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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

aFriendlyAlly on modern izzet

5 hours ago

Ideally the combo is get Blistercoil Weird out. Then equip Paradise Mantle . Everytime you play a spell, you get 1 mana essentially. So play any card thats 1 mana and draws you a card > get 1 more mana > repeat.

This article shows what I mean. I'm not sure about the actual spells most people use however. Its pretty much a combo deck that relies on getting 2 cards in your opening hard/ draw, but I assume you can cantrip to find the pieces. Its an unreliable but fun and cheap deck that can snag a couple wins.

Another possibility is Nivmagus Elemental , Kiln Fiend , Flamekin Harbinger , and cheap spells like the 4 phyrexian mana spells.

mr_spooner on How to Make Friends in Multiplayer

4 days ago

Hey Chrisser, no worries for asking, we're always here to learn and improve. Heroic is a very interesting mechanic, as Heroic is triggered first thing once it's targeted by a spell before the spell even resolves. That also means the spell does not have to resolve to target Heroic. For instance, you play Giant Growth on a Heroic creature, opponent plays Cancel , your Heroic creature does not get +3/+3, but will have the +1/+1 counter on it.

As for the Agent of Fates example, his Heroic will trigger first, and thus requires each opponent to sac first.

Because of this interesting way Heroic resolves, you get interesting combos like Nivmagus Elemental + a Heroic creature, and play a target spell on a Heroic creature, but have Nivmagus Elemental eat it, thus the spell's ability not resolving, but still triggering the Heroic ability.

Indivicivet on Izzet Pseudostorm - help make this competitive!

4 days ago

Just thought I'd chip in with a quick minor rulings comment:

"You're absolutely right - I've just checked some rulings, and the Replicate copies aren't put on the stack. Therefore, they don't count as separate spells..."

While your conclusion is correct, that's not because they're not put on the stack - it's just that you never cast the copies, which is required for Nivix Cyclops and Kiln Fiend . They still end up on the stack, which does have a couple of implications - they can't all be countered together, they resolve one at a time, and they are treated separately for things like Nivmagus Elemental .

Dismay on

1 week ago

Free spells are Nivmagus Elemental 's friend

Summoner's Pact

Intervention Pact

Slaughter Pact

Pact of Negation

Pact of the Titan

and Flusterstorm or other storm cards cast correctly can win the game on the spot with Nivmagus.

Cpl_moktahr on No.

1 week ago

Talrand will trigger for sure , as you can do the same in izzet decks. If you cast a spell then exile it with Nivmagus Elemental capacity the spell still counts counts as being cast and triggers Guttersnipe for example.

Nice deck.Reminds me a deck from a friend of mine. Maybe you should consider Surrakar Spellblade if you're able to get rid of enemy creatures, this could be a good source of draw.

Prmetcal on Rift Striker

1 week ago

Check out Nivmagus Elemental . Seems like a good add for an instant heavy aggro deck. If I'm reading it correctly you cast your instant/sorcery, then after the stack resolves exile it to pump the elemental. I may be wrong though.

TheHazzaRd on pact of nivmagus

1 week ago

Couple of things:

Your first scenario only connects for 8 infect. Nivmagus Elemental has 1 base power, exile a spell 3 power, tainted strike +1/+0 to 4 power, double strike for 8. That's not lethal.

Kiln Fiend doesn't trigger off of storm. The fiend only checks for cast, and you don't cast the copies with storm.

You're incredibly vulnerable to removal. literally any removal spell commonly played in modern (Bolt, Helix, Path, Slaughter Pact etc etc) will kill your creatures after you stack four or five cards into them, which is a really great way to lose games.

In conclusion, great concept, but there's a reason Kiln_Fiend.dec has never won a significant tournament. Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.1 $0.49 $1.74 $1.99
Power / Toughness 1/2
Color(s) R, U
Cost U/R
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 4.97
Avg. cube pick 11.87


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
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