Nivmagus Elemental


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare

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Nivmagus Elemental

Creature — Elemental

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

Nivmagus Elemental Discussion

sergiodelrio on Bug with "exclude color"

2 weeks ago

So I'm building a UB deck with Nivmagus Elemental but when I try to exclude red with the feature I get an error message (Exclude colors: '[u'R']' is not valid JSON.) and the deck doesn't save.

Might be related to the card being hybrid, but then again, that's what the feature is there for, no?

lagotripha on Cards for Blue/Green Elemental

1 month ago

Temur elementals feels the way to go. It also gives access to Young Pyromancer which gets a little silly with reef.

Its worth looking at turns 1-2-3 and planning around that- elementals has amazing options;

Old spellslinger cards like Nivmagus Elemental , value like Voice of Resurgence , Flickerwisp and Mulldrifter , a blink subtheme with Shorecrasher Elemental , tribal cards like Brighthearth Banneret and Rage Forger , staples like Fulminator Mage , weird synergy/combo like Vesperlark / Reveillark or Necroskitter , a land animation subtheme( Wind Zendikon , Sylvan Awakening , etc), combo ramp in Soulbright Flamekin / Runaway Steam-Kin / Storm Entity , take over the game cards like Spawnwrithe , graveyard strats like Vengevine / Splinterfright / Thunderkin Awakener .

There is enough support for pretty much anything from control to aggro- it just needs a dig into what synergies you need and what supporting cards make that good.

ulf5 on Nivmartyr

2 months ago

I used to bring a version of this to my local game store a few years ago. Without Nivmagus Elemental as Flusterstorm was not modern legal.

Anyway, I found that the games I won usually involved Ninja of the Deep Hours and Wingcrafter . Maybe there's no space for Wingcrafter with the new cards, but maybe you could consider trying it out, seems like giving evasion to Nivmagus could help against some decks.

captainamerica on Budget-ish deck to compete with ...

3 months ago

I'm playing a budget UR Delver of Secrets  Flip deck featuring Nivmagus Elemental and Gigadrowse , which makes the matchup miserable for mono-green infect. If you use it to tap down their lands at the perfect time, they lose their ability to keep up. e.g. being turn 2 in their upkeep tap down their land, they can respond, but it forces them to use their combat tricks in their upkeep and prevents any surprise blowouts.

lagotripha on Central Intelligence

4 months ago

I'm not a huge fan of Mark of the Vampire when compared to other modern enchantments- most of the non-boggle auras are 1 drops that replace themselves ( Rancor , Curious Obsession / Curiosity etc).

If you desperately need lifegain, specific sideboard options should be more reliable- Fountain of Renewal is decent.

I'd look at alternative counter sources for Thoughtbound Phantasm and try to back it up with other efficient 1 and 2 drop threats. Blue actually has a few of these which are pretty decent- Cloudfin Raptor , Benthic Biomancer , Cosi's Trickster , Dimir Spybug , Nivmagus Elemental and Thrummingbird are all worth testing. Backing them up with some Tezzeret's Gambit can push through a lot of damage when backed by your current disruption.

hungry000 on storm kitty deck

7 months ago

Manamorphose would be amazing here.

Also, instead of Vexing Devil, I suggest you play Nivmagus Elemental; it fits a lot better with what your deck is trying to do, and if you played Nivmagus Elemental with storm cards (I suggest Ground Rift since it's only 1 mana and can get rid of blockers, but Grapeshot and Haze of Rage are also options) and "free" spells (you already have Mutagenic Growth but there's also Gut Shot, Manamorphose) you could cast several spells in one turn and play a storm spell, then use Nivmagus Elemental's ability to eat each copy of the spell. The buff sticks around for next turn too, so you don't necessarily have to kill them that turn.

example of turn 2 win with Nivmagus Elemental:

T1: Mountain, Nivmagus Elemental

T2: Mountain, Mutagenic Growth, Manamorphose (make RR), Assault Strobe, Ground Rift (creates 4 total instances, exile them for +8/+8)

At the end of that sequence the Elemental becomes an 11/12 with double strike. You don't even need to have a Simian Spirit Guide for it to work, plus a draw such as the one above isn't at all unreasonable.

And btw, Summoner's Pact only fetches green creatures.

Iamme10000 on Card creation challenge

10 months ago

Schmendrick, Incompetent Magician

Legendary Creature - Human Wizard

: Put target instant or sorcery spell on the bottom of its owner's library. That spell's controller then reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal an instant or sorcery spell. They may cast that spell without paying it's mana cost. Then that player shuffles their library.

I didn't mean to do that, honest!



Unstable Wierd

Creature - Wierd

When you cast Unstable Wierd, it deals 2 damage to target player or planeswalker.

Jump Start


"I guess you can't mix self-propogating waves with a constantly looping ion coil. But maybe if I amp the power up a bit more...."


Well, my knowledge of The Last Unicorn comes from long ago and a brief scan over the Wikipedia article, but I think this is good? Also, it's a fun card. Is it a counterspell? Or just a spell polymorph? Who knows!

The problem with creatures with Jump Start is that Jump Start exiles the spell while it's on the stack, as soon as it resolves. So you need a cast trigger for it to matter. This makes it really tricky to balance payoffs, because you spend a card to cast the card in the first place. Eh. Unstable Wierd was nice though. Captures something very Izzet, that they keep trying to make new wierds...that never work, so they hurt something and aren't very useful. But you never know, try doing it again! It might work this time!

Okay, this is something that's come up a couple of times.

I generally don't like people doing requests about specific fiction, especially if it chains into a long term thing. It has a tendency to lock people out. Generally, if I'm going to do something for specific fiction, I leave an extra, option challenge you can look at instead.

But the requests are the requests. If you're going to hop in the middle of a chain, reiterate the previous challenge. Don't toss in an unrelated one. Yours can wait.

Make something that futzes with cards on the stack, a la Schmendrick or Nivmagus Elemental.

Eilel on UR Nivmagus Instants (Vers. 2)

11 months ago

What about Grapeshot? Even if you only cast like one or two spells, it will still copy itself multiple time for your Nivmagus Elemental to eat it all, and it can be sort of removal in a pinch

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