Ad Nauseam


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Ad Nauseam Discussion

zacharyrtz on Alela esper stax/pillow fort

21 hours ago

Considering you have Phyrexian Unlife and Solemnity (presumably for Necro), you might as well try out Ad Nauseam and Decree of Silence for a lock. The deck looks cool so far, though.

alechodgin23 on K’rrik, Combo Reanimate

1 day ago

Cool build bro. Definitely a +1 from me!

My only advice is more card draw. You're cheating Mana cost with this deck which means you're playing out your hand faster than most, which in turn means you need more card draw than most to really be consistent and also have those explosive turns this commander is typically so good at.

Luckily for you black has some great options! You are already have 3 of the best BUT Phyrexian Arena , Disciple of Bolas , and Necropotence are the only reliable sources you have. Vilis, Broker of Blood is an incredible card but should not be considered as a reliable source of card draw, but more of a win con for the late game. Bloodgift Demon is also a really cool card but he's a body that your deck won't even use since it doesn't win by combat, and 5 Mana to draw a card next turn isn't worth it. You should have AT LEAST 10 reliable sources that can be viable in the early AND late game!

Here are a few more to consider:

Sanguimancy , Morbid Curiosity , Read the Bones , Dark Prophecy , Ad Nauseam , Smothering Abomination , Syphon Mind , and even Skullclamp

Those are some incredible cards but if you'd like some more ideas, check out this list that some people put together on tapped out: List of EDH Draw Cards

Its a list of all relevant draw cards in EDH.

Hope this helped!

RNR_Gaming on Who would you partner with ...

2 days ago

The support and the clues are interesting but the stipulation that makes it so you have to block with both is a tad off putting especially for some groups. I like the idea of Serra Ascendant because you can just start chunking the Ad Nauseam players life right out of the gate. Also, commanders that like artifacts like Braya and arcum dagson come to mind too to profit off the clues.

Vlasiax on ₣₳₦₲ɆĐ ₮ⱧⱤɆ₳₮₴ (ⱧɎ₱ɆⱤ ₳₲₲ⱤɆ₴₴łVɆ V₳₥₱łⱤɆ₴)

1 month ago

While at it - I think this deck needs Ad Nauseam . Thanks to the low mana curve you can easily draw like 20 cards at once.

LVL_666 on The Phyrexian Chef

1 month ago

Whitehamma, Citadel is a good card, to make it sweeter there's a Promo with alternate art that I recommend picking up if the card ever gains popularity. I wouldn't say it's necessarily better than Ad Nauseam , as it is far more vulnerable to removal than an instant would ever be. But again, it depends on how your deck is optimized to mitigate that. For Hatred , I think proxying it in first is a smart move - it's far too expensive of a card to just go and get - and it might not even work out in the long run. Early game though, it would be a complete WTF murder blast to some unsuspecting opponent - the best part would be that it wouldn't be at any additional cost to you with the exception of the 4 life lost to pay for the (assuming you're going in with your Commander). I look forward to hearing how these suggestions work out for you.

GreenHamma on The Phyrexian Chef

1 month ago

LVL_666Don't be sorry about throwing card suggestions. Someone will always think of something or some strategy another has not. Just like if i make a process to build a cabinet, even if its a top not process, someone that comes in with new eyes will ask something about it or find something that works better.

Bolas's Citadel this has been suggested before. I'm still thinking about it, I will play test it. I honestly think it's better than Ad Nauseam just because you aren't forced to pay life to draw it then pay mana to cast it. Plus each opponent loses 10 life if mixed with Exquisite Blood it would supply the fuel for the deck. Good recommendation.

I will budget Hatred in and maybe proxie to see if it adds to the deck, early game and no counters it would wreck. Thanks for the tips

LVL_666 on The Phyrexian Chef

1 month ago

Ole' Skidaddle-doodle is a worthy inclusion in the deck. I think it will serve you well in knocking out pesky opponents. I'm more on the fence about Platinum Angel - it's a combo piece that has somewhat limited synergy with your Commander . Sorry to keep throwing card suggestions for you to deliberate over but another card came to mind - what do you think of Bolas's Citadel ? In a way, it has somewhat similar functionality to Ad Nauseam , but with a bit more restraint. Combine the previously mentioned with Aetherflux Reservoir + Sensei's Divining Top and you have an infinite combo that quickly rolls over the whole table. Again, might be a bit outside the original design of the deck - but worth mentioning. Just for clarification on how this works:

With all three cards in play( Bolas's Citadel + Aetherflux Reservoir + Sensei's Divining Top ), you play the top card of your library - until you hit your 2nd land, but that is where Sensei's comes into play to prevent that scenario - hopefully. As you continue casting spells you would be able to mitigate the damage dealt to you via the cumulative life gain effects of Aetherflux triggers. Worst case scenario you have a bunch of cards in play that you can use to just be so far ahead you win the game the next turn, or outright win the same turn you assemble the combo.

As for

Ole' Skitt combos? Nothing outside of the ol' turn sidways + pump strategy. Hatred is a fun card that comes out of nowhere, but you can definitely be shut down Hard if that spell flops because the annoying Blue player thought it'd be funny. Maybe the risk isn't worth it? I definitely understand if you think so. Again, just a thought.

AlwaysSleepy on OONA, Queen of the Combo

1 month ago

yo fellow oona fam

I do have lots to share about what I think about the list. I think that we have different goals in mind - you have more combos in your deck, the list I put together is more lean on the CMC and focuses more on being an efficient Ad Nauseam deck, I notice you don't run this card.

My experience with some of the lands you run is they don't offer too much. Sunken Ruins , Strip Mine , Reliquary Tower , Academy Ruins I have not been big on, and colorless lands in general not called Ancient Tomb I just stopped playing.

I never played too much with Citadel cause I think Naus is stornger in the slot I have for that in the deck. I kept the list I ran to slim combos in Scepter/Reversal and Grim/Power, you run both too. I didn't like Basalt/Rings I felt it was too slow, so I cut it. 2 is good with me. I also found Stroke of Genius mostly redundant and I just use Oona now.

I like Consult/LabMan, and I should add it to mine. I'll do that after I type this up.

Walker wise I dislike walkers in storm but with Consult we should run new Jace.

Most other cards are alright - I cut down on higher CMC things vs. your list, and you have more outlets.

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Ad Nauseam occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.13%

Golgari: 0.11%