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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Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Theros (THS) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Highlander Legal
Noble Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Hero Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal

Bow of Nylea occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Green: 0.2%

Bow of Nylea Discussion

WarpedZerghead on Palani's Omelet Surprise

1 week ago

Yo Harrusakama,
Damn dude, those are some solid suggestions, no idea how I didnt think about the Thornbite Staff combo with the Ashnod's Altar. I also like the utility of the Bow of Nylea with creature recycling. The deck manipulation given from using Greater Good and Library of Leng helps improve an approach to limit card draws: it sounds counter intuitive but I am trying to keep creatures in the deck but this combo really fixes that issue.

I am curious though if the card ruling for Mirror Entity allows you to pay mana to make all your homies 0/0 creatures which die immediately? Nesting Dragon is flippin sweet and is made for this deck but right now it is out of budget so it will be wiggled in later on if able. The worst part about good suggestions is reworking the deck to make room for them :(

Harrusakama on Palani's Omelet Surprise

1 week ago

Cool deck idea! I'm also planning to build this commander with a dragon theme.

If you are open to it I have some suggestions I would like your input on too. first of Thornbite Staff would combo nicely with the Ashnod's Altar. Sac an egg for 2 mana, triggers staff to untap Atla Palani, Nest Tender, create a new egg with the 2 mana. (Repeat till deck is empty if you like)

I see you got some measures to put stuff back on top of your deck, cool! I'm afraid I'll end up with high cmc cards in my hand I cannot cast with the egg triggers. What do you think about Greater Good + Library of Leng?

Next up: Did you consider Nesting Dragon? free eggs when playing lands. Also Mirror Entity would be so good. It counts as an egg too since it's a changling. And when someone board wipes you change all your creatures to eggs for 1 mana!

Last off, since creatures will be pulled out of the deck quickly. I'm still looking for ways to get creatures from the graveyard back into the deck to retrigger it with eggs. I was thinking about Bow of Nylea which can put 4 cards back on the bottom of the deck. But more then 1 card with this effect would be nice.

GearsGames on

3 weeks ago

defamagraphy1 I was actually thinking of splashing white for kind of the same idea. the Devoted Druid Vizer Of Remedies mana combo, also the white protection spells. I suppose if I wanted to just have speed in green I could run Arbor Elf Utopia Sprawl and Devoted Druid Melira, Sylvok Outcast for quicker ramp

Honestly, Bow of Nylea Ezuri, Renegade Leader and Asceticism made their way into my list due to the amount of burn and aggro decks at my LGS to help me deal with those issues. Might be best to just commit to just one way of winning rather than having a viable back up plan if it speeds up the game by a turn or more even if it leaves me vulnerable to combo interruption that is game ending.

GearsGames on

3 weeks ago

Hynx Appreciate the tips, but I don't think you got the point of the deck. It isn't to ramp and hard cast the big boys. It runs low to the ground and quick with aggro play until it has enough ramp to drop a big creature or preferably Primal Surge to get the entire deck(or as much of it as I choose) onto the battle field. While Elvish Piper wouldn't be a bad test run in place of Bow of Nylea or Nylea, God of the Hunt. Unfortunately I don't really have much use for the instants you recommended as protection since they would definitely fizzle out Primal Surge if cast much sooner than intended in exchange for saving many dorks that I don't really care about. Dosan the Falling Leaf could be a decent preventative measure, but mostly I rely on Asceticism to protect my board. Thank you for the suggestions!

SynergyBuild on RambIe

3 weeks ago

Hey, I love the discussion, but don't want to clutter @StopShot's page. I am someone who pioneered multiple of those Netdecks, which sort of makes the cEDH variants on the old Captain Sisay (I made the Seton, Krosan Protector/Mox Amber setup into my own version of a Bow of Nylea finish in the Paradox Engine lists, pre-ban) decks, as well as the Aminatou/Tezzeret line, the more popular current Yisan and multiple semi-popular new Sisay, Weatherlight Captain lines.

When it comes down to it, many people in the cEDH community work to optimize the lists other people (myself included) pioneer. Someone makes the shell, the combos, the innovations, the others metagame it, tune it for optimization, and though people take my combos, my innovations, I love what they do with them.

I've optimized lists too, Control Zur, various Consult piles, etc. I understand I am better at innovation. Assuming people that takes popular combos are net deckers is often incorrect, the cEDH community is small, and everyone I've ever seen or heard of has been tuning decks to their metagame. I don't know who you've met who honestly just netdecks, but many of my friends are amazing deckbuilders and players. Not to mention even if they 1 for 1 buy a deck whole, they can still innovate in playing.

@dingusdingo isn't someone I know particularly well. They have always been helpful, and after checking through their decklists, I found they (No idea if it was by coincidence, or they read my primer, or someone who was inspired by it) to show off my Prime Speaker Vannifar line, featuring Spellseeker -> Vitalize into Archaeomancer -> Disciple of the Ring in the description of his list, and Chakram Retriever as his (assumedly) go-to 5 drop untapper.

Both 5 drop lines were originally my (only, I worked with a group to make a working line for PSV in the hours following it being spoiled) innovations (Tidewater Minion was the original it was summoning sick however) on the cEDH list. Despite this, he innovated on top of it. I had seen the Ezuri pile brought up by @Soren841 (not sure if he pioneered it or was the one to find it fit in the shell) but the lines to get there weren't the exact same as any other lists.

This, alongside the goal of redundancy in untapping left the list still powerful, but simply more in the combo than the interactivity of the list. Testing this idea is the birthplace of innovation, no one I've seen goes into cEDH copying checklists, they are inspired by other pioneers and support the format. The best decks in the format and the best combos aren't all stolen, someone made them, they were improved time and time again, and many are being improved as we speak. Assuming that you know immediately how to beat them and assuming your opponents are too stupid to beat you is a fallacy, and the people you have gone against are either extremely bad cEDH players or people that don't understand the community and leech on it. I love this niche community. I don't respect your distaste for it, but feel that you've only met some bad cookies.

Secretmeat on Kadena Eggs

1 month ago

Have you considered adding Bow of Nylea?

multimedia on Ghalta

1 month ago

Hey, very good budget version of Ghalta. Less than $100 at TCGPlayer is impressive.

Some card upgrades to consider:

  • Garruk, Primal Hunter > Soul's Majesty
    Garruk can be a repeatable Majesty and it has other abilities as well as devotion.

  • Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig > Loathsome Chimera
    Yorvo starts as a 4/4 and it can grow as more creatures you control ETB.

  • Shared Summons > Migration Path
    Can afford to cut a land ramp spell for a creature tutor and this tutor can get two different creatures.

  • Bow of Nylea > Monstrous Step
    Repeatedly give attacking Ghalta deathtouch can be a one sided board wipe if opponent is forced to throw all of his/her creatures to block Ghalta. Giving the Unicorns and Breaker deathtouch can also be a one sided board wipe and these creatures want to attack.

  • Castle Garenbrig > 1x Forest
    Powerful land for ramp with green creatures.

  • Regrowth > Survivors' Bond
    There's only two Humans here and Regrowth can recur any card.

  • Hunter's Insight > Life's Legacy
    Insight is instant doesn't require you sac the creature to draw.

  • Skyshroud Claim > Ranger's Path
    Same CMC, but Skyshroud puts the Forests you get onto the battlefield not tapped.

Good luck with your deck.

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