How to keep Nekusar on the table?

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Posted on March 18, 2024, 11:48 a.m. by MyFETTish

I have a Nekusar deck, and am looking for ways to keep him on the table consistently. I run counterspells already, but is there any quality enchant creature or artifacts that I should be considering? TIA!

I mean, Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves seem obvious. Next best things are Whispersilk Cloak and maybe Mask of Avacyn. Kaya's Ghostform and similar cards might work as well.

March 18, 2024 12:26 p.m.

MyFETTish says... #3

Ahh I forgot about the cloak and mask! Thank you! I knew there was something!

March 18, 2024 12:34 p.m.

I’ve gotten to be a big fan of the “when this creature dies next, return it to the battlefield” instants. Like Demonic Gift.

March 18, 2024 8:05 p.m.

jbgrv says... #6

Indestructibility is not good enough these days, when most of the removal exiles. Hexproof is useless against mass removal. So I use Slip Out the Back or Ashnod's Intervention or similar trick, like a Teferi's Time Twist. If you have a lot of blue mana, you can use Vanishing enchantment too.

March 19, 2024 9:36 a.m.

Caerwyn says... #7

One thing to remember with Nekusar, an important part of winning is killing your opponents before he enables their victory through card draw. You really are going to want to get infect on him, through cards like Phyresis, Glistening Oil, or Grafted Exoskeleton.

This means you need to be careful with cards that confer Shroud - while those cards are fine after you enchant or equip Nekusar with your infect enabler, if you draw them too early, you cannot use them to protect Nekusar before he gains infect (other than Lightning Greaves which you could equip to something else and back onto Nekusar).

March 19, 2024 9:43 a.m.

MyFETTish says... #8

You all have had great examples! This is why I like this community. The tips and tricks go a long way. Thank you all for the help!

March 19, 2024 6:50 p.m.

Last_Laugh says... #9

Kaya's Ghostform... how was this not mentioned yet?

March 21, 2024 10:46 p.m.

Gidgetimer says... #10

It was in the first comment...

March 21, 2024 11:46 p.m.

Last_Laugh says... #11


March 22, 2024 12:58 a.m.

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