Spiteful Visions


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Spiteful Visions


At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player draws a card.

Whenever a player draws a card, Spiteful Visions deals 1 damage to that player.

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Spiteful Visions Discussion

suarkdivad on Nicol Bolas, the wheel never breaks.

1 month ago

Sure Spiteful Visions hits you too, but it's sooooo good.

FancyLadies on Queen Marchesa the Masochist

1 month ago

Thanks for the Recs ButterMyBiscuit. I will definitely add them in. As far as Gisela, Blade of Goldnight goes, I love her! Really helps out with Spiteful Visions, Underworld Connections and any other circumstance when damage gets through. Shes a lifesaver!

TheBloopKing on Kess, Dissident Mage EDH

1 month ago

Additions; Kumena's Awakening, Soul Manipulation

Subtractions; Spiteful Visions, Radiant Flames

I took out Radiant Flames because 3 mana is too much for a possible 1 damage. Soul Manipulation adds another counter-spell and returns a creature back.

cdkime on Draw, Ping, Repeat

2 months ago

Wheels are a double-edged sword. While they give you a large number of cards, they sometimes force you to discard items you'd rather keep. Enter Library of Leng. This allows you to safely play many wheels--discarding what you do not need, but redrawing the cards you'd rather keep.

Helm of the Ghastlord is a powerful win condition. When you play a wheel effect, they set aside their hand, and then are forced to discard each card they draw. If they cannot answer this card immediately or have no permanents to remove a Ghastlord-enchanted Nekusar, they've lost.

You should add Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind to your main list--he goes pseudo-infinite with Curiosity and Helm of the Ghastlord.

Phyresis is absurd alongside wheels, allowing you to very quickly kill each opponent.

Sigil of Sleep turns each wheel effect into a one-sided wrath.

Whip of Erebos can recover a significant amount of health whenever you play a wheel.

I would not recomend cards like Temple Bell, Dictate of Kruphix, Howling Mine, Kami of the Crescent Moon, or Master of the Feast. They seem like they're good on paper, and fit well with Nekusar. In reality, I've found them to be quite terrible. When Nekusar is not on the field, they're dead draws, and don't further your victory. Further, Nekusar's biggest drawback is his feeding enemies cards, increasing the chance they'll find answers to your deck--when you're giving your enemies cards, you want to do so in big, explosive ways, preferably ones that disrupt their hand. Temple Bell and its ilk end up helping your enemies more than they harm them.

I don't think Spiteful Visions is worth it. It hurts you as much as it hurts your enemies, which can easily get you killed. That said, it's a bit fun to play alongside Whip of Erebos.

kamelyan on Budget Nekusar, the Mindrazer EDH

2 months ago

My Nekusar deck is built as sort of a group hug, draw-all-the-cards deck; and for that reason, it only has three ways to win. Bloodchief Ascension and Mindcrank loops in a win, Phyresis or Grafted Exoskeleton is usually how things play out, and Forced Fruition got me there once (by decking, not damage) -but it often helps the other players find answers.

I'm all about the draw. Phyrexian Arena, Rhystic Study, Spiteful Visions, Scroll Rack, and Teferi's Puzzle Box.

I would switch Sturmgeist for Nin, the Pain Artist or Runehorn Hellkite.

I don't want to make too many suggestions; because by then, you'd just be running my deck. I'll leave it below if you care to view, upvote, or comment. Good Luck.

Sweet P's Wheel of Morality

Commander / EDH kamelyan


MRDOOM3 on Budget Nekusar, the Mindrazer EDH

2 months ago

Charmbreaker Devils can be used for recursion.

Spiteful Visions and Phyrexian Tyranny are both cards that I would put in Nekusar EDH decks. Yes, it does do damage to you, but with Nekusar on the field, along with other damage engines like Parasite, you will outlive your enemies.

Glacial Chasm is a card that stopped my Nekusar deck in its tracks when I played against another Nekusar deck. Maybe you can try it out.

Nin, the Pain Artist serves as a creature removal outlet and a forcefeed engine.

I've seen several Nekusar decks that run Helm of the Ghastlord, or, if they want to be real nasty, Phyresis and/or Grafted Exoskeleton.

cdkime on The Grixis Wheel of Death

3 months ago

I would cut the following:

  • Temple Bell - I have found this does not make as much of an impact as I would like. Nekusar draws a significant amount of ire, and fills your opponents' hands with their counters. In my experience, you want to focus on big plays that finish the game quickly--forcing your opponents to draw a single card does not do much for you. Same goes for Howling Mine

  • Spiteful Visions - Some people swear by this card and it can lead to fairly quick kills. In my experience, however, it is a bit too risky, as it damages you as well. It also does not play nice with cards like Curiosity, as you will be drawing more than your opponents. Same goes for Phyrexian Tyranny.

  • Olivia Voldaren does not really further your victory.

  • I think both Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker and Price of Knowledge are a bit too costly for Nekusar. Nekusar ensures opponents fill their hands with answers--it is not particularly fun to waste a turn casting your Nicol Bolas, only to have him be hit by the Dreadbore someone just received from the wheel you just cast. I only run two 6 drops, and both win the game outright-Forced Fruition and Hive Mind (which I forgot to suggest earlier--a single wheel is deadly; 4+ wheels at once is game winning).

JIV_IV on Nekrusar Wheel and Deal

3 months ago

I feel like Mindcrank, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Wound Reflection, and Spiteful Visions would work well in the deck. Maybe also a Duskmantle Guildmage

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