The Locust God
Legendary Creature — God
Whenever you draw a card, create a 1/1 blue and red Insect creature token with flying and haste.
: Draw a card, then discard a card.
When The Locust God dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), return it to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step.
|Want (2)||MrMittensSr , Wolffang988|
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|Commander 2020 (C20)||Mythic Rare|
|Hour of Devastation (HOU)||Mythic Rare|
|Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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The Locust God Discussion
1 week ago
I know this topic has been beaten to death and back again, but I recently stumbled across some very underrated cards: The Dreams cycle, from Torment. Each card besides one has less then 1,000 decks on EDHrec, and while some of the cycle are meta-specific, a couple of them should be staples. Like Nostalgic Dreams, a two-mana scaleable Regrowth, getting back all your best cards while discarding all your worst, or Turbulent Dreams, a 2 mana board wipe in any deck that draws a lot of cards, like Kruphix, God of Horizons, The Locust God, both of which are very popular generals. Or what about Insidious Dreams, while even though it has 1.7 thousand decks, should be a black staple? Do you have any underrated cards in EDH? Personally, underrated means, at least to me, having less then 1,000 decks on EDHrec. Thanks!
1 week ago
1 month ago
Thank you for the suggestions. Having alternate win cons defintitely sounds good to have.
Peoni Thank you for the suggestions. I forgot to ask about Notion Thief I definitely see the synergy with the wheels however I was wondering if I should be concerned about it lower damage potential on the wheels.
Currently I'm thinking of Black Sun's Zenith over Damnation Mostly because its reusable.
I am now wondering if I should also remove Bottomless Pit, Necrogen Mists, Oppression and double down on more mill mechanics.
Curse of Fool's Wisdom
Quest for the Nihil Stone
Liliana, Waker of the Dead
Drift of Phantasms
1 month ago
Oak-Eye, Servant of Chaos
Legendary Creature - Treefolk Berserker
Resilience - Whenever ~ would be destroyed, instead you may flip a coin. If it is Heads, ~ gains shroud and indestructible until the end of your turn. If Tails, destroy ~.
Whenever a player untaps a creature, flip a coin. For each successful flip, that player deals damage to any target equal to it's power. For each unsuccessful flip, they take damage equal to it's power.
"May the wicked boroughs bring despair for all!"
1 month ago
Great deck! I've always wanted to build The Locust God. One question: On a scale of one to ten, what is this deck's power level?
1 month ago
In mid range, not competitive EDH, you can usually be relatively safe running a very few number of 6 mana spells. Each of those should be something that helps you win the game, given the investment. The second biggest problem with Nekusar is how reliant he tends to be on being able to field Nekusar (the larges is he gives your opponents cards)--The Locust God is a powerful way to finish out games if Nekusar has been taken out of the picture, such as by having a prohibitive commander tax or being hit by something like Oubliette. Likewise, Niv-Mizzet provides a similar role as backup commander (albeit one that also has some combo potential)
Consecrated Sphinx often will net you 4 cards, and very easily can pull a whole lot more. Being able to dig deeper for combo pieces or more wheels is a huge boon with Nekusar.
I think you can probably cut Quest for the Nihil Stone and Curse of Fool's Wisdom. Quest, for the reasons you stated. Even with the madness cost, Fool's Wisdom is a lot of mana to sink into hurting only a single opponent. I do not think it quite cuts it in a multiplayer format.
1 month ago
Peoni Thank you for the suggestions.
What are your opinions on Niv-Mizzet, Parun vs Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind or both?
With Jace, Wielder of Mysteries and Thassa's Oracle is it realistic to try and win this way? I guess 100 cards seems like a lot to me compared to 60?
For Kederekt Parasite My only red permanents are Kess, Dissident Mage and Nekusar, the Mindrazer and Magus of the Wheel but I'm not sure if that really counts.
For 2 cmc rocks am I better off playing those rocks during turns 2 and 3 or playing other cards since most of my non-land cards are 2-3 CMC. Or if I should put bigger mana rocks in like Gilded Lotus to help my mana base later.
My thought with the transmute cards was that a lot of my cards are in the 2 or 3 CMC range. I can definitely see removing Dizzy Spell and Brainspoil since I also have other ways to tutor.
My thought with Diabolic Edict was that it gave me an extra option for sticking on Isochron Scepter. Maybe there are some better Isochron Scepter options here?
With Cowardice I was thinking that it could help protect my creatures and keep the cost of recasting Nekusar, the Mindrazer under control. Also with Minamo, School at Water's Edge, Shizo, Death's Storehouse, and Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep I can bounce opponent commanders. Also it would prevent opponents from using Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots or creature decks pumping up their creatures.
With the bounce sub theme my thought was that it put more cards in hands to be discarded and to hit with wheel effects and the it can also handle indestructible permanents (I'm not too sure how important that is in EDH) also with Warped Devotion it adds some extra discard.
I am definitely leaning into playing less creatures so that I can play board wipes more freely.
Thank you for the suggestions.
I hadn't thought about how the Day's Undoing end of turn effect prevents all the triggers.
For The Rack would you also recommend removing Quest for the Nihil Stone since it also operates on opponents having no/low cars in their hand? Although it hits all opponents and does more damage.
With Consecrated Sphinx and The Locust God it would be the highest CMC card in the deck except for Curse of Fool's Wisdom. Although I still don't have a good feel for EDH so I'm not too sure if 6 CMC would be too high?
Font of Mythos
Winds of Change
1 month ago
Cut Day's Undoing - due to its "end the turn" effect, you will not get any damage triggers from Nekusar.
Font of Mythos and Howling Mine are traps and should be cut. The incremental damage done by this additional draw generally will not make a difference in games (while their getting extra cards very well could), and these cards under-perform if you are not able to keep Nekusar on the field. Focus instead on running wheel effects for massive bursts of card draw.
The Rack does not really work well here (or in EDH generally)--the damage is small, might not happen due to the card draw you provide opponents, and only hits one opponent.
The Locust God is fairly strong with wheel effects, giving you an army of blockers or evasive, hasty attackers.
Consecrated Sphinx is exceptional with all the draw you give your opponents.
Cards like Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots are good for protecting your commander, which is particularly important when your entire deck is designed around keeping your commander's effect on the field.