War of the Spark Season, Episode 2: Niv-Mizzet Reborn
Dan has a chip on his shoulder and is eager to prove the haters wrong about Niv-Mizzet Reborn, his pick for War of the Spark sleeper hit in Modern. But how to make use of a 5 mana engine? How to build the rainbow mana base? And what two-color cards are we even trying to cast? We discuss several possible sketches, including Turbo-Ramp, Golden Hatebears, Niv to Light Control, and GBx Rainbow Rock. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time!
We discuss our results after a week of testing Bant Monkeyform, including a 5-0 competitive league and top 8 at an SCG IQ. Not too shabby! The deck is sweet and appears to have legs, and tails, and fins (or whatever frog-lizards have).
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Bant Monkeyform: 5-0 League
Bant Monkeyform: SCG IQ Top 8
Brew Session: Niv-Mizzet Reborn
Sketch 1: Golden Hatebears
Sketch 2: Niv-Mizzet Ramp
Sketch 3: Niv to Light Control
Sketch 4: Rainbow Rock