Najeela, the Blade-Blossom
Legendary Creature — Human Warrior
Whenever a Warrior attacks, you may have its controller create a 1/1 white Warrior creature token that's tapped and attacking.
: Untap all attacking creatures. They gain trample, lifelink, and haste until end of turn. After this phase, there is an additional combat phase. Activate this ability only during combat.
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|Battlebond (BBD)||Mythic Rare|
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Najeela, the Blade-Blossom Discussion
enpc on Oracle Core
2 weeks ago
I know that the preferred option is Cephalid Illusionist + Nomads en-Kor over Blood Pet. I'm guessing the primary reason is for the inclusion of Jace, Wielder of Mysteries, since the two creatures work well with him outside of the hulk combo. I also understand that the benefit they provide is that once Flash resolves, you don't have to cast any more spells (meaning that you can rock Boseiju, Who Shelters All if you really want to, which this list does).
On the topic of Blood Pet though, the comments say it is a dip in card quality outside of combo. Is this purely due to Cephalid Illusionist's ability to prevent damage? Outside of this ability, I would have thought that Blood Pet actiing as a "for future use" mini Dark Ritual was actually the better of the abilities.
On top of this, generally the deployment lines for hulk are either Nomads en-Kor, Cephalid Illusionist and Thassa's Oracle (+ any 1 drop creature); or Blood Pet, Spellseeker (getting Consultation) and Thassa's Oracle. This would imply that the two creature pairs for the combo are either pet/seeker or illusionist/nomads, since you only need one of the two to make the combo work. Of the two of those pairings, the otuside of combo value pairing to me would heavily lean towards seeker/pet as you have a mana source and a tutor on a stick. On top of that, against cards like Linvala, Keeper of Silence or Cursed Totem, you just need to add to make the combo work. And while I know the pet/seeker line gets shut down by Rule of Law type effects, I would think that a stax deck would either run both (Blood Pod) or would rahter shut down creature abilities (GAAIV) rather than limit their spell count.
So is the main tipping point here ultimately just the ability to pair with Boseiju?
On a semi related note, how does this change with addition of red to the deck, since Wild Cantor can take the place of Blood Pet (and is a much stronger card). I recently put together a (completely untested) list for Najeela, the Blade-Blossom which sports the cantor/seeker hulk line: Najeela Fish Hulk and is running sans Jace. In this case, is the cantor/seeker better than the iilusionist/nomads line here or am I still better off swapping?
2 weeks ago
Thank you both for your positive feedback :) I already have a few warrior creatures (Rhys the Redeemed, Archetype of Aggression, Neheb, the Eternal, & Najeela, the Blade-Blossom herself) and a couple of warrior generators (Secure the Wastes & God-Eternal Oketra). So I believe Najeela is the perfect fit for this particular deck. Again, thank you for the feedback and feel free to upvote.
2 weeks ago
I was just making that other guys deck. When you posted yours today/last night. This is awesome and updated, im building this with my IRL playgroup. Lets keep each other updated about what works and what doesn't. I was thinking Najeela, the Blade-Blossom instead of Golos, because fun.
4 weeks ago
On the whole the list looks good. Little thing, I would look at runnign Swords to Plowshares over Path to Exile, a small amount of life given to your opponenets is generally better than more mana (in my opinion at least since you're not trying to win with damage).
As for your question about Serra Ascendant, I wouldn't bother running it, it doesn't add anyhting to the game plan. Hell, if you're after one drops, Mother of Runes would be better for the protection aspect (though I'm not saying to run her). On the topic of Grand Abolisher, I think he's not hte right fit here (and is generally too slow). You just end up telegraphing your plays too much trying to get him down just before combo.
While there is concern around the whole Flash Hulk ban thing going on, while its legal you probably should be running it. You're only needing to add space for Flash, Protean Hulk, Spellseeker and Blood Pet (and you have two easy cuts already).
As for infinite mana combos, They're also good but you just need to make sure they're consistent enough as a backup. If you do add them though, I would recommend swapping Path to Exile with Reality Shift instead of swords, as you can form an infinite mana loop to exile your opponents' libraries. And all you really need here is Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal.
As for infinite mana Thrasios, I run a build here which might give you some inspiration:
1 month ago
By the way, Najeela, the Blade-Blossom has a 5-color color identity so she couldn't be in the deck.
1 month ago
Given the state of cEDH at the moment and the shake up that has been Thassa's Oracle, there is a feeling that cEDH has kind of become "solved" in its current state (There's a good deck update here - have a read).
So with this all said and done, since the most competitive lists are now moving to fish hulk as a primary win condition, does this mean that Thrasios, Triton Hero + Tymna the Weaver is still the best commander(s) for the deck? What about Najeela, the Blade-Blossom?
My thoughts for Najeela over Thrasios are this:
Fish hulk doesn't rely on infinite mana, meaning that including infinite mana loops as a backup strategy means a heavier reliance on mana rocks and dorks (and thus card spaces).
Since Najeela is basically a 2 card combo with a bunch of cards already (with one of those peices in the CZ) most lists already take advantage of the forbidden tutors (i.e. Demonic Consultation and the like). In addition to this, they also leverage creature tutors (to get derevi) meaning more value options per tutor.
Najeela gives you access to red, not only allowing you to swap Blood Pet for Wild Cantor (small gains) but also making the deck hardier against Blood Moon type effects since at worst you can still cast your commander and turn sideways. Also gives access to an assortment of red and R/x cards.
Having a single commander means an additional card slot in the deck. It's not much, but every bit counts.
While Thrasios can provide good card advantage even outside of combo (4 mana draw a card is still decent) and Tymna can potentially open provide constant advantage (though mileage may vary), is Najeela actually the better fish hulk commander? Thoughts?
1 month ago
Hey Daechon, this is something I learned just in the last year. As long as the Commander has for an activated ability, you can build a deck of those colors because the Commander needs those colors to activate their ability. Another example of this is General Tazri and Najeela, the Blade-Blossom who are also mono-colored legendary creatures but have activated abilities, meaning they're 5 colors decks. So in reality, no rules are being broken at all and it's perfectly legal.
2 months ago
5c allows for the most curses, so I would say maybe Karona, False God to help your opponents attack each other or possibly Najeela, the Blade-Blossom to help you attack and trigger curses more. Najeela is probably a better choice because you can add in a couple najeela win cons.