Izzet worth it?

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Posted on Aug. 9, 2021, 1:51 p.m. by DarkMagician

I'm reworking my Mizzix of the Izmagnus deck to be more competitive so it can compete alongside cEDH decks. While working on it I came across Naru Meha, Master Wizard. I'm running multiple Dualcaster Mage lines so I'm tempted to give her a shot but I'm going back and forth on it. Help me out by sharing your opinions to try and convince me one way or the other.

Scytec says... #2

What are your win conditions?

August 9, 2021 2:53 p.m.

DarkMagician says... #3

Scytec the Dualcaster lines are: Dualcaster Mage + Comet Storm + Ghostly Flicker . Comet Storm can be replaced by Commune with Lava hitting the Comet Storm or Thassa's Oracle for the win. Dualcaster Mage + Twinflame or Heat Shimmer. Not sold on the shimmer yet. Might also include Sublime Epiphany for more redundancy.

August 9, 2021 3:22 p.m.

Scytec says... #4

Naru wouldn't give you the redundancy you want because it is legendary so the tokens will not be able to attack in the Twinflame combo. It does work in the other scenarios though, in your playtesting, do you have a hard time tutoring for or seeking out Dualcaster? I feel like that would be the deciding factor for me since it doesn't just work as an additional copy of Dualcaster in your deck. I think i would playtest with it and see if you can afford to lose another piece of ramp, or interaction without it hurting too bad. I definitely wouldnt remove Shimmer for it though.

August 9, 2021 3:37 p.m.

DarkMagician says... #5

Scytec unless I overlooked something Gamble is the only way to Tutor a creature in Izzet

August 9, 2021 6:49 p.m.

Scytec says... #6

I really dont know, Ill see if i can find more, but if you have issues consistently hitting your win cons, probably wouldn't be a bad idea having a backup plan to hit. Could speed up your deck

August 9, 2021 7:47 p.m.

Scytec says... #7

Imperial Recruiter and Pyre of Heroes could potentially be options, recruiter much more so than Pyre.

August 9, 2021 7:54 p.m.

Scytec says... #8

You also have cards that let you filter a little more than normal such as Dig Through Time or Scroll Rack. Muddle the Mixture is a counter spell that will let you tutor for any 2 CMC card in your list. Vedalken AEthermage will let you tutor for any wizard for 3 mana. Both of these tutors are kind of slow, but at least Muddle doubles as a counter spell...that is really all i found that can grab to hand in your colors though.

August 9, 2021 8:02 p.m.

libraryjoy says... #9

Drift of Phantasms will tutor Dualcaster as well, or any 3 CMC spell, like Ghostly Flicker.

August 10, 2021 4:46 p.m.

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