Mizzix of the Izmagnus


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare

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Mizzix of the Izmagnus

Legendary Creature — Goblin Wizard

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell with converted mana cost greater than the number of experience counters you have, you get an experience counter.

Instant and sorcery spells you cast cost less to cast for each experience counter you have.

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Mizzix of the Izmagnus Discussion

Reverie42 on Wizards, Dragons, and Locusts

3 days ago

DrukenReaps covered the mana issue pretty well. The other suggestion that I'd make for a deck with this high of a CMC is that you probably want more ramp sources or mana rocks. Commander's Sphere and Dimir Signet are both great here. You might also consider replacing Temple of the False God with a basic. You're really color-intensive and don't have a lot of land ramp, so it's at high risk of not actually doing much good in this deck.

To expand a little on narrowing the tribes... I don't think you necessarily have to cut down what tribes are in your deck. However, if you aren't running at least 25 creatures of a tribe, tribal support cards like Crucible of Fire and Door of Destinies are simply bad. You frequently have to take a turn off to play them, so if they're not going to do some reasonable work right away, they're probably worse than a basic land. Kindred Dominance is going to hit so much of your own stuff that you're likely better off playing something like Languish, Crux of Fate or Blasphemous Act instead.

Along those lines, given your high average CMC, loading up on more reasonably-cheap board wipes is probably a good idea. If it's going to take you a while to get going, being able to control the board in the early game is really important. If your opponent has a field full of elves, slamming Butcher of Malakir or Stormsurge Kraken without clearing the board first isn't going to save you.

As for a few cards that you might consider cutting:

Reverie42 on Melek, the Copy Fiend

1 week ago

I wrote a bit comment and it got eaten by TappedOut. So, apologies for the brevity on this rewrite. These are a few suggestions based on a similar deck of mine.

Possible adds:

Potential Cuts:

  • I think the 1-shot token producers are probably not that great. They're reasonably good with Purphoros, but I don't think that's worth 6 slots in the deck. Don't worry about creature count in Melek. A lot of Melek decks actually go creatureless for the Proteus Staff combo.
  • Phyrexian Altar is probably really borderline unless you're running something like Fall of the Titans to just win without having to go an extra turn by saccing out all of your Empty the Warrens tokens.
  • Strionic Resonator is at best a very situational fork in Melek. It's probably better to spend your mana on a cheap cantrip / draw spell like Gitaxian Probe or Treasure Cruise.
  • Echo Mage is really expensive and vulnerable for its effect. You have to pump 7 mana and wait a turn to copy 1 spell. At that point, you're probably better off casting Eye of the Storm.

RobHarris on Mizzix Izz Gonna Win

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions, it'll probably be a bit before I add the fetches as I just made some significant upgrades. Lotus Petal and Sensei's Divining Top definitely seem like good includes. I'm not sure about adding more rituals as I really only need pyretic for the reiterate combo but I'll test and think about it. For paradox engine, I really like it because it means I'm not just dead in the water if I start fizzling off a Mind's Desire. It also allows for infinite storm with rocks and anything under Isochron Scepter. Worse case scenario, with a couple of rocks, it can function as a replacement of Mizzix of the Izmagnus with the addition of providing colored mana.

paintballnsk on Skyship Plunderer and Experience counters

2 weeks ago


I'm running Mizzix of the Izmagnus in commander. If I get out Skyship Plunderer or any other proliferate type effects, can I add experience counters to myself if my experience is 0? I have a few proliferate spells in the deck that get Mizzix rolling early, but I have always waited until he was on the field before playing them. Can I play them sooner and benefit from them?


Ziembski on Mizzix Izzet Burn

3 weeks ago

IF You really want to make Burn viable i9n EDH, there are two options.

First is going into Storm, but I don't really like it, and I won't really be able to help you here.

Other option is goin for big X spells. This is what I like and what I know well. Banefire, Devil's Play, Fault Line, Titan's Revenge, Rolling Earthquake. But hey, You need mana for that. You already have Mizzix of the Izmagnus that lower their costs. Another must have is Mana Geyser and Mana Seism imo. Both gives You so much quick mana in mid-late game that it lets you to burn everyone. Another cards are all kinds of copy spells like Fork, Reverberate and Reiterate. Double burn? Nice. Now damage doublers which are Fire Servant, Furnace of Rath and Dictate of the Twin Gods.

There are more viable cards to write down, it will be simpler for you to check my Ignite your Planeswalker spark.

AkrosTheClear on Does Mizzix of the Izmagnus ...

3 weeks ago

I have a Jhoira of the Ghitu EDH deck and I recently put in a Mizzix of the Izmagnus. Someone told me that while mizzix is suspended I will still be getting experience counters every time I cast an instant or sorcery. Is this correct?

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