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Vengeance of the Nivmagus

Standard Burn Control U/R (Izzet)



Hello to all players!!

im just gonna say now that yes, this would do well with delver but..... but personal preference says NOOOOOO, so if you plan on sleeving this up after RTR comes out, go ahead and slide those in here if you want. now on to the deck

my first thoughts when Nivmagus Elemental was spoiled was to HOLY SHIZZNIT this is AWESOME!!!!! then when my brain had calmed down from its insanity, i started thinking about what decks this would be good in. my first thought was to use it as a counterspell hater in a red burn deck, but I then realized that it would probably slow that deck down. But anyway, as i was looking through burn spells for that deck and i saw Geistflame and I started to have a little convo with myself

Me 1: could be a good gut shot replacement

Me 2: ya, and the flashback could be useful

Me 1: probably, but how do you fell abo...... WAIT a sec

Me 2: what!! what is it!!!

Me 1: Burning Vengeance!!

Me 2: YES! Do it!

and so my idea changed and this was the result. I feel like a quick run down of the card choices is appropriate

Nivmagus Elemental- The shining star of this deck. eats up your flashed backed spells like there is no tomorrow.

Faithless Looting- a cheap draw spell that lets me filter through my deck for other key spells

Geistflame- an easy way to deal with non flipped delvers, or is an extra ping to the face]]

Artful Dodge one of the best spells in my deck. makes the elemental bigger and unblockable for 2 mana. easy way to get in those last few points of damage

Devil's Play- another finisher, and can have x be zero for the flashback if I wanna exile it

Burning Vengeance- a key card that deals alot of damage. having multiples out is the best =)

hope you guys like my deck. feel free to comment or +1, and have fun in every game that the Nivmagus Elemental whoops your butt, because you know that your opponent will be



balangaz says... #1

+1 for showing me the way to make Nivmagus even better! Im breaking my head thinking of a way to create a deck using Burning Vengeance and this might just be it!

I just think that there are too few Burning Vengeance s here, if one would Erase or o-ring it there wouldn't be much more around to create trouble. Pillar of Flame could be nice to deal with future Golgari zombies and it's a 1-mana 2-damage to flashback with Snapcaster.

Would Altar of the Lost or maybe Gilded Lotus be useful here? Maybe Brimstone Volley ?

September 10, 2012 7:42 p.m.

atreyujames says... #2

i can always add another burning vengeance if im playing white or green pillar of flame is another nice sideboard card for zombie matchups. with my mana curve so low i dont think i need to give up any spots to ramping

September 10, 2012 8:02 p.m.

nanoex1 says... #3

With 15 Sorceries, and 10 Instants Guttersnipe is an absolute must. I feel like it could be even more reliable than Burning Vengance. Try to find a place for it

September 10, 2012 8:06 p.m.

atreyujames says... #4

good idea on the guttersnipes

-2 nightbirds clutches, -1 geistflame, +3 guttersnipe

September 10, 2012 8:09 p.m.

balangaz says... #5

You might want to side either Forge Devil or Smite to deal with Witchbane Orb s, card:Grafdigger's Cage and other annoying artifacts.

Also, no Goblin Electromancer ?

September 10, 2012 8:17 p.m.

atreyujames says... #6

i think u mean Torch Fiend and Smelt , but thats why i have the Ancient Grudge s in the SB. I decided not to do the electromancer because of two reasons:

  1. it would lower my instant and sorcery count
  2. it doesnt help me cast my artful dodges, geistflame, or faithless lootings the first time.
dont get me wrong, i love the little guy, but i dont think he fits this deck as well as snappy, guttersnipe or the elemental
September 10, 2012 8:25 p.m.

Smileyfaceist says... #7

Blue and red are not my typical colors, but wouldn't Delver fit well in this deck?

September 10, 2012 9:31 p.m.

atreyujames says... #8

he would..... but I hate playing delver soooooooo....... no

September 10, 2012 9:34 p.m.

RJNeuen says... #9

one or two Talrand, Sky Summoner would fit nicely in here giving you a 2/2 flyer for each of your spells that you exile

September 11, 2012 12:40 a.m.

atreyujames says... #10

this is a burning vengeance deck to start with, it just looks like it plays well with the 3 creatures I have. im not sure I want to take out any more instants and sorceries for talrand

September 11, 2012 12:49 a.m.

RJNeuen says... #11

I was more thinking -1 ring +1 talrand. I mean 2/2 flyers is always nice but so is lots of burn

September 11, 2012 12:53 a.m.

atreyujames says... #12

well actually I didn't think about taking out the rings lol thats a pretty good idea =)

September 11, 2012 1:04 a.m.

RJNeuen says... #13

woot! looks good. +1 from me. forgot to do it earlier lol

September 11, 2012 11:52 a.m.

blixna_waka says... #14

Cool deck, my friend is looking at doing something similar. Is this possible without 4x Snappys?

September 11, 2012 1:07 p.m.

balangaz says... #15


I think this deck might even work w/o the Snappers but it would be hurt severely. Maybe 1 or 2 Goblin Electromancer and 3 or 4 Past in Flames , but Past sucks because of it's high mana cost...

September 11, 2012 2:43 p.m.

blixna_waka says... #16

Ah yeah, I see what you're saying. I'll tinker around with it and see if I can find any replacements.

September 11, 2012 4:36 p.m.

atreyujames says... #17

if u take out the snappys I would say that to keep this aggressive, you might want to put in delvers. as much as I hate that card it really would do well in this deck if you needed to replace a creature

September 11, 2012 9:35 p.m.

balangaz says... #18

If the spell doesn't resolve when eaten by Nivmagus Elemental does it still triggers Burning Vengeance ?

September 12, 2012 10:15 a.m.

atreyujames says... #19

yes because burning vengeance triggers when a spell is cast, not when it resolves

September 12, 2012 10:27 a.m.

escantia says... #20

This is very similar to the deck i have been planning from the second i saw nivmagus elemental. I preordered a bunch of cards for it already so mine will be hitting up fnm very soon. Your deck gave me a few ideas that may improve mine.Thanks +1 from me.

September 21, 2012 6:19 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 61
Avg. CMC 1.88
Tokens 2/2 Drake
Folders RtR, humans
Top rank #37 on 2012-09-22
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