Nessian Boar

Nessian Boar

Creature — Boar

All creatures able to block Nessian Boar do so.

Whenever Nessian boar becomes blocked by a creature, that creature's controller draws a card.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Nessian Boar Discussion

TrustyServantPatsy on Cult of Force | Paper

5 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions, carpecanum!

I'll definitely consider Illusionist's Bracers and Selvala's Stampede. Both look super cool!

I mention Mayael's Aria only because of nostalgia, I'm not particularly interested in trying to use it as a win-con. I know of cards like Mossbridge Troll that could work to win that way, but the first two modes (+1/+1 counters and gaining life) don't seem that impactful.

Shield of the Oversoul could be interesting, but I'd prefer effects like that on creatures with power 5 or greater. For example, I'm considering Spearbreaker Behemoth.

The creatures you mention are big, but I want my creatures to do more than just that. Especially without trample or evasion already tacked on, Primeval Protector and Gigantosaurus are not that exciting. I could see myself using Nessian Boar, though, since it can clear the way for other attackers.

Thanks for your thoughts :)

carpecanum on A Different Kind of Hug

6 months ago

Grothama, All-Devouring. Nessian Boar kinda? All five "hunted" creatures would at least give away tokens. "Haunt" creatures maybe?

Not sure how many cards really fit that description. You could expand to an additional hug type. Like all those cards from Battlebond that ask for ally or opponent and you could name everybody ally.

carpecanum on Fancy Boy’s Soirée. Aha Haha!

7 months ago

Nemesis Mask basically makes your biggest guys unblockable because all available must block the equipped creature.

Mossbridge Troll, Chameleon Colossus, Nessian Boar, Primeval Protector, Loyal Guardian

Things that give an extra combat would let you use your boss ability twice but I bet those are all over 3 bucks.

Rhadamanthus on What happens with multiples Nessian …

1 year ago

If you attack with multiple Nessian Boars, the defending player chooses which one each of their blockers will block. If any of those creatures are able to block more than one attacker (because of High Ground, Echo Circlet, etc.) then they have to block more than one Boar.

The key thing here is that when making attacking and blocking decisions, you have to make sure you satisfy as many requirements as possible without violating any restrictions. Attacking with 3 Boars creates 3 requirements for each blocker. Normally it's only possible for a blocker to block one attacker, but if it's possible for a creature to block more than one attacker in this situation then the creature has to block more than one Boar.

bonettig on What happens with multiples Nessian …

1 year ago

Hi! Nessian Boar, whenever attacking, must be blocked by all creatures able to do so. What happens if I attack with, let's say, 3 Nessian Boars? Thanks!

Xenephrim on Clever Girl Ghalta

1 year ago

I have several suggestions:

Pathbreaker Ibex would be a fantasic finisher in a big green beats deck.

Traverse the Outlands would ramp hard with all these big creatures.

Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig comes in early and just gets bigger as the game goes on.

Asceticism will protect your big greenies while giving some kind of recovery to board wipes.

Nyxbloom Ancient would produce all the mana.

Guardian Project is good card draw in a creature heavy deck like this.

Nessian Boar plays into your theme of big green for a measly five mana.

If I think of more, I'll be back...

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