Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Mythic Rare

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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

Spirits on WonderCats

17 hours ago

Hi JAPuckett85,

Interesting update and feedback from your games. My opinion is that Arahbo, Roar of the World is already a Tier 4 Commander, and Selsnya () doesn't have any strong combos or synergies, and none that I've been able to create (yet) that involve only Cats!

Infect is the primary (and only) way Arahbo, Roar of the World can actually win. You're not going to bludgeon 3 other players in a pod for 40 damage and still be around to tell the tale. With the exception perhaps of Felidar Sovereign once in a blue moon, I don't think there's much else to build on.

What Tier commanders are in your pod?

Any Grixis () Commander don't rely on damage, eg. Kess, Dissident Mage, Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, Show and Tell + Omniscience + Enter the Infinite to win or of course Laboratory Maniac.

Heck even Mono-, eg. Teferi, Temporal Archmage, use the same thing, or ultimate planeswalkers over and over.

Even Tier 1.5 Golgari () The Gitrog Monster doesn't care.

Tier 2 Mardu () eg. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death combo off.

Can keep going on and on, but without Infect, I can't see how Arahbo, Roar of the World would be worth playing, and how it would possibly win?

I guess in a pod like Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Nekusar, the Mindrazer, and Rakdos, Lord of Riots I could see thinking Infect wasn't fair. Heck, even Tier 4 Samut, Voice of Dissent single Commander damage hits.

None of these things are any more or less fair than Infect, and actually, they are MUCH easier to do than Infect. We only have Lost Leonin, Triumph of the Hordes and Grafted Exoskeleton to get the job done on 3 players anyway! Don't even get a Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and Hatred in . It's an uphill battle before drawing the first card!

Very interesting. PS: I did put Archangel of Thune and Spike Feeder combo in my Arahbo, Roar of the World still testing it out, both kind of worked with the lifegain and counters sub-theme of my cat deck, but neither is a cat. Still trying to find some SOLID combos with cats, let me know if you've found any! Very easy to Tutor with the creature pulls and things like Chord of Calling.


MagicalHacker on Planeswalkers in EDH

2 weeks ago

Because of the way that planeswalkers tend to die pretty quickly in a multiplayer game unless you are playing a superfriends strategy, where the fact that you have a lot of planeswalkers out helps them protect each other, I only play planeswalkers if I am happy with only activating one of their abilities that they can activate when they enter the battlefield.

In my 6 irl decks, the only one I play is Dack Fayden, who can Steal Artifact for 1 less mana and without an enchantment that can be gotten rid of to undo the steal.

Besides him, I am now looking at maybe adding Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip to my Medomai the Ageless control deck, probably adding Tezzeret the Seeker to my Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge aikido deck, and possibly adding Liliana, Death's Majesty to my Teneb, the Harvester necromancer deck.

OneItsStarted on Help Building Exile Mill

1 month ago

Hi, my name is OneItsStarted and lately I've been trying to make an exile-mill deck for EDH, but I haven't been able to figure out an efficient way to do it.

I really don't want to make a typical Phenax, God of Deception style mill deck, as a decent number of people at my LGS play re-animator decks. So far I have looked at Oona, Queen of the Fae, Circu, Dimir Lobotomist , and Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge.

Any tips on building a somewhat competitive deck for the archetype or one of the commanders would be appreciated, especially so if anyone has any experience with this archetype.

DrukenReaps on Grixis Theft

1 month ago

Prince of Thralls, Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge

Marchesa, the Black Rose + Grave Betrayal

All the usual blue suspects like Memnarch and Willbreaker.

Endless Whispers if you wanna be funny too.

Some coming out soon Hostage Taker and Captivating Crew

That should get you started.

DJMintEFresh on God-Pharaohs' Swarm

2 months ago

I really like the idea of making an EDH deck that's focused on all three HoD Gods. However, I don't think Nekusar, the Mindrazer is a good choice here. The only remotely effective way of playing Nekusar is to play that one-of Nekusar card drawing/burn deck you always see with him. Any other deck (including this one), you may as well pick literally any other Grixis commander. Thraximundar, Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, etc. Nekusar's abilities are gone to complete waste in this deck. I would highly recommend swapping him out.

Love the originality of the deck, +1.

sebastian1994 on Jeleva Spell Synergy

2 months ago

Depending on how reliant you want to be on your commander, the deck might benefit from taking out a few of the creatures. Traximundar, Oblivion Sower, and Baleful Strix, while good cards, don't really advance the strategy of casting large instants/sorceries. If you were to take the creature count down to below 10, I think your deck would run a lot smoother in terms of consistently hitting instants/sorceries with Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge.

Another suggestion, it might be good to run a few "each player sacrifices a creature" type of effects such as Smallpox, Tyrant's Choice, Reign of the Pit, Capital Punishment, and/or Barter in Blood. If nothing else, these will give you "outs" with Jeleva that will allow you to sacrifice her when there are no more instants/sorceries exiled under her.

MunchingAberration on Endeavor, The Eternal

2 months ago

Woah, didn't even see that card in the spoiler...Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge is another one of my decks...thanks for the heads up, haha :3

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