Melek, Izzet Paragon

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.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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

Melek, Izzet Paragon occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Melek, Izzet Paragon Discussion

multimedia on Kalamax Almost Precon

3 weeks ago

Hey, you're welcome. Ravenous Gigantotherium is the worst card in the precon and is the easiest cut to make to add Ral, Storm Conduit.

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?

kpres on What is your favorite combo ...

1 month ago

Melek, Izzet Paragon with Proteus Staff

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.

Useful to stack it with a bunch of red mana gaining spells, High Tide, untapping spells for mana rocks and lands, and end it with a Comet Storm.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

ShiningEyes, fun fact: The subtype "Weird", such as Melek, Izzet Paragon is actually a subtype of Elementals specifically created by the Izzet.

Ziabo on just keep drawing, drawing, drawing

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?

Loa_Wolfe on Mildly competitive storm commander?

7 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?

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

theThane on riku of two reflections edh

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.

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