Jaya, Venerated Firemage

Jaya, Venerated Firemage

Legendary Planeswalker — Jaya

If another red source you control would deal damage to a permanent or player, it deals that much damage plus 1 to that permanent or player instead.

-2: Jaya, Venerated Firemage deals 2 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Jaya, Venerated Firemage Discussion

ThousandOaks on Niv-Mizzet, Wheel of Hatred

8 months 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:

*Less Creatures*

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.

If you're going to run creatures, I think you double down on creatures that punish players each time you draw. You already have Electrostatic Field , so maybe include Guttersnipe ?

*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.)

RambIe on Tips for New EDH Player

9 months 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

cjw217 on The Pain of Red Fell

9 months ago

Just wanted to say thanks for giving me some cool ideas for my Torbran deck. My version has a lot in common but you've given me some nice upgrades to think about.

Here's a few cards I really like when Torbran is in play:

Goblin Chainwhirler

Sin Prodder

Drakuseth, Maw of Flames

Hissing Iguanar

Jaya, Venerated Firemage deserves a second look as a mini-Torbran. Although she's a definite target.

berryjon on Chandra MILF Tribal

10 months ago

Jaya Ballard and Jaya, Venerated Firemage is Grandma Chandra, and Sarkhan the Masterless is the Cool Uncle Chandra.

CHAmb1es on We Lit the Fire and it's Burning Bright

11 months ago

ImaginitiveRascal Yea that would be the smart thing to do. But I like making gimmick decks, I have strong commanders with Kaalia, Selvala and Braids so I'm toning it down a bit.

I actually had Jaya, Venerated Firemage on this deck before, I just took her out bc I thought I had enough burn amping things with Pyromancer's Gauntlet and Torbran, Thane of Red Fell. I thought I needed more of other things in the deck. I might be wrong though, I'll definitely keep an eye out.

KorvoldMizzet on Chandra Tribal (Everyone's Here!)

1 year ago

Chandra's Incinerator is a must-have for a Chandra deck! It fits with the theme and everything! If you'd like to go a little crazy with your burn spells, maybe add Double Vision. I know this is kind of a staple (and sort of pricy), but why not Dockside Extortionist, it gives some ramp in red. (A budget-ish version that works well with burn is Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge.

On-theme with Chandra are any of the Jaya planeswalkers, given that Jaya was her mentor, idk. (Jaya Ballard, Jaya, Venerated Firemage)

Epicurus on Oops! All Chandras (feat. pingers)

1 year ago

You're welcome.

I'd also try to fit Jaya, Venerated Firemage and Torbran, thane of redfell in there, but not as absolutely necessary as the aforementioned Red Murder Factory.

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