Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Rare
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Dragons Rare
Guildpact Rare
Promo Set 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 or player.

: Draw a card.

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Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind Discussion

Talonisnthavingit on Dragon Who is Also a Wizard!!!

4 days ago

My friend has a niv mizzet deck. Sadly, his only real win con is playing a card like Enter the Infinite to either mill you out with Sphinx's Tutelage or deal damage with niv. However, he uses Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, which is better in some cases.

Diabetus_Tree on Pingers' Paradox

1 week ago


Interesting idea going with the subtheme of Investigate. Always figured there were better draw engines, but the increase in artifacts would make Akiri a pretty big threat. Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind is a great suggestion and would fit perfectly in into the theme and help with card draw. I think my reasoning for picking Gorgon Flail over Dismiss into Dream was that it works well with pingers AND makes Akiri bigger. I also wanted to keep the mana curve low since there are a lot of little creatures and while play testing it seems very fragile to removal/boardwipes.

That being said, after play testing it a bunch I decided that I wasn't going to build the deck. In order for it to win I really needed the pieces to be in the right order or I would need to build in more tutors to get the combo online. If you do end up building your version I would love to see it.

Deepstriker29 on Nekusar, The Mindrazer Commander

1 week ago

Ah, Nekusar! I figured you may want to switch from Thrax to good ol Mr Bones and his wild wheeling ride. However, an important thing to remember when playing a wheelhouse deck is that graveyards are ubiquitous in Commander, and your strategy can help that inadvertently. You will definitely want to find a spot for Bojuka Bog in your manabase (I recommend subbing out one Mountain with your improved fixing stepping in to help). You'll want a hexproof source to protect your Vessel and Spellbook - I recommend Padeem, Consul of Innovation for additional draw and a decent blocker (she comes down right out of a Thought Vessel ramp play too!). Isochron Scepter can help you keep a consistent removal/deck manipulation spell through all your wheeling (you currently have 7 different removal effects Scepter can copy if counterspells are included), and if you wheel some fatties into the yard, Victimize lets you trade a creature for two of them (imagine trading Baleful Strix for Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and Consecrated Sphinx on TURN 3 after a wheel!)

UnleashedHavok on Miss Jori Draw Cards.

1 week ago

I'm trying to figure out your win conditions here Dohyden. Although I will admit that Izzet is my most difficult color combination. I'm a fan of all the draw which will obviously get you there, and I am guessing that you are planing to use Laboratory Maniac, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, and The Locust God (I'm very sad that he and his fellow gods are already banned). I'm sure that you have other roads to victory, and I'd be curious to know what they are. Since I struggle with Izzet, and am normally beaten by their mages, I want to learn their ways

Goatface on Locust God

1 week ago

I think this is all the combos:

The Locust God, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, and Intruder Alarm. Tap Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, draw a card, get an insect, Intruder Alarm untaps Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, repeat until opponents are dead. I do need to find a free discard outlet in order to not mill myself (discard Guile after discarding everything else). This can be done minus the dmg from Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind with another tap-to-draw such as Arcanis the Omnipotent

Infinite cards and mana:

Draw your card for the turn, get an insect, equip insect with Skullclamp, sac insect to Ashnod's Altar, floating 2 mana, draw a card from Skullclamp, make another insect, rinse and repeat. Again, I haven't gotten around to finding a discard outlet in order to not lose, but this does give you infinite colorless and all of your deck, so maybe I'll add a fat Eldrazi. I do want to keep this semi-budget, (under $250 CAD), so probably not big mama Emrakul, but maybe Emrakul, the Promised End. Also, this mana can be filtered via Gemstone Array in order to do other stuff.

Other infinite mana thing: Get 4 insects, draw a card, trigger Mana Echoes, get 5 colorless, filter through Gemstone Array, use Kefnet the Mindful or spend a bit of mana and trigger The Locust God, draw a card, make an insect, get more colorless, use this to filter and draw, get more, continue until win.

I think that's all of them that I've got at the moment.

Mono_Land on Riku, would you like to make that a combo?

2 weeks ago

any mana rock + Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal this gives infinite mana if you want some insta win cons in this color Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Curiosity Ophidian Eye or Tandem Lookout

Walshee on Pingers' Paradox

3 weeks ago

I'm actually looking to build a similar "tap creatures matter" deck. The thing I'd like to try is leverage Akiri, Line-Slinger's artifact count while also pseudo-synergizing with Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix through a light investigate theme. The most promising cards with that are Tireless Tracker, Weirding Wood, Confirm Suspicions, and Ongoing Investigation.

Cute personal touches aside, I'm going to go into cards that absolutely should be in this list. Benefactor's Draught is a spicy piece of tech that can either ramp you, draw you a bunch of cards (which incidentally ramps you), or lets you double down on Tims (also fits REALLY well under an Isochron Scepter. I also can't believe that Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind isn't in here. Your curve is also a bit on the low side, so I'd consider replacing Gorgon Flail with Dismiss into Dream. It accomplishes the same thing, and also shuts down a lot of infinite combos and voltron lists. Also, I'd probably throw in at least one big Eldrazi of your choice, as Kydele can generate a ton of mana if you want her to. For a good cheap artifact for Akiri, Pyramid of the Pantheon filters Kydele's excess mana and eventually turns into a Gilded Lotus (and works super well with Fatestitcher and Kiora's Follower). Finally, I think Odric, Lunarch Marshal could have a lot of potential in a list with both Akiri and Samut, Voice of Dissent, and also gives all of your creatures deathtouch during the second half of your turn so long as one of them has a deathtouch artifact equipped.

MrBamsGoesBoom on Infinite Swarm | Competitive Locust God

3 weeks ago

So basically you built Legacy High Tide in commander? I like the deck. Did you consider the Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind draw a card combo? Or did you disclude it because of requiring several combo pieces? also to work with High Tide you could use anything that says copy target spell. All in all I like the deck idea (it's just a little out of my budget haha).

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