Narset of the Ancient Way: Jeskai's best friend.

This planeswalker has it all. She generates mana, draws cards, and can deal damage to creatures, planeswalkers or players. Narset is indeed a force to be reckoned with.

I first experienced Narset's versatility in Brawl. I quickly became enamored with the card after a few wins on MTG Arena. Too bad she can only be your commander in Brawl...or can she? Enter my favorite rule in Commander: Rule 0. This particular rule allows you to adjust the guidelines of the format through an open conversation with your playgroup. This allows for creativite concepts to thrive in a format already known for wacky ideas. While this particular deck won't be legal for MTGO players (I apologize, friends), this deck can be allowed in person through one friendly conversation.

On to the tech!

The Must-Includes

In a noncreature-heavy deck, you still need a few creatures in order to attack, block, and survive. Bodies are a must, but we don't want to overwhelm the list with them. 

 

Thankfully, we have Kykar, Wind's Fury and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer. These two particular pieces generate tokens whenever you cast a noncreature spell, which is incredibly powerful. Kykar's tokens can be sacrificed to generate red mana, which is a wonderful way to help any mana issues. Cards like Outlaw's Merriment and Assemble the Legion are other fantastic token generators, however they trigger at your upkeep rather than from your casting.

Card draw is also incredibly important for a Commander deck to function. Cards like Jeskai Ascendancy and Whirlwind of Thought help facilitate this. Both cards are wonderful for finding the cards you need and are must-includes in any Jeskai deck. 

The Latecomers

A handful of cards were added late in the stream out of necessity. We wanted to up our card draw by adding in cards like Rhystic Study and Blue Sun's Zenith, and help generate mana with Smothering Tithe.However, for our Latecomer's section, I want to focus on a card that I had never heard of before until this stream. 

In a deck with few creatures and a planeswalker as a commander, it can be difficult to protect you 'walkers from hits. Early game creatures tend to be lower in toughness, and Powerstone Minefield can Shock any creature dead who dares to touch our commander.

The Cards That Got Cut

When creating the deck, chat and I were quick to add copiers and instant/sorcery specific cards. Cards like Guttersnipe, Double Vision, Thousand-Year Storm, and Swarm Intelligence were added in to help facilitate shenanigans with instants and sorceries. However, as the deck began to take shape, we quickly realized we were going to rely less on instants and sorceries. These cards ended up taking space, and were replaced for cards like Ghostly Prison, Propaganda and Imprisoned in the Moon.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Narset of the Ancient Way by Chase Carroll

'Narset of the Ancient Way' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Chase Carroll

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Commander

Market Price: $444.69

Cards

Narset's Reversal

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.14

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Copy target instant or sorcery spell, then return it to its owner's hand. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Imprisoned in the Moon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $2.80

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Enchant creature, land, or planeswalker
Enchanted permanent is a colorless land with "{T}: Add {C}" and loses all other card types and abilities.

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Narset Transcendent

Color Identity:U,W

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+1: Look at the top card of your library. If it's a noncreature, nonland card, you may reveal it and put it into your hand.
−2: When you cast your next instant or sorcery spell from your hand this turn, it gains rebound. (Exile the spell as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast that card from exile without paying its mana cost.)
−9: You get an emblem with "Your opponents can't cast noncreature spells."

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Mystic Sanctuary

Color Identity:U

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({T}: Add {U}.)
Mystic Sanctuary enters the battlefield tapped unless you control three or more other Islands.
When Mystic Sanctuary enters the battlefield untapped, you may put target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Evolving Wilds

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{T}, Sacrifice Evolving Wilds: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Arid Mesa

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Assemble the Legion

Color Identity:R,W

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At the beginning of your upkeep, put a muster counter on Assemble the Legion. Then create a 1/1 red and white Soldier creature token with haste for each muster counter on Assemble the Legion.

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Dream Trawler

Color Identity:U,W

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Flying, lifelink
Whenever you draw a card, Dream Trawler gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
Whenever Dream Trawler attacks, draw a card.
Discard a card: Dream Trawler gains hexproof until end of turn. Tap it.

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Smothering Tithe

Color Identity:W

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Whenever an opponent draws a card, that player may pay {2}. If the player doesn't, you create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Thaumatic Compass // Spires of Orazca

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{3}, {T}: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
At the beginning of your end step, if you control seven or more lands, transform Thaumatic Compass.

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.05

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Castle Ardenvale enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains.
{T}: Add {W}.
{2}{W}{W}, {T}: Create a 1/1 white Human creature token.

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Teferi, Time Raveler

Color Identity:U,W

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Each opponent can cast spells only any time they could cast a sorcery.
+1: Until your next turn, you may cast sorcery spells as though they had flash.
−3: Return up to one target artifact, creature, or enchantment to its owner's hand. Draw a card.

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Narset, Enlightened Master

Color Identity:R,U,W

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First strike, hexproof
Whenever Narset, Enlightened Master attacks, exile the top four cards of your library. Until end of turn, you may cast noncreature spells from among those cards without paying their mana costs.

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

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Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.
−2: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a noncreature, nonland card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Soulblade Djinn

Color Identity:U

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Flying
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Jeskai Ascendancy

Color Identity:R,U,W

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn. Untap those creatures.
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.

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Taigam, Ojutai Master

Color Identity:U,W

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Instant, sorcery, and Dragon spells you control can't be countered.
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell from your hand, if Taigam, Ojutai Master attacked this turn, that spell gains rebound. (Exile the spell as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast that card from exile without paying its mana cost.)

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Arcane Signet

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Hall of Heliod's Generosity

Color Identity:W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}{W}, {T}: Put target enchantment card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Sol Ring

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Mizzix's Mastery

Color Identity:R

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Exile target card that's an instant or sorcery from your graveyard. For each card exiled this way, copy it, and you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost. Exile Mizzix's Mastery.
Overload {5}{R}{R}{R} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Time Wipe

Color Identity:U,W

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Return a creature you control to its owner's hand, then destroy all creatures.

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Mystic Monastery

Color Identity:R,U,W

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Mystic Monastery enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {U}, {R}, or {W}.

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Myth Realized

Color Identity:W

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, put a lore counter on Myth Realized.
{2}{W}: Put a lore counter on Myth Realized.
{W}: Until end of turn, Myth Realized becomes a Monk Avatar creature in addition to its other types and gains "This creature's power and toughness are each equal to the number of lore counters on it."

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The Wanderer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.31

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Prevent all noncombat damage that would be dealt to you and other permanents you control.
−2: Exile target creature with power 4 or greater.

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.
Cycling {X}{1}{U} ({X}{1}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Shark Typhoon, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying.

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Monastery Siege

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.71

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As Monastery Siege enters the battlefield, choose Khans or Dragons.
• Khans — At the beginning of your draw step, draw an additional card, then discard a card.
• Dragons — Spells your opponents cast that target you or a permanent you control cost {2} more to cast.

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Maze of Ith

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{T}: Untap target attacking creature. Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by that creature this turn.

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Cyclonic Rift

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $17.78

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Return target nonland permanent you don't control to its owner's hand.
Overload {6}{U} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.82

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Castle Vantress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island.
{T}: Add {U}.
{2}{U}{U}, {T}: Scry 2.

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Outlaws' Merriment

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $2.08

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At the beginning of your upkeep, choose one at random. Create a red and white creature token with those characteristics.
• 3/1 Human Warrior with trample and haste.
• 2/1 Human Cleric with lifelink and haste.
• 1/2 Human Rogue with haste and "When this creature enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to any target."

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Wear // Tear

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $1.09

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Flooded Strand

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Flooded Strand: Search your library for a Plains or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Gamble

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $12.67

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Search your library for a card, put that card into your hand, discard a card at random, then shuffle your library.

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Divine Visitation

Color Identity:W

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If one or more creature tokens would be created under your control, that many 4/4 white Angel creature tokens with flying and vigilance are created instead.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

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({T}: Add {U} or {R}.)
As Steam Vents enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Temple of Triumph

Color Identity:R,W

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Temple of Triumph enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Triumph enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Winds of Abandon

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.40

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Exile target creature you don't control. For each creature exiled this way, its controller searches their library for a basic land card. Those players put those cards onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their libraries.
Overload {4}{W}{W} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Elsha of the Infinite

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $0.75

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Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may cast noncreature spells from the top of your library. If you cast a spell this way, you may cast it as though it had flash.

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Command Tower

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Drawn from Dreams

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.23

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Look at the top seven cards of your library. Put two of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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The Royal Scions

Color Identity:R,U

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+1: Draw a card, then discard a card.
+1: Target creature gets +2/+0 and gains first strike and trample until end of turn.
−8: Draw four cards. When you do, The Royal Scions deals damage to any target equal to the number of cards in your hand.

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Ral, Storm Conduit

Color Identity:R,U

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Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, Ral, Storm Conduit deals 1 damage to target opponent or planeswalker.
+2: Scry 1.
−2: When you cast your next instant or sorcery spell this turn, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Sarkhan the Masterless

Color Identity:R

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Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, each Dragon you control deals 1 damage to that creature.
+1: Until end of turn, each planeswalker you control becomes a 4/4 red Dragon creature and gains flying.
−3: Create a 4/4 red Dragon creature token with flying.

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Scalding Tarn

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Scalding Tarn: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Narset of the Ancient Way

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $2.71

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+1: You gain 2 life. Add {U}, {R}, or {W}. Spend this mana only to cast a noncreature spell.
−2: Draw a card, then you may discard a card. When you discard a nonland card this way, Narset of the Ancient Way deals damage equal to that card's converted mana cost to target creature or planeswalker.
−6: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this emblem deals 2 damage to any target."

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Vandalblast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $6.08

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Destroy target artifact you don't control.
Overload {4}{R} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Boros Charm

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $4.29

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Choose one —
• Boros Charm deals 4 damage to target player or planeswalker.
• Permanents you control gain indestructible until end of turn.
• Target creature gains double strike until end of turn.

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Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.73

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Whenever a creature an opponent controls attacks, if you're the defending player, create a 3/3 red Ogre creature token unless that creature's controller pays {3}.

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Propaganda

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.25

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Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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Austere Command

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.55

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Choose two —
• Destroy all artifacts.
• Destroy all enchantments.
• Destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 3 or less.
• Destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 4 or greater.

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Fabled Passage

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Sprite Dragon

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $1.33

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Flying, haste
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Sprite Dragon.

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Whirlwind of Thought

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $0.57

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, draw a card.

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Rhystic Study

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $22.43

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Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may draw a card unless that player pays {1}.

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Chromatic Lantern

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Lands you control have "{T}: Add one mana of any color."
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Sunbird's Invocation

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Whenever you cast a spell from your hand, reveal the top X cards of your library, where X is that spell's converted mana cost. You may cast a spell with converted mana cost X or less from among cards revealed this way without paying its mana cost. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Oath of Teferi

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When Oath of Teferi enters the battlefield, exile another target permanent you control. Return it to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.
You may activate the loyalty abilities of planeswalkers you control twice each turn rather than only once.

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Metallurgic Summonings

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Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, create an X/X colorless Construct artifact creature token, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.
{3}{U}{U}, Exile Metallurgic Summonings: Return all instant and sorcery cards from your graveyard to your hand. Activate this ability only if you control six or more artifacts.

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Temple of Epiphany

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Temple of Epiphany enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Epiphany enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {U} or {R}.

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Powerstone Minefield

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Whenever a creature attacks or blocks, Powerstone Minefield deals 2 damage to it.

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Dig Through Time

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Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for {1}.)
Look at the top seven cards of your library. Put two of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Deflecting Palm

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The next time a source of your choice would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage. If damage is prevented this way, Deflecting Palm deals that much damage to that source's controller.

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Chaos Warp

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The owner of target permanent shuffles it into their library, then reveals the top card of their library. If it's a permanent card, they put it onto the battlefield.

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Mind's Dilation

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Whenever an opponent casts their first spell each turn, that player exiles the top card of their library. If it's a nonland card, you may cast it without paying its mana cost.

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Kiora Bests the Sea God

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Create an 8/8 blue Kraken creature token with hexproof.
II — Tap all nonland permanents target opponent controls. They don't untap during their controller's next untap step.
III — Gain control of target permanent an opponent controls. Untap it.

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Raugrin Triome

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({T}: Add {U}, {R}, or {W}.)
Raugrin Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Temple of Enlightenment

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Temple of Enlightenment enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Enlightenment enters the battlefield, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Kykar, Wind's Fury

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Flying
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying.
Sacrifice a Spirit: Add {R}.

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Plains

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Island

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Search for Azcanta // Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin

Color Identity:U

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At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard. Then if you have seven or more cards in your graveyard, you may transform Search for Azcanta.

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Monastery Mentor

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Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create a 1/1 white Monk creature token with prowess.

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Ghostly Prison

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Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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Swords to Plowshares

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Exile target creature. Its controller gains life equal to its power.

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Fact or Fiction

Color Identity:U

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Reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.

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Talrand, Sky Summoner

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Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, create a 2/2 blue Drake creature token with flying.

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Path to Exile

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their library.

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Terramorphic Expanse

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{T}, Sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Sacred Foundry

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({T}: Add {R} or {W}.)
As Sacred Foundry enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Blue Sun's Zenith

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Target player draws X cards. Shuffle Blue Sun's Zenith into its owner's library.

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Hallowed Fountain

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
As Hallowed Fountain enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Supreme Verdict

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy all creatures.

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Reality Shift

Color Identity:U

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Exile target creature. Its controller manifests the top card of their library. (That player puts the top card of their library onto the battlefield face down as a 2/2 creature. If it's a creature card, it can be turned face up any time for its mana cost.)

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Saheeli, Sublime Artificer

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create a 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature token.
−2: Target artifact you control becomes a copy of another target artifact or creature you control until end of turn, except it's an artifact in addition to its other types.

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The MVP

This particular build has two incredibly valuable pieces: Narset, Enlightened Master and Elsha of the Infinite. Both cards are notorious for being some of the most powerful legendaries in Jeskai.

Narset in a Narset deck? Is this a crossover episode? Narset, Enlightened Master is a nauseating card that packs a large punch. Her hexproof makes it difficult to remove her, and her ability triggers on attack rather than when she connects. Being able to cast things from your deck for free is absolutely disgusting… so we definitely have to run it.

If Narset is the master, then Elsha of the Infinite is definitely her star pupil. Looking at the top card of your library allows you to play ahead of the curve in a fast-paced game. Casting cards from the library as though they had flash also adds some spice to the mix. Imagine an opponent swinging at you with a hoard of tokens. Casting Propaganda from the top of your library at instant speed can help save your life, and you will have Elsha to thank for it. Free spells and flash? Don't mind if I do!

The Secret Spice

It's rather fitting that a planeswalker would be the secret spice in a planeswalker-led deck, right? When I introduced this card, chat assumed that I added it in for flavor. However, this card has won me many games in Brawl, and will most certainly do the same in Commander.

I present to you, Sarkhan the Masterless. At first glance, this card seems harmless. When I first saw the card, I focused solely on its static ability. I don't run any Dragons, so why would I run this card?

Sarkhan's +1 is why. Making all of your planeswalkers 4/4 flyers, especially in a deck light with creatures, can be a game changer. The fact that this ability is an uptick rather than a downtick shocks me! The deck has the ability to have nine 4/4 flyers, including our commander. Consistent flyers for +1 is something your opponents won't see coming. 

The Flavor Win

Narset is a powerful card. I say Narset singularly, because regardless of her iteration, every Narset printed seems to be a powerhouse. From Narset, Parter of Veils to Narset Transcendent, each Narset is represented in this deck.

I must say that this was done not for flavor, but for function. Narset, Parter of Veils allows us to search through our deck for more gas or simply find answers to pesky problems, while Narset, Enlightened Master can help us cast things for free. Lastly, Narset Transcendent can give our instants and sorceries rebound and can possibly lock your opponents down. Running every Narset in our Narset deck seems like the perfect cherry on top to this flavorful yet functional sundae. 

The Too-Good-Not-To-Run

Token generation is a great way to deal damage in this deck, especially when all we need to do to trigger it is cast a noncreature spell. But what if you could make huge tokens… with flying? 

What's that? In the distance? IT'S SHARKNADOOOOOOOOOO! Erm...I mean Shark Typhoon. Shark Typhoon is an incredibly spicy token generator in this deck. While Kykar, Wind's Fury and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer create 1/1's, our sharknado creates tokens with power and toughness based on your noncreature spell's converted mana costs. Did I mention that these tokens have flying?

There are endless possibilities when it comes to this card. Cast Mind's Dilation for a sweet 7/7 flying Shark! That doesn't whet your appetite? Imagine dumping 12 mana into Blue Sun's Zenith to get a 12/12 flyer? This card is truly too good not to run due to the diversity of tokens you can create. Also… who doesn't love Sharknado? 

The Most-Likely-To-Get-Cut

As a lover of the Faerie creature type, it pains me to say this.

When looking at the deck, a future cut would be Sprite Dragon. While I adore this card, it seems lackluster in a 100-card format. While it can become large in an early game situation, drawing into it late game won't do you any favors.

Another possible cut would be Mind's Dilation. While this card is incredibly strong and insanely fun to play in Commander, it feels out of place, and seems more likely to create salt than a win. 

Final Thoughts

Planeswalkers as commanders has been a much argued topic within the Commander community. As of now, the official rules state "no." However, I urge individuals to build anyway. 

For my Fridge Thoughts: I have discovered that building around a planeswalker, specifically a themed planeswalker, creates an interesting deck-building restriction. Restrictions can help work out one's deck-building muscles, and I found that Narset of the Ancient Way did exactly that. Worried about building narrowly or having your playgroup say they don't want to play against a 'walker commander? Have a supplemental commander (in this case, I would swap Narset of the Ancient Way with Narset, Enlightened Master). At the end of the day, having a Rule 0 conversation regardless of your commander's legality is important in order to cultivate a healthy play environment.

Also, having a planeswalker as a commander seems pretty neat, right?