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Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, Electrostatic Field deals 1 damage to each opponent.
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Electrostatic Field Discussion
1 week ago
Blaksteele Really nice protoype. Niv-Mizzet, Parun may be one of the most fun commanders in EDH. I really think you have a solid prototype here. Definitely play test it to see what direction you want to take this beast.
A few suggestions:
Niv-Mizzet, Parun loves when you draw cards and casts spells. I would recommend playing less creatures and more spells that net raw card draw. Cards like Oneirophage seem great, but aren't as valuable as triggering Niv-Mizzet's ability. The same is true with creatures like Tolarian Kraken or Nadir Kraken where you have to spend resources on top of drawing cards to trigger an additional effect.
Instead of running the extra creatures, I would trust more in Niv-Mizzet, Parun . Fill your deck with cheap spells that draw cards, and in turn trigger Niv-Mizzet, Parun 's ability to draw extra cards and do damage. Opt , Brainstorm , Wheel and Deal , Windfall , Ponder are all great examples that exploit Niv-Mizzy so well.
*Protection and Interaction*
Niv-Mizzet, Parun 's greatest weaknesses are his mana cost (3 red + 3 blue) and protecting him. This is truly a deck that will probably not win without its commander on the field, so you really need to protect him. You should include a package of instants that will allow you to interact with your opponents' attempts to remove him. Lazotep Plating is a cheap option. Basic control magic will also be very helpful (and each one triggers Niv-Mizzy). Counterspell , Delay , Narset's Reversal , Wizard's Retort etc are all good and affordable options. Consider removing Jaya, Venerated Firemage and Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded to make room for them. These planeswalker seem good, but will almost never net you as much value as other instant/sorceries will.
*Manabase and Mana-fixing*
As noted above, getting down Niv-Mizzet will be tough if you can't mana fix. If you are running 40 lands, make sure you have a way to fix your mana. You're going to need 3 Red and 3 Blue to cast Niv-Mizzet. In a basic land only build, to get Niv-Mizzy out on curve, you'll need to make sure you never miss a land drop and you drop down the right land each drop. Most games you'll lose, will probably be because you can't cast Niv-Mizzy. I'd add tools that make sure that happens. Arcane Signet is an easy add. Expedition Map as well.
As you build your mana base, focus on lands that don't come into play tap but can produce any color mana.
Really great starting place! You got it down to a solid win condition, you have a clear vision on how you're going to get there, and you have themes that support the plan. All you need know is focusing down on those themes a little more and finding more consistent paths to success. Well done for your second build. (Remember to include your manabase, even if its just filled with basic lands... because right now, it looks like you're playing 40 lands. With an average CMC of 3.5, that seems like a lot.)
2 weeks ago
Looking good! After a few playtests, it's clear just how quickly you can assemble a small but versatile army. If I may, I have a few questions and/or recommendations for the deck. I'll start with the overarching notes.
First: why isn't there more red? It seems that you've bulked up on white and blue despite having all this red mana at your disposal. I can certainly understand the appeal when it comes to cards like Jaya's Immolating Inferno or Finale of Glory , but unless this is a dedicated combo deck bent on tutoring out a similar win con (may I suggest Comet Storm ?), I have to wonder how you're planning on making it work. If you aren't as dedicated to that, I would look into ways to turn red (or colorless!) noncreature spells into cantrips. Jori En, Ruin Diver comes to mind. While you're at it, Birgi, God of Storytelling Flip and Runaway Steam-Kin , if not price-prohibitive, would be decent additions.
Second, it would seem you need a few more dedicated spirit token generators. Spirits can get expensive, but it is certainly possible to pick out Court of Grace , Geist-Honored Monk , and Promise of Bunrei .
I realize those are not red cards. Have you considered Electrostatic Field , Gelectrode , or Thermo-Alchemist ? Maybe take a look at modern Arclight Phoenix decks? I would also look up boros anthem effects, which are probably better than mono-white ones. Nobilis of War is free after 5 spirits.
Overall, I think being clear about how tall and how wide you want this deck to be will help streamline its consistency. Kykar has a lot going on; make the most of him (or her)!
2 weeks ago
This is awesome! :D
I love burn too and one of my favorite pieces has been Electrostatic Field (since it can deal damage the moment it hits the field while also being an amazing blocker against any creature-based aggro - also it survives bolt!) and Satyr Firedancer (I more use it in the sideboard since it's not perfect for every match up but when I do use it, that extra value to your precious burn damage can be just amazing).
These are just some of my favorite pieces I've found but feel free to ignore them; your deck looks really fun without them too :)
1 month ago
mono red burn is very different in edh compared to 60 card format
its more about tax's and multipliers in order for it to be consistently lethal against 3 players with 40+ life
think Manabarbs , Impact Tremors , Electrostatic Field & Torbran, Thane of Red Fell , Jaya, Venerated Firemage , Furnace of Rath
wereotter is correct about the normal mono red creature removal not being as effective in commander but thats why the multipliers are necessary
2 months ago
jalapenofish I also wanted to try something different from the curiosity package combo. At first, since I was playing Isochron Scepter (which I now momentarily removed for Teferi's Ageless Insight , I noticed I barely used the scepter and it last very little in multiplayer), I thought that Dramatic Reversal could be a card to play for an infinite mana combo. But I never really gave it a try since I am no fan of infinites (curiosity package is not technically an infinite), neither I have that many tutor to get me the combo pieces. And Dramatic Reversal does not have that much utility other than the combo.
If you are interested in combos, then I'd simply suggest to check out Commander Spellbook. They have a huge database for EDH combos. Otherwise, I'd say my other win condition is Body of Knowledge and Winds of Change . It is actually a fun combo to play, and it's not an infinite. Just make sure you have at least 2 cards in hand, and both body and niv mizzet in play. Once you draw, ping body of knowledge for one. Body activates, so you draw one, and ping it again, but it won't dies since its constitution will increase by 1 every time you draw. Then draw a substantial amount of cards and cast Winds of Change (to end body loop, just ping another player instead of it). Since you have no maximum hand size as well, next turn you'll have some 50/50 or so, depending on your hand size.
If you want more synergies while still maintaining the wheel mechanic, then I'll suggest to switch to a wheelslinger, namely a combination of speelslinger and wheels with cards such as Electrostatic Field , Guttersnipe , Talrand, Sky Summoner , Young Pyromancer , etc.
Hope this helps!
2 months ago
You may already know this but a copy of a spell isn't cast (unless the card specifies that it is cast, like Isochron Scepter), so Birgi won't trigger for copies. Makes things like Bonus Round a little less exciting :/ But still cool!
These might interest you: Possibility Storm (both the original spell cast and second spell cast will trigger Birgi), Knowledge Pool (similar to Possibility Storm), Cloudstone Curio, Kobolds of Kher Keep, Crimson Kobolds, Crookshank Kobolds, Anarchist, Priest of Urabrask, Dockside Extortionist, Grinning Ignus, Stolen Strategy, Rite of Flame, Electrostatic Field, Firebrand Archer, Thermo-Alchemist
2 months ago
Eidolon of the Great Revel is going to hurt you so much since all of your cards have 3 cmc or less. Electrostatic Field, Firebrand Archer, Thermo-Alchemist or Guttersnipe can replace the Eidolon so only your opponent will be hurting.
3 months ago
+1 Impact Resonance... chunk.
+? Overblaze... more chunk.
+? Cerebral Vortex... maybe?
+1 Lazotep Plating... this is so good!
+1 Sheltering Word... this is gonna gain you like 20+ life
+1 Simic Charm... yes plz
-1 Ravenous Gigantotherium... so fat... ur tokens step 2 so this is step 3... slow!
-1 Hunting Pack... so fat... so slow? Also doesn't trigger off copies.