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
Historic Brawl 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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legendofa on Blue tribe/typal commander deck

1 month ago

Merfolk and Wizards have some good options.

Svyelun of Sea and Sky comes to mind for Merfolk (if you can pronounce it), and Kopala, Warden of Waves and Emperor Mihail II are also good. Merfolk tend to be tempo-based with wide attacks; they can set up with lots of tokens and land control. A particular specialty is "flooding" lands into Islands to take advantage of islandwalk.

Wizards tend to want instants and sorceries, particularly card draw and counterspells. They have more of a control focus. Naban, Dean of Iteration, Naru Meha, Master Wizard, and Azami, Lady of Scrolls all interact with other Wizards, while Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Lier, Disciple of the Drowned, and Ertai, Wizard Adept focus more on the control angle (but are also somewhat higher budget).

Azoth2099 on Davros, Dragon's Approach

6 months ago

Ok hear me out!

I feel like a sub theme of reanimator leveraging cards like Scholar of the Ages, Archaeomancer & Snapcaster Mage could take your Dragon's Approach strategy to huge heights, especially if you can reduce the cost of each burn with something like Vadrik, Astral Archmage. Since you're already running Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip, it would be super easy to go infinite with Scholar of the Ages & Burnt Offering if you tie it all together with a trigger doubler like Harmonic Prodigy or Naban, Dean of Iteration.

This strategy would also help you remove a lot of cards that - while synergistic - should eventually be replaced by things that will drastically increase the core strength & resiliency of your deck like Demonic Tutor & Vampiric Tutor in a new, more powerful form.

Azoth2099 on

6 months ago

I feel like Fabricate & Reckless Handling could get your artifact-heavy strategy going a bit faster. I was surprised to not see Naban, Dean of Iteration, Panharmonicon &/or Virtue of Knowledge as well! Some cheap bounce spells like Chain of Vapor, Snap, Snapback & Alchemist's Retrieval could do a lot of lifting here too.

Azoth2099 on Wizard Spam

7 months ago


Cheers m8!

As someone who's been brewing/playing Inalla for some time now, I'd recommend that you consider includes like Spellseeker, Snapcaster Mage, Dualcaster Mage & Sea Gate Stormcaller.

I'd also recommend that you not run any trigger doubters outside of Naban, Dean of Iteration & Harmonic Prodigy. Paying more than 2 mana for that effect isn't worth it, especially when those options can be easily tutored up with Vedalken AEthermage & Step Through.

Also consider other value pieces that are dirt cheap at the time of this writing like Necropotence, Dark Confidant, Mystical Tutor, Gamble, Sneak Attack & Cloudstone Curio. You really don't want to miss any of these, they will go back up in price sooner than you think.

Check out my own list if you want: SPELLMANCER (INALLA)

Let me know if you want more suggestions or have any questions!

plakjekaas on Naban+panharmonicon?

8 months ago

They both say: an additional time. So your Cloudkin Seer entering the battlefield will trigger once for what's written on the card, another time because Panharmonicon adds one, and another time because Naban, Dean of Iteration also adds one, for a total of three times.

Panharmonicon doesn't double. It adds one. It's not like Doubling Season, more like Hardened Scales for triggers instead of +1/+1 counters.

Surina_Quinn on Naban+panharmonicon?

8 months ago

Would the abilities of Naban, Dean of Iteration and Panharmonicon multiply each other and give an ETB Wizard an additional 4 or 5 triggers?

Azoth2099 on Inalla - Wizard Tribal

9 months 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

1 year 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.

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