Nivmagus Elemental

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Nivmagus Elemental

Creature — Elemental

Exile an instant or sorcery spell you control: Put two +1/+1 counters on Nivmagus Elemental.

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Nivmagus Elemental Discussion

lagotripha on Heroism

1 week ago

I feel like there are a few too many spells and a few too few creatures- something like Nivmagus Elemental, Judge's Familiar, Favored Hoplite, Grand Abolisher, Mold Adder, Quirion Dryad are all worth looking at.

hyperlocke on Does the instants or sorceries ...

1 week ago

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Nivmagus Elemental

Neither. It doesn't say instant or sorcery card, but spell. A spell is a card that is on the stack.

To use the ability, you have to cast an instant or sorcery card (turning it into a spell on the stack) and then exile it from the stack (put the card from the stack into exile, the spell doesn't resolve).

Rhadamanthus on Does the instants or sorceries ...

1 week ago

You can use double square brackets to link cards. It's the easiest way to make sure everyone reading your question knows what's going on: Nivmagus Elemental.

Neither. A "spell" specifically means a spell or copy of a spell that's currently on the stack. For example: if you've just cast a Doom Blade and it hasn't resolved yet, or made a copy of Lightning Bolt with an Isochron Scepter and it hasn't resolved yet, then you can exile that spell to feed Nivmagus Elemental. Cards in your hand, graveyard, or any other non-stack zone don't count as "spells".

sylvannos on Is manamorphose good in UR ...

3 weeks ago

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You want spells that you can chain together to keep the prowess train going. 4 Manamorphose and 4 Gitaxian Probes are almost always auto-includes for this style of deck.

I'd also play more cantrips, like Serum Visions, Thought Scour, and Sleight of Hand. Since they replace themselves, they act like pump spells for each mana symbol u you have open.

Also speaking of Manamorphose, it alllows you to splash other colors to do broken things. Become Immense and Tainted Strike add an "Oops! I win!" element to the deck that can get kills on turn 3.

Lastly, you might like Blistercoil Weird or Nivmagus Elemental over Wee Dragonauts. They're faster and essentially do the same thing.

MTGJustice on One drops?!? And a T3 win?!?

1 month ago

Ground Rift combos well with Nivmagus Elemental. he can eat all the storm copies or you can let them resolve to get damage through.

Kjartan on Think Twice about casting that...

1 month ago

Okay, I can see in your discription that you know how the mechanic works.


I think that it'll underperform in the long haul, though.

Consider a card like Augur of Bolas as a possible replacement. In contrast to Nivmagus Elemental (which is designed to be a combo piece), the Augur generates value.

You are not going to kill an opposing player with your fragile 1 drop that eats all your own value in order to become good. (Losing value is the last thing you want a control deck to do).

You are not going to stop an opponents unslaught with it either. What does an opposing zoo player care about you being able to block and kill his Wild Nacatl if it means that you literally won't be able to do anything else because you just traded all your answers for that ability.

Furthermore, it's a removal magnet. Your opponents are often going to have wasted removal spells in their hand against control, Nivmagus Elemental is just going to get pummeled by removal all the time.

Further, furthermore, with such an expensive curve, your Nivmagus Elemental literally need to drop with 5 land on the taple to be able to do what you discribe it to. Wouldn't you rather wait another turn to cast Sphinx of Jwar Isle at that point anyways.


I think I know what you see in Nivmagus Elemental. You feel it's a way to clean up your counter-spells when you don't need them. I think the answer lies in playing fewer counterspells instead.


On another note, you need Spell Snare and AEtherspouts. I know Spell Snare is expensive, but you have to have an un curve counter spell in mono-blue control. They are going to sneak dangerous threats in right under your nose if you don't.

More land (Especially Faerie Conclave) would do wonders here. Also 1-2 Dismember is your gateway of actually being able to combat thing once they fit the field.

Jace, Architect of Thought is another great threat in mono blue control decks. (As far as the decks potential goes.)

These are just ideas though. The primary focus, I would say, should be on getting AEtherspouts and Spell Snare.

Kjartan on Think Twice about casting that...

1 month ago

Are you sure you know how Nivmagus Elemental works. You seem awfully excited for it.

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