Nim Deathmantle

Nim Deathmantle

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +2/+2, has intimidate, and is a black Zombie.

Whenever a nontoken creature is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {{4}}. If you do, return that card to the battlefield and attach Nim Deathmantle to it.

Equip {{4}}

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Legality

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

Nim Deathmantle occurrence in decks from the last year

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Nim Deathmantle Discussion

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

3 weeks ago

CyanideSuicide017 I don't play Karmic Guide + Reveillark for the same reason I don't play Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood , Revel in Riches + Smothering Tithe , or anything with Nim Deathmantle . These cards cost a lot of mana and aren't great without the other combo piece(s). Karmic guide can only reanimate one creature with an ETB, and Reveillark only targets creatures with power 2 or less. I have much more efficient reanimation like Victimize , Living Death , and Command the Dreadhorde . Since they're individually underwhelming, their real draw is the combo you mentioned. For the combo itself, it it's not very efficient since it costs a total of 10 mana for both cards plus additional mana for a sac outlet and a card that wins the game off of looping. The infinite combos I have in the deck all function off of cards that are already efficient on their own. These are the reasons I don't play either, but if you think they'd be interesting, you could give it a shot. It seems like a fun combo, and who knows, it could be better than I'm giving it credit for.

For cheap black card draw, I probably should play Sign in Blood , and Night's Whisper . I haven't put them in thus far because they're boring. I like the potential of being able to draw a million cards off of Dark Prophecy and how it becomes a part of an engine rather than going for the more consistent approach. The deck is also pretty slow combo-wise as most combos require 3+ cards. In slower metas, we get more out of Dark Prophecy like effects. If you're up against decks that win a lot faster than Teysa, Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper get better. I might end up replacing Dark Prophecy and something like Liliana, Dreadhorde General or Solemn Simulacrum with those two somewhere down the line. It depends on if my meta shifts or if I want to change the direction of the deck a bit.

TrEndKillHerEsy on Phyrexian Dream-Den

1 month ago

It can also be done if I have a Pitiless Plunderer, Sifter of Skulls or a Pawn of Ulamog and a Phyrexian Altar or an alternate free sac outlet such as Carrion Feeder on the board with at least 2 of the 3 mana producing creatures on the board. As long as your always be able to produce at least each time it dies. You will be able to afford Nim Deathmantle's triggered ability. How the deck does it can be done with multiple different cards. The combo I listed is just the simplest way of doing so. Remember you get to choose the order of the procs on the stack when the creature dies.

Polaris on Can I bounce something to …

2 months ago

No, because Nim Deathmantle is an equipment, not a creature, and Erratic Portal clearly only bounces creatures.

The answer to your main question (Can I return a creature that costs 2 to my hand and discard it to counter Thought Vessel?) is yes. Once Thought Vessel is on the stack, players can respond with any instant speed spells and abilities before it resolves. You can respond to them casting Thought Vessel by activating Erratic Portal to bounce your creature, then once the creature is in your hand discard it to activate Kozilek's counter ability.

Technically you're not holding priority because the active player (your opponent, since it's their turn and something just finished resolving) will get priority after Erratic Portal's ability resolves, but you just wait for them to pass priority and then activate Kozilek. Priority is an important thing for more-complex interactions but it doesn't matter in this scenario; it defines the order that players get to decide whether to do something, but priority has to pass to everyone before something resolves so it doesn't matter too much.

Housegheist on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

2 months ago

KibaAlpha I agree, Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts has too high CMC.

Another suggestion could be Wurmcoil Engine and it's dying trigger - delivers you addintional tokens and infinite combo-potential with Nim Deathmantle and Ashnod's Altar.

rawrtortle on Please suggest new cards havent played in 4 yrs

2 months ago

Thanks for the advice. I took your suggestions into consideration and although I did already have Eternal Witness in the list I added the others. As well as Ashnod's Altar and Nim Deathmantle. I removed Viridian Zealot for Caustic Caterpillar, Caller of the Pack for Sakura-Tribe Elder, Raving Dead for Plaguecrafter, and honestly can't remember what for Viscera Seer lol. Geth, Lord of the Vault's utility at getting opponents artifacts and creature made him hard to part with and Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief being able to kill indestructible but I'm always open to more suggestions and thank you for taking your time to help.

Housegheist on The Court of Locthwain

2 months ago

And what about Ghoulcaller Gisa or Nim Deathmantle. She provides you with more and more go-wide creatures, each triggers with Ayara... And Nim Deathmantle an Altar can go I infinite with either Grave Titan or Wurmcoil Engine.

Greetings

smilodex on Ishkanah, Grafwidow Commander COMBO Deck

3 months ago

Thanks for your comment. I am very happy about such comments, as it is difficult to keep an eye on every possible combination with over a thousand commanders, especially with such a commander like Ishkanah, which you don't meet in your LGS every day. Thanks to your comment, I can see more of the potential of Ishkanah. I you want to tune up your deck, I have some recommendations for that:

I would exchange:

I would play as many cool utility lands with a sacrifice effect and as many fetch lands as possible because they're needed for Delirium and have also great potential with the MVP in every graveyard deck Life from the Loam:

Carddraw or Cardadvantage:

Other good finishers/ combo pieces:

Well, I'm sure that you already know what other options there are to tune up the deck. If you want to win consitenly I would add more ways to produce infinte mana like Nim Deathmantle + Priest of Gix + Ashnod's Altar or Magus of the Coffers + Staff of Domination OR another unigue and complicated way to filter infinite colorless mana with Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth is together with Mirage Mirror and a Swamp...

To make the whole thing more consistent you have play all green and black tutors, play fast mana like the Moxes, Mana Crypt/-Vault, Manadorks (Elvish Mystic/Elves of Deep Shadow/Llanowar Elves etc. and pack some premium removal in the deck to raise the power level. If you're interested we can brew a fringe competetive list together.

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