Nivix Barrier

Nivix Barrier

Creature — Illusion Wall

Flash (You may cast this spell at any time you could cast an instant.)

Defender (This creature can't attack.)

When Nivix Barrier enters the battlefield, target attacking creature gets -4/-0 until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Common

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Nivix Barrier Discussion

Jagd_Tallgeese on Niv-Mizzet Think Tank

3 years ago

I removed Nivix Barrier in favor of Sharding Sphinx to increase thopter production, while Jhessian Thief is taking a backseat for Graceful Adept to increase the chances of achieving no hand size limit, and replaced an Island for Seat of the Synod for insure more artifact triggers.

thehound00 on

4 years ago

Monastery Flock could replace Nivix Barrier? I will replace the Contradict and Bone to Ash with Dispel and Negate. I could put couple of Treasure Cruise in but what would they replace? I want to keep it at 60 cards so there's a better chance of pulling more Sphinxs.

MrAptronym on Illusory Specialist

4 years ago

I think you could cut down on the creatures and add a few more lands.

You seem to have a jace theme but 4 Jace planeswalkers feels like a bit overkill? Personally I don't like to keep more than 2 of one planeswalker type in my deck, but if you aren't running into any issues with them sitting in your hand, its fine. I would probably take out Jace's Sanctum though as it only contributes to 1/10th of your deck.

While your commander functions well with illusions, its a shame she encourages auras which don't. A couple could be useful in protecting her and doubling her draw: Eel Umbra, Crab Umbra, Pemmin's Aura, Diplomatic Immunity even Call to the Kindred (you have 16 wizards currently, or could throw it on an illusion that wouldn't die).

I feel like you are missing a bunch of decent illusions. Phantasmal Image is excellent. Cloud Dragon is a decent flier. Phantom Warrior is just a 2/2 but a very consistent attacker. Nivix Barrier is a solid wall and combat trick combo. Veiling Oddity can open you up for a big attack, even if it is slow.

Now, none of those are gems, but they are a step above the likes of Dream Prowler or Phantom Whelp