Cephalid Coliseum

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Realms Mythic Rare
Odyssey Uncommon

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Cephalid Coliseum

Land

Tap: Add to your mana pool. Cephalid Coliseum deals 1 damage to you.

Threshold symol:U, Tap, Sacrifice Cephalid Coliseum: Target player draws three cards, then discards three cards. Activate this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.

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Cephalid Coliseum Discussion

KIngWiggins on Selling Cards

5 days ago

Hello again all, I have found a bunch more that I'd like to sell for personal reasons, so if anyone wants to help out, I'd greatly appreciate it.
For anything over $25 I'll track, otherwise add $2 for tracking if requested.

For Sale:
Doubling Season $52
Karn Liberated $55
Jace, the Mind Sculptor $65
Flooded Strand $11
Akroma, Angel of Wrath $6
Botanical Sanctum $3
Concealed Courtyard $4
Inspiring Vantage $3
2x Blinkmoth Nexus $4 each Inquisition of Kozilek $3
Homeward Path $3
Pithing Needle $3
Thousand-Year Elixir $4
4x Cephalid Coliseum $2 each
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn slightly lp prerelease foil $30
Sower of Temptation $7
Hallowed Fountain $6
Master of Waves $2
Hurkyl's Recall $3
Lord of Atlantis JPN $8
4x Lord of Atlantis various sets and conditions $3 each
4x Silvergill Adept 2x Eng, 2x Portuguese $2 eng, $1 Portuguese
Hallowed Burial $10
Tamiyo, the Moon Sage $15
3x Golgari Thug $4 each
4x Narcomoeba $2 each
3x Golgari Grave-Troll $3 each
2x Street Wraith $7
1x Street Wraith $9
3x Bridge from Below $7 each
Bridge from Below $5
3x Cabal Therapy $1 each 3x Gitaxian Probe (1x LP) $1 each Shizo, Death's Storehouse $7
Phyrexian Metamorph JPN $6
Fyndhorn Elves $5
Loxodon Warhammer Russian $10
Gemstone Mine $5
Lightning Bolt $5
Chain Lightning $5
Serum Visions old Arena promo $10

Again I appreciate any help anyone can provide.

goblinguiderevealpls on Grix and Stones, Draw Cards and Break Bones

6 days ago

Some budget land ideas as well as some ideas to support your largely basic landbase, starting with the latter

With Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and/or a lot of basic swamps in which you already have, Bubbling Muck becomes a powerhouse ritual often outperforming Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual,

same goes for basic islands and High Tide, easily ramping you to victory at very low $ and mana cost

Alternatively, you could take advantage of basic lands and artifact mana and run things like Price of Progress, Blood Moon, Back to Basics or Contamination to punish the use of nonbasic lands

Some budget yet value non-basics to consider:

Cephalid ColiseumGeier Reach SanitariumArcane LighthouseDesolate LighthouseHalimar DepthsRiptide LaboratoryBuried RuinMirrorpoolOpal PalaceBojuka BogCanyon SloughThespian's StageCrypt of the Eternals

goblinguiderevealpls on Nekusar, The Mind Razer

1 week ago

Like i said in the original post, nekusar hates creatures, in fact he kind of hates anything living/not dead lol. he is a wizard spell commander and his ability revolves around draw spells, therefore i would run 2 or 3 nekusar and very few actual combat creatures

Nekusar is a wizard, he isnt meant for combat he is meant to augment spells :) thraximundar and gravecrawler are good cards, but those are meant for zombie tribal. Which is usually dimir, but thrax is a different deck entirely and costs too much to hard cast so basically is asking for reanimation

If you want a zombie tribal deck, Sedris, the Traitor King or Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is your man, both have a place in my heart but sadly zombie tribal is very slow and often doesnt perform well.. i used to play grimgrin but his performance dissapointed me and he is the "best" zombie tribal commander, even invested/tuned he still was meh :/

Personally, id remove most of the creatures outside of nekusar and replace it with rituals and wheels

To make a long story short, If i were to make a budget list itd look like:

Enchantment 6

3x Waste Not

3x Megrim

Creature 9

3x Nekusar, the Mindrazer

4x Nightscape Familiar

2x Archfiend of Ifnir

Mass draw/discard spells 10

3x Reforge the Soul

3x Burning Inquiry

2x Windfall

2x Whispering Madness

Counterspell + mass draw/graveyard shuffle 8

4x Commit / Memory

4x Arcane Denial

Ritual goodstuff 7

4x Dark Ritual

3x Seething Song

20 land

2x Bojuka Bog

3x Cephalid Coliseum

3x Crumbling Necropolis

3x Crypt of the Eternals

4x mountain

3x island

2x swamp

goblinguiderevealpls on Nekusar, The Mind Razer

1 week ago

Hey @screamer51.

I love nekusar and everything about him, I started building him as soon as he was spoiled, and now have an insanely tuned and budgetless competitive multiplayer edh deck

Anyways, what would I recommend for budget casual constructed?

As you can see by my deck, i learned that nekusar loves Wheel of Fortune and is more of a spellslinger draw theme than zombie tribal.

That being said, if you want to build around the lich king, creatures should be your last priority,

If i were to make a casual nekusar constructed that is effective, i would run things like Reforge the Soul, Liliana's Caress, Time Reversal

In a 20 life format, nekusar only needs 3 "draw 7" or mass loot spells to kill an opponent, and thankfully a majority of these are cheap.

Reforge the Soul

Day's Undoing

Waste Not

Megrim

Fevered Visions

Wheel of Fate

Burning Inquiry

Windfall

Whispering Madness

Molten Psyche

Dark Deal

Cerebral Vortex

Winds of Change

Second to wheels and forced draw, nekusar is kind of high cmc for a creature, so things like Nightscape Familiar can help you cast more spells faster, speaking of more spells, grixis has access to a beautiful array of rituals that you can chain into nekusar much earlier than turn 5 and also allow you to cast more wheels after refreshing your hand

The budget rituals include

High Tide

Bubbling Muck

Dark Ritual

Seething Song

Desperate Ritual

Pyretic Ritual

Cabal Ritual

Cards like Geth's Grimoire and Jace's Archivist can easily win you the game if left unchecked, and there are other forms of draw damage in Phyrexian Tyranny Fevered Visions Underworld Dreams Spiteful Visions

As far as cheap counterspells, Arcane Denial is BONKERS cuz it can deal draw damage with its draw, Sign in Blood is a cheap card draw that you can use to draw OR kill opponents by stacking it with nekusar.

Cards that save you from wheels decking you out

Memory

Library of Leng

Laboratory Maniac

Other than "wheel" and countermagic, you can also mill opponents with Mindcrank or Sphinx's Tutelage, reanimate wheeled creatures with stuff like Stitch Together, or run discard like Despise or Duress, and Cephalid Coliseum is INSANE as a cheap 1-of in edh, id be scared to see what 3 or 4 could do.

Lastly, a spell decks worst weakmess is CREATURES

now im going to assume you're not going to be slinging Damnation around, but theres tons of budget alternatives in the likely case that opponents will have more creatures than you

Deadly Tempest

Decree of Pain

Extinguish All Hope

And if you're still itching to run creatures even though i would not advise many, here are a few options thar nekusar has liked in the past

Nightscape Familiar

Kederekt Parasite

Sire Of Insanity

Goblin Electromancer

Jace's Archivist

Magus of the Wheel

Magus of the Jar

Fate Unraveler

Master of the Feast

Noggle Ransacker

Whirlpool Warrior

Laboratory Maniac

Hope this helps

goblinguiderevealpls on Deckusar, the Handrazer

2 weeks ago

Those are the priciest in the deck, though, most of the wheels and non foil cards were budget friendly.. yea i was restricted by budget for the first 3 years, but i built it more Fork / Dark Ritual + wheels, i find the upkeep draws like Howling Mine give your opponents too much card advantage/answers without Notion Thief and is just pure card advantage to opponents without nekusar or Underworld Dreams effects.

Some budget options

Cephalid Coliseum

Fevered Visions

Memory Jar

Toxic Deluge

High Tide

Notion Thief

Bubbling Muck

Seething Song

Vandalblast

Cyclonic Rift

Blasphemous Act

Oppression

Magus of the Wheel

Words of Waste

Magus of the Will

Deadly Tempest

Breathstealer's Crypt

Magus of the Jar

Trinket Mage

Winds of Change

Memory

Dualcaster Mage

Riptide Laboratory

Past in Flames

Mizzix's Mastery

Phyrexian Arena

Psychosis Crawler

Day's Undoing

Time Reversal

Winds of Change

Whispering Madness

Phyrexian Tyranny

Underworld Dreams

Fate Unraveler

Increasing Vengeance

Reverberate

Twincast

Cabal Ritual

Decree of Pain

Sire Of Insanity

Dream Halls

Archfiend of Ifnir

Runehorn Hellkite

Anvil of Bogardan

.. i could go on, i wasn't speaking purely of the budget cards i was just pointing out ive put 6 years and a lot of money into building mine so there are some budget ideas in that list

TheLitchKing on The 8th Plague: Locust God of Math

2 weeks ago

It's too bad it doesn't have convoke instead of improvise to make it free.

I'm just curious - how has Cephalid Coliseum been for you? I don't have it in my deck and I'm wondering if it's worth it.

thegigibeast on Dramatic Locust

1 month ago

Ok, I still have a few comments/questions about what you guyz have said:

@merrowMania

I know Imperial Recruiter is a good creature tutor, but the only relevant combo piece it could get is a Phantasmal Image, since the other ones have a greater power... It would have been a no brainer if I had more creatures in the list, but for now it will not make the cut. Maybe it will get tested later on, but not now.

@n0bunga

This deck is not a 1vs1 deck, it is a multiplayer one, designed to play in 4 players pod, so I don't see Lightning Storm and Master the Way as viable cards in here. Kozilek, Butcher of Truth has been suggested couple times now, so I will look towards the inclusion. At first, I did not thaught about him because I wanted to have a low average CMC (at 2.16 for now) with a lot of cheap interaction spells. The more it has been suggested, the more I started thinking, and the more I wanted to include it in. The thing is, I need to have ways to play with it without my commander, because I will not cast Kozilek a lot, it would be there to recycle back my entire graveyard, and like it has been mentionned before, it would let me get infinite tokens once I have infinite mana through infinite cycling with the commander, winning with damage. I simply don't know what to remove for it yet.

@Ohthenoises @sonnet666

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth will definitely come in as soon as I know what to remove. Cutting the Ashnod + Clamp combo seems the way to free 2 slots, since those are dead cards outside of combo... For now I will remove those two to include Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Transmute Artifact. But I would simply like to know how Blood Moon affects my High Tide plan? I run quite a lot of basics, so it would not affect me a lot... And I think it would be pretty good against 3+ colors decks?

Also, I am thinking about Cephalid Coliseum as a land, would let me pitch some cards that clogs my hands like a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth stuck in there in early turns.... Any more ideas?

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