Budget cEDH Deck Guide: Niv-Mizzet, Parun
05/08/21 0 comments
This article brings a budget decklist for Izzet's iconic Guildmaster, Niv-Mizzet, Parun, which is extremely fun.Edit Article
ComboArchetype, and was created by me with the help of Player Eduardo Lorram, developed to operate against other decks that are in the same price range. I hope this article encourages players who have never played with a combo to use this list because of its simplicity and ease to use.
Winning the Game
The LoopLoop condition: Niv-Mizzet, Parun on the battlefield, Curiosity\Ophidian Eye\Tandem Lookout and one more spell in hand, being able to cast these spells. With Niv-Mizzet on the field, you cast Curiosity targeting it. When this Aura enters enchanting Niv-Mizzet, every time it deals damage to a player, you draw a card, and this combined with the effect of Niv-Mizzet itself that every time you draw a card the commander deals damage to any target, looping damage to opponents, and draws to you, until any opponent loses the game. If either opponent has more life than you have cards in your deck, you can use Laboratory Maniac to win the game by drawing your deck and winning by the creature's ability.
Analyzing the deck's packages
Strengths & Weaknessess
StrengthsThe deck is simple and easy to understand and pilot, even though it's a little slow because of the commander's restrictive cost. As it is a 2 card combo, and one of them cannot be countered and is in the command zone, it makes things even simpler. The deck draws a good number of cards and is fairly tricky to play against, as you can simply hold the other players at the start of the game to guarantee your play in the future, and after the Niv-Mizzet is on the field, whatever your opponents play will give you new cards, so it will be very difficult to stop your deck.
WeaknessesThe decklist tries to speed up its game plan as much as possible, but the commander's cost is an issue, and you'll hardly be able to finish the games on the turn 3 or 4; even though it is a possible scenario, it is extremely rare. Due to the list not being able to have many tutors for the pieces of the combo, it ends up being difficult to find them to finish the game. The fact that Niv-Mizzet costs 6 colored mana makes it very difficult to choose the type of hand you should keep, to avoid getting mana @@@@ or running out of ways to end games.