Price of Knowledge


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 Rare

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Price of Knowledge


Players have no maximum hand size.

At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, Price of Knowledge deals damage to that player equal to the number of cards in that player's hand.

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Price of Knowledge Discussion

ClockworkSwordfish on Saskia effects?

3 weeks ago

I'm not sure how specific you're being. I mean, any card that damages "each player" or "each opponent" will qualify - Chandra's Ignition, Crackling Doom, Price of Knowledge, stuff like that.

For creatures, your best bets are things like Hydra Omnivore or Grenzo's Ruffians - though there are plenty of creatures who are just generally good in multiplayer environments.

DarkLaw on Oddest art?

1 month ago

shadow63 If you're talking about the TV show, I believe it was an episode where people's gas masks fuse with their faces.

In any case, Price of Knowledge kind of qualifies as well because the guy is trying to read things with no eyes.

bradtheimpaler13 on Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer

2 months ago

Awesome!!! I just finished converting my yidris deck into a nekusar deck. Running a lot of the same cards. Its gonna do its first run this weekend. I used to have a nekusar deck last year as well. Price of Knowledge and Seizan, Perverter of Truth both served me very well in my old Neky deck. Have you ever seen Black Vise? Kederekt Parasite is fragile as hell but its another punisher.

precociousapprentice on Queen of Embers and Ash

2 months ago

You could use a Key to the City. It is nice with several cards in your list, and is a nice way to speed up your draws.

I like your Price of Knowledge. I am not sure it works in my Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control deck as well as in yours, but it is something to consider.

Guildsofravnica on Grixis Wheel of doom

2 months ago

first of all, you have 2 copies of Laboratory Maniac and Swans of Bryn Argoll has the color identity blue white. Now you'll want to focus a lot on lots of card draw and punishing people for card draw, I would add Price of Knowledge, Dark Deal, Jace's Archivist, Magus of the Wheel, and Well of Ideas. I would cut Laboratory Maniac, Swans of Bryn Argoll, Mana Geyser, Blighted Agent, and Barbed Shocker.

MRDOOM3 on Wheel of Misfortune

3 months ago

Jace Beleren acts as a nice version of Temple Bell with his +2 and -1. Jace, Memory Adept is also nice because of that ulti.

Spiteful Visions, Fevered Visions, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Psychosis Crawler, Forced Fruition, Howling Mine, Font of Mythos, Temple Bell, Dictate of Kruphix, Kederekt Parasite, Nin, the Pain Artist, Otherworld Atlas, Price of Knowledge, Bloodchief Ascension, Phyrexian Tyranny, Well of Ideas, and Ob Nixilis Reignited are also really nice cards that can go crazy with Nekusar.

Instead of Snapcaster Mage, you can run Yawgmoth's Will and/or Magus of the Will for greater recursion, since Snappy only targets one spell.

Maizena on Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer

3 months ago

GS10, first of all, thank you for the comments! :)

Breathstealer's Crypt is a GREAT card! I want to put it in the deck, just don't know what to remove.

Price of Knowledge can win a game alone. And I have cards like Omniscience, Show and Tell and Planar Bridge, the 7CMC cost is not that bad. Furthermore, if you cast it with Forced Fruition, the game is over.

No Mercy is awesome, i'm definitely trying it!

I like Seizan, Perverter of Truth because 1) it's a 6/5, protects you; 2) even though it hurts you as well, you will be able to outrace the opponents, they will take 2 damage + the damage of the 2 draws, you will take only 2 damage + two card to reestablish you hand.

Phyrexian Tyranny is a two edged sword. But the lockdown potencial is HUGE. Just need to be carefull when you cast a "wheel".

And i'm glad your friends don't like your deck. It means you builded it correctly. :)

GS10 on Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer

3 months ago

I weighed a lot if I should keep Price of Knowledge or not, due to its huge CMC, but it must be in Nekusar. Even if we are taking advantage from opponents discarding. They will be hurt if they discard and hurt if they don't. Very relevant when you make them draw, 4, 5, more than 7 sometimes, each turn; even more relevant in my case where I run cards like Breathstealer's Crypt: they will take immense damage whatever they chose.

Your list looks very similar to mine, which makes me happy since I've been fiddling with it for a few days only and it seems like I came to much of the same conclusions as you did being a more experienced Nekusar player. I am running more forms of removal, much more, but 2 enchantments that I believe work much better than Propaganda in a deck like this: No Mercy and Dissipation Field. Having creatures destroyed for hitting you will force them to leave you for last, getting them back in their hands will make you profit from cards like Price of Knowledge or be able to remove them anyway with any wheel effect. Paying just 2 per creature to attack into one almost creatureless deck won't be that punishing so I don't think Propaganda is at its best in Nekusar.

Also, both Seizan and Phyrexian Tyranny kinda hurt you, do you feel like Seizan is really needed in the deck? Wouldn't something like Thing in the Ice  Flip serve you better?

I'll share my list as soon as I post it, I'm still working on the description and will give the deck its first test this weekend.

For now, its a well deserved upvote ;)

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