"Nissa , Voice of Zendikar: Land powered!"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD
Now that I have finally decided to buy a Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis duel deck I wanted to focus on these two planeswalkers and so I first talk about the 3 mana costing Nissa , Voice of Zendikar who comes in with 3 loyalty counters.
Her first ability allows you to put a 0/1 creature token that will serve as early protecter against those who would want to prevent you from achieving her ultimate ability.
The second ability is a -2 that allows you to put a +1/+1 counter on all your creatures. This suggests that a deck that could put in a lot of 1/1 tokens would benefit from Nissa , Voice of Zendikar and she should fit nicely into Saproling decks or Tokens of the Selesnya Enclave who just produce too much of those to handle.
Her ultimate ability is a -7 one that lets you gain X life and draw X card where is is the number of lands you control. Since Nissa demands green mana this would be great in a mono green deck or any deck that has green in its combination of colors. Ramping up mana is a green thing to do and with the abundance of land that would be dumped into play expect Nissa to give you tons of land and tons of cards as well.
Easily the most expensive card ins this duel deck I look forward to adding her to a future Selesnya deck I would be doing. I thought that I would be able to add her to my existing Sultai superfriends deck but her abilities are much suited to a deck that produces lots of tokens or generate lots of land.
In conclusion I might not need her in my Sultai Superfriends deck after all. Hmmmmm