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Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge
Legendary Creature — Vampire Wizard
When Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge enters the battlefield, each player exiles the top X cards from his or her library, where X is the amount of mana spent to cast Jeleva.
Whenever Jeleva attacks, you may cast an instant or sorcery card exiled with it without paying its mana cost.
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Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge Discussion
2 weeks ago
Well, took the deck for a test run against a Grixis deck with Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge as the commander... some major points for improvement I found were, I need to replace some of my higher cmc cards with 2 and 3 drops. Also, I definitely need to add in more cards with 'exile target creature' and 'exile target artifact or enchantment'. It's off to a good start though!
3 weeks ago
It's definitely not a competitive card, but I love Soothsaying , especially in decks that care about the top of the library, like Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign and Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge . It's saved alot of my mana-screwed starts, and in the late game helps to find your haymakers.
4 weeks ago
@bushido_man96: Just added one more card, for a total of 6 left to cut. Commence the Endgame looks awesome here; Can't be countered, Draws you some, & can potentially Amass a HUGE Zombie Army Token. I wish I could find a Good Grixis Commander w/ the traits I am looking for; which, shockingly, neither Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge nor even Kess, Dissident Mage have. & Mishra, Artificer Prodigy just sucks... X^X
1 month ago
Maybe you could do an +1/+1 counters version of aristocrats with Undying and cards like Epochrasite ... basically sacrifice them into a powerful engine before the end of everyone's turn.
Mind's Dilation ... yes
Fallen Shinobi ... yes
Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge ... commander?
Mindclaw Shaman ... maybe
Mindleech Mass ... maybe
Wrexial, the Risen Deep ... yes
Extract from Darkness ... reanimator
Sepulchral Primordial ... reanimator
Silent-Blade Oni ... ninjitsu
Grenzo, Havoc Raiser ... goad is amazing
Hostage Taker ... yes
Thief of Sanity ... yes
...as well as any version of the many clones in the game...
1 month ago
thanks for updating the list! I definitely agree with moving Thrasios / Tymna into their own tier. I would also appreciate a Thrasios ban for a healthier Metagame.
With Tymna, the "centralizing mini-game" you mentioned isn't that problematic in my opinion, as the strategy of abusing the low creature count in cEDH is quite a common thing (looking at Edric, Spymaster of Trest , Najeela, the Blade-Blossom or even Tana, the Bloodsower ) and is actually contributing to the diversity of the format.
I would like to hint on the lack of the old Tier 1,5 category. To me there are some Commanders that just don't belong into the same tier. For example, a Niv-Mizzet Reborn + Food Chain Strategy with a consistent T3 win would absolutely rank up higher than a fairly inconsistent Godo, Bandit Warlord Strategy around Stax and Helm of the Host ... To me, that also counts for Teferi, Temporal Archmage , Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge , Tasigur, the Golden Fang or Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder . Please consider to add that category again.
To conclude my comment I would like to recommend moving Azami, Lady of Scrolls from High Power into the Competitive Category. I think that Deck can compete with other Mono U Strategys (Baral, Kefnet - not being as strong as Teferi). In my lokal game store I played several times with Azami in the EDH-Tournament against multiple other cEDH-Decks like Breakfast Hulk, Blood Pod, Shimmer Zur, Gitrog... and I still have to lose a single game with it. While it's a very subjective impression, it just feels wrong to me to see it in Tier 3.
4 months ago
I LOVE this deck strategy, and there's a lot of cards that can support it (it's also super fun in commander). You are in red so if you want to go the Traitorous Blood , Hijack , etc. route, you easily can.
First thing that comes to mind of though is Knowledge Pool . Absolute sh*tstorm every time, so much fun.
Lastly, you have a bunch of other things thrown in here that don't follow this game plan (but do follow the game plan of your commander well). Things like Tatyova, Benthic Druid . I'm thinking you should make this specific deck less of a Stealing Deck, and just make it a better Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis deck. Then take all your Stealing cards and pick a different commander for that deck strategy (because it does sound super fun).
Some options for different commanders could be: Show
- Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge : You lose white and green, but keep red and blue (your current most important Stealy colours). You also gain black which could give you some good graveyard steals
- Zedruu the Greathearted : You lose blue, which could be a big loss. But this also changes your deck strategy from Stealing to switching, which isn't that big of a difference but could be a lot of fun. Switch your Steel Golem for your opponents commander.
- Admiral Beckett Brass : Thieving, conniving, pirates. What more do you need? Still keeps your blue and red, and throws in black as well.
This is all off the top of my head, but I hope you get some help from it.
4 months ago
Finally got to play the deck tonight! Lots of fun, but I really have to take my aggro mindset a bit away ;) Was quite triggerhappy with removing stuff. So some more practice is needed.
There was only one moment when I did not had an answer (and I had Sunforger on the field. I was being attacked by 6-7 big buffed up Mazirek Tokens, and on that moment I wished that there was a Settle the Wreckage in the deck to deal with a scenario like that. Right now you have nothing to deal with someone who doesnt go super wide, but also not attack with one big creature. We have nothing for the grey area in the middle, since Rakdos Charm doest not take care of 8-9 creatures coming your way
I also added a Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker instead of Tymna the Weaver and that really helped as well. She isnt a direct threath on the board, but people are reluctant to attack you or shoot damage in your face.
Also I'm really thinking about adding Nevermore . Tonight I was up against Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge and I really had problems dealing with her. The guy played a shit ton of "I take an extra turn card" for free with her looking for his combo. This really put me in the position of countering and removing his commander. In this situation a Nevermore would have been ideal, especially targeting a Grixis commander, since they kinda lac enchantment removal :)
But overal it was a very pleasant evening and looking forward to test her a bit more. precociousapprentice do you have any cards that you doubt about? Or where you go I would replace those with something of the cards you named above?
I find it very hard to make cuts right now since I really want to playtest your build!
5 months ago
@cdkime: All right. Well, now I know what to do in case I do, for whatever reason, devise a Jeskai deck; Can the political trash; as much for all my lists.
Ol' Kraj probably wouldn't mesh that well in a deck w/ a fusion of Weenies that can buff themselves at <=2/* alone. Yeah, Ezuri, Claw of Progress would be good, but I'd personally avoid the Infect idea, unless it's for just one creature... I wonder...
Hmmm... Well, I'm dealing w/ the predictable Eldrazi Displacer idea, Hmm... Well, I guess such Pauper-Friendly craze could work, what to use alongside, I dunno… I'll see though.
Huh. Didn't think of that. I'll probably do just that, though I'm literally in the same status as Sorin Markov when he was trying to find the other 2 members of The Three (One, dead. The other, probably back on Zendikar, & Sorin? Maybe either Dead, or maybe unneeding of oxygen, thus the stone encasing is probably slowing him down; though why he isn't strong enough to break it, truly beyond logic.)
Well, for some more familiar insight; Digimon Tamer is Season 3 of the Original Digimon: Digital Monster series; & the character in question is a high ranking member of the (Quasi-?)Antagonist group Hypnos. If you don't remember the term "Wild Ones", it's just that not many Digimon fans remember Hypnos as an organization in the series that well. As for nearly everything else I mentioned even related to JP media, I wouldn't expect one to even recall such things to begin with; I'm usually not one to delve into conventional media (Ironically, on MTG Salvation Forums, there was a Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge Vorthos Deck based on Umineko (Seagulls; not to be confused w/ Seacats (???).); which was after the events of Higurashi (Cicadas); both of which fall under the same franchise name: When They Cry; though some titles with the following: Higanabana (On the Night the Red Spider Lily Blooms), & Hotarubi (When the Firefly Lights Burn), & the upcoming Ciconia no Naku Koro ni (Ciconia is actually Latin for Stork). Whoever made that Vorthos deck in the past, & even remembered something so unconventional for JP standards, I give (them?) credit of the Highest praise. ^_^
Alright; you probably read enough of this. Might as well put this in to end the fragging comment; I think I've confused you more than ever. My apologies.:
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