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Deadly Tempest Discussion
1 week ago
Yes she would.
I bought the precon solely to add her to my list, shes like an additional/budget Snapcaster Mage
I used to run Black Sun's Zenith but I found it to need way too much mana to work as intended, i would replace it with Toxic Deluge, as its only 3 mana and the life you pay is almost always less than the combat damage you're avoiding
Same with dragon mage, chasm skulker and kederekt parasite, theyre both good but mage is way to heavy on mana and usually doesn't make it to combat, same with jace's archivist, although he is insane ive found my opponents never let him use his ability
Kederekt is great, but many games my opponents just kill off my red devotion to nullify it
Black vise is decent, but focusing on global damage is usually better, since wheels and Underworld Dreams hit every one of your opponents
Howling mine and font arent bad on paper, but usually end up beingba free Phyrexian Arena effect for opponents and draws them into answers to your pain spells
Dynamo is also good, but id cut those 4 artifacts in favor of the signets/talisman for ramp and colored mana filtering
Dreadbore isnt a bad card, but its relatively low impact in multiplayer when you could cast an Evacuation, Blasphemous Actor punish heavy creature threats potentially for lethal with Rakdos Charm and/or Deadly Tempest
Finally, Spiteful Visions and Phyrexian Tyranny type of draw hate are very strong, but after playing both ive found that you die to the damage more than opponents due to draw engines such as Consecrated Sphinx or Waste Not
To make a long story short, i would cut many of the creatures that dont draw you cards or deal damage without any conditions, along with any single target spells excepting countermagic, i would replace them with more creature board wipes since that is the deck's main weakness, along with colored mana rocks to ramp into your enchantments and wheels faster, and the rest i would eventually add the very few wheels you are missing
Hope that helps
2 weeks ago
I been playing "nekusar" since he was released and he is my pet edh deck, ive made it insanely tuned and competitive over the years and i have written a primer if you want to see what a budgetless, fully tuned and finished nekusar looks like
Also, you misspelled his name :/ lol
From what i see, you need significantly more creature hate to protect your lack of reliable blockers/combat,
Also nekusar is a wizard/spell deck, that said you have way too many high-cost creatures with low impact/extremely easy to remove, id run 10 creatures at absolute maximum,Waste Not gives you all the blockers you need to combi off
Your also missing Memory Jar, one of if not the best wheel in the deck because you can exile cards with it, and you are missing the 2 combo cards that make the deck relevant in the first place, Dream Halls and Mind Over Matter
See my primer for the reasoning behind these
May your wheels bring you fortune
3 weeks ago
Cards I think are still bad here:Sarkhan Unbroken is just for lols, he's fine if you have a board to support him but he basically just says "here I am attack me till I die" and in EDH that's not doing enough I don't think.
Karthus is still a terrible card to play. There are enough reanimator effects, clone effects, steal before resolution effects etc. etc. that the second he's out of your hand and library he's a liability to you ever winning the game. Would not play.
Deathbringer Regent is slow and conditional for a wipe. Why not play Damnation or literally any wrath spell. Heck for a 6 drop you could be playing Akroma's Vengeance to wipe everything or Austere Command for versatility or Catastrophe as a spell that locks you into a winning position, or Deadly Tempest to stay in colour but add a face-beating to your opponents who are going wide, and on and on. There are WAY WAY WAY better options than this sub-par beater who plays into tribal theme.
I think Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon is kind of a win-more card here. I guess it trades for one removal but I don't think it will win you games with its infect ability, and it's other abilities keep you very heavy in black which you're already dipping to with reanimator.
Fist of Suns helps you to cast 8 cards in your deck, and not by much; also requires you to have perfect 5c fixing whereas you are leaning towards having a heavier jund theme. I'd cut for a straight up rock or tribal profit card so it is dead less often. Does NOT remove commander tax (I.e. it cuts cost of your commander by 4 but realistically you're ramping so hard and have other cheapening effects that do it already, playing your commander is the purest form of gravy in magic I've conceived of. "Oh do I already have stupid mana and a field of dragons? Guess I'll dump 9 in all 5 colours to draw 5 cards and use an omniscience one time, plus have lethal in 2 turns"
Not sure why you took out Wasitora, Nekoru Queen because forced sacrifice is great against voltron and incidental large tokens which are fucking cute are pretty nice. She's a political powerhouse, in your theme colours and comes out fast, dodging indestructible, hexproof, etc. etc.
Mana base can still be corrected, there are individual cards that have purely better replacements (and I don't mean duals for shocks, you're fine there) like Murmuring bosk, which is a nice card in that it taps for 3 colour, but it will ALWAYS come in tapped and then hurts you to produce its two colours beyond green. I guess it's nice that you can search for it as a forest? I would rather just be playing more dual types that don't hurt me or sandsteppe citadel honestly.
4 weeks ago
Nekusar is my favorite commander and ive been tuning him since printing, I noticed a fellow nekusar player needs some help
My list certainly isnt budget bit its very fast and competitive, maybe itll give you some ideas! Its a primer in progress
Competitive multiplayer nekusar primer if you want to see what a Competitive primer looks like :)
Some budget options i would recommend
Mindcrank + bloodchief ascension = infinite mill/damage/life
Hope that helps :) big ups to the lich king
1 month ago
1 month ago
Ive been tuning a competitive nekusar deck since he was first printed, maybe itll give you some ideas.. i used to run most of these cards but they are long obselete to me, especially the Howling Mine effects, they are generally bad. Yes they add 1 damage a turn with nekusar, but they also provide your opponents with multiple Phyrexian Arena draws per turn, and in my years of experience that almost ALWAYS draws them into answers for nekusar and pain, removing the damage and getting free card draw.
Nekusar wins easiest by chaining Wheel of Fortune effects in a storm-like fashion, most "upkeep draw" effects are too slow and usually get you killed before you can kill your opponents, especially with the hate he draws.
Nekusar's abilities support a spellslinger deck, this makes him VERY weak to creatures, so a lack of things like Damnation, Evacuation, Toxic Deluge and Blasphemous Act should be auto-include, as well as stuff like Rakdos Charm and/or Deadly Tempest, you are severely lacking in countermagic and protection as well :/ and your creature base is remarkably high for a wizard deck,
Hopefully my pet deck list gives you some ideas, ive been working on it for 5 years
1 month ago
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
Hope this helps
1 month 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
.. 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