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Words of Wind
(1): The next time you would draw a card this turn, each player returns a permanent he or she controls to its owner's hand instead.
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Words of Wind Discussion
3 days ago
TheRedGoat, thanks for all the sugetions!
I used to run Sangromancer, but it was easily removed. I use Exquisite Blood instead now. Notice that I do not run Sanguine Bond for combo, EB is here only for defence. I may try Crumbling Sanctuary and see if it is worth the risk.
Geth's Grimoire is a strong card in Nekusar. In the late game it will be almost a wincon, since you'll be able to chain any wheels you have for a insane amount of damage. Consecrated Sphinx also works.
I'm not sure about some of the words.
I have a stack doubt about Words of Waste. If I cast a wheel, in response pay the word cost, the word resolves first, then the wheel. When the wheel resolves, will everybody discard the hand, draw a new one and only after this the word's ability go the stack and my opponents will lose their hands? If that's the interaction, I REALLY love this.
Words of Wind says "each player", right? So it affects me...I don't like this.
Words of War deals damage only to one player. I prefer something more "global".
4 days ago
So if you're going full multiplayer, I have 2 strong suggestions for defense in Sangromancer and Crumbling Sanctuary. The former speaks for itself, but the latter is obviously a much riskier option, although I can attest to the power fact that if it sticks you've essentially padded your life total with your library. Just watch out for straight life loss effects, as that gets around the artifact.
Speaking of, what are your thoughts on Geth's Grimoire? I personally find it can be very powerful in tandem with Words of Waste, but you don't run either that or Words of Wind or Words of War. They, like Faith of the Devoted and Drake Haven are a little mana intensive, but arguably are worth the investment. Trick is you'd likely have to cut your infinite combos to make any space, or else your more over the top utility cards perhaps? Idk, but I always like playing with the words of cards in my old Nekusar build, so I do have a slight bias towards using them.
1 week ago
Consecrated Sphinx is op af
also Words of Wind is funneh in draw heavy
simic usually is best at passive or creature-based draws, passive being Rhystic Study and Sylvan Library, and creature based theres a shitload, from Yavimaya Elder to Momir Vig, Simic Visionary all the way to Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Prime Speaker Zegana, simic is after all a creature focused guild/color combo so its most practical use is stuff like Elvish Visionary, Survival of the Fittest or Birthing Pod,
if you're running heavy tribal such as merfolk or elves, Slate of Ancestry will win you games with a single activation most of the time since simic is very good at shitting out creatures like Avenger of Zendikar very early in games
1 month ago
1 month ago
Now this is one deck I would hate to play against. +1 from me.
Words of Wind is also another card you might want to take into consideration. Ive used it in my Leovold stax before and it is pretty effective.
3 months ago
From personal experience, I can say that the Magus is only worth it if you try to run more creature support, and the same is likely true for Sigil of Sleep.
For your competitive build I'd actually recommend taking out Otherworld Atlas for Words of Waste. The atlas can combo with Mind Over Matter, but that is likely going to be removed on the spot (and be more color intensive), where as Geth's Grimoire and Waste Not are more likely to stick around and synergize with the words of waste to me. It is a more mana intensive card, but the pay off is super worth it in regards to also bypassing some of your own hate effects like Spiteful Visions and Phyrexian Tyranny. Words of War and Words of Wind are the other parts of the cycle like this that you could run but those are less guaranteed to pay off in multiplayer.
I've also utilized Arcane Laboratory to great effect, but that one may be counter-intuitive to your competitive version of the deck.
4 months ago
TheRedGoat: I hope that didn't sound angry! I just had very little time to (re)type a lot of information.
Words of Wind is a bit better because it can act as a nonsymmetric stax piece (I bounce a Locust, they bounce something important), but even there it's simply too slow for how this deck currently functions.
Thanks again for your comments :)
4 months ago
Okay, so I have a possible card suggestion in regards to the "decking yourself" problem in the form of Words of War or also Words of Wind. Additional problem to this is I'm unable to begin guessing where you would make space for either one in addition to Laboratory Maniac (if you even found it worth it). Truthfully I'm more concerned about finding space for Leyline of Anticipation and/or Vedalken Orrery, but the above comments distracted me.
For the way you have your build set up, I'm personally curious how Breath of Fury is able to go infinite the way you describe when you have, as far as I can tell, no way to guarantee that the enchanted creature is getting damage in each time. I might also wonder if, in regards to Faithless Looting in particular, you might not be better off with more spell recursion effects like that of Mystic Retrieval or even Recoup? If nothing else, wouldn't Kozilek be able to be replaced by say Hostility or Guile in regards to the shuffle effect? "Butcher of Wallets" is just as apt a name for Kozilek in this instance.
Lastly, I noticed some people have suggested Curiosity, even though Ophidian Eye is better, to go with your Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, but with Purphorous possibly being a creature at the same time that you have the your commander, he can wield the enchantment/s just as effectively as the dragon (I think). As a side note, cause I got curious and distracted again, Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius + Illusionist's Bracers + The Locust God + Phyrexian Altar will win the game/clear the board. That also works if you had Mycosynth Lattice and Ashnod's Altar (or I guess Krark-Clan Ironworks at that point) instead of the bracer's and phyrexian altar.
Btw, I don't have it on the site yet, but I am trying to brew a more casual creature-centric locsut swarming deck. I'd love to get your opinion on it later if you're up to it by (estimated time who knows when).