Quote from Pokken »If people are sick of reading about stuff just stop taking part. You have 100% control over what you read. Simic Ascendancy isn't going to get banned just because you didn't tell someone to shut up on the internet.
Quote from MRHblue »It seems way off point in Nekusar, no one is going to pay into it just to get hit. I am sure there are better mana sinks that only help you.
I have seen it in the 99, but only as a true beater in a agro style deck.
Quote from CursedByXantcha »Well it can't hurt. I might be biased (see my username), but I think it's a good idea. If no one draws from it, then they aren't finding answers to your Nekusar, plus Xantcha is hitting them for 5 damage a turn. If they do use her to draw, then you're killing them faster. Seems good. In my experience, people cannot resist the temptation to draw extra cards.
I guess the only downside is if Xantcha takes the spot of a card that is better for Nekusar. But I'm not a Nekusar player so I don't know what would be better.
Quote from Ken Carson »As a Xantcha player, I don't find this to be a particularly good usage of her. Her attack damage is gravy, and with Nekusar filling everyone's hand, very likely your opponents will be able to make her smash into something that will kill her.
Quote from Ken Carson »I’m glad she worked out in one game, though I run her as my general and can tell you that she can be pretty tough to keep around. I run Mystifying Maze, Maze of Ith, Shizo, Death’s Storehouse and Shizo, the Bloodsoaked Keep as ways to keep her around through attacking, as most people will attack someone who has a block that will kill her.
Don’t get me wrong, I love her, and if you need the draw, go for it.