Niv-Mizzet, Parun


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Niv-Mizzet, Parun

Legendary Creature — Dragon Wizard

This spell can't be countered.


Whenever you draw a card, Niv-Mizzet, Parun deals 1 damage to any target.

Whenever a player casts an instant or sorcery spell, you draw a card.

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Niv-Mizzet, Parun Discussion

triproberts12 on niv-mizzet first EDH deck

6 days ago

My first thought was that you clearly know how to build a deck, and my second was that some of the choices are a bit subpar, which is to be expected when filling 99-slots, rather than the 10ish cards you'd select for a 60-card deck. I would lose low-impact cards like Spellbook, The Royal Scions, and Sentinel Tower. Thought Vessel , Dack Fayden , and a 36th land are the first 3 swaps I would make. If you're building on a budget versus friends who have the budget for better manabases, take advantage of that with Blood Moon , Ruination , and Back to Basics . If not, then I would use Niv-Mizzet, Parun as the commander and shore up the manabase. Also, no Ophidian Eye and Curiosity ? Finally, take a look at the EDHREC page for Niv. It's really the best tool for building EDH decks. I'd also check out Saffron Olive's 3 Biggest Commmander Deck Building Mistakes.

gavriel1136 on Numerical Dyslexia is a Bitch...

1 week ago

Here are some of the newer-released cards that I've added to my Mizzix deck (Note, I did not buy the precon, I built mine from scratch).

Backdraft Hellkite , Crackling Drake , Electrostatic Field , Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Oneirophage , Curator's Ward , Electrodominance , Spell Swindle , Bond of Insight .

If you can afford them, also consider Finale of Revelation and Finale of Promise .

Lordeh on American Control

3 weeks ago

Firstly, a little disappointed there are no walls in this list for flavor.

Secondly, maybe consider adding another win condition to close out games. Maybe a Ral, Izzet Viceroy or Niv-Mizzet, Parun at the top end or Thing in the Ice  Flip as relatively safe win conditions in your colours.

The list looks solid.

enpc on Abra-ca 'Poke Us'

1 month ago

I would recommend agianst trying to mix both death-touching and stealing opponent's creatures. Just forucs on one effect. But even before that, you need to figure out what your win condition is. Alos, if you're looking to use Niz as your main wincon, Niv-Mizzet, Parun has the benefit of being uncounterable. Also, since a good chunk of your ping creatures are red, Torbran, Thane of Red Fell seems decent here.

I think that either Riku of Two Reflections or Maelstrom Wanderer are better commanders here. Riku makes more dudes and does double duty on untap spells and wanderer is a haste source. Plus they free up another card slot.

multimedia on Izzet's Locust God

1 month ago

Hey, you're welcome. Been a while since I commented on your deck. I like the changes you've made. You've learned a lot in 9 months. The differences are huge, good job. Are you consistently winning?

I think your deck can use streamlining. What I see is lots of high mana cost redundancy which you don't need because it's making the avg. CMC very high, rounded up 4.0. It's high because there's too many high mana cost cards. Consider cutting several for low mana cost cards that draw? Remember you have your high mana cost card that you want to cast, it's sitting in the Command Zone.

Streamlining means cutting unnecessary cards such as Arcanis the Omnipotent , Venser's Journal , Time Stretch and Warstorm Surge . Arcanis is not needed because you have Consecrated Sphinx and Niv-Mizzet, Parun ; both will draw many more cards, even the turn you play them and are flying threats. Having three six drop flying threats is enough. Journal is high mana cost no max hand size effect which is not needed when you have three other low mana cost cards that are better that give you this effect. You have Time Warp and Beacon of Tomorrows so you don't also need to play Stretch since Stretch is 10 mana. Both Impact Tremors and Purphoros, God of the Forge are better than Surge and Surge is six mana.

Another part of your deck that could use some improvements is the manabase. 26x basic lands is a lot and you don't have to play so many because there's even budget playable lands you could add. I'll suggest budget lands and some nonbudget ones:

Other cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Temple of the False God: can't tap for mana until you have five lands in play.
  • Venser's Journal
  • Arcanis the Omnipotent
  • Time Stretch
  • Warstorm Surge
  • Mana Flare
  • Jushi Apprentice / Tomoya the Revealer
  • Psychic Spiral
  • Windreader Sphinx
  • Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
  • Omniscience
  • Gilded Lotus
  • Darksteel Ingot
  • Keep Watch
  • Dragonshift
  • Enter the Infinite
  • Thought Reflection
  • Fateful Showdown

SP3CTR3_chelts on Izzet Commander

1 month ago

out of currosity what would your thoughts be on running Niv-Mizzet, Parun as your commander instead?

I know his devotion is increased but his draw is better his body is better and he can't be countered?

beakedbard on

1 month ago

What route are you trying to take with this because if you are trying the Guttersnipe / Electrostatic Field route i'd honestly say you neeed far less creatures and far more instants and sorcs. I'd max at 16 creatures for that strat maybe less well to be fair whatever strat you are running with this it looks like you need less creatures. I'd say Niv-Mizzet, Parun and Crackling Drake have too high cmc to run in a 20 land deck. I'd say Nivix Cyclops is also too slow for the strat you are trying. If you want to run a prowess style thing though Slip Through Space is worth thinking about.

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Niv-Mizzet, Parun occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.3%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

UR (Izzet): 0.95%