Melek, Izzet Paragon

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Rare
Dragon's Maze Rare
Promo Set 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

Spirits on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

2 days ago

Leovold, Emissary of Trest is on the mtgcommander.net banlist

Kaalia of the Vast should be tier 2.5. See my build Kaalia, the Purifier

I know she gets threat, but show me another $50 Tier 3 commander (take of eh Rasputin Dreamweaver).

If Melek, Izzet Paragon or Queen Marchesa is Tier 2.5, Kaalia of the Vast should be there!

Caveat: Probably a better argument for Melek, Izzet Paragon to be Tier 3.

Daedalus19876 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

2 weeks ago

PartyJ: I honestly don't know where to go with the new legendary. Unless I'm missing something, her abilities kind of seem like a mishmash. Do you have any ideas of what to do with her?

You should check out some of the spoilers, though, they're awesome (although the gods themselves are uniformly pretty bad in EDH).

Zimmers_0: I could see it! Sounds interesting... Post it here if you decide to make a draft! Probably should be UR, so maybe Melek, Izzet Paragon?

enpc on Should I update the commander?

2 weeks ago

I used to run a Melek, Izzet Paragon deck which turned into a Riku of Two Reflections deck which then turned into a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deck. He is a,lot of fun but I did find that the theme of the deck quite heavily changed with each rebuild. It definitely has a,much heavier storm focus now. But yeah, Yidris is good fun. I would recommend running Slip Through Space if you're going to play him.

Neotrup on Are spells cast as a ...

2 weeks ago

Yes. Casting a spell from a library means that it was in the library and then got moved to the stack to be cast, with no other zone in between. Spellshift causes cards to be revealed in the library until an appropriate one is found and then casts it, so it would trigger Melek, Izzet Paragon. The similiar situation of cascade spells (like Bloodbraid Elf) doesn't trigger Melek because cascade exiles cards until it finds an approrpiate one, then casts that one from exile instead of the library.

Yesterday on Are spells cast as a ...

2 weeks ago

That is to say, if an opponent has a Melek, Izzet Paragon on the battlefield and you use Spellshift to counter a spell controlled by that opponent, do they cast the newly revealed spell straight from their library and therefore get a copy of the spell?

BlueScope on How does melek, Mizzix mastery, ...

3 weeks ago

So I'm trying to build a fun janky melek deck and I'm wondering what would happen with eye of the storm out if I was to cast Mizzix mastery from the top of my deck for its alternative cost. So the way I see it happens is I get a casting of Mizzix mastery overloaded that gets exiled with eye of the storm then I get a copy from melek that will resolve, finally I get a copy from eye of the storm without overload.The thing I have no clue on is what happens with the spells exiled from melek's copy do they interact with eye of the storm or not? Any help on this would be appreciated, I know it isn't the most likely scenario but it is only a two card combo that could happen.

Remember to link all cards relevant to your question: Melek, Izzet Paragon, Mizzix's Mastery, Eye of the Storm. Good formatting is also helpful...

Getting some basics out of the way:

  • Eye of the Storm only triggers for spells that are cards, not for copies of spells
  • only cards exiled with Eye of the Storm's ability will be copied with its ability
  • copies of overloaded cards won't be overloaded

So, assuming you don't have any cards exiled with Eye of the Storm yet, when you overload Mastery from the top of your library, Melek and Eye of the Storm trigger. You control both triggers, so you get to choose in which order they're put on the stack.

If you order them for Melek to resolve first, you will copy the Mastery. You get to choose an instant/sorcery from your graveyard as a target, then it will be put on top of the stack and resolve first, exiling a card from your graveyard, cast the copy, which will then resolve. Then, the original Mizzix Mastery will resolve, exile and copy all spells from your graveyard, then exile itself. When Eye's trigger finally resolves, it does nothing, as the spell (Mastery) left the stack already.

If Eye should resolve first, it will exile the Mastery and have you cast a copy of it. From here on out, it's pretty much the same deal as with Melek resolving first, except that there's an additional card "imprinted" on Eye of the Storm that will get cast by any player casting a spell from here on out.

Rhadamanthus on How does melek, Mizzix mastery, ...

3 weeks ago

You can use double square brackets around a card's name to link it. It's the easiest way to make sure everyone reading your question understands what's going on. This is even more important for your question since it involves three especially unusual and complicated cards: Melek, Izzet Paragon, Eye of the Storm, Mizzix's Mastery

You're right on what happens with Mizzix's Mastery. The copy created by Melek, Izzet Paragon still has Overload, but the copy created by Eye of the Storm doesn't.

Eye of the Storm doesn't have any interaction with the copies of spells cast by Mizzix's Mastery. Notice that Eye of the Storm triggers "whenever a player casts an instant or sorcery card", and a copy of a spell isn't a card. This is why, for example, the Eye's own ability doesn't keep re-triggering itself over and over again.

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