Commune with Lava


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Commune with Lava


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

StopShot on Any Suggestions for Mardu Draw ...

5 days ago

@tpmains, greyninja, As I mentioned previously I'd want something that works better than Phyrexian Arena, though both cards mitigate the loss of life only one card exiled per turn is the same as drawing one per turn practically.

I do feel that if I were to make an exception to the one-use card rule for instants and sorceries I'd prefer to run Commune with Lava on my opponents end step instead and then I'd have multiple cards available for my next turn.

BullettTime on

1 month ago

I'd take out Commune with Lava and Banefire. This is BURN. You don't need to draw cards and if you have more than five lands you've lost! Chain Lightning and Rift Bolt should do the trick!

sonnet666 on Eternal Smackdown

2 months ago


  • You definitely don't have enough artifacts for Daretti, and the filtering isn't really that great in a deck that's not very graveyard focused.

  • Browbeat is bad. Never give your opponent choices. If you're in a position where you want to draw three cards, then 5 mana isn't going to help you very much. Your opponents will be able to figure out which option is worse for you and act accordingly.

  • Staff of Domination and Umbral Mantle don't go well with Neheb, and Metalworker is the only creature they combo with. I'd take them out. Mono-red has so little tutor power that two card combos almost never go off, and these two are mostly dead cards by themselves.

  • Basalt Monolith is a pretty meh mana rock when you're not trying to combo with it. I'd replace with Coalition Relic

  • I feel this deck is kind of remiss without Heartless Hidetsugu. He's going to make more mana than anything else really.

  • With all the attacking and tap effects going on here you could probably do with more haste. Fervor and Hammer of Purphoros are simple and effective.

  • There's easier ways to keep creatures from blocking than War Cadence. Bedlam comes to mind, or Goblin War Drums.

  • You could use more X spells to dump all of your mana into. Commune with Lava would be my first pick, and Tempt with Vengeance could be a win if you have an extra combat lined up. Fanning the Flames could also be neat, as you kill a player and then put it back in your hand to kill another. A bit more of a crazy idea would be Indomitable Creativity. You have a high instant and sorcery count and a relatively small pool of artifacts and creatures, so it's not unreasonable to expect to hit one of your combos if you exile a bunch of your own stuff. Whatever you pick, I would NOT go with Molten Disaster. Split second is neat, but you can only win with it if you're at the highest life total (You won't be, aggro decks get ganged up on for that reason.), and the odds that you're going to want it as a board sweep when you're the aggressor are slim.

SamuraiNinjaSpy on Fork it All

2 months ago

@LeaPlath I was considering Gitaxian Probe, but I'd need to get rid of four cards, so I'm not sure what to cut. I'm not sure what you mean by "dropping the pointless (because if you've played your entire deck, haven't you won?)." I'm guessing there's a broken link somewhere in there. Lotus Petal is a good idea, though I'm not sure about cutting instants for them because the instants trigger Pyromancer Ascension. I'll make changes and test them before updating the deck. Thank you for your suggestions. I'll have to look for Commune with Lava in my collection.

RumAndCoke on The Surge King

2 months ago

I've been wanting to build a Ruric Thar deck of my own so I came to spy on your list for ideas. Awesome deck list by the way.

I do have a few card suggestions for you. These are cards I've played with in the past that I absolutely love.

  1. Abundance this card is absolutely fantastic and you can find copies for under $1.

  2. Commune with Lava is another great budget friendly card.

  3. Vexing Shusher is a bit expensive but kicks ass against blue players. Bring your Ruric Thar out without worrying about being countered.

LeaPlath on Fork it All

2 months ago

The lack of draw here is an issue. Gitaxian Probe replacing expertise, Lotus Petal replacing pyretic ritual, and dropping the kinda pointless (because if you've played you entire deck, haven't you won?) would improve this.

Commune with Lava might also be worth it as your big draw card. Lets you turn mana from one turn into set up for the next.

ComboCrazy on Laughing As The Kingdom Burns

2 months ago

Braids of Fire allows you to cast big burn on upkeep, which gives you a ton more mana later... maybe mainboard it? It depends on how many instants you want to run. I agree with a Doubling Cube, it's almost as degenerate here as in an Omnath deck. Also, Commune with Lava is debatably the greatest draw spell in EDH for red. Two cards in maybeboard absolutely need to be mainboard, the Myojin of Infinite Rage and the Strionic Resonator. Some cards to cut, in my optinion, include Sizzle and Tunneling Geopede.

rco on

7 months ago

A few suggestions! Some red goodstuff, including Pyromancer's Goggles, Cathartic Reunion, Howl of the Horde, Mob Rule, and Commune with Lava. I feel like you want a sac outlet to take advantage of Ragavan -- Shivan Harvest is a very strong one, although it might draw too much hate. And Custody Battle, the best red card ever :)

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