Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Legendary Land

: Add to your mana pool.

, : Choose a color. Add to your mana pool an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.13%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.14%

Blue: 0.55%

Green: 1.04%

Black: 0.98%

Red: 0.49%

White: 1.08%

Golgari: 0.11%

Rakdos: 0.2%

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Discussion

Fasrielyn on Zaxara X X X

9 hours ago

So a few things as far as this deck goes.

First, is your mana base. While yes the deck is able to go infinite, you won't be able to get there if you don't consistently have lands for mana, so you may need to look at adding a few more. A couple big ones to look at would be Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Opulent Palace

Second, a lot of your cards give opponents permanents like Swan Song, Beast Within. Be careful how much you are giving your opponents because they could use those to help sacrifice for other things they could use. The same can be said for spells such as Rites of Flourishing. That card gives your opponents chances to draw counter spells and ramp themselves out to their own combos.

Third, I am a little lost why some cards are in the deck like Deathrite Shaman or Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. Also with Astral Cornucopia it seems unneeded to be in the deck. To make it really useful you are very well able to do the infinite combo easily at that point, so why have it?

Really look into what kind of combos you are wanting to do, then look at whatever cards are not helping those combos as the ones you can cut for other cards to help make it easier to do those combos.

GoblinElectromancer on

9 hours ago

If you'r play Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and you want devotion to green Burning-Tree Emissary is pretty good. Maybe play Rancor to give trample. Strangleroot Geist has undying. I feel like Voyaging Satyr is too slow so maybe less of him. Avatar of the Resolute is good. If you'r playing Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for devotion put a play set of it in other wise I would play Treetop Village in its place.

pyrak on Fantastic Mr. Fox | Zirda, the Dawnwaker EDH

13 hours ago

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx With Zirda out, the second ability automatically becomes at the very least, pay 1 generic, get 2 colored, and it just gets better from there out.

HyrdaDOOM666 on Ungoliant

1 day ago

one of my favorite mono green combos is Nyxbloom Ancient + Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx + Genesis Wave followed by Elixir of Immortality if you're doing green/blue it can be fun to throw in a Thassa's Oracle or a Laboratory Maniac

Argy on Pioneer - Mono-Green Hardened Scales

5 days ago

You can only have one Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx on the field at any one time, as it is a Legendary land.

So there is no "doubling up".

I have tested against this deck quite a few times now and it has one fatal flaw.

Due to a lot of your creatures having the ability to gain counters when other creatures enter the field, but not actually give themselves counters, you can be left with a field of very low P/T creatures.

Then these just get board wiped.

This can also occur if your Opponent just destroys or exiles one of your key creatures.

You could overcome this by adding some copies of things like Stonecoil Serpent or Endless One or Hangarback Walker

My biggest suggestions for your Sideboard are Heroic Intervention Return to Nature Damping Sphere Thrashing Brontodon and maybe Vivien Reid

Tormod's Crypt or Soul-Guide Lantern are also worth thinking about if you have trouble with Opponent recurring creatures.

Hope that helps.

ShikiTen on Rhys' Retaliation

1 week ago

Hey. Cool deck. While I'm not used to seeing this version of Rhys be used as a commander, I'm glad I took a look.

A couple elves I would recommend for this deck are Copperhorn Scout and Joraga Warcaller. The warcaller works well with your strategy & will make your elves less susceptible to dying to combat damage. The mana elves you run can make his multikicker get pretty high. The Copperhorn Scout can give you more mana to use on your second main phase or give you double the life from Wellwisher each turn.

A non-elf I would recommend for this deck would be Elvish Guidance. Essentially makes the land a Gaea's Cradle for your deck without the price tag. Speaking of which, Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip as well as Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx would go a long way to helping those X-spells in your deck.

Not sure what I would recommend to cut to make room for all of these, but I will say I'm not sure how effective your discard strategy is. I get denying cards can be powerful, but I feel it splits focus from the deck. So I would recommend cutting Nath of the Gilt-Leaf and Mind Slash.

Oh! Just thought of a couple more elves. Elvish Visionary (draw 1) and Generous Patron (draw 2 when you resolve its support on opponents' creatures) can give you some added draw for your deck while also giving you an elf in play to add to your elf count.

All right. I think that's all I have right now. Again, love the deck list and apologies for not offering more options to cut. Anyway, +1 from me for sure.

Yarok on Yisan the Yiople Yirson

1 week ago

This deck look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Cards I would suggest Nature's Spiral for Recursion Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for mass devotion mana, because you are running mono-green Lignify for getting rid of really big creatures, or even stopping your opponents commander from getting its ability.

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