Djinn Illuminatus

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Rare
Guildpact (GPT) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Djinn Illuminatus

Creature — Djinn

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Flying

Each instant and sorcery spell you cast has replicate. The replicate cost is equal to its mana cost. (When you cast it, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

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Djinn Illuminatus Discussion

Easybr0wnies343 on

1 month ago

Hello!

Let me preface this with a disclaimer. I haven't played commander. However, I do play a tuned Izzet deck and I feel that I could help with your deck.

  1. Essential blue cards: Counterspell and Cryptic Command. These are simply good cards that deserve to be in any blue deck. Remand is another card because it can help your commander trigger and draw you cards while forcing your opponent to sink mana into spells. Another card that you could use is Archmage Ascension to fish for good stuff after drawing things.

  2. Essential red cards: This is where you can make a few decisions. You could include a Combustible Gearhulk and several expensive burn spells to synergize with your commander, or you could go with a spell/storm variant and run Lightning Bolt, Needle Drop, and Braid of Fire as stated above. You could then run some Lava Axes or Inferno Jets to synergize with your commander.

  3. Possible inclusions: Epic Experiment could be really good if you had a bunch of mana, Djinn Illuminatus would be very helpful lategame, turning a lone Lightning Bolt or Electrolyze into a burn engine and/or draw engine. Electrolyze and Prophetic Bolt could also be very good.

Also, I haven't played much R/B or Grixis but I have a feeling Rakdos's Return would be good in here and Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker could be a powerful addition.

Rabid_Wombat on Step Into My Firemind

5 months ago

Thank you for the kind words Calyptic :)

Willbreaker is used with Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind's pinging ability - so every time you draw a card you just hit an opponent's critter for 1 damage then steal them!

I dug up my Firemind deck so here's a few more suggestions:

Epic Experiment - Awesome fun late game when you can cast it for eight or ten mana!

Jori En, Ruin Diver - More cards = More damage :D

Invoke the Firemind - Gotta have flava!

Firemind's Foresight - Great tutor & more flava!

Steam Augury - Arguably the best Izzet card out there.

Counterflux - An uncounterable Counterspell is solid.

Hypersonic Dragon - Sorceries as Instants? Hell yeah!

Djinn Illuminatus - This guy is Forking sick!

Volcanic Vision - Graveyard recursion & boardwipe.

Rite of Replication - When kicked it can be a Wincon ;)

Winter Orb - Nasty late game lock that hurts opponents.

Finally, I have to agree with Jimmy_Chinchila- you need to add a few more lands, six more Mountains to bring you to a total of 35-36 lands is highly recommended. Have fun :D

ThallionDarkshine on Fun with Spells EDH

5 months ago

Looks like a pretty sweet deck as is, but there are some changes that I would make.

I really want Djinn Illuminatus to be good in something, but the reality is that as a 7-cmc creature I don't think it does enough. And while Lightning Bolt is a nice easy finisher in your combo, it feels like too low impact of a card to run.

I think buyback cards are really good in Mizzix. While the buyback does not count towards the cmc of the spell, Mizzix does reduce the buyback cost, making the spells incredibly efficient. Capsize is an incredibly powerful repeatable removal spell, and with enough experience counters can cost as little as 2 blue mana. Mystic Speculation is great card filtering engine, while Whispers of the Muse does the same for card draw. Past in Flames is a great piece of recursion for spellslinger decks.

Mxyzptlk on But I'm Not the Only One

9 months ago

@Norberry Yeah, I kind of pulled it in too many directions. It started out as a theme deck and then I went all in on dragon tribal. Before I knew it I was at 100 and didn't realize I'd missed the ramp stuff because I was so busy cramming dragons into it. That's definitely what it needs the most. I'm thinking Sol Ring, Cultivate, Armillary Sphere, and maybe Peregrination?

And you're right about Mirrorwing Dragon. The more I think about it the more problems it could cause. I might replace it with Djinn Illuminatus and more creature-targeting spells.

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