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|
Nekusar, the Mindrazer occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
UBR (Grixis): 0.57%
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Nekusar, the Mindrazer Discussion
1 day ago
I notice there isn't a Notion Thief in the deck, it may mean that your opponents cannot draw cards but the advantage you get from the Thief plus a wheel effect is huge. Same sort of thing with Narset, Parter of Veils, your opponents won't take damage, but they also won't have cards in hand. I am unsure why you've put Fog Bank and Guard Gomazoa in the deck, they are good blockers but can be easily removed or just ignored by a lot of strategies and don't really advance your gameplan. I would include a higher number of board wipes in the deck instead of them, consider Blasphemous Act and Toxic Deluge as these can be cast for low mana cost, or there's always good old Damnation. I would also consider adding a few more artifact ramp cards like Izzet Signet or Fellwar Stone, these will give you something to do in the early game that lets you ramp out your Nekusar, the Mindrazer faster.
Overall the deck looks pretty solid and doesn't fall into the trap that I think a lot of Nekusar players fall into and doesn't use Howling Mine or similar cards which just give your opponents a huge advantage without damaging them too much.
5 days ago
My very first commander deck was a Boros aggro with jor kadeen at the helm. Boy, it was horrible. Playing that deck for a few months was bad experience and I stopped playing commander for a few years until a wotc printed commander roped me back in - Nekusar, the Mindrazer
1 month ago
As we mentioned, I think the best thing for Thrax himself is to get him on the field a turn or two early. Mana rocks are going to be the thing, since we can't make extra land drops with green. Hopefully we can get Thrax down turn 5 or so, so rocks costing 4 or less are where it's at. My favorites are Chromatic Lantern, signets such as Izzet Signet, and others that make your off-colors since we're focusing black with our mana. Altars such as Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar might be the end goal here, given the sacrifice subtheme with the Pact effects.
Some extra card draw might help get us the mana and rocks we need on-curve. God-Eternal Bontu pairs with pact effects for a blowout, Cryptbreaker turns your bodies into cards and your useless cards into bodies, and Midnight Reaper/ Undead Augur are less dangerous to you with your sacrifice outlets to make sure they don't hurt you too much. Corpse Harvester plays triple duty as ramp, tutor, and sac outlet.
I'm going to further push the sacrifice subtheme and see if we can shore up one of the weaknesses Thrax shares with Savra...large creature armies. Archfiend of Depravity and Vona's Hunger will stop a billion saprolings from getting you down, and Butcher of Malakir seems like a good redundancy piece. And it might not be the best, but I really like Syphon Flesh in here.
Also, if you're going for stealth Liliana tribal, you're missing OG Liliana Vess :P I also like Angrath, Captain of Chaos in here (I wouldn't even make a token with him...just leave him up as a harder-to-kill enchantment)...probably better than most of your Lili options if you're not married to the 'tribe'. Last Hope and Heretical Healer would be my picks for the weak links of the planeswalkers you do play.
THERE ARE NO INSTANTS IN THIS DECK?! Let's grab some versatile ones, so I don't start thinking I can free-roll on your turn. Crosis's Charm, Soul Manipulation, Grixis Charm, Silumgar's Command, and Lazotep Plating are some of my picks for cards that can always find a use.
2 months ago
triproberts12 thanks for the tips! So far the league budget hasn’t seemed to leave anyone too overpowered, but I’d definitely bring it up with my group if it became an issue.
As for the some of the more high-costed cards like Hatchery Spider and The Mending of Dominaria, I’m a little hesitant to add some of them because there are some more control based decks in my league, currently Nekusar, the Mindrazer and Emry, Lurker of the Loch. I also considered adding some other persist creatures like Puppeteer Clique but I can’t fetch them along with the rest of my combo pieces with Protean Hulk but I do like the idea of them for late game so I’ll just have to start testing some of them and see.
2 months ago
Favorite Formats: Limited Draft and Constructed limited (aka Cube).
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How do you deal with a dominant new deck, card, and/or player in your pod? - Oh, apperantly the last question was about Commander. Still gave a relevant answer. Varying my deck would be best - for example, having a toolbox of cards for cards in a deck to metagame with will allow you to freshen up your playing experience without switching commanders.
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2 months ago
2 months ago
If they worked differently, Minds Aglow would not be one of the best cards for Nekusar, the Mindrazer. Additionally, this change would mean that contributing 1 mana would get you the full benefit of everyone else, which is not good - this is means that in order to not make this effect symmetrical, which is really the point of symmetrical cards, you will have to wait for everyone to tap out.
By making it the contribuition non-compulsary, it reduces the ways you can abuse this card.
2 months ago
I agree with multimedia that Grixis seems like a great colour combination to represent the Joker.
I haven't seen the movie, so I can't say anything regarding most of the scenes. Looking at the possible Grixis commanders, the following jump out to me flavourwise:
Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge she turns opponents insane and becomes stronger.
Mairsil, the Pretender : Very fitting artwork, and he becomes stronger the longer the game goes.
Mishra, Artificer Prodigy : Vnother fitting artwork, and his decks tend to do some very convoluted stuff. Joker isn't that much about machines though.
Nekusar, the Mindrazer might work as well, especially with regards to the next paragraph.
I've heard that there's something strange with the clocks in the movie. How about Midnight Clock to represent this?