Claim / Fame
Return target creature card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Aftermath (Cast this card only from your graveyard. Then exile it.)
Target creature gets +2/+0 and gains haste until end of turn.
Claim / Fame Discussion
2 days ago
And Sign in Blood is not bad in builds like this, you can either use it to draw 2 or to make the opponent loose 2 life.
2 weeks ago
I agree with everything that Memphismaymagic5 says. Vexing Devil may be my favorite creature card in Modern. I really need to pair it with Claim / Fame in my deck. Bloodstained Mire hurts the wallet, but it totally worth it for a Modern deck, same for Blood Crypt, except not as hard on the wallet. Kolaghan's Command is an awesome card and the only one I haven't purchased yet. I would also suggest: Rakdos Cackler & Dreadbore. If you want some more suggestions, check out my deck: Devil's Revenge. +1 from me!
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Are you on a budget? Because I can suggest some cards but they are not cheap.
Goblin Guide is perfect for your deck, very fast and can do a lot of damage if your opponent doesn't remove Guide in time.
The best land option for this deck is a playset of Bloodstained Mire. These fetches help you thin out the deck and make sure that you have the right color of land available. A couple of Blood Crypt pair well with Bloodstained Mire.
Kolaghan's Command is a great option too. It has various options and none of them are bad. Great tool in different situations.
3 weeks ago
Nice to see another explore deck! I can see what you're doing here, the only thing I'd change is 2x Rishkar, Peema Renegade instead of Lurking Chupacabra, it really buffs your Torment of hailfire up! Also, a great card to bring back your boas or explore creatures is Claim // Fame
Have a look at my version of this! Exploring intensifies
1 month ago
Yes, Abbot of Keral Keep is occupying the one flexible slot in the deck. I would also strongly consider Grim Lavamancer for that slot or the possibility of throwing in a couple Kolaghan's Commands, Exquisite Firecrafts, or something like that to fill the slot. Bringing back an Abbot of Keral Keep with Claim / Fame is a very effective way to close out close games and push those last few point's of damage through though.
1 month ago
I would like to second the Claim / Fame option. It returns any and ALL creatures you play. Vexing Devil combos with it very nicely. Also, if you're going to play black in burn then maybe look into Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize at least in the sideboard, and possibly in the mainboard.
Personally, I don't like your mana base. That is a lot of fetches that you really don't need. I'd probably go with no more than 8. 4 Bloodstained Mire and 4 of any other red fetch. Shocks could be two Blood Crypts, 4 Blackcleave Cliffs, and then 4 Mountains. That's 18 lands which is fine for your deck being that the highest CMC is 2 (excluding Rift Bolt being that you're going to suspend it).
Personally I'd say Rift Bolt is better than Shard Volley. Yes Shard Volley is instant speed, but if you are truly utilizing it to hit a creature to save yourself then you're probably already losing. I'd also lower Searing Blaze down to 2 because the landfall trigger won't always be hit, plus, you could replace it with a card with one mana. Upping Rift Bolt or adding in Claim / Fame. I would take out Gonti's Machinations altogether. I understand the use it has (as well as the reason for all of the fetches that I said didn't seem very good) but I believe you want to utilize the damage immediately in the form of other burn spells, rather than play something that takes a turn or two to activate.
Sideboard options. I would consider Shattering Spree and Shatterstorm. Great against affinity, and Shattering Spree's replicating get around a Chalice of the Void on one. Potentially Pithing Needle to hit planeswalkers, Lightning Storm in Ad Nauseam decks, and a lot of different cards in affinity as well as tron. Ratchet Bomb against Slippery Bogle decks because otherwise you have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING against them. They can't be targeted, and they have plenty of lifegain enchantments. Plus, it can hit others things. Albeit a little slow, but still another board wipe if necessary. Graveyard hate I usually prefer Relic of Progenitus because it is a cantrip. Tormod's Crypt is definitely a great option though. OF course, also Thoughtseize and/or Inquisition of Kozilek if you don't feel like they have a place mainboard. Collective Brutality is a solid card. I'm not sure how viable it is since you probably don't want to discard your burn spells, but a solid consideration. Dismember should be considered as a lot of people are going to bring in their pro-white stuff against you. Kor Firewalker is a serious threat to you since none of the black cards you have can actually target it. Also, Dismember can help you get rid of really big stuff like Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Gurmag Angler, and can bring other stuff lower so you can bolt them like Primeval Titan and Death's Shadow. Lastly, Dragon's Claw for the mirror. Whoever gets theres onto the battlefield first usually wins.
1 month ago
I would consider running full playsets of Eidolon of the Great Revel and Vexing Devil, along with a couple Claim / Fame. You'd probably have to cut some combination of Gonti's Machinations and Shard Volley to do so.