Izzet Staticaster

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Izzet Staticaster

Creature — Human Wizard



{T}: Izzet Staticaster deals 1 damage to target creature and each other creature with the same name as that creature.

aholder7 on Prismatic Dragon

2 years ago

@VampDemigod i'm curious about your reasoning for putting repeatable mill 3 for 2 colored at 7-8/10. especially on a card that required 5 colors to cast. mill itself is usually a pretty low powered ability especially in any format that cares about using it's graveyard. even at mill 3 i'd still probably consider it the worst ability on the card.

for the same reason that this card doesnt need to mill 10 like Glimpse the Unthinkable because it's repeatable. i'd say the fact that this card has a repeatable counter spell makes it better than usual 2 mana counter spells. currently i'd compare it to Dovin's Veto as an activated ability isn't countered by most counter magic. dovin is better in that it can hit cards like Opt or Ghostly Prison but this ability also stops cards like Izzet Staticaster. this ability if any of them is the highest on the scale in my opinion at a solid 8.5/10

as a side note, deino is correct the ages of dragons in dnd are wyrmling, young, adult, and ancient. at least in 5e. however OP mentioned prismatic dragons being a thing in dnd which isnt true of 5e. i'm not sure which edition they are included in, so i'm not sure if the sizes are called out the same way in that edition.

Boza on Prahv, Spires of Order prevention …

3 years ago

No, you prevent a source of damage. A source of damage a single thing dealing you damage. That could be:

For example, if the opponent had Izzet Staticaster and the means to untap it, you can use the single activation of Prahv, Spires of Order to prevent both instances of damage, since they are coming from the same source.

exalted_k1d on Card creation challenge

3 years ago

Madrid, Spell Booster

Legendary Creature - Weird Wizard



: Target Instant or sorcery card in your graveyard gains jump-start until the end of turn. It's jump-start cost is equal to its converted mana cost


combination of Snapcaster Mage and Izzet Staticaster

finish the cycle, Selesnya, Simic, Dimir, Grull, Orzhov and golgari are left

Lo_Pan on Tim, The Ping Artist

3 years ago

Hey buddy,

Having no experience with Pingers, I do think you could use some more draw. You may have gone this route, but there's a whole avenue you can open up to ping yourself for value. I see Silverclad Ferocidons , but maybe consider Nin, the Pain Artist or Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind for on-them draw. Izzet Staticaster would be at home here with upside vs tokens, as does Willbreaker or Cowardice . I would look for untaps too, a la Intruder Alarm or Freed from the Real , but I can't think of many in these colors. The ol' dramatic scepter wincon (I use it in my awful Shu Yun deck) is popular, and can be sniffed out early, so pack loads of control to ensure you get it through.

SpiralWolfos on Does a card like this …

3 years ago

I'm not sure where you're playing the deck at, but there are cards like Pestilence , Pyrohemia and Festering Evil if you're willing to put the mana into them. Fiery Confluence will also allow you to deal 1 damage 3 times, similar to the effect that cdkime was talking about. If you are using this effect for Polyraptor, I think Izzet Staticaster could be pretty cute repeatable way to ping the original Polyraptor as well as all the tokens. Hopefully you'll be able to use one of these.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Flame On (Grixis Control)

4 years ago

For testing I went -2 Spell Snare, -2 fatal push, -2 Lightning Bolt

and +2 Countersquall, +1 Disdainful Stroke, +3 Molten Rain

Most tron decks sideboard some combination of Thought-Knot Seer and Thragtusk, so I think it's better to keep more Terminates than Lightning Bolts.

Beating turn 3 tron on the draw is really hard.

I've never found a hand of counterspells to be a winning hand. Eventually Tron will get more threats than I have counters and then I lose. It doesn't seem like stalling without pressure is a winning plan.

Part of the challenge is that I don't know if I can beat tron without drawing Young Pyromancer or Tasigur or Angler. Perhaps that means I should play more, but on the flip side too many creatures (in grixis) leads to hands which do nothing.

Could a version with 4 delve threats (probably 2-2 anger-tasigur split), 4 pyromancer, and 4 snapcaster function? My first instinct is to drop to 2 Kolaghan's Command.

Thoughts on the 3rd Anger of the Gods vs Izzet Staticaster in the sideboard?

enpc on Paradox Scepter Storm: cEDH Primer

4 years ago

The problem with the new Gaea's Blessing breakfast hulk combo is that the package moves at instant speed so they can just do everything in response to the damage tigger. Plus they don't have to fetch Viscera Seer (you can use the damage trigger to kill Narcomoeba) so you can get Grand Abolisher. But other than that situation, it craps on traditional breakfast hulk, yes.

Your other option could be the inclusion of a ping creature. There are four that are worth mention:

  1. Cunning Sparkmage - Fairly basic but has haste, so he can do his thing the turn he drops.

  2. Gelectrode - No haste but is a powerhouse and does work with Curiosity/Keen Sense.

  3. Vithian Stinger - No haste but can be unearthed on combo turn, giving him more resilience.

  4. Izzet Staticaster - doesn't double as a combo piece but is a house as far as killing off dorks.

I'm not sure if they're good enough for the deck, however they feel anti-meta since there is such a reliance on aman dorks and in general 1 toughness creatures. And the fact that other than Staticaster, they can all be coupled with Keen Sense/Curiosity for CA and with Dramatic Scepter to act as a win condition.

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