Nantuko Elder

Nantuko Elder

Creature — Insect Druid

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Nantuko Elder Discussion

SpiritKing on Salty Maxter Gruul TrollScepter

1 month ago

thank you Grind for your input, and thank you DemonDragonJ as well!

and first off: i updated the description a bit, so some things i didnt mention and i feel might be a concern of yours, are better shown.

I will definitely look for Hoarding Dragon , Shared Summons and i might have an Inventors' Fair lying around. Kuldotha Forgemaster is a card i purposefully did not include, since i think it would scream combo time to loud (he plays it himself a lot).

The thing is i dont want it to be too obvious and too focused on that combo win. I want him to play a few games and eventually stumble upon it. Hoarding Dragon is a nice flying body as well, so it would camouflage nicely as a value creature. Nantuko Elder and buddies also might have a place. Though i want the animated mana rocks to play role still.

Arcane Signet could be added in, i just didnt see the necessity in two coloured decks. But, is a valid suggestion. Chromatic Lantern i dont think i want to get, the list already did cost me a bit both in cards i added from my own collection and money. Also since the commander makes artifacts and the deck is somewhat vulnerable to artifact removal, i like Darksteel Ingot a lot in here.

Another instant artifact removal like Ancient Grudge would be good, i agree.

Grind on Salty Maxter Gruul TrollScepter

1 month ago

Fun deck!!!
Your combo is cool but very unlikely. You would want to add a few ways to tutor up the artifacts to get better consistency.
Hoarding Dragon , Kuldotha Forgemaster , Inventors' Fair and Gamble could help.
Shared Summons could get forgemaster and toymaker. Crop Rotation can get inventor's fair.
Also you might consider a few more instants to make scepter more useful if he doesnt happen in to vitalize. Ancient Grudge and Fog seem good.
Also you may want more mana dorks to enable the combo with vitalize scepter. Palladium Myr works as would Fyndhorn Elder , Greenweaver Druid , Nantuko Elder , Whisperer of the Wilds , these are also decent ramp cards in general.
Cheers!!

PlutoniumWedding on Rosheen the XXX Parody

4 years ago

I've playtested your deck against a couple of mine, which I think are generally fairly close on the casual-hardcode scale. Here are my random thoughts and suggestions.

Lands:

Out:

In:

Specific replacements:

More general suggestions:

Out:

  • Might of Old Krosa One-off buffs aren't that great when you have three opponents you need to get down from 40 life. It's certainly not reliable as removal, either.
  • Increasing Savagery Your many X-creatures turn mana into power and toughness. No need to have a separate card that does the same.
  • Solidarity of Heroes Very powerful at the right time, but it's a one-off effect that requires some setup.
  • Feral Incarnation - Three 3/3 beasts isn't worth the mana, and you don't have enough token generation to make it "free".
  • Skarrg Guildmage - There are better trample-givers, like Nylea, God of the Hunt.

In:

  • Genesis In this type of deck with low-count high-value creatures I'd try to sneak this in, but it depends on how graveyard-hatey your meta is.
  • Asceticism Again, high-value creatures that respond poorly to single-target removal. Keep your hydras safe!
  • Death's Presence Even if your hydras die you get to keep most of their value.
  • In the Web of War, Fires of Yavimaya or Xenagos, God of Revels - Haste on large creatures is huge, you can swing and kill someone without them getting the time to set up defence.
  • Gyre Sage - Makes each hydra larger than the previous one, which makes him larger, which makes the next hydra larger... :o
  • Elemental Bond - Card draw when you play creatures keeps the creatures coming.
  • Soul of the Harvest - As above.
  • Aggravated Assault - The plan is to make lots of mana and huge creatures. Letting them work double shifts the next turn might secure a kill (or two).

Slightly out of budget suggestions:

To make room for this I'd personally cut all the treefolk. They're better in mono-green.

It depends on your meta, but I'd also cut all planeswalkers except maybe Xenagos. They just tend to die so quickly in EDH. Xenagos generally at least pays for himself, though.

You could also consider multi-mana dorks, like Bloom Tender, Fyndhorn Elder, Greenweaver Druid, Nantuko Elder, Priest of Titania, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Somberwald Sage, Whisperer of the Wilds, Wirewood Channeler, Karametra's Acolyte and dubiously Frontier Siege.

If your big creatures are getting countered, consider Dosan the Falling Leaf, Gaea's Herald, Vexing Shusher.

Finally, you could consider the staples Exploration, Burgeoning and Oracle of Mul Daya for early game ramp and Zendikar Resurgent for big mana (Mana Reflection being out of budget).

I hope you can take at least something from this.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Bugs - Thriss $40 Budget Infectious Insects

4 years ago

Nantuko Elder is a nice Insect that provides you with ramp. Also fits the budget classification.

Deadbridge Goliath is a big creature for its cost, then stretches even more with its scavenge ability. Plus it's an Insect.

Nantuko Disciple is another cheap pumping Insect.

Skylasher is a strong hard counter to blue decks and fliers.

Dr.Steinbergowitz on Splinter Stomper

4 years ago

You should consider Somberwald Sage in place of a couple of Fyndhorn Elder or Nantuko Elder.