Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast and Mark Rosewater’s Making Magic column, check out a legend decades in the making from Commander Legends — Nevinyrral, Urborg Tyrant and his famous disk!
Nevinyrral has been a name from Magic’s history ever since Alpha thanks to his iconic artifact, Nevinyrral’s Disk. The original way to blow everything up has been a constructed and Commander staple through most of the game’s lifespan, so it’s only fitting the Zombie Wizard and former king of Urborg got his own card. Check out Nevinyrral, Urborg Tyrant’s many abilities.
The esper legend has hexproof from the card types he is known for destroying. If you want to interact with Nevinyrral, it will have to be on the stack or with an instant, sorcery, land, or planeswalker (something that didn’t exist in the game when his disk debuted).
Nevinyrral likes to enter the battlefield after some serious damage was done, resulting in a nice army of the dead. He also combos with himself if you play him after using his third ability.
If you’re lacking his disk, Nevinyrral supplies it by himself, just like in his lore. Of course, Nevinyrral doesn’t enter the battlefield tapped, so for six mana instead of four (plus the one to activate), Nevinyrral can inflict mutual destruction like his namesake card.
Nevinyrral’s Disk is making a comeback in Commander Legends as well, receiving the extended frame variant.
It’s a perfect flavor fit to include both cards in the same deck. What do you think of Nevinyrral, Urborg Tyrant? Feel the need to make a new Commander deck now? Let us know in the comments!