Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
Masters 25 (A25) None
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Dragons (DRB) Rare
Guildpact (GPT) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

Combos Browse all

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind

Legendary Creature — Dragon Wizard

Flying

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

: Draw a card.

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind Discussion

Nemesis on Niv-Mizzet Parun EDH

2 weeks ago

Hey there! I've got a few suggestions, though it's kind of hard to offer any tips since I don't know what your budget is or what your playstyle is. I'll just throw them out there anyway and if you've got any questions let me know. :)

Curiosity - this is the second half to the classic instant win combo with Niv. Almost an instant win when you get it enchanted.

Ophidian Eye - same as curiosity, just a backup

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind - if you're going for the combo win, this provides you with a backup for your Niv in case he gets too expensive to cast.

Tandem Lookout - another backup for Curiosity.

Talrand, The Sky Summoner - great if your plan is to cast a boat load of spells.

Primal Amulet  Flip - cheapens spells, does other stuff too!

Baral, Chief of Compliance - more spell discounts!

Curious Homunculus  Flip - WILL THE DISCOUNTS EVER END!?

Cyclonic Rift - one of blue's best removals

Sapphire Medallion - DISCOUNTS DISCOUNTS DISCOUNTS

Lightning Greaves - protection for your commander

Swiftfoot Boots - more protection for your commander

Jace's Sanctum - foams at the mouth

Narset, Parter of Veils - stops your opponents from having fun, excellent when paired with Wheel effects like Windfall

Lastly, lands. there are toooons of good lands that you can add here, I'll make a separate post for them later though.

If you want more suggestions or want to gear the deck towards a specific strategy, let me know and I can make better suggestions.

dbpunk on Friend in need

1 month ago

Here's a question: what colors do they already play?

Also, I've had the same issue with my mom (since I play with her and she doesn't like complicated multicard interactions, generally the decks I build are simple enough for her to understand but strong enough to compete) and generally the commanders that I've noticed work best for commanders are the big legends from RTR block ( Isperia, Supreme Judge , Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Rakdos the Defiler , Borborygmos Enraged , Trostani, Selesnya's Voice , Obzedat, Ghost Council , Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , Prime Speaker Zegana , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Aurelia, The War Leader) or the first legendary from each of the tricolor decks ( Rafiq of the Many , Sharuum the Hegemon , Sedris, the Traitor King , Kresh the Bloodbraided , Mayael the Anima , Zurgo Helmsmasher , Anafenza, the Foremost , Sidisi, Brood Tyrant , Surrak Dragonclaw , Narset, Enlightened Master ).

None of them are horribly expensive, and you can build fun decks using any of them using simple strategies but the nice thing about them is that you can slowly build them up into better and better decks over time if you like playing them.

DemMeowsephs on Niv Mizzet Parun cEDH - control

1 month ago

I would remove the following cards and replace them with the following, following cards: (I think that makes sense) Remove: Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Captain Lannery Storm , Commander's Sphere , Blink of an Eye , and possibly Narset, Parter of Veils . Replace Arcane Signet , Teferi's Puzzle Box , Reforge the Soul , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and maybe some more ramp. But the biggest change you could do that might make it better is use Nekusar, the Mindrazer as the commander. This way you could use all the amazing black tutors, and still combo off with Niv Mizzet, and still have a wheel commander. Some tutors you could use are here: Vampiric Tutor , Demonic Tutor , Beseech the Queen , Diabolic Tutor , Mastermind's Acquisition , Cruel Tutor , Dark Petition , Dimir Machinations , Final Parting , Grim Tutor , Imperial Seal , and more. This way, you could tutor for either of the Niv Mizzets, and one of the combos to win! All the while keeping your wheel theme. I don't know about you, but that's what I would do.

The_Fallen_Duke on Decks showing random cards as ...

1 month ago

Yes, I was also very surprised to see some random card suddenly being highlighted as not EDH legal. When it showed e.g. Consuming Aberration I checked whether I had missed some recent awkward and pointless ban, but then suddenly it was also some regular average cards such as Caves of Koilos , Talisman of Creativity or Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , so it had to be something wrong with the site.

Shinwizzles on Nekusar, the Mindrazer EDH: Drawn to Death

2 months ago

mole_man0626, thanks for the compliment! This was one of the first pre-cons I bought, and I love the deck to this day. There are so many options for infinite combos in Grixis colors. Another fun one is enchanting Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind with Curiosity . I had that one in the deck for a while and it was awesome!

Keep rockin' that Nekusar, the Mindrazer style!

CriticalZER0 on Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis Group Hug

2 months ago

That's not a bad idea, since we can win the game on the spot if we can draw our whole deck. However, I'd be worried about allowing opponents to draw their entire deck with Temple Bell , since they might draw an answer. If you do want to include Mind Over Matter , I think it would be worth including more cards that can combo with it, like Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind .

Lo_Pan on Keranos, God of Tims

2 months ago

Hey buddy,

Having no experience with Pingers, I do think you could use some more draw. You may have gone this route, but there's a whole avenue you can open up to ping yourself for value. I see Silverclad Ferocidons , but maybe consider Nin, the Pain Artist or Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind for on-them draw. Izzet Staticaster would be at home here with upside vs tokens, as does Willbreaker or Cowardice . I would look for untaps too, a la Intruder Alarm or Freed from the Real , but I can't think of many in these colors. The ol' dramatic scepter wincon (I use it in my awful Shu Yun deck) is popular, and can be sniffed out early, so pack loads of control to ensure you get it through.

Krl_Mrice on Niv-Mizzet: Reluctant Goblin Hero

3 months ago

You have Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind as your commander and in your actual deck

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Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

UR (Izzet): 0.9%