Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
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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
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind

Legendary Creature — Dragon Wizard


Whenever you draw a card, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind deals 1 damage to any target (creature, player, planeswalker or battle).

: Draw a card.

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legendofa on Hot Wheels

2 months ago

The most and best wheel cards are in and , so you need at least one of those colors, and preferably both. Xyris, the Writhing Storm and

Breaking it down, wheeling has four key parts: you discard, you draw, opponents discard, and opponents draw. This is a very simple, slightly curated list of commander options that care about at least one of these.

"Whenever you draw"

"Whenever you discard"

"Whenever an opponent draws"

"Whenever an opponent discards"

Some side options are reanimator, since you're going to be filling graveyards fast, and spellslinger, since most of the straightforward options are instants and sorceries.

legendofa on Rat Colony hub

4 months ago

Taking this point by point, skipping what I've already mentioned:

Decks based around the Tribal supertype are much less common, and much more gimmicky, than decks that are built around a specific subtype. Also, the Tribal hub got deactivated several years ago, when the subtype checklist got introduced. (Or, it should have been. If it's still selectable, let me know.)

Budget is definitely subjective, and I have it defined as "a deck that costs less money than a deck of the same format or strategy. This is a fairly subjective term." This definition is here (ignore the Commander bit; hub pages are just linked to formats based on the deck you got there from). Each hub has its own page with my definitions. So for your really nice budget deck, $2,000 is extremely high for Pioneer, very high for modern, but very budget for Legacy and unheard of for Vintage. Commander is all over the place. So for Budget, Casual, Competitive, and similar hubs, it does strongly come down to the builder's intent. Which format would that $2,000 deck be in?

"Card draw matters" and "top deck matters" are relatively recent hubs. Parallel to "legendary matters", CDM's not just the act of drawing. It's using cards that interact with drawing, such as Dream Trawler, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Queza, Augur of Agonies, and so on. Similarly, TDM is for Aminatou, the Fateshifter, Counterbalance, Miracles, etc. I added the word "matters" because, like you said, every deck wants to draw cards and wants good topdecks, but the act of drawing and topdeck manipulating can be built around. That's why they're not just "card draw" and "topdeck".

"Goodstuff" describes a deck that simply uses the best individual cards available, with no concern for synergy or interactions. This is a term with a specific definition that I believe is well-known enough to use as a hub title.

I have three goals for hubs: clarity, conciseness, and objectiveness. Sure, some of the terms aren't natural English, but they make sense in Magic-ese. If you have suggestions for name changes or clarifications, please let me know.

jdogz32 on izzit burn/aggro

8 months ago

Your deck is chaotic and all over the place. If your looking to be aggro you can't be adding like Ancient Copper Dragon or Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind without something like Minion of the Mighty to get them into play quickly. Alot of burn/aggro use cheap creatures like Monastery Swiftspear with prowess triggers with cheap spells like Lightning Bolt or Opt hope this helps

Immortalys on Card Draw Tag

1 year ago

So I just made a Jhoira, Weatherlight Legends deck, focussing on Legends (of course) with a card draw theme.

With a Card Draw theme I mean cards like Jori En, Ruin Diver, Kraum, Ludevic's Opus and Honden of Seeing Winds for straight up card draw.

Cards like Alandra, Sky Dreamer and Minn, Wily Illusionist for second card drawn each turn (I know this is a tag already).

Cards that pay of drawing lots of cards like Niv-Mizzet, Parun, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, The Locust God and Teferi, Temporal Pilgrim.

Cards that pay you off for having lots of cards in hand like Alrund, God of the Cosmos  Flip, Hisoka, Minamo Sensei and Meishin, the Mind Cage.

And other cards with card draw synergies like Teferi's Ageless Insight and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries.

Also cards that grant an unlimited hand size like Nezahal, Primal Tide, Thought Vessel, Decanter of Endless Water, Wizard Class and the good old Reliquary Tower.

So how come there is no Card Draw tag yet?

Narrash on Storming Legends - The Ur-Dragon

1 year ago

Blade1945 The precon contains Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind which I quickly replaced because he shines in a deck built around himself. The is a bit risky too. Pinging 1 is irrelevant in this deck and if we want card-draw, Firkraag, Cunning Instigator works different but better. If you have a similar deck do feel free to replace one dragon you dislike for Niv-Mizzet.

DrukenReaps on Your Cheap Obscure Overperformers?

1 year ago

I only quickly perused EDHrec but pretty sure none of the following came up on the pages of the commanders I use them with. Each has done some impressive work at my table. I used sorting by Card Kingdom price on this website to find sub $2.

In Olivia, Crimson Bride I have Shifting Shadow. Since Olivia's attack reanimates Shifting Shadow ends up just giving me free creatures at effectively no cost to me. In a way it actually fuels the deck's plan.

In Ayara, First of Locthwain I have Aetherworks Marvel and Mimic Vat. This deck just loves getting more and more creatures into play. Both of the artifacts assist in doing that over and over again. Sometimes Aetherworks even drops in Plague of Vermin too, a finisher in that deck.

In Mairsil, the Pretender I have Captivating Crew, Chandra, Flamecaller, and Xathrid Gorgon. Seems to be a rare cheap commander to begin with... lol. Xathrid typically turns commanders off, highly effective card against the likes of Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and Zacama, Primal Calamity. Chandra does an amazing job of filling up my graveyard. Every turn a new hand +1. Captivating Crew lets me "borrow" some pretty sweet attackers and other effects, there are instant versions of this effect but not on a stick to my knowledge. 1 or 2 activations often opens someone up to attacks too.

SpartArticus on New hub suggestion

1 year ago

I am suggesting a hub for decks that focus on drawing cards, as I have made a Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind EDH deck that heavily focuses on drawing cards.

enpc on

1 year ago

Unfortunately Curiosity and Ophidian Eye don't combo with Queza. While damage causes loss of life, it's not interchangeable with damage and so you won't draw a card from Queza's ability triggering. This combo works with Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind specifically because he deals damage.

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