Maskwood Nexus

Maskwood Nexus


Creatures you control are every creature type. The same is true for creature spells you control and creature cards you own that aren't on the battlefield.

, : Create a 2/2 blue Shapeshifter creature token with changeling (It is every creature type.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal

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Maskwood Nexus Discussion

gwmort72 on Everything Tribal

5 days ago

I originally was using Morophon, the Boundless , but didn't get much use out of it, by the time I had enough mana to cast it everyone was ready to do something about it (counters/removal) so it didn't pay off much. I love the instant constant value I get from The Ur-Dragon , especially if I can spread the dragon type around with Arcane Adaptation or Maskwood Nexus .

I will eventually build a dragon deck, and given the mana cost of dragons I am likely to fill in the lower part of the curve with changelings. However, the "theme" of this deck is to be spread across as many tribes as possible. Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero pulling any changeling out of my library onto the field for just its mana cost is a great example, no one is running Rebel tribal.

REWTjm on Jodah Cascades

6 days ago

I'm doing a similar build, but running Maskwood Nexus and The First Sliver . Maskwood also lets you combo in Iname as One and Dragonstorm for tutoring.

SithDragon33 on Magda and the Dragon's Approach

1 week ago

RoarMaster you're definitely right - I'll probably cut the Dwarf package and replace it with more synergy to optimize the amount of times we can cast Approach. I want to try to keep this mono red just because Magda provides a great alternative to getting out free Dragons, and a lot of the Dragons I'm running are meant to provide more treasure to lead to more Dragons.

I've found that Maskwood Nexus is an unsuspecting powerhouse here because it turns Dragons into Dwarves and leads to exponentially more treasures after a turn or two.

Yesterday on does basalt ravagers ability count …

1 week ago

Maskwood Nexus & The World Tree has them enter at the same time.

Creatures entering the battlefield at the same time see each other entering the battlefield, as creatures dying at the same time see each other dying.

Tzefick on Demonic Debt

1 week ago

enpc What a snarky reply :)

If you're using tutors I think you can find better ways to win than this.

I might be slightly tainted by Commander's singleton format where you can max have 3x 1 CMC changelings and up to 9x 2 CMC changelings. And within Grixis that accounts 4x of the 2 CMCs and all 3x 1 CMCs. Also lowkey forgot that Modern Horizons and apparently also Kaldheim made a few new cheaper changelings. The originals from Lorwyn were generally a lot more costly.

Overall it would seem easier to just play Arcane Adaptation , Maskwood Nexus , Conspiracy , or Xenograft along with some token generators to overcome the mana reduction aspect. Even with max reduction we're still looking at spending 7 mana in a single turn, all of them colored.

As for my own view on the card: It is an interesting idea, to cheat the planeswalker limitations akin to The Chain Veil . However it would seem that in certain control decks, even in Commander, it could gather too much upside, especially in a single turn.

I know the general rule is that when two planeswalkers are sitting comfortably on the field, that player is generally winning. I would rue the day you see two planeswalkers on the field, then slap down a third and this, pump them full of loyalty counters and ult three planeswalkers, either for a direct win or to lock down the game into arch enemy mode.

I would like to see more restraint on this.

We already have The Elderspell to amass loyalty counters on a planeswalker to rush their ultimate. The problem is that it primarily relies on your enemy also playing planeswalkers to be a feel good spell.

Perhaps you could change the active ability to a triggered ability?

"Whenever an opponent casts a spell you may pay 2 life. If you do, put a loyalty counter on a planeswalker you control."

That would give the opponent a say in how many times it can be utilized. If they choose not to cast anything, they are not advancing their own board state.


Perhaps you could put in a counter on the ability:

"Pay 4 life: Put a loyalty counter on target planeswalker you control, unless an opponent pays 4 life."

Then it becomes a battle of life totals. The payment from the opponent could be mana or a greater life amount than your payment.


You could utilize counters to limit it. Put a triggered ability on it that puts counters on it, and you remove one counter along with a life payment to put a loyalty counter on a planeswalker. Then there's a cap you have to work towards.

It also makes the card less of an immediate problem, because it HAS to take time to build up.

You can play around with balancing the mana cost accordingly to reflect that it is not an immediate possible game ender.

As it is, I think it has too high a ceiling and could make do with a little restraint.

Elasar99 on Run with the hunted

2 weeks ago

Have you thought about adding the combo of Maskwood Nexus and Turntimber Ranger to get as many wolf tokens as you want? It could be funny

4to16characters on Chulane, Teller of Tales: The NeverEnding Story

3 weeks ago

Have you considered running The World Tree , Maskwood Nexus , Reflections of Littjara ? I see you already have a solid "x2 Effect" section but I thought I'd bring up these two interactions but also The World Tree + Maskwood Nexus combo as well as a potential finisher.

What about Emiel the Blessed for the blink/flicker section?

Neotrup on Does Standardize and Shields of …

4 weeks ago

No. Standardize and Shields of Velis Vel say "creatures" while Maskwood Nexus and Conspiracy explicitly mention "creature spells" and "creature cards not on the battlefield." For another card though, Arcane Adaptation does mention other zones.

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