Geth's Grimoire

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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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Darksteel Uncommon

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Geth's Grimoire

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Whenever an opponent discards a card, you may draw a card.

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Geth's Grimoire Discussion

TheRedGoat on Hurt - Nekusar Wheels

2 days ago

From personal experience, I can say that the Magus is only worth it if you try to run more creature support, and the same is likely true for Sigil of Sleep.

Personally I like to run Exquisite Blood and Sangromancer in multiplayer games to keep me alive longer. Or if I'm feeling a little crazy I'll play Crumbling Sanctuary.

For your competitive build I'd actually recommend taking out Otherworld Atlas for Words of Waste. The atlas can combo with Mind Over Matter, but that is likely going to be removed on the spot (and be more color intensive), where as Geth's Grimoire and Waste Not are more likely to stick around and synergize with the words of waste to me. It is a more mana intensive card, but the pay off is super worth it in regards to also bypassing some of your own hate effects like Spiteful Visions and Phyrexian Tyranny. Words of War and Words of Wind are the other parts of the cycle like this that you could run but those are less guaranteed to pay off in multiplayer.

I've also utilized Arcane Laboratory to great effect, but that one may be counter-intuitive to your competitive version of the deck.

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

Mac_Apple on Waste Not Torment

1 month ago

Megrim, Sangromancer, Geth's Grimoire, and Liliana's Caress obviously.

Fate Unraveler and Underworld Dreams to compliment Dark Deal.

Maybe one Painful Quandary.

Geier Reach Sanitarium. If they discard a land, you get your mana back.

Ruthless Sniper could have some real fun here.

And definitely some creature removal, such as Murderous Cut.

SteelSentry on Tymaret, the Discard King

1 month ago

Mass discard is a "mean" strategy, and I think you may have built this list afraid to be the villain. It looks like you tried to hybrid an aggressive deck and a cruel control deck, and those don't really work together. First thing I would do is slow down the deck, and put in more longevity.

A lot of your discard is low-impact. Black Cat, for example, only makes one opponent discard once. Why not play, for example, Hypnotic Specter, which can hit multiple times. In addition, I would add things that benefit off of discard, like Liliana's Caress, Sangromancer, Geth's Grimoire, and Waste Not. Symmetrical effects are a little harder to build around, but things like Sire Of Insanity, Oppression, and Bottomless Pit can really get your job done faster. Notion Thief can prevent your opponents from refilling their hand, and Torment of Hailfire is a good finisher from HOU.

In addition, Tymaret already wants you to have tokens, so I would beef up that sub-theme, adding things like Ophiomancer and Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder. Tokens would keep you alive longer, and would allow you to play things like Sadistic Hypnotist and Mind Slash. If you have fodder lying around a lot, Pox and Death Cloud hurt you a lot less than your opponents.

A cruel control theme is not an easy way to make friends at the table, but playing a lot of spite cards can make people reluctant to attack you. Mind Twisting for 7 or having Attrition on the board will stick with people (and, if your budget is bigger, No Mercy).

MediSyntax on Liliana, Heretical Healer MBC

1 month ago

No Geth's Grimoire?

It's good in 1v1, amazing in multiplayer.

Proleptic on Nathty Guilt-free Elf Meat

1 month ago

Battlefield: Nath of the Gilt-Leaf; Cloudstone Curio; Blood Artist; Geth's Grimoire; Sadistic Hypnotist

Hand: Heritage Druid; Dwynen's Elite

Stack: Nothing

Mana:

Cast Heritage Druid

Battlefield: Nath of the Gilt-Leaf; Cloudstone Curio; Blood Artist; Geth's Grimoire; Sadistic Hypnotist; Heritage Druid

Hand: Dwynen's Elite

Stack: Nothing

Mana:

Cast Dwynen's Elite

Add Cloudstone Curio trigger to the stack for Dwynen's Elite

Add Cloudstone Curio trigger to the stack for Elf Token

Battlefield: Nath of the Gilt-Leaf; Cloudstone Curio; Blood Artist; Geth's Grimoire; Sadistic Hypnotist; Heritage Druid; Dwynen's Elite; Elf Token

Hand: Nothing

Stack: Cloudstone Curio trigger Dwynen's Elite; Cloudstone Curio trigger Elf Token

Mana:

Add Heritage Druid ability to the stack

Resolve Cloudstone Curio trigger Dwynen's Elite; Resolve Cloudstone Curio trigger Elf Token

Battlefield: Nath of the Gilt-Leaf; Cloudstone Curio; Blood Artist; Geth's Grimoire; Sadistic Hypnotist; Elf Token

Hand: Heritage Druid; Dwynen's Elite

Stack: Nothing

Mana:

Add Sadistic Hypnotist ability to stack targeting Elf Token

Add Blood Artist ability to the stack

Add Nath of the Gilt-Leaf ability to the stack

Add Geth's Grimoire ability to the stack (if you should choose)

Resolve all triggers

Battlefield: Nath of the Gilt-Leaf; Cloudstone Curio; Blood Artist; Geth's Grimoire; Sadistic Hypnotist; Elf Token (2)

Hand: Heritage Druid; Dwynen's Elite; (Draw from Geth's Grimoire)

Stack: Nothing

Mana:

Health: +1

Repeat the Combo as many times as you wish. Tap three of the tokens created by Nath every two iterations for infinite mana.

Funkydiscogod on The Caress of Death(Magic)

1 month ago

I'm not sure how useful those pinpoint discard spells will be late game. Once the opponent's hand is empty, most of your cards are dead. Some discard cards like Brain Pry can replace themselves once the opponent has an empty hand. Or, something like Call the Bloodline or Pack Rat can make your discard spells do something else once the opponent is empty handed.

Guul Draz Specter and Reality Smasher are some critters that come to mind when I think of discard, but I don't think Reality Smasher is in the budget at all.

Since you're using Liliana's Caress and Abyssal Nocturnus, you might consider Dark Deal to deliver some damage, while still leaving them with cards in hand for a followup Mind Sludge. Don't forget to Dream Salvage or Geth's Grimoire if you do.

Replace your Mind Rot with Stupor, if you can. I'd play Megrim over Liliana's caress, since Megrim can damage opponents' planeswalkers if needed, but that's just personal preference. For removal, I'm a big fan of Devour in Shadow.

Anyway...for your sideboard, Relic of Progenitus or the cheaper Scrabbling Claws to stop those graveyard hijinks. Either Pithing Needle or the cheaper Damping Matrix can stop some activated abilities. I'd put in some Poor Man's Damnation Barter in Blood, Languish or Consume the Meek to stop critter strategies. To break combos, a card like Memoricide or Cranial Extraction.

Indexxical on Mad Cow Disease

1 month ago

Thanks Triton.

I used to run Megrim but have since stopped in favor of more recursion and more actual discard (as Megrim does not provide actual discard and costs more than Liliana's Caress for the same effect).

Thanks for the support on the Taurean Mauler comment as well- I'll find a way to make room for it :)

Also, Geth's Grimoire has been in the deck since day 1. Gotta check to see if the card is in the deck before recommending it folks.

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