This is going to be some extensive criticism from a person who loves Burn and Red Deck Wins.
I would like to push Ball Lightning , Grim Lavamancer , Keldon Marauders , and Spark Elemental as great alternatives for fast and aggressive creatures while still staying on a budget. If you don't have a problem with throwing some money at your deck, Goblin Guide , Grim Lavamancer , and Vexing Devil are major players in a lot of Burn/RDW decks.
As a final notice I'd want to recommend 19 lands as I personally have found 18 slightly too few and 20 slightly too many.
Hope you appreciate this giant wall of text that is my feedback on the deck! Have a nice day and planeswalk on!
Thank you UnexpectedPizza47, I was thinking about Searing Blood at first because of the cmc of 2 instead of 4 for Chandra's Outrage , however it seems like everyone and there mother's cousins uncles brothers are running Courser of Kruphix right now and the outrage would deal with them. And it'd also get the Blood Baron of Vizkopa and the almighty Stormbreath Dragon as well. The Anger of the Gods are there for obvious board wipes that wont effect me with the no creature style the deck was intended for. As far as Rd. 2 siding, 4x Boros Reckoner , 4x Chandra's Phoenix , 3x Young Pyromancer all come in. I'd more then likely side out 4x Anger of the Gods , 4x Wild Guess and 3x Chandra's Outrage . I'd still have enough burn for control and just to face smash and if I get out the Young Pyromancer then I have creature generation as well.
I like it! +1 from me!
And what do you normally board out? I have an idea but I'd like to hear from you.
So, in my opinion, for a red aggro deck you have too many creatures and not enough instants/sorceries. However, then comes the tough question of what to remove. In my opinion I would probably remove the devotion card Fanatic of Mogis mainly because you only have 4 cards that cost 2R+XColorless (Prophetic Flamespeaker ) When I'm playing Black Devotion I like a lot of things that cost at least 2B to maximize the devotion. However.... there is a lot of good red devotion, so if you wanna go that way then commit and go red devotion, but if you wanna stay straight red aggro I say remove the devotion.
Here are just some decently strong red aggro & standard cards to considerAnger of the Gods - love this
Chandra's Outrage - love this
Chandra's Phoenix - love this (a 4 of must)
Fated Conflagration - more damage, and some scry
Guttersnipe - really sweet if you end up bumping up your spells
Lightning Strike - very solid.
Also, this isn't standard but can give you some sight into a cool burn red deck - http://sales.starcitygames.com/carddisplay.php?product=229998
OH! Also, definitely Shock
BlatantLizard , I will add most of those into this deck eventually, but for the ones that I don't here are the explanations:Breaking Point : I actually edited Breaking Point out of this deck because the rest of the deck should be able to burn the opponent's creatures away, and with me always burning at the opponent, and not attacking often they will most likely destroy their own creatures, giving me no particular advantage. If you disagree with this, tell me.Flame Slash , I love Flame Slash , but if you've noticed all the cards in this deck can target the opponent, not only creatures.Volcanic Fallout , 2 for 3, good but again, hopefully I will be able to burn the opponent's creatures or ignore them until I really need to. Please anyone argue with this.Chandra's Outrage , needs to target a creature for only 2 damage to the opponent. What if I already burned all of their creatures? Young Pyromancer , good, maybe for chump blocking, but I could have that or more burn spells you know. REALLY AGUE WITH THIS ONE!!Chandra's Fury , 5 for 4, and how many creatures in EDH will die at one damage?Cone of Flame , yes that's 6 damage, but only 3 to one opponent. This would be very good if you're playing multiplayer, but none of this deck is very good in multiplayer.Prodigal Pyromancer still deciding.Chandra's Phoenix still decidingSorry everyone, I guess I was wrong about EDH rules.
Guttersnipe , Flame Slash , Fire Servant , Volcanic Fallout , Chandra's Phoenix , Pillar of Flame , Searing Spear , Chandra's Outrage , Cone of Flame , Wild Guess , Browbeat , Young Pyromancer , Reverberate , Hostility , Chandra's Fury , Flames of the Blood Hand , Fireblast , Prodigal Pyromancer , Breaking Point
Too many lands, but not enough dual colored lands. Drop the count to about 35-38. Try to get more dual lands and look for lands that don't enter tapped like Battlefield Forge or consider adding artifacts like Chromatic Lantern ; 3 colored decks need options! There's nothing worse than having a great hand of colors you can't play. Also; go over your list of spells. Things like Punish the Enemy are decent cards, but they cost too much for what they do. Consider replacing cards like Searing Spear and Chandra's Outrage for cards like Banefire and Comet Storm that will do more in the late game. If you're trying to make a budget deck, i'd put more pauper cards in like Champion of the Parish and Precinct Captain and take out things like Emrakul's Hatcher . Look at some other America control decks to get some deck ideas. You may see cards that do similar things but cost less mana or just do what they do better: i.e. Izzet Staticaster is way better than Goblin Test Pilot but basically does the same thing for the same cost.
|Avg. draft pick||4.56|
|Avg. cube pick||4.51|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|2012 Core Set||Common|
|2011 Core Set||Common|