Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan 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

SynergyBuild on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

6 days ago

We agree there! Well, Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge might argue otherwise, but generally I think Kess, Dissident Mage is better.

Coward_Token on Pattern Recognition #74 - Rav, ...

1 week ago

While I think "ruined" is a bit too harsh a way of putting it, I do agree that the overly spellslinging-centered theme of today's is not to my taste. As someone's who's favorite color is , it feels weird that its enemy colors are more appealing to combine it with than its ally ones (compare e.g. Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge to Karador, Ghost Chieftain).

Still, it's not all doom and gloom; we do have e.g. The Locust God, Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius (the Izzet parun no less!) and last but not least Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain, for which Wizards themselves commented that it was strange that there was no commander that cared about artifacts. Here's hoping the coming Rav set will make Izzet a more diverse a guild.

Horthoren on Command Zone Flickering?

2 months ago

There's a few commanders that cost dictates their overall effectiveness. Cards like: Prossh, Skyraider of Kher, Marath, Will of the Wild, and Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge. Although letting them resolve FIRST then sacking the creature does work out quite a bit better for the overall effect.

DrukenReaps on Need insight on my commander.

3 months ago

She is quite strong but that also comes with being a target. There are some ways to help deal with this: Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Archetype of Endurance, Mask of Avacyn, Journey to Eternity  Flip, Victimize, Asceticism.

Another way is to attack your opponents hands with cards like Mind Slash, Sadistic Hypnotist, and Vindictive Lich.

And since the deck does really focus on her make sure you have around 8 effects that can replicate her ability in some way. They don't need to be as powerful as her effect they just need to be similar.

Other precon commanders that are easier or are not such big targets:

Any of the eminence commanders from 2017 Edgar Markov, The Ur-Dragon, Inalla, Archmage Ritualist, Arahbo, Roar of the World. These commanders don't have to ever see play to be useful in my opinion the most powerful eminence effect is Edgar Markov followed closely by Inalla, Archmage Ritualist.

Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith is also of note because he immediately grabs, plays, and equips Hammer of Nazahn making him indestructible. He also isn't considered to be powerful by most people so you are less of a target. Comes in the 2017 commander cat deck.

Daretti, Scrap Savant is out of the 2014 precons and is a powerhouse. The precon itself comes with some of the better artifacts for him too like Wurmcoil Engine. This is something you could go back and forth on as to how easy it is to keep him around, in my meta walkers tend to stick pretty well for about 3 turns.

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic is out of 2013 and has eminence from before it was cool. People are constantly bitching about him whenever he comes up. I don't think he is actually that powerful I think it is more that he just keeps gaining value every turn from the beginning to the end. good card draw if you can keep him on board though so that is really nice.

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician another from 2013. The thing about this guy is that he will always cost 4 mana no matter how many times he dies so unless someone really needs him dead he doesn't tend to get targeted with removal since he will come back out instantly.

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher, Marath, Will of the Wild, and Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge range from great to good and are worth thinking about since every time they come back they are just a little bit better. Also from 2013.

Karador, Ghost Chieftain will cost 3 mana and is out of the original commander set. really hard to keep this guy out of the game.

Animar, Soul of Elements is protected from some of the better removal and also out of the original commander.

With all of that said some of these are rather difficult to get a hold of and I don't know off the top of my head how many of these were bad precons compared to the others. If you have some idea of what kind of things you like to do when you play that would help. Simply going off what you are already playing I would say either stick to her or go with Karador, Ghost Chieftain as he does a lot of the same things with another color and with his cost reduction he almost always just costs 3 mana. If you want something aggro/aristocrat Edgar Markov is the way to go and if you want combo/control Inalla, Archmage Ritualist is great.

Iraruel on PRIMER: Keith's blood ritual bonanza!

3 months ago

Hi Gwent,

I've had a love hate relationship with it as far, but when it has worked it's worked well. In some of the last few games with the deck I've lynch pinned on it heavily, as the increase in draw effects from Tymna the Weaver and Skullclamp in general made the card a more solid game plan. The utility of the card hasn't been as predominant as I was hoping for since there has been a decline in the Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge and a lack of situations where all 3 Animate Dead effects have been in the graveyard. But overall it's been sweet definitly still want to test it, if it's not already a permanent inclusion. All I need now is a 0 drop vamp to make my lines cheaper. :)



MeisterEder on lotsofspellsinyourface

3 months ago

Nice Deck! Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge would also bei a good Commander for this deck. Thumbs up!

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