Commune with Lava

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Commune with Lava

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Exile the top X cards of your library. Until the end of your next turn, you may play those cards.

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Commune with Lava Discussion

KaloShin on Purphoros, God of Tokens

3 weeks ago

Love Purphoros, figure I'd share some of my findings from when I'd play him. When I put Purphoros together, felt like I really ran out of fuel too fast, so I changed up my mana rock and creature selection.

Mana Rocks : Hedron Archive Commander's Sphere Mind Stone (You're already using it figured id just put all of my ideas out) Coveted Jewel

The principle i'm applying here is I'm red, I run out of cards due to my low CMC, so at all points i need to be able to convert my field into more fuel. The last one Coveted Jewel is pretty easy to protect in such a crazy token deck as well.

Other Draw Effects : Prophetic Flamespeaker usually results in two cards, as he has double strike. Both him and Stromkirk Occultist are great, as youre trying to win via damage anyway. Commune with Lava Do Commune with Lava before your turn starts, usually in response to someone moving to their end step. Nets you a bunch of toys next turn. Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip Worse than outpost siege, but from my perspective I just dont care, as I want to draw cards lol.

I noticed there's not a lot of super strong removal or instant speed stuff so I figured I'd drop a few cards for those as well.

Volcanic Offering Volcanic offering in multiplayer usually results in two threats removed, and two lands removed. Seismic Strike (Assuming you just have lands, its 3 mana for 3 damage, and it gets better as time goes on.) Chain Reaction The majority of reds field wipes kind of suck, so im not sure how else to help you here. Less conditional than Aligned Hedron Network, and will hit very hard since you're a token based deck. Starstorm Instant speed, cycling, really good! Disaster Radius and Volcanic Vision are one sided. The last one lets you recur usually a good token spell as well, though ill admit its one of the weaker suggestions.

Although Purphoros is really, really strong against restrictive enchantment decks, I run a lot of enchantment removal and when you run against an azorius deck trying to ruin fun, i always wish I had them in my mono red decks.

Scour from Existence Every time I've cast this, it's saved me. As weird as it sounds and yes its 7 mana, but there are so many times I've been playing where I wished I had this or chaos warp, admittedly Chaos Warp is better, but you can only run one of them :(. Unstable Obelisk Meteor Golem He triggers purphoros too!

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER v2]

3 weeks ago

RazortoothMtg: Thanks for the great comment!

Ironically enough I took out all my fetches not even a month ago, as the cost of the deck was making it uncomfortable to play at FNM. Taking them out also meant that Scroll Rack became almost unplayable because if I didn't draw into something that could win me the game it meant my next few draws were going to be bad.

The potential with Top is huge, since being able to re-cast Top off the top of the library means you can sculpt, dig, crack Top, recast Top, sculpt, dig, always putting the lands either farther down, or into your hand.

Isolated Watchtower is good for working with Frenzy, but it would probably be worth it for me to put Scrying Sheets back in just for a bit more topdeck manipulation.

Dark-Dweller Oracle is awesome with this, and let's me play an exiled land from the top.

Here are some other effects that will mitigate dropping the fetches in the case of Frenzy:

Burnished Hart

Goblin Matron

Goblin Recruiter - This one is especially good to be able to chain-cast a bunch of your Goblins!

Imperial Recruiter

Moggcatcher

Surveyor's Scope

Commune with Lava

The pure draw spells are "worse" at interacting with it, but can be used in a pinch, and like you said you refill your hand with stuff you can't cast, destroy the Frenzy, and then cast them all next turn.

I agree, this might be one of the best card advantage spells Red has seen in a long time.

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER v2]

3 weeks ago

RazortoothMtg: Thanks for the great comment!

Ironically enough I took out all my fetches not even a month ago, as the cost of the deck was making it uncomfortable to play at FNM. Taking them out also meant that Scroll Rack became almost unplayable because if I didn't draw into something that could win me the game it meant my next few draws were going to be bad.

The potential with Top is huge, since being able to re-cast Top off the top of the library means you can sculpt, dig, crack Top, recast Top, sculpt, dig, always putting the lands either farther down, or into your hand.

Isolated Watchtower is good for working with Frenzy, but it would probably be worth it for me to put Scrying Sheets back in just for a bit more topdeck manipulation.

Dark-Dweller Oracle is awesome with this, and let's me play an exiled land from the top.

Here are some other effects that will mitigate dropping the fetches in the case of Frenzy:

Burnished Hart Goblin Matron Goblin Recruiter - This one is especially good to be able to chain-cast a bunch of your Goblins! Imperial Recruiter Moggcatcher Surveyor's Scope Commune with Lava

The pure draw spells are "worse" at interacting with it, but can be used in a pinch, and like you said you refill your hand with stuff you can't cast, destroy the Frenzy, and then cast them all next turn.

I agree, this might be one of the best card advantage spells Red has seen in a long time.

Philoctetes on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

2 months ago

Hello all! Sorry for the lack of response, I’ve been focused on other decks recently but I wanted to stop in and give a decent response because I know lots of folks are interested in the build.

@iBurgerKing - I do feel that Commune with Lava is a reasonable inclusion, for the exact reasons you’ve mentioned. Perhaps I’ll have to find a spot for it, cuts are always tough!

@harbingerofduh - traditionally I’m against combo as well, this all sort of derived organically off of the old “fair” version of the deck that was simply “spells matter” with Extort effects. But I’m pretty happy having my lone all in combo build, it can be fun to play solitaire from time to time!

I do love the Final Fortune suggestion in particular, I feel it could do some real work basically accelerating our combo turn by +1. I may find a spot for it!

@DofaLord - not unreasonable at all! It’s totally understandable to want to make this deck budget, Licia is the queen of jank so why not lean into it and save your wallet while at it?

I think going budget with your proposed edits is probably quite feasible, but the deck will likely run several turns slower on the combo. The one card I encourage shelling out for (other than Yawgmoth's Will which is like the whole budget) is Sensei's Divining Top. Once we have a Helm of Awakening effect on the field that card literally just doubles the storm count for every cantrip we play for free.

LiliTiddies on What is your biggest mtg ...

2 months ago

shadow63: are you sure Commune with Lava is the right card? that card doesn't target, or burn creatures, or blow up lands.

shadow63 on What is your biggest mtg ...

2 months ago

This is a minor one but when I first started using Commune with Lava me and my friends thought they had to pick new targets and just found chose the creature I already burned or the land that was already blown up

iBurgerKing on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

2 months ago

The only suggestion I have is Commune with Lava. I feel like the turn before you feel you want to go off it can add some extra gas without having to dedicate lots of mana during your storm turn. I know it’s really janky but I had to at least mention it.

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER v2]

3 months ago

ticked-off-squirrel: Thanks for the compliment! I am very proud of how it has turned out. As for the card suggestions, here are my comments.

Hazoret's Monument: Originally I shied away from Hazoret's because early on I only had like 19 creatures or so, and didn't end up casting them that often. Now that I technically have 25 of them, I think it appeals to me a lot more. I am going to get one and test it out.

Outpost Siege: My experience with Outpost Siege is I only ever declared Khans because I was always hurting for draw, but by the time I got to use it it was Turn 5, and I draw an extra card before it gets destroyed, if I even get to that point. I think if Dragons said "each opponent" instead it would be a completely different story, and an autoinclude for me, but unfortunately it's the same reason I don't run Boggart Shenanigans, the damage is just too narrow.

Tamiyo's Journal: Similar problem with this one, in my meta, even though we aren't playing cEDH decks, we are all at a minimum playing 75%, and having something really come online on T6 or so isn't fast enough to be useful, which is why I've leaned more towards the harder hitting draw spells like Commune with Lava, Memory Jar, or Mindmoil if that one works out. I think Tamiyo's is really interesting as an effect, I just think they dropped the ball on Clues and making them too heavily costed.

Thanks for commenting!

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