Monday, March 10, 2014

Commander Monday: Nekusar, "the Taxman"

He will help you, just go pay your taxes.

Legendary Creatures (3)

x1 Nekusar, the Mindrazer (Commander)
x1 Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
x1 Thraximundar

Creatures (13)

x1 Balefule Force
x1 Balefule Strix
x1 Echo Mage
x1 Fate Unraveler
x1 Fog Bank
x1 Jace's Archivist
x1 Laboratory Maniac
x1 Nightscape Familiar
x1 Perplexing Chimera
x1 Prince of Thralls
x1 Psychosis Crawler
x1 Shriekmaw
x1 Viseling

Instants (11)

x1 Crosis's Charm
x1 Cyclonic Rift
x1 Dark Ritual
x1 Fated Return
x1 Grixis Charm
x1 Illusionist;s Gambit
x1 Lim-Dul's Vault
x1 Mystical Tutor
x1 Starstorm
x1 Sudden Spoiling
x1 Vision Skeins
x1 Wild Ricochet

Sorceries (16)

x1 Cruel Ultimatum
x1 Decree of Pain
x1 Deep Analysis
x1 Fissure Vent
x1 Incendiary Command
x1 Infest
x1 Scrambleverse
x1 Skyscribing
x1 Slaughter Games
x1 Slave of Bolas
x1 Strategic Planning
x1 Tempt with Reflection
x1 Thieves' Auction
x1 Toxic Deluge
x1 Wheel of Fortune
x1 Whims of the Fates

Enchantments (8)

x1 Arcane Melee
x1 Curse of Echoes
x1 Curse of Shallow Graves
x1 Liliana's Caress
x1 Price of Knowledge
x1 Propaganda
x1 Spitefule Visions
x1 Underworld Dreams

Artifacts (12)

x1 Black Vise
x1 Crawlspace
x1 Gilded Lotus
x1 Howling Mine
x1 Izzet Signet
x1 Mirari
x1 Nevinyrral's Disk
x1 Prototype Portal
x1 Sensei's Divining Top
x1 Sol Ring
x1 Swiftfoot Boots
x1 Temple Bell

Planeswalkers (1)

x1 Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

Lands (36) 

x1 Bojuka Bog
x1 Command Tower
x1 Crumbling Necropolis
x1 Dimir Aquedect
x1 Dimir Guildgate
x1 Evolving Wilds
x1 Gemstone Caverns
x1 Izzet Boilerworks
x1 Izzet Guildgate
x1 Molten Slagheap
x1 Opal Palace
x1 Rakdos Carnarium
x1 Rakdos Guildgate
x1 Reliquary Tower
x1 Rupture Spire
x1 Temple of the False God
x1 Vivid Creek
x1 Vivid Marsh
x6 Island
x8 Swamp
x4 Mountain

Today I present to you my baby, Nekusar, the Mindrazer (aka "the Taxman"). It is a very simple deck, all you have to do is revel as your opponents draw some cards and you cause some chaos.

It is a pretty simple idea I am presenting here, let everybody draw cards and eventually all those cards will hurt them. While the commander is the most readily available way for you to achieve this goal you can also get multiple of these triggers stacking and causing pain. You can then add Liliana's Caress to the the board to take advantage of the multitude of cards that are in your opponents hand. Though this set up might not win you the game outright, you can then add Wheel of Fortune and other effect like it to put the cap on the game.


This is not all about winning though as you can see by my platter of wacky red cards that can change the game. All of these cards are to either spice up the game a bit or to level out the game, the true purpose of these cards is to make the deck fun. Fun is what multiplayer Commander is all about, right?


This is a deck all about having fun and it shows what Commander really means to me: everybody having fun. When you play this deck, you smile, you laugh, and you watch everybody react as you are drafting the board or as everybody is scavenging through the endless cards that you gave them. Good luck to you.

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