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Exile an instant or sorcery spell you control: Put two +1/+1 counters on Nivmagus Elemental.
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When the product info was released, the event deck box had red and blue highlighted on the top of it. As for high value Izzet cards, I'm not too sure about, maybe Steam Vents and Nivmagus Elemental will go down a tiny bit.
Nivmagus Elemental for all the spells that could be cast
I love the cypher abililty but I personally would run Inaction Injunction over Hands of Binding . In my area I am often faced against where tapping a creature isn't going to hurt my opponent but detaining one will because of activated abilities. I understand cypher + Nivmagus Elemental + Guttersnipe but in this case I think the detain and card draw would better suit the deck.
But nice deck, +1!
There really isn't anything I could think of to add to this, other then a Nivmagus Elemental or two?
I have never had much respect for Nivmagus Elemental , because he eats your spells and cancels their effect. What if you replaced those four with Spellheart Chimera ? Then you can cast all your spells with full resolution, and additionally, you get evasion and trample!
It's the difference between exiling precious spells for +1/+1 counters, risking the Nivmagus getting Doom Blade targeted when your opponent feels like you've wasted enough cards on him, or chump-blocked for days... and casting a Chimera when there's already a few spells in the graveyard (that resolved!) and getting an evasive trampler that doesn't make you waste cards.
I also think Turn deserves more esteem, since it can kill gods that are creatures, and you can also 2-for-1 attacking creatures by 0/1-ing one and blocking, and 2-damaging the other to death.
I feel like ideas like this, that maximize the usefulness and effect of your cards, will lead to more flexibility and being able to handle more types of decks.
The mainboard seems fairly weak to control. If/When they kill your Nivmagus Elemental , they can keep you off of Keranos and the rest of the deck is either dead or not threatening.
Lost in a Labyrinth and Voyage's End , I think, aren't really good enough to play in standard. I would recommend a couple more lands, Quicken for Nivmagus Elemental food or card draw, and Syncopate for early disruption. Also, I would drop your Omenspeaker s and 1 Prognostic Sphinx for Stormbreath Dragon (or, if you're broke like me, Hypersonic Dragon ). Switch Turn / Burn and Mizzium Mortars . Mizzium Mortars is amazing removal even without the overload, and Turn / Burn is less efficient for removing smaller creatures, but is good at killing fatties like Desecration Demon . Thassa, God of the Sea can really boost Keranos's value, letting you pick what you want on top before drawing it. I hope this helps!
I appreciate it. I will definitely be doing more especially when I made reports on tournament winning decks in standard and analyze why they won. I will also be doing up and coming decks, deck tech, and my own reports from playing as well.
My next article will probably be on my own underestimation of Sage of Hours . Having seen Brad Nelson slap together a 'Fun' deck of Cipher on heroic targets and along with Bioshift and Nivmagus Elemental . You can take extra turns a lot quicker than you thought especially with tricks like Hidden Strings
|Power / Toughness||1/2|
|Avg. draft pick||4.97|
|Avg. cube pick||11.94|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Return to Ravnica||Rare|