Magus of the Wheel

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Rare
Masters 25 (A25) None
Commander 2015 (C15) 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

ShikiTen on Draw-MATIC Effects

4 days ago

I love this deck. It reminds me of the early days of my Nekusar deck (which initially was going to have Lord of Tresserhorn as the commander before Nekusar, the Mindrazer showed up later that year). I am assuming you're on a more budgeted approach as some of the key Nekusar wheels that are more expensive are missing.

As for recommendations, I'll start by saying it might be easier to avoid cards like Psychic Spiral. While overall not a terrible effect, it's only useful if you play 1v1 or just need to finish someone off (which can be done with a massive similar effect). Here are some cuts I would make as well as what might be good replacements at similar or better mana costs:

  1. Psychic Spiral out for Time Reversal. - Effects everybody and still causes major pain from Nekusar.
  2. Laquatus's Creativity out for Wheel and Deal. - Slightly cheaper, hits all opponents, and replaces itself.
  3. Intellectual Offering out for Khorvath's Fury. - Choose everyone to be friend, & Nekusar causes pain. Also replaces itself with the added +1 draw.
  4. Day's Undoing out for Whirlpool Warrior. - Day's Undoing doesn't actually work with Nekusar because it ends the turn (removing all Nekusar's triggers on the stack). As an avid Nekusar player, this saddens me. If you don't like Whirlpool Warrior's enter the battlefield effect, Teferi's Puzzle Box is another great option. {Personally I would try to get both).
  5. Prophetic Prism out for Dimir Signet. - You have the other 2 signets for color fixing, why not get the third?

As for some other good-stuff cards you might want to look at: Magus of the Jar, Magus of the Wheel, Helm of Awakening, & Fellwar Stone are all possibile additions if you don't like some of the other suggestions.

Honestly, I am glad I found this deck because of a card YOU have in here that I need in mine. Kiora's Dismissal is great enchantment hate my deck needs as I regularly face against a G/W token deck with an enchantment sub-theme. Anyway, +1 from me on the deck!

dbpunk on Lets speculate on the confirmed ...

2 weeks ago

Each of the colors have three magi from the cycles, one based on an enchantment for each color Magus of the Moat, Magus of the Future, Magus of the Abyss, Magus of the Moon and Magus of the Vineyard) one based on an artifact for each color (Magus of the Disk, Magus of the Jar, Magus of the Mirror, Magus of the Scroll and Magus of the Candelabra), one based on a land for each color (Magus of the Tabernacle, Magus of the Bazaar, Magus of the Coffers, Magus of the Arena and Magus of the Library) and one based on an sorcery for (the new Magus of Balance, Magus of the Mind, Magus of the Will and Magus of the Wheel). There is a fifth blue card called Magus of the Unseen, but that's not part of any cycle since it doesn't reference any single famous card. Probably next set they'll have a green Magus based on a sorcery.

Also, I'm surprised no one has mentioned Sower of Discord on here.

Megalomania on Wheel and Deal Nekusar, the Mindrazer

3 weeks ago

I would add more rocks (Chrome Mox and Fellwar Stone), more wheel effects (Wheel of Fortune, Magus of the Wheel) and sone more tutors (Vampiric Tutor, Mystical Tutor, Personal Tutor). You already have Hive Mind in the deck so might as well add Pact of Negation.

I know you said you were keeping the price low but I think the following additions, with the exception of Wheel of Fortune will still keep it well below $1000.

skroes on Manataur

3 weeks ago

Totally understand! I built my Neheb deck with good creatures, that are also good Kiki jiki targets such as Burnished Hart, Dualcaster Mage, and Magus of the Wheel to get solid repeatable value. It isn't budget, but if you want to check it out, here is my take:

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/neheb-burns-1/

ANemoAcids on daretti king of junk

3 weeks ago

Let's look at taking the deck into some good directions first and foremost.

I'll start with the indisputable, end to all hearsay obvious: The Chain Veil. If you can afford it, get it. Sell/trade the chandra for it, honestly. I'll list a better chandra further down anyway.

Blasphemous act is nice, but it kills all of your shit too, and there are much meaner, still nicely budgeted ways to flip your opponents the bird in an artifact deck, and find synergy in our cards.

Star of Extinction is even worse, it kills Daretti, any boardwipe that kills your own commander when it's a planeswalker and meant to dodge most boardwipes, is awful. Let's knock it out for a card that helps us a lot more:

-Star of Extinction +Mycosynth Lattice, this puppy is a hellish landscape for your opponents, due to how difficult it is to keep out of your battlefield, thanks to daretti's handy graveyard recurrence (or if you have a forge out). It's something we want to work with, fill up our card slots with synergystic artifacts. Now I know what you're thinking, "how does this help me control the board like star and blasphemous?" Why, my monochromatic friend, like this!:

-Blasphemous Act + Vandalblast

-Jalum Tome + Hellkite Tyrant

-Flametongue Kavu +Nevinyrral's Disk (with forge + lattice)

Also, where is your Trash for Treasure? And I know you know you want your graveyard full of presents for you that make Daretti look like Santa Clause, so let's start filling it and cycling through the deck. (remember! Overdrawing is perfectly okay! It might as well be substituted for the term 'card advantage' with this commander). Tormenting Voice Wild Guess Cathartic Reunion Bomat Courier Magus of the Wheel Chandra, Flamecaller (yes, I'm telling you to swap it for your current, more expensive chandra that doesn't help nearly as much with your graveyard synergy)

These two following cards are much more dedicated Daretti discarding versions, I would NOT recommend adding these until you are comfortable with piloting Daretti, and have tailored your deck to cheating out the stuff you're discarding. The Flame of Keld + Dangerous Wager

Next: Value cards & some more combo's now that we've touched on the utility of Mycosynth Lattice and its two best friends.

Pia Nalaar artifact pump that creates you a thopp for sacc? Yeah, get that good shit straight in your mainboard.

Skullclamp (for all the */1's you play)

Thopter Engineer A hasty boi Pia Nalaar

Scrap Trawler literally pure gold, artifact decks should give their right arms before they give up scrap trawler in mainboard

Crucible of Worlds Now you can discard your lands. Literally almost as valuable as scrap trawler. Absolute necessity if you have the budget.

Trading Post Recursion and utility. Marvellous.

Codex Shredder

Hopefully this list of suggestions helps shape your artifact synergy into a direction you wish to take it!

(you may want to look into infinite mana combo's with Krark-Clan Ironworks or Nim Deathmantle or Ashnod's Altar but I don't seem to remember what to do with them in monored, I just can't remember what you're meant to recur, someone else in the comments should know the combo's.

The easiest thing to do would be chuck a pyretic ritual, desperate ritual, isochron scepter, paradox engine, mana rocks, voltaic key, etc etc and then you can have infinite mana, ping with nin or do whatever insane convoluted artifact combo you want.

Or you can be an insane wank and throw in a grapeshot, mirrorworks and other things that duplicate artifacts, copy isochron with one of your loot cards, draw through your deck with a good 20 loots and 50 or so mana combos, and grapeshot everyone once you find it, but at this point you're turning daretti into a mage and the only thing thematic is his +2 and helping protect/recur your artifact combo's, absolutely nothing else).

TheNocholas on The Locust God

4 weeks ago

Blue Sun's Zenith and Magus of the Wheel and Dragon Mage are good card draw.

TimboSlicexx420ballz on Goaded Grenzo

4 weeks ago

Saw your post on Reddit! Lantern of Insight is a must have. Cloak and Dagger is a great equipment that automatically attaches to grenzo. Magus of the Wheel could be replaced with Sensation Gorger for that tasty tribal zest. Dolmen Gate is awesome for protecting your attackers. if Blood Moon or Magus of the Moon are within your budget, I highly suggest them. they are great on their own, and with Goblin King, all of your goblins are unblockable.

If you wanted to make this deck more competitive, I would move away from goblin tribal entirely. Krenko is really the best commander for goblin tribal and any deck with him in it just becomes a Krenko deck. There are awesome cards outside of goblins such as Pyreheart Wolf, Neheb, the Eternal, and Rapacious One that would really make the deck shine. those combined with mana doubling artifacts and a few stax elements such as Smokestack, Urabrask the Hidden, Stranglehold, Heat Stroke, and War's Toll make for a quite strong deck.

Last but not least Rite of the Raging Storm, Bitter Feud and Crown of Doom are my pet cards for this deck. You won't be disappointed if you choose to include them.

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