Nekusar, the Mindrazer


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 Mythic Rare
Promo Set Mythic Rare

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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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Nekusar, the Mindrazer Discussion

Ilmu011 on Grixis artifact tokens

1 day ago

Other commanders you might consider:

I would highly recommend to reconsider your commander-picks. Garza Zol, Plague Queen as well as Thraximundar are not likely to help you get your win conditions. They are very expensive and may not even help the conundrum of this deck as well.

Other cards you might want to include in your deck:

maxon on Thoughts on Inalla, Archmage Ritualist?

3 days ago

I'm really exited to build a wizard brew with her. Have to add stuff like Diviner's Wand, Inspired Sprite and Docent of Perfection  Flip for that wizard flavor. Nekusar, the Mindrazer was also my first general (though I don't have a deck with him anymore), so it would be nice to be able to play him for sentimental reasons, but not actually have the deck built around him. I think all the "dies" triggers will be fun too. Gives me an excuse to splurge on a Grave Pact. Not to mention this is the first real reason I have ever had to run my single copy of Sundial of the Infinite.

goblinguiderevealpls on Nekusar, The Mind Razer

1 week ago

Like i said in the original post, nekusar hates creatures, in fact he kind of hates anything living/not dead lol. he is a wizard spell commander and his ability revolves around draw spells, therefore i would run 2 or 3 nekusar and very few actual combat creatures

Nekusar is a wizard, he isnt meant for combat he is meant to augment spells :) thraximundar and gravecrawler are good cards, but those are meant for zombie tribal. Which is usually dimir, but thrax is a different deck entirely and costs too much to hard cast so basically is asking for reanimation

If you want a zombie tribal deck, Sedris, the Traitor King or Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is your man, both have a place in my heart but sadly zombie tribal is very slow and often doesnt perform well.. i used to play grimgrin but his performance dissapointed me and he is the "best" zombie tribal commander, even invested/tuned he still was meh :/

Personally, id remove most of the creatures outside of nekusar and replace it with rituals and wheels

To make a long story short, If i were to make a budget list itd look like:

Enchantment 6

3x Waste Not

3x Megrim

Creature 9

3x Nekusar, the Mindrazer

4x Nightscape Familiar

2x Archfiend of Ifnir

Mass draw/discard spells 10

3x Reforge the Soul

3x Burning Inquiry

2x Windfall

2x Whispering Madness

Counterspell + mass draw/graveyard shuffle 8

4x Commit / Memory

4x Arcane Denial

Ritual goodstuff 7

4x Dark Ritual

3x Seething Song

20 land

2x Bojuka Bog

3x Cephalid Coliseum

3x Crumbling Necropolis

3x Crypt of the Eternals

4x mountain

3x island

2x swamp

goblinguiderevealpls on Expect to get Wrecked by the Perfect Insect

2 weeks ago

Np i run a Nekusar, the Mindrazer deck and i love draw decks and wheels, so i thought id mention some of the budget or moderate budget ones, i mean Timetwister is good too but thats one of the only cards still i need for wheels lol :( i used to run Mizzix of the Izmagnus and i have a nasty Keranos, God of Storms land destruction deck so im always a fan of izzet edh and im thinking of testing locust god in my nekusar list, probanly finding a place in keranos as well

Steelspike on High burst potential commanders/decks?

2 weeks ago

Nekusar, the Mindrazer

The owner of my LGS has a Nekusar deck that he pulls out when he's really tired and takes naps in between his turns.

Delta-117 on Looking For a New Commander

3 weeks ago

Yeah it can be a hard call at times. My current decks are;

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice,

Sliver Overlord,

Nekusar, the Mindrazer,

Athreos, God of Passage,

Kruphix, God of Horizons(although this one is not playable yet), Talrand, Sky Summoner, and then I have been considering Kaalia of the Vast, The Gitrog Monster, and The Ur-Dragon. So many different playstyles I try to have, but I really do have to set a limit somewhere's at some point lol.

I suggest anyways you keep an eye on Commander2017, there is most certaibly going to be a mardu vampires deck on the way and that might be something to consider.

NicolBolasFTW on Livin' La Vida Locust!

3 weeks ago

+1 for the name, and to get you through the tough times when they're playing Nekusar, the Mindrazer as their general. Cool deck, too!

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