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Burn from Within
Burn from Within deals X damage to target creature or player. If a creature is dealt damage this way, it loses indestructible until end of turn. If that creature would die this turn, exile it instead.
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Burn from Within Discussion
1 week ago
I'd recommend dropping green and black for mainly white and a splash of red and blue. White can generate a TON of servos, especially with Procession. Statuary turns the servos into colorless mana to Improvise multiple spells and it can be found with a Trophy Mage.
Red and Blue bring the Fireweaver along with perhaps a Burn from Within to melt X damage from your opponent and Pull from Tomorrow to draw X cards as well as counter magic to tempo your opponent and protect your board.
I like what you've got but I'm not a big fan of all the colors to accomplish what you are going for. I definitely think putting more eggs in the white basket is worth investigating and dropping green will make it more consistent. I think Bolas belongs in a different deck, although if I were playing against you that would be the last thing I'd expect to see coming :)
Anyways, just my two cents. I have a few decks that play around with some of these ideas, but the one that has the same wincon (well it's one of them) with the Fireweaver and Panharmonicon shenanigans might be a good read for you and give you some more ideas to try. It's called Whirligiggles.
1 week ago
Nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! You are completely right; it won't work! D': I'll have to update with another card that will work; thanks for catching that for me!
-- went with Renegade Tactics for now.
So many suggestions, thank you! :D
Because of the card draw combo with Mirrorwing I'm going to keep it in the mainboard, which works against the Avaricious / Rakdos combo. It's a good idea for later if I decided the Mirrorwing isn't working out for me, though.
Kiln is going to be super slow, even for a dragon, and I'm certainly considering the Moonveil Dragon in its place, but losing Crash Through makes it a bit less appealing, since my creatures can still end up blocked and Kiln simply doesn't care about that. Actually, no, you know what, yes, yes Moonveil is going in, because I don't have to rely on having other cards in my hand for it do its job like I do with Kiln. Reliability > power. Thank you. >: D
I considered the Stormbreath Dragon, but I don't have a really good place for it in the deck, sadly. I could fit it into the sideboard, but I'm not sure what to replace there, other than Burn from Within.
Predator Dragon has the ability to swoop in for a lot of damage, and possibly eat up dragons that are tied up by opponent effects and auras, but I generally don't think I'll have a lot of good targets for that in this deck -- it'd have to eat two creatures to make up for just the Regent. That said, the idea of the dragon eating a steel wall is just hiiiiiiiiiiilarious to me, I want you to know that.
Scourge of Valkas is awesome, and it really should make the core of this deck, but it is a bit on the pricey side for me if I want to pick up multiple copies and I don't know what to replace with it yet. This will be an easy upgrade to the deck later on, though. :D
I added Burn from Within to my sideboard for those people I know playing various Gods in their deck, but I'll have to think about the others a bit more -- it is 3 am and I need to head off to bed. :p
Thanks again for the suggestions, and for catching that mistake, Match. o_ o /
1 week ago
I've been playing for 4 weeks now since coming back from over 15 years away from the game.
I'm making up a Homebrew, R-B-U control(ish) and am having a bit of trouble with the "identity" of the deck. My initial thought was to use Imminent Doom along with spells that have 'X' as part of the casting cost. The spells themselves, Torment of Hailfire, Battle at the Bridge, Burn from Within, Pull from Tomorrow; would all have use themselves but with the added bonus of being easily able to tick up the counters on imminent doom, wherever it is currently.
Now, after a bit of research, I've found that Metallurgic Summonings counts what you spend as x toward the power and toughness of the counter that it creates. I'd like to use this and add Baral, Chief of Compliance as I'm playing blue already.
Is there too much going on? Being there's blue and black here, I'd like a fair amount of control and removal.
My issue I guess is what of the x spells and how many would you run with the criteria of imminent doom, metalurgic Summonings being present in the deck?
Should I even run counters? Should I ditch blue's control entirely? It just seems like there's so much going on already that trying to add control successfully would be overkill and almost not worth it with so few spots available after the 24 or so lands and x spells and metalurgic Summonings. 4xEvolving Wilds fyi. IDK how people are able to narrow good stuff down to a 60 card deck so often and well.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
1 week ago
You have some solid picks but i'm going to suggest some stuff that i used when i had a mono red dragon deck, i hope they are worth to you.
If Semblance Anvil is being a bother to you in terms of exiling your good cards, why not Generator Servant? Sure, it's ramp instead of cost reduction, but it's an early creature, it functions as ramp and it gives haste to any dragons that don't have it. Oh yeah, if you wish to go a bit more hardcore: Seething Song is also good.
Crucible of Fire is a win more card imo. You already have Tempest dealing damage and dragons to eat your enemies, giving them +3/+3 is a waste of slots. i would put another Tempest and another Servant in place. Swiftspear could be replaced for something like Steel Wall for a big-ass defender in the early game and a helper for the Hellkite's alternate win condition in case you're playing against a friend with a lot of artifacts. I would take out Kilnmouth Dragon and put the Mirrorwing Dragons into the sideboard. Kiln is just too slow (believe me, i tried to use him a lot ever since i got 2 during Onslaught block and when i came back to the game years later) and Mirrorwing is best as a surprise for game 2 imo. Here are some suggestions of dragons for you:
- Moonveil Dragon: a 5/5 with a anthem-pump that is surprisingly strong.
- Stormbreath Dragon: You know what's annoying? That friend's Angel deck with Pacifism. This one gives the middle finger to white's dangerous enchantments and removal.
- Predator Dragon: My favorite modern dragon. It was my final beater most of the time. He wolfs down your tired monsters like tic tacs, gets a massive power boost and attacks on the turn it came out.
- Scourge of Valkas: Dragon Tempest's Father.
- Avaricious Dragon together with Rakdos Pit Dragon can be interesting. You get card draw and also a double striker that pumps.
Whew, that was a lot of stuff eh? Don't worry,i shall finish now with the last support cards that i would suggest:
- Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker: Guy who has a dragon boner and can become an indestructible dragon with haste.
- Banefire: Can be useful as a final burn spell and it has Sarkhan transforming his hands into a dragon.
- Sarkhan's Triumph: Dragon Tutor.
- Carbonize: Burn that stops regeneration and it exiles the victim.
- Burn from Within: I would put this one on the sideboard. Indestructible creatures deserve death too.
1 week ago
Hyperalgialysis to be honest I have, but I'm thinking of switching this from midrange to more of a tempo. What I love about it is that you can claim to fame a Earthshaker Khenra and get a 4/1 haster on turn 3 or 4 if it dies. Why claim to fame is awesome, and the 2/1 spellweaver is just value if you prowess it because it forces them to block it and you can just bring it back whenever with claim and it will always get 2 damage through. I also really want to see where I can squeeze in Champion of Wits. This deck needs more card draw honestly and sweltering suns may be better main boarded, it really just depends on the matchup tbh. But game 2 is where this deck will rock socks, I also really want x4 Neheb's because late game ribbins in your grave yard could be a 2 drop woth a free X cost and you could finish with that, but that is situational as well, possibky too situational and I've debated Burn from Within as well to hit hazzaret or ping an apponent with neheb pretty badly. Idk Ixalan will totally change the meta up though. This year I'm definitely hooked on grixis colours and maybe I will make a reanimator deck soon, too many beneficial 2 drops with afflict or ETB abilities.
1 week ago
With any card that has in the mana cost, is considered in the calculation of the total converted mana cost. So, if Imminent Doom has one Doom counter on it, you could cast Battle at the Bridge to trigger it, dealing damage and grabbing another Doom counter. However, you could not use the same card to trigger it when it has 2 Doom counters on it, because Battle at the Bridge (or Burn from Within as mentioned in your example) only has a CMC of 1.
Sorry if I misinterpreted what you were trying to do, I just thought I'd throw that out there if indeed that was your plan. :)
2 weeks ago
I get what your deck is trying to do, and I like it, but Spark of Creativity (while it is another 1 mana cantrip) is a terrible potential removal spell. It can only do up to 2 damage in this deck. You're better off with another real burn card (like Burn from Within, Hungry Flames, Structural Distortion) or a better cantrip (like Tormenting Voice or Cathartic Reunion)
However, there's a neat little trick you can do. Splash green for Cryptolith Rite, and while you have a single Thermo-Alchemist that can tap, all of your 1-mana cantrips are FREE, including Spark and whatever cantrip it peels off the top of your library. If you go that way, consider throwing in a Perpetual Timepiece to do a bit of extra damage in case they gain life or something.
2 weeks ago
This deck looks like so much fun to play! How has it been playing?