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|Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons||Uncommon|
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|Duels of the Planeswalkers||Uncommon|
|2010 Core Set||Uncommon|
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Dragon's Claw Discussion
2 hours ago
Personally if this was my deck i would drop the Heir of Falkenrath and replace it with something like Alesha, Who Smiles at Death also i would replace 2x Blood Crypt with the rakdos fast land from mirrodin. Also maybe drop a swamp for Rakdos's Return for some flavor. Sideboard for the meta at orions keep would be something like Smash to Smithereens , Dragon's Claw and fatal push
1 day ago
Piglord98 Guttersnipe is too expensive. burn ussually has 2-3 mana most games so spendig entire turn to cast something that dies to bols/Fatal Push/Path to Exile and other 1 mana removal is a huge tempo loss.
godzilla080 - nice to see another experiance burn player :) I can only argue that the Dragon's Claw is better than Kor Firewalker. Path to Exile and Skullcrack can kill the kor while you have to sideboard otherwise useless and red artifact removal to deal with the claw
2 days ago
Torpor Orb posibly 1 in side board
2 weeks ago
The best Advice I can give is since Goblin Guide has gone down in price now is the time to try to pick them up. Also Inspiring Vantage is a GREAT budget alternative to fetches along with the Clifftop Retreats you already have. Another card I've been playing around with is Bedlam Reveler as a 1 or 2 of. I'm thinking the correct number is 1 but if it resolves late game it gives you some reach in your more grindy matchups.
I'm also seeing alot of hate for Eidolon of the Great Revel here. It is possibly your BEST card. Ignore anyone who says otherwise. Burn is a race, plain and simple. You use Eidolon of the Great Revel for the same reason you use Flame Rift in legacy. While it is a symmetrical effect you come out on top because your doing WAAAY to much damage WAAAY to quickly. Then if they want to deal with your threats or counter your spells they have to take 2 damage to do it. Most of the time in modern you cast this on turn 3 after you've done 3 damage to them with a burn spell and 1 or 2 damage with a creature and they've already fetched for 1. They're down to 15 on turn 3, you cast another burn spell and they're down to 12 then Eidolon of the Great Revel hits the table.
If you want to do any tournaments or FNM you need a sideboard for 1 card alone... Leyline of Sanctity. In Boros Wear / Tear is your best/most versatile card to deal with that. Chalice of the Void on 1 sucks as well and Wear / Tear deals with that too. Other options for artifacts are Smash to Smithereens and Destructive Revelry if you add green but that's a whole other conversation. Some good cards for the mirror are Dragon's Claw on a budget and Kor Firewalker without a budget (because you need fetchlands to guarantee your able to cast him). Deflecting Palm is one of my favorite cards in the game altogether. The looks on peoples faces are great when it resolves against Infect their Wurmcoil Engine. Also i'd suggest some Path to Exile's for anything else.
Hope this helps and I'm always happy to see another person playing Modern (even if it is at kitchen tables ;p)
Just for some background I play Modern with a splash of Legacy Burn. The modern paper decks I own are Affinty, Burn, Soul Sisters, and Abzan. Soul Sister's is one of my favorite decks it just can't win most of the time :.(... With that being said the card I am most scared to see across the table whenever I play ANY of those decks is Eidolon of the Great Revel.
4 weeks ago
@ Kragmork Glad you appreciated my advice and suggestions! However, I do have a few more tiny suggestions to make. After the addition of Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker, the deck seems to be a little bit slower and has a tougher time establishing a board presence on turns 1 and 2. To solve this, I would suggest lowering you curve a little and adding a few different cards. These are mainly budget options, although they might increase you deck's overall cost to around 60$. Anyways, the first suggestion I am going to make is to cut Purphoros, God of the Forge and replace him with Koth of the Hammer. While Purphoros is definitely a great card, once you get him out and reach enough devotion to turn him into a creature, I feel like you have usually won the game and you would much rather be playing another Flamewake Phoenix and Lightning Bolt or a Fanatic of Mogis to deal the last few points of damage. If you still want to have the option of playing Purphoros, you could always move 1-2 copies of him to your sideboard! Koth of the Hammer on the other hand is a staple of mono-red midrange decks and immediately threatens your opponent with a 4/4 elemental as soon as he comes down. His -2 can be a devastating ramp effect late game and his ultimate is amazing for ending stalled games! The next suggestion I would make is to cut 2 Molten Rains and both of your Fanatic of Mogis in exchange for 2 Kiln Fiends and 2 Rift Bolts. Kiln Fiend is a great creature that can trigger ferocious after one instant or sorcery, and Rift Bolt is a great spell that is second only to the original Lightning Bolt (imo). Two more cards that warrant some consideration are Browbeat and Firedrinker Satyr. I don't know what you would cut, but they both seem like they may be good in this deck. You seem to have very little 1-drops, so Firedrinker Satyr would fix this problem and provide you with an efficient 2/1 beater that is ready to attack on turn 2! Browbeat on the other hand is a great form of red card draw that forces your opponent to choose between a rock and a hard place. While the downside is that it does give your opponents a choice, both options are almost always good and it might be worthwhile to see how it compares to Tormenting Voice! Your sideboard is also looking pretty good as well! The only thing I would suggest is cutting 2 Peak Eruptions and a single Dragon's Claw for 1 Stigma Lasher and 2 Flames of the Blood Hands against life game matchups. Other options include more Molten Rains or Sowing Salt for tron, Tormod's Crypt/Relic of Progenitus for reanimator/dredge and Exquisite Firecraft or Vexing Shusher for counter-heavy control matches! Good luck!
1 month ago
You have to ask yourself, what matches are cards like Thought Scour going to improve??? None? Okay, it's not worth the SB space. The SB should not be deck extensions but cards that improve your match ups against things your weak against. In your case Control of both flavors. I'd also imagine your Burn match is pretty tough.
So for decks like BG/x I would recommend Suppression Field, Bile Blight/Marrow Shards, and stronger grave hate like Leyline of the Void or Rest in Peace. Leyline of Sanctity and Pithing Needle are also valid choices.
As far as traditional control goes, you're really in a bad position. The best SB cards against it are in green (Choke, Thrun, the Last Troll) and the manland game plan isn't particularly viable for you either. Lastly your threat density isn't enough to not have to worry about counters. Hopefully someone else can offer up a viable option for you.
Burn is an easy fix. Dragon's Claw.
A few other cards I would suggest to consider are Anguished Unmaking as a 1 of, Illness in the Ranks, more copies of Stony Silence, and possibly Hurkyl's Recall (can be great vs Affinity but also Infect).
1 month ago
First thing I would ask is are you killing with Guttersnipe because you're playing your whole library? Because I've had the problem before mistaking that he triggers off of copied spells (he actually doesn't).
What about life gain effects? I realize Dragon's Claw suffers for the same reason as the goblin above, but it can explode in power for the same reason too.