Melek, Izzet Paragon
Legendary Creature — Weird Wizard
Play with the top card of your library revealed.
You may cast instant and sorcery spells from the top of your library.
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell from your library, copy it. You may choose new targets for the copy.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , gildan_bladeborn|
|Want (3)||Cactusman , watchy0ubac , kingcraig|
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|Commander 2020 (C20)||Rare|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Rare|
|Dragon's Maze (DGM)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Melek, Izzet Paragon occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Melek, Izzet Paragon Discussion
3 weeks ago
Melek, Izzet Paragon and Swarm Intelligence are the best high CMC cards in the precon. Wort, the Raidmother is also good because of conspire especially with Young Pyromancer's red Elementals with red instants such as Comet Storm. Conspire is also a way to tap Kalamax, but a reason to not play Wort is because conspire doesn't work with mono blue cards. Blue instants and Drakes/Birds don't work with conspire and they're some of the strongest cards with Kalamax. The other 6+ CMC cards could be on the chopping block.
The avg. CMC of the precon is high at 3.6 therefore some cuts to consider would be to reduce this number. An example of a cut is Djinn Illuminatus for Springleaf Drum (cut a 7 CMC card for a 1 CMC card). The precon has a lot of creatures which is understandable since new players like to play with creatures. In my opinion Kalamax is better with a spellslinger theme which means less creatures and more instant/sorceries.
With spellslinger the low amount of creatures you want to play should provide repeatable draw or other repeatable value when you cast an instant or sorcery since these effects help Kalamax and have good interaction with him. Eon Frolicker and Nascent Metamorph should be on the chopping block.
Would you like more help with making changes?
1 month ago
Melek is the only card in your deck, and is currently in play. Maybe he's your commander? Use Proteus Staff on him. You reveal cards from the top and lo and behold, the only creature is Melek, already on the bottom. What happens next? Put the revealed cards back in any order. Now you have a stacked deck, and you get to cast the top card with Melek's ability.
2 months ago
6 months ago
Who's your commander? For something like this Melek, Izzet Paragon would be good.
Gitaxian Probe is a good cantrip But what is it you're wanting to accomplish here?
7 months ago
7 months ago
Idk how cEDH worthy it is but Melek, Izzet Paragon is a really neat storm build. The version I’ve piloted hasn’t been updated since dragon’s maze though and was built to be difficult to storm off in. There’s been some new toys for storm since then too
7 months ago
Now we get to the hard part. What to cut. Let's start with what doesn't mesh with the theme of spell copying; Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir and Glen Elendra Archmage are both better served in a combo/control shell where you need to protect a specific series of cards, the benefit of spell copying is the flexibility and resilience to allow some things to miss because everything becomes a game ender once its been copied a couple of times; Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer and Second Harvest are designed for HEAVY token decks where you're making ALOT of small tokens in concert with a few threatening ones; Animar, Soul of Elements , Fathom Mage , Temur Ascendancy , and Warstorm Surge are all good for a creature focused strategy, but for a SPELL copy deck most of our creatures exist to accelerate our mana ( dorks , Goblin Electromancer , and STE ) or as silver bullets for specific problems ( Terastodon , Acidic Slime , and Bane of Progress ) which tend to be too small of a portion of our deck or too small stat-wise to use these effects to their fullest; Krosan Grip cannot be copied because of split second; Time Stop is so niche you're better off running Counterflux ; Melek, Izzet Paragon is just bad,I love him but he's too inconsistent and without alot of top-deck manipulation ( Sensei's Divining Top , Sylvan Library , Mirri's Guile , Scroll Rack ) you can't reliably get the spells you want to copy; Verdant Confluence is easily the weakest of the confluences in these colors and none of its effects are particularly spectacular even after one or two copies; Starstorm is a very expensive Blasphemous Act with cycling; Brainstorm is the weakest card draw spell you have and never feels good unless it's setting up a Kefnet combo.
9 months ago
Electrostatic Field would be a nice addition here, Goblin Electromancer , Dynavolt Tower , Mizzix of the Izmagnus , Thing in the Ice Flip, Young Pyromancer , Mirari , and Melek, Izzet Paragon . Just a few suggestions to help the storm brewing