Firebrand Archer

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common

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Firebrand Archer

Creature — Human Archer

Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, Firebrand Archer deals 1 damage to each opponent.

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Firebrand Archer Discussion

lagotripha on $30 for 30 minutes - Mono Red Devotion

3 days ago

This is a surprisingly decent list- but the big thing for budget lists at FNM- SIDEBOARD.

You don't have to grab staple sideboard tools- the more budget your list, the more powerful a transformative sideboard becomes. Changing from red devotion where you want Leyline of Sanctity asap to a Raid Bombardment/Mogg War Marshal tokens list is very powerful, and the flexibility of just saying 'oh, I'll run these 15 cards instead of (all my spells, all my creatures, half of each) is strong.

It also lets you plan out sideboard tools so that some can sit mainboard- Ash Zealot and Harsh Mentor provide seven slots mainboard that can be smoothly swapped for more spells, more creatures, different hate depending on what you need, and planning that out can have immense benifits.

There are lots of options- and finding cards that can flex into a second list with 15 swaps is suprisingly a lot simpler than it seems- just look for cards that are hit hard by spells your opponent will sideboard out so you can swap them in. eg; they ditch their high CMC answers/enchantment removal for more road blocks while you swap to a Goblin Assault/Curse of Stalked Prey list.

Cards to look at - Satyr Hoplite Firebrand Archer, Five-Alarm Fire, Foundry Street Denizen, Fractured Loyalty, Markov Blademaster etc.

Good luck, and happy brewing.

Zarathoustra on Guttersnipe's Burning Rage

1 week ago

Funny you talk about this Thermo-Alchemist dude, I just can't decide between him and Firebrand Archer since I've heard of him. The big difference is the archer can shoot as soon as she gets on board if you have the extra mana, and also attack if the field is clear. Plus, it will be triggered by Shrine of Burning Rage when it's cast. So I tend to think she's the best choice for that particular deck.

Now, this is a deck based on how many cheap instant/sorcery you can cast in a short period of time. I'll definitly add Magma Jet to the main, but I need to get rid of a creature for that...

Would you keep the 20 lands ? It could be the solution.

I also heard about Quest for Pure Flame... This looks insane.

lagotripha on Guttersnipe's Burning Rage

1 week ago

Cool, I've had a couple of brews kicking around with this kind of plan, but Firebrand Archer didn't exist then. I'll have to look at it again. A hasty Thermo-Alchemist can't hurt.

Magma jet and similar cardraw have one big advantage- you get to choose what you have in your hand. Some cards aren't great when your opponent is messing with you, and ditching functionally blank cards for what you need helps a lot, no matter what they are.

Zarathoustra on Pew! PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew!

1 week ago

Firebrand Archer would be nice, Kiln Fiend too. Good for you if you have Scalding Tarn, but your deck would be way cheaper without it, and it doesn't make a big difference, does it ?

I would remove two lands, but maybe you keep them for Mindswipe.

Trizzo2 on Painful Way to Go

2 weeks ago

I would run Thermo-Alchemist over Firebrand Archer for several reasons. It has a solid body to block with, you can use it's ability every turn regardless of wether or not you cast an instant/sorcery, and there are very few situations where you would attack with the archer anyway, so the defender doesn't affect you much. Sure, it won't trigger on enchantments, but you are running very few anyways. My point: run Thermo-Alchemist.

Zarathoustra on Cheap Burn Deck

2 weeks ago

Nice one, my modern red burn deck Guttersnipe's Insulting Combo is also using Firebrand Archer, maybe you should give it a try. In my opinion Shrine of Burning Rage has to come in full set, and Rift Bolt too.

Finally, Sunscorched Desert and Ramunap Ruins are cheap cards and would fit nicely there. +1

Zarathoustra on Guttersnipe burn

2 weeks ago

I play a mono red burn with a similar goal, I mean using Guttersnipe. I used the wizards at first to keep the deck in standard, but it's now in modern (Guttersnipe's Insulting Combo). If it wasn't about to rotate very soon, I would recommand Firebrand Archer, a perfect match with Guttersnipe.

You can use Wizard's Retort instead of Negate in your sideboard, you can counter any spell with it for the same cost (given you keep the wizard's).

nuggnugg on Historical Inaccuracies w/ Captain Jhoira

3 weeks ago

ATOMIC1258 That is actually a really good card that I should put in the deck. But I do not think it should replace Reckless Fireweaver. Fireweaver has ~40 cards that will interact with it to Firebrand who has slightly more with ~45. Now the problem with Firebrand Archer is that I do not get the damage if I keep casting creatures over and over using blink effects or other things. I think it would be a good addition to Fireweaver but not a replacement. It is a slightly better card on paper though.

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