Cerebral Vortex


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Guildpact Rare

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Cerebral Vortex


Target player draws two cards, then Cerebral Vortex deals damage to that player equal to the number of cards he or she has drawn this turn.

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Cerebral Vortex Discussion

CaptSillva on Niv-Mizzet and the Izzet Draw/Burn Deck

5 days ago

So basically you are going for a Nekusar, the Mindrazer type deck minus the black? Well here are a few cards you could consider Kami of the Crescent Moon, Jace Beleren, Temple Bell, Fevered Visions, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Ophidian Eye, and Cerebral Vortex.

Also something worth mentioning, Day's Undoing does not trigger your commander's effect. this is because Day's ends the turn as part of the effect and by doing so removes all of your commander's effect triggers from the stack. However, the deck recycle would still be quite useful I suppose.

dotytron on Grixis Card Disadvantage

1 month ago

i would out Tezzeret the Schemer as well, t4 if we have the mana we normally wont need ramp, and his other abilities dont feel relevant enough at the point. i would slot in Cerebral Vortex for him personally

i do think Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind is big for Modern, and honestly without wheel cards he prolly wouldnt play well here anyway

as far as Damnable Pact i would keep it, imo it only gets better the longer the game goes on... but if you wanted to remove it i would say Molten Psyche like you said

xcesiv on Grixis Card Disadvantage

1 month ago

Thanks so much for the input, both of you! I'm down for either direction with the deck. dotytron, I think mattman856 was trying to go more heavily leaning towards making them have a larger hand size and killing them with cards like Ebony Owl Netsuke, Gaze of Adamaro, Sword of War and Peace, etc. Currently, both work well together in the deck. However, dotytron, I think was more correct in the original theme and it not leaving. The other kind of evolved from the first, if that makes sense.

dotytron, Toil / Trouble was actually in the original standard version of the deck. Decided to take it out because of speed. I'd love to see it come back if there's room for it. Cerebral Vortex I've been having a hard time thinking of where to slot it. I just recently learned of it myself. Removing Damnable Pact is definitely an option (theoretically the same slot). I guess I don't see how it best fits. Where were you thinking. Also, I've never actually heard of Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind until you posted it. Do you think it's too big though for Modern? I'm interested to see what you'd take out and slot in, in general.

mattman856, the Tezzeret the Schemer were really added as replacements to Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas (who I wont lie, I have a soft spot for). But to be honest, it hasn't faired well. I thought it'd be a good addition alongside making Fatal Push a little bit better when I needed it. Disciple of Deceit + Smuggler's Copter works great when it happens. The Kederekt Parasite also offers another early crew member for the vehicles. If it's speed the deck is worried about, it provides something there. I'm all for putting Fate Unraveler back into the board.

Tezzeret the Schemer can definitely come out. He's been meh.

dotytron on Grixis Card Disadvantage

1 month ago

Toil / Troubleis the one i first was thinking, but also the cards such as Browbeat,Burning Inquiry,Collective Defiance,Molten Psyche,Wheel of Fate for red and Dark Deal,Painful Lesson,Sign in Blood for black and Ancestral Vision,Compulsive Research,Wistful Thinking for blue

also Cerebral Vortex and Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind feel kinda automatic to me

and mattman856 they are for added pain from Spiteful Visions and Kederekt Parasite

mmcxii on Draw, Discard, Die

2 months ago

When I played Nekusar I found that bounce effects were a mana efficient way of dealing with permanents. Cyclonic Rift overloaded into any Wheel of Fortune clone deals with any issues your opponents present.

Also for your viewing pleasure: Cerebral Vortex, Molten Psyche, Windfall, Forced Fruition, Hive Mind, Skyscribing the list goes on and on

The7thBobba on Draw til you die

2 months ago

Looks spectacularly harsh and cruel, dude. Congratulations on making your first deck!

You have just about all the pieces to make one hell of a nasty wheel of pain!

I have a few suggestions:

Kederekt Parasite adds even more pain, as does Nin, the Pain Artist.

Cerebral Vortex and Toil would be super mean.

Spiteful Visions is an extra Nekusar on an enchantment.

And speaking of the commander himself, if you can slap lifelink onto him, hoooo boy! I personallt prefer Loxodon Warhammer and Vampiric Link.

Stay frosty, and well done, mate!

droslag on Draw Yourself a Card my Man

3 months ago

yoooooooo you could consider splashin blue for like Fevered Visions might be difficult, but that enchantment is sick af... Cerebral Vortex Runeflare Trap

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