Nightscape Familiar

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

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters Common
Commander 2013 Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Common
Planeshift Common

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Nightscape Familiar

Creature — Zombie

Blue spells and red spells you cast cost 1 less to cast.

1B: Regenerate Nightscape Familiar.

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Nightscape Familiar Discussion

RedJokr on Kess (Geneva) Build 1.1

6 days ago

Get rid of Phenax, God of Deception for sure. Your amount of creatures won't benefit. Mystical Tutor just as a tutor and Dreadbore for a decent form of removal. Nightscape Familiar is helpful due to it making Blue and Red spells cost one less. Toxic Deluge. Echo Mage if you're able to level him up in time. Torment of Hailfire as another card to fill mana into. At the moment, I cannot think of anything else.

goblinguiderevealpls on Nekusar, The Mind Razer

2 weeks ago

Like i said in the original post, nekusar hates creatures, in fact he kind of hates anything living/not dead lol. he is a wizard spell commander and his ability revolves around draw spells, therefore i would run 2 or 3 nekusar and very few actual combat creatures

Nekusar is a wizard, he isnt meant for combat he is meant to augment spells :) thraximundar and gravecrawler are good cards, but those are meant for zombie tribal. Which is usually dimir, but thrax is a different deck entirely and costs too much to hard cast so basically is asking for reanimation

If you want a zombie tribal deck, Sedris, the Traitor King or Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is your man, both have a place in my heart but sadly zombie tribal is very slow and often doesnt perform well.. i used to play grimgrin but his performance dissapointed me and he is the "best" zombie tribal commander, even invested/tuned he still was meh :/

Personally, id remove most of the creatures outside of nekusar and replace it with rituals and wheels

To make a long story short, If i were to make a budget list itd look like:

Enchantment 6

3x Waste Not

3x Megrim

Creature 9

3x Nekusar, the Mindrazer

4x Nightscape Familiar

2x Archfiend of Ifnir

Mass draw/discard spells 10

3x Reforge the Soul

3x Burning Inquiry

2x Windfall

2x Whispering Madness

Counterspell + mass draw/graveyard shuffle 8

4x Commit / Memory

4x Arcane Denial

Ritual goodstuff 7

4x Dark Ritual

3x Seething Song

20 land

2x Bojuka Bog

3x Cephalid Coliseum

3x Crumbling Necropolis

3x Crypt of the Eternals

4x mountain

3x island

2x swamp

goblinguiderevealpls on Nekusar, The Mind Razer

2 weeks ago

Hey @screamer51.

I love nekusar and everything about him, I started building him as soon as he was spoiled, and now have an insanely tuned and budgetless competitive multiplayer edh deck

Anyways, what would I recommend for budget casual constructed?

As you can see by my deck, i learned that nekusar loves Wheel of Fortune and is more of a spellslinger draw theme than zombie tribal.

That being said, if you want to build around the lich king, creatures should be your last priority,

If i were to make a casual nekusar constructed that is effective, i would run things like Reforge the Soul, Liliana's Caress, Time Reversal

In a 20 life format, nekusar only needs 3 "draw 7" or mass loot spells to kill an opponent, and thankfully a majority of these are cheap.

Reforge the Soul

Day's Undoing

Waste Not

Megrim

Fevered Visions

Wheel of Fate

Burning Inquiry

Windfall

Whispering Madness

Molten Psyche

Dark Deal

Cerebral Vortex

Winds of Change

Second to wheels and forced draw, nekusar is kind of high cmc for a creature, so things like Nightscape Familiar can help you cast more spells faster, speaking of more spells, grixis has access to a beautiful array of rituals that you can chain into nekusar much earlier than turn 5 and also allow you to cast more wheels after refreshing your hand

The budget rituals include

High Tide

Bubbling Muck

Dark Ritual

Seething Song

Desperate Ritual

Pyretic Ritual

Cabal Ritual

Cards like Geth's Grimoire and Jace's Archivist can easily win you the game if left unchecked, and there are other forms of draw damage in Phyrexian Tyranny Fevered Visions Underworld Dreams Spiteful Visions

As far as cheap counterspells, Arcane Denial is BONKERS cuz it can deal draw damage with its draw, Sign in Blood is a cheap card draw that you can use to draw OR kill opponents by stacking it with nekusar.

Cards that save you from wheels decking you out

Memory

Library of Leng

Laboratory Maniac

Other than "wheel" and countermagic, you can also mill opponents with Mindcrank or Sphinx's Tutelage, reanimate wheeled creatures with stuff like Stitch Together, or run discard like Despise or Duress, and Cephalid Coliseum is INSANE as a cheap 1-of in edh, id be scared to see what 3 or 4 could do.

Lastly, a spell decks worst weakmess is CREATURES

now im going to assume you're not going to be slinging Damnation around, but theres tons of budget alternatives in the likely case that opponents will have more creatures than you

Deadly Tempest

Decree of Pain

Extinguish All Hope

And if you're still itching to run creatures even though i would not advise many, here are a few options thar nekusar has liked in the past

Nightscape Familiar

Kederekt Parasite

Sire Of Insanity

Goblin Electromancer

Jace's Archivist

Magus of the Wheel

Magus of the Jar

Fate Unraveler

Master of the Feast

Noggle Ransacker

Whirlpool Warrior

Laboratory Maniac

Hope this helps

Cybird13 on Bolas and Bolas

2 weeks ago

my recommendation is that you put in dark ritual. here is why.

  1. Swamp
  2. Mountain, Nightscape Familiar
  3. Island, Dark Ritual, Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh

Abhinav7354 on That Mardoo That You Do

4 weeks ago

I think you could use Nightscape Familiar and Thunderscape Familiar because they are ramp early game and they are blockers late game.

dsigsbee on Your Reward is Eternity - The Scarab God EDH

1 month ago

golgariizzet I love the mono black plague feel of your edh (+1 from me!) - this deck used to be a Grimgrin, Corpse-Born deck that more or less took that approach. Instead of Seal of the Guildpact I was thinking Jet Medallion because I am running heavy in black, possibly in addition to Black Market. dlaxw7 I like the idea of Nightscape Familiar, but since I'm so heavy in black, I don't think there is room for him here. Although, Geth, Lord of the Vault seems like someone I should try to make room for. Thanks again for all the great suggestions guys!

dlaxw7 on Your Reward is Eternity - The Scarab God EDH

1 month ago

You might consider Nightscape Familiar for ramp. He's a zombie that makes your blue spells a little cheaper, plus he's got regenerate that gets reduced to B with Training Grounds or Heartstone. He doesn't hit mono-black spells though, which is a bit of a bummer.

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