Quote from CasualCalamity1 »I also have this on/off problem with some decks sometimes. Do you have deckbuilding strategies to tackle it?
Quote from shermanido37 »As a Mizzix player myself, let me tell you there are a TON of ways to abuse this general. Buyback is definitely high on the ridiculous interactions list, but the problem is that there aren't all that many good buyback spells out there.
Reiterate, Capsize, and Spell Burst are the best.
Whispers of the Muse, Fanning the Flames and Shattering Pulse are niche, but have some cute potential.
But the rest just do nothing. Searing Touch? Really?
Then there's the most important part - they all rely on your commander. Without Mizzix, Capsize bounces 1 threat for our entire turn, Whispers taps out to draw 1 card. And if that's bad, just think what Searing Touch does without our commander!
Here's a suggestion: if you're looking for cute interactions with Mizzix, X cost spells are a MUST. The way the rules work out, you will always get an experience counter for playing them, and that allows for ridiculous growth. Even if you don't like stuff like Reality Spasm, you have to admit that casting Stroke of Genius where X is 5 - for just U - is hilarious. The thing is, though, that Stroke of Genius might draw you less cards without Mizzix, but it will still draw you cards, so it will still do its job!
Here is an example.
You can also look at my list here, but be warned that it's a combo version of Mizzix.
Quote from OCPunisher »One gem that I run in my Mizzix list is Inexorable Tide. It's a nice fill-in for your commander after you've managed to get one experience counter in a previous iteration of Mizzix, but don't want to run him into a creature-removal spell. Now, I've been advised not to go too crazy on other proliferate triggers, but you could also try Tezzeret's Gambit and Fuel for the Cause. Contagion Engine is probably pushing it a bit too far.
Also, our main man is spelled Mizzix of the Izmagnus.