[GOR] Niv-Mizzet, Parun

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    Niv-Mizzet, Parun UUURRR
    Legendary Creature -- Dragon Wizard

    This spell can't be countered.
    Whenever you draw a card, Niv-Mizzet, Parun deals 1 damage to any target.
    Whenever a player casts an instant or sorcery spell, you draw a card.

    So obviously UUURRR is not the easiest mana cost in Vintage, but holy moly, the abilities here are so over-the-top the card demands some consideration. It's hard to imagine losing the game if given even the smallest of windows to start chaining cantrips and rituals. The opponent can try to counter your rituals, but even in the best-case scenario they are giving you two cards for every spell countered.

    Niv being uncounterable and doubling as both engine and win condition are icing on the cake.

  • Manamorphose would be your best friend in whatever your trying this in.

  • Step 1 - Grixis Thieves

    Step 2 - ???

    Step Three - Niv-Mezzet + Notion Thief + Timetwister = Profit! 🍲

  • I just wanna play this and then Gush to kill a monastery mentor. Notably, this guy essentially counters one half of mentor if they try to stop you from killing it since each spell they cast draws you a card which counteracts prowess (or the monks, I guess).

  • I am guessing this is omniscience's new best friend.

  • Wow I didn't realize you drew cards if YOU were the one playing a spell. So if they Plow this and you Misstep you draw 2 cards. Insane.

  • @fsecco And deal two damage. Pretty good

  • Time to dust off my city of brass and put them back in a blue deck with Big-Niv in it.

  • This card is absolutely crazy. If he hits the board, I win. Just crazy.