Narset of the Ancient Way

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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
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Narset of the Ancient Way

Legendary Planeswalker — Narset

+1: You gain 2 life. Add , or . Spend this mana only to cast a noncreature spell.

-2: Draw a card, then you may discard a card. When you discard a nonland card this way, Narset of the Ancient Way deals damage equal to that card's converted mana cost/mana value to target creature or planeswalker.

-6: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this emblem deals 2 damage to any target (creature, player, planeswalker or battle).

Unlife on Oathbreaker Tier List

7 months ago

Narset of the Ancient Way is missing. From personal experience, I'd say somewhere between high power 2 and mid power 3, leaning towards 2 more. I've been running her as a prowess engine list, and it tends to just swarm to board quickly and overwhelm the opponent.

FauxFaux on Card creation challenge

9 months ago

So, by my count:

Sheesh. That's a load of my memory dumped. Ok, so for the challenge!

Since my favorite tri-color has been done, (Abzan ftw) I'll do my back up: Grixis!

Begard, Deceitful Beggar

Legendary Planeswalker - Begard

~ enters the battlefield under an opponent's control. At the beginning of ~'s controller's endstep, if they did not activate a loyalty ability of ~, they discard a card, lose 5 life, and sacrifice a non-land permanent other than ~.

0: ~'s owner creates a 1/1 Black Rogue creature token with deathtouch and "If this creature would deal damage to a planeswalker, instead, put an additional loyalty counter on it."

-1: ~'s owner draws 2 cards, and creates 2 Treasure Tokens.

-3: ~'s owner may search their library for a card and put it into their hand.

-9: ~'s owner gains control of all permanents ~'s controller owns. All creatures gain Haste until the end of the turn.


How do you get to that elusive -9? maybe some proliferate strategies? lol. Good pay off if you can get to it, or a great politic card I think!


Niko9 on New Saheeli Brew Ideas

1 year ago

I do agree that it's not a very competitive card, but at the same time, that also kind of makes it more fun to brew. If Saheeli was good enough for the competitive meta, then there'd probably be no need to throw around ideas : )

And, Icbrgr I had to laugh a little because I also built both Serra the Benevolent and Narset of the Ancient Way We are so on the same wavelength : )

Icbrgr on New Saheeli Brew Ideas

1 year ago

Yeah I cant really argue any of your points wallisface... I honestly just like Saheeli in general.

In the same way I like Narset of the Ancient Way or Serra the Benevolent; I just have a deck building fetish around some planswalkers for fun and just try to build around them as best as possible.

It's kinda like building a tribal deck to me, it's just fun to build around a planswalkers abilities and the more synergy the abilities have with the deck the more I'm all about it.

Almost all of my Magic is played casually and only recently have I made my way back to the LGS; I may be foolish for the decks that I bring but I am not delusional/salty when I lose... my goal is to just brew and not feel completely overwhelmed by the competition and if I squeak by with a best of 3 win or more then I feel like I won it all.

Icbrgr on My Inspired Control

1 year ago

Hey thanks Niko9! I agree completely about Settle the Wreckage; feels so good when it does work though! Narset is one of my favorite walkers too! Originally i was running Narset Transcendent but I just could not believe how many times the +1 would miss/reveal a land; and the -2 was just too slow/only felt relevant with Time Warp or something similar... decided to try out Narset of the Ancient Way... she is an interesting walker; i really like the lifegain so much paired with my fetch/shock lands and the looting effect really really goes well with Snapcaster Mage!

mx439 on Triple Threat Control

1 year ago

Update 2/27/22:

In: Narset of the Ancient Way.

Out: Atarka's Command.

Niko9 on NaRsEt TuRnTaKeR

1 year ago

Narset of the Ancient Way is such an awesome card. I had to make a deck for that one in Ikoria just because the idea of an awesome martial arts planeswalker and a land of giant monsters was too cool. Glad to hear that the deck is going good : ) I don't have a ton of experience with it other than playing against a Narset a few times, so definitely grain of salt on my suggestions. Mostly just brainstorming stuff when I saw the list.

And yep, Crouching Tiger is still one of the best movies. It has an atmosphere that just pulls you in and the characters are all done so well.

BotaNickill on NaRsEt TuRnTaKeR

1 year ago

Niko9, actually I replaced the clone with Narset of the Ancient Way I had purchased a while back, added it tot he deck and never edited it on here. Clone LegionI had figured as a possible game closer by copying all of an opponents creatures, but again, might have better options.

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