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Melek, Izzet Paragon
Legendary Creature — Weird Wizard
Play with the top card of your library revealed.
You may cast the top card of your library if it's an instant or sorcery card.
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell from your library, copy it. You may choose new targets for the copy.
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Melek, Izzet Paragon Discussion
1 day ago
This is wrong, the best 11 card combo is:Grand Architect + Pili-Pala for infinite mana, then have Melek, Izzet Paragon, Wheel of Sun and Moon, Rishadan Pawnshop, One with Nothing, Venser, Shaper Savant, Elixir of Immortality, Illusionist's Bracers + Tidewater Minion for infinite untaps on Pawnshop (could be used for infinite mana if you have the right lands), and Enter the DungeonStart with: Grand Architect + Pili-Pala , Elixir of Immortality, Illusionist's Bracers + Tidewater Minion , Melek, Izzet Paragon, Wheel of Sun and Moon.Step 1: Crack Elixer. Shuffle your yard back in.Step 2: Cast Enter the Dungeon off the top.Step 3: Hold priority. Cast Venser, Shaper Savant to return the original Enter the Dungeon to your hand, then cast One with Nothing. Wheel of Sun and Moon triggers.Step 4: Use Rishadan Pawnshop to put all your permanents in your library.Step 5: Enter the Dungeon copy resolves. Start with a full libraryStep 6: Repeat until A: Opponent decks themselves or B: you can start conceding and climbing up your stack of tables until one player dies from the low air pressure. Preferably outcome B.
1 week ago
MoGoose831 thanks for the comment! I'm having lots of fun playing this deck.
I've been playing Foil and have been really impressed with it.
Beebles thanks for the suggestions! Do you have any ideas for cuts?
I think I like Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius more than Melek, Izzet Paragon in my deck because I can guarantee at least one card out of the Dragon if I delay playing it until 8 mana. I haven't played with melek though so let me know how it's been for you?
1 week ago
Looks like a fun deck! Well done to stick with the budget.
There aren't any obvious omissions coming to mind as I browse the deck (and I'm not familiar with this kind of budget), but you could consider these cards: Muddle the Mixture, Insidious Will, Mizzix of the Izmagnus and Melek, Izzet Paragon.
Thanks again for looking at my list.
GL & HF!
1 week ago
, thanks for the +1, I agree fully with replacing Thought Reflection with Archmage Ascension since I am trying to get the CMC down anyways. I think I will also try swapping Melek, Izzet Paragon for Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar. I used to have Inexorable Tide in here, but I found that without Mizzix on the battlefield it is kind of a dead card.
2 weeks ago
As far as overall, usually they do 3, for sure, plus a few extras just to suit people's needs. The c16 ones had a pretty reasonable number of reprints, I was surprised (and delighted to get the Terese Nielsen Hanna.). So 3 as a baseline, and anywhere between 1 and 3 extras.
Grixis wizards...maybe Melek, Izzet Paragon? They usually find a way to split the strategies up in these decks so you have some pieces to play one of two ways. Without saying what the themes are there are 476 existing wizards in Non-GW to pick from.
3 weeks ago
I love the new The Locust God, I think it would be a very fun choice to build around. However if you want more possible choices, I went through and found all the possible options for RU Commanders other then the ones that you have listed.
If you need more help on choosing a commander for your deck, or help building around your commander, I recommend you checking out Tolarian Community College's videos on commander decks, I've found his videos to be very helpful.
Also remember, building a commander deck is all about building around a commander that you love playing.
Hope this helps
3 weeks ago
I used to only build budget Commander until I got a lot of disposable income. Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Zada, Hedron Grinder, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, Ephara, God of the Polis, Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Tsabo Tavoc, Mina and Denn, Wildborn, Tolsimir Wolfblood, Melek, Izzet Paragon, Savra, Queen of the Golgari, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer, and Prime Speaker Zegana are all fun commanders you can build a budget deck around and be just as viable as an expensive deck.
4 weeks ago
megaPisces13 The cards I took out are these:
Gigantoplasm, Broodbirth Viper, Illusory Ambusher, Lone Revenant, Warchief Giant Goblin Electromancer, Charmbreaker Devils, Arjun, the Shifting Flame <-(Might be worth keeping), Etherium-Horn Sorcerer, Melek, Izzet Paragon, Dragon Mage.
Echoing Truth, Desperate Ravings, Reins of Power, Steam Augury, Word of Seizing, Aethersnatch, Magmaquake, Act of Aggression, DominateFor artifacts its a toss up, but I got rid of Seal of the Guildpact.
Get rid of all three enchantments.
I'll just put this is as a block text. Dig Through Time, Pieces of the Puzzle, Void Shatter, Swiftfoot Boots (or Lightning Greaves, if you prefer, thought you can go with both), Whispers of the Muse, Mystical Tutor, Part the Waterveil, Scour from Existence, Commit / Memory, Desolate Lighthouse, Cyclonic Rift, Tezzeret's Gambit, Mirrorpool, Disallow, Insidious Will, Shivan Reef, Spirebluff Canal, Metallurgic Summonings, Temple of Epiphany, Reiterate, Past in Flames, Learn from the Past, Meekstone, Epiphany at the Drownyard, Ponder, Merchant Scroll, Blasphemous Act, Mnemonic Nexus, Treasure Cruise, Guttersnipe, The Locust God, Wheel of Fate, Reforge the Soul, Sky Diamond, Expropriate, Insurrection, Caldera Lake, Halimar Depths
If you want some other upgrades to make this deck truly yours, you can go to EDHRec (https://edhrec.com/commanders/mizzix-of-the-izmagnus) to see what else you want to do. My deck is by no means the end all be all of upgrades. Keep it fun and make it work for you. :)