Melek, Izzet Paragon


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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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

hardhitta71194 on The Izzet Guild

2 weeks ago

Ayyyyye this is dope, love it. Hello fellow Izzet Mages and Glory to the Firemind!

Cant have the Izzet League without the Firemind himself, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and gotta have the guild champion Melek, Izzet Paragon.

Delver of Secrets  Flip, Young Pyromancer, and Lightning Bolt are usually auto includes in 80% of my decks.

And a personal favorite of mine, Hypersonic Dragon! Also I foresee this deck being very large so a good tutor could help, Firemind's Foresight.

Thebiggalactus on Nekusar EDH

2 weeks ago

You could add Ponder, Preordain Serum Visions or Anticipate. Then for some burn you could add Lightning Bolt ,Lightning Strike ,Chain Lightning , Lava Spike , Earthquake, etc. Their is a lot of cheap burn spells.Now as for what you could take out.Maybe taking Melek, Izzet Paragon and Sphinx's Tutelage is a good idea. That is unless they are putting in the work for you. To answer your Tainted Strike question, i'm pretty sure you can keep on casting it on 1 creature, but infect is a keyword so it gets infect once and every time you recast Tainted Strike the infect becomes redundant on that 1 creature. That goes for any pump spell with a keyword attached to it. I think the next route you might wanna go to is bettering your already good mana base with more fetch lands.yes, You can use fetch lands that could get you a color that isn't in your deck. For example you could use Marsh Flats even though you can't get any white lands. I would ask your playgroup if that's ok with them first though.

Tardigrade_Cain on Long May She Reign

3 weeks ago

I love this type of deck, ( I could never play it considering my playgroup runs Melek, Izzet Paragon and Vial Smasher the Fierce ) However I would recommend Selenia, Dark Angel, she can be used as two things: A way to lose as much life as you want, by responding to the 2 life trigger by using the 2 life trigger. Or she is just a beefy 3/3 unkillable thing that can only be killed via split second.

chadsansing on

1 month ago

Just because the routinely put the beat-down on me, I have to recommend:

Not sure what your budget is like, but you could also upgrade your tutors and landbase a bit as able/over time

Overall, I'd just encourage more wizards and fewer non-creature spells so you can abuse Inalla triggers. If you want to play mostly instants and sorceries with this creature list, maybe consider a commander like Kess, Dissident Mage, Mizzix of the Izmagnus, or Melek, Izzet Paragon.

Have fun playing!

EventuallyClassy on Maximum Discount

1 month ago

So, Nickname123,Im giving Melek, Izzet Paragon a shot. It seems like a good replacement for Pyromancer's Goggles. Its all hinging on the card advantage, seems real nice. Thanks again for the suggestion.

landofMordor on K.E.S.S|Kess EDH-Grixis Wizards #1

2 months ago

Lol it will be my pleasure, friend.

So Kess says only during your turns, and also an instant/sorcery. Automatically, that means I wanna move away from tons counterspells and more towards a value-based shell. Instants are still fine, since sometimes you'll need to respond, but you won't be able to flash back a counterspell very often, probably. Looks like you've already anticipated that, though, with some solid top-end value.

I'd prioritize focusing on a) your low-curve, and b) your threats.

For goal a) look at Ponder, Preordain, Anticipate, Minds Aglow, Diabolic Tutor, etc. Maybe some limited non-basic LD like Molten Rain (but not too much bc ppl will h8 u). Mass discard like Delirium Skeins will hurt your opponent more than you, probably. Artifact hate like Shatterstorm or Shattering Spree or Vandalblast will kill opponents' mana rocks. Graveyard hate like Learn from the Past and Commit / Memory. In general, you wanna pick spells that will help you survive into the late game, when Kess will shine. Card draw, cycling, and scry will help smooth your mana, too, and keep your hand/graveyard full of value. Oh, and stuff like Goblin Electromancer, Jace's Sanctum, Arcane Melee, and Curious Homunculus  Flip will be good.

Goal b) is up to you. Wanna cast Leviathans like Shipbreaker Kraken or Stormtide Leviathan? Wanna put in tons of cycling-themed finishers like Archfiend of Ifnir, Shadowstorm Vizier, and Drake Haven? Or just go straight value with Melek, Izzet Paragon and Talrand, Sky Summoner? Personally, I'd try to pick a neat theme, since Kess is fairly value-oriented by herself. I would be afraid of making it a "goodstuff" build, because those get boring to me after a couple of rounds.

Great start! Best of luck.

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