Norn's Annex

Norn's Annex


( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

Creatures can't attack you or a planeswalker you control unless their controller pays for each of those creatures.

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Norn's Annex occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Norn's Annex Discussion

lukeanto on CantTouchThis!!! :3

3 weeks ago

Or maybe get some Norn's Annex...but paying 4 life yo cast it feels kinda much

Hynx on Lifegain wipe

3 weeks ago

or if you want to make it painful to be attacked Norn's Annex instead of the defense combos. very useful against non white decks, and ties up mana with white decks, and slows their game down to attack you.

ShutUpMokuba on How can I improve my ...

4 weeks ago

I would add more pillow-fort stile enchantments like Ghostly Prison, Norn's Annex, Lightmine Field, Karmic Justice, Sphere of Safety and Crawlspace. In the creatures compartment i would suggest adding Master of Cruelties. For a less competitive build (but actually fun to play) i play in my deck the "curses" like Curse of Opulence. Anointed Procession is a must in this deck since it allows you to get two assasins instead of one when you are not the monarch. It really depends on what you are aiming for but in my opinion the deck doesn't have enough pillow-fort cards to play the political game.

Whirlwind_2100 on Avacyn: Hope Eternal

1 month ago

so, after rigorous playtesting, I have come up with some cards to cut and add that will hopefully msk the deck better:


  • Alabaster Kirin This does absolutely nothing, has no prison effects, and is kinda useless here

  • Baird, Steward of Argive His prison effect is okay, but you can definitely slot in better options for not too much more money

  • Knight of Sursi Once again, just a vanilla card that doesn't do anything except get a small body on the battlefield, which isnt very good in commander, even if it is indestructible

  • Misthoof Kirin Only really okay in a morph deck, this is kinda useless here

  • Oreskos Explorer just a worse Land Tax

  • Segovian Angel a 1/1 with vigilance has to swing 120 times to win. just a terrible card all around.

  • Silver Knight Kinda bad, doesn't really do much .

  • Shepherd of the Lost this would be good if it have every other creature it's abilities, but alas, it's kinda terrible, especially because I'm smelling a voltron sub-theme around Avacyn

  • White Knight Unless your in a very black heavy meta, this is just bad, and is barley passable even if you have said meta

  • Journey to Nowhere a worse Pacifism

  • All your lands except basic plains. You need more utility lands, not just non-basics that do nothing

  • Wing Shards This one is debatable, although I don't see you casting a bunch of spells and having the mana to cast this, due to the lack of ramp you have.

  • Armillary Sphere bad ramp

  • Traveler's Amulet bad ramp

  • Orazca Relic have fun waiting 5 turns to get blessing and then only drawing one card

  • Take Vengeance crappy removal

  • Bishop of Wings I don't see this deck supporting an angel tribal

Potential Add-Ins

Thanks so much for reading my list, and I hope this has been some help to you. My main problem with this deck was it ran too much inefficient removal and bad creatures, but once these are added in, I think the deck should be a lot for mean. Have a great day! =)

TheCardPool on Gideon Tribal (Kytheon EDH)

1 month ago

Akorlyn you can do a change up with some of the new cards and do more of a pillow fort build. Taxing players with Norn's Annex , Baird, Steward of Argive , Ghostly Prison , and Archon of Absolution . Been thinking about it for a bit. If you put a build together let me know!

GrimVeracity on An Answer For Everything

1 month ago

Muddle the Mixture seems like a perfect card for this deck and Norn's Annex also seems like a nice addition, thank you Hynx!!!

Hynx on An Answer For Everything

1 month ago

i forgot to mention Muddle the Mixture to A) protect against some spells and b) double as a tutor if there is a specific 2 mana card you still need to draw such as a boros charm when you swing with your thing in ice.

Norn's Annex is a nice stall against later game agro/swarm decks that comes out quicker than Sphere of Safety if you want to consider that, too. considering you dont have much for creature base, at least make it painful to attack you, either tie up their white mana or make them bleed to hurt you.

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