Naban, Dean of Iteration
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Naban, Dean of Iteration

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

If a Wizard entering the battlefield under your control causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time.

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Azoth2099 on Inalla - Wizard Tribal

20 hours ago

Excellent Commander choice, Inalla, Archmage Ritualist is my undisputed favorite Commander, and perhaps my most powerful decklist.

The main wincons I'm using in my list are lines through Spellseeker and/or Micromancer which ends up creating infinite Archaeomancer or Scholar of the Ages Tokens after like 15 or 20 steps with a series of Instants and Sorceries (I can teach you, if you feel like learning all of it). I'm also running Dualcaster Mage + Heat Shimmer & Thassa's Oracle + Demonic Consultation.

Some trigger doublers like Naban, Dean of Iteration, Harmonic Prodigy, Panharmonicon & Virtue of Knowledge could go a long way, too. Not necessarily doublers, but Archmage of Echoes, Molten Echoes & Reflections of Littjara have a similar effect.

Venser, Shaper Savant is a must in budget Inalla. I'd also consider Patron Wizard, Sigil Tracer & Voidmage Prodigy if your intention is to run a crapload of Wizard creatures. In my experience, though, Inalla doesn't actually need that many Wizards, just the right ones.

Here's my own Inalla, Archmage Ritualist list if you wanna peep it: MICROSEEKER (INALLA)

Cmi1103 on [Primer] Casting the Mythal

3 months ago

Hey there! What are your thoughts on cards such as Sundial of the Infinite and Teferi's Veil. Both allow you to keep your tokens made by Inalla. Also curious if you've ever thought about including cards like Anathemancer and Ghitu Journeymage. While they don't do much on their own I love trying to go as wide as possible with them through Inalla and other's such as Naban, Dean of Iteration which you already run, and Flameshadow Conjuring, or Mirror March. Interested to see your thoughts on both of these types of cards mentioned.

nhhale on Can I tap creatures between …

5 months ago

Suppose I have Arcanis the Omnipotent and Intruder Alarm on the battlefield. My opponent taps Krenko, Mob Boss for 10 goblins. There are 10 triggers on the stack, not just one (this is confirmed on scryfall). Can I tap Arcanis in response to each of these triggers, effectively drawing 30 cards from this interaction?

Follow up: Suppose I also have Naban, Dean of Iteration on the battlefield and I cast Cursecatcher. There will be 2 triggers on the stack this time, so if the logic of the previous example holds up, I can draw 6 cards. Am I correct here?

nupert on 8 Different Infinite Combos: An Inalla Primer

8 months ago

Don't you have infinite hasty dualcaster copys in Combo 2? You don't need the Tims to ping.

I like to add Panharmonicon and Harmonic Prodigy for additional Naban, Dean of Iteration impressions. In Combo 6, either of those can replace Ashnod's Altar for redundancy. You could also replace Gilded Lotus with any three mana producers like Basalt Monolith or Thran Dynamo

Gearhead93 on A Vegas Show

10 months ago

Daveslab2022 Yeah, that's true. The thinking there was that Arcane Proxy, while a worse card in general, works better with the doubling effects of Harmonic Prodigy and Naban, Dean of Iteration since the spells are cast for free. This is just a test and it may very well turn out that Snappy was the correct choice all along.

TheoryCrafter on Faerly Odd Wizards

1 year ago

If you're trying to use Mistbind Clique to get extra ETB activations for your other faeries you may also want to consider any combination of Bone Shards,Naban, Dean of Iteration, Riptide Laboratory and Spark Harvest. To supplement this strategy you then may want to consider Faerie Harbinger and Faerie Seer. Hope this helps. Happy Hunting!

beastmenwarrior on [Primer] Casting the Mythal

1 year ago

Oh and this is super niche but I have been trying out Mirror Box since it enables an infinite combo with Naru Meha, Master Wizard and adds some additional value to other legendary creatures such as Naban, Dean of Iteration. it being 3cmc allows it to be tutored with Trophy Mage which is a nice bonus.

plakjekaas on Beamsplitter Mage copying and targeting

1 year ago

You're right, Rhadamanthus , I was thinking of Harmonic Prodigy when I wrote the stuff about Naban, Dean of Iteration. Harmonic Prodigy would make Beamsplitter Mage trigger an additional time.

If you want to loop Essence Flux with Beamsplitter Mage though, use Naru Meha, Master Wizard or Dualcaster Mage, especially if you already used their etb and they're already in play, you can loop as follows:

1: Target Beamsplitter Mage with Essence Flux.

2: Beamsplitter Mage triggers, you create a copy of Essence Flux. Target Dualcaster Mage.

3: Resolve the copy, blinking Dualcaster Mage. It enters the battlefield, and has an etb trigger.

4: With the etb from Dualcaster Mage, target the original Essence Flux which is still on the stack. Create a copy of the original Essence Flux, targeting Dualcaster Mage again.

Repeat steps 3 & 4 as much as you like. Note that you need an additional piece (like Impact Tremors or Altar of the Brood) to actually finish the game with it.

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