Nemesis of Mortals

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Theros (THS) Uncommon

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Nemesis of Mortals

Creature — Snake

Nemesis of Mortals costs 1 less to cast for each creature card in your graveyard.

7{G}{G}: Monstrosity 5. This ability costs 1 less to activate for each creature card in your graveyard. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put five +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)

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Nemesis of Mortals Discussion

Kaleb_H99 on Meren Death Means Nothing to Me

3 weeks ago

ZendikariWol and bushido_man96 to explain the mana curve, 1/3 of my deck is lands, the second 1/3 has CMC of 1-3 which I have found that I have no trouble finding creatures and other cards that I can cast. The last 1/3 of my deck has CMC 4-9 and I decided to keep the mana curve static. The reason being is this entire deck involves interacting with my graveyard and being able to play cards for free so it doesn't bother me having multiple CMC expensive cards. I've been playing this deck a lot lately and haven't found myself struggling for mana in any way. bushido_man96 I have actually found if anything, I have too many sacrifice outlets because I can recure them quickly and the reason for having the sacrifice outlets is to build my experience counters or put creatures into my graveyard for an ETG ability or recure for an ETB ability. ZendikariWol I'll start explaining your list of cards. Carnage Tyrant yes that is exactly the purpose is to be a finisher. It's a large creature that I can continue to play and recure, however if you do have a better card let me know! Elvish Piper I will admit I don't play at much as I thought I would in this deck, but the times I find myself playing it are the times that I need it the most. I previous discussed that there are multiple higher end CMC cards. Elvish Piper let's me play a large creature from hand for free, then I can cast a large creature regularly, then recure a large creature with Meren. Kessig Cagebreakers like you said it is a really good card that gets me a ton of tokens that I can use for sacrifice outlets, chump blockers, to combo with Craterhoof Behemoth, or just overrun opponents with. Grave Titan I will have to disagree about it only being a decent card. I can play him, attack with him, sac him, then recur him for 6 2/2 zombies in one turn. Do I get those results every time I play him, no, but a large creature with deathtouch that provides tokens has been extremely useful in this deck. Gray Merchant of Asphodel yes in the early game I won't be keeping as much permanents on the board, but this card isn't meant to be used as much until later in the game, however even if I played this card where I only had Meren and the Merchant that is 3 black devotion, and with commander games you usually have 3 opponents which means dealing 3 damage a piece while gaining 9 life. Nemesis of Mortals yes another game finisher, but I find I can also play it early for 2 green mana and getting a 5/5 creature which isn't a bad thing. Pelakka Wurm can be a finisher, but another card which I can play, gain 7 life, sacrifice to draw a card, then recure for another 7 life. Oracle of Mul Daya is a mana ramp card that's a creature which means recuring it if I need it. For this entire deck to synergize I need to run more creatures so I don't have many mana rocks. Oracle helps finding the extra lands I need and helps get lands onto the battlefield quicker so I have less lands in hand and more cards I can play. Sidisi, Undead Visier and Rune-Scarred Demon were both cards I was considering and I chose Rune-Scarred Demon because it was a flier. However I really do like Sidisi, Undead Visier because it includes a sacrifice outlet and has Deathtouch. Stonehoof Chieftain is another game finisher, the start of the game is more focused on building up my engine, mid game is locking out opponents and taking control, end game is to completely take out opponents. Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger is a way to lock out opponents, yes it does receive a lot of hate from opponents, but with this deck I don't care if it is killed because I can recure him. The bonus is getting double mana and being another large creature. Rise of the Dark Realms is the ultimate game finisher. Within my Sacrifice creatures it includes my opponents sacrificing creatures so I always get value out of playing Rise of the Dark Realms. It creates a full board that I can fully swing out with and finish the game. I like Jarad's Orders and is actually not a card I've considered before. I'll have to think about including it because it only applies to creatures and there are times the card I want to put in hand isn't a creature. Conjurer's Closet I've only been able to play a couple times in game, so I don't have a good idea of how well it works in the deck yet, but it helps repeating an ETB effect. Exquisite Blood I will admit to being a strange inclusion and I debated putting in the Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo. I also debated just having Sanguine Bond over Exquisite Blood but decided to keep it because it can happen any time an opponent loses life, not just when I deal damage to them. Deadbridge Chant is actually extremely good in this deck, it puts cards into my graveyard, and I've only not gotten a creature card a couple of times. Palace Siege hasn't been as useful because it puts the card back into hand but it better in mid and end game because I will have enough mana for it. This explains some of the issues pointed out, and I really appreciate your inputs! However, based of the times I've played it so far I've not had any problems really. There are always going to be better cards out there too, but I've pointed this more toward the playstyle of my playgroup. If there are changes that I need to find, I'll always look at the suggestions you guys have posted though. Thanks again!

Kaleb_H99 on Meren Death Means Nothing to Me

3 weeks ago

ZendikariWol and bushido_man96 to explain the mana curve, 1/3 of my deck is lands, the second 1/3 has CMC of 1-3 which I have found that I have no trouble finding creatures and other cards that I can cast. The last 1/3 of my deck has CMC 4-9 and I decided to keep the mana curve static. The reason being is this entire deck involves interacting with my graveyard and being able to play cards for free so it doesn't bother me having multiple CMC expensive cards. I've been playing this deck a lot lately and haven't found myself struggling for mana in any way. bushido_man96 I have actually found if anything, I have too many sacrifice outlets because I can recure them quickly and the reason for having the sacrifice outlets is to build my experience counters or put creatures into my graveyard for an ETG ability or recure for an ETB ability. ZendikariWol I'll start explaining your list of cards. Carnage Tyrant yes that is exactly the purpose is to be a finisher. It's a large creature that I can continue to play and recure, however if you do have a better card let me know! Elvish Piper I will admit I don't play at much as I thought I would in this deck, but the times I find myself playing it are the times that I need it the most. I previous discussed that there are multiple higher end CMC cards. Elvish Piper let's me play a large creature from hand for free, then I can cast a large creature regularly, then recure a large creature with Meren. Kessig Cagebreakers like you said it is a really good card that gets me a ton of tokens that I can use for sacrifice outlets, chump blockers, to combo with Craterhoof Behemoth, or just overrun opponents with. Grave Titan I will have to disagree about it only being a decent card. I can play him, attack with him, sac him, then recur him for 6 2/2 zombies in one turn. Do I get those results every time I play him, no, but a large creature with deathtouch that provides tokens has been extremely useful in this deck. Gray Merchant of Asphodel yes in the early game I won't be keeping as much permanents on the board, but this card isn't meant to be used as much until later in the game, however even if I played this card where I only had Meren and the Merchant that is 3 black devotion, and with commander games you usually have 3 opponents which means dealing 3 damage a piece while gaining 9 life. Nemesis of Mortals yes another game finisher, but I find I can also play it early for 2 green mana and getting a 5/5 creature which isn't a bad thing. Pelakka Wurm can be a finisher, but another card which I can play, gain 7 life, sacrifice to draw a card, then recure for another 7 life. Oracle of Mul Daya is a mana ramp card that's a creature which means recuring it if I need it. For this entire deck to synergize I need to run more creatures so I don't have many mana rocks. Oracle helps finding the extra lands I need and helps get lands onto the battlefield quicker so I have less lands in hand and more cards I can play. Sidisi, Undead Visier and Rune-Scarred Demon were both cards I was considering and I chose Rune-Scarred Demon because it was a flier. However I really do like Sidisi, Undead Visier because it includes a sacrifice outlet and has Deathtouch. Stonehoof Chieftain is another game finisher, the start of the game is more focused on building up my engine, mid game is locking out opponents and taking control, end game is to completely take out opponents. Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger is a way to lock out opponents, yes it does receive a lot of hate from opponents, but with this deck I don't care if it is killed because I can recure him. The bonus is getting double mana and being another large creature. Rise of the Dark Realms is the ultimate game finisher. Within my Sacrifice creatures it includes my opponents sacrificing creatures so I always get value out of playing Rise of the Dark Realms. It creates a full board that I can fully swing out with and finish the game. I like Jarad's Orders and is actually not a card I've considered before. I'll have to think about including it because it only applies to creatures and there are times the card I want to put in hand isn't a creature. Conjurer's Closet I've only been able to play a couple times in game, so I don't have a good idea of how well it works in the deck yet, but it helps repeating an ETB effect. Exquisite Blood I will admit to being a strange inclusion and I debated putting in the Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo. I also debated just having Sanguine Bond over Exquisite Blood but decided to keep it because it can happen any time an opponent loses life, not just when I deal damage to them. Deadbridge Chant is actually extremely good in this deck, it puts cards into my graveyard, and I've only not gotten a creature card a couple of times. Palace Siege hasn't been as useful because it puts the card back into hand but it better in mid and end game because I will have enough mana for it. This explains some of the issues pointed out, and I really appreciate your inputs! However, based of the times I've played it so far I've not had any problems really. There are always going to be better cards out there too, but I've pointed this more toward the playstyle of my playgroup. If there are changes that I need to find, I'll always look at the suggestions you guys have posted though. Thanks again!

ZendikariWol on Meren Death Means Nothing to Me

3 weeks ago

You've got a killer deck here! However, you did leave me a little to pick apart. I'm gonna just suggest a few cuts and link my deck below. Pick what you need from it!

Carnage Tyrant, while a pretty good card, doesn't really contribute to your theme, except as a finisher; a role which could be played by several arguably better cards.

Elvish Piper is a very good card but there are a lot of decks that could utilize it better and a lot of cards this deck could better utilize.

Kessig Cagebreakers is really heckin good but it's also 5 mana and your curve is super high so...

Grave Titan is pretty good but honestly nothing crazy.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel may not be all that awesome here, considering the amount of permanents you'll have on the battlefield consistently.

Nemesis of Mortals is... bad. Like Carnage Tyrant, all it is is a huge creature- and it's basically just Gigantosaurus with a build-around. There are better creatures for this deck.

Pelakka Wurm is good but not 7 mana worth of good.

Oracle of Mul Daya is great but serves little purpose here.

Sidisi, Undead Vizier is way better than Rune-Scarred Demon in this deck.

Stonehoof Chieftain seems an odd inclusion, given this is really not a beatdown deck.

Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger is powerful, but I've found it draws too much hate to be... playable.

Rise of the Dark Realms is prohibitively mana-costly.

Jarad's Orders will usually be better than Final Parting here.

Conjurer's Closet is not super good here.

Exquisite Blood is downright confusing. You have no synergy with it.

Palace Siege is a worse Deadbridge Chant here and that's saying something because Chant is not very good here. Not bad, but not very good.

Your mana curve is really really bad, dude. Like it's not the worst I've seen but still I can't imagine you're putting an engine together until turn 5 or 6, and that's just not fast enough. By then your opponents will probably be in a spot where they're picking on you and it's tough for you to stabilize, and by then even if you manage to their boards will be way more developed. Imma link my deck here, see if you can steal any of my cheap stuff!


Okay, the Whole Death Thing? Minor Setback.

Commander / EDH ZendikariWol

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skeletonbarrel on Snakes making a comeback!

1 month ago

Tuminaro I tried door of destinies and found it a little slow. Kaseto, beast master, and the other two snake lords were enough of a boost for me.

I run more of a token deck, so my experience might be different? I have debated putting in coat of arms, especially since snakes is a pretty uncommon creature type.

Did you see Nemesis of Mortals? That could be a good add since you're running skull clamp + 1/1 creatures.

bienemaya on #ggg (golgari graveyard goodness)

3 months ago

Thank you Silverdrake! I have modified the list a little and am currently testing it out! Why do you think Nemesis of Mortals doesnt fit? It benefits from creatures in my graveyard, much like Splinterfright. Also, while I like the Delve mechanic, it might delay me reaching delirium for Grim Flayer... Liliana of the Veil is out of budget unfortunately.

Silverdrake on #ggg (golgari graveyard goodness)

3 months ago

Nemesis of Mortals doesn't play into your gameplan at all, I'd cut it if I were you. Vengevine probably deserves a spot here. Rotting Rats is nice discard that can work from the grave and puts a card in your yard. Gurmag Angler and Tasigur, the Golden Fang can put lands and non-creatures that you've dumped to some use by using them as a part of the cost. Gravecrawler can keep coming back, though the 9 zombies you have right now might not be enough to support that. Maelstrom Pulse is a powerful spell you could run 1-2 of. Liliana of the Veil would fit beautifully in here if you can afford her. That's all I can think of...

EDIT: Hah, I don't play this color combination often so I didn't realize the price on most of these cards... sorry for the not-so-budget suggestions. I still think Rotting Rats, Gurmag, and Gravecrawler deserve spots though if you can fit them.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

GoblinsBeatElves on Mono Green Devotion Mana Ramp

4 months ago

Ok, first of all, nice deck, I like the idea of it.

Second, I do have a concern about this. Rumbling Baloth is just an overall bad card. It’s just a 4/4 for 4, with two devotion. It’s a common for a reason. In terms of everything, Leatherback Baloth is better in just about every way.

Nemesis of Mortals doesn’t feel in place in a deck like this. It works best in a deck based on putting cards in the graveyard, and you might get a small bit of reduction, but not enough to make it full value. If you chose the above two cards in terms of devotion, two symbols isn’t enough to justify a spot in the deck. Vorapede, Gigantosaurus, and if you can afford some, Khalni Hydra, which are also decent for their mana cost. Good job with the other bits, though.

I tried to make a ramp deck with a devotion subtheme, feel free too check it out. Devotion To Ramping. It uses the Acolytes instead of Nykthos, and wants to ramp hard into big trampling threats.

TheLineGuy on Card creation challenge

6 months ago

Land Grab -

Enchantment

Whenever a player plays a land, any other player may give that player control of a permanent. If they do, they take control of that land.

If more than one player pays this cost, they contest it.

(Each player that payed the effects cost reveals the top 5 cards of their library. The player who reveals cards with the highest total CMC wins the contest. Each player puts the revealed cards to the bottom of their respective libraries in any order. The winner takes control of the contested effect. Costs remain payed.)


Say you and another player are contesting the effect. You reveal 2 Forests, two Arbor Elfs and a Nemesis of Mortals. Your total is 8. The opposing player pulls 3 Swamps, a Beseech the Queen and a Duress. Their total is 7. You win the contest and take control of the land. Neither of you get your permanents back.

It becomes a gamble when multiple players are involved or when you put up something valuable as the cost (in this case). Ultimately it begs the question: Is that City of Brass worth giving up my Knight of Stromgald?


Contesting is actually kinda interesting for something I made up on the spot. Maybe more stuff with it?

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