|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt||Uncommon|
|Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning||Uncommon|
|Time Spiral "Timeshifted"||Rare|
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Any player may have Browbeat deal 5 damage to him or her. If no one does, target player draws three cards.
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1 day ago
Zholto Relevant question! Harnessed Lightning's inclusion is to stock for a bigger wump is the intent, cast one for 1 damage, stock the other 2, and cast another for 5 (or similar). I was actually considering running a 4th but wasn't sure what to cut. Browbeat isn't a bad recommendation, since it gives a bit of flexibility. I'll look into it!
1 day ago
Other than that, it looks like a decent budget build.
2 days ago
They all remind me of the "Punisher" styled cards (ones that allow your opponent to make decisions about how the spell resolves like these or Browbeat) which have almost always seemed great on paper but felt a little bit underpowered in real games. So I think their rarities seem good to me because of my previous experiences with punisher cards. That said the curse and the X cost one both seem good enough to use in EDH.
2 days ago
Forewarning: Torrent of Hailfire seems impressive at first (some people are calling it the black cyclonic rift) but it really isn't. You could try it in a regular format, where stuff like Exsanguinate is pretty terrible. You could try it in EDH, where true Exsanguinate effects are infinitely better. It doesn't work out well in any case.
The problem with Browbeat-esque cards is that they seem good value, but giving your opponent the choice pretty much let's them choose whether to win or lose. There's no feasible frequent situation where your opponent is screwed either way while the card in question is better than other similar ones. I'd have thought people would have learnt by now from at least the recently-printed Sin Prodder and Remorseless Punishment.
4 days ago
Would Browbeat be a good card in here? You can either draw three or have another player take 1/8 of their starting life total. Does not seem that bad.
1 week ago
@WrathofCod So, after 3 weeks I finally have the time and energy to actually read and write letters and words and have them make some amount of sense. Hopefully. SO. Getting a board early was indeed rather difficult. I felt like Kari Zev, Skyship Raider and Dragon Fodder didn't really fit what the deck was going for and therefore got replaced by Stormblood Berserkers and Monastery Swiftspears , which provide pretty solid early pressure. Although Soul-Scar Mage might be superior to the swiftspears since I prefer to aim my bolts at creatures and the wither effect seems quite delicious. As for Kiln Fiend, I don't think I like it very much right now. Especially now that I am (as much as it breaks my heart) slowly drifting away from the Flamewake Phoenix being the center of attention plan, and with only 13 ways to trigger the buff and no way of providing evasion, I would rather go with the less phoenix-friendly berserker. At least for now.
Browbeat is a great suggestion and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing it up, since I had no idea it was reprinted as timeshifted. It's much better than tormenting voice, especially if the opponent chooses poorly out of fear of further burn.
With the loss of token generation, Purphoros became even worse than before, and since the deck didn't have a great source of red devotion, he and the fanatics got replaced by Thunderbreak Regents, as big enough and potentially very painful to remove dudes in the air. I'm going to try to trade for koth, but he seems rather rare in these parts.
Finally the sideboard - I like the tips, but I think other than Sowing Salt and graveyard hate, they don't have much application in the local meta from what I've seen so far (= 1FNM). Although to be honest, my original sideboard didn't do much either since I thought I was going to be beset on all sides by affinity and the occasional burn and ended up using the artifact hate only against eldrazi tron and the claw never left the bench.
TL;DR - Thank you again for your suggestions and help and even though I didn't necessarily use as many of them this time around, I think they helped me look for flaws in the right spots and might get used later. Have a glorious day.
1 week ago
I would remove the Stoke the Flames and the Browbeat for additional copies of Rift Bolt and Lava Spike or Skullcrack. Your creatures have haste and such, so normally they won't be untapped for the convoke on Stoke. Additional 1 mana bolts are better than a conditional draw 3 for browbeat. For example, if your opponent knows they're going to win on turn 4, you spending your turn 3 drawing 3 cards and passing will lose you the game. Burn's biggest strength is its consistency, so you normally want cards that will be guaranteed to do damage.