Yasharn, Implacable Earth
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Standard Brawl Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Yasharn, Implacable Earth

Legendary Creature — Elemental Boar

When Yasharn enters the battlefield, search your library for a basic Forest card and a basic Plains card, reveal those cards, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.

Players can't pay life or sacrifice nonland permanents to cast spells or activate abilities.

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wallisface on "Players can't pay life" and …

5 months ago

No, the opponent can still pay the life cost of Sedgemoor Witches ward ability - as Ward is a triggered ability, not an activated one or a spell, it has no impact on Yasharn, Implacable Earth.

Yasharn, Implacable Earths ability has absolutely no effect on Sedgemoor Witch interaction.

TehGrief on "Players can't pay life" and …

5 months ago

My opponent controls Yasharn, Implacable Earth, which says that "Players can't pay life or sacrifice nonland permanents to cast spells or activate abilities".

Is my opponent able to bypass the Ward (pay 3 life) of my Sedgemoor Witch?

capwner on The Harvesttide Festival [Human Primer]

6 months ago

Selesnya legendary toolbox was my first EDH deck, with Captain Sisay! Love the theme and flavor on this, recent changes look really solid too! Maybe Sisay herself could fit, being a human that tutors for a lot of key cards :) First thing I noticed was your amount of protection effects (which I think is a good idea in this creature strat), maybe adding something like Ghostway or Eerie Interlude which protects you through things like Toxic Deluge or Farewell could be good even though it clears your counters. Teferi's Protection is of course the peak of these cards, but I know that one's kinda spendy. Hardened Scales would probably fit well too and is $2. Yasharn, Implacable Earth, Krosan Verge, and Gaddock Teeg are some of my favorite Selesnya cards in general. Overall cool deck, I like the flavorful legends!

Icbrgr on Modern Horizons 3 Predictions/Wishlist

11 months ago

certainly an interesting thought with a 2CMC Yasharn, Implacable Earth... Im not sure how I feel about it though... I am a huge fan of the card Blood Moon itself But back in the day with "Free win"" Mono-Red Prison or ponza lists that cheated out Blood Moon early with Simian Spirit Guide... idk i think that feels toxic.

nbarry223 on Modern Horizons 3 Predictions/Wishlist

11 months ago

I think low costed "you can't pay life" or "you can't sacrifice permanents" types of effects would go a long way to fixing the problem with greedy manabases. Fetchlands have gone unpunished for far too long. If there was a way to actually punish running so many fetches, Blood Moon becomes more powerful as well, and I think it would be enough to make people think twice about the amount of greed their manabase contains.

Something around 2 CMC that affects both players seems reasonable to me. Yasharn, Implacable Earth is the most playable form of hate I am aware of, but turn 4 is just too late. Such a card can't really be at 1 CMC either, since someone on the play could lock their opponent completely out potentially.

nbarry223 on Viga-BOOM! (MH3 updates)

1 year ago

It was a little too greedy, so I reverted to something less greedy. However, after cutting all the fat, I found myself with enough room to play around with the main support color, and is basically the best currently.

We get access to one of the best turn 2 cards when we don’t quite have all the pieces, in the form of Eladamri's Call and one of the best hate cards in the format, Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines.

There’s also plenty of other cards like Dragonlord Dromoka or Yasharn, Implacable Earth that could fit, but I’m not in need of what they provide the deck currently.

Right now, with our higher than usual Forests and other mainboard cards that let us play through Blood Moon easier (went for consistency over greed) we don’t really need to dedicate slots to improving those matchups as much. This let me slot in Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines which is arguably an improved Torpor Orb and Defense Grid since we mainly want it against the mirror and evoke elementals.

I’ll have to update the decks description a bit, since this is what I am happy with for now.

I did toy around with the Timeless Lotus idea though, and I have gotten that pretty close to where I like it through playtesting, although that’s a far cry from this deck’s initial iteration, so I’ll make a separate iteration for that.

Rhadamanthus on Would a Yasharn, Implacable Earth …

1 year ago

To be clear: An activated ability is always written in the form "[cost] : [effect]". Misty Rainforest's ability is an activated ability with a cost of ", Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest". Since part of the cost to activate the ability is paying life, you won't be able to do it while Yasharn, Implacable Earth is on the battlefield.

Made_Compleat on People's Thoughts on Mommy Norn?

1 year ago

Oh no! A functional monowhite commander! EVERYBODY PANIC!

Alright. I get that Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines is a big deal. A decent statline, vigilance, Yarok, the Desecrated as one ability and a much, much, much better version of Hushbringer as the other. She's certainly a powerhouse. But should she see the hammer? I think not.

I'll not say that Machine Mom isn't disruptive. She can shut down a good amount of popular cards in the format, such as Bramble Sovereign, Terror of the Peaks, and the notorious combo piece Palinchron. She can and will double up monowhite Oblivion Ring style effects. Honestly, I think that doubling Seal Away type cards is going to be the stax-ier part of Mama Machine. She doesn't shut down many combo decks (unless they use the aforementioned Palinchron), and really doesn't answer most cEDH decks. She hates out on ETBs, sure, but Yasharn, Implacable Earth hates out on sacrifice, arguably better. Gaddock Teeg is just absurdly good stax, and both Gaddok and Yasharn grant access to Green.

If you want to make Elesh Norn stax, then, ok, that's probably a deck that will give everyone a headache. But... are we going to cry "BAN HER!" for one way of building around Machine Mommy? If you want to run stax, go and buy a Hokori, Dust Drinker or Oloro, Ageless Ascetic. They're much better depriving everyone of fun than New Norn. Elesh Norn can do so much more than just stop everyone from having fun.

Honestly, a lot of the complaints that I see here are against the Stax archetype in general, not Norn. And I get that Norn seems like a good Stax commander, but... If hate stax, than complain about Hokori, or Oloro, or yes, even Archelos, Lagoon Mystic. Stax has its place: cEDH and masochistic playgroups.

Something that no one here is referencing is the Game Knights video in which Josh Lee Kwai played with a (proxied) Elesh Norn, and his deck was oppressive, but nothing too bad. Notably, Norn's restrictive ability saw a lot less use than her double ability, which was used to double small value abilities, as well as oblivion ring effects. The deck won the game, but it was very close and I wouldn't say it made Norn look banable. Not by a long shot.

So, in conclusion, Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines is a powerhouse, who certainly can be a problem, but probably isn't the worst card in EDH. Really, a lot of the complaints about her are complaints about Stax in general.

Thanks for reading my rant.

Also, did anyone else notice the fact that Navani (from Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive) and Elesh Norn have the same epithet? That always makes me crack up.

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