Monday May 13, 2019

The Dragon Reborn: Unlocking Rainbow Niv-Mizzet

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!

Flashback: Neoform

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

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Great stuff guys! I’ve been looking for a podcast like yours. I like how you talk about different shells and recap how it went in the following episode. Just saw Mtggoldfish post an article about both the neoform and niv decks yesterday and today.

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