Nekusar, the Mindrazer

Nekusar, the Mindrazer

Legendary Creature — Zombie Wizard

At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player draws an additional card.

Whenever an opponent draws a card, Nekusar, the Mindrazer deals 1 damage to that player.

Nekusar, the Mindrazer Discussion

monkeyofficeboy on Wheel or No Deal

1 week ago

Ah see, that makes sense. At least the Flying gives it some reasonable evasion. Those Cipher spells are all good fun if you can pull them off. I can see why Minds Aglow would be a better choice than Blue Sun's Zenith .

I remember now why my Nekusar, the Mindrazer deck is abandoned!

Guerric on Any group hug experts here?

3 weeks ago

I haven't played this deck, but I've played against one and had so much fun that I almost built it. I know one of his win cons was Approach of the Second Sun , which he almost won with due to his draw engine. I believe the focus of his deck was on alternate win cons like this. I remember he built himself a great pillowfort, and he gave us lots of cards and ramp, but of course he got way more and was ahead of us as a result. He also switched to this deck after ruining everyone's fun with Nekusar, the Mindrazer the game before, so I think decks like this are great when you need to change the mood in the room. Contrary to the shade some people throw at them, they perform very well, and generally make everyone in the room happy because it makes their own decks run more smoothly. I'd definitely say to go for it!

Caerwyn on Win cons: locks

1 month ago

Lavinia and Knowledge Pool, both mentioned above in separate posts also form a lock together.

Mycosynth Lattice + Karn, the Great Creator locks your opponents out of using any permanents for mana generation. Null Rod would lock everyone out of generating mana... so I guess it could count as a wincon if you have a bigger deck than anyone else and will draw out your deck last, or if you have some way to win already established on the field.

Nekusar, the Mindrazer and Helm of the Ghastlord forms a soft lock, forcing opponents to discard every card they draw, locking them out of anything other than instant-speed spells.

Opalescence and Enchanted Evening keep players from every fielding a land... but this effect is symmetrical, so you need something to give your lands +1/+1.

FormOverFunction on Fun Commander

1 month ago

Gruun, the Lonely King is a lot of fun for monogreen, and I have mentioned my love of Nekusar, the Mindrazer in other threads because it (a) puts the game on a clock, and (b) still lets people play their decks by giving them some cards.

ElijahCallahan64 on Kess, Dissident Mage

1 month ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi thank you for the advice!

Originally, I had planned to have Nekusar, the Mindrazer as my commander, but then I accidentally found Kess, Dissident Mage on www.scryfall.com lol, and completely changed my theme to a wheel+spellslinger combo deck, which works really well when you can re-cast cards like Shadow of the Grave

I do like Underworld Dreams , however, it is more of a pick your poison if I have Hullbreacher out. My original questionable idea with Furnace of Rath was that it works very well with Guttersnipe , Cruel Ultimatum or in general any attack.

I could agree with everything else, and don't even know if I will throw in a Fiery Emancipation or Furnace of Rath . I do not own this deck yet, I actually printed this entire thing out about a week ago and had some of the cards, but plan to slowly buy the cards for it replacing the proxies. Thank You again!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Kess, Dissident Mage

1 month ago

Ok, do you own this in paper or does "Dream Deck" mean this is where you want to end up? No matter what, that's one hell of a deck, for sure. You did a very good job building this.

There's one card that seems off: Furnace of Rath seems like it could be more harmful than helpful for you. The fact it also doubles damage from opposing sources to you and your permanents as well seems very risky here. As budget doesn't seem to be a problem (correct or not?), Fiery Emancipation might be better here. At least it only counts your damage.

Nekusar, the Mindrazer would be a great inclusion (and maybe even a better commander, if maybe a little obvious). The same goes for Fate Unraveler and Underworld Dreams . Bag of Holding is a fun card, but it propably doesn't fit the rest of the deck power-level-wise. Finally, there's Bone Miser as somewhat of another copy of Waste Not .

Tzefick on Vexxus, Lich King

1 month ago

To me that is definitely something you can get creative with. Focusing on zombie generation, discarding your opponents, Megrim -like effects. And it might actually be strong enough for decks like Nekusar, the Mindrazer to play him in non cEDH settings.

Also they have printed Illuna, Apex of Wishes - so I don't think it is completely off the table to have a Zombie Knight Wizard.

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