Bow of Nylea

Bow of Nylea

Legendary Enchantment Artifact

Attacking creatures you control have deathtouch.

1G, T : Choose one -- Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature; or Bow of Nylea deals 2 damage to target creature with flying; or you gain 3 life; or put up to four target cards from your graveyard on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Format Legality
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal

Bow of Nylea occurrence in decks from the last year

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Bow of Nylea Discussion

Grimgrinner on Toski's Happy Tree Friends

5 days ago

Optional upgrades!! - I will only recommend cards that stay on the theme of small creatures getting big or overwhelming. If you want a Toski deck full of big threats, look at another build.

- Hall of Triumph pretty solid honestly. I just had trouble finding the deck slot for it. Run it if you like!

- Birds of Paradise - sure it's a worse Scryb Sprites in this deck but its also another Scryb Sprites and ramps so eh?

- Hope of Ghirapur better than scryb sprites and comes in for free off our Helm of Awakening but doesn't benefit from our green buff spells. Also that ability will probably draw some ire when people can't cast their turn 2 Arcane Signet or Rampant Growth or whatever.

- Skullclamp ill let you figure this one out

- Commander's Plate Toski get big and protection from 4 colors. What's not to like?

- Bow of Nylea The static deathtouch alone is worth the CMC. $6+ though, not as budget friendly. If you played during theros though, you probably opened about 3-4 of these and they're sitting in chaff boxes.

- Exploration I mean, yeah. look at it.

- Azusa, Lost but Seeking Its pretty good. Hard to drop the lands consistently. Make sure you got the draw to fuel her and something to spend all that mana on. She's better in landfall decks, really, and our only landfall in here is Scute Swarm .

- Heroic Intervention great for board wipes or combat tricks. Not so smug with your 1-mana Blasphemous Act eh?

RNR_Gaming on Mono Green Cyanide

1 week ago

Metroid_Hybrid - he definitely scales well. Better deathtouch creatures and Bow of Nylea make him a real force. Though I'd definitely recommend keeping it as low to the ground as you can. :)

Mcat1999 on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Parting Gift

Instant

As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a permanent.

Destroy target permanent an opponent controls that shares the same type.

"I leave you, not with nothing, but with the splendid gift of know what you have so rightfully lost."


Sort of a Rakdos Assassin's Trophy .

I can't recall off the top of my head, but Vivian's bow has a name and is the source of her magic. When it slays a creature, it becomes infused with their essence and allows her to call forth a spiritual manifestation of that being.

Essentially she is a Shaman.

Can we make her bow into a legendary artifact? Be it as an equipment or an artifact not unlike Bow of Nylea and the rest.

OmniDreamer on Forest for the Wicked (Kamahl & Kodama EDH)

3 weeks ago

Sorry for the very lengthy reply. I just got swept up in this.

I've only played two games so my experience overall isn't going to tell me enough about how certain cards perform in various situations or if they're not synergizing enough with your strategy. I'm guessing you're on a budget. If your playgroup allows proxies, or money isn't an issue. Gaea's Cradle is always a great option in a deck that generates lots of token creatures, and you're already running Crop Rotation . The budget option to cradle though is Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip. When I began my 2nd game playing this deck I was very concerned since one opponent was running Angus Mackenzie which usually just neuters this kind of strategy. I mean I lost that game for other reasons, but if it had dragged on I probably would need a lot of luck to have instant speed removal for Angus and enough power to alpha strike or I'd just lose to forever fog. That's certainly an edge case, but a tad more removal could be helpful to rid yourself of problematic creatures or other effects. Song of the Dryads and Kenrith's Transformation are a couple of great options. The only other creature that doesn't do something like fight that shot to the front of my mind to get around Angus was Questing Beast .

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However, simply looking at the list and thinking about good options in general I would say the following cards should be considered for replacement:

  • Colossal Majesty its a bit slow compared to other green card draw. Sylvan Library is probably the best replacement if money is no issue. Beast Whisperer is decent and you can tutor it. There are great one-time effects considering the swarm you usually have like Shamanic Revelation and Regal Force . Harmonize is always a solid option. Oakhame Adversary is usually getting through because of deathtouch and you can always leave him as a blocker. Depending on your meta Runic Armasaur can net you plenty of cards.
  • Liege of the Tangle feels like you'd be better off with something that helps finish the game the turn it enters the battlefield for this much mana. Craterhoof Behemoth or something like that would be nice, but if you're content with the pump that you get from Kamahl then perhaps Bane of Progress would be nice to wipe the pesky artifacts and enchantments. God-Eternal Rhonas is another decent buff to finish with. Great Oak Guardian could potentially be a finisher with your ability to turn lands into creatures and Temur Sabertooth as a way to recast the treefolk again and again.
  • Nylea, Keen-Eyed I feel like she is a decent card, especially since she is indestructible, but her activated ability is pretty costly for only digging 1 card. I would prefer Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip for this kind of effect and if it flips it does the cost reduction. If you're after an indestructible creature here then Rhonas the Indomitable is great for the deathtouch as a blocker or threat, and his pump + trample effect. For other nice cost reducers there's Emerald Medallion and Rhonas's Monument .
  • Curious Herd was a dead card for me in one of my games where I drew it. I ended up discarding it when I ended a turn at 8 cards in hand. I can see that it has potential in some matchups, but its is a bit meta dependent. Arachnogenesis would probably be an upgrade in many cases, but again meta dependant.
  • Magus of the Order I was surprised when I saw this in my hand because I didn't realize it had been printed. 2020 was a blur. However, as it stands there were not a lot of great targets for this to go tutor into play. Avenger, Nyxbloom, of Baloths were the primary options to me since Leige needs to swing and connect in order to do something and wait a turn before the lands can attack giving opponents a chance to wipe your board (including 8/8 lands). Actual Natural Order would be preferable since it is less telegraphed, but still need better finisher, utility, value to tutor for. Craterhoof, Bane of Progress, or maybe something like Apex Devastator for all the silly cascades.
  • Roiling Regrowth -> Harrow (generally won't get countered so the additional cost on cast of sacrificing a land is a minimal risk) or if you want a body Springbloom Druid .
  • Bow of Nylea it certainly has its utility, but something like Ohran Frostfang may be better for the deathtouch buff and supplemental card draw.

Other cards to consider:

Some combo suggestions:

  • Quirion Ranger + Ashaya, Soul of the Wild to use the ranger's ability to return the ranger and untap any other creature that can tap for mana to recast the range and repeat for infinite cast triggers, creature ETB triggers for other permanents that care, and "landfall" triggers. Scryb Ranger can also work if your "lands" produce an additional green or if you have a way to give them haste like Lightning Greaves or Concordant Crossroads .
  • Cloudstone Curio + Kodama of the East Tree to put a land into play, bounce another land, resolve Kodama trigger to put that land back into play and bounce the first land for as many additional lands you can play per turn. This becomes infinite if you have a permanent that generates any kind of token on landfall trigger.

Sughes on Definitely not Boreclaw

3 weeks ago

Doc_Hammertime Wayward Swordtooth is crazy value once Goreclaw is down. Cragplate Baloth is a nasty beater with haste. Bow of Nylea makes 1 damage lethal, so all your creatures' power minus one makes it through with trample. The new Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider is a big beater with haste, and it seems to have some synergy in your deck. Are you having fun with Goreclaw? Thinking of building her as an extremely aggro green storm deck.

Omniscience_is_life on Sisay's Hombres - Hatebears

1 month ago

Selvala, Explorer Returned seems like it could give your opponents some answers. We can't have that! I think I'd rather see a Kodama of the East Tree, but that may just be me ;)

I get that you can tutor for Bow of Nylea, but how good is it really? I might consider a... um... a sorcery, maybe? What do you have against sorceries?

Lastly, your removal suite seems like a Force of Vigor could find a home. Maybe cut Generous Gift for it (3 cmc is a lot if you can't cheat it, and Beast Within can be pitched to Force. Plus they can't use their Elephant Graveyard heh heh)

RiotRunner789 on New deck

1 month ago

Golgari would be better but mono green could work just fine. There are plenty of green deathtouch creatures and green gives you Bow of Nylea, Triumph of the Hordes, and Ohran Frostfang.

VaneRaklan on Flying Snakes of Fortune

1 month ago

Final Change Suggestions (1/21/21)

3 Bounce Lands and 2 Gains (leave Thornwood Falls -> Holdout Settlement, Survivors' Encampment, Mossfire Valley, Shivan Reef, Yavimaya Coast You had 12 tapped lands and with these you'd have 7

Migration Path -> Moss Diamond might be better to have cheaper ramp

Explosive Vegetation -> Sky Diamond might be better to have cheaper ramp

Fevered Visions -> Rhythm of the Wild Low-key think Haste is more important and if you have another haste enabler then you can buff everything by one

seshiro the annointed -> Eldrazi Monument Save money; helps with boardwipes; flying for getting damage through

Skullclamp -> Bow of Nylea Skullclamp becomes useless when there's anthems out and Deathtouch is not fun to block

Reforge the Soul -> Khorvath's Fury Really just to save money

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