes specific to those sets but were printed outside of their set Run Afoul features Atla Palani, Nest Tender dialogue for example, or Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose which, well. The name spells it all.
Ixalan, Mirrodin, Dominaria, and Innistrad have been my primary indulgences when it comes to deck building and lore especially, but I've slowly stretched my clutches to the likes of Alara currently and have been constructing decks featuring their commander pre-cons' secondary commanders for the sake of variety for myself.
Don't worry about the name, on occasion I do think about changing it in one form or another. Though I do rather imagine, if "Snuggle" was a keyword, it'd be like "Soulbond" but instead of giving a perpetual effect specific to the card, it'd allow you to give each creature just a simple, but comfortable and quite decent +0/+2, as snuggling is quite a sedentary act that makes one feel comfortable and quite relaxed and adding toughness necessarily doesn't equal to that, but you can't tell me a Llanowar Elves wouldnt feel better with a bit more toughness or some such. Maybe a +0/+1 per creature with "Snuggle" on the battlefield.
2 months ago
Ok I guess our decks have slightly different attitudes then. For my deck bringing a dragon onto the field with haste is crucial which is why Sneak Attack is fantastic and I will play it over Monster Manual.
I get why you don't want to play small creatures. I've had a similar deck with Atla Palani, Nest Tender as a commander, it can be fun.
Have you played around with Mutavault? I have considered it for my deck and am not yet sure wether to include it or not.
Last question from my part would be if Temple of the Dragon Queen is really good enough to make the cut. Reading the card makes me doubt it but i haven't tried it out yet.
4 months ago
5 months ago
Marisi, breaker of coils enchantress (angry Naya gods). Players are regularly confused on what to remove. Usually they take out Purphuros or something that isn't as strong in the deck due to low synergy. It is assumed I need attackers all the time, but I am more likely to shell up & play enchantress than people realize... Just in a more aggressive way than most enchantresses.
Atla Palani, Nest Tender Insert eye rolls here ... BUT! Hear me out. My Atla deck is literally all damage doublers, damage triplers, or direct damage creatures. This means you see Ruric Thar, the Unbowed with Fiery Emancipation & cards that usually never see the light of day like Magmatic Force. Chandra, Awakened Inferno is hilarious with a damage doubler.
5 months ago
Atla Palani, Nest Tender can be made casual (or not-casual). With a few 2cmc ramps you pretty much know what you want to immediately start doing: make eggs. For casual route I would make a subtheme like lifegain creatures Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, Angel of Destiny for wincon or something - that would be a unique & somewhat casual direction that still has an early game (
6 months ago
You can play decks that line up well against Stax too. Who cares about "casting spells" if you play Oath of Druids early for example, or just Atla Palani, Nest Tender, or a low curve before the angel is a problem. There are more ways too cook this goose than removal that you can easily establish before this problem hits the board
6 months ago
Thanks for all the suggestions. Sorry I haven't been very active on replying, been dealing with personal stuff so all I've been doing is Deckcycling my deck. So here we go, time to reply.
Mortlocke: Gishath is so far the only commander that cares about Dinosaurs. Zacama, Primal Calamity is great, but has not one line of text saying dinosaur, Atla Palani, Nest Tender has a similar effect to Gishath, but she only gets one creature and again, doesn't care if it's a dinosaur or not. Morophon, the Boundless is a good commander for tribal, but I feel like Morophon should aid tribes that have zero support or commander options. Kaheera, the Orphanguard is a good lord, but she loses red. So yes, as of right now Gishath should be the end all be all dinosaur commander in my mind.
The comment about the counter triggered ability, so far there are only 9 spells that counter a triggered ability and most of them only do that or activated abilities, so I don't see them being used against me or more then once. I also have a burning hatred for blue players and tend to target them until a bigger threat arrives. But yes, every effect can be countered. I will go and change that in my description.
BmoreBeast: I would run Urban Daggertooth, but I feel that the next time dinosaurs get a real boost, they won't be using enrage (hopefully I am wrong). That's why I am slowly moving away from enrage triggers and more so towards trample effects. If the next time dinosaurs get support and it is with enrage triggers, I will think about adding Urban Daggertooth to the deck. I've also been wanting to move away from Planeswalkers and focus more so on dinosaurs.
iwulf411: THANK YOU! Thank you for playtesting the deck. I love hearing people testing out my deck and giving me feedback. Warms my cold heart. :D
Titanoth Rex is in the deck because he is a large trampler and I have been slowly morphing the deck towards dinosaurs with trample. Siegehorn Ceratops is in the deck because she's a 2/2 for 2 with enrage that makes her bigger. So early game I can drop her in and cump block if need be and make her stronger. Raging Regisaur is on the coping block if we never see anymore dinosaurs with enrage. Taurean Mauler can come out without any argument from me. I will find a ramp spell to replace it.
I tried to cut lands in my commander decks, but everytime I do, I always get mana screwed in the get go. 38 just seems to be my sweet spot. I will consider going down to 36, but 34 just seems way to low for me. Ancient Tomb is a great ramp spell, yes it hurts me, but 40 life means I can use it 10 times before it gets too scary for me. If I ever get an original dual land, this will hands down come out for one of them. Bonders' Enclave & War Room, you are right but I lacked room in the deck for card draw, so I threw them in. These two would be switched out for original dual lands. Cavern of Souls is simply in the deck because I HATE blue. Forbidden Orchard has been on the cutting board several times, however, its always survived because I normally use it as a political tool or if I'm in a game with my wife, to keep her alive. Yes I know, nepotism, but I am a Mardu player at heart.
Skyshroud Claim will defiantly go back in. I cut it early on but you have a point, especially if I ever get my hands on an original dual land. Cultivate or Kodama's Reach were both in the deck at the start, but the more I played the harder it was for me to justify them because I kept cutting basic lands to the point where there were times where I could only find one land. Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip is a pet card of mine, but I cut it from the deck long ago because a lot of times I never could get it to flip due to never having enough creatures. I will consider adding it again. Elemental Bond I will consider re-adding as well. Birds of Paradise will be a maybe, if I don't go pure dinosaurs but Bloom Tender will be a no because she requires perms to be out. Fauna Shaman and Elvish Piper will be a maybe again because I have been considering going pure dinosaurs.
Thank you again for playtesting the deck.
bushido_man96: I'd love to see your list! I always like seeing what others come up with.
I run the reduce cost creatures to get Gishath out earlier or if a high costing dinosaur gets stuck in my hand for I have no ways of cheating them out anymore or returning them to the deck. However, your comments have won me over and the next time dinosaurs get support (I've heard rumors that Ixalan may be getting a new set next year), I will turn it into a pure dinosaur build.
Thank you all again for the comments. Once things calm down in my personal life and I return to work and pay off these medical bills, I will defiantly take a look at revamping Ixalan Park with your suggests and some of my own. Till then, keep the comments rolling and the upvotes a coming. :D
6 months ago
The above comment is true, but I want to add one more thing: in general you've missed your opportunity to Stifle something if a card is being revealed--that's usually part of the resolution of an ability, and once and ability has started resolving, you can no longer counter it.
For example: if an Egg I control dies while I control Atla Palani, Nest Tender, your chance to Stifle her trigger comes before her owner starts flipping cards. If the ability starts to resolve, and a creature is revealed, you can't interact with it until the ability is done resolving and the creature is in play.