Nekusar, the Mindrazer
Legendary Creature — Zombie Wizard
At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player draws an additional card.
Whenever an opponent draws a card, Nekusar, the Mindrazer deals 1 damage to that player.
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|Commander 2013 (C13)||Mythic Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Nekusar, the Mindrazer Discussion
1 week ago
The way both the Nekusar, the Mindrazer player and i saw it, is that Peer into the Abyss goes on the stack. So far no cards are drawn so no Nekusar, the Mindrazer dammage yet. Then the spell isn't countered, so half the deck will be drawn and half of the life is lost in one effect. Here is where it got tricky -> Does the friend lose half of his life first and then the dammage for the carddraw happens? Or is it the other way around.
We assumed that Nekusar, the Mindrazer would trigger AFTER the spell resolves completely (so in this case when 48 cards are drawn and half of the life is lost THEN you get 48 Nekusar, the Mindrazer triggers on the stack). However the opponent stated that in magic any draw X spell usually counts as X draw 1 triggers for cards that trigger on card draw and this got us all confused.
I personally think that since Peer into the Abyss is one effect on the stack, Nekusar, the Mindrazer will trigger afterwards. However i'm not sure if the same thing would be true if Peer into the Abyss said 'draw cards and THEN lose half of your life' ?
1 week ago
Peoni Thank you for the suggestions.
What are your opinions on Niv-Mizzet, Parun vs Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind or both?
With Jace, Wielder of Mysteries and Thassa's Oracle is it realistic to try and win this way? I guess 100 cards seems like a lot to me compared to 60?
For Kederekt Parasite My only red permanents are Kess, Dissident Mage and Nekusar, the Mindrazer and Magus of the Wheel but I'm not sure if that really counts.
For 2 cmc rocks am I better off playing those rocks during turns 2 and 3 or playing other cards since most of my non-land cards are 2-3 CMC. Or if I should put bigger mana rocks in like Gilded Lotus to help my mana base later.
My thought with the transmute cards was that a lot of my cards are in the 2 or 3 CMC range. I can definitely see removing Dizzy Spell and Brainspoil since I also have other ways to tutor.
My thought with Diabolic Edict was that it gave me an extra option for sticking on Isochron Scepter. Maybe there are some better Isochron Scepter options here?
With Cowardice I was thinking that it could help protect my creatures and keep the cost of recasting Nekusar, the Mindrazer under control. Also with Minamo, School at Water's Edge, Shizo, Death's Storehouse, and Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep I can bounce opponent commanders. Also it would prevent opponents from using Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots or creature decks pumping up their creatures.
With the bounce sub theme my thought was that it put more cards in hands to be discarded and to hit with wheel effects and the it can also handle indestructible permanents (I'm not too sure how important that is in EDH) also with Warped Devotion it adds some extra discard.
I am definitely leaning into playing less creatures so that I can play board wipes more freely.
Thank you for the suggestions.
I hadn't thought about how the Day's Undoing end of turn effect prevents all the triggers.
For The Rack would you also recommend removing Quest for the Nihil Stone since it also operates on opponents having no/low cars in their hand? Although it hits all opponents and does more damage.
With Consecrated Sphinx and The Locust God it would be the highest CMC card in the deck except for Curse of Fool's Wisdom. Although I still don't have a good feel for EDH so I'm not too sure if 6 CMC would be too high?
Font of Mythos
Winds of Change
2 weeks ago
Hey, just noticed you’re running Nekusar, the Mindrazer in this list but it doesn’t fit into your commanders colour identity because of the
1 month ago
Group Hug is where you help the entire board but that help is helping you win more (think Nekusar, the Mindrazer), while Care Bears is trying to help your opponents specifically.
1 month ago
That brings me to yet another question (sorry, I have many.) Dark Confidant versus Phyrexian Arena. In cEDH, it makes sense because it is a lot faster, but outside of that, it doesn't seem as good. You trade one black mana for the vulnerability of being a creature and the potential for quite a bit more damage (again, not as relevant in cEDH due to lower costs). The only downside I see on the arena is the word "draw," which is only problematic against Nekusar, the Mindrazer decks.
(Moment of Self-Awareness: Dear God I probably sound like a noob timmy.)
1 month ago
1 month ago
Consuming Aberration:Many years ago, my best friends introduced me to MTG. I knew my father had the book Arena on his shelf, so I mentioned it to him. He got so excited when I said that my friends taught me how to play, so he immediately started digging through his closet for his old collection. He had been playing since Alpha and I am told he had a few lotuses. Unfortunately, as he dug about, he remembered that he had to sell it all in 97, when he had a baby on the way. So he took me to Walmart to get some precons. We had the choice between the Gruul or Dimir decks from gatecrash, so he grabbed the former and I grabbed the latter. Consuming Aberration was the foil headliner of the deck. Ever since then, if Ibuild a deck that can fit it, I put in as many as I can.
Nekusar, the Mindrazer: When C13 came out, one of my friends cashed in on the True-Name Nemesis situation. He bought a couple of the decks, sold the rares, and handed me one of what was left. I built around Nekusar, because he seemed a lot more interesting than Jeleva. That was the start of my EDH obsession.
And finally, one of the Phyrexian Islands from Mirrodin Besieged. It looked so stinking cool and when my friends called it Phyrexian, a word I hadn't heard before, I had to know more. I drove head first into the lore and cards, rushing to my LGS to grab a playset of promo Sheoldreds (she was only a dollar or two at the time) and trading for as many Phyrexian cards as I could. And I never looked back. It will always be my favorite plane/set/flavor/style, and in many ways, my playstyle has reflected Phyrexian ideology ever since then.
1 month ago
- Nekusar, the Mindrazer hes a great commander if you wanted to change format for this deck style is really funny.
- The biggest issue with the deck is running Reliquary Tower and Underworld Dreams in the same deck you really need both effects, but the mana base is very hard to get by with.
- When deciding between these two decks ill say one is more comboy which means itll feel the same each game basically this one is mostly synergy so it'll feel different playing it each time.
- Forced Fruition is 6 mana. Youll probably hit your land drops on time due to card draw but thats still 6 turns (5 at the soonest).
- Fast lands like Sulfur Falls are great but you wanna run 3 max. They dont work well together. If your opener is just a 2-1 split of your fast lands your gonna be behind. (Shocklands are worth it).
- Consider the following: Teferi's Ageless Insight, Ominous Seas, Blasphemous Act, Fate Unraveler, Molten Psyche, Spiteful Visions, Whispering Madness + unblockable creature, Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted, Dictate of Kruphix, Megrim, Dark Deal, Waste Not, (Magus of the Wheel is sadly not legal :( ), Psychosis Crawler, Howling Mine, Liliana's Caress, Temple Bell, Incendiary Command, Prosperity, Dragon Mage, Fell Specter, Kess, Dissident Mage, Sangromancer, Magus of the Jar, Laboratory Maniac, Thassa's Oracle, Nadir Kraken, Consecrated Sphinx, Baleful Strix, Sire Of Insanity, Reverberate, Wheel of Fate, Echo of Eons, Burning Inquiry, Scheming Symmetry, Font of Mythos, Otherworld Atlas, Spellbook, Crawlspace or Ensnaring Bridge, Jace Beleren, Ashiok, Dream Render, Jace, Wielder of Mysteries, Narset, Parter of Veils, Geier Reach Sanitarium.
- I hope thats helpful. There's a lot of similar affects so theres a lot of routes to go.