The character may be old, however Nahiri, the Lithomancer is one of the newest Magic: The Gathering cards featured in Wizards of the Coast’s upcoming multiplayer product Commander (2014 Edition). This powerful mythic rare white Planeswalker can forge the ultimate weapon for your creatures to wield in combat.
Nahiri, the Lithomancer – 3WW
Planeswalker – Nahiri (Mythic Rare)
+2 Loyalty: Put a 1/1 white Kor Soldier creature token onto the battlefield. You may attach an Equipment you control to it.
-2 Loyalty: You may put an Euqipment card from your hand or graveyard onto the battlefield.
-10 Loyalty: Put a colorless Equipment artifact token named Stoneforged Blade onto the battlfield. It has indestructible, “Equipped creatures gets +5/+5 and has doublestrike,” and equip 0.
Nahari, the Lithomancer can be your commander.
Starting loyalty of 3.
Gaining value out of Nahiri, the Lithomancer means loading your deck with equipment. Because her first plus two loyalty ability will equip any equipment it onto a new 1/1 white Kor Soldier creature token for free. That means you don’t have to include just the normal suspects like Godsend, Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Light and Shadow, Sword of Body and Mind, Sword of Feast and Famine, or Sword of War and Peace. Nahiri, the Lithomancer allows you to abuse other equipment with larger costs to equip such as Haunted Plate Mail, Moonsilver Spear, or Worldslayer.
In fact, it doesn’t matter how much the equipment costs to play: Nahiri, the Lithomancer can cheat it onto the battlefield from your hand or recur it from your graveyard back into play for just two loyalty. Because sometimes your opponent blows up your Lightning Greeves and you want it back. This ability also makes cards with prohibitive casting costs such as Argentum Armor much more attractive to play in your deck.
Because you’ll be running so much equipment in your deck you’ll need plenty of creatures. Two MVP’s in a Nahari, the Lithomancer deck are Kemba Kha Regent and Puresteel Paladin. Check out the attached slideshow for several other excellent threats to include in your deck.
One excellent equipment this player can’t wait to abuse with Nahari, the Lithomancer in commander is Bonehoard, because it counts the number of creatures in all graveyard.
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