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Nivmagus Elemental Discussion
1 week ago
quick little tidbit.. cipher activates after combat damage is dealt. thus not really buffing Blistercoil Weird or Nivix Cyclops but you would still get extra damage from Guttersnipe after combat phase and still be given the chance to exile the copied spell for Nivmagus Elemental... Invisible Stalker could be worth adding as a cipher mule as well as Young Pyromancer for the extra dudes
2 weeks ago
You know my familiarity and Biases so take this for what it's worth. Izzet is my favorite guild and I feel like some of what you are trying to do plays into that. These are also the colors of Boros and Azorious but for amount of spells you are starting with rock Izzet.
Between Reverberate, Fork, Twincast, Reiterate, Howl of the Horde and Wild Ricochet you have loads of replication with less I would actually want to replicate on the stack. Twincasting an Enlightened Tutor sure. Twincasting a Fork for 3 back-to-back-to-back board wipes is a bit excessive when it's all on a single stack. Similar reactionary cards you might like are Swerve and Reiterate. On that actually think abut all the spells you have loaded in here, how many of them would your really want to replicate? If you want to go ahead with the idea you can possibly save space via Melek, Izzet Paragon though at 6 CMC he is kinda high.
(A side note here but I swear you cannot make a Blue deck that doesn't have Propaganda in it.)
For board wipe little beats out All Is Dust
Given the sheer amount of spells you are hurling consider Repercussions, Guttersnipe, Izzet Chronarch, Nivix Cyclops and Walls. With only 1 creature your planes-walkers are really exposed and they will do you less good. If you want an actual win con you can look over some of the newer prowess cards from Khans.
Frostburn Weird -------Hello Flowstone, Nivmagus Elemental---Works great with Heroic and you are playing good colors for that mechanic. Spell targets the creature tripping the ability then you just exile for counters
3 weeks ago
I see an issue, and thats that Nivix Cyclops can'te attack on T3. also, Nivmagus Elemental doesn't seem very good for this deck. When you exile the spell, it won't resolve. even if the spell is useless and a +1/+1 counter is better, the spell would be a waste of mana, so why cast it? for the cyclops, I'd suggest 1 or 2 Mass Hysterias. as for nivmagus, I think he would be MUCH better replace with 4 Vexing Devils.
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I'd highly suggest running Eidolon of the Great Revel. Playing mono-red burn, you don't really have to care about your life total until it hits zero, meaning all your spells are aimed at them, and you don't care about inflicting a bit of damage to yourself. I'd cut Faithless Looting. Although you get your choice of a few cards, it doesn't actually give you any card advantage. In fact, the first time you cast it, you're only loosing a card. To refuel your hand, I'd suggest Dangerous Wager (which is nice to cast once your hand drops off from the plateau. If you don't understand what I mean, I'll go into further detail), Reforge the Soul, or Browbeat, (which you already have). The problem with browbeat is that you never want your opponent choosing what your cards do. Another suggestion I have is Thunderous Wrath. Both Thunderous Wrath and Reforge the Soul are really good singletons, but if you play one, I would highly urge you not to run the second. Having two miracle cards in mono-red is pretty risky. I'd also cut Hordeling Outburst for more Searing Blaze/Searing Blood and/or Skullcrack.
These are all cards I'm either currently running or have playtested and enjoyed using. Personally, I like Dangerous Wager more than Reforge the Soul, soley because I felt more confident playing it and I could run it as a 4 of. I also love running the searing blood/blaze, those cards are both super good as 2/1 cards and do their job very well.
Other cards that never made the cut, that I don't find play well in this deck, but could be modified to work around: Kiln Fiend, Mutagenic Growth, Nivmagus Elemental, Hellspark Elemental, Soulfire Grand Master and Satyr Firedancer.
Hope this all helps, let me know what you think! Sorry this is kinda lengthy, I love mono red :)
|Power / Toughness||1/2|
|Avg. draft pick||1.88|
|Avg. cube pick||12.63|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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