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Legendary Creature - Dragon Wizard

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


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Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind

Reviewed January 13, 2006

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3

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Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind

I love the ability on this card. I love the fact that you could do large amounts of damage while benefiting your own game plan with cards. I love the strategies this card brings. This is all brought down though, because I absolutely hate the cost. I'd rather have a Meloku or Keiga for that same cost.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 2.5


Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind

Yowsa. Again, weird color combo, but we'll have to see if the rest of the set and block support it well. Niv's ability is really...REALLY good, especially with Blue and all the draw it offers. Of course, Niv is very expensive, but if a format finds a way to sneak or muscle him out, it would be devastating.

Definitely a fun casual card. Your friends will hate you.

If you can support the color cost, definitely play Niv, and throw some card draw in. =)

Constructed - 3
Casual - 4
Limited - 4.5

Jordan Kronick

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind

I'm here to spoil the flavor text of Niv-Mizzet for you. The text is “(Z–>)90║ – (E–N▓W)90║t = 1”. Turn that on it's side...
and it spells something that should have been obvious to begin with.
Anyway, aside from the creative flavor text (how's that going to translate into other languages, anyway? Especially ones without Roman alphabets?), Niv-Mizzet is a house. Any blue deck worth it's salt is packing a certain number of card draw effects. In recent times these often take the form of Thirst for Knowledge type effects that draw and then discard. Niv likes those just fine. Now matter how many cards you're discarding, you still get to do damage for all those you drew. Expect this to be a first pick beyond any other consideration in Guildpact drafting. The casting cost is very reasonable and even when you're not playing weird drawing tricks with him, he's still a 4/4 flyer. Good dragon.

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