Starfield of Nyx
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may return target enchantment card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
As long as you control five or more enchantments, each other non-Aura enchant you control is a creature in addition to its other types and has base power and toughness each equal to its converted mana cost.
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|Magic Origins (ORI)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Starfield of Nyx Discussion
1 week ago
Greater Auramancy has never been reprinted, so it definitely deserves a reprint in this set, and WotC may as well reprint both Enchanted Evening and Opalescence at the same time (I know that Starfield of Nyx is superior to Opalescence in the majority of situations, but a reprint of the older card would still be nice).
3 weeks ago
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2 months ago
Oo nice, shrines! You might consider these: Opalescence, Starfield of Nyx, Dance of the Manse, Spark Double, Helm of the Host, Mirror Gallery, Progenitor Mimic (would be so rad to turn Paradox Haze into a dude and copy it with this), Mirrormade, Copy Enchantment, Mythos of Illuna, Clever Impersonator, Daxos the Returned, Mistveil Plains, Fertile Ground, Ertai, the Corrupted
2 months ago
ThatGuy_OhWhatsHisName TL;DR, the creature that you make into a copy of Arcane Adaptation will be a 3/3 blue enchantment creature, Shapeshifter with 3 CMC (provided you are using Starfield of Nyx). The answer is very different if you use something like Dance of the Mance. The copy of the animated Adaptation does not have the ability to grant an additional creature type like the original.
When you turn something into a copy of something else, you are replacing the copiable values of the original thing with those of the second thing. In this case, your, say, Bear Cub will become an Adaption. These values are (mostly) what's printed on the card, cost, abilities, P/T, etc. At this point, the Cub is an exact copy of Adaptation, ie just an enchantment. The next thing that we are concerned with is changes to types. Normally, these changes are considered in timestamp (chronological) order. That is not the case here as there is a dependency. So, let's consider what effects are trying to affect your copy of Adaption (in timestamp order).
- Arcane Adaptation is trying to give all creatures the Shapeshifter creature type.
- Starfield of Nyx is trying to turn all non-Aura enchantments into creatures.
I've quoted the rule for determining what makes a dependency below. In this case, we are only concerned with the second condition.
Here, Adaptation has a dependency on Starfield, so we will apply Starfield's effect first. This will make the original and copy of Adaptation into a 3/3 enchantment creature. Then, the Adaptation effect is applied, giving both Adaptations the Shapeshift creature type.
The key difference between using Dance of the Mance and Starfield of Nyx is that Dance only affects the enchantments that it brings back. Using Dance here would mean that the copy of Adaptation wouldn't become a creature.
I know that's a lot of information, and I skipped over talking about "layers" directly, but I hope this helps!!
613.8. Within a layer or sublayer, determining which order effects are applied in is sometimes done using a dependency system. If a dependency exists, it will override the timestamp system.
613.8a An effect is said to “depend on” another if (a) it’s applied in the same layer (and, if applicable, sublayer) as the other effect; (b) applying the other would change the text or the existence of the first effect, what it applies to, or what it does to any of the things it applies to; and (c) neither effect is from a characteristic-defining ability or both effects are from characteristic-defining abilities. Otherwise, the effect is considered to be independent of the other effect.
2 months ago
Boza - I meant if I made Arcane Adaptation into a creature like say Starfield of Nyx and selected shapeshifter for Arcane Adaptation's first ability. If I then copied Arcane Adaptation onto another shapeshifter using Shapesharer, what would happen to the copy?
2 months ago
I'd also think about the "Enchantress" creatures for card advantage: Argothian Enchantress, Eidolon of Blossoms, Enchantress's Presence, Mesa Enchantress, Satyr Enchanter, Verduran Enchantress, and Setessan Champion. They can really help you set up an unbeatable engine, and then your opponents need to focus on either dealing with your creatures OR your Shrines.
2 months ago
Well now that I'm thinking about it Starfield of Nyx is one of my favorite enchantment deck cards, not really important that zur cant grab it cause when you cast it it turns all your enchantments to recursion pieces, its makes Stasis way nastier, Rising Waters is also good for this since it allows you that one blue, while you swing with zur or go for an alternate wincon like Azor's Elocutors, many an option here in these colors, especially since your running Necropotence you can add a Venser's Journal or a Reliquary Tower and draw up half your deck and filter for a winning hand