Nekusar, the Mindrazer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) 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

BabyK on Looking For A Commander

20 hours ago

I currently have Edgar Markov, Breya, Meren, Kynaios and Tiro, and Mairsil sleeved up and ready to play. I'm thinking of taking Mairsil apart to build a dimir style midrange reanimator deck. I'm stuck between Sygg, River Cutthroat for easier control and more value from attacks, Nekusar, the Mindrazer to wheel into reanimation and to be annoying, and Taigam, Sidisi's Hand for filtering and targeted removal on a stick.

I start building one, then switch to another midway. So I'm left a huge pile of cards that do nothing together. SOS please send help.

Entrei on Nekusar the Rage Creater

1 week ago

Curiosity, Sigil of Sleep, Helm of the Ghastlord, Mind Over Matter, Elder Mastery, Hive Mind and Minds Aglow come to mind.

Personally, when it comes to nekusar, I have found infect isn't the way to go. What really works for me is stuff that prevents your opponents from playing stuff at instant speed combined with Nekusar, the Mindrazer enchanted with Helm of the Ghastlord, and enough draw engines to ensure you draw into a combo otherwise.

DrukenReaps on Group Hug

1 week ago

Group Hug is a strategy I keep meaning to do and just haven't yet... I keep getting stuck on a commander.

I thought Nekusar, the Mindrazer would work but a friend of mine already built that and another friend uses Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind so nekusar just hands him the win most the time without a fight.

I don't want to do Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis since that is also being done already.

Zedruu the Greathearted seems rather interesting and easy to add a little chaos too. I'd be stretching my boros support pretty thin though since I have Mardu and Naya already.

Are there any other rather interesting ones who don't focus just on giving everyone card draw? That is why I like zedruu it is permanents I give out not always cards they want.

DrukenReaps on Is this a decent commander?

2 weeks ago

if you are doing something with it like Nekusar, the Mindrazer it is fun otherwise i'd rather use something that only gets me a new hand. it could disrupt graveyard decks though if that becomes an issue for you.

RedMulligan on Starting in Commander?

2 weeks ago

So here's a list of the cards that I got for the deck:

However, there's plenty of things I know I need, and some things I might consider (thanks to crap, that's a lot of cards. What I want to do right now is have Kess play the support role while I tutor up Nekusar to play. As soon as I can start nabbing the wheels for Nekusar's pain, Kess's ability will allow me to cast them back for more wheel-y fun times (for me, at least). That way, people won't realize that this is actually a Nekusar deck: he's hiding, ready to strike! But my biggest problem is discerning which of these 150+ cards I need to whittle down to about 65, and also figure out how many lands I need to play. I've got a little money to spend, and this list is about as far as I'll go cost-wise.

WarArchangel86 on Starting in Commander?

2 weeks ago

(Mind Sieze - precon) My suggestion based from your likes and dislikes. This is also the route I went getting into the format as we have similar likes/dislikes (I also hate green).

Its worth the investment about $40-60 depending where you get it. But it comes with True-Name Nemesis which is worth $25-30 by itself, if you buy it at a local card shop you can trade the one card in (its not great in edh format, vintage is driving the high price) and get the rest of the cards for $10-30 thats a great investment for breaking into the edh format and the precon is going to give you lots of the staple cards you will need.

Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge - is a Teir 1 commander if you are a competitive player and Nekusar, the Mindrazer is a favorite of mine.

cdkime on Starting in Commander?

2 weeks ago

First, you should ask your playgroup a bit about their meta. Perhaps play a couple games with borrowed decks. I would say the most important thing to know is what lands they are running, as that tends to be the most costly aspect of the deck. If they run a number of slower, enters tapped lands, you will have more funds to allocate to powerful, fun cards. If they have numerous fetch+shock lands, you may need to spend more on your mana base to be competitive, which would reduce the amount you can spend on other cards. As a recommendation, if players run more casual lands, you should not build a deck with faster ones, as that would give you a perceived "unfun" advantage.

After, I would start by choosing a couple commanders you are interested in. Search the compendium for the colours you want to play (there are some 500 results for "legendary creature" "not green"), and make a list of couple you might enjoy. Then think about how you would build around that commander. Perhaps read some decks on this website that run those commanders. Playsest those decks, and see if you like their gameplay.

When searching for your commander, you can use the following resource--it lists a bunch of potential commanders, and cuts out some of the junk legends that have been printed over the years:

[List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

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Personally, I like Nekusar, the Mindrazer, who was mentioned by an above poster. Sen Triplets and Zedruu the Greathearted are cards I find pretty interesting, though I have not gotten around to building decks for them. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic is pretty popular, and can trigger numerous life-based synergies.

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