Poor mans MIZZIX storm needs a hand
Posted on May 18, 2017, 12:20 a.m. by mywave
Commander / EDH*
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Hey guys, been playing with the Mizzix precon, been chipping away at it for a while but spent all my ping on another build and now setting my sights on tightening this deck up. Any suggestions on budget replacements for EDH staples I might be missing would be awesome. Advice or suggestions to help the storm theme go off on a budget welcomed. Probably got another $50US I could spend on it.
That deck is pretty much as budget as a deck not comprised of 93 lands can be. As a fellow budget builder, I have a couple tips for you: While the combo of Training Grounds and the guildmages is good, you have no means of tutoring for either, and those two are the only two creatures that have mana abilities. You might want to pull the training grounds out. Alternatively, you could instead put in more creatures with mana abilities: Elite Arcanist and Kaho, Minamo Historian, for example, are damn good. Another problem I noticed was card advantage. Other than the obligatory Brainstorm style storm staples, I only noticed 7 spells that actually draw you a surplus of cards. In a storm deck, you need to draw a shit load of cards, especially if you're planning on casting 30-40 odd spells on one turn to kill them with grapeshot. Since your commander is good ol' nivvy, I suggest Invoke the Firemind and Pull from Tomorrow.
As a basic for any deck, throw in at least 8 mana vamp cards. I usually go for the myr mana dorks, in your colours: Iron Myr, Silver Myr, Palladium Myr, Alloy Myr, and throw in a Sky Diamond for good luck.
Also, you forgot Desperate Ritual (lol).
As for budgetness, the best advice that I can give is do you really need the more expensive spells? Pact of Negation is good, but is Abjure any worse? Steam Vents is powerful, but how much better is it than Caldera Lake? Do you really even need Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir with the counterspells that you have?
Shameless self plug incoming. You have been warned.
You should also look over the original Izzet legendaries, that is: Melek, Izzet Paragon and both the Niv Mizzets.
If you have a spare dollar or fifteen, maybe you should chuck a look at the budget deck that I mentioned earlier, with the 93 lands. As a storm player, you should enjoy it.
Commander / EDH*
May 18, 2017 4:49 a.m.
Sweet deck. I personally would take out the guildmages, young pyro and the docent of perfection. I messed around with those in my own mizzix deck and found them to be lacking, but that may just be my own personal preference. I also agree with Geralf that Training Grounds is something that I would cut.
Future Sight is a decent card, but I'd almost rather pay the extra mana for Melek, Izzet Paragon and get insane value with him. One of my favorite combos is Inner Fire and Enter the Infinite. Gush is also a cheap card I'd look at adding.
Fuel for the Cause is great here too!
May 18, 2017 4:16 p.m.
Hey thanks for the awesome feedback guys!I'll go back and test some of the those ideas.
Geralf_Cecani Thanks for your suggestions! Yea I was on the fence about training grounds, that is an easy cut. I had taken out Stroke of Genius and Treasure Cruise so could float them back in and test, I was concerned about their casting cost, was trying to keep the cost down across the board. But those 2 X card draw might be just the ticket.Those 3 cards ( the vents, the pact and Teferri ) a friend gave me so they haven't added to the cost, though I could cut Teferri. I like the sounds of adding the Niv Mizzets as well actually.
mathimus55 Thanks for paging the Pirate! :)
rooroothepirate Thanks for the comments :) I will need to look at the creatures, definitely starting to look at cutting the guild mages and training grounds. I have Melek here so that might be a good addition actually over Future sight. the Inner fire combo does look awesome, Ill definitely add Enter the Infinite . Fuel for the cause could easily go in. I was also looking at Inexorable Tide for that sweet proliferate.
Ill do some more building and post an updated list soon taking all these suggestions into account.