Ad Nauseam


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare

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Ad Nauseam


Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.

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Ad Nauseam Discussion

duffman24 on Grody Black Things

3 hours ago

A couple things that might help this deck:

Ramp: Burnished Hart, Bubbling Muck, Charcoal Diamond, Cabal Stronghold, and Myriad Landscape.

Draw (aka find combos): Barren Moor, Polluted Mire, Skullclamp, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Read the Bones, Twilight Prophet, and Necropotence.

Budget Tutors: Mausoleum Secrets.

Not-as Budget Tutors: Beseech the Queen, Diabolic Intent, and Diabolic Revelation (for late game shenanigans).

Controlly things: Plaguecrafter, Fleshbag Marauder, Ravenous Chupacabra, Imp's Mischief, and Innocent Blood (personal favorite).

Win cons (not that you need more): Torment of Hailfire.

Also fun fact, if you're interested in storm and would rather play black, you can actually make a pretty mean storm deck with just black and Sidisi would be great at the helm. You could even just build a second Sidisi deck and keep this one the way it is. Cards like Ad Nauseam and Tendrils of Agony would be how to win.

SaberTech on Ancestral Animar

2 days ago

If there is someone at the table who is running Ad Nauseam or Necropotence it may actually be the best course of action to try to poke them as much as possible. You have to balance it against the risk of someone casting Toxic Deluge.

pizzagod13 on Unmoored Ego

3 days ago

Whoops, just realized it only targets a single card. So Ad Nauseam is a bad example of an effective use of the card.

Sadistic Sacrament would actually work well in this case.

Also sorry about double post just wanted to clarify my error.

pizzagod13 on Unmoored Ego

3 days ago

I mean it seems fine if your opponent can only win with a single specific card. There are plenty of decks in modern like that Ad Nauseam which only runs 2(?) cards that win at one copy each.

However, it is awful in anything else. Surgical Extraction at least does something in other match ups. Also there are other lesser known options that do the same thing like Sadistic Sacrament.

HelixSnapHelix on Kess Storm (pod EDH)

4 days ago

I took Ad Nauseam out in favor for Cruise and Time. That's where I was a little curious about your opinion, given that Naus is a huge card for Lab Man. Without Naus, is the lab man combo worth it? Is it better to keep Naus in, or just a different take?

WhatevWorks on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

6 days ago

Hi. I made a Ramos storm list for Competitive EDH, and it's a blast to pilot.

Initial D Ramos

Commander / EDH WhatevWorks

SCORE: 1 | 164 VIEWS

My friends just call it "Solitaire," because if you don't get screwed on draws, you end up playing by yourself on turn 2/3. Always fun. The purpose of the deck is to play Ad Nauseam as quickly as possible, draw 15 cards, storm off, and win.

Side note: If you think I should make a primer, please let me know.

Hope you check it out. Thanks.

HelixSnapHelix on Errozone2

1 week ago

Hey, so here is the deck I copy and pasted and modified a bit:

I took out Pyroblast and Notion Thief because I don't play against enough blue decks to justify it, and replaced them with Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time. At that point, I figured with those two and Time Spiral, Ad Nauseam would have the potential to do just way too much damage to me to be worth it. I took it out, and thought for a bit on what could possibly ever replace a card like that in a deck like this. I ended up adding Whir of Invention to EoT Aetherflux Reservoir, but now I'm left wondering if it's even a lab man deck or not now. Is Mind's Desire and Demonic Consultation really what fuel the lab man win, and are they enough on their own? Or at this point, without Nauseam, is it even worth having lab man in the deck?

I also revised the lands a bit as well. I have the duals, and I wanted to use the cool new battlebond dual lands, since this is for competitive pod commander, not 1v1 or anything.

What are your thoughts on my version?

SamsWrath on Grenzo ft. DJ Doomsday | Competitive Primer

2 weeks ago

Snuff Out's cmc is higher than the deck wants to run. It has an excellent alternative cost but, the deck wants to stay away from as many cards over 3cmc as possible because of Ad Nauseam. I tested Cruel Tutor for a while and it's just too slow. For 3cmc putting the searched card on top of the library and paying life feels like a steep cost. I'd rather just pay 4cmc and use a Diabolic Tutor which, isn't making the case for Cruel Tutor look good. With regard to Fork and Reverberate there are a couple issues. If you play a few hundred games with this deck you'll notice that you have 2 regularly occurring mana issues: 1) getting at least 1 red to cast Grenzo, Dungeon Warden and 2) getting 3 black to cast Doomsday. Fork and Reverberate both operate outside the easily obtainable colors/amounts of mana needed to make Fork and Reverberate effective. They are also both somewhat situational because if there's nothing good to copy then you're sitting on a dead card. Personally, when it comes to countering a counter, I would rather stick with Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast and Burnout. They have a smaller life impact when you Ad Nauseam and they are a LOT easier to cast in a pinch. This deck is very tight on mana--you may not even have that extra red you need to fire off a Fork or Reverberate to copy a counter spell when you need it.

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