Nexus of Fate

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Mythic Rare

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Nexus of Fate

Instant

Take an extra turn after this one.

If Nexus of Fate would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Nexus of Fate and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.

Nexus of Fate Discussion

Sorin_Markov_1947 on wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff

1 week ago

Have you thought about adding Jace, Wielder of Mysteries ? I get that you made this 5 years ago, but a lot of good cards have been added since then. Nexus of Fate is another good one.

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

haha you mean more hated than Brineborn Cutthroat or Nexus of Fate ? Honestly I don't know if I could do worse than that. I'll try.


Whispered Denial

Instant

This spell can't be countered.

Counter target spell. It's controller reveals their hand and discards any cards of the same name of the card countered this way.

If the countered spell and cards discarded this way would go into a graveyard, exile them instead.


Keep it up! Make a card you would HATE to play against. #ragequito'clock

SideBae on Yuriko Ninja EDH

1 month ago

What I suspect is going on is that your opponents are doing a lot on the aggro front. There're a few ways you can deal with this.

First, you can discourage your opponents from attacking you. Propaganda is probably the best-known card for this, but there're plenty of others. No Mercy comes to mind -- it was one of my favorite cards when I was a kid. Crawlspace and Silent Arbiter are good ways to limit the number of attackers an opponent can pressure you with, and assuming no trample, you likely can just chump away whatever they're hitting you with. Finally, Meekstone will keep the most dangerous ones tapped. I think any of these will probably be better than AEtherize , especially since none of them are 'single use.'

I don't know your meta. However, a lot of the time fatties come down without being hard-cast, like through Natural Order or Reanimate . Running hate cards, like Grafdigger's Cage , can prevent this.

You also seem to be light on wrath effects. Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow ninjutsu ability gets around commander tax, meaning he'll really only ever cost to put down -- so feel totally free to wrath with him on the board. Kindred Dominance strikes me as being way too much mana to do real damage in the earlier stages of the game, especially if you're fighting a bunch of aggro decks. Damnation is, I think, preferable here, as are Toxic Deluge and Cyclonic Rift . Damnation and Toxic Deluge being four and three mana, respectively, means you can conceivably cast them before you're getting smacked but while your opponent has a summoning-sick army. Cyclonic Rift 's overload ability IS seven mana, but being instant speed makes up for that (at least in my opinion).

If you include wrath effects, non-creature token producers are worth including -- they'll give you creatures to 'return' with Yuriko's ability while surviving the wrath themselves. Bitterblossom is the best here, though like most good cards, it's relatively expensive. Other options include Breeding Pit , Graf Harvest (if you wrath Yuriko to the 'yard, you can exile him to the command zone to create a token, then ninjutsu him out on the token when it attacks), Spawning Pit and Volrath's Laboratory (which can make ninjas).

If you decide to run some of the above cards, they should replace your one-for-one removal cards. In general, EDH games will have you facing three opponents, and therefore three times the number of cards you have. You therefore want cards that will effect more than a single card your opponent has. Hero's Downfall and Grasp of Darkness may be great in one-on-one formats, but in EDH they simply don't pack enough punch. (One interesting exception to the 'limit your one-for-ones' rule is the inclusion of counter magic. In general, I think of counterspells in EDH as more than one-for-ones, since A) they can save more than one of your cards if you counter something like By Force or Fire Covenant , and B) they can stop combos cold, making your opponent waste all the combo pieces s/he/they cast before the countered card.)

I have some non-combat related suggestions, too -- I hope I'm not being presumptuous in offering them:

I'm sure you've noticed how awesome your Treasure Cruise is: being eight on a Yuriko flip but often costing around two or three mana at most to cast is pretty busted. There're other delve cards to consider, though I do think it is likely more than one or two in a list will occasionally cause issues when delve gets in its own way. Dig Through Time is a primary candidate here, as it is also eight mana, but it also happens to be an instant (yay!). Temporal Trespass also comes to mind.

In magic, there're a bunch of alternate casting-cost cards that work well with your general, as their CMC is usually pretty high. Unfortunately, some of them are expensive -- I'll just mention them, in case you have more money to blow than I typically do: Force of Will and Commandeer . Spinning Darkness , Gush and Misdirection are all more affordable and alright cards in their own right, though they are significantly less powerful.

Nexus of Fate is a pet card of mine, and I think it'd be genuinely good here. It hits for seven, but doesn't 'really' make you tap out since if it resolves you get another untap step right away.

A creature to consider is Baleful Strix . Having deathtouch and flying make it really hard to block, and if you keep ninjutsu-ing it back to your hand you can keep casting it for the draw trigger.

Top-deck manipulation is a good way to make sure your general hits his hardest, and your Brainstorm is a good start. Mystical Tutor isn't too much money, though the black version, Vampiric Tutor , definitely is a lot of money nowadays. Scheming Symmetry is an alright replacement, though you'll want to be sure to kill the opponent who searches, or at least remove his top card. Though they're pricey, Sensei's Divining Top and Jace, the Mind Sculptor really are the best ways to mess with your top few cards in the game; Jace has the added bonus, like Brainstorm , of being able to top cards that you want to reveal with Yuriko's trigger again. Dream Cache and Telling Time are both OK top deck manipulation.

Cantrips are good. I suggest running Preordain in addition to your Ponder and Brainstorm . It's not as good as the two you have (in this deck), since it can only leave one card on top of your deck for Yuriko triggers, but I still think it's worth playing. As a turn one play, it's gonna be hard to beat. (Of course, Ponder does still beat it.)

Finally, mass card-draw is a good thing. Even if it doesn't trigger Yuriko, having spells to cast is always preferable to not having them (exception: Mindslaver ). Windfall is excellent, especially if you put in Narset, Parter of Veils (I think you should). Fact or Fiction and Chemister's Insight are both good instant-speed draw spells.

Only good things! Hope this helped.

DubbaDub on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

1 month ago

ToolisMaynard I know of Expropriate very well. So well, in fact, that my playgroup house-banned it for obvious reasons, if you've ever played with it. In regards to Laboratory Maniac and Nexus, they aren't supposed to work together. I essentially built Muldrotha as a combo deck using Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + River Kelpie +sac outlet to draw my deck, play LabMan, and win. However, if LabMan gets exiled from my graveyard or permanently removed some other way, the deck folds quick, especially if removed in response to the draw. Nexus of Fate is supposed to counteract that, because you can't disrupt it unless you have an exiling counterspell.

While I do own most of the deck, my playgroup has opted to allow proxies due to financial imbalances :)

DubbaDub on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

1 month ago

What do you think about Nexus of Fate in this deck, perhaps as a backup win condition? A friend suggested it to me and it actually seems really good because of it's resiliency (especially since I prefer to use Laboratory Maniac for my Muldrotha deck). I haven't had the chance to test it yet, so for now I'm relying no opinions

Poly_raptor on My budget Urza deck

1 month ago

Pretty low, I own more than half of this already, just ordered the rest of this list and it came to about £100, would consider a few other options but no extortionate cards.

For example, I’d much rather run Nexus of Fate than Beacon of Tomorrows but I own a beacon and since I can potentially cast it for 5 mana then it’s not too bad

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Simic nexus win-con?

1 month ago

There are four Nexus of Fate s, but there's only one Callous Dismissal

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Nexus of Fate occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Blue: 0.14%

Modern:

All decks: 0.06%

Standard:

All decks: 0.19%