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As an additional cost to cast Collateral Damage, sacrifice a creature.
Collateral Damage deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
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Collateral Damage Discussion
1 month ago
Imminent Doom is a weird card to play around with. In an EDH deck you'd definitely get value out of it. Here... probably not so much.
Wizard's Lightning would be more consistent damage. Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, maybe. Fanatical Firebrand, Zurgo Bellstriker, Thunderous Wrath, Searing Spear, Incinerate, Flame Javelin, Collateral Damage are all fun cheapish burn spells and doods. Reverberate+Insult would just be brutal but you'd need the mana to pull it off.
I like what you're trying, I'd just probably take out the imminents.
2 months ago
It's no bother. Conversely, sorry for forgetting about this thread for a bit. =p =)
Again, it depends what you're doing with Insolent Neonate. Menace is useful. And the sacrifice obviously supports Bri-Guy, but can you make the discard portion work for you? If you're planning to supplement Brian with something like Hooting Mandrills, Gurmag Angler or even Sultai Scavenger, then maybe the discard can help. If you're not though, then I would personally avoid Insolent Neonate.
On the other hand, if you still prefer the scale-ability of Outnumber, then perhaps Mob Justice or Massive Raid would be more up your alley, since they can target players as well as creatures. They do, however, cost more to cast.
When you're done with the deck, I hope you'll share it here with us. =)
2 months ago
Hi, as a fellow Rakdos Burn Player I'd like to offer a couple of suggestions to improve the deck, while still staying low on budget. I would cut most of the Three-Drops to improve the overall speed of the deck, killing the opponent quickly is the main advantage and appeal of playing any Burn List.I would especially lower the number of expensive creatures, the Guttersnipes in particular, but I think the Elementals and the Shredfreaks could be replaced as well.
I personally also feel that a Dark Confidant-like card benefits the Strategy and is one of the main draws to include Black in Burn. There are a variety of creatures that provide a similar effect and are very budget-friendly: Blood Scrivener, Asylum Visitor, Pain Seer, Ruin Raider. However, I had the most success with Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, which has menace to boot, supported by Gonti's Machinationss and Aether Hubs. Removing these creatures will be a high priority for your opponents, making Claim to Fame very powerful, bringing back your card advantage-tools.
I would also relegate the Terminates to the Sideboard and instead play Searing Blood in the Main, especially since you are running a playset of Graven Cairns. On a similar note, Sign in Blood could also be considered, since it does not only provide further provide card draw, but can be aimed at the opponent to deal 2 damage to the opponent in a pinch.
In terms of spells, I would definitely improve the number of Lightning Bolt-Effects. Shard Volley, Collateral Damage and Burst Lightning are fine options. And since you are willing to also play Sovereign's Bite, you might want to look into Two-Drop Burn Spells as well: Lightning Strike, Searing Spear, Incinerate, Incendiary Flow are all serviceable Burn. I would not cut the Bump in the Night for Sovereign's Bite, though. One Mana Burn is so much more important than the three Life gained. Playing both should be good, though.
And finally, I would drop the Lootings and Duresses from the Sideboard. You rarely have the time to spend your first turn looking at their hand, despite it being basically the only answer Rakdos has to cards like Worship or enchantments in general. I feel it is just too much of a tempo loss. And you can just make them lose life with Bump instead of dealing damage to them anyways. Instead I would propose you look into Molten Rain to fight Tron- and Utopia Sprawl-Decks and add more Rakdos Charms or Smash to Smithereens to fight artifacts.
3 months ago
Several interesting options from M19 for the red deck.
The new art on Guttersnipe is excellent (was also in iconic Masters). However, the deck isn't a typical red burn deck, and has several slots dedicated to either the Collateral Damage theme or the Kiln Fiend theme. The deck does not have a 3 drop however, and an argument could be made to trade in the Goblin Arsonist for the guttersnipe. Might be worth some trial runs.
Goblin Motivator could fit well, but most of our creatures have haste already.
3 months ago
Hey, you look familiar! =P
I've been obsessed with Brian for a couple months now, lol. The most important thing I learned in all my testing though, was this: don't mix cards that sac themselves (like Mogg Fanatic) with cards that need you to sac something else (like Collateral Damage). Maybe that's obvious to you, but it took me a couple go-rounds before I picked up on that.
As stated above, black is extra good at sacrificing things, so Golgari is a safe bet.
4 months ago
FUL: Hmmm. Yeah, that all sounds pretty good, thanks a lot!
Lol, I took Rancor out just because it's so "trope," but you're right, I should have left it.
However, Wildsize and Ixalli's Keeper are my only Trample. Without trample (or another form of evasion) Bloodbriar can just be blocked for days. Since a lot of these creatures sac' themselves, I'm thinking some Collateral Damages and Reckless Abandons should probably get the cut instead. Hmmm.
6 months ago
The list looks fun and affordable!