Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
Masters 25 (A25) None
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Dragons (DRB) Rare
Guildpact (GPT) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind

Legendary Creature — Dragon Wizard


Whenever you draw a card, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind deals 1 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

: Draw a card.

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind Discussion

ZendikariWol on Help Me Find A Fit

1 week ago

In blue/red you have the Niv-Mizzets ( Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius , and Niv-Mizzet, Parun ), The Locust God , Melek, Izzet Paragon , Mizzix of the Izmagnus ...

If you want combo, that's the place to go. However, if you want a lil more control, esper is by far my favorite color for that! Aminatou, the Fateshifter , controlling your topdecks, blinking your things- there are a lot of fun interactions with this fellow. If you're willing to put the money down, Sen Triplets can be a wicked commander as well, and can be played very politically.

triproberts12 on Help Me Find A Fit

1 week ago

I think you should try out either Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind or Niv-Mizzet, Parun . Both tend to control the board until they can win with either Curiosity or Ophidian Eye . OG Niv is easier on a budget mana base, but paying more for new miv might be preferable for you if you're okay not turbo'ing him out and playing a slower game. Mizzix of the Izmagnus is also very combo-y if you're into Izzet. If you want to go Temur, Animar, Soul of Elements is typically build as a combo deck using Ancestral Statue to go infinite, and the popular Animorphs build is very budget friendly and lends itself well to the Pickles Lock combo of Brine Elemental + Vesuvan Shapeshifter . The Gates deck is a control deck that wins with your favorite one-card combo, Scapeshift . It's a one-trick pony, but if you're into it, I would build it with Child of Alara at the helm. Riku of Two Reflections might be for you if you just want all the value until you can find whatever wincon you like. Finally, if it's the rampy, storm bit you like about Nic Fit and Scapeshift, I love my Tatyova, Benthic Druid druid tribal deck. Chaining land ramp and drawing cards feels very stormy, even more so when going off with Gilt-Leaf Archdruid , Guardian Project , or Beast Whisperer with Seton, Krosan Protector , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Stone-Seeder Hierophant , or Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip.

cdkime on What is being summoned in ...

1 week ago

I take issue with your methodology ZendikariWol. As a counterpoint, I offer:

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind can't possibly be the dragon depicted in Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind . The former is much more stockily built, and is covered in far more spines than the later. Additionally, the former's frill tends to have more protrusions, and less skin in between than the later. Finally, the claws on the tips of the former's wings are a drastically different colour from the remainder of the wing. The later, on the other hand, has claws that are a more redish colour, with the difference from the wing being almost imperceptible.

Art in Magic is fairly fluid. I think many of the above suggestions are possible contenders, or it could be a creature we never have seen before. Without flavour text or lore to guide us, there's really no way of being sure.

jhalko on NecroDragons

2 weeks ago

Here is three win-conditions I stole from another person's deck.

MoltenSkittles Poisonous OHKO ( Scion of the Ur-Dragon + Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon + Moltensteel Dragon ): The way this works is, by activating Scions ability twice after seeing no blockers, you're able to put his ability on the stack twice. For the first effect, you choose Skythirix. For the second one, you choose Moltensteel Dragon. Moltensteel dragon will resolve first, so you pump him with 12 life, giving him +6/+6, then you allow Skythirix to resolve, making the damage go through as 10 poison counters.

Hellkite Charger + Bear Umbra + Enough Lands: Infinite combat steps.

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Curiosity : Infinite Damge/Draw. In a multiplayer game, You can kill off one opponent, and still have a deck to play with, and <40 cards in your hand to play against your next victim (Talk about card advantage, huh?) Reliquary Tower is also required to makes this as effective as it can be.

cdkime on Nekusar EDH

2 weeks ago

I would recommend cutting Howling Mine and Font of Mythos , and cards of that ilk. In my experience, they are far more harmful to your deck than they help.

Nekusar's biggest issue is that he increases your opponents' chance to draw into their answers. With all the extra card draw you generate, there's a high likelihood they will find some instant-speed response that can put your entire deck in a bind. As such, you need to focus on explosive plays, such as wheel effects, rather than small, passive card draw.

Further, in multiplayer games, cards like Howling Mine provide you relative card disadvantage. Let's take a look at the common four-person game. You will draw one additional card; your opponents will draw a collective total of three. That's three chances for someone to find an answer to your strategy. While no single player is benefiting more than everyone else, you still have to think of the game as "you versus the world" and work to minimize "the world's" advantages.

Here are a couple cards I think you should consider adding:

  • Library of Leng this card is a powerhouse alongside wheels. You can send the cards you do not need, such as extra lands, to your graveyard, but immediately re-draw the cards you do want to keep. By removing an element of chance from your wheels, you can quickly engineer a superior hand.

  • Phyresis - this card ends games, particularly alongside Teferi's Puzzle Box and wheel effects.

  • Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind has a powerful ability, can draw you cards, and enables himself.

  • Curiosity is extremely strong card draw with Nekusar. When placed on Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , you can draw your entire deck, simultaneously burning for incredible amounts of damage.

Higenoaka on Izzet (U/R) Budget Wizards

4 weeks ago

I added Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and Thousand-Year Storm to my maybeboard. Thanks, Smleger!

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


All decks: 0.0%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.31%

U/R (Izzet): 0.34%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.17%