Magus of the Wheel

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Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Commander 2015 Rare

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Magus of the Wheel

Creature — Human Wizard

(1), Tap, Sacrifice Magus of the Wheel: Each player discards his or her hand and draws seven cards.

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Magus of the Wheel Discussion

MRDOOM3 on Nekusar, The Punisher

2 days ago

Chains of Mephistopheles is a not-so-budget card I run in my Nekusar deck.

I also would throw in more wheel effects like Wheel of Fortune, Wheel of Fate, Magus of the Wheel, Jace's Archivist, Dark Deal, Runehorn Hellkite, Reforge the Soul, Whirlpool Warrior, Chandra Ablaze, Wheel and Deal, Incendiary Command, etc.

Time Spiral and Timetwister are also nice, if you wish to invest more in this deck.

For more damage, you can also try out Gaze of Adamaro, Sudden Impact, and Runeflare Trap

Alongside Spiteful Visions, there's also Phyrexian Tyranny, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Psychosis Crawler, Price of Knowledge, Ebony Owl Netsuke, Viseling (in multiplayer, Black Vise for two-way), Iron Maiden, and Fevered Visions.

Some more forced draw you can put in include, but is not limited to: Dictate of Kruphix, Seizan, Perverter of Truth, Forced Fruition (especially fun in Nekusar EDH), Kami of the Crescent Moon, Master of the Feast, Nin, the Pain Artist, Jace Beleren, Dack Fayden, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Well of Ideas, Font of Mythos, Howling Mine, Temple Bell, etc.

Well, I hope that this wall of text I just typed helped to some extent, and good luck with the deck.

Matrixxx999 on Orcpocalypse

1 week ago

Hi!

As for cuts, I agree with all the above, and I would cut - Titania's Song, Relic of Progenitus

sonnet666 on Neheb Help Please?

1 week ago

DeckedGuru, While I don't think you're going in the wrong direction, you listed a lot of sup-par cards right there:

As far as the hellbent theme goes, I wouldn't focus too much on it, since Neheb's effect isn't that great, and there are only two hellbent card worth including, which also aren't that great... Instead if you focus on just capitalizing on the cards you're throwing in the graveyard and stripping away your opponent's hands, then you can still draw lots of cards without being counter to your main strategy. Stuff like Geth's Grimoire and Phyrexian Arena can keep you flush while your opponents struggle to have things to play, and Mask of Memory fits really nicely here since our commander is low cost and is going to be attacking.

Also, Mindslicer, and Insidious Dreams + Reforge the Soul/Wheel of Fortune/Magus of the Wheel.

NewHorizons on Kaervek the Merciless, BITCH!

2 weeks ago

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/starting-life-total-40-lets-see-about-that/

I made this a little while ago around the same principle. It's a little bit more aggressive about lifeloss than you might be comfortable with.

If I had to make a cutlist for your deck I'd say that these ones come to mind immediately.

There's a lot of disparate elements here that I don't think combine very well. So for instance there's a whole equipment suite/subtheme but a low creature count with mostly high cmcs. Also there are a token cards like Vicious Shadows that don't exactly go with the creature cards you have because they are again, mostly high costed beaters in their own right.

If I had to advise you on a direction for this deck. I'd go lighter in creatures, drop the equipment, and go heavier on instants/sorceries/enchantments.

with the aforementioned damage doublers it should be fairly easy to knock huge chunks off of your opponents.

strembl7 on Initial D(epala): Aether Stage

3 weeks ago

I definitely see where you're coming from. I, of course, had no idea what your playgroup is like. Mine is a little larger: probably the same 12-20 or so people. However, Depala does not stand a chance against any of them in 4 player games without the hatebears. Containment Priest stops reanimation, Bribery effects, and flicker shenanigans such as Brago, King Eternal so that the board doesn't get locked out. Holding down Grand Abolisher is the only way I will ever be allowed to cast any of my angels or anthems. Ethersworn Canonist is essentially just my answer to storm decks, and worst case it baits out removal before Gisela or Aurelia hit the board.

Some hatebears are less hateful, and double as actively beneficial to you, such as Angel of Jubilation which has that wonderful little anthem effect while also stopping a number of infinite combos. You can always just grab the select few that actually affect your meta. Spirit of the Labyrinth, for example, doesn't affect Depala's ability, but it stops a lot of popular decks I find myself against like Mizzix of the Izmagnus and Sharuum the Hegemon and some really popular cards like Rhystic Study and Sylvan Library. And, if you just really want to win a game, it makes Wheel of Fortune (or Magus of the Wheel or Wheel of Fate for budget-friendly options) into something a whole lot more devastating - but that knife runs both ways. Your opponents' wheels are also something very different with it down.

I do not run Heart of Kiran because I play exclusively 4-player games, and Crew 3 for 4 damage just isn't worth a card slot when I need to deal 120 damage to win.

I'll definitely reconsider Siege Modification. My issue with it is that it makes my opponents' removal become a 2-for-1, which I guess is the flaw of any aura. Normally they would never waste removal on a vehicle. I'll have to try it out to see if its worth the risk. From that perspective, though, another hatebear would actually serve the same purpose (can keep a vehicle crewed) plus the bonus of slowing my opponents' wincons down even more.

I find it really interesting that you consider Taurean Mauler a staple. I had never even seen it before until I did a Gatherer search for creatures with Changeling, and I definitely needed to read it to my friends when I first played it. Also, my playgroup is much less budget-friendly: we consider my Depala list as casual. We do, also, enjoy building new decks each week. And, to keep things fair, we are usually very ok with proxies. To most of us, the challenge is in the deckbuilding, and no one should be barred from competing just because they aren't wealthy.

On a lighter note, this week I am putting together a specter and ninja deck featuring Nicol Bolas for some shenanigans. A couple weeks ago I put together a racism-themed deck featuring all the old color-hate cards like Eastern Paladin and Lifeforce and some manipulation like Darkest Hour. See Janky Racism (Color Hate) if you're interested. Still can't find a copy of Scuttlemutt and its bothering the hell out of me. I live in Canada and ordering in cards from the US is very expensive...

Workman4137 on The Touch of Bolas deck ...

3 weeks ago

Thank you for the current suggestions. Waste Not is a ton of advantage. Another thought I've been thinking about is Jace's Archivist and Magus of the Wheel since they're really nice cycle abilities.

one such inclusion I would like to have is Barbed Shocker since its cycle on damage, Not just combat damage. So a nice Warstorm Surge is helpful in the deck for some immediate burn and discard. Archaeomancer is another one I would like since I will have spells that are very helpful for those pesky decks that think they can counter my things, such as Disallow and Overwhelming Denial and of course a Izzet Charm and Dimir Charm couldn't hurt either, but I can easily replace them.

And just for extra sillies, a Rite of Replication and Dualcaster Mage are there as placeholders because nothing is wrong with having infinite of everything. XD

Thank you all for the support everyone!

joshuaizac on Where's the Razer in all this chocolate?

1 month ago

I think you went overboard in response to Alxmhn1's comment about needing to fix your mana...idk ...this is the 1st and only time I've seen your list... I can say that 11 ramp cards is excessive..unless you're playing a landfall deck or something....i'd cut 3 of those. Additionally, you have 19 (GASP!) lands that etb tapped and 2 more that conditionally do/don't etb tapped....good gawd man. 6 etb tapped is preferable, 10 at the absolute most for even the most budget deck... you can use basics too you know :)

Your current weakest links appear to me to be Vision Skeins, Convolute, Sign in Blood and Servant of Tymaret.

Some other cards possibly worth considering; Everlasting Torment, Forsaken Wastes and/or Sulfuric Vortex .. don't know how popular lifegain decks are in your meta but I love having one deck that wreck's them. Fevered Visions, Ebony Owl Netsuke, Guard Gomazoa, Magus of the Wheel, Jushi Apprentice, Liliana's Caress are some of my favs...additionally Breathstealer's Crypt, with your low creature count can just break aggro decks with all your wheels. Another thought is Warped Devotion when combined with megrim/lili's caress + cards like AEtherize or Cyclonic Rift are brutal (and may cause table flips) if you wanna be that dickish.

anyways...hope this helps, gl & hf

hosshughes on Purphoros Infestation

1 month ago

Some must haves in here would be Norin the Wary, Wheel of Fortune, Wheel of Fate, Magus of the Wheel. You're going to need card draw beyond just Skullclamp.

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