Izzet Charm

Izzet Charm


Choose one Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays 2; or Izzet Charm deals 2 damage to target creature; or draw two cards, then discard two cards.

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Izzet Charm Discussion

Saljen on Blue Moon Current Draft

1 week ago

Why Stormbreath Dragon? Wouldn't you be better with 2 more Vendilion Clique? If its a cost thing then I understand, but multiple cliques is much better than the dragon.

I really don't like Spreading Seas in the main board much. Its mediocre in most matchups and only good in 3+ color matchups that don't use blue. Very specific. It is however great in the sideboard in this deck. I run 0 main and 4 in the side because it can be devastating when paired with Blood Moon against certain decks, just not against most. I'd also suggest running a 4th Blood Moon. That is your main source of disruption and you want it to hit the board asap. I like to run 2x Izzet Charm because its good as a counter/burn card but the filter part lets you toss extra Blood Moons when you already have one in play.

Mmmm... Blue Moon is my version if you'd like to check it out. Been a work in progress for a while.

Saljen on Mmmm... Blue Moon

1 week ago

@ZombieswithJetpacks - One of the main reasons that I run Izzet Charm over Mana Leak or anything else is for the looting clause. It lets me toss extra Blood Moons since they don't stack. The other abilities let me be a bit more flexible than just Mana Leak. It's also nicer to have in the graveyard than Mana Leak due to the versatility+Snapcaster Mage.

ZombieswithJetpacks on Mmmm... Blue Moon

1 week ago

I'd replace Izzet Charm with Mana Leak or Spell Pierce. Charm does seem like it has more utility, but through personal testing, I found it was almost always used as a more expensive Spell Pierce or Shock, and never as a Faithless Looting. Also maybe run a singleton Magus of the Moon and maybe a playset of Simian Spirit Guide. A turn 2 Moon can win games. Also if you run Chancellor of the Tangles, then your usually guaranteed a turn one Blood Moon, which absolutely wins games.

Saljen on Grixis Humans who happen to love Bananas!

2 weeks ago

What about -1x Murderous Cut, +1 Izzet Charm. More versatile, can be used as a counterspell, creature burn, or as a looter, which would be very useful in here.

lemmingllama on shit tier modern deck

2 weeks ago

Don't run Jhoira of the Ghitu in Modern. She is way too slow.

Shimmering Grotto isn't very good as a land. Try out Dragonskull Summit or Temple of Epiphany if you want cheap dual lands. Also you are only allowed 4 copies of anything that isn't a basic land, so you can only run 4x of Shimmering Grotto and Swiftwater Cliffs.

Conjured Currency and Blast of Genius are way too slow for Modern. If you are playing a card that costs 5 or more, it should have the ability to end the game by itself.

Now onto suggestions.

Try adding in some more Izzet Charms. They are great cards and are cheap.

Lightning Bolt is fairly cheap and is a wonderful card for Modern. I would put it in virtually every red deck.

Check out Delver of Secrets  Flip. It is a great common that can get big really fast.

Anyways, good luck with the deck.

Khaosknight on No mana for you! (turn 1 mana denial)

2 weeks ago

@fullmetalwes, thanks for the support! Think Twice was suggested, but ultimately I ended up going with Izzet Charm instead. Brainstorm is great, and I'll definitely playtest it, but I'm not sure what in the deck it would replace

Khaosknight on No mana for you! (turn 1 mana denial)

2 weeks ago

So I updated the deck with a few of your suggestions. I went with Izzet Charm instead of Think Twice or Negate MB, mainly because it lets us do both of their effects (more or less, the draw is a loot, but still could be helpful), and can also be used with the scepter, and can also take care of a creature if need be.

I'm also gonna see how Remand does in place of Negate. My thought is that if we counter a spell temporarily, that gives us time to get rid of their mana sources so they can't even cast it again, and then you can also draw a card, and repeat the whole thing with sceptor.

EpicBrownie on Twinseize

3 weeks ago

I could honestly see running Izzet Charm, Electrolyze, or Spell Snare in that slot. I like the charm or snare better with snapcaster, but I like electrolyze better as a card. I'm gonna put it back on the maybe board for now and test it more (it's kinda hard to test 1-ofs). Maybe with the resurgence of Lingering Souls, it'll just be better.

The split of Thoughtseize to Inquisition of Kozilek has been a constant internal debate for me. I don't hate the idea of swapping a thoughtseize with the boarded inquisition one bit, but I (again) consider that to be a meta call. If you expect less Siege Rhinos - or more Burn/Zoo - where you play, it's definitely the way to go.

Good insights. I'll keep them in mind for my next tuning iteration. Thanks!

Color(s) Red Blue
Cost RU
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 3.14
Avg. cube pick 13.59


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica Uncommon
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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