Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind


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

Printings View all

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

Maizena on Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer [[PRIMER]]

1 week ago

Sorry it took me that long to answer you guys!!!

drcatherwood - You were right, Notion Thief is awesome! It's almost a instawin when you cast a "wheel".

ThaneGarrus - I'd rather to stick with the Firemind. I's easy to cast with the and it is a "combo" with Mind Over Matter .

derpytrollerZ - Curiosity triggers with any damage, not only combat. I can draw my whole deck when using it on Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind or just draw a bunch of cards with Nekusar and a "wheel". Helm of Obedience is a dead card if you don't have a Leyline of the Void on the field, but I really like this combo. And the Leyline is a must in my meta. hkhssweiss already explained the importance of the Library of Leng , it prevent the deck itself from decking out and selectively allows me to keep which cards I want in a wheel effect. It also gives me unlimited hand size.

hkhssweiss - I no longer run Kess, it was a nice suggestion, thank you! I'm thinking about swaping No Mercy for the new Bolas's Citadel .

Rambolicious_0 - I used to run them in the past, they're really not worth it.

hejtmane on War of the Spark: Spoilers ...

1 week ago

Finale of Revelation Draw X cards. If X is 10 or more, instead shuffle your graveyard into your library, draw X cards, untap up to five lands, and you have no maximum hand size for the rest of the game.

Exile Finale of Revelation.

Finale of Revelation will work great in Niv-Miz deck but so hard to get 12 mana in standard on a regular basis but in EDH this card will rock in the Niv-Mizzet, Parun or Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind decks and I can so leverage this in my Nekusar, the Mindrazer edh deck not quite as good as Time Spiral but as a player that only started playing a couple years ago that would require me to drop $60 for 1 card so this is a solid cheaper substitute that can help me filter through to the cards I need and untap 5 lands and with the right card could wreck someone day

Vanquishermm on Draw a Card, Win the Game

1 week ago

winden02, thanks for the tip! It seems smart to add the redundancy. If nothing else, then it would lessen the chance that I have to discard something I want to keep while casting Faithless Looting . If I do test it, I would swap out Thing in the Ice  Flip for 4 copies of Niv-Mizzet, Parun . I feel like have 8x Niv would also make running Thought Scour possible. As my deck stands now, needing 33% of my combo in the grave makes it risky to cast Thought Scour , if I discard a Goryo's Vengeance or a Curiosity , it hurts. Adding another playset of Niv would lower the odds that I get rid of a piece that I want in my hand. It would lower from 66% to 50%. Losing out on Thing in the Ice  Flip could hurt if I cant find the combo, but adding that redundancy could make the combo easier to find. In testing, I'll swap out 3x Opt for 3x Thought Scour , Thing in the Ice  Flip for Niv-Mizzet, Parun and maybe take out a Remand or a Spell Pierce for another Lightning Axe . It's definitely a cool concept, it might be speedy enough to work well! Thanks for the tip, it made me think a lot.

Side note, if you are interested in a cool detail I recently found out about Goryo's Vengeance The text on the card reads "Exile it (the creature) at the beginning of the next end step." So, you can cast the spell on your opponents end step, and bring back Niv. You don't have to sacrifice him until the beginning of the next end step, so you get Niv for your whole turn. For Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind this doesn't really change much, but it makes starting the combo with Niv-Mizzet, Parun so much easier. When you start your turn, you'll have the mana to enchant him with Curiosity , and mana left over to cast an instant or sorcery. Even if you have no instants or sorceries in hand, all you have to do to start the combo is enchant him before you draw for turn. Then, draw for turn, and start the combo. Parun still isn't as efficient as the Firemind, but if you bring him back on your opponents end step, you can start the combo no problem.

I hope that was at least slightly interesting for ya. And thanks again, I'll let you know how testing the redundancy pans out!

rolfMTG on Izzet Buffoonery [budget deck]

1 week ago

pidyon That rule is not a thing, I believe. You can have any number of any legendary in your deck (up to 4, of course). You just can't have more than one of any legend on the battlefield, which is something completely different.

Also, Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius and Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind aren't standard legal.

pidyon on Izzet Buffoonery [budget deck]

1 week ago

Hey, hate to be a bummer but you can only have one of any legendary in a standard deck. So you can only have one Niv Mizzet, Parun. You can, however, throw in a different Nice Mizzet like Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius or Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind . I'd suggest Firemind because it'd be good for burn

Vanquishermm on Draw a Card, Win the Game

1 month ago

heckproof, I have a small correction-because Goryo's Vengeance gives Niv-Mizzet, Parun haste, you can attack with him to try and start the combo immediately. However, if he is blocked, nothing happens. He has to do damage specifically to an opponent to start the combo. So, you still have to wait until you draw a card, or for you/your opponent to cast an instant/sorcery. It’s still not as efficient as Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind

Vanquishermm on Draw a Card, Win the Game

1 month ago

Hi, heckproof! While I do like Niv-Mizzet, Parun , actually more than Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , the Firemind is better for this deck. Yes, I can start the combo with both, but to do so with Parun, I have to do damage to an opponent, draw a card, or have myself or my opponent cast an instant/sorcery. If I don’t have extra mana, I can’t do any of that, so a turn 3 win wouldn’t be possible. With the Firemind, I am able to tap him to start the combo, 100% of the time. Believe me, the art for Parun is cooler, and him having an extra power and toughness over the Firemind is also nice, but the deck is simply slower with Parun.

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

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

U/R (Izzet): 0.9%