Legendary Creature — Dragon Avatar
When Niv-Mizzet Reborn enters the battlefield, reveal the top ten cards of your library. For each color pair, choose a card that's exactly those colors from among them. Put the chosen cards into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Niv-Mizzet Reborn Discussion
2 weeks ago
CordellWambach I honestly cannot think of a legendary creature that has an alternate cost, and so I have no idea how commander tax would affect casting a legendary creature as an adventure. However, the commander rules say that if a commander would be sent to a player's graveyard or hand, or into exile, from anywhere, that player MAY put it into the command zone instead. In other words, if letting it go to the graveyard is more advantageous, you can choose to do so. I became aware of this when building a deck with Niv-Mizzet Reborn as the commander, because it is quite advantageous to occasionally return him to my hand. So if you were to be able to cast it as an adventure from the command zone (and again, that's the part I don't know), then you could certainly send it to exile for the purpose of casting it normally as a creature, per the rules of adventure spells, rather than to the command zone, therefore not incurring commander tax.
That was really long winded, so I'll let someone else handle the actual challenge. Perhaps one of y'all is a judge and can confirm what I said.
4 weeks ago
For 5 color blink I would suggest any of the 5 color food chain commanders. General Tazri, The First Sliver, Niv-Mizzet Reborn. Tazri and tfs can both be done as tribal, but don't need to strictly be tribal. With tazri you can use her as a tool box for a select few and tfs you really dont need any other slivers to get sweet cascade value.
4 weeks ago
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If we consider the options available you can likely rule out tribal commanders like Slivers, Dragons, Atogs, Scarecrows, and Elementals. I'd include Allies but they have some good ETB effects so it could be an option. Golos and Niv Mizzit have thier own ETB effects, Korona could be blinked to avoid switching control. Kenrith has utility, politics, and reanimation to reuse ETBs. Morphron and Jodah could be combined to make creatures free. Capt. Sisay can Tutor legends, or if you just want colors Progenitus or Ramos could be there as an alternate wincon via CMDR DMG. And lastly you could use Child of Alara as a "Nuke Button".
That's my take. Would need more on what your goals are besides Blink because there's lots you can do with these options.
1 month ago
Tribunal - Exile each creature that does not have exactly two colours, then each creature that shares exactly two colours with at least one other creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each other creature it shares exactly two colours with.
So this is meant to be a spell cast by the Guildpact of Ravnica to enforce a very guild-based mentality. I think it is flavourful and would go well in a Niv-Mizzet Reborn commander deck.
So, the keyword Tribunal is about getting rid of one thing to allow others to benefit, as an IRL tribunal would. In this case, the tribunal is hating on non-guilded creatures and benefiting those with a guild.
Make another Tribunal card, keeping in mind that Tribunal affects creatures that fit certain conditions.
2 months ago
Niv-Mizzet Reborn , gold or garbage? I've been interested in this card since it's printing for a few reasons. First, the art is intense. A very cool re-imagination of a legendary dragon that has been traditionally portrayed as somewhat gimmicky and cartoonish. Second, it's 5-color, the possibilities are endless! you can do whatever you want with it. Third, the card advantage is insane if you're lucky enough to hit 3-4 different color combinations in the top 10. Considering all of this, it raises the question of just because you can, does it mean you should? Some immediate downsides to the card are obvious. First, being 5 color, the mana base is either going to be very expensive and inconsistent, or you have to make it base green and hope you get there with ramp spells, or have to play Fires of Invention . Second, what archetype does this creature fall into? Is it mid-ranged or control? Is it a viable option over other card advantage engines that take less work to get going? Finally, because you're attempting to draw many cards off of this guy, do you play as many different color combinations as you can? Or centralize the combinations to do specific things? I've seen a lot of Standard format decks on arena try to make this card work and usually, it doesn't. It's usually too slow or doesn't have the right answers. However, if we look to Pioneer, does it fit? Can it be good? What tier deck could it possibly produce? Elvish Mystic and Llanowar Elves are both legal in this format as well as Chromatic Lantern and Dragon's Hoard . With those cards in a green based deck, you could have turn 3 Niv-Mizzet Reborn . What are your thoughts?
3 months ago
If that's the case, I'd recommend using Niv-Mizzet Reborn . You can cheat a ton of Planeswalkers all at once into your hand and overwhelm the board once you get your tempo going.
Kaya, Ghost Assassin would be an epic combo piece for that.
You will need to restructure your Planeswalker base though and use ONLY two-color Planeswalkers. You won't cheat them out for free if they are one color or if they are more than two.
Spread your resources out as much as possible. Choose at least one of each guild for maximum impact.
Since you plan on running 22 Planeswalkers, I'd recommend the following:
- 2 Planeswalkers that represent each of the 10 guilds
- Ugin for massive wrath effects if need be
3 months ago
I've been trying to construct a blink/toolbox Niv-Mizzet Reborn deck and struggling hard to optimize it. I want to try a deck like this just for the shenanigans and vast array of ways that the game could play out. I'd like to see your ideas!