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Nivmagus Elemental Discussion
1 day ago
You really have to build the deck around him though. He's only really good when you can (1) generate copies of spells to eat and (2) protect him against anything. As a 1-of or 2-of he's probably not worth it.
1 day ago
I'm actually looking for mizzium skin tonight at my LGS before the tourney starts.
The lack of creatures is the reason I was looking for Nivmagus Elemental. Abrupt decay can take my attacker but I won't be left without an 8/8 unlockable next turn as long as Distortion Strike was played.
I agree, there's a definite vacuum on the defense side. I'm trying to remedy that tonight, but I don't have the cards to do it right now.
Otherwise, it's balls-to-the-wall aggro if I can't find what I need!
1 day ago
I was having reservations about it, I'll be switching that out right quick.
Any chance you know if Nivmagus Elemental is a highly sought card for a common? It's a nice backup in here for 1 in case some DB buries my kiln fiend.
4 days ago
@hateindigital I did end up dropping the 19th land, although we'll see how it goes in FNM this week, sometimes I like having that extra land just as a cushion, because nothing sucks more than basically having to conceed a game to mana starvation.
As for Taylor Swiftspear, I've thought about putting him in, but for a 1-drop on turn 1, I'd rather have a Nivmagus Elemental, and in lieue of that an Flamekin Harbinger, because prowess just turns every spell into a single +1/+1, whereas Nivmagus gets double value and Kiln Fiend gets triple.
So on turn 1 i'd rather have one of my other creatures. And every turn after that, drawing a swiftspear is just a worse topdeck than an instant, because on that turn it only translates to +1 damage (and maybe +1 storm count if I have a Ground Rift, but even then, the storm count doesn't apply to prowess.
That said, I'll definitely do some extensive playtesting and see how swiftspear contributes over the next few days.
4 days ago
Dawg, Tainted Strike has been a 4 of in this deck since the beginning.
Also, Ground Rift has amazing synergy with Nivmagus Elemental. You cast 3 instant spells (easy to do with this deck), then eat them all in response with Nivmagus. Then you cast ground rift, which is copied 3 times. You eat all 4 with Nivmagus, and then suddenly Nivmagus Elemental gets 14 +1/+1 counters in a single turn.
Finally, fetches make much more sense than Gemstone Mine,(if you have them) because fetches thin out the deck. Every fetch is essentially 1 less card in the deck, because you crack it and grab a land, taking 2 cards out of your deck, which means your next draw after the shuffle is more likely to not be a useless land topdeck. For example, if you were to crack 3 fetches, you'd have taken 6 cards out of your deck for 3 lands, which is 10% of the deck and 33% of your landbase, greatly improving the odds of drawing a non-land in your next draw.
1 week ago
Glad to see the deck is doing well still. I was wondering what you think of Nivmagus Elemental. Possibly in place of grim lavamancer. Elemental can eat every spell you cast, and prowess still triggers because it's when a spell is cast, rather than when it resolves, and you can eat spells that are countered by your opponent.. Also, nivmagus comes online immediately, and you can use his ability asap to eat your spells, rather than having to wait to use lavamancer until the turn After casting him due to the fact that you need to tap him And pay mana to use his ability.
1 week ago
Nivmagus Elemental may be a good sideboard option for control match-ups, taking your own to be countered spell and retaining their value.
1 week ago
I see your point with Glacial Fortress. I've got a playset of Adarkar Wastes chilling out in my binder, so I'll probably throw those in instead. I had the same suspicions about Nivmagus Elemental, and really am looking into alternatives. Any ideas?
Also, someone was able to point me to the Modern-legal list that Greg himself runs. link: http://deckstats.net/decks/25213/192897-martyr-of-frost/en
|Power / Toughness||1/2|
|Avg. draft pick||1.88|
|Avg. cube pick||12.57|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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