Oath of Nissa
When Oath of Nissa enters the battlefield, look at the top three cards of your library. you may reveal a creature, land or planeswalker card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
You may spend mana as though it were mana of any colour to cast planeswalker spells.
|Want (3)||Commissar_Crush , cicely24 , dragoonbeaga|
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|Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Oath of Nissa occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Oath of Nissa Discussion
1 week ago
A personal preference for the sake of reading, I would recommend not listing every version of a card your running and just do the x copies of card. I think it is harder to get a good understanding of a deck when constantly trying to remember how many of a card there are.
With that being said however, I am curious if you have trouble getting the 2nd red mana you need to cast a lot of your land destruction spells. I think 20 lands might be to low and would try to find room for 2 to 3 more.
Here's the changes that I think could help the most.
-2 Bloodmoon Multiples offer no benefits.
-4 Oath of Nissa you really dont have enough planeswalkers to make use of its mana fixing and just grabbing a creature seems kinda meh imo. Granted, a Bloodbraid Elf is kinda like a 2 card gain with the cascade.
-1 Nissa, Worldwaker 5 mana seems like a lot on a lower land count.
+2 Mwonvuli Acid-Moss you could potentially pull this off turn 2 for a big tempo swing.
Since this frees up sb space for you, you could put the cut nissa in the sb and something like 2 Carnage Tyrant as well.
Just my 2 cents anyhow.
3 weeks ago
heres what i honestly think "should" happen, even though it likely won't.
modern: unban Mox Opal. ban something else from the decks that were problematic, but don't hurt the decks that weren't problematic that also depended on opal. wotc has even said before that they take this "splash damage" into account so their bans harm as few other decks as possible, yet affinity and hardened modular decks took a big hit here.
unban Umezawa's Jitte. modern has powered up quite a bit since kamigawa. we also have way more creature removal now to hit the equipped creature, and artifact removal to hit the jitte. or even cards like Assassin's Trophy that could hit both. the only current top deck i can think of that would even want to run it is bant snowblade. so we'd surely get more creature decks that aimed to use the jitte, resulting in a greater variety of decks.
unban Punishing Fire: to my knowledge, this card ONLY saw play when it was used in Jund in a loop with Liliana of the Veil and Grove of the Burnwillows. highly doubtful that loop would still get used in todays meta when theres so many better removal options Jund can utilize. theres just no need for this to be on the list anymore.
unban Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis AND ban Altar of Dementia. obviously we don't want hogaak decks at full power, but Hogaak himself is a fun card thats still relatively new and wasn't even the biggest problem in his deck. the bigger problem was altar as a sac outlet and secondary win condition.
unban Oko, Thief of Crowns: this is probably the one i'll get the most flak over, but thats ok. i really just don't see Oko himself as a problem. attack it or use a removal spell. honestly, i think the only reason it seemed so strong is because of the sultai shell it was in, which i personally have always thought could be a powerful midrange deck even before Oko. just like any other BGx midrange deck, they'll use discard spells and removal to eliminate your answers for Oko before playing him. at that point though, almost any planeswalker will feel like a huge threat when you've been stripped of answers. personally, i've never really had a problem playing against Oko.
pauper: unban Arcum's Astrolabe. wotc has no excuse for banning this card. they should have known WAAAAAAAAAAY ahead of time that a colorless card that draws cards and fixes mana would be used by everyone and their mother. banning cards based on power level i understand. banning a card because "everyone uses it" is absurd. especially when its a card that can literally slot into and benefit pretty much any deck.
also, i pulled exactly one full playset of Arcum's Astrolabe from my Modern Horizons box and was excited to use them, but then they got banned before i could build a deck to put them in.
pioneer: unban Oath of Nissa. the tutor effect by itself isn't great. its true power imo, comes from turning your lands into rainbow lands, IF you're heavy on planeswalkers. sure mono G used it and mono G was powerful, but i don't think mono G was powerful because of Oath of Nissa. it was because of the explosive mana ramp from mana dorks and the leyline. Oath might've "helped", but im certain the deck would still have strong showings if Oath had been the only banned card from the deck. but since the leyline also got banned, the Oath is overkill. bring Oath back and maybe someone will make a 4c or 5c superfriends deck.
unban Smuggler's Copter: literally the exact same argument here as was previously mentioned for Arcum's Astrolabe. i also own 3 Copter that i have not had a chance to use, because Modern seemed a little too fast for it.
unban Veil of Summer: imo, this is the best way to counter dimir inverter decks. why ban "more" cards to counteract inverter when you can unban them? but even without dimir inverter decks being prevalent, this is a card that should never have been banned in the first place. its a SIDEBOARD card. i literally cannot find any other sideboard card in any banned and restricted list for any format. some people (like a good personal friend of mine) will say " the card is F'd and needs to not exist" (his exact words. pretty sure he said the same of Oko too lol) but i disagree entirely to the point i'm not sure how people can say that. sideboard cards have been silver bullets for a long time, and black/blue are easily the colors green is weakest against anyway. do we ban Shatterstorm in modern where it can easily wreck affinity's whole board and win the game by itself? do we ban Rest in Peace for hosing over graveyards? these are just examples of silver bullets that potentially win the game all by themself by their very nature of shutting down an opponent completely, yet Veil can't do that. its powerful protection for only a single turn. it doesn't remove permanents from the field and it doesn't stick around afterwards like other silver bullets can. and yet somehow veil gets the hammer?
not interested in other formats so i won't speculate. basic theme here is to comb all the ban lists to see what can be taken off. wotc waits far too long to unban things.
1 month ago
I have a sisay deck that doesn't focus on superfriends but has the subtheme. A fun game winning combo is to have Oath of Gideon and Jace, Cunning Castaway on the field then play out a Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God for infinite bolas. Also a good card for Boosting Sisay in general is Blackblade Reforged
Honestly any of the oath cards can be pretty good for superfriends. An Oath of Nissa can go a long way in a 5 color super friends.
Looks like a fun deck! Have a good one!
1 month ago
Another card I just thought of which works really well for easy casting of your walkers is Oath of Nissa Maybe to replace oath of jace?
2 months ago
Ah, tokens! Initiate the throng, then fulminate as such.
I have many suggestions.
Now, typically I am an advocate for running fewer lands in decks, however, this deck has an excruciatingly low amount of card draw. Either make way for lands or add a half-dozen cantrips.
You have many anthems, some of which are quite lacking in my opinion. Syr Alin, the Lion's Claw, Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon", Selesnya Guildmage, Oakhame Ranger, Ahn-Crop Champion, Cultivator of Blades, Valor in Akros, Spear of Heliod, and Dragon Throne of Tarkir are all quite mana-hungry and little impact. They depend on a board state to work, and without one they verge on useless. I would like to call out Call for Unity in particular as being incredibly slow and capricious.
Avoid Fate is interesting, but it doesn't do a lot. Many of the cards in here are restrictive depending on board state, thus I would cut this.
For what I would include, Rootborn Defenses defends the board, Druids' Repository adds far too much mana, Aura Shards and Aura Mutation shatter and batter, Hour of Reckoning kills many things, Increasing Devotion allows for rebounding eftsoons wrath, Master of the Wild Hunt is one I particularly enjoy, Sprout Swarm is difficult to interact with, Sigarda, Heron's Grace has early and late-game potential, and Devout Invocation creates tokens abound. Triumph of the Hordes can just wipe out an entire table.
This deck has almost no card draw. Mentor of the Meek, Skullclamp, and Huatli, Radiant Champion can draw many, many cards. When you get to it, Sylvan Library is fantastic. Harmonize, Slate of Ancestry, Shamanic Revelation, Collective Unconscious are ways to refill in preparation of a board wipe.
Beast Whisperer is just good value.
I would recommend far more ramp. Llanowar Elves, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, and/or Birds of Paradise. Incredibly quick if you get them out turn one, and oft set you far ahead enough that it doesn't matter when you get wrathed.
That shall be all from me. If you so wish, I have two swarm decks that you could reference for honing your build, each of which have tested well for the years I have had them.
May fortune betide you, and the tokens your enemies. Farewell!
3 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions! I forgot to mention that I'm trying to keep this budget so I wont add singles above $25, meaning Staff of Domination , Survival of the Fittest , Gaea's Cradle , even Craterhoof Behemoth are out of budget (nor can I find them easily in my locale).
I did try Elvish Guidance in an earlier build but again, once a wipe hits, its no use. Might try it again. I suppose Crop Rotation is only for Cradle and Nykthos? If I dont run both these lands/ only Nykthos, is it still worth it? For now, I'm unable to find a Natural Order locally, but Eldritch Evolution seems to be doing the job, and also cheaper (real money wise).
Grothama, All-Devouring can act as a substitute Ghalta, Primal Hunger for the sake of Life's Legacy effects. I feel I have issues with early filtering. Would cards like Generous Patron , Oath of Nissa work?
Argy on BlackSirius
4 months ago
Sealed is a good way to learn how to build decks in "Limited" ie. formats where you start with a limited pool of cards - Draft and Sealed.
Look up some tips on how to construct a better prerelease deck before you go to any. There are some hard and fast rules for successful Sealed decks eg. Use 17 lands.
Then, if you enjoy Limited, look at advice on how to Draft. There are articles that cover the best "picks" (order to choose cards in), and the current archetypes for the latest set.
One final step - you can Draft right here on TappedOut, without laying down any money! Use the drop down lists at the top of the page and select "Draft Sim". That will give you excellent preparation.
The rules for building in Pioneer are very simple.
Any cards that have been Standard legal starting from, and including, sets from Return to Ravnica (RTR) onwards.
Current ban list is all the "fetch lands" (pay 1, sac land, then search for [type of basic land], and put it on the battlefield), Felidar Guardian , Oath of Nissa , and Leyline of Abundance . For now. New ban and restricted announcement each Monday, at the moment.
The fetch lands are the pricier ones you'd use in Modern. Right now the expensive lands for Pioneer are shock lands, and fast lands. I'll leave you to research those.
What this means is - all your Standard decks are Pioneer legal, and won't rotate. You'll need to upgrade their mana base (expensive), plus add other key cards like Thoughtseize (also expensive).
I would wait to see if Pioneer is popular at your LGS before investing in this format, although doing so will also probably raise the price of the staples (cards always used in each colour). Up to you if you want to grab those cards now to potentially save money.
If you make another version of your Standard deck I can suggest ways to make it more Pioneer competitive. Just mention me on it.
I don't want to confuse the issue by commenting on your current deck.
4 months ago
There was also a ban list as soon as Pioneer was announced, and it was glorious.
No fetch lands.
Next bans have already been announced, as I type this.
Oath of Nissa
(shut down four colour good stuff decks)