get Kiora.......she is better in nearly every way
Both are strong, but I feel N3 is win more, whereas Kiora is probably win even if losing.
Three reasons why I bought Nissa 3:
1. I already have Kiora. She really needs to be your first choice.
2. I wanted another G/U option.
3. I don't have a lot of the key Cycling goodies, but I do have New Perspectives. As such I'm not actually using Cycling that much unless it's an objective (or Trial of Zeal), so why not join in on all the "fun".
@Steeme New Perspectives is the key to cycling. Shadowstorm Vizier can take Drake Haven's slot but no other cards give you more cards and have a net negative casting cost.
New Perspectives gives you mana with each new cycle card. Pump Vizier just like the Drake only slower.
Yep. There are lots of ways to break cycling. Just pointing out not having the full set can still cause infinite loops.
Thanks for the insight. I found that the Vizier was too slow, but I'm biased as that was my experience in the Trial of Zeal 3.x nodes.
I tried Nissa 3 just now, using Sandworm Convergence, Harbinger of Tides for bounce, Channeler Initiate for ramp and a strong body, then New perspectives and cycling stuff.
Once you pop Nissa's 3rd, the game is pretty much over. Just cycle cards to pump your creatures, plus you get free mana for more fuel. It's off the charts. More powerful than Kiora actually, because I find the Octopus token will just get removed the next turn.
I also decided to whale out, bought the big crystal pack and pulled the lever of the slot machine. One of my packs fizzled, which should come as no surprise, but I did manage to get Drake Haven and Lay Claim.
So make some room boys and girls, I'm jumpin' on the bandwagon.