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Dance with Devils
Put two 1/1 red Devil creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "When this creature dies, it deals 1 damage to target creature or player."
Dance with Devils Discussion
10 months ago
OK so the deck glitched out and it didn't work out the way I wanted it to so I will just put in a comment of what I would do/suggestions. 1. You have too many lands. 30-35 lands is what you would look for in a deck. So I would cut down to 35 lands and use those 5 that you cut out to get ramp. I would put in Sol Ring , Kodama's Reach , Zendikar Resurgent , Commander's Sphere , and Urza's Incubator . 2. I would also get rid of the things that are giving you non-dragon creatures. So I would take out Goblinslide , Devils' Playground , Dragon Fodder , Dance with Devils . This is so that you can use cards like Vanquisher's Banner and Door of Destinies so that you can pump up your dragons and do more damage! 3. You have some creatures that are there just to be there. I would replace all non-dragon creatures other than Dragonmaster Outcast . Dragons that you can use to replace are; Lathliss, Dragon Queen , Savage Ventmaw , Utvara Hellkite , Scourge of Valkas , Hellkite Tyrant , Moonveil Dragon , and Thundermaw Hellkite . 4. Although your dragons can remove creatures you need to be able to deal with enchantment, artifacts, and you also have to protect your dragons as well! So I would remove Draconic Roar , Echoing Courage , Sarkhan's Rage , Savage Alliance , Stonefury , Bathe in Dragonfire , Devour in Flames , Make Mischief , Reduce to Ashes , Sarkhan's Dragonfire , Atarka Monument , Staff of the Flame Magus , Outpost Siege , and Retreat to Kazandu . You already have dragons doing damage when they Enter The Battlefield so I would take out instants or sorceries that are doing that. Plus I recommended taking out some of the ramp that you already had because there is better ramp. For removal I would suggest Beast Within , Naturalize , Decimate , Hull Breach , and Vandalblast . Now to protect your creatures I would add Heroic Intervention and Asceticism . 5. Last but CERTAINLY not least, MANA! Ok so I know I mentioned going down to 35 but even if you just take away 5 basic lands there are non-basics that I would take out that might fix you down to 35 and then I will give some recommended lands that might help. I would take out Crumbling Vestige , Gruul Turf , Looming Spires , Pinecrest Ridge , Quicksand , and Vivid Crag . I would put in Command Tower , Cinder Glade , Rootbound Crag , Mosswort Bridge , Spinerock Knoll , and Spire Garden . Ok so I know that is a LOT to take in but please take note that I am in no way a professional helper. This is all in my opinion and don't let me influence your playstyle. I am happy to answer questions if I can and I am here to help!
10 months ago
If you're going to build a deck as cheap as $30, you're probably going to have to lean on a theme to make it functional. That can be supplemented with the fact that even mediocre demons and devils are good at not being coin-flipped away, but stuff like Dance with Devils wasn't even playable in Limited.
I see some reanimator stuff going on, so if you go that route, Torrent of Souls , Zombify , and Profane Command are all solid budget options. You'll want some graveyard stocking power to go with it. Mindwrack Demon , Extractor Demon , Archfiend of Ifnir , pull double duty. Cathartic Reunion , Dark Deal , Faithless Looting , Hazoret's Monument , Khorvath's Fury , Collective Defiance , Shattered Perception , and Tormenting Voice all fit the bill.
Also, Flayer of the Hatebound could power a nice subtheme with your reanimation, and you can stock up on cheap Undying creatures like Demonlord of Ashmouth , Hound of Griselbrand , and Pyreheart Wolf to lower your budget and synergize with Rakdos. Charmbreaker Devils could also be a house once you stock the yard.
Also, maybe improve general card quality by splurging on Bloodgift Demon and Demon of Wailing Agonies ? Demon's Horn , Carnage Altar , Rakdos Riteknife , Devils' Playground , Dance with Devils , Consume the Meek , and Rite of Belzenlok , Archdemon of Greed , Temple of the False God , Tomb of Urami , and Kindly Stranger Flip are all pretty bad. Akoum Refuge and Bloodfell Caves seem like easy adds, as well.
1 year ago
2 years ago
An average deck will have around 22-26 lands. The amount depending on how your mana-curve balances out.
In your deck, you have 11 1-drops and 10 4-drop with absolutely no 2-drops inbetween.
You should try and balance out your mana curve more.
For starters you could switch out the 4x Forge Devil for 4x Gibbering Fiend.
They're only 1 more mana, burn the opponent for the same amount of damage, they don't burn you, have 2 Power instead of 1 and also have a Delirium ability. Not to mention it'll help balance out your mana curve more by having a few 2-drop spells.
Otherwise, you'll end up with too many 4-drop spells and you won't be able to cast any of them if you don't have enough mana.
Hope this comment kind of helps as a guideline on how to make your deck synergize better.
2 years ago
Hello! I like this collection of cards- mono-red can be really rewarding to play.If you were to make a deck based around the themes of Chandra, Phoenixes and Elementals, I have a few suggestions
Chandra's Phoenix is an awesome card that's very dependable since it has haste. Hellspark Elemental and its friend Hell's Thunder are also great, getting same turn value that you can bring back. The big Elementals in the deck are cool, but Battle Hymn is such a neat card that I would consider going for a more is better instead of bigger is better. I see a lot of synergy between Battle Hymn, Elemental Mastery, and Soulsurge Elemental. Young Pyromancer is also a crazy card. Awaken the Ancient is also neat for mono-red and for an Elemental Mastery play, but I would be hesitant to suggest Rockslide Elemental because you have no sacrifice outlets (and that doesn't seem a theme of the deck) and the card has no kind of protection aside from First Strike. Seems like a slow turn 3, but it could fit it in you'd generated a bunch of 1/1s I guess. Bloodlust Inciter is a personal favorite of mine and AEther Membrane is sick, too.
As for noncreature stuff, what sticks out to me is Abrade, Lightning Bolt (of course), Chandra's Outrage, Dance with Devils, Increasing Vengeance, Firebolt, Chandra's Ignition (if you include having enough big creatures)I think card drawing is very powerful in faster decks, so things like Act on Impulse and Faithless Looting can be nice. If you want more tempo mana throw in Pyretic Ritual too, and the whole deck could benefit from something with prowess.
2 years ago
I would run the Wilds over the maps and I would try to make a 60 decks with 23 lands including the wilds as a land. You should try to make your deck more concise. Try to think what your deck want to do in each turn to win a game. Any drop 4 or higher should be oriented to recover on the board or close the game. Cards like Inner Struggle and Dance with Devils are probably not what you want to do because it lacks tempo and could be replaced by something cheaper. You kept alot of the utility spells and some non-optimal creatures, you can still play the list as is, but try to think after a game of what went bad and what went well. Usually you want to play more "4 of" to increase the chances your games are played the same way against the same match. While playing more you'll find the cards that does worth their slot in the 60 cards with your strategy and you should be able to reduce it naturally. However, try not to play more then 63 cards for start. make switch if you want to test more cards.
2 years ago
hmm, perhaps take out Satyr Hedonist(you are in green so you have plenty of better ramp IMO, Reckless Reveler (there are better artifact removal creatures and spells), Brute Force (your guys should be big enough without a 1 time use spell). Dance with Devils for 4 only grants you 2 guys, not that great. Same thing with Fated Intervention. Take out Stonefury, Titanic Growth, Titan's Strength for the same reason as brute force.
Your goal here should be two-fold (I think):#1 Pump out tons and tons of small token dudes. Use those tokens in either of 2 ways: Swarm and mass pump like with beastmaster's ascension. OR use those tokens to be devoured by your commander and swing with (hopefully) trampling hasting +25/25 for that 21 voltron commander damage (you need to devour at least 5 guys for 25/25). Perhaps take out other creatures that devour because you probably either want a ton of small dudes or your big commander instead of a few big-ish creatures. This will give you 2 main ways to win.
2 years ago
Red-Black Madness deck, he rocks in. I know how you feel, I love the flavor in him, and while he is costed for a RDW, his abilities just don't jive, making all us brewers sad. Just did a few playtests, and it feels way more cohesive. 2 Dance with Devils with Shared Animosity on board, then top decked an Impetuous Devils and it was nasty. 4 5/1's with death=ping and an 11/1 trample haste. I really wish there was room for some form of card draw in this cuz this deck sorely needs it once its smashed everything in.
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