Mizzix's Mastery

Mizzix's Mastery

Sorcery

Exile target card that's an instant or sorcery spell from your graveyard. For each card exiled this way, copy it, and you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost. Exile Mizzix's Mastery.

Overload (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each".)

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Legality

Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Limited Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Legacy Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal

Mizzix's Mastery occurrence in decks from the last year

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Mizzix's Mastery Discussion

kpres on Fling on Steroids

1 week ago

Very cool. I like all the free spells and I especially like how you included the old-school Nightscape Familiar .

I'm curious about why Sakashima is in here. What does it do? Just be a blue partner or another copy of Vial Smasher?

You might like to add a few ways to deal with graveyard-based decks, or recur your own spells. Cards like Mizzix's Mastery or Commit / Memory might be good.

With all the free spells, you might run out of cards to play. Something like Day's Undoing would help to play at the end of the turn, letting you refresh your hand with instants to play on opponents' turns.

Cards to remove for these:

Rocketman988 on Demon Till Your Dreams Come True

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great comments X-Factor11105! You nailed the reasoning why I’m hesitant to run more colorless rocks. The draw is great, but the deck is unbelievably color hungry. Trying to cast Rakdos in the early game is so hard without the color pips. The deck hits 6 mana around turn 3 consistently, but that only leaves 3 lands for color producing. I wish it hadn’t required such an expensive mana base honestly, but having the right colors early makes a world of difference in game.

Like I mentioned in a previous comment, since I am selective about what creatures I let go to the graveyard, I get a ton of value out of Exhume . An early game loot effect means I get a massive, scary demon of my choice into play while most players get a utility creature back (or nothing at all early game). It isn’t in the deck to stop creatures from being removed from our board but instead to cheat them out in the first place for very little mana!

Burnt Offering has been a superstar. The idea with cards like it that sacrifice creatures for mana is to be able to turn our resources that don’t die to Rakdos the Defiler swings into mana that will win us the game on subsequent turns. Opponents don’t expect a Lich + Repay in Kind combo when the deck is down to 2 lands on field, or the overloaded Mizzix's Mastery . Burnt offering makes that possible!

“Give it an inch and it’ll take you a mile” is exactly right! The Rakdos way is to make everything an opponent tries to do to stop you feel like it helped you instead. My playgroup has learned that if I have even a single demon on board or a haste enabler active, there’s a chance the deck might do something absurd and end up winning next turn.

Neotrup on Alternate casting costs without paying …

1 month ago

No, when you cast a spell without paying it's mana cost, you cannot choose to pay an alternate cost. Casting Winds of Abandon using Mizzix's Mastery will not be overloaded, you will have to choose a target and cannot exile all creatures you don't control.

When you cast a spell without paying it's mana cost, you can pay additional costs though. So you could pay the kicker on Bloodchief's Thirst to destroy any creature. You would need to actually pay the cost, it wouldn't be included in the "without paying it's mana cost." If there is a mandatory additional cost (such as Village Rites), you would be required to pay it.

From the Gatherer entry for Mizzix's Mastery: 11/4/2015 If you cast a spell "without paying its mana cost," you can’t pay any alternative costs. You can, however, pay additional costs, such as kicker costs. If the card has any mandatory additional costs, you must pay those.

SirGrodus on Alternate casting costs without paying …

1 month ago

The question is a bit poorly phrased but this is what I'm referring to. Can I cast an overloaded Winds of Abandon without paying its mana cost after exiling it with Mizzix's Mastery?

Spirits on Mizzix of the Izmagnus

1 month ago

I did quite a bit of playtesting, was very happy with Flux Channeler, I'm really thinking hard on adding into my deck. With Mizzix of the Izmagnus in play, a Gamble for a Reiterate (or Electrodominance) get you 2 Experience and then I cast Electrodominance for (+ 2 Experience) gets you to 4 Experience then Reiterate for (+4 Experience). Initiating off a Desperate Ritual or something same result. So a win-con (assuming you have already Drawn/Muddle the Mixture/Spellseeker/Mystical Tutor the Electrodominance).

The lands were a little bit lean, but I think it's because your still 15 cards over, so skewing the testing a little bit.

I did have a hand with Fork, Reiterate, Increasing Vengeance, which was uncomfortable, but infrequently it happened.

You could cut Dualcaster Mage / Twinflame / Imperial Recruiter / Vedalken AEthermage since you have Bonus Round combos as a secondary win-con. (Primary being Reiterate + Electrodominance or Turnabout/Finisher).

Also have Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter too. Could add a Runic Repetition combo line too since you already have Mystic Retrieval so only 1 card). I like enjoy the Dualcaster Mage line though because it's only with 1 Experience and a Mizzix of the Izmagnus to copy.

Depending on which cards you have, if your looking to cut money Reset isnt' totally necessary since your have Reality Spasm

Curse of the Swine easy cut. Mind's Desire easy cut.

After I got my Intuition from boxing day sale I put Enter the Infinite in my deck, I personally didn't like it, so I took it back out lol, but I get why it's in there! Instead I'm using these tutor win-lines with Intuition: Firemind's Foresight + Past in Flames + Mizzix's Mastery or Turnabout + Past in Flames + Mystical TutorReiterate. I almost feel like Enter the Infinite need a Show and Tell/Omniscience lol, but can't tutor that Omniscience (similar to the Aetherflux Reservoir)

Fork pretty expensive compared to the other copies, could cut that if you don't have one for budget, and too many copy spells, BUT... a Ral, Storm Conduit + any two copy spells is a win, I respect that line too!

Trim 1 of the protection boots (not Lightning Greaves) maybe, you wouldn't want to accidently ever draw 2 and like devastating if you draw all 3. Hexproof > Shroud but Attach > Equip, situational call, would use both in the appropriate situation, like in response to removal Attach is key, especially if you can stack multiple attaches like Equip, opponent responds with removal, in response Attach as a game example.

Gilded Lotus or Steady Progress one might argue are too slow, but they didn't play bad in testing, the CMC3 on Steady Progress was annoying though.

Your pretty close, couple more cuts and your there. Im still testing T6-8, I had a T4 win with your deck playtesting. I had thought of a T1 and was going to add to my primer when I got to a PC, then I forgot it lol, have to think what it was, I know we have T1 potential.

Spirits on Mizzix of the Izmagnus

1 month ago

Decks coming together, did a play test, had an opening Gamble and Dualcaster Mage but not Twinflame to tutor! I think without a Twinflame and Riptide Laboratory which means Dockside Extortionist I wouldn’t run Dualcaster Mage, Fork would likely give you more utility.

I see you’ve decided to go with Intuition, I finally got one!! Last day of Boxing Day sale and came in stock $137 (Canadian $’s = $100 USD), and Enter the Infinite / Mizzix's Mastery / Past in Flames. What I don’t see if the Faithless Looting (if they give you Enter the Infinite) to Past in Flames and then Intuition for Faithless Looting to discard Enter the Infinite then Mizzix's Mastery. I guess you could Pull from Tomorrow for 0 if you had to with some mana ramp spells!

I got advice on discord about Thassa's Oracle the argument was that once you’ve drawn you deck it’s already a win, don’t need the fish at that point, it’s not like we are fish/consul or fish/pact, there is a blue enchantment (name escapes me) for 0 can exile your whole library that would be an argument, but that card awful prevents 1 damage or something. Anyways, the argument is, why not just Underworld Breach that way Frantic Search + Reiterate is same as Stroke of Genius. And breach is just good.

I can’t remember all the Ral, Storm Conduit interactions I would double check Commander Spellbook, my guess you have the good ones based on the list.

Not a fan of Jaya's Immolating Inferno Mizz doesn’t have the supporting creatures, could be dead in hand for long stretches and early game.

With no High Tide I wouldn’t Myriad Landscape the enters tapped will bit you I promise.

I might cut a land to get Lightning Greaves and Muddle the Mixture (also tutors Isochron Scepter) but I know you’ve still have to trim 8 cards too lol.

I might but a draw X spell with like UUR attached to it for another cantrip like Opt or Sleight of Hand just so you don’t get caught, even maybe a Thrill of Possibility

Looking good, some expensive cards in there though!

Just notified me you posted a message too, I’ll read through that in the morning.

kpres on Cycle the deck, and destroy everyone

2 months ago

Fortunately, these two commanders trigger off of drawing and discarding, so you don't have to limit yourself to just cycling. This is great, because although cycling has been around since Urza's Saga, the number of cards available to you are fairly limited.

During Pro Tour in the Onslaught days, there was a fairly successful cycling deck that made use of Astral Slide to prevent opponents' creatures from being able to attack, and Lightning Rift to ping for damage. The big finisher was Decree of Justice.

See:

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/throwback-standard-gauntlet-3-early-2000s

Recently, Ikoria has given us Zenith Flare.

Since you're going to be filling the graveyard with spells or permanents with cycling, I would recommend Mizzix's Mastery and cards like Open the Vaults.

Any cycling deck is going to be weak on the board state, because you'll be spending your mana on discarding cards rather than playing stuff, so you're going to want to run lots of board wipes. It won't be a fun time for the other players, but if you want it to be polished, that's what you're gonna have to do. Also cards like Ghostly Prison and Propaganda.

I'm really interested in this deck, and I want to see how it goes, so I'm going to upvote and follow it. Good luck!

kpres on Cycle Commander deck. Want to …

2 months ago

Fortunately, these two commanders trigger off of drawing and discarding, so you don't have to limit yourself to just cycling. This is great, because although cycling has been around since Urza's Saga, the number of cards available to you are fairly limited.

During Pro Tour in the Onslaught days, there was a fairly successful cycling deck that made use of Astral Slide to prevent opponents' creatures from being able to attack, and Lightning Rift to ping for damage. The big finisher was Decree of Justice.

See:

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/throwback-standard-gauntlet-3-early-2000s

Recently, Ikoria has given us Zenith Flare.

Since you're going to be filling the graveyard with spells or permanents with cycling, I would recommend Mizzix's Mastery and cards like Open the Vaults.

Any cycling deck is going to be weak on the board state, because you'll be spending your mana on discarding cards rather than playing stuff, so you're going to want to run lots of board wipes. It won't be a fun time for the other players, but if you want it to be polished, that's what you're gonna have to do. Also cards like Ghostly Prison and Propaganda.

I'm really interested in this deck, and I want to see how it goes, so I'm going to upvote and follow it. Good luck!

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