Deck is built around general winning by burn.

Basically using Goblin Electromancer , and Guttersnipe to increase the tempo. Mizzium Mortars for crowd control.

The control is just on the side for card drawn and keeping stuff i can't burn off the board.

I would very much appreciate help; 5 cards too many in the deck, along with any criticisms or tips.


When 3-1 at FNM

Round 1

  1. Playing an azorius detain tempo deck. Stalled with burn and counter until ultimate with Tamiyo, the Moon Sage. Then Searing Spear to win.

  2. Dropped guttersinpe on an empty board turn three. Burn and counterspell secured that game

Round 2

  1. Slaughtered by WR humans, especialy when Hellrider hit the board. Needed more small board removal

  2. Sided in a magma quake. But Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Silverblade Paladin swung for win.

Round 3

  1. Deathtouch GB deck with fight. i won without playing creatures, it's bombs being dropped late ran into counterspell

  2. Both Pithing Needles saw play and Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius secured me the win.

Round 4

  1. Against WG populate. I was mana flooded and hit 12 land. he was only on 4 manaDropped electromancer turn 13, turn 13/14/15, dummped hand to win.

  2. He hit perfect mana and after 15min he won with 2 8/8 gardians

  3. Turn 1 killed Arbor ElfTurn 2 electromancerturn 3 GuttersnipeTurn 4 draw 2 cards, swingturn 5 burn for 9turn 6 miracle Bonfire of the Damned

Added 2 Electrickery to deal with lots of little things


zach7 says... #1

i dotn hate augur of bolas in here. at least sideboard against aggro decks

September 12, 2012 9:21 p.m.

zach7 says... #2

check out mine deck:niv-miracles

September 12, 2012 9:22 p.m.

engrish says... #3

Thankyou, i did it up in 5 min before i forgot to put it up, still needs heaps of work

September 13, 2012 1:29 a.m.

RunescapeDad says... #4

I think you should run 4 Mizzium Mortars probably. Especially with Goblin Electromancer . It's either spot or mass removal, depending how far along you are. Oh but I guess it can't target players like other burn. Your call then. I think the Cyclonic Rift s in the sideboard is good. +1

September 19, 2012 3:56 a.m.

engrish says... #5

Thanks bhrusson0 for the input, i upped it two 3 Mizzium Mortars , yeah i kinda need to hit the opponent, and with the counter i think 4 is too many. Its test much better now that there are 3, Loxodon Smiter is not that scary anmore.

September 19, 2012 5:03 p.m.

iTier1 says... #6

I'd make room for 3-4 Jace, Architect of Thought !

September 20, 2012 1:17 p.m.

engrish says... #7

Jace, Architect of Thought , seems to me like he is a bit weak, four mana for a couple of draw.

Against Zombies, his ultimate actually sucks, control i would prefer heaps of burn, straight to the face, and delver well, i burn him

There just seems like boardwipe or spot removal is easier, because Guttersnipe gets another 2 damage though.

I'll concider him, thankyou for commenting :D

September 20, 2012 2:36 p.m.

RedSeries says... #8

You use Jace, Architect of Thought for his second -2 and for some control against creatures. Essentially, you're paying 4 for two mini- Fact or Fiction s. It hardly ever does not go in your favor, as long as you know what you need from the three cards, just pick one and take it.

September 21, 2012 3:13 a.m.

alphagprime says... #9

I like the list as it is. I don't think you need to add Jace personally. I think Tamiyo is better in this case for her +1. Jace's might be more beneficial against something like Zombies where they are all 1/x and 2/x creatures and his ability pretty much neuters them and he comes down early enough to hopefully make a difference. Otherwise I like Tamiyo better. I personally don't believe PW = winning especially when you are just trying to burn the opponent's face off.

LOVE burn! I hope this deck is successful!

September 21, 2012 11:08 a.m.

engrish says... #10

alphagprime thankyou; still comming up with ideas to push damage through, although burning the Opponents face off seems to work in testing with proxies.

September 22, 2012 11:42 p.m.

zandl says... #11

3x Talrand, Sky Summoner . Dude's a machine. You want to have one out almost all the time.

October 3, 2012 11:14 p.m.

RunescapeDad says... #12

Your deck is huge too. 72 cards. That's going to really hurt on you getting the cards you want. Cuts need to be made

October 3, 2012 11:34 p.m.

Rexery says... #13

I think Talrand is actually a little against the flow of your deck, you may want to think about removing him, adding a guttersnipe, and dropping Flames of the firebrand (there are cheaper more effective burn spells), Pitching needle, along with the negate and the 2 dissipate's. Your moon sage would probably be a lot more useful in an Azorius deck, tap control is also a little out of the synergy loop. You have plenty of counters, the dissipate costing 2 blue mana is a bit of a nuisance.

October 3, 2012 11:35 p.m.

schade says... #14


this is what i'm running with. check it out and see if you get any ideas off of it..

October 4, 2012 2:28 a.m.

engrish says... #15

Thankyou for the imput Rexery. I have reduced the deck to 64 cards, by flowwing your advice but i added another syncopate . the deck works much better hitting the drops i need to win.

October 4, 2012 2:29 a.m.

IzzetScholar says... #16

I like it a lot. Check out my izzet deck and tell me what you think

November 22, 2016 9:15 p.m.

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