Melek, Izzet Paragon
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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
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Melek, Izzet Paragon

Legendary Creature — Weird Wizard

Play with the top card of your library revealed.

You may cast instant and sorcery spells from the top of your library.

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell from your library, copy it. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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KongMing on Krark's Raging Storm

1 year ago

Disappearing Act gives you reliable evasion - even if the spell fails because Krark is on the field, the cost of the cast allows you to bounce a permanent to the safety of your hand.

Also, Reliquary Tower, so you don't get forced to discard down if you keep bouncing spells to hand.

Deekah, Fractal Theorist can grant you some token swarm, especially if you copy them with Sakashima.

You should really find room for God-Eternal Kefnet if you can, because their wording specifies you cast the copy. It's also a may effect, so it doesn't give away your draw unless you decide to cast it.

Very high CMC, but another fun target for Sakashima in this deck might be Jin-Gitaxias, Progress Tyrant.

Less-high CMC, a fun combo with Krark is Melek, Izzet Paragon. Even if you fail the coin flip when you cast a spell from the top of your library, you still get to 'draw' the card! Also potential Sakashima shenanigans.

Rootha, Mercurial Artist can help make casts a bit more reliable - if you're willing to bounce them to hand, you can copy a cast spell before Krark potentially bounces it back to hand.

Sheld on I cast at thee

1 year ago

Hey! You've given a suggestion on one of my decks, so I've thought I could return the favor. :)

I'm not sure how casual/competitive this deck is aimed to be, so I will give suggestions for both.

For a more competitive deck, I'd suggest:

The first three help you create disgusting solitaire turns while the last one may be the easiest win with Mizzix there is.

For a more casual deck, I'd suggest:

General card suggestions:

Mizzix's Mastery, Epic Experiment, Chaos Warp, Commit / Memory, Volcanic Vision, Invert / Invent, Prophetic Bolt, Frantic Search, Pore Over the Pages, Rewind, Solve the Equation and once again Bonus Round (this card is seriously good)

Also, I invite you to have a look at my old Mizzix deck and/or my up-to-date Zaffai deck for some inspiration.

I'm sorry for the long comment in case you didn't wish for suggestions. Just wanted to help. :^)

Polaris on can I tutor The Prismatic …

1 year ago

No, modal double-faced cards (MDFCs) have some specific search rules to keep them from being too broken. Specifically, when an MDFC is considered to only have the characteristics of its front face except when it's being cast, it's on the stack, or it's in play (when it will be the face you chose to play).

When an effect allows you to play/cast spells or lands of a certain type, you can play any side of an MDFC that matches the requirement (for example, casting the back of Torrent Sculptor  Flip from the top of your library with Melek, Izzet Paragon).

However, when an effect instructs you to search for a card, move a card somewhere, or put a card into play, it can only find the front face of an MDFC. Enduring Ideal can't find the back of Esika, God of the Tree  Flip because of this.

Artificer12 on Does Twinning Staff see multiple …

1 year ago

Say I have Melek, Izzet Paragon, Harmonic Prodigy (Veyran, Voice of Duality would also work) and Twinning Staff in play.

If I cast something like Brainstorm (really, any spell) off the top of my deck with Melek, I know Harmonic Prodigy will cause Melek to copy the spell twice, currently resulting in adding 3 Brainstorms to the stack.

What I'm currently unsure of is how many copies I will get off Twinning Staff. I know it's at least one, giving me 4 Brainstorms, but I suspect that the second trigger of Melek counts as a separate instance of copying, giving me another Twinning Staff copy, resulting in 5 Brainstorms being placed on the stack.

Is this the correct interpretation? Or does the second Melek trigger still count as "Copying one more times"?

Polaris on Galea and Rashmi trigger interaction …

1 year ago

It does not. Galea, Kindler of Hope's ability says whenever you cast an Equipment spell "this way," which usually means cast via the ability the reflexive trigger is linked to. See rule 607:

607.2g If an object has both a static ability and one or more triggered abilities printed on it in the same paragraph, each of those triggered abilities is linked to the static ability. Each triggered ability refers only to actions taken as a result of the static ability. See Rule 603.11.

Galea will only give the extra effect to Equipment spells cast via her static ability. If something else like Rashmi, Eternities Crafter lets you cast the card, it won't count, even if it's cast from the same place Galea lets you cast it from.

For comparison, see Melek, Izzet Paragon.

Hardhitta7 on Well put together decks that …

2 years ago

I think EDH would be your best bet, not gonna do much in most 60 card formats.

I think it could be cool with Melek, Izzet Paragon or Niv-Mizzet, Parun .

I got it in my Dragonstorm Galazeth Prismari deck.

Urza’s Pet Dragon

Btw as a tip, to link a card you need double brackets not just one.

DemMeowsephs on Scarlet Witch and Quick Silver

2 years ago

Hey there! Spellslinging is a super popular theme in commander (assuming that's what you're going for), and I have a few options you might want to look into! On a side note, if you like getting suggestions I recommend marking your deck as "help" under its edit settings so people are more inclined to comment on it. Additionally, you can specify which printing when inputting a card, but for Rowan it would be "1x Rowan, Scholar of Sparks (STX:278)".


Will and Rowan are GREAT, but if you'd like, here are a few instant/sorcery matters commanders in ! Most of these are also great cards just in the deck whether you use them as commanders or not: - Veyran, Voice of Duality - Mizzix of the Izmagnus - Niv-Mizzet, Parun (goes infinite with multiple cards such as Ophidian Eye , Tandem Lookout , Curiosity , and more. Especially with something like Laboratory Maniac out) - Melek, Izzet Paragon - Zaffai, Thunder Conductor

Lands/Ramp: Since this would be a spellslinger deck, I'll stay away from too many artifacts, but here are a few ramp cards and good lands to consider!

Some good Instants/Sorceries There's obviously tons upon tons upon tons of these, but here are a few that I enjoy using.

Instants/Sorceries Matter: There are also tons of these, but just to name a few:

I hope this helps! Some suggestions may be out of budget and others may not be, and on the other hand you might have already known about most of these cards, but either way I hope this is of use to you! Be sure to check out some of my decks like Double Trouble EDH ⫸PRIMER⫷, but most of all, good luck on your deck! Have a fantastic day, and happy tapping.

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