Planeswalker — Narset
+1: Look at the top card of your library. If it's a noncreature, nonland card, you may reveal it and put it into your hand.
-2: When you cast your next instant or sorcery spell from your hand this turn, it gains rebound.
-9: You get an emblem with "Your opponents can't cast noncreature spells."
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Narset Transcendent Discussion
4 days ago
The new Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset is very awesome, and I am contemplating putting him into my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice EDH deck, but, if I do that, I have not decided what card to remove to make room for him. If I do remove a card I definitely shall exchange an existing planeswalker for him, but I need to decide which planeswalker I shall remove.
My first choice is Dovin Baan, because he is rather lackluster and has the same mana cost as the new Teferi, but I like his emblem very much, and, with sufficient sources of proliferation, I can use his second ability indefinitely, even gaining loyalty each time.
My second choice is Narset Transcendent, because, while her emblem is very powerful (and is the entire reason for her being in the deck), it has a very high loyalty cost, and her other two abilities are not particularly useful; actually, that is not true, as her first ability is great, but this deck does not have a sufficient number of instant and sorcery spells to justify using her second ability very often. Plus, the moment that I cast her shall make me an enemy to the entire game, since very few players will want to allow me to get that emblem.
What does everyone else here say about this? Should I put the new Teferi into my Atraxa deck, and, if I should, which planeswalker should I remove in exchange for him?
2 months ago
Basically, Isochron Scepter lets you choose a spell, and then cast that spell every turn. If the spell you choose is Silence , then you can cast Silence every time your opponent starts their turn. This prevents them from ever casting a spell, so they're stuck with whatever they already have out. Does that make sense?
Since you don't own Grand Abolisher , take it out. That frees up about $30 to spread around and improve your other cards. You could get an extra copy of Narset Transcendent and two more Path to Exile s and still have $8-10 left over if you drop Grand Abolisher , Citadel Siege , and one of the Valorous Stance s. It's almost always better to have multiple copies of your best cards, to make it more likely you draw them.
2 months ago
Alright, first off, welcome to modern!
Asumming you are going for the most powerful list you can make with a decent budget?
If you aren't going semi-budget (and maybe even if you are), I'd certainly add some better lands for fixing mana.
After a quick look at your list, here are a few obervations:
You have no cheap removal, and all your countermagic starts at three mana. This can be too slow on the draw to put up much of a fight. (Consider cheaper efficient removal and counterspells, such as Path to Exile , Force of Negation maybe even Solitude )
You are playing some spells that are rather inefficient at their job ( Azorius Charm , Muddle the Mixture , Render Silent , Sphinx's Revelation , Send to Sleep , Narset Transcendent , and Silence . I understand the appeal of the scepter lock, but it's honestly rather bad against most decks in modern. I'd probably play Scepter by itself without Silence just as value, but it's slow and not very flexible still.) With this is mind, here are some more suggestions:
You are missing the one of the best counterspells in modern right now, Archmage's Charm . This is easily a four of do to it's flexibility and power. Cryptic Command is not far behind either, and I would probably utilize it over Narset Transcendent .
Narset, Parter of Veils is decent if you expect slower metas.
Short on time here, so I'm going to link a solid U/W control list for you to look at.
This one has a bit of a focus on the miracle mechanic, so there are a few cards you probably wouldn't play in a non miracle list. (Still a very solid deck though, and if you want to have fun with it you can add a Riptide Laboratory :P )
3 months ago
Promise of Loyalty is good here. Nevinyrral's Disk kills everything except your walkers. I also run Jokulhaups but I know not everyone is cool with MLD. It does work nicely with your Smothering Tithe too. Combine with Boros Charm for a win ;)
Pramikon, Sky Rampart and Mystic Barrier help keep your walkers safe from attacks. I run Meekstone as well, but you have some big guys in your list so idk if youd want it. Karmic Justice is a nice deterrent for removal spells.
I run Narset + Wheels, but that's another salty combo so it depends on your group. You have Emergency Powers so Day's Undoing Whirlpool Warrior or Windfall aren't too far off. Add in a Solve the Equation and a Drift of Phantasms to search up the combo.
Ajani Vengeant is another one that you should only run if your group is ok with land destruction.
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon is obviously great but I know not everyone has the budget for him.
Tezzeret's Gambit is a flavorful draw spell for 3 generic and 2 life.
Just thoughts. I see you are doing more of a token theme. I personally focus more on wraths and resource denial to keep opponents from advancing their boards until I can get emblems. I admit that everyone HATES my version, but I love it lol. Cool deck.
10 months ago
I think my vote for an underrated planeswalker is Narset Transcendent. Sure, she's not game-ending or nearly as powerful as some top tier planeswalkers, but casually getting to give Supreme Verdict rebound is... really fun (though my favorite used to be rebounding a delved Dig Through Time).
1 year ago
dude you just try to win with 1-2 attacks. why should I infect my deck with Narset of the Ancient Way? I would rather play Narset, Parter of Veils, Dack Fayden, Narset Transcendent or a card which I completely overlooked Strionic Resonator. Sry mate: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/the-way-of-a-jeskai-monk-budget-1/
1 year ago
@Annexus: Yes like you said there's not a really healthy conversation going on on the discord and like you said,
I already exchanged Dack Fayden with Teferi. I get your point with Narset, but I don't know what to cut. Same with Whirlwind of Thought... I think this card is good, but it's always better to just play a turn spell or like you mentioned Narset Transcendent because you can choose, to draw or to rebound a spell.
1 year ago
@smilodex Hi again! Seems like we're getting some great talks here. Good to see that we agree on the Timetwister replacement, but it's okay to disagree with the wheeling thing. I do think too that Wheel of Fortune is incredibly powerful, I just haven't been playing it in my own pile. Could be that I'm horrifyingly wrong on that call. Sad that the price recently went up on this card, it's gonna be holding me back from getting one fairly soon, as it's currently not a good time. I am however willing to really try this card out and can see the merit of using it. My prime worry on wheels is the fact that, as pilots, we draw a hand that's full of unplayable cards due to high manacosts. I am wondering: did this already happen to you and if so, what did you do in that scenario? Because if that hand is filled up with Tturns cards, this deck is going to have a bad time.
I'd like to touch on the Thousand-Year Storm inclusion. I've been mulling it over in my head and to be real, that card can be incredibly bonkers. The fact that it says cast instead of "from hand", that makes this incredibly effed up beyond belief. I'm currently calculating and goldfishing the card, to see how big this can get. It might be an inclusion in my own list.
Narset Transcendent is a very interesting walker. Not only does it hit flavorcity, it also is relatively versatile as you said. The +1, as I use it, is mostly there to scout ahead before an attack. Is there something that I don't want and that needs to go? Narset T gives the info. The ult is relatively good, but also pretty unused mostly. The -2 however, is what sells me on this card. Giving something rebound and coming back for nothing is pretty powerful. You could just take time to cast a rebounded Time Stretch or, if you're in a pickle, a removal option. There's a good bunch of things you can do with this card. It is, however, a bit costly on the mana. Flipping her, however, feels real good. Something similar comes from Narset, Parter of Veils. Not only does it synergize well with wheels, it also serves as a hatepiece against a large portion of the cEDH decks out there. That anti-draw ability has come in pretty handy, as many combo decks will be shutdown without any form of removal. It buys a lot of time and has a good upside when Spiral/Echo/Wheel hits. See the wheel plays as 'win-more'.
I do own an Aggravated Assault. Wonder if it's gonna be good here. Might just test it.
I wonder though, what are the thoughts on Teferi by the discord? It seems really nuts and feels pretty good in this deck. I think pieces like that are what pushes this type of deck in an Adaptive playstyle rather than full combo. Also: there's a discord now? I didn't even know! As for Xmage: I don't have that... yet. I do have Cockatrice, could make Xmage.