Bonfire of the Damned

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Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Mythic Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare

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Bonfire of the Damned

Sorcery

Bonfire of the Damned deals X damage to target player and each creature he or she controls.

Miracle (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)

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Bonfire of the Damned Discussion

Liam77 on Gisela beat-down fun

4 days ago

Hey Kalink27 I see this has been around for a while but I hope this still helps. I'm not sure how your playgroup is but I'd defiantly recommend more lands and ramp. Also potentially draw.

I like Bonfire of the Damned Banefire Comet Storm and id encourage more like that as they are effective and crazy with Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

For combat tricks Id recommend Sunforger you can pull Double Cleave Arcbond to get messy or Angelsong Path to Exile to be defensive.

Also there is nothing wrong with doubling double effects =) Inquisitor's Flail on Malignus? or on Gisela, Blade of Goldnight if you can buff +1 is a knock out.

Oh also Heartless Hidetsugu pretty nuts with Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

Also definatly need Boros Charm even if you just replace Double Cleave

Personally Chandra, Bold Pyromancer beats Chandra Nalaar but Id have both and maybe drop something else.

Not convinced about Mindcrank seems to me like your giving any graveyard manipulation heaps of value and unless your meta has lots of lifegain I cant see you milling someone.

Looks like fun though!!!

Would be awesome if you could give my deck some thoughts!

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RedmundR2 on R/G Land Destruction

1 month ago

I appreciate you trying to stay budget, so some of my suggestions are probably not going to be exactly what you're looking for budget wise, but should probably be considered in the future for your deck.

Mwonvuli Acid-Moss Chandra, Torch of Defiance Blood Moon Stormbreath Dragon Bonfire of the Damned Molten Rain

Sideboard: Ancient Grudge

Kjartan on Jund Midrange

1 month ago

Don't think you need Farseek here.

It was good in Innistrad-RTR standard jund, because it had 4x Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip, 4x Thragtusk, 1-3X rakdos return and 3-4x Bonfire of the Damned.

You really only have Ghor-Clan Rampager to ramp after here, so I think another couple lands would just be better.

RedUndead40 on Best colors for a "2-for-1 ...

1 month ago

Update:

I've changed the list a bit and am very happy with the results.

New list: Mono 2-for-1s

Sideboarded the Obliterators because I totally forgot that Gonti, Lord of Luxury is not only a thing but probably my favorite 2-for-1 of all time.

Swapped 2 Bolts for 2 Terminate, switched Bonfire of the Damned for Anger of the Gods and sided Rakdos Charm because graveyard decks were giving me trouble.

Otherwise this deck is running surprisingly well, taking down some "better" decks like Jund, Lantern Control, Gideon Tribal, Ponza, Bant Flicker, and more.

So there you go, kids. Having every card in your deck producing extra value turns out to be pretty strong.

xyr0s on Best colors for a "2-for-1 ...

1 month ago

Tin Street Hooligan is just a Shatter with legs... but getting 2/1 creature for free is pretty good. Goblin Ruinblaster could be good too.

Apart from creatures, red also has Bonfire of the Damned.

ellie-is on

1 month ago

You probably don't want to run any spells with an X cost (you're not really going to get the six mana to play an uncounterable Banefire by running 18 lands), and most people agree that you shouldn't run Vexing Devil in a burn deck. If you're building this to defeat tokens, specifically, it's particularly bad, because the opponent will almost always have chump blockers.

Also on token-fighting: you might want to run some board wipes, at least on the sideboard, but maybe a couple on the mainboard too. Some options are Pyroclasm, Anger of the Gods, Flamebreak and Volcanic Fallout, all of which are in my opinion better than Bonfire of the Damned.

ShreddedByCrows on Mathas EDH - A Real Pain in the Neck (Get it?)

2 months ago

SenseiRamen Here I come again! I'm glad some of my suggestions were helpful, I hope you're doing well with this version. It seems really cool, well done. :)

I tried a Mathas, Fiend Seeker's deck on my own those last week, with some cards I had left on my collection (so it's far from being optimized), and it's been a hell of good fun. I love the dilemma it causes on the game's state as even if you aren't the greatest tread everyone will play around your decisions and beware your control tools. This commander has surely a lot of serious potentials to exploit.

Before anything else, let me excuse myself for a mistake, I hadn't understood the interaction between the Kulrath Knight and Mathas at first sight... gosh, it's just insane! I really have to give a closer look at those cards I've nearly never seen. That's well thought!

Let's see now what we can improve once again. The etb sub-theme you choose to explore is definitely interesting, and as it goes I would suggest you replacing some creature over 4 mana cost (in order to make the Sun Titan even more reliable) with smaller ones with powerful etb effects. You could maybe, for the example, run something like a Bone Shredder, a Fleshbag Marauder, a Shivan Emissary (nice card but it will only trigger if you play it from your hand. The same is true for the Gatekeeper of Malakir, which is not a good idea there as its mana cost it 3B), a Duergar Hedge-Mage, a Ghitu Slinger (meh card though, the Bone Shredder is like...thousand times better), a Tooth Collector (delirium seems complicated to trigger, so I don't know if it could be that great), a Tidehollow Sculler, a Mesmeric Fiend, etc. I will give you further replacement's ideas for some of those.

Speaking of creatures around 3 manas, you could also play Kambal, Consul of Allocation, which is powerful and flavorful in a political meaning. For more cards with a cruel synergy with Mathas, you could even consider playing the Rampaging Ferocidon.

You may give a try to the Panharmonicon, or even to the Conjurer's Closet, if you do some changes this way, but I can't assure you it'll be that effective. The Cloudstone Curio, that I already suggested you in my first message, is certainly better (but a little more expensive), as it combines absurdly well with Tetzimoc, Primal Death and actually better with cards with Echo (if you decide to go for the Shredder).

Another really good option to never run out of removals is the creation of a Sunforger package. It generally consists of playing Mistveil Plains and something like 7-8 targetable removals. If you bought the Markov EDH deck (which contains Mathas), you could add in the Teferi's Protection (absurd and unfun card, but it's just so strong that you'll always appreciate it). I will, if you're ok with investing in just one card, replace Ob Nixilis Reignited with a Scroll Rack. If you plan to go to some Battlebond's drafts, try to get a Land Tax. It's certainly not a necessity if you play in a casual group, but it will give your global deck a lift - Scroll Rack / Land Tax interaction is what makes the Boros decks viable, as you play black in addition to those colours, you should be able to generate an excellent consistency between draw / ramp / control.

As it stands, you play the Rocky Tar Pit with only basic lands tutorizable, so it's basically just an Evolving Wilds that etb tapped. ^^' Smoldering Marsh and Canyon Slough are both affordable and very good for budget decks. If you decide to invest in a Scroll Rack or get the chance to get it by trading, Madblind Mountain is also a nice option as it enables you to re-shuffle a band hand in your library and to draw a brand new one.

A few suggestions (including replacement ideas) :

  • Duergar Hedge-Mage IN > Cataclysmic Gearhulk OUT (the CG (worst abbreviation of all times) is interesting, but most of the times it will put you in really uncomfortable situations. You play a bunch of artefacts and enchantments, so you'll often end sacrificing too many cards to inverse the course of the game. I understand the idea that it enables you getting rid of your opponents' enchantments/artefacts... but they can choose which one they keep so it's not even that good in the best scenarios.

  • Bone Shredder IN > Fountain Watch OUT (Having protection for your cards is always great, but the FW feels just way too weak. It's expensive to cast and have a minimal impact on the board state. It doesn't offer you any interaction with your other cards that can justify it... you will just prefer something that offers you more control on the game and which works well with Sun Titan.)

  • Cloudstone Curio IN > Ambition's Cost OUT (Draw is pretty important in this kind of deck, so why did I chose to cut the Ambition's Cost? It's not a bad card on its own, it's even fairly good tbh, but I feel you just don't need it. With Mathas' ability, Phyrexian Arena (and maybe later Scroll Rack), you're still gonna draw a lot of cards - you won't need it. The Cloudstone provides you with a powerful grip for the late game. Being able to recast your etb tread is just insane.

  • Scroll Rack IN > Indulgent Tormentor OUT (Again, the Tormentor is not that bad... but it's not that great either. It's slow and understated. Most of the time, your opponent will just pay the 3 life needed, if the Tormentor doesn't die to any blast since then. The Scroll Rack is godlike but I could understand your reluctance about the investment it symbolizes. Go for a Sunforger in this case (honnestyl I'll play both of them in a optimized list).

  • Land Tax IN > Bonfire of the Damned OUT (The Bonefire is strong, but it only gains a miracle cost if it's the first card you drew this turn. It's not that unreliable but it's still is a bit. I will prefer an effective and sure board clear over it. You will find one just there below ^^)

  • Fire Covenant IN > Void Winnower OUT (The Winnower is surely a funny card. It's big, it locks a bit the game and gives you the initiative... but I think that in an optimized decklist you just don't need it. It competes for a slot with cards that synergizes better with Mathas, so that's why I would cut it.)

  • Sunforger IN > Orzhov Signet OUT

  • Teferi's Protection IN > Swamp OUT

  • Canyon Slough IN > Unknown Shores OUT

  • Smoldering Marsh IN > Vivid Crag OUT

  • Forbidden Orchard IN > Mirrodin's Core OUT

  • Mistveil Plains IN > Spire of Industry OUT

  • Madblind Mountain IN > 1xMountain OUT

Terminate is also a powerful card to consider with Mathas, but I can't actually find which card to cut for it. I hope those suggestions will be helpful, let me know how does it evolved and worked out! Have fun brewing, mate. :)

xyr0s on Just fight me!

2 months ago

You play red? You should play Lightning Bolt. Very few decks that play red can afford to not bring good old bolt, because 3 damage, any target, instantspeed, 1 mana, is one of the best and most versatile cards in the whole format.

Frenzied Tilling should probably be changed into Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, and some number of lands into Cinder Glade. Actually, that should be Gruul Turf. Goodbye, turf. Bounce-lands are good if you have a specific use for them (that would be anything involving Amulet of Vigor, but as a way of accelerating mana, they are horrible, and what's worse is that they are a real liability in a world of Ghost Quarter and Field of Ruin. On the subject of lands, there's not much use for Unknown Shores in a deck with only 2 colors.

If you want more ramp, have a look at Search for Tomorrow. I'm much in favor of land-based ramp, rather than creature-based, since it's harder to disrupt (almost all decks have some kind of creature removal mainboard, but a lot doesn't have anything against lands mainboard, and even if they do, there's less landdestruction than creature removal). And if you go with a more land-focused ramp-strategy, you get to play cards like Anger of the Gods, without shooting yourself in the foot (that one really keeps some of the fast strategies at a manageable level).

Watch it with x-cost spells. They really aren't great in modern (the format is too fast to allow you much time to build up bunches of mana). Just a couple for late-game should be fine. Oh, and a really strong x-cost spell? Bonfire of the Damned.

Your support-enchantments are way too many. Several of them doesn't do anything on their own, so you really would have to draw them after someone has played a sweeper. If you want some ramp from enchantments, you could consider Utopia Sprawl.

Cards to consider: Bloodbraid Elf. Cascade is better than you'd think, and I imagine that it would be really cool to go cascading into Domri Rade. A single copy of Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip, for card-advantage.

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