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.)
|Want (2)||Vee.o , BaconTrail|
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Nemesis Mask occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%
Nemesis Mask Discussion
5 days ago
Any Glissa, the Traitor deck rude enough to play Mindslaver should be running Forbidden Orchard. These three cards form a perma-lock on a single player so long as you are not disrupted. Also, consider looking into some self mill. With Glissa, your graveyard becomes a toolbox/hand-extension that you really want to see filled. Dakmor Salvage, Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Thug are all cheap dredgers that can turn one card draw into 2-5 in the graveyard. Hell, even Golgari Grave-Troll is cheap now that it's banned in modern. If you want to break the bank a bit, Life from the Loam and good utility lands like Strip Mine, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth or Cabal Coffers are all very happy to live in this deck. If you're looking for cards to drop, I know they can be fun and are a little safer to use with Glissa's ability, but cards like Nemesis Mask and Viridian Longbow are so, so much better off as instant speed removal spells like Putrefy or Windgrace's Judgment. Golgari removal spells hit a wider range of targets and many run at instant speed, making them far more versatile than the cheeky equipment shenanigans Glissa can do. Remember, all she cares about is seeing a creature die, she doesn't need to be the one to do it! Hope something here helps you out. I have a 75% Glissa deck that runs several of the cards I mentioned here and I have to say she is easily my favorite commander. Best of luck!
2 months ago
Hey Warmark! Decided to check out this Varina brew. I was excited to see her when she leaked as I think many of us were for white to be a part of the zombie color-pie. I never could move off of Grimgrin though. He’s too badass!
Anyway, I know you’re more than likely going hard on your creatureless theme, but I can’t help but think how Mentor of the Meek and Mirror Entity would do here. My thinking is by adding in Mentor you could free up some other sorcery/instant card slots (some of the weaker card draws) because Mentor feels like it would have a huge impact. Most likely something to be tested though. It also helps that Varina is a draw engine in herself.
Nemesis Mask could prove deadly when you have some tokens on board. I love doing this to people.
Cool theme +1
2 months ago
Cool deck! I haven’t played with anything from Eldraine so it was weird seeing stuff like Turn into a Pumpkin on here and it being a real card. Anyway, I would suggest more unblockable stuff for Bolas to lunch through and some different mana boosters since he is also expensive to play.
High Tide , Bubbling Muck , or the high risk-high reward Mana Flare (a personal favorite) could be used to your advantage. The former two are obviously one-offs but could be clutch and get you off to a fast start. Mana Flare can have it’s obvious downsides but it’s a cheap way to boost your own. Think about it.
As for the unblockable, I’d recommend Rogue's Passage , Dauthi Embrace , Snake Umbra , Trailblazer's Boots , Whispersilk Cloak , Gift of the Deity or Nemesis Mask (to equip to a different a creature], Prowler's Helm and Hot Soup ! There a bunch a different ways you can go and many of what I suggest you may not go for but they would make Bolas harder to block.
+1 Good Luck!
4 months ago
Love the tribal theme!
Of course, there are some great tribal and gruul lands you can add, but then it starts getting expensive. I would consider tagging this as a "budget deck"; imo, budget tribal (espically more obsecure creature types) are the best! Really forces for some creative deck building.
I would check out your mana base and decide if Gruul Turf is a really needed. Personally, i'm not a big fan of these cards due to the risk/slow speed, but if you like them, play them!!
I did a few playtests and it plays a bit slower than expected. I would certainly recommend adding a 4th Kird Ape . Are you open to adding mana accelleration? I'm sure there are a few solid ones that won't be too far outside of theme. Oh, have you considered using an Emerald Medallion ?! Monkeys like to steal shiny things!! I think it would create a lot of value. Urza lands would work nice, but I feel it may be too far from the theme.
I think Alpha Status is a "win more" card in this sorta mana heavy/bigger critter deck, where by the time you play it to have value (e.g. 3 or more creatures on the board, for +4/+4), it may be too late or not as rewarding. Now that I look at some of the oracle wording, some apes are now considered a monkey, so they won't help each other out... boo.
For Monkey Cage , maybe cut 1 because I think you will need a lot of mana to guarantee it to give you value e.g. a creature with mana cost 3 or greater.
Man... I so many ideas!
How about Summit Apes !! Those with your Gorilla Berserkers with first strike and/or lure equipment. Viridian Claw , Nemesis Mask <--maybe too slow?? Spells, Roar of Challenge or Declare Dominance <--bonus gorilla art!!
Play around with it and I'll check back!
5 months ago
becks16 thanks for the comment! I know of all those cards but I definitely never considered them here. I think they are good suggestions. I’ll take some time to consider the latter two, but it may not be enough bang for my buck. The colossus is super interesting if I find enough success creating those situations when Nemesis Mask comes in handy.
6 months ago
I LOVE this deck! Lol we both have pirate decks with “Booty” in the name. If you are interested check mine out here.
My theme, while also pirates, only focuses on the pirates with ETB effects since they synergize better with Marchesa. I really wanted to use Beckett Brass which is who I started out as with commander but I couldn’t make the deck play well enough. I like your build a lot more than what I had when I was using BB. Just some thoughts to help make your pirates more elusive: Panic Attack , Outmaneuver , Wave of Indifference , Nemesis Mask , and Breaker of Armies type effects should work pretty well. Obviously a card like Panic Attack isn’t great but just trying to suggest something different. In the vein of Coat of Arms there is also Shared Animosity . Kindred Discovery is great draw for a deck like this too!
Awesome deck! +1
7 months ago
It’s all good! Glad to see some passion with this. I totally agree Skullbriar is often overlooked and most of the decklists on here are certainly outdated a bit. I think that’s generally because most folks are turned off of Voltron decks, since they are so one-sided for the most part. In multiplayer they aren't viewed much as a threat.
I’d see how Inspiring and Expertise pan out for you and if they end uo being lame jank than totally take them out. To me, they seen like natural card draw fits for this deck.
If you keep collector in I would agree with your sentiment with removing your 1-2 mana rocks and put in some green (or black) ramp to avoid having it affect you. Simple stuff like Cultivate or Rampant Growth , Farseek , Crypt Ghast , etc.
I really like Bow of Nylea especially teamed up with stuff like Nemesis Mask or Enlarge or Emergent Growth (I’m sorry I keep bringing those up lol). A cool way to board wioe though. Plus the Bow adds counters which is what we want to do.
I say Fireshrieker over the flail because to me, if you go the route of the flail, I would just rather have Hot Soup. Straight evasion over double damage—in other words “guaranteed” damage over maybe double seems better to me. Plus double strike is nifty, strictly better to me than just double damage.
7 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions, lifemtg. I'd consider adding Darksteel Forge , but it's $20 I'm not willing to pay on one card right now. I do like the combo with Nev's Disk, though, and Nev's Disk would be a decent addition, too, and I will keep it in mind. The only bad thing about the Disk is it really puts a target on you for turn. Ratchet Bomb and Steel Hellkite run well in its place.
I had cut Nemesis Mask for Poison-Tip Archer , but didn't consider cutting a land for it. I'm already at 35, and am really leery about dropping much lower than that. Do you think I could get away with running 34 lands? I just worry about a bad draw?