Dictate of Kruphix
At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player draws an additional card.
|Want (3)||DarkGod86 , sempfcj06 , Tezrian|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Quest Magic RPG||Legal|
Dictate of Kruphix occurrence in decks from the last year
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Dictate of Kruphix Discussion
3 months ago
I feel like unless you are confident that you are going to maintain a hand of more than 7 then maybe consider swapping out Spellbook might be a good idea
Not sure how useful Patron of the Orochi will be especially being at such a high cmc
Reforge the Soul only triggers the miracle cost if it is the card you draw for turn so you would have to pay the full CMC if you drew into it from a wheel. Thus, could save a few bucks by swapping it out for a different wheel card.
Nadir Kraken might not pull that much weight since you're theoretically going to be creating a ton of snakes and drawing a bunch of cards. Plus I'm not sure if you'll end up wanting to spend the mana to add the +1 counter and make a tentacle
Bag of Holding $0.35 instead of losing all of your cards to wheels, you can actually get them back later lol
Second Harvest $1.29 2GG to double all your creature tokens... could be useful? could also just do with another wheel lol
Soul of New Phyrexia $4 Might be a lot of mana to run but if you have ashnod's alter out then you should have no issue sacking three tokens to give everything indestructible. Just one more board wipe protection
Rhythm of the Wild $3 can either give them haste or make them a lil bit bigger
Ogre Battledriver $0.6 buffs snakes upon ETB and gives them haste; if this is already out and you wheel...OOF
Horizon Chimera $0.25 padding your life total isn't a bad idea; granted you are likely going to be aggressive affff
Geier Reach Sanitarium $2.5 Might not be worth it but having a little something-something on a land is hard to deal with and could help in a pinch
Dragon Mage $0.25
Minds Aglow $2.5
Burning Inquiry $1 One red mana to get 9 snake bois and might get some good stuff out of someone else's hand
Game Plan $0.39 Heftier side of things at 6 CMC but everyone draws 7 instead of perhaps the same amount they discarded. Plus everyone refills their library so any graveyard shenanigans gets shut down and you don't risk milling yourself for a little bit longer
3 months ago
Niv-Mizzet Parun... Damage doublers would be good. Lots of Card draw. Cards I like for that build are Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Dragon Mage, Arjun, the Shifting Flame (a little pricey these days), Dictate of the Twin Gods, Dictate of Kruphix. I have an old Firemind list, but looking through, a lot of the cards have gone up in price a lot and the list was more about which cards I had than a well-refined list. Maybe if I'm bored some evening this week, I'll update it. Most decks on my account are budget around $40-75 if you want some ideas.
6 months ago
Hello Pikobyte. Thanks for the view,
My group generally plays 3-4 player games. I have found that Teferi's Puzzle Box was phenomenal in the games I have played. It generates snakes every round.
Although I only have a few cards that so a classic wheel, there are a lot of cards that make players draw. Temple Bell, Howling Mine, Dictate of Kruphix, Fevered Visions, Rites of Flourishing, Standstill, Arcane Denial, Dream Fracture, Minds Aglow, Molten Psyche, Windfall, Vision Skeins, Words of Wisdom, Jace's Archivist, Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist. Most of these end up generating snakes on other players turns, so that on my turn they do not have sickness.
I do have one Wheel of Fortune, but its currently in another deck. May end up adding a proxy into this one and swapping it back and forth. I do also want to get a Windfall. Those two will definately find a place in this deck, probably replacing Lhurgoyf and Frantic Search
Are there any in particular you would suggest?
7 months ago
You should cut Day's Undoing--because it ends the turn, Nekusar's damage triggers will not occur.
I would also recommend cutting Dictate of Kruphix, Font of Mythos, Howling Mine, Seizan, Perverter of Truth, and Kami of the Crescent Moon. These incidental, small draw effects are more likely to help your opponents by giving them the answers they need than they are to win you the game given how little "damage" they deal (with most of them providing no damage without outside support).
Forced Fruition is particularly bad--in my experience, Forced Fruition generally means an opponent casts a spell, draws 7 cards, finds their removal/board wipe, casts removal/board wipe, draws another 7 cards and then happily combos off with Forced Fruition no longer being in the picture. Basically this reads "Any player may pay 14 life; if they do, they find all their combo pieces and win the game."
Underworld Breach allows you to get double use out of your wheel effects.
Spiteful Visions damages you, but, since you'll be dealing extra damage just to opponents from your other cards, your opponents will still be drained a bit faster than you will.
Hope some of this helps!
7 months ago
Some cards that you might like: Brallin, Skyshark Rider Flip, Shabraz, the Skyshark, Rielle, the Everwise, The Locust God, Psychosis Crawler, Burning Inquiry, Molten Psyche, Narset, Parter of Veils, Alms Collector, a Niv-Mizzet of your choice perhaps, Fevered Visions, Magus of the Jar, Wheel of Fate, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Winds of Change and I'll stop myself there lol.
Something you could do that might be cool would be to run a lot of cards like Dictate of Kruphix, Kami of the Crescent Moon, and Howling Mine to boost everybody's draw (might make them consider not killing you lol). That would rip the rug out from under everybody and make your wheels that much more impactful. Make them discard 12 cards instead of 6 or 7! Plus you're getting them closer to drawing on an empty deck.
As far as card draw goes, my favorites are targeted X spells like Blue Sun's Zenith and Stroke of Genius as they could always be upgraded to kill tools with an infinite source of mana i.e. Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter and I just like them a lot. If you decided to pursue group draw you could also experiment with stuff like Prosperity, Minds Aglow, and Fascination (you said you like options right?). Along with this I would add to your ability to win off of self mill with Thassa's Oracle and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries so that Lab Man has some friends.
I know you're running some recursion yourself but this deck has the potential to seriously fuel opposing decks with heavy graveyard interaction as their motif, for obvious reasons lol. Since you have have access to white you could always try Rest in Peace for the complete shutdown, and then maybe a Grafdigger's Cage just as another piece of graveyard hate. Alternatively, you might prefer cards with one time effects like Relic of Progenitus and Scavenger Grounds.. or you could mix and match! Up to you.
FINALLY, (yes I know, we're finally at the end) I would honestly just replace many of the dual lands you have that come in tapped with basics. I just personally don't enjoy having my lands come in tapped while everyone else gets ahead, and I really feel like basics are actually better than tapped lands even if they don't have the versatility or effects. Of course shocks and duals and fetches would always be nice, but we're trying to stay in budget so I'd just stick to the basics.
I know it's long but I just really enjoy researching cards and learning about different strats so I usually get carried away. I tried to stick with recommendations that stay under $10 but a few over the limit might've slipped through. I like your deck, hope this helped! :^)
7 months ago
7 months ago
I do not like Howling Mine type effects in Nekusar. Nekusar wins through wheeling and other massive draw effects for huge amounts of burn (or infect if you want to make the deck more lethal). The additional 1 or so damage Howling Mine, Kami of the Crescent Moon, Dictate of Kruphix, Font of Mythos, etc. cause is generally insignificant in terms of securing your own victory. What they mostly do is make it easier for your opponents to draw into the cards they need to stop your strategy before you kill them off.
The worst offender of the lot is Forced Fruition. While this seems like a massive burn spell, unless you are running infect, it usually reads "Deal 14 damage to your opponent. They draw 7 cards, find their removal to kill Nekusar, then draw 7 more cards to ensure their victory."
Instead, here are some options:
More instant-speed removal and some counterspells would probably help.
7 months ago
+1 for the Les Mis reference.
I would recommend cutting Howling Mine, Dictate of Kruphix, Master of the Feast, Forced Fruition, and Temple Bell. They all seem like they are good cards, but, in reality, they are traps. Nekusar's biggest problem is he fills your opponents' hands with the cards they need to stop you--these cards generally give your opponents more resources without significantly advancing your gameplan. The extra damage per turn if you have Nekusar or damage-dealers on the field is generally irrelevant, and they are outright liabilities if you do not have Nekusar fielded.
Instead consider running some of the following:
Curiosity is strong when enchanting Nekusar, and creates a draw/damage loop if you enchant Niv-Mizzet.
Helm of the Ghastlord likewise loops with Niv-Mizzet. When enchanting Nekusar and a wheel, it locks your opponents out of casting anything other than instant-speed spells.
A few more instant-speed kill spells would also be a good idea.