Ionize

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Ionize

Instant

Counter target spell. Ionize deals 2 damage to that spell's controller.

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Ionize Discussion

Conartistry on Niv-Mizzet, Parun

3 weeks ago

Love to see another Niv-Mizzet deck!

But I have some questions about what you have here.

Why run Finale of Revelation ? Stroke of Genius can win games for more, and Pull from Tomorrow is an instant at the cost of discarding a card. Either (or both) seems better than Finale.

Since you aren't running many fetches, I think you could afford to cut Brainstorm for Impulse or maybe Sleight of Hand (or Search for Azcanta  Flip which I see in your maybe board).

I don't think Counterflux is all that great, it's really color heavy for a glorified cancel 80% of the time. If storm or control are common in your meta than disregard and keep going.

Ionize does seem rather weak though, I think Counterspell is an easy swap.

How is Consecrated Sphinx doing for you? I'm considering adding him to my own list but I'm not sure if he is better than a Chemister's Insight .

Clear the Mind may be less mana intensive, but I think Learn from the Past is better since it doubles as grave hate in a pinch.

AEtherize never felt great to me, have you considered Starstorm or Earthquake as more permanent control options instead?

How frequently do you actually need Reliquary Tower ? It seems really overkill in most cases especially when your wincon is Dramatic Scepter. Also tapping for colorless when the commander costs is painful.

Isn't Thousand-Year Storm really unnecessary? Sure you get infinite storm with dramatic scepter, but why not just run Grapeshot or Brain Freeze at that point?

How's Keranos, God of Storms doing? He seems painfully slow for the odd chance to bolt.

All in all, I do like the deck. Props for not defaulting to the Curiosity Combo Niv is infamous for! If you're interested, here's my own decklist, though it's still a work in progress, any suggestions are more than welcome: Mad Science with a bit of Control

stensiagamekeeper on Izzet Allowed?

1 month ago

The mill from Thought Scour doesn't enable anything atm so Peek could be a decent replacement. You probably aren't going to overload Cyclonic Rift so Echoing Truth , Blink of an Eye , Perilous Voyage etc could be good here. Some amount of Ionize and Spell Pierce could be useful and Shivan Reef and Wandering Fumarole are probably the cheapest dual lands you could play.

Mullac on Standard Grix

1 month ago

I think running 6 counters is a bit much in a mid-rangey deck. I'd swap out either Ionize or Sinister Sabotage for the Bedevil for more, especially when you want Thief of Sanity out on turn 3. 3 Duress in the sideboard is really great against control. taking out some Disdainful Stroke as they are not useful until turn 4. Tune up Cry of the Carnarium to 3 copies for consistency.

kevistrauss on Steamy Ice

1 month ago

Thank's Seraphim7! I might add 2x Ionize instead of 2x Electrolyze .

UpperDeckerTaco on Ral, Storm Comboit

2 months ago

Your example of the Doublecast + Expansion / Explosion combo does not work the way you think it does. Doublecast has to fully resolve in order to make a copy of the next spell you make. So the actual line is:

Ral, Storm Conduit -2 (ensure you still have loyalty counters on Ral to utilize the triggered ability)

Then cast Doublecast . Ral's -2 ability will then put a copy of Doublecast on the stack.

Let the copy of Doublecast resolve first. Then with the original Doublecast on the stack still, play Expansion targeting the original Doublecast .

This will then copy Expansion from the already resolved copy of Doublecast and then you just keep targeting the original Expansion with the copies you make.

In my version of Izzet Ral. I found Doublecast to be lack luster. So I completely cut it from my build and went into a U/R control build that had the combo of Ral, Storm Conduit +any instant/sorcery+2 Expansion / Explosion . It is harder to assemble. But at least it doesn't leave Doublecast as dead draws and not the greatest in opening hand. I tried it, and ended up sideboarding out Doublecast every single time.

I also did a split of Ionize and Sinister Sabotage in the main of 3 and 3. I liked the incremental damage which Ionize brings. But I also like Sinister Sabotage s surveil. They both have their purposes.

frosthammer_eden on Standard Grix

2 months ago

I'd move Disdainful Stroke to the sideboard as it is only useful in specific matchups. If you want counters you could switch it with Ionize .

Hav0cD3m0n on Niv Mizzet, Ultimate Master of Guilds (Ver 1.2)

2 months ago

Struyk Thanks bud! Actually got a couple out. Beast Within , Thran Dynamo , Sire of Stagnation (Thank you so much for pointing out it's colorless xD), Hadana's Climb  Flip, Journey to Eternity  Flip are out. Actually decided to keep Kruphix, God of Horizons , Sphinx's Revelation and Detention Sphere for the moment but probably i'll get them out too once I found something else to put.

I'll keep Mirari's Wake . Doubling my mana, in 5 color, help me so much! I don't get mana screwed if I play 2-3 spells in the same turn with this (as it can happens without]. Rakdos Charm is a personnal choice I guess. There's a lot of token deck in my playgroup, and it can one shot a player easily for 2 mana, which is good imo and it stop reanimate too! (YAY, RIP The Mimeoplasm and Meren of Clan Nel Toth ) Thought Vessel seems good to me too. Having a second Reliquary Tower is not bad I think.

I checked your deck and took a couple cards from you :) ( Despark , Ionize , Angrath's Rampage , Time Wipe and Knight of Autumn )

I'll stay tuned to your future upgrades :)

VampiricJace on The "No" deck (deny everything)(needs help)

2 months ago

A few thoughts. This is gonna be some word vomit, so take what you please. I'm also only going to suggest more budget-friendly cards, since this is casual (so no Cyclonic Rift ).

Jolan Tru!

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Ionize occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Standard:

All decks: 0.19%