As an additional cost to play Fire Covenant, pay X life.
Fire Covenant deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures.
Printings View all
|Masters Edition (MED)||Common|
|Ice Age (ICE)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Fire Covenant occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Fire Covenant Discussion
1 week ago
Sorry it's been a minute but finally getting around to physically upgrading this deck.
I appreciate all of your imput and please don't think it's gone unnoted Here is the list I currently have for replacements
X - Finale of Promise - Idk what to sub...
X - Past in Flames
I know you've spent a lot of time in your previous suggestions, and I really appreciate the effort man Honestly. Would you mind taking a look at what I've come up with and see if there's any room for the X's?
About to put an order in for an upgrade on this. Kessy is going to be my first cEDH deck I wanna upgrade.
1 week ago
Raknulfr : Thanks! I'm very proud of this deck so I appreciate the kind words!~ In my testing it's super janky and a blast xD. On the note of budget: - Don't worry about sideboard. (idk if the price on the side includes maybeboard?) - Archangel Avacyn Flip is absolutely not necessary for the deck, nor are the Clifftop Retreats. Those lands just make it a little more reliable. Switch them with basics. - I would keep the Swamps in and keep Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord, but switch out the Fire Covenants for more damage reflection creatures or even Browbeats maybe.
A quick way to make the deck significantly cheaper, by like $35-40. Of course, follow whatever it is you decide to do ;D I'm glad you like the deck, Good luck!
3 weeks ago
Wow, thank you for the well thought out response NV_1980! I really appreciate the input! I hadn't thought of Retribution of the Meek, that seems great in this deck as it gets rid of most really scary stuff and for the most part leaves my board alone. Admittedly it doesn't do much against token decks but I think that might be a good option for me especially as it is so low on my mana curve. It also got me thinking about maybe considering Fire Covenant or Phyrexian Purge. both cost me some life but can deal with a lot of threats and hopefully give me the turn I need to win. I do also really like Supreme Verdict as it can't be countered and doesn't stop me from regenerate my team, but again I'm just a little nervous about the double white in the cost. However, that's probably silly with the amount of fixing I run. I'm thinking retribution and one other card might make it into the deck but now I need to try and figure out what to cut (which is always the hardest part haha). Thanks again for the thoughts!
1 month ago
Wassup LordWaterbird, +1!
Something that has always helped me is adding custom tags to count draw and ramp, like so:
1x Yawgmoth, Thran Physician #Draw #Sacrifice #Removal
If you really want to cap Marchesa's power level at 7/8 I think you'd have to gut many of the fun cards and play a really consistent, conservative midrange style with lots of interaction or MLD to really be an 8.
That'd be pretty spikey, but here are a few alternative (6-7/10) ideas:
Lean into aggro/midrange... BBB, BB, UU, etc, are really going to slow you down. I would only run cards with those costs that can compare to Necropotence , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , etc. Eg. Grave Pact is good, but Plaguecrafter does more (...also Merciless Executioner / Fleshbag Marauder ). If you're trying to wipe the board, I'd go for Massacre Girl / Profaner of the Dead , etc.
Fire Covenant ... awesome card. Dethrone is tricky and so you need to be able to consistently manipulate life.
Flayer of the Hatebound ... this card is MVP in Marchesa. Add this.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Yo sam171z, so I took a quick take on your decklist. In the general sense, how competitive/tuned do you want your list to go to?
Like in all deck building, what theme do you want to go for and how much of a budget are you willing to spend to get the results? For Grixis decks they rely essentially on a lot of rocks to get you to accelerate faster.
Here are some cards that I use that are staples in competitive deck building in Grixis colors. Feel free to ask for more specifics on how ya wanna deck build, huge advocate on helping people tune their list to their own sense of style on what you want to do.
- Mystic Remora
- Dockside Extortionist
- Lim-Dul's Vault
- Chaos Warp
- Fire Covenant
- Shadow of Doubt
Some cards that are tribal-esque:
- Arcane Adaptation
- Coat of Arms
- Herald's Horn
- Kindred Discovery
- Cover of Darkness
- Metallic Mimic
In regards to your question on how I would build the deck, hmm I would probably go more towards a control/steal theme with maybe a small bit of reanimator package. There is quite a bit of things you can do, there are some combos you can run that would mesh well with the pirate theme. Like both Dockside Extortionist and Cloudstone Curio can net you infinite mana (provided your opponents have enough artifacts/enchantments to negate the cost of recasting) or you can do some synergies with Glint-Horn Buccaneer and Curiosity combo which can be fun. But that's how I would build it, feel free to ask if ya have any more questions~
1 month ago
Ironically, this list probably does work better in a cEDH meta than a casual meta but only if opponents kept sub optimal hands. You can live past a few counter spells but the amount of board wipes in the average casual meta would probably really hurt.
I've found that the best strategy for running Rakdos in a casual meta is to sand bag really hard then explode after the first or 2nd board wipe. Adding board wipe recovery may help you. Perhaps consider Living Death or Garna, the Bloodflame for wipe recovery.
Active Volcano seems bad but may help stop a counter spell or pop a fish.
Also Flame Rift is huge value for the mander.
Fire Covenant is straight gas.
Anyway, I know this list is dated, I just wanted to give my 2 cent and give you some kudos for the effort you have put into this list, it looks fun.