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Niv-Mizzet's Wheelin' and Dealin' (XTREME $UB $30)

Commander / EDH Budget Burn Combo Competitive Control U/R (Izzet)



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Niv-Mizzet's Extreme Wheelin' and Dealin'!

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Just your average Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind deck, but on a super low budget. :)



The Firemind


Okay.. Where to start..

This was honestly not intended to be a budget build. It sorta just happened after I was around 40 cards in and realized the deck only costed me around $16 so far. So basically I decided to make the deck under $35, which is the average retail price of the pre-constructed commander decks.

Another side note, this is my first Niv-Mizzet build, so he is not in my expertise. But however, I will be attaining knowledge on what the cheapest cards are for the Firemind, so I will be learning with others while making and playing this deck.

For its price, it can hold up very well against other far more expensive and finely-tuned decks. I've tested it against my Breya, Etherium Shaper deck and it won with relative ease.

What does this deck do?

This deck does what the Izzet guild does best: drawing cards and burn damage. There are three cards that work in tandem with Niv-Mizzet that allow him to go infinite, drawing out the entire deck. Now here is where the problem arises: most commander games consist of 3+ other players. Other than the obvious Laboratory Maniac win, which is outside of the budget, there have to be other ways in order for this deck to win. Enter the Infinite is amazing because:

  • It allows winning without the commander (if he becomes unreasonably hard to cast)

  • Niv-Mizzet flavor text, so it's a flavor win :)

I'll do my best to update cards, as the prices of cards tend to move up and down as they please. The deck may not be exactly $30, but I will make sure that it is no more than about 50 cents off $30.

The Current Deck

Here is the up-to-date version of the deck, for those of you who are curious:


It's still a rather budget deck, and some of the more pricier cards aren't necessary in order to win.



Make it rain!

So if you misread the title, the budget intended for this deck is $30 and under because it is a sub-$30 budget deck. Lowering the price even more is even better!

I'm open to any suggestions to improve the deck's functionality or consistency, just remember to keep it ultra budget!



The way this deck plays out is actually quite simple and average for Niv-Mizzet. However, ramping into the Firemind is more slower due to the budget constraints. You use wheel effects with either the Firemind himself or Psychosis Crawler to burn down your opponents. Some of the cards in the 99 help by either copying draw spells, controlling the table/protecting combos, or comboing out.



Here are some noteworthy combos and interactions in the deck:



The main means of winning is through burn damage via Psychosis Crawler and/or the commander.

While there are many wheel effects to help achieve this wincon, you can also go infinite, as mentioned above.

While going infinite in multiplayer, you can cast Comet Storm + Inner Fire ftw. Also Comet Storm + Enter the Infinite + Inner Fire achieves the same means of winning.

Upgrading This Deck


Here are a list of cards that you can use to upgrade the deck, if you are ever interested in maining the deck. I specifically excluded the land base because it is, well, kinda obvious :P

Without further ado, here are the upgrade suggestions:

I'll most likely be using this list as a reference too because I'm going to be making the deck on paper. :)

If you liked the deck, upvotes are much appreciated, thanks!



Alright, I decided to check out this deck after putting it on the shelf for a while not working on it. I updated the description and added some more content, so it looks all up-to-date!

I have to say, after finishing up this deck, it's a blast to play! It's been able to hold its own against far more optimalized decks so I am thoroughly pleased with it.

I did also swap in some more cards:

Took out: Basic land, Trinket Mage

Added in: Wayfarer's Bauble, Etherium Sculptor

I made this change recently because the deck wound up getting mana flooded and I had plenty of artifact ramp. Trinket Mage was taken out because he didn't tutor for anything game-changing.

Also looking to cut some cards to make this deck $30 or under, so advice would be much appreciated! I'm personally thinking Brainstorm because of how little shuffling this deck has. But as always, I want to hear your thoughts, happy brewing!

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RaveBomb says... #1

Thanks for this. I put it together and have been annoying my friends with it for the last month.

April 18, 2017 3:24 p.m.

Triton says... #2

RaveBomb glad to hear the deck is working for you! Thanks for the kind words and upvote!

April 18, 2017 3:57 p.m.

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 5 months
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.26
Tokens 3/3 Frog Lizard
Folders Want, Budget Izzet EDH, decks i want, EDH, build, EPICOSITY, EDH, first deck, Test Decks, Commander, See all 22
Top rank #38 on 2016-11-02
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