Nikya of the Old Ways
Legendary Creature — Centaur Druid
You can't cast noncreature spells.
Whenever you tap a land for mana, gain one mana of any type that land produced.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Nikya of the Old Ways Discussion
1 month ago
No, Nikya triggers when you tap the land, not when you get the mana. These happen at basically the same time, but it's not "whenever you get a mana from a land." Nikya of the Old Ways adds one mana regardless of how much you got when you tapped the land.
In this case, you'd pay and get that can only be spent on creatures from Castle Garenbrig and from Nikya's trigger that doesn't have Garenbrig's restriction.
1 month ago
If I use the Castle's ability, would I get 12 mana?
2 months ago
The most complicated part is "double"
4 months ago
So just to get the facts straight, do I understand correctly that you had in play:
A few goblins
And handed an opponent your Nikya of the Old Ways
And none of your opponents were using either green or red and still broke the lock?
I am trying to go at it from an empty board, which is probably too big of a handicap, but assuming there's stuff in play, Felidar Cub was a sufficient suggestion for that. I understand that if you have Krenko, my Nikya is not going to die in combat from you, but that's where other players could come in to enable the Abolish .
4 months ago
I've brushed up on my rules knowledge about layers, but the reason why that lock seems to work in the end, is not intuitive at all. That's a great one to start with, I guess. Breaking out of it would require any kind of mana, which is seemingly impossible to generate when you can't cast noncreature spells, can't use mana rocks in play, can't access lands, and can't use green or red. Gold Myr and its kin, or Blood Pet already in play can let you cast spells, but no Spirit guides, no Dryad Arbor , no Lotus Cobra , no rituals or fast mana, I haven't found a way to break the lock from scratch after it has been established, at least with Nikya of the Old Ways still under my control. An esper deck would need to deal with this on the stack, have bigger creatures or bigger mana value noncreature permanents in play to win the beatdown, or shuffle up for the next game. Although, one could chumpblock the Mycosynth Lattice (or something else with more than 5 power) with Nikya of the Old Ways in combat, and use Abolish afterwards, assuming combat is the way you'd win the game after locking the table.
4 months ago
Raving Visionary: Feels kinda weird flavor for a Merfolk, but I'm guessing it's supposed to be a reference to the OG Looter
"Search the Premises": Meh. At least it triggers per creature and not just per attack on you.
"Sythis, Hand of the Harvest": It's surprising that we haven't gotten a general green-white enchantment commander until now; closest thing is Siona, Captain of the Pyleas . ( Daxoz would have probably been it if the OG experience commanders weren't locked into enemy pairs.)
Chitterspitter: Yeah no. I don't enjoy being the fun-hater for these kind of things, but along with Dermotaxi I feel that this is stepping things into the kind of silly territory that's more appropriate for silver border. Sacrifice in green feels kinda weird too, even if it's far from unheard of.
Dauthi Voidwalker: W-what? Even if it's not super hard to remove, a Leyline of the Void effect on legs that's usually unblockable at MV 2 is already pretty good. And on top of that, you can cast one of the things that gets exiled for free?! Yeah, just counterspell an ultimatum with this out and watch people cry. (At least timing restrictions still apply.)
Foundation Breaker: Nothing spectacular but it's a nice bread-and-butter effect for decks like Nikya of the Old Ways