Counter target instant spell if it's blue.
Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.
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1 month ago
Chain Reaction is a really good board wipe: it's inexpensive, has a low CMC, and almost always kills everything.Staff of Nin is recurring card draw and it's cheap. Mind's Eye is more expensive but probably better at drawing cards. Magus of the Wheel and Dragon Mage are more wheel effects you could try. You might also want to try Mana Flare, Treasonous Ogre, or Caged Sun for even more mana to sink into Ashling.
You might want to try damage doublers: Furnace of Rath, Insult / Injury, Quest for Pure Flame, Dictate of the Twin Gods, Curse of Bloodletting, Gratuitous Violence, or Overblaze. All of these are pretty inexpensive.
Copying spells is a neat way to increase the value of your burns. You could try any of these: Reverberate, Wild Ricochet, Fork, Chandra, the Firebrand, Dual Casting, Dualcaster Mage, Increasing Vengeance, Howl of the Horde. You can also use most of these to copy pesky counterspells or copy draw or ramp spells. Price of Glory is great since you're mostly playing at sorcery speed. Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast, Ricochet Trap, and Burnout are good for hating on blue players. Overmaster, Reroute, or Shunt might be okay too.
2 months ago
I will say it's hard to run a combo deck without blue. I would say add in some cards that says your shit can't be countered or even add in some red counter spells, like Vexing Shusher, Red Elemental Blast, Burnout
2 months ago
Clay_Puppington, Has Ricochet Trap been considered as an alternative to Burnout? It has the advantage of better versatility against more colours, and gets a nice discount when responding to Blue disruption.
3 months ago
I don't have a Blackcleave Cliffs at the moment so was looking for a substitute... Settling in on Gemstone Mine. The way I see it, it ALWAYS comes into play untapped, It gets us any colour, and the limit of 3 uses doesn't REALLY matter when we expect to be comboing off at that point. Thoughts?
Friday Night I played 3 matches with this deck and won every round, including a turn-3 win against a very tuned Ydris-Storm deck. Overall I'm loving it and am having excellent results
3 months ago
Cool. I figured that it might be what we need to steal a few more games. As far as what to cut, I was thinking of Burnout. As much as I love it and like seeing it played, its scope is very narrow plus it's also a two CMC Red spell so swapping them should be fairly painless. I do think that the mana base does need a few more mountains though.... Maybe 3 mountain, 7 swamps?
6 months ago
9 months ago
Under a dollar and mono-red? Whew, you're not making this easy. Your most recent comment did say screw it, so let's see what would be useful:
- Chaos Warp
- Red Elemental Blast/Pyroblast/Burnout - there's usually something blue that needs countering/killing
- Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle - definitely on the higher end of budget, useful if feel like getting it
- Blasphemous Act - probably the largest non-targeting burn spell you have access to.
- Godo, Bandit Warlord - a red tutor for equipment is rare. Might as well.
- Goblin Welder - get stuff back
I realize most of my suggestions were more than a dollar. Red isn't the easiest color to find good, cheap things for. I'll leave it to your discretion.