True-Name Nemesis


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 Rare

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True-Name Nemesis

Creature — Merfolk Rogue

As True-Name Nemesis enters the battlefield, choose a player.

True-Name Nemesis has protection form the chosen player. (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, or enchanted by anything controlled by that player.)

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True-Name Nemesis Discussion

krackhour on Sygg, The Nice One (River Guide)

2 weeks ago

GD Merfolk! I have a merfolk EDH with Sygg and I luvv it, but it just doesn't keep up with super aggro decks unfortunately. They aren't terrible in multi-player, but in heads up merfolk EDH can be very disappointing. Trust me, I've tried most notable cards in it and in every configuration. I highly recommend cards like Inundate, Wash Out, Teferi's Moat, AEtherize, Opposition. Also, True-Name Nemesis is almost a must! Still +1 from me because I've been there.

ccccc on Death and Taxes (GP Louisville)

2 weeks ago

Oh -- yes; it's just that there aren't that many situations in Legacy right now where Mangara solves a problem that couldn't have been solved by someone else. And there is one big True-Name Nemesis problem that he doesn't solve. Or many times Mangara is too tempo-negative to fix the problem in time.

pskinn01 on Venser_the_Sojoner

3 weeks ago

You asked if I had esper lands. What I do have are Blightsteel Colossus, All Is Dust, Contagion Engine, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Thundermaw Hellkite, Xenagos, God of Revels, True-Name Nemesis, and a Konda's Banner from recent local trades that I don't have a current need for, but have not listed in my online binders yet. In case you are interested in including any of those. I have lots of other cards I have not got around to listing.

Shadowwarrior346 on Legacy of Atlantis

1 month ago

Hi, I finally managed to turn my bad streak around and finish with a 3-1 record last thursday.

Round 1: Grixis Delver 2-0

Game 1: I managed to beat him down with multiple lords and True-Name Nemesis.

Game 2: I won with True-Name Nemesis, while using Dismember to kill his threats.

Board out: 4x Cursecatcher.

Board in: 1x Umezawa's Jitte, 1x Dismember, 2x Back to Basics.

Round 2: Turbo Depths 0-2

Game 1: The opposing player normally play BUG, so I kept a hand well suited for that matchup, but unfortunately I had no answers to a turn 3 20/20 flyer in my hand.

Game 2: I keep a 5 card hand with only one land and I never drew the second land.

Board out: 4x Cursecatcher, 1x Umezawa's Jitte, 2x Dismember.

Board in: 2x Pithing Needle, 2x Cursed Totem, 1x Echoing Truth, 2x Back to Basics.

Round 3: Maverick 2-1

Game 1: I kill 2 of his creatures with Dismember, but I end up dying to a huge Knight of the Reliquary.

Game 2: True-Name Nemesis and Phantasmal Image wins the race against Stoneforge Mystic with a Sword of Fire and Ice equipted, but only because I drew a Lord of Atlantis, the turn before I would have died.

Game 3: Almost identical to game 2, except this time I also had an Umezawa's Jitte equipted on my True-Name Nemesis. :)

Board out: 4x Cursecatcher, 4x Chalice of the Void.

Board in: 2x Pithing Needle, 2x Cursed Totem, 1x Umezawa's Jitte, 1x Dismember, 2x Back to Basics.

Round 4: Monoblack Reanimator 2-0

Game 1: He mulled to 5 cards and did not manage to go off, before dying to a Cursecatcher and 2 Lords.

Game 2: I start the game with a turn 1 Tormod's Crypt into a turn 2 Chalice of the Void for 1 with Force of Will backup. After that I beat him down with Mutavault and Lord of Atlantis.

Board out: 1x AEther Vial, 1x Umezawa's Jitte, 1x Echoing Truth, 2x Dismember, 4x True-Name Nemesis.

Board in: 2x Tormod's Crypt, 1x Grafdigger's Cage, 2x Pithing Needle, 2x Flusterstorm, 2x Cursed Totem.

Things that I learned: - The Phantasmal Image is definitely worth it.- I did not miss Harbinger of the Tides even once.- Back to Basics might be too slow and should maybe be replaced with Misdirection- That it is actually nice to play an event, where I do not have to face elves 1-2 times. :)

Things that I still want to test: - Unfortunately my 2x Smuggler's Copter have still not arrived after 10 days, so I'm still waiting impatiently for the chance to try them out as a 2 of in the maindeck. :)

iAzire on Deciding if Deck Should be ...

1 month ago

Honestly my favorite Duel Commanders right now are Vial Smasher the Fierce + Kraum, Ludevic's Opus.

They put you in Grixis colors, the top 3 in DC imo. You get Counter magic available to you, you get the best Burn spells like Lightning Bolt, and the targeted Hand Disruption and Tutors. Also read Vial Smasher, opponent chosen at random? Well that's no good.....WAIT!! I only have ONE opponent!! Fantastic!!

I also like to play effective cards that go under the radar. Like Dash Hopes for example. First off, it's a Counterspell. I LOVE non- Counterspells. It also gives your opponent the choice of paying 5 life to counter it. It's a win/win either way. You either Counter the spell you were targeting, or your opponent just paid 5 life in a 20 life format. Beautiful. You also get the benefit of sometimes doing 2 damage with Vial Smasher on cast. Do note that the damage is dealt on Cast, not resolution. So if you opponent pays the 5 life to counter it, that is 7 damage, from one spell!!

All in all I am a huge Off Color fan. Like the off color Counter magic I already mentioned, and stuff like Fog in other colors. Darkness and Dawn Charm are examples.

What is great about that Commander combo, is you get to use the new Partner mechanic, Vial Smasher is extremely effective allowing you to slow your opponent down while doing consistent damage at the same time. Then later you cast your second Commander, Vial Smasher burns your opponent for 5 on cast, then your second Commander is Flying (huge in DC), and it has Haste!! Why does it have Haste!? That's 4 damage in Combat the turn it comes in. Up to 9 damage for casting one card!! It also has a useful ability giving you card draw if your opponent casts more than one spell in a turn.

I've been rambling a bit, but why I like these Commanders is because most decks choose to be either Control OR Aggro. These two play both, at the same time. Vial Smasher threatens to do damage to your opponent on THEIR turn. Counter that spell you didn't like? Enjoy the free damage you got with it.

Control Burn deck? Oh man am I in love!! You also get to play great creatures like Thing in the Ice  Flip. Oh man is that card fun in the deck. It comes down before your Commander. Great blocker, dodges Lightning Bolt, and you will be spell slinging being able to flip it relatively fast. Of course you get the best 1v1 card ever in True-Name Nemesis.

I'm rambling again. In short it's a lot of fun. It is really competitive. You might already have these cards depending on how many Commander products you buy!! All I do is WIN WIN WIN WIN!!

KIngWiggins on H: Completd Updated for Sale ...

1 month ago

I apologize for a new post but I have a much updated list with cards in many ranges and new wants.

As I stated once before, I made the decision to switch from Legacy fish to Dredge, so I am looking to sell off some cards in order to purchase a playset of a certain card for Dredge.

For Sale:
1x Ancient Tomb $32
2x Serra Ascendant $14 each
1x Force of Will $70
1x Mother of Runes $32
1x Sarkhan the Mad SL $18
1x AEther Vial $32
4x Cursecatcher $5 each
4x Master of the Pearl Trident $4 each
1x Cavern of Souls $50
2x True-Name Nemesis $20 each
1x Hokori, Dust Drinker $6
1x Woodland Cemetery $4
1x Thousand-Year Elixir $4
2x Phantasmal Image $5 Each
1x Thrumming Stone $5
1x Primordial Hydra $5
1x Expedition Map $4.25
1x Lightning Bolt $5
1x Noxious Gearhulk Stamped $8.50
1x Kitchen Finks $9
1x Patriarch's Bidding $9
1x Shardless Agent $18
1x Loxodon Warhammer Russian $12
1x Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger LP/MP $16
1x Telekinetic Sliver $4

I have more potentially available, but this is the main stuff I want to sell.

Also, if you have staples for LED Dredge and Manaless Dredge, let me know. My end goal is LED, but until then will settle for Manaless.

I will pay for tracking on orders over $30. Otherwise, add $2 for tracking. Other arrangements can be made in trade discussion.

hardhitta71194 on Azure Assimilation

1 month ago

True-Name Nemesisis exspensive but oh so awesome!

I'll check out round 2 tonight! Ayyye I've been awaiting it!

JohnnyRamen on No Black Draw Go

2 months ago

True-Name Nemesis but maybe it won't fit here.

Really need ways to stop the degenerate that Brago deck

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