Magus of the Jar

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Time Spiral (TSP) Rare

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Magus of the Jar

Creature — Human Wizard

Tap, Sacrifice Magus of the Jar: Each player removes his or her hand from the game face down and draws seven cards. At end of turn, each player discards his or her hand and returns to his or her hand each card he or she removed from the game this way.

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Magus of the Jar Discussion

Randomsome1 on You Don't Want To Draw Anymore

1 week ago

Definitely don't need 40 lands. If you want to still play safe, you can drop to 38. if you want to be a little risky, I think it can work with 35. A lot of good cards, but just because they are good doesn't mean they belong. Avatar of Woe, Trophy Mage doesn't fit to the whole theme. Myr Retriever, Heartless Summoning don't seem needed. Yes, you are milling yourself too, but none of your artifacts are necessary for they deck to function. Your curve is low too, so there isn't a big need for ramp more than the staple rocks. Then, you need to think about lifespan. Creatures die most, then artifacts, enchantments, lands. Next, How are you going to go about playing the deck. It doesn't seem like you will be attacking a lot, if at all. Raiders' Wake fits, but you already have a lot of cards that do the same thing and then some. you wont be triggering Raid a lot if it all.

Compare the CMC to the effect to figure out what else you'd want to take out.

Back to mana... oh boy. Opal Palace is really only good in Voltron with few exceptions. Path of Ancestry works best in tribal, it's pretty much Crumbling Necropolis in here. I think you can live without Exotic Orchard. I didn't see any theft cards in here that require you pay for the card. Mystifying Maze is a worse version on Maze of Ith especially if used on a card with an ETB. You have way to many lands that come in tapped. This deck can be fast, but tapped lands slow you down a lot more than you realize. They aren't worth it unless they have a crazy effect.

Academy Ruins does what Myr Retriever does. Drownyard Temple comes back from the grave. Mikokoro, Center of the Sea more card draw. Mirrorpool might be nice. Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is a staple combo. Thespian's Stage and Vesuva copy lands; something to keep in mind. Throne of the High City might work if you keep yourself protected. Reflecting Pool is too good not to have

Speaking of protection. I think you should really add Propaganda. you might like Primal Amulet  Flip. Find room for Wheel of Fortune, Magus of the Jar.

You'll need to find a balance of single card discard and mass discard. Too much mass discard will wiff, but too much single card discard will be too slow.

Guizee on Staples for Nekusar

2 months ago

Hello there!

I've been playing Commander for sometime and of all the commanders out there Nekusar, the Mindrazer is my fav. I know I know he is tier 3 and very much hated (just because some people run infect) but I do think he may be competitive, so I just wanna try him in a competitive scenario. (I also acknowledge that there are "better" Grixis commanders like Kess, Dissident Mage and Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge but I don't like them). I don't know if there are other posts already made regarding this subject and I'm not really into searching because I am lazy to spend some time searching in forums but so far, I got these cards:

Underworld Dreams, Liliana's Caress, Megrim, Wheel of Fortune, Windfall, Molten Psyche, Dark Deal, Wheel and Deal, Chains of Mephistopheles, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Reforge the Soul, Winds of Change, Timetwister, Day's Undoing, Fate Unraveler, Magus of the Jar, Memory Jar and Mindcrank.

I need help to build a Nekusar deck based not only on wheeling but also milling so I got this card Mind Grind for some epic group milling and Mindcrank is amazing. I'm wondering: what other cards must I include in my deck? Should I put stax cards? Pillowforts? What about the mana rocks? And cards like Cabal Ritual, Dark Ritual, Pyretic Ritual, High Tide, Drain Power? How many tutors and fetch lands I must put? - Thanks in advance.

ThallionDarkshine on Nekudady

2 months ago

Master of the Feast and Viseling are kind of low impact cards in my opinion. Viseling just deals damage too slowly, and Master of the Feast is basically just an undercosted beater. Giving your opponents cards, even if it will ping them for some damage, isn't enough to justify running a card that does nothing else. In addition, I don't really agree with running Wheel of Fate without ways to cheat it out. If you have to wait around for 4 turns before it does anything, your opponents can plan heavily around it, killing all your damaging stuff going into the turn it will resolve.

I would consider playing some of the more powerful damaging enchantments and spells. Megrim, while often worse than Liliana's Caress, definitely should find a spot in the mainboard for its ability to deal 2 damage at a time and kill off planeswalkers. Phyrexian Tyranny hits people for 2 for each draw, or just greatly taxes their mana. Spiteful Visions is symmetrical card draw, and pings everyone for 1 on each draw.

I would also add some more cheap mana rocks. Nekusar is a very fast and consistent deck because it can run lots of ramp, dump your hand and then refill with a wheel. Obelisk of Grixis is a pretty mediocre mana rock. There are lots of better ones on 3, and even some more great rocks at 2. Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Dominance, and Talisman of Indulgence are great 2-cmc rocks. Nightscape Familiar can stall against big beaters and costs down a good chunk of your spells.

Next, there are some great wheel effects that you're not currently running. Magus of the Wheel is a tad bit slow, but still a strong card. Memory Jar and its creature counterpart Magus of the Jar are also insanely powerful. They're definitely some of the best wheels in my opinion, letting you refill your hand for a turn and making your opponents discard a ton.

KALE434 on Discard EDH

3 months ago

Magus of the Jar and maybe Memory Jar itself I dont know you pretty much have a finished deck so not much needs to be said. Oh and maybe Blue Sun's Zenith for a finisher?

ThallionDarkshine on Mindrazer

3 months ago

Adding a larger ramp package would make the deck faster, as well as synergize very nicely with the wheels. Nothing's better than playing out a hand of mana rocks and then wheeling away your slower opponent's hands and refilling your hand. Some nice cheap rocks are Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet, Izzet Signet, Fellwar Stone, Coldsteel Heart, Talisman of Dominance and Talisman of Indulgence.

In addition, you might want to add a few more wheel (or wheel-like) effects, like Jace's Archivist, Molten Psyche, Windfall, and Magus of the Jar. With the additional draw power these provide, you could cut back slightly on redundant copies of effects, such as counterspells (I feel like you have a lot, but I dislike counterspells, so what do I know?).

gdm1989 on yer a wizard, zombie

4 months ago

ANd I bring more gifts for you to look at I used to run a discard deck back when I was into modern:P The Rack, Shrieking Affliction, Fate Unraveler Insidious Dreams, Archfiend of Ifnir, Magus of the Jar, Nin, the Pain Artist, Blue Sun's Zenith, Geth's Grimoire (If I was into izzet I would run this)

Now this may cost you a pretty penny but The Locust God

Romer on I'll Kick You In The Shin cause' Got a Turn 3 Win

5 months ago

Pretty cool deck - looks rude and lethal! I wonder if this might be a turn 5 win though, unless you have a way to give Magus of the Jar haste when you play it on turn 4?

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