Nemesis Trap

Nemesis Trap

Instant — Trap

If a white creature is attacking, you may pay {{2B}} rather than pay Nemesis Trap's mana cost.

Exile target attacking creature. Put a token that's a copy of that creature onto the battlefield. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step.

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Set Rarity
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Worldwake (WWK) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Nemesis Trap Discussion

Hissp on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 year ago

Bazzul can you convert your Demonlord Belzenlok deck to tappedout?

Love the deck idea!!

Is there any reason not to run all the man-lands (so you can block 1/1s) as well as utility cards such as Massacre and Shriekmaw (which are in your Maybeboard) as well as Contagion , Nemesis Trap , Outbreak , Ravenous Trap , Price of Fame , Damnation , Bane of the Living , Haunted Cadaver , or Boompile ?

mrdehring on Home Alone with Thantis

1 year ago

I always find that my Thantis, the Warweaver deck ran into issue of not being able to play defense and my creature getting killed in combat so I did a few things to fix that. I like all the walls as a way to keep you from attacking but when you do have to attack there are a few cards that help you survive. Akroma's Memorial is amazing. Bow of Nylea usually means they don't get blocked by the bigger creatures. Dolmen Gate and Stonehoof Chieftain make them survive combat anyway. Sight of the Scalelords may also work to make your creatures stay back on defense.

As for fun cards to add, I really enjoy my Assault Suit in this deck and Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire is great removal and a fun political card.

I know you want to get attacked so you can play "traps" to stay on flavor so Nemesis Trap , Slingbow Trap , and Stone Idol Trap seem to fit. You may also think about Baloth Cage Trap , Cobra Trap and Needlebite Trap .

As an additional comment I will mention that if you need to stop getting attacked No Mercy and Dread keep people away.

mrdehring on Ima Smash them Ankles Yo

1 year ago

You mention that you are using Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper just to add green mana. If you don't really use her for the life gain I might suggest you use Tana, the Bloodsower . The few extra chump blockers might be helpful and occasionally you may make a small army.

I see a lot of X spells here I imagine that is to take full advantage of Vial Smasher the Fierce , but you also mention that you cmc is a bit high. Delve is a good answer to this problem, cards like Tasigur's Cruelty and Dead Drop can be cast for only one mana. I see you have Murderous Cut , but see what else fits your style.

You seem creature light Bedlam Reveler and Ancient Stone Idol might be nice, both have reduced costs and the idol has flash so you can always play it when someone else is being attacked.

Baloth Cage Trap is also a way to cheat mana costs and make a creature. A few other trap cards might help bring down the cost as well. Needlebite Trap and Nemesis Trap are fun depending on your playgroup.

Caerwyn on Ir'revrykal, Entropomancer

1 year ago

The blocking ability is far too powerful for the mana cost. Because of the way it works, you're exiling before damage is ever dealt, ensuring you always exile one of their creatures, with little-to-no risk to your own.

The effect itself does not seem particularly Black. While Black can exile, it generally does not exile attacking creatures. There is one exception, Nemesis Trap , but, for the most part, exiling attacking creatures is firmly in the realm of White.

Black's involvement with combat and blocking involves destroying creatures, either as an ability or through deathtouch.

Is there a reason you want this to be a defensive ability? It might fit the colour pie a bit better if used when attacking.

Within the context of your campaign, what happens if someone fails their saves and is trapped by the black hole? Do they die, or is there a chance for them to return?

Flooremoji - Currently "exile until X leaves the battlefield" only exist on White cards. It would be a massive bend of the colour pie to put this on a non-white card.