Nova Pentacle

Nova Pentacle


, : The next time a source of your choice would deal damage to you this turn, that damage is dealt to target creature of an opponent's choice instead.

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Custom Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal

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Nova Pentacle Discussion

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Nova Pentacle???

2 years ago

First, welcome to the format. Next, Nova Pentacle is very far from legacy playable.

The first issue is that legacy is not a creature-based format. The top decks play creatures, sure, but they typically have 1-2 in play at any given time. Rarely more. If they are attacking with creatures, then that creature is probably Delver of Secrets  Flip and you will never resolve Nova Pentacle. And even if you did then it's turn 4 and you're mostly dead anyway. There are also a lot of creatures like Baleful Strix and True-Name Nemesis and Tarmogoyf, all of which are basically immune to Nova Pentacle. There are also a lot of Jace, the Mind Sculptors which will win them the game even if you have Pentacle.

Secondly, legacy is very fast. The games do tend to make it to turn 5 or 6 because the decks are slow to kill, but most decks can lock the board down by turn 2 or 3. Games only make it longer because cards like Force of Will keep the balance in check. My point is that by the time you can play Nova, it's already too late. Playable creature removal consists of Swords to Plowshares, Lightning Bolt, Fatal Push, Abrupt Decay, Terminus, Diabolic Edict.

I hate to be a downer, but legacy is a very very competitive format. There's not much room for brewing. There is some and the brews tend to be fascinating because of the really high bar set by the meta.

Scorpiomoth on Nova Pentacle???

2 years ago

Ok so I'm prepared to be laughed at and called a noob here, but I just discovered the card Nova Pentacle and really feel like something could be done with it. I have never played legacy and my only knowledge of the format comes from watching Pro Tour 25th Anniversary, so I'm looking for suggestions on how to make this work in a deck that's reasonably competitive (or if that's even possible). I'm thinking maybe go all in on creatureless control but could work with a deck that doesn't mind your creatures going to the bin. Let's get creative!

Bxbx on The Cold War

2 years ago

Hi, I'm also a big fan of incorporating politics in EDH!

Here are some cards with a political element you might consider:

Windborn Muse, Sphere of Safety, Stalking Leonin and Righteous Aura all disincentivize the opponent in some way or another from attacking you.

Nova Pentacle can disincentivize opponents from attacking you if you're controlling no creatures, because then the opponents have to target some of their own creatures.

Duelist's Heritage is a nice political card. It can incentivize your opponents to attack another opponent instead of you.

When your opponents know that you're playing cards like Angel of the Dire Hour or Comeuppance, they are less likely to attack you.

You might also like Seht's Tiger.

That's all.

Gleeock on Help with Forced Attack Deck

2 years ago

Nova Pentacle - My bad... This is better in my Lazav deck for goofy funzies I guess

dosfod on

3 years ago

CChaos thanks for the suggestion, Nova Pentacle is added to the mayboard now... I'll consider what to remove for it, it seems very cool and flavourful ;)

CChaos on Politics of the Damned

3 years ago

Nova Pentacle allows players to work together to pick off creatures with bounty counters.

CChaos on

3 years ago

Nova Pentacle is great to help destroy creatures with bounty counters.