One-Two Punch: Izzet

September 26, 2014

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series One-Two Punch

By Dodo Bird Commander writer Ryan Zeitz


Hey everyone, Rhyno here charging at you with the eighth installment of “One-Two Punch”, a 10-part series where I show you 3 powerful card pairs, one 2-color guild at a time.

These are NOT combos in the traditional sense that they instantly K.O. (cuz that’s below the belt). Instead, they’re the jab and the uppercut you need to get back in the fight when your opponents have you cornered.

Blue-red is Izzet…Let’s go!




Move 1: Kiki-Jiki Mirror Breaker + Archaeomancer

You ever play that one instant or sorcery spell a little too early? Here’s a great combo to get it back in your hand later in the game when you’re wishing you hadn’t cast it so early.

Playing a RUG deck? Why not add Seedborn Muse, Prophet of Kruphix, or Quest for Renewal for extra freaky Kiki-Jiki tweaking?













Move 2: Elite Arcanist + Reverberate

This is a good way to copy your own instant or sorcery (how about an Epic Experiment?). You can even surprise an opponent by copying one of their powerful spells to give you the edge. To be extra devious, copy counterspells and fizzle a friend’s fun.













Move 3: Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius

Yes, yes, this is legal. Our friend Niv-Mizzet has two different titles in his two card names, so these legendary bros can play together.

This move is no Niv-Mizzet/Curiosity tomfoolery, but there is a bit of play between these two historical versions of everybody’s favorite dragon wizard. By activating Niv-Mizzet, Dragogenius’ 1-damage ability, he’ll of course draw you a card–but you’ll also earn a second point of damage from his buddy the Firemind’s triggered ability. That means you can conjure twice the fire with Dracogenius’ mana-sink ability.












So there you have it! Three one-two punches you can try pulling on your friends in your Blue-red deck.

What are your favorite one-two punches in the land of Izzet? Let me know in the comments section below.

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