Narset Transcendent

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Mythic Rare

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Tokens

Narset Transcendent

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."

Narset Transcendent Discussion

xtechnetia on Is there an Exact Formula ...

2 weeks ago

The only definitive "rule" I can see for planeswalker number calculations is that virtually every one of them is able to get themselves to 4+ loyalty (i.e. out of Lightning Bolt range) with an immediate loyalty activation. (This gets particularly egregious with low CMC walkers, cough Wrenn and Six .)

Other than that, "it depends". e.g. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar can use all of his abilities immediately, but obviously that's proportional to his casting cost and the fact that his ultimate isn't exactly an "I win" ability.

It may be worth noting that in recent times, Wizards has obviously been pushing to make competitively viable, low-CMC walkers more of a thing. As recently as ELD, Oko, Thief of Crowns and The Royal Scions can get themselves to 6 (!) loyalty with their first loyalty activation, for being 3cmc walkers. Back in DTK, Narset Transcendent raised a few eyebrows for being able to get herself to 7, and she was a 4cmc walker.

So who knows.

imSandstorm on Ō Ni Hirefusu (王にひれ伏す)

2 months ago

I was inspired to build a Dragonlord Ojutai deck after checking this list out and it's been a blast to play. A few different cards I have in mine that have been really good to me are Narset Transcendent , Taigam, Ojutai Master and Reconnaissance

SideBae on Taigam Control Remastered

2 months ago

Fact or Fiction and Thirst for Knowledge are two cards I recommend, right off the bat. Chart a Course is good when you're already attacking. Windfall is great, especially since you're already running Narset, Parter of Veils . Compulsive Research and Archmage's Charm are good if paired with Taigam, Ojutai Master 's rebound ability. Similarly, the less-common one-mana cantrips may be much better if they're rebounding. Consider Serum Visions , Sleight of Hand , Gitaxian Probe and Opt . Similarly, casting Leap or Shadow Rift will give your general two turns worth of evasion, all while netting you a card.

Including Search for Azcanta  Flip can give you some card-selection on your extra turns.

If you're looking for more repeated sources of card advantage, planeswalkers may be your best bet. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is an excellent card in EDH, and I've had good success with it. Jace, the Mind Sculptor is a card that a lot of people s--- on in EDH, saying it's just a Brainstorm a turn. This is true enough, but a Brainstorm a turn is excellent if you pair it with your fetch lands. Windswept Heath , Marsh Flats and Arid Mesa are also worth adding, simply for the shuffle-effect and the deck-thinning; I see you're not running any basic Plains , but that can be changed. Narset Transcendent is great. Jace Beleren is alright, as is Jace's Archivist .

I cannot recommend cutting Path to Exile enough. In Modern it's alright, but in EDH, where everyone is doing big, dangerous things, ramping your opponents is outright dangerous. Adding something like Supreme Verdict or Wrath of God may be better.

Consider more two-mana rocks: Casting one of these turn two means your general likely comes down turn three. Azorius Signet , Mind Stone , Thought Vessel , Fellwar Stone and the soon-to-release Arcane Signet are all good ideas for inclusion.

Depending on your meta, Retribution of the Meek may be a good idea. It kills most fatty blockers your opponents might have, and leaves Taigam, Ojutai Master on the board. But if your meta is similar to mine (Storm/Combo, Stax, and not much else), it may just end up being a dead card.

I suggest cutting Swiftfoot Boots . Often, just having either it or Lightning Greaves (not both) is enough, and I find that Lightning Greaves is simply the better card.

It strikes me that your general incentivizes you to use your mana during your main phase, unlike most blue generals. Playing at instant speed is still pretty powerful, though, and I see you've included Mana Drain , Counterspell and friends. Consider running As Foretold , which allows you to cast counter magic for free on your opponents' turns as well while tapping out. Currently, you'd need either Force of Will or Pact of Negation to do that.

Good luck with deck building!

Galdwyr on Narset Will Make a Monk Out of You

4 months ago

Hey, I_Play_MTG_Arena, thanks for the upvote! I would include Soulfire Grand Master but unfortunately it contains mana symbols that are not in Narset Transcendent . Otherwise a lovely card! Working on an EDH-version of this deck with Narset, Enlightened Master and then of course Soulfire Grand Master is in! Thanks, though!

Quesosity on The Little Engine that Charmed

5 months ago

Aceh Thanks for the suggestions!!

Cloven Casting is outclassed by Swarm Intelligence in this deck since it copies everything, not just multicolor, and I'm not sure what to cut for another big silly enchantment.

I think the triple blue for Cast Through Time and it being 7cmc is a little too restrictive for this deck. Still a super cool effect though.

Ral, Storm Conduit and Narset Transcendent both seem really good for the deck. I'll try to find some spots for them and maybe 1-2 other planeswalkers.

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All decks: 0.02%