Niv-Mizzet Reborn is a very sweet card, and is more than just a meme. This deck utilizes the 1-2 punch of Arcum’s Astrolabe and Niv-Mizzet to draw tons of powerful spells and be able to cast them.
4 Birds of Paradise 1 Huntmaster of the Fells/Ravager of the Fells 3 Niv-Mizzet Reborn 1 Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves 4 Arcum's Astrolabe 4 Lightning Helix 3 Assassin's Trophy 1 Drown in the Loch 1 Kaya's Guile 1 Kolaghan's Command 1 Dreadbore 1 Unmoored Ego 1 Supreme Verdict 3 Bring to Light 3 Wrenn and Six 3 Teferi, Time Raveler 2 Oko, Thief of Crowns 4 Prismatic Vista 2 Wooded Foothills 1 Windswept Heath 1 Verdant Catacombs 1 Misty Rainforest 1 Stomping Ground 1 Temple Garden 1 Overgrown Tomb 1 Breeding Pool 2 Snow-Covered Plains 1 Snow-Covered Island 1 Snow-Covered Swamp 1 Snow-Covered Mountain 2 Snow-Covered Forest 3 Pillar of the Paruns Sideboard 1 Drown in the Loch 1 Kaya's Guile 1 Unmoored Ego 2 Ashiok, Dream Render 1 Kaya, Orzhov Usurper 1 Fulminator Mage 1 Izzet Staticaster 1 Knight of Autumn 1 Crumble to Dust 1 Abrupt Decay 1 Deafening Clarion 1 Kess, Dissident Mage 1 Fracturing Gust 1 Kambal, Consul of Allocation
Gameplan: React to whatever the opponent is doing with your variety of removal spells, then cast either Niv-Mizzet or Bring to Light (getting Niv-Mizzet) to refill your hand with answers.
Tips and Tricks
- This deck is heavily slanted against aggro, with four Lightning Helix alongside other removal spells, so you don’t have to worry about your life total overmuch.
- Bring to Light offers a ton of flexibility, so be sure you know all the effects you have access to (like sweepers, anti-combo cards, and more).
- Pillar of the Paruns casts everything in the deck except Birds of Paradise and Arcum’s Astrolabe, but those are some important exceptions.
This deck is a ton of fun, and I’ve been a fan of Bring to Light ever since it got printed, so this definitely gets my seal of approval.