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Grix and Stones, Draw Cards and Break Bones

Commander / EDH* Combo Control Forcefeed U/B/R (Grixis)



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Twas a night for the Grixis when soon did they find

A new player joined their little hive mind

His deck featured not big creatures with claws

But rather his deck weaponized card draws

Nicol Bolas looked down with a curious grin

He thought to himself "Could this deck really win?"

He showed them his power and they were astonished

They asked with wide faces "How is this acccomplished?"

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The match always starts with the setup for late game

With artifacts and creatures, no card is the same

Mana ramping is done with trinkets galore

These are all things you can get at the store

Chromatic Lantern and Horn of Greed

For when mana and cards are what you need

Baleful Strix will help you out surely

When you want some defense and an extra draw early

With the Wheel of Fortune and the Magus to spin it

Mayhaps you will draw cards that you need to win it

Nin, the Pain Artist with the shock that she brings

Will draw extra cards, so make sure it stings

Nekusar, The Lich King, our commander tonight

Has come from his tomb, and is ready to fight

Whenever a library gets a bit smaller

Nekusar lets out the mightiest holler

The scream carries out from his ghostly dead breath

Bringing foes closer to the brink of death

With setup complete and the future looks tragic

It's time to finish this with some Grixis magic

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The late game is here and there's not much to say

I've run out of rhymes to my own dismay

It's hard to write poems and really explain

How the deck works, it's kind of a pain

The Dictate of Kruphix is here to help all

But with this commander it makes your foes bawl

With pain comes more cards, but I really must say

The Price of Knowledge is a steep one to pay

Jin Gitaxias makes his appearance

When foes' hands are gone, you will have full clearance

You may clear the board with a Blasphemous Act

Or rack up the pain with a Damnable Pact

Just keep up the damage, and surely you'll win this

Thus is the power of the house known as Grixis

Wow okay, that felt like the holiday special from Danny Phantom. Man I loved that show. Hopefully you guys followed any of that poetry gibberish and enjoy the deck as much as I do. This is my first three color deck so I wanted to give it a little special treatment.

Leave an Upvote! Leave a comment! Leave some love! Check out my other decks! My name is TurtleZoom and I will see you next time!



My deck has achieved position #1 everyone. This is a huge milestone for me and I could not have done it without each and every one of my commenters and upvoters. I'm fairly certain that most of you upvoted for the random poetry, but even so, this is the best deck I have ever made. If however you think that this means that I am done making magic decks on this site, then you sir or madam, are dead wrong. You see, I only put together a few of the decks I make on this site, and the rest I really make for you the viewers. I love MTG and I want to be able to help kickstart a new player to the game with deck ideas like these. At least, that is the dream.

I want to give special thanks to goblinguiderevealpls for showing his competitive Nekusar deck and for the advice, so please folks go check out his deck, it was a huge help in putting together this one.

So I'd like to end off this little update with a quick little teaser as to my next upcoming deck.

Twas a night for a deck builder they called TurtleZoom

He built a grixis deck that quickly went Boom

But soon he was ready to build his next work

"I think I'll build Esper" he said with a smirk


RingoDingo92 says... #1

Seems to have all the trimmings a Nekusar deck needs! He's such an asshole; I both love and hate him. Your deck deserves an upvote for the Christmas-y poem alone. I loved it.

August 1, 2017 1:15 p.m.

RomulusStrange says... #2

Both as a fellow Grixis player, and as a fellow Drawing Commander, I love this deck. I had some suggestions in my mind, but all of the cards you either ran, or would not go with the flavor of your deck. Therefore, I am left with no choice but to congratulate you on your incredible achievement.

August 2, 2017 4:08 p.m.

geartank says... #3

Upvoted! love the deck idea and the poem.

August 2, 2017 4:26 p.m.

Deepstriker29 says... #4

Your lack of counterspells is highly disturbing.

Apart from that, throw a Jace's Sanctum in here for a discount and some good scry action to filter out a bit of the land you'll be drawing. You might want to look into some self-discard pieces like Drake Haven and Ruthless Sniper.

August 2, 2017 9:44 p.m.

The deck seems really solid! If budget isn't a problem, I would add Time Spiral as a powerful wheel effect, and use Chromatic Lantern for fixing over Obelisk of Grixis.

August 3, 2017 9:22 p.m.

If you want to see what a tuned competitive multiplayer nekusar list looks like, maybe this could give you some ideas! Ive spent a long time tuning and investing in the deck since he was printed, and im pretty happy with where he has gone in his 5 years in my command zone :)

August 4, 2017 7:17 p.m.

But a word of advice from my nearly 6 years playing him. He draws a LOT of hate. So stacking Howling Mine effects is almost always a bad idea. Doing this gives your opponents answers to nekusar and other pain spells, thus giving them loads of free card draw once he is removed, nekusar is best played as a grixis storm commander where you Wheel of Fortune chain them to death in one turn after ramping/controlling, residual upkeep draw damage is too slow and enabling, chaining wheels is usually the best game plan after its safe to do so

August 4, 2017 7:31 p.m.

chizmo9 says... #8

hahaha man that was awesome!

August 11, 2017 8:47 p.m.

Thanks for the shoutout! Glad you enjoyed a budget friendly taste of his majesty, who is the esper prospect?

August 12, 2017 12:22 a.m.

TurtleZoom says... #10

In due time Goblin my friend, you will find out. I will however give another hint with a movie quote:

"When the dust settles, the only thing living in this world, will be metal"


August 12, 2017 12:42 a.m.

You should drop the second "and" in your title. Flows better

August 12, 2017 12:48 a.m.

Some budget land ideas as well as some ideas to support your largely basic landbase, starting with the latter

With Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and/or a lot of basic swamps in which you already have, Bubbling Muck becomes a powerhouse ritual often outperforming Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual,

same goes for basic islands and High Tide, easily ramping you to victory at very low $ and mana cost

Alternatively, you could take advantage of basic lands and artifact mana and run things like Price of Progress, Blood Moon, Back to Basics or Contamination to punish the use of nonbasic lands

Some budget yet value non-basics to consider:

Cephalid ColiseumGeier Reach SanitariumArcane LighthouseDesolate LighthouseHalimar DepthsRiptide LaboratoryBuried RuinMirrorpoolOpal PalaceBojuka BogCanyon SloughThespian's StageCrypt of the Eternals

August 12, 2017 4:15 p.m.

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