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
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

DrukenReaps on How long before Helm of ...

6 days ago

It is neat but it is neat in the way that Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Curiosity is neat. There are plenty of other busted things in commander, just take a look MagicalHacker - List of All 2-Card Infinite Combos.

What you should ask yourself is "what makes a combo ban worthy?" because they just unbanned Protean Hulk which goes great with Flash.

Durkle have you ever seen anyone use Mirror Gallery and Followed Footsteps or similar copy effect? Yes Helm of the Host brings this down to one card so maybe that makes it comparable to say Prophet of Kruphix but if doing this is as busted as you think people would already be doing it in greater numbers.

As it stands mirror gallery is a pretty fringe effect and going back to the comparison with prophet Vedalken Orrery and untappers like Seedborn Muse are used far more often to do much dirtier things than win through the combat step. Ultimately that is what Helm of the Host will do more often than not, win through combat, and that should probably be encouraged. So few decks seem to want to win that way evidence being of the 5 four color commanders the only one that doesn't make the top all-timers is Saskia the Unyielding the swingiest of all swingers.

This card is cool and strong, I'll definitely be breaking it in half but I don't see anything remotely like it on the ban list except maybe Prophet of Kruphix and that is a stretch since their only similarity is that they tape two cards together.

doodle_Bob on Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind EDH

1 week ago

Another good general option for these types of decks is The Locust God I currently run him as my general, because I saw that he is far superior than Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind. His ability to make insect tokens and to return it to your hand the next end step after death is always great. Howeer, if you were to use Locust God as your commander, Impact Tremors and Shared Animosity are a must.

hardhitta71194 on The Izzet Guild

1 week ago

Ayyyyye this is dope, love it. Hello fellow Izzet Mages and Glory to the Firemind!

Cant have the Izzet League without the Firemind himself, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and gotta have the guild champion Melek, Izzet Paragon.

Delver of Secrets  Flip, Young Pyromancer, and Lightning Bolt are usually auto includes in 80% of my decks.

And a personal favorite of mine, Hypersonic Dragon! Also I foresee this deck being very large so a good tutor could help, Firemind's Foresight.

Shigure77 on Niv Mizzet, the Firemind EDH

2 weeks ago

Why is Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre in this? I mean he's a strong card but I don't see the synergy. Also besides Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and The Locust God, I'm not seeing much of a win-con in case you cant get those cards. I think that you might want to invest in a strong combo. Here are some cards that I think would do you good: Curse of Verbosity, Ophidian Eye Rhystic Study (Personally I think that this is a must), Talrand, Sky Summoner, Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius (him comboing with himslef I think can be nasty) Azami, Lady of Scrolls, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Staff of Nin. I think that as far spells go you have them down but you are definitely missing some good creature synergy.

ersatz_olorin on Nekusar Draw-to-Discard (D2D)

2 weeks ago

Psychosis Crawler or Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind could be good

Prosperity could also end games

One with Nothing for the funnies?

hardhitta71194 on Trying to find a commander.

3 weeks ago

Ive built Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and Mizzix of the Izmagnus very cheaply if youre into that type of deck.

Sunbrosoulaire on Draw, Ping, Repeat

3 weeks ago

goblinguiderevealpls, BabyK, and cdkime thank you guys for all of the much needed help. Due to all of your assistance I think I have made considerable progress as the list has been further stream lined and condensed to 105 cards. So far, I have decided to take out most of the "Pillow fort" cards and attempt to rely on politics, boardwipes, and speed to not lose the game. Furthermore, after looking at goblinguiderevealpls's own list I have decided to run 4 "true" extra turn spells and a copy of Time Stop as a pseudo 5th extra turn spell. I also added 5 tutors for redundancy for each "group" of cards so i can better find board wipes, wheels, wincons, answers, etc... Please, take another look at the list and see what you guys think.

Now I will go over the suggested cards that I didn't include into the list or cards im iffy on and my reasoning as to why I didn't feel they deserved a slot in the deck over other cards. If you guys think my reasoning is wrong, say so and I'll Reconsider the card(s).

Bubbling Muck and High Tide - these cards seem great for late game mana but I prefer running standard mana-rocks to outpace my opponents continuously on mana in the earlier turns to go off more reliably.

Phyrexian Tyranny... at the moment it is in the deck but I am not a fan of it being optional damage and damage that hits both my opponents and myself. It seems ok with another wincon but a sure way to a tie or losing without another one.

Collectively, all the pillowfort cards- again I wanted to see if I could make by on only sweepers and speed.

Notion Thief- I am unsure if I am missing something...or what exactly as he seems to single-handedly undermine half of my win cons?

Dark Tutelage, this seems like a very bad idea as it will significantly help my opponent kill me and im just not a fan of him at all... Phyrexian Arena I understand this card...doesn't make sense to me.

Consecrated Sphinx and Rhystic Study -easily insanely good cards but I can't afford them for a while.

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Curiosity, and Helm of the Ghastlord all look great but the problem I have with the 2 of them is that they are auras. They are going to be nuked more often that not before I can use them, at least in my playgroup

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