If a player would draw a card, instead he or she draws a card and reveals it. If it's a creature card, that player discards it unless he or she pays 3 life.
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Breathstealer's Crypt Discussion
1 day ago
There are a couple reasons I prefer Arrest over Imprisoned in the Moon - I've seen too many people blow up their own commander using land destruction. Now, on the topic of Darksteel Mutation, you are probably right. That's an easy swap.
2 days ago
No. What you need is Breathstealer's Crypt. Not only will it counter some creatures before they get drawn, but it will give you total information to know what to counter.
1 month ago
I have a Locust God, Nekusar, & emerging Xyris in my meta. I dont think anyone really runs wheel-punishing effects yet. I've kept the wheels in both my Araumi & Vadrok decks, since they still seem fair game lol.
I also currently run Breathstealer's Crypt in my Araumi list alongside the Wheels. Another reason I'm considering Fell Specter.
7 months ago
Are you sure about Whispering Madness? You're so low on creatures (which makes Nekusar more of a target, by the way) that I feel you could often not have a target to encode it on. You could run something else that doubles down like Cerebral Vortex, Fevered Visions, Stormfist Crusader or Runeflare Trap.
And since you're so creature-light, what do you think of Breathstealer's Crypt? Too rude?
7 months ago
7 months ago
Exsanguinate, Torment of Hailfire, Painful Quandary, Breathstealer's Crypt (love this one!! Like, a lot), Forsaken Wastes, Vile Consumption, Sovereign's Bite, Profane Command, Phthisis, Famine, Undermine (love this one!), Clutch of the Undercity, Twilight Prophet, Netherborn Phalanx, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Erebos, God of the Dead, Duskmantle Seer, Dire Fleet Ravager, Urza's Guilt, Laquatus's Champion, Howling Banshee, Pierce Strider
8 months ago
Things I'd cut: Frost Marsh just a tap land, not worth it
Spire of Industry not enough artifact to turn it on early and you don't really need it late
Diabolic Tutor too slow, you'll be drawing so many cards anyway
Karn's Temporal Sundering also slow and expensive, you'd need upwards of 10 mana to make this thing worth it
Folio of Fancies nonbo with much of the discard stuff, and mill is not the way this deck wins so why let your opponents keep extra cards?
Exquisite Blood same deal, you don't really need lifegain and at 5 mana youd rather play nek himself
Psychosis Crawler this one's a hot take, but in a deck dedicated to making your opponents draw, he is looking for the opposite. Also 5 mana is neks spot.
Niv-Mizzet, Parun casting cost is fucking rough, but this is a maybe cuz he is really strong
Psychic Corrosion same deal as folio about this not being a mill deck
Sangromancer you don't need much life gain
Spark Double not sure what you're copying, an extra nek is nice but doesn't seem like that huge of a difference, nothing else seems worth it.
Torbran, Thane of Red Fell triple red is tough and he doesn't really change the clock that much. This is more a matter of preference though
Mission Briefing you're almost certainly using this for a wheel but why not just run another wheel and not have to pay an extra UU?
Before I say what I'd add specifically, in general I think you need a little more speed, a few more lands and a lot more interaction. 2 counters, 2 spot removal, and 3 board wipes does not feel like enough, especially for a relatvely slow deck that doesn't combo out. I would add a mix of 4-5 spot removal and counter spells and 4 more lands before even looking at any of the cards below.
Cards I would add:
Another land or two in addition to the above. Your commander is 5 mana after all and your average CMC is over 3. Average CMC times 10 or 11 is my baseline for lands
Curiosity stellar, cheap card draw
Nightscape Familiar effectively a mana dork, helps with the speed
Whirlpool Warrior another wheel
Archfiend of Ifnir pet card, turns wheels into board wipes
Vision Skeins fun card, works perfectly with your strategy
1 year ago
First and foremost, huge fan of this build. I jumped on here for some help because my friend has a Torbran, thane of redfell that was kicking my ass and I needed to develop something to go up against it and this build was it. Thank you! I am working on my own take on this build.