Legendary Creature — Dragon Avatar
When Niv-Mizzet Reborn enters the battlefield, reveal the top ten cards of your library. For each color pair, choose a card that's exactly those colors from among them. Put the chosen cards into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Niv-Mizzet Reborn Discussion
3 days ago
I've been playing longer than some of you may have been alive, but I'm terribly new to EDH. Like, I have known what it was since it first started being a thing. But I've only been playing the format for, like, 8 months?
Most of the time, the commander I choose is an afterthought. Like, I don't choose a commander and then build them a deck. I build a deck, and then go, "what legends are those colors?" Not sure if that's backwards from the norm.
But the one guy I actually built for, and it worked, is Kykar, Wind's Fury. So I guess that makes him my favorite commander.
(I did once create a mathematical nightmare around Niv-Mizzet Reborn, but that one very rarely worked)
Kykar, Guru of Souls
Legendary Creature - Bird Cleric
Whenever a nontoken, non-legendary spirit enters the battlefield under your control, create a token that is a copy of it, and put a flying counter on the copy
Whenever a spirit you control attacks, return target spirit creature from your graveyard to the battlefield, tapped and attacking
I know absolutely zero about Kykar's lore, so I'm just making this shtuff up in a way that sounds cool. Also, do you think that the CMC is too low?
Next, make a 1 power red creature that would work well in a Cavalcade of Calamity deck.
1 month ago
In: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon - Out: Despark Moving the deck balance more towards asymetrical boardwipes instead of single target removals. Ugin and Primeval moved the average CMC to 4.0 which is quite high. I'll decide after some playtesting if Ugin should stay or not, maybe in favour of ramp like Skyshroud Claim
I left Niv-Mizzet Reborn in the deck for now, in goldfishing he usually draws me 1-3 cards which is not bad for a 5 colored mana dragon that can be cast with a simple Jegantha tap.
Down to 25 dragons, which is the lowest I want to go. I'd like to make room for Skyshroud Claim due to the higher average CMC and also still planning on adding Fire Covenant whenever I get my hands on it.
2 months ago
Personally, I felt like he was doing the "right" thing for self-serving reasons, much like how he views the animals. I definitely can see a Boros Lukka. But, to me, he's still not a good guy. Like, he still wants to kill the cat for most of the time and is seeking both his city's protection, yes, but also personal glory. I think he's more
Lukka, Master of Men and Beasts
Legendary Planeswalker - Lukka
+1: Create a 1/1 white Human Soldier creature token with lifelink and a 1/1 red Human Warrior creature token with haste.
-1: Gain control of target non-Human creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. If it dealt no combat damage to its owner, it's owner gains life equal to its power, then exile that creature, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.
-12: Each non-Human creature you don't control deals damage equal to its power to its controller. You gain life equal to damage dealt this way.
I think he should've had a threaten effect on him, but more as a recruiting idea. I designed the -1 to reflect a more recruiter effect, but also, just reflecting his view of these creatures as weapons, he can just use them and let them leave.
So, some Companions work particularly well with specific Commanders, e.g.:
- Samut, Voice of Dissent & Zirda, the Dawnwaker (Samut's Rebellion), (if not moreso for Kenrith, the Returned King)
- Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim & Lurrus of the Dream-Den (Ayli and her pet, Lurrus)
- Sapling of Colfenor & Umori, the Collector (Saplings are Creatures Too!), (as well as Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Izoni, Thousand-Eyed, and Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer)
- Vial Smasher the Fierce & Obosh, the Preypiercer (Judith, the Scourge Diva, Nekusar, the Mindrazer, Lyzolda, the Blood Witch, and Kelsien, the Plague also might work?)
- Jodah, Archmage Eternal or Niv-Mizzet Reborn & Jegantha, the Wellspring
- Arahbo, Roar of the World or Marath, Will of the Wild & Kaheera, the Orphanguard
- Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath or Rashmi, Eternities Crafter & Keruga, the Macrosage, maybe?
In that spirit, I'd like you to make a companion with a specific commander in mind. The Companion should be non-sentient and the Commander should be sentient, because I think being like a familiar/pet is cool as the dynamic and reflects the concept of bonders I think the design is to imply.
2 months ago
why do you have 2 Niv-Mizzet Reborn?
3 months ago
CordellWambach I honestly cannot think of a legendary creature that has an alternate cost, and so I have no idea how commander tax would affect casting a legendary creature as an adventure. However, the commander rules say that if a commander would be sent to a player's graveyard or hand, or into exile, from anywhere, that player MAY put it into the command zone instead. In other words, if letting it go to the graveyard is more advantageous, you can choose to do so. I became aware of this when building a deck with Niv-Mizzet Reborn as the commander, because it is quite advantageous to occasionally return him to my hand. So if you were to be able to cast it as an adventure from the command zone (and again, that's the part I don't know), then you could certainly send it to exile for the purpose of casting it normally as a creature, per the rules of adventure spells, rather than to the command zone, therefore not incurring commander tax.
That was really long winded, so I'll let someone else handle the actual challenge. Perhaps one of y'all is a judge and can confirm what I said.
4 months ago
For 5 color blink I would suggest any of the 5 color food chain commanders. General Tazri, The First Sliver, Niv-Mizzet Reborn. Tazri and tfs can both be done as tribal, but don't need to strictly be tribal. With tazri you can use her as a tool box for a select few and tfs you really dont need any other slivers to get sweet cascade value.
4 months ago
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If we consider the options available you can likely rule out tribal commanders like Slivers, Dragons, Atogs, Scarecrows, and Elementals. I'd include Allies but they have some good ETB effects so it could be an option. Golos and Niv Mizzit have thier own ETB effects, Korona could be blinked to avoid switching control. Kenrith has utility, politics, and reanimation to reuse ETBs. Morphron and Jodah could be combined to make creatures free. Capt. Sisay can Tutor legends, or if you just want colors Progenitus or Ramos could be there as an alternate wincon via CMDR DMG. And lastly you could use Child of Alara as a "Nuke Button".
That's my take. Would need more on what your goals are besides Blink because there's lots you can do with these options.
4 months ago
Tribunal - Exile each creature that does not have exactly two colours, then each creature that shares exactly two colours with at least one other creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each other creature it shares exactly two colours with.
So this is meant to be a spell cast by the Guildpact of Ravnica to enforce a very guild-based mentality. I think it is flavourful and would go well in a Niv-Mizzet Reborn commander deck.
So, the keyword Tribunal is about getting rid of one thing to allow others to benefit, as an IRL tribunal would. In this case, the tribunal is hating on non-guilded creatures and benefiting those with a guild.
Make another Tribunal card, keeping in mind that Tribunal affects creatures that fit certain conditions.