Nesting Dragon

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare

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Tokens

Nesting Dragon

Creature — Dragon

Flying

Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, create a 0/2 red Dragon Egg creature token with defender and "When this creature dies, create a 2/2 red Dragon creature token with flying and ': This creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.'"

Nesting Dragon Discussion

maxmcnugget on Pokémon Breeder - Atla Palani, Nest Tender (EDH)

4 days ago

Love the build. Without prior knowledge, I went through my collection to put together my Atla deck, and it was frighteningly similar. It was scary. I just have few more casual cards like Rootborn Defenses , will probably replace it with Boros Charm when I find one and Nesting Dragon from C18 which I love.

rkjunior Mana Crypt seems like it would be welcome in this deck, but there is always the budget barrier for that card. As for Mana Vault and or Grim Monolith I dont really thing that they would be that good since they do not really ramp you to cast Atla earlier. But Mana Vault I feel may still be worth it to test out.

SplendiferousPotato on Black Cat Land Party

1 week ago

Recent changes:

- Nesting Dragon : It's too big and not impactful enough, and is ultimately a lame Avenger of Zendikar . Little fire-breathing dudes isn't impactful enough when I need it to be.

- Hissing Quagmire : Enters tapped, I've never used the creature ability, and I can't search it by land name. Big sad.

- Lavaclaw Reaches : (See above)

- Raging Ravine : (See above)

- Treetop Village : (See above)

- Subterranean Tremors : I've really only ever cast this for the artifact removal, @ X=4. My creatures can't handle that much damage, so it is generally a board wipe I don't like, and I would prefer not to lose my artifacts (AKA Crucible of Worlds, which kicks ass in this deck). Therefore, I am replacing this with Vandalblast .

+ 2x Forest

+ Mountain

+ Spire Garden

+ Sakura-Tribe Elder : Honestly I don't know what I was thinking not having this in the deck in the first place.

+ Vandalblast

Mj3913 on And The Wurms Ate Into His Brain (Atla)

2 weeks ago

Made some changes based on your suggestions, let me know what you think. Longish read condensed.

Burnished Hart --> Skyshroud Claim : The point was made that 6cmc for 2 lands is not optimal, so we reduced it to 4cmc.

Sakura-Tribe Scout --> Elvish Mystic : The former was included in case of an overflow of lands in hand. However a dork is always useful.

Advent of the Wurm --> Mirror Entity : Eggs = Instant creatures, Making everything an egg during a wipe is almost equivalent to someone casting Cyclonic Rift in your favor.

Crush of Wurms --> Congregation at Dawn : 21 mana total for 6 tokens... while flavorful it can't be hatched.

Urza's Incubator --> Ashnod's Altar : both cost the same, produce the same basically, the latter offers a sac outlet for eggs. (Still debating Thornbite Staff )

Wurmcoil Engine --> Nesting Dragon : Mostly to reduce the budget, increase fliers, and better synergy

Panglacial Wurm --> Gruul Ragebeast : Never have I ever... been able to cast the P- Wurm from the deck. Ragebeast will be in testing.

Argothian Wurm : Early game goodness, late game could slow us down facing certain decks that can abuse lands.

Voracious Wurm : Pelakka Wurm and Mayael's Aria are our only instances of lifegain in the deck now (thought there was more) it is however the cheapest wurm in the deck. Replace with dork, or keep?

Saltskitter : Triggers Gruul Ragebeast , Elemental Bond , and Warstorm Surge potentially every turn. Too cute?

Naya's Charm: I have mixed feelings about. 3dmg to creature only feels like a waste. Returning a card from the yard could prove useful if commander tax adds up. Lastly and most used is clearing a path to swing. Should this slot be filled with a better removal spell, or is there worth I'm missing here?

Lurking Predators : Our new commander has a similar ability that's less annoying. Also its not a 'May' trigger so we could potentially be forced into casting our deck into a wipe.

Mayael's Aria : There's no other counter synergy in the deck, but bigger is always better. Surprise wincon? Slot in something better?

Garruk, Primal Hunter vs Vivien Reid : One or both? Garruk protects himself on the ground, draws cards, and makes a mess of Wurms. Vivian finds critters, destroys flyers (glaring weakness in the deck), and an emblem to boost our field. Both technically have the same turn clock to go off except Garruk can be used as a 5cmc one shot draw spell, whereas vivian can minus and have points remaining.

Something else I've been mulling over is what to replace these last 2/3 with... as they are no longer as useful, at least not all of them. Piper may have a use to stay being: a) it's a creature that can be egged, and b) with a haste enabler out it can be 5cmc for 2 creatures.

Belbe's Portal : 8cmc(5/t:3) investment for 1 creature limited to type.

Quicksilver Amulet : 8cmc (4/t:4) investment for 1 creature

Elvish Piper : still may have it's uses. 5cmc (4/t:1) investment, haste enabler preferred prior to casting.

SplendiferousPotato on Black Cat Land Party

2 weeks ago

I am finally executing on a couple of suggestions some kind reddit people threw my way a while back. In general, this takes the form of removing manlands ( Hissing Quagmire , Lavaclaw Reaches , Treetop Village and Raging Ravine ) and replacing them with more basics. The manlands enter tapped, and that isn't swell, and I can better search for basics than these lands.

I am also going to replace Nesting Dragon with Sakura-Tribe Elder because I have never actually benefitted from the Dragon's landfall ability, and the Elder is always nice to have. Plus, smoothing over my curve is pretty nice.

Mj3913 on And The Wurms Ate Into His Brain (Atla)

3 weeks ago

skoobysnackz - Thanks for the upvote, and for getting the reference.

TypicalTimmy, bushido_man96 & Poly_raptor - Thanks for the suggestions, I like them all, my wallet... not so much XD. That being said I'd like to keep it as budget as possible. It took me a long time to come to terms with adding Wurmcoil Engine because of the price tag... So the ones I'd like to see in the deck include: Mirror Entity , Nesting Dragon , Thornbite Staff , Birthing Boughs , Evolutionary Leap , Fanatical Devotion , Growing Ranks , Gruul Ragebeast , & Culling Dais . Ones I'm unsure of are: Second Harvest because I wonder if there'd be enough tokens to matter, Ashnod's Altar because not sure combo is something I want, Song of the Worldsoul because once we get eggs rolling we aren't exactly casting alot, & Helm of the Host for the investment. The others are pretty pricey or just seem off theme.

With all these new additions though comes subtractions... which I can never do easily so if anyone has any ideas in that department its appreciated.

Also... I'll likely be watching a Tremors marathon again now so... thanks for that. :P

TypicalTimmy on And The Wurms Ate Into His Brain (Atla)

4 weeks ago

This was something I didn't have click the first few times I played with her, but if you run Nesting Dragon remember that your Dragon Eggs will actually get you two creatures when they die;

  • 2/2 red Dragon creature token with Flamebreath
  • Whatever is pulled off the top

When I was doing playtesting with my Ghired deck who happens to run both ND and Atla, I didn't realize this was a thing until like the second or third time I went to sacrifice one of the Dragon Egg tokens.

The value is insane, lol.

And yes I do agree that all three token doublers is a bit extreme on the wallet. A less expensive route would be auto-Populate methods.

So while it won't be as aggressive as the three token doublers, it will also only cost you about $10. Great budget alternative, in my opinion.

TypicalTimmy on And The Wurms Ate Into His Brain (Atla)

4 weeks ago

If you are going to run Atla Palani, Nest Tender , you'll absolutely want token-copying enchantments to maximize on her usage.

There is also Second Harvest and Parallel Evolution if you are feeling frisky.

There's the Thornbite Staff + Ashnod's Altar combo as well. You pay for an Egg, sac it to Altar to produce and Staff untaps Atla. Then you sink back into her, produce another Egg and repeat. Now you've played your entire library in a single turn.

Lastly, Birthing Boughs will allow you to create endless amounts of Shapeshifter tokens who all have the Egg subtype thanks to their Changeling ability, giving you more Egg tokens to hatch.

Oh, and of course Nesting Dragon , who produces you Dragon EGGS with each land drop you have.

ihazpie on Atla Palani Dino Eggs

1 month ago

Nesting Dragon is not a dinosaur but it makes more eggs which also trigger the commander's effect.

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Nesting Dragon occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

BRG (Jund): 0.99%