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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
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.
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:
3x Waste Not
Mass draw/discard spells 10
Counterspell + mass draw/graveyard shuffle 8
Ritual goodstuff 7
4x Dark Ritual
2x Bojuka Bog
2 weeks ago
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
Hope this helps
2 weeks ago
my recommendation is that you put in dark ritual. here is why.
3 weeks ago
Things I would cut:Foresee , Talrand, Sky Summoner , Pilgrim's Eye , Nightscape Familiar , Fleshbag Marauder , Baleful Strix , Evil Twin , Dack's Duplicate , Augur of Bolas , Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver , Opportunity , Dispel , Guttersnipe
4 weeks ago
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!
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.