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Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis
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Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis
- M2013

Reviewed September 19, 2012

Constructed: 3.30
Casual: 3.40
Limited: 4.20
Multiplayer: 3.00

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Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis

White and black both had exalted themes in M13, but White's legendary creature encouraged you to attack with lots of creatures while Black's played exalted to the hilt. The flying and the sacrifice trigger make Nefarox difficult to find and keep blockers for, and with enough exalted triggers, he can easily eat through two creatures per turn. Not sure how much I like it as a Commander, but as your six-drop you could do far worse.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 4.5
Multiplayer- 3.25

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis
I have to admit I'm a little confused by this card, mostly because they're still apparently adding new characters to Alara more than three years later. I do like the way he lets a deck based on the exalted mechanic defeat a Fog Bank, though, and he'll often hit even harder than your average dragon for the same mana cost. It's too bad that a lot of recent demons haven't had mechanics reflecting their destructive and difficult-to-control natures - I thought we were supposed to be hitting the flavor that people expect these days?
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5


Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Nefarox, Lord of Grixis

Welcome back readers todays card of the day is an interesting legendary demon. In standard this is decent six drop in a world without titans providing a nice removal effect on an efficient flying body the true question is what kinds of decks would want to use this, perhaps a deck in heavy black. This creature is decent but not the most powerful or exciting. In modern this card is pretty expensive and doesn’t compete or combo with existing decks. In legacy and vintage this card is slow and just not good enough. In casual and multiplayer this could go nicely into an exalted deck or make use of its demon tribal aspects, in commander this creature is fine in your deck but as your general it is a little lackluster compared to other available options for a player making it sit in and awkward spot. In limited this is a bomb a flying beater with a form of removal attached, it puts you into black but it’s a big beater that can take over games left uncheckecked. Overall this is a solid card that may see small play in all formats.

Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis which is a six mana legendary 5/5 with Flying, Exalted, and when it attacks alone the defending player sacrifices a creature. While this has potential as a finisher in a mono-Black or Black/White deck built around Exalted the comparatively high cost works against the traditionally fast nature of the design. If the sacrifice effect worked for whatever creature was attacking alone like many other Exalted themed cards this would be a bit better, but as it is a lower cost option will usually be a better addition.

In Limited this is a huge bomb that attacks for six with evasion and forces a sacrifice from the opponent when it attacks. Little compares to the threat level this offers both in damage and reusable removal, particularly if supported with other creature destruction and Exalted cards. The two Black out of six cost is easy to manage and this is a definite first pick in Booster and likely keystone to a Sealed build.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 3.5


       Welcome to another installment of card of the days, here at Pojo.com! Today we are looking at Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis. Nefarox is a rare black legendary creature demon that costs four generic mana and two black mana, and is a 5/5. Nefarox has exalted and says when Nefarox attacks alone, the defending player has to sacrifice a creature.
       Nefarox is one of the new generals printed in M13. Man, I do like some of his abilities, and for six mana it’s not that bad. If pre-combat you are able to eliminate some creatures, and then make them sacrifice another, what an impact. Of course you will benefit from Exalted, and thus he should be in a black themed exalted deck. Very good for the mana cost.
Limited: 4/5
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

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