It is the most sacred of privileges of any Izzet
to be granted an audience with the supreme parun
of the Izzet. Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius does not
suffer fools or dissent, but for those with the
wit and wherewithal to be graced by his
presence, he does not disappoint. Parleying
force of spellcraft into force of genius into
force of fire, he has mastered the science of
inspiration and the secrets of magic and martial
I hate to sound like a bitter veteran player,
but whenever I look at this card, I can't help
but think that the new Niv-Mizzet is just the
old Niv-Mizzet with slightly reworded abilities
and +1/+1 because "creatures have always sucked
(except for all those times when they were the
best deck)." Yeah, he's a one-dragon draw
engine; yeah, he still goes infinite but with a
different Aura than the original; yeah, if you
draw this guy in limited you have to basically
go out of your way to lose. Let's just hope the
other guilds got a comparable leader, and not
just the one Mark Rosewater likes (look it up,
Today's card of the day is Niv Mizzet,
Dracogenius which is a Legendary six mana
Blue/Red 5/5 with Flying that allows you to draw
a card whenever it deals damage to a player and
for one Red and Blue it can
deal one damage to target creature or player.
A six mana 5/5 with
Flying is okay, but the repeatable damage and
draw effects to burn the opponent are quite
solid. Even with just the six mana it can
equal three damage and three cards to hand or
alternatively burning a three toughness creature
away each turn. None of which prevents the
attack of five in the air, which will likely be
clear if any potential blocker was the target.
Overall this is a playable endgame threat for an
Izzet deck and will probably see a bit of high
end play in addition to appearances in Commander
In Limited this is an absolute game winning card
with removal, burn, card advantage, and a large
evasive body all for a very reasonable cost.
An easy first pick in Booster and a defining
card in a strictly Blue/Red deck, as adding
colors only weakens the damage effect.
Welcome to the Pojo.com card of the day
section. We are closing out our week where we
looked at Izzet based cards by concluding with
the Guild leader himself, Niv-Mizzet,
Dracogenius. Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius is a mythic
rare legendary creature dragon wizard.
Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius costs two generic and
two red and two blue mana, and is a 5/5.
Niv-Mizzet has flying. Niv-Mizzet says whenever
he deals damage to a player, draw a card.
Niv-Mizzet also has the ability of pay one red
and one blue mana: deal one damage to target
creature or player.
All of the guild leaders are amazing. But
Niv-Mizzet is one of the better ones. He is
vastly improved from the original Niv-Mizzet in
Guildpact. For starters, he is now a 5/5.
Second, he can now pay to deal multiple damage
per turn, while drawing cards for each one that
hits a player.
Some people would still claim allegiance
to the original Niv-Mizzet over this one since
you could so easily combo him off. But I
honestly like the new one. Sure, no more curious
Niv-Mizzet. For we now have a Dracogenius. There
are still plenty of ways to have fun with the
new Niv-Mizzet. Some more fun then others.
Welcome back readers todays card of the day is
the new Niv Mizzet an interesting possible
control finisher, unlike his previous version
this new Niv has little combo potential but is
more of a solid card by himself being able to
draw cards getting aggressive and providing a
decent ping ability. In standard it could be a
decent control finisher if you have a butt load
of mana it came help clear the board and draw
you a ton of cards. In modern this is expensive
and mana intensive making it a poor choice. In
legacy and vintage too expensive. In casual and
multiplayer this will get a nod as a possible
commander general but doesn’t stack up to the
original Niv Mizzet but still provides a
powerful ability that can control the game if
you get to that point. In limited it’s a bomb a
flying card drawing bomb. Overall a powerful
limited and multiplayer card that may see a
small amount of tournament play.