Sigil of Sleep


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI) Common
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Common

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Sigil of Sleep

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Whenever enchanted creature deals damage to a player, return target creature that player controls to its owner's hand.

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Sigil of Sleep Discussion

Entrei on Nekusar the Rage Creater

1 week ago

Curiosity, Sigil of Sleep, Helm of the Ghastlord, Mind Over Matter, Elder Mastery, Hive Mind and Minds Aglow come to mind.

Personally, when it comes to nekusar, I have found infect isn't the way to go. What really works for me is stuff that prevents your opponents from playing stuff at instant speed combined with Nekusar, the Mindrazer enchanted with Helm of the Ghastlord, and enough draw engines to ensure you draw into a combo otherwise.

txorimalotripodea on Nekusar, when there's a wheel there's a way

2 weeks ago

@cdkime: I see your logic, in fact, I had Sigil of Sleep but in such a creature hating meta, auras are usually not worth. Yes, I've been able to make good board sweeps from time to time but usually I it was a dead card on my hand, witch takes me to the second point. I try not to put in cards that have no impact from it's own. I broke my own rule for Bloodchief Ascension but I think Mindcrank does nothing on it's own and also, if not paired with Bloodchief Ascension, milling do not help my cause.

I'll give a try to Teferi's Puzzle Box. It was on my deck on the first stages and didn't like it, but the deck has evolved since then and now I think I can manage it better and use it to finish game fast.

Philoctetes on Rayne Voltron

3 weeks ago

Upvoted because Horseshoe Crab+Hermetic Study+Sigil of Sleep was a hilarious deck during the Urza block. Love it!

cdkime on Nekusar, when there's a wheel there's a way

3 weeks ago

I am not sure about your meta, but I have had considerable luck with Sigil of Sleep. While it does not directly contribute to the "win as fast as possible" plan you've laid forth, it is an easy-to-cast card, which is obscenely powerful alongside a wheel effect, turning Nekusar into a a multi-use, overloaded Cyclonic Rift.

Mindcrank goes infinite with a charged Bloodchief Ascension. In multiplayer, this is an easy enough combo to activate.

I also want to second Teferi's Puzzle Box. Yes, it interrupts your hand, but it is a powerful finisher alongside Phyresis and a single wheel.

TheCatHerder on Mono U Burn

4 weeks ago

Sigil of Sleep is pretty hilarious with pingers as is Basilisk Collar. If you want full on aggro Ornithopter + Pongify + Unstable Mutation never fails to make me laugh.

cdkime on Poppa Wheelie

1 month ago

Couple of suggestions:

  • More wheel effects! Wheels are the crux of Nekusar's power. Whispering Madness, Dark Deal, and Molten Psyche should all be included.

  • Teferi's Puzzle Box is a great card for this deck, as it turns ever upkeep into a wheel.

  • Curiosity on Nekusar is great, netting you additional cards. When played on Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, it effectively provides infinite damage (limited only by how many cards you can draw).

  • Helm of the Ghastlord also goes pseudo-infinite with Niv-Mizzet. However, where it really shines is as an enchantment on Nekusar. Every time they draw a card, they are forced to discard one. This is made more powerful when combined with a wheel, as they will discard their hand and never be able to draw and retain any new cards.

  • Sigil of Sleep - every time they draw a card, you bounce a creature.

  • Hive Mind - Simultaneously having 2+ wheel effects in play is extraordinarily powerful.

I would also recommend cutting any cards that also damage you when you draw cards. Nekusar works best when you are generating considerable card draw, and self-flagellation is a great way to get yourself killed.

DesArthes on Dagger to the head

1 month ago

Hi, really nice deck. I planned something similar few months ago, but your deck did it better. I focused more on pingers that can target even creatures, but Sigil of Sleep did the job better. However, i suggest Razorfin Hunter instead of Firebrand Archer. And definitely this deck needs 4 copies of Needle Drop, probably instead of dream's grip or refocus. And go Hydroblast in sideboard, red burn spells are deadly here.

Hiotoko on Nekusar, The Helpless (Help Needed)

1 month ago

Well, sincerily, cut Spellbook, yeah, it cost nothing, but it do nothing unless you play storm, you already have 3 other ways to have a "no-maxhand restriction" (and Library of leng is the best of all).

Dragon Mage is another card to cut, high cmc, need a turn to do a wheel if it damage a player. In other deck is great, but not in Nekusar.

To keep creatures under control I suggest Sigil of Sleep (work same as Curiosity, great in Neku, Fate Unraveler, etc. Toxic Deluge is a nice card too. Besides that, how do you use Nixilis? as a draw engine or a way to destroy creatures? (probably)Most of the times you can't do his [-8]. I love Ob Nixilis, but in a creature based meta where you cant protect your high cmc walker, it isn't worthy. if you need a pain drawn engine, Phyrexian Arena is far better, if you need to blow up creatures use the Toxic, Damnation, Blasphemous Act, Reality Shift or others.

Consuming Aberration is a nice creature if you try to win via milling, how good is your win rate with this creature on the battlefield? if you didnt win by this creature, cut it (high cmc). Same thing about Damnable Pact, you need to spend a lot of mana to kill 1 opponent, most of the times is a dead card in hand, Prosperity is far better. (and I probably cut both). Same about Spelltwine, it is worth to cast it most of the time? probably you cast free wheels from your GY, but you said your meta is plenty of creatures, so no significative targets in Opponents GY most of the times.

Looking at your meta, it seems that you really need to add some graveyard hate pieces: Leyline of the Void or the others. You know, Alesha and Gitrog loves their graveyards.

I recommend you to try your deck (cards you don't own) in xmage, I play sometimes in there.Have a good day.

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