LSV’s Deck of the Day – Modern Niv-Mizzet Reborn

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.

5-Color Niv-Mizzet

Jonas Williams

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

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.

Key Cards

Niv-Mizzet Reborn / Bring to Light – These are the heavy-hitters, and the reason this deck exists. Niv draws a ton of cards, and Bring to Light does that or finds whichever answer you need.

Birds of Paradise / Arcum’s Astrolabe – These five-color fixers are critical in getting the manabase to work, and in the case of Birds, you even get to accelerate.

Tips and Tricks

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.


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