Nemesis Mask

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Darksteel (DST) Uncommon

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Nemesis Mask

Artifact — Equipment

All creatures able to block equipped creature do so.

Equip (3) ((3): Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card enters the battlefield unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves the battlefield.)

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Nemesis Mask Discussion

crowned on [PRIMER] Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician

1 day ago

I really dislike Mindmoil in a deck like this, since you have no real way of refilling your cards and dig deep- not even speaking of multiple great cards you get through mindmoil, but you can only play one of them. :( hurts

I haven't given up on Wheel of Fortune and Reforge the Soul - especially the latter one has Top and Rack Synergy.

How about copying a little from Skred and add in a Koth of the Hammer? With your neat little Nemesis Mask and a Moon-effect in play you can force your opponent to block with lands. It's super janky, will probably not work ever, but I love it.

TheNocholas on Edric

1 week ago

Nemesis Mask and Whispersilk Cloak are great ways to get hits in.

FenIsABasicSwamp on Najeela, Warrior Tokens

1 week ago

Growing Rites I think is definitely wanted by this deck. Also Dolmen Gate or Iroas, God of Victory and Nature's Will. I think there’s too many cute warriors and chaff like Take Up Arms where you need more value to push through. Siege Behemoth, while not a warrior, fits perfectly into your strategy. So does something like Nemesis Mask. Cut a crappy warrior here and there and put in stuff that is going to help you across the finish line. That includes mana ramp like we talked about all weekend. Perilous Forays would shine here as a way to use the tokens that get blocked.

Steaditup on Virtus and Gorm EDH

2 weeks ago

May I recommend Nemesis Mask for Gorm to wear? Also Rogue's Passage is a great land choice

Scion_of_Darkness on Deathtouch Abuse

3 weeks ago

You're not utilizing Glissa, the Traitor's full potential. Consider replacing Murder with Executioner's Capsule and also add Sylvok Replica. Whenever a creature dies you can return an artifact, and this gives you a suite of removal for many different types of permanents. Mindslaver if budget allows.

Also, replace Lure with Nemesis Mask for the same effect, which is reusuable after the creature dies, but that only applies to the amount of combat damage you are able to apply at any given time. If you're looking for board wipe efficiency, consider Engulfing Slagwurm and Dead-Iron Sledge. Remember, they don't say combat damage... just "blocking or blocked".

Liquidbeaver on [PRIMER] Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician

4 weeks ago

Another exciting addition: Kusari-Gama!

Many thanks to Thegru3some2some for finding it. They messaged me about being disappointed because they liked the effect and included it in their version of the deck, but then realized it fell off the sac'd creature and didn't have an effect. Turns out that this isn't true, according to Rule 112.7a. Once a triggered ability is on the stack, it will go looking for the last known information about the creature that put it there even if it changed zones (i.e. died), which is a similar ruling that allows Basilisk Collar's Lifelink and Deathtouch to work with the Ib-splosion Goblins!

Kusari-gama in some ways is even better than Nemesis Mask in that, in response to the equipped Goblin attacking the opponent could tap utility creatures or manadorks so they weren't able to block, saving them from the damage. Kusari-gama means they either block the Goblin and everything they own gets hit, or they don't block at all, letting us have free damage and giving us the opportunity to pump it.

Not only does this tie in well with Repercussion and Soul-Scar Mage, it is also is uneffected by most fog spells (most specify combat damage). If a Goblin happens to have Nemesis Mask equipped as well, if there were 10 blocking creatures each one would take 44 damage (!!!), 40 from Kusari-gama, and 4 from the Goblin blowing up.

This is the most fun include in this deck in a long time. I am very excited to get it out on the battlefield ASAP!

Liquidbeaver on [PRIMER] Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician

4 weeks ago

Another exciting addition: Kusari-Gama!

Many thanks to Thegru3some2some for finding it. They messaged me about being disappointed because they liked the effect and included it in their version of the deck, but then realized it fell off the sac'd creature and didn't have an effect. Turns out that this isn't true, according to Rule 112.7a. Once a triggered ability is on the stack, it will go looking for the last known information about the creature that put it there even if it changed zones (i.e. died), which is the same ruling that allows Basilisk Collar's Lifelink and Deathtouch to work with the Ib-splosion Goblins!

Kusari-gama in some ways is even better than Nemesis Mask in that, in response to the equipped Goblin attacking the opponent could tap utility creatures or manadorks so they weren't able to block, saving them from the damage. Kusari-gama means they either block the Goblin and everything they own gets hit, or they don't block at all, letting us have free damage and giving us the opportunity to pump it.

Not only does this tie in well with Repercussion and Soul-Scar Mage, it is also is uneffected by most Fog spells. If a Goblin happens to have Nemesis Mask equipped as well, each creature the opponent controls would take 4 damage from Kusari-gama, and each blocking creature would take an additional 4 damage from the Goblin blowing up!

This is the most fun include in this deck in a long time. I am very excited to draw it ASAP!

Liquidbeaver on Thegru3some2some

4 weeks ago

Hey so I finally read your comment about how your Ib deck has been doing, but it isn't on my wall so I can't reply to it anymore.

So I was thinking about Kusari-Gama, and I'm pretty sure it still works for the same reason Basilisk Collar still works with Ib sacrifices.

Look up rule 112.7a. It means that even though you are sacrificing it, because the sac puts a trigger on the stack it goes back to look at any other triggered abilities the creature had when it died, and sees the Kusari-gama, so even though it does fall off, it still does 4 damage to all of their creatures!

I found that rule (and two or 3 more) when someone suggested Basilisk Collar and I thought it fell off and didn't do anything as well, but they pointed me to 702.2e that is specifically about Deathtouch, and there is a rule a bit later that says the same thing about Lifelink.

That is such a good effect (another Nemesis Mask is insane), that I am immediately putting it in once I get confirmation from a judge that it works how I am reading (it's worded the same as the Collar is, so I am confident I am right).

Great catch!

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