Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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 or player.

: Draw a card.

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Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind Discussion

CrimsonWings3689 on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 day ago

Reveur - I think it has to do with the ability to play it, Palinchron and copy effects like Phyrexian Metamorph to net infinite mana to then bounce and play them to trigger Circu infinitely remove cards from opponents libraries without instant speed creature removal? And/Or some other blue, miscellaneous, card combo to infinite draw/lab man a win.

I personally have a hard time understanding how Circu, Dimir Lobotomist is "Competitive" while cards like Marath, Will of the Wild and Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind are in the "High-Power" category.

_Delta_ on I want to build a ...

3 days ago

I lost some of my comment because I left the edit too long, well basically what I said beyond that was have you considered possibly Narset, Enlightened Master? While you could go the obvious route of extra turn spells and the like, a much more tame route would be using her to simply cast other big spells such as Enter the Infinite, Epic Experiment, Omniscience, perhaps doing something with Laboratory Maniac.

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind has synergies with a lot of cards also so they might be worth consideration also.

cdkime on Nekusar, Puzzle Box, and Elder ...

6 days ago

Teferi’s will trigger first. Your opponent will put their hand on the bottom of the library and then draw their cards.

Nekusar will trigger for each card the opponent draws. So, let’s say they draw 3 cards, there are 3 triggers on the stack.

First trigger resolves and deals damage. Mastery trigger goes on the stack, it resolves, they discard 3 cards. 1 card left in hand. Nekusar’s next trigger will resolve, then Mastery, then their hand will be empty, and Nekusar will resolve the final time, triggering a Mastery. If they somehow gained cards, they would have to discard them.

Remember, at any point during this where they have priority, your opponents will have the ability to cast instants they draw, so they’re not entirely crippled.

Also, Helm of the Ghastlord is a better option. It costs fewer mana, goes near-infinite with Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, and draws you cards on Nekusar.

TypicalTimmy on Riku of Too Many Dragons

2 weeks ago

Also, Hypersonic Dragon may assist with your Sorcery spells. Thunderbreak Regent would be awesome in here, too.

Spellbound Dragon will really help with draw, especially if you have two of them out.

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Curiosity is a win condition.

Destructor Dragon is also really nice because he lets you take out lands if he gets killed, which makes him a really valuable wall.

I really do enjoy the deck design though :) Dragons are tied at #1 with my favorite tribe, right there with Minotaur.

Hope my suggestions helped! :D

Oh, you may also find benefit with Sarkhan Unbroken or Sarkhan, Dragonsoul.

4doublexx on A Nightmare to Remember (Crosis, The Purger)

2 weeks ago

Hc_Clan My meta sounds pretty similar to yours, and that one of the issues I was trying to solve, how to get value out of cards before they get removed. I do play against a Hivelord sliver deck, a narset, an alesha stax combo, and other similar either lockdown decks or exile all your fun stuff decks. However our meta has enough different decks where no one deck is the most powerful.

I'll share my deck link, but also I'll give some of my favorite dragons.( Discarding Dragon Specters )Dragon Mage + Nesting Dragon + Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Thunderbreak Regent are probably my favorite dragon cards. I run a large amount of wheels in my deck to try to get reoccurring value from Megrim + Liliana's Caress and the like. Most of my other dragons are the token creator ones for more value if they can stay on the field. Usually the token creating ones receive the most hate--which allows me to plop down a Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and wheel 5 times and close the game out.

Hopefully this help!

SirSgtCire on Everyone gets Locusts!

2 weeks ago

Instead of the expensive options posted before, I have used some new Guilds of Ravnica cards to fill the void. Here is the final set of changes:

-1 Stubborn Denial, -1 Disdainful Stroke, -1 Negate, -1 Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, -1 Pull from Tomorrow,

+1 Ionize, +1 Forbid, +1 [Expansion||Explosion], +1 Niv-Mizzet, Parun, +1 [Invert||Invent].

Neotrup on Can Tap a legend before ...

2 weeks ago

If he can give the original Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind haste he can tap it before making the copy, then keep the copy and tap it, but this is usually a bad idea as the end result is drawing 2 cards, dealing 2 damage, and not having either Niv-Mizet.

Dreykon on Can Tap a legend before ...

2 weeks ago

Ok opponent cast Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind he copies it with Inalla, Archmage Ritualist ability. Can he tap the token, before the legends rule makes you chose one to place in grave yard, to draw a card?

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