Nemesis Mask

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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

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

2 weeks ago

Pallino: Basilisk Collar is there because of the low cost and the Lifelink, I don't really care about the Deathtouch.

If I put the Collar onto a token, and Ib is out, a creature blocking that token will cause it to blow up because of Ib's ability, dealing 4 damage to that creature. Ib's explosion ability is a sacrifice and then replacement effect, and the sacrifice checks for stats or abilities at the moment the creature was sacc'd. What this means is that that token still has Deathtouch (not normally a big deal, but can be nice for huge creatures), as well as Lifelink, when it explodes. If I have one creature blocking my token, I do 4 damage to the blocking creature, and gain 4 life. Pretty nice, but not at all worth the include of a whole equipment.

Where it really starts to get out of control, is when I can force blockers, either through Nemesis Mask or Invasion Plans. This means that one token is now doing 4 x (number of blockers) worth of damage, and healing for that amount. Just 10 creatures is 40 health!

If Purphoros, God of the Forge happens to be a creature and not an enchantment, I can equip the Basilisk Collar to him and every creature coming in is healing for 2-8 life, depending on how many opponents there are.

I can also put it onto Skirk Fire Marshal. Since he had protection from Red, he doesn't get hit by his own fireball, so he heals for 10 x (number of other creatures + number of players). Since it is Lifelink, the healing and damage are reconciled at the same time, so I wouldn't kill myself even if I was at or below 10 life. This would be different if the effect said "when equipped creature does damage, gain life equal to the damage dealt", because the healing would be put on the stack after all the damage was assigned. If you have enough untapped Goblins, you can also put multiple stacks of his ability on the stack at the same time.

luin on 9 degrees of Flanking

1 month ago

Thanks! I made some other changes to make the mana curve more balanced. The main change consists of 4 Sidewinder Sliver, which can make the combo even more powerful. Then I replaced Prison Term with Nemesis Mask as a secondary combo with a multi-flanker.

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

2 months ago

Added Glacial Crevasses back in, and it and Goblin Sledder won me the very next game against an Angel tribal control deck that I've never beaten. I forgot how much I liked it.

Testing Gravity Sphere again to see if it is the right way to go about countering my biggest creature weakness.

Added Mizzium Mortars per a recommendation by VraskaTheCursed. It is a great compliment to Blasphemous Act.

Testing Mind's Eye and Farsight Maskfor more draw. If I don't like the speed of them, I will put Reforge the Soul back in their place, unless I can find another big draw spell I like more. Wheels have been doing a lot of great work for me lately.

Removed:

Treasonous Ogre - Great card, but I found myself not casting it a lot because I didn't need blistering ramp so much.

Godo, Bandit Warlord - I love this card, but the CMC makes it a hard include. The better my draw gets, the less I need highly costed tutors, but tutoring my Nemesis Mask, Basilisk Collar, or Thornbite Staffand freecasting it can be really nice. May find it's way back in.

Expedition Map - It's hard to quantify the benefit of this card. Sideboarding it until I notice I miss it.

EternalBrewmaster on Bad Luck Brion

2 months ago

Rage Nimbus is definitely low priority but it's a great way to force your opponents to run their creatures into each other and leave themselves more open for you. There are probably just better options like Avatar of Slaughter. If you add more mana ramp in the form of some of my other suggestions and Gilded Lotus, Caged Sun, Gauntlet of Power, and Thran Dynamo you should have enough mana for Nim Deathmantle. Definitely you should have Neheb, the Eternal in the deck, and he would also contribute to making the Deathmantle amazing. If you are really tight for budget then yeah, stay away from the deathmantle for now. For Helm of Possession, the point is that Brion might get killed, or become too expensive to cast and you just have a bunch of Ball Lightning creatures that don't do anything so the Helm is another way to turn them into value by stealing other people's creatures. Armillary Sphere isn't actually ramp since it puts them in your hand; just play cards that put them into play instead and that you may be able to reuse, like Burnished Hart. I forgot to mention Sun Titan, but he should absolutely be in here, given that so many of your dudes that come in to smash and die are 3 CMC or less. Infiltration Lens is what I suggest to replace Staff of Nin. It works perfectly in your deck's plan and is super cheap. Combine it with Nemesis Mask for all the cards. For Sunforger you should generally be building the deck around it in the first place, or playing at least 10 targets and Mistveil Plains. Of all the cards I recommended, Lifeline is definitely the most important. I would say no to Sneak Attack and Kiki-Jiki, they're too expensive for the effects without saving you much in this deck. Dreadnought is interesting though.

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

2 months ago

Added Glacial Crevasses back in, and it and Goblin Sledder won me the very next game against an Angel tribal control deck that I've never beaten. I forgot how much I liked it.

Testing Gravity Sphere again to see if it is the right way to go about countering my biggest creature weakness.

Added Mizzium Mortars per a recommendation by VraskaTheCursed. It is a great compliment to Blasphemous Act.

Testing Mind's Eye and Farsight Mask for more draw. If I don't like the speed of them, I will put Reforge the Soul back in their place, unless I can find another big draw spell I like more. Wheels have been doing a lot of great work for me lately.

Removed:

Treasonous Ogre - Great card, but I found myself not casting it a lot because I didn't need blistering ramp so much.

Godo, Bandit Warlord - I love this card, but the CMC makes it a hard include. The better my draw gets, the less I need highly costed tutors, but tutoring my Nemesis Mask, Basilisk Collar, or Thornbite Staff and freecasting it can be really nice. May find it's way back in.

Expedition Map - It's hard to quantify the benefit of this card. Sideboarding it until I notice I miss it.

EternalBrewmaster on Knights of the flanking order

2 months ago

Puresteel Paladin and about 10 cool equipment to be your knights' weapons. The swords of X and Y seem obvious, if a bit expensive, Behemoth Sledge would be cool. Infiltration Lens plus Nemesis Mask is a favorite combo of mine for huge card draw. Loxodon Warhammer and Sword of the Animist are also fantastic.

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

3 months ago

mlequesne: Thanks for commenting! I found out about Invasion Plans a long time ago, but had dismissed it quickly because at the time I would have never wanted another player to choose MY blockers, because I couldn't consistently get tokens out and I wanted to protect my lords. Now that the deck is much more consistent, this could come out as a finisher, or only when I can guarantee it won't hurt me as bad as it will hurt the other players. Nemesis Mask is one of my favorite cards in the deck, so doubling up on that effect will be awesome. It would also allow me to more easily add Infiltration Lens into the deck for more draw, something I've been trying to justify for a long time.

Great suggestion!

ReRe on Saskia is Calling You Out

3 months ago

Nemesis Mask ... you have so many great creatures that i dont want to block or you can just get the team through buy sacrificing one critter .

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