Asked by Guizee 1 week ago
I recently read somewhere that you can activate your commander's abilities from the commander zone and I've been thinking if Nekusar, the Mindrazer's abilities trigger when he's on the commander or, in order to trigger them I need to put him on the battlefield. Someone help please!
Abilities only function from the battlefield unless they state otherwise. Some abilities explicitly state that they work from the command zone (like Oloro, Ageless Ascetic who has a triggered ability that triggers from the command zone), while others implicitly state it (Like Derevi, Empyrial Tactician who's ability doesn't make any sense if it get's activated from a the battlefield). The list of commander's abilities that function from the command zone is short enough I'll go ahead and list them here:
This list is currently exhaustive, though more cards could be printed. Interestingly 4 of the 6 abilities are triggered, then 1 is activated and 1 is static.