Melek, Izzet Paragon

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Melek, Izzet Paragon occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%

Melek, Izzet Paragon Discussion

Ziabo on just keep drawing, drawing, drawing

2 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?

Loa_Wolfe on Mildly competitive storm commander?

2 months ago

I've heard mixed feelings about Melek, Izzet Paragon and Mizzix of the Izmagnus whether they're good or not. Nobody talks about Jori En, Ruin Diver despite looking interesting and fun to tinker with.

fadelightningmm on Mildly competitive storm commander?

2 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

theThane on riku of two reflections edh

3 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.

BMHKain on

7 months ago

I'll start this trash w/ one rule: use as few creatures as possible, & try to find some cards that allow Elsha of the Infinite be more like Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge as close as possible. We already have some creatures reducing the cost, & having good effects for Nonperms; but we need as few as possible; I mean, we're not going to be able to use Proteus Staff in this case. Also: NO STORM CRAP! I already did that for Melek, Izzet Paragon , I just want to emulate another; more high tier CMDR anyway. Oh well, I hope this helps, & I apologize for any hate I'm about to enrage to fans of FROZEN (Series)...

Epideme on Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!

7 months ago

1) Okay, I removed Melek, Izzet Paragon , Frostburn Weird and Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius . As much as I'd really like their effects on side, I see your point it would be too slow to get them in play a lot of the time. Jaya Ballard and The Mirari Conjecture I've left in so far, firstly because they both feature in the win conditions, so would need an alternative to that. That and I already own Jaya Ballard and it just looked like a fun card to give a go. The Mirari Conjecture exists as one of the more 'backup' win conditions that coupled with fight with fire can be do all 20 damage in one turn, same with Jaya's planeswalker emblem.

2) I can see it probably needs to be a turn or so faster, how do I keep decent card advantage whilst keeping casting instant and sorceries and enough mana to keep them going and the odd creature to keep a defence going. In my mind, this is where the blue portion of the deck came in (that and for the Mirari conjecture), with the idea of keeping the land base very flexible so I could be burning or drawing as required. This is what Serum Visions was for. I was also considering Opt but with a few big damage cards available for a low miracle cost,i thought Serum Visions might be more useful

3) I've had a look through the deck and it mostly seems to fit for a Red-White deck. The Red component of it which is more relevant seems to be the fairly standard affair of red cards generated. Which is essentially what I was going for but with some blue to power The Mirari Conjecture , Serum Visions , a little bit of card advanatage and a little bit of control. It does also flag up something I'd been wondering for a little bit, is Lava Spike preferable to Rift Bolt ?

4) Control - Aggro seems a more accurate definition, yeh. I'll stick with the 22 then

5) Added these as the sideboard, I really liked most the suggestions and see where they slip in and out in niche situation. The only one I'm confused about is how would Leyline of the Void get played given neither the deck nor sideboard has any black mana base?

Cheers for the help PhoenixNest, it is much appreciated!

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