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Geth's Grimoire Discussion
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.
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.
1 week 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
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.
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).
1 month ago
No Geth's Grimoire?
It's good in 1v1, amazing in multiplayer.
1 month ago
Cast Heritage Druid
Hand: Dwynen's Elite
Cast Dwynen's Elite
Add Cloudstone Curio trigger to the stack for Elf Token
Add Heritage Druid ability to the stack
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
Repeat the Combo as many times as you wish. Tap three of the tokens created by Nath every two iterations for infinite mana.
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.
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.
1 month ago
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.