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 week 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
1 week 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?
3 months ago
6 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.
9 months ago
As an example of how difficult this deck is for me to build, here are all the cards I currently have in the deck (I need to cut four from these to get the correct amount):
Red Elemental Blast
From the Ashes
Magus of the Moon
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Norin the Wary
Wheel of Fortune
Magus of the Wheel
Price of Progress
Krenko, Mob Boss
Mogg War Marshal
Pia and Kiran Nalaar
Helm of Possession
Throne of Empires
Tempt with Vengeance
All the cards I cut and still think could be good in the deck:
Price of Glory
Leyline of Punishment
Burn at the Stake
Wheel of Fate
Reforge the Soul
Godo, Bandit Warlord
Blade of Selves
Sword of Light and Shadow
Chancellor of the Forge
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs
Caverns of Despair
Descent of Dragons
Shrine of Loyal Legions
Tooth and Claw
Furnace of Rath
Dictate of the Twin Gods
11 months ago
1 year ago
Ok, thank you for all you responses so I'll start from the top:
buildingadeck, Thanks for liking the article! Even though the flavor text is awesome, Burnout is one mana too much for us. Our mana is so tight that we usually have at most one mana to spare. We would take the Guttural Response before this one simply because it only costs one mana. Thanks for the suggestion though!
lemmingllama, Thanks for the compliment. If you look closely I do mention Carpet of Flowers but that may have been easy to miss. Also, Guttural Response is the next card in once I find a card to cut. The not destroying a permanent hurts it some, which is why I did not include it.
miracle, To answer your question, the answer is basically yes it is. And thanks for the support I cannot wait to write the next one.
nayrash5, Thanks for liking the article concept! Oddly enough, Cavern is actually too narrow for us to use. What really needs to resolve is Food Chain and Cavern doesn't help us with that. Luckily our second combo piece (Prossh) has the inevitability of being a commander so him being countered is not too much of an issue.
Drakon562, Thanks! Well, they do get the better of me sometimes, though the new mulligans help the non-blue decks a lot.
Thanks again for all the support!
1 year ago
I tend to run blue decks so... boo. But I do like that this list allows you to play a combo deck with counter magic backup. I might recommend Burnout as another counter spell if you have the space in your deck for it just for the extra resiliency.