Nephalia Academy

Nephalia Academy


If a spell or ability an opponent controls causes you to discard a card, you may reveal that card and put it on top of your library instead of putting it anywhere else.

: Add to your mana pool.

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Nephalia Academy occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Nephalia Academy Discussion

ioniboi on Eldrampzi

1 month ago


I'd also be careful cutting more Wastes to be honest. The only thing that keeps me from playing tron lands, is that it actually is bound to work out very rarely and in my meta someone always has land destruction. :D Not sure i'd wanna cut other utility lands for that unlikely upside.

I'll definitely consider cutting Nephalia Academy, it really doesn't do much very often... Maybe Ikoria has a nice utility land in store for this deck. Thanks a lot for the input mate, appreciate it :)

ijakobe on Eldrampzi

1 month ago

Wastes are suprisingly valuable in the decks, i wouldn't cut any. but the Tronlands might be worth looking into, Nephalia Academy can be cut imo

Decisive on The Wizardly Lady of Scrolls

5 months ago

Hi multimedia! Thank you so much for your suggestions!

Before I begin, can I ask for why you think I should cut Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor ?

On to the others

Naru Meha, Master Wizard - Yeah, another infinite combo doesn't sound bad!

Sunscorched Desert - Good idea, another win-con piece

Blink of an Eye / Into the Roil - I don't think theyre the best cards, and considering they'd be a somewhat of a winmore I don't think I could justify putting them in

Blue Sun's Zenith - It still kinda seems like a win more, cause with infinite ghostly flickers, I can get infinite mana and infinite untap, which means Azami would dram me out already, I don't think it would work to benefit me all that well

High Tide - I'll have to do some math and do a bit of playtesting, but good idea!

Siren Stormtamer - I don't know how I missed that, it's perfect for this deck, I seriously don't know how I missed it, you're a genius!

In terms of cards to cut

Nephalia Academy - It seems like a weird card, I know, but it's in there to stop opponents from messing with my hand. Blue doesn't have the best recursion in the world, and as such protecting my hand is a number 1 priority

Desert of the Mindful - It enters tapped, yes, but its better than Memorial to Genius. So I'll cut Memorial instead of Desert.

Kadena's Silencer - I dont have any way to control abilities aside from Tale' End, yes 5 mana for a stifle is bad, but its a sacrifice I am currently willing to make.

Jushi Apprentice - Yeah, I can see why you might think it's bad, and I agree, he isn't the best so he's probably gonna get the boot

Elite Arcanist - Yeah....bad, really really really bad version of Isochron Scepter.

I thank you, once again, for your suggestions, if you have any more, I am all ears! and if you think some of my reasoning to dispute cards to cut is faulty, I am also all ears!

Flooremoji on Zombie Hunt is best combo in Modern

5 months ago

Gilbobaggins Thats why we have Blast Zone , and for discard we have Nephalia Academy :)

kuster on Varina, Mother of Zombies

9 months ago

You're right, Reconnaissance is sweet in this deck. And I know you said you stayed away from the 'good stuff' cards, but I can't recommend Archfiend of Ifnir enough. He's one of only 3 non-zombie creatures in my deck (the other two being Grave Titan and The Scarab God , both zombies at heart), and since he's a demon I figured he's on theme enough given the absurd value he brings. Each attack step can turn into a one sided board wipe.

As for Library of Leng , I had debated taking it out a few times, but allowing me to 'discard' to the top of my library plus remove the max hand size limit is useful enough. I had also considered Nephalia Academy , but I didn't want to tax my mana base more with another colorless land.

Rhadamanthus on Do players control the static ...

10 months ago

The replacement effect from Chains changes Vision Skeins ' effect from "each player draws two cards" to "each player does the Chains thing twice". In your Nephalia Academy example, the opponent with the Academy can apply it to the discards. In your Tamiyo, Collector of Tales example, however, if you cast the Skeins then the opponent mills twice and doesn't draw, because they didn't "discard a card this way".

Yesterday on Do players control the static ...

10 months ago

This came up a in another question a while ago but sort of petered out.

If I control a Chains of Mephistopheles , do I control the replacement effect that would cause an opponent to discard a card?

So, if an opponent controls a Nephalia Academy and would draw a card, they must first discard and then draw to the Chains, but are they given the opportunity to put that card on top of their library first?

Similarly, though I can't think of an instance where it'd be relevant right now, do I control the static ability of a Darkest Hour that I control?

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