Creature — Human SoldierBattalion Whenever Firefist Striker and at least two other creature attack, target creature can't block this turn.
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Firefist Striker Discussion
3 months ago
I'm piloting Eldrazi Ramp, Fred is running Humans.
Game one I win the roll. I keep a hand of 3 Forest, Arbor Elf, Elvish Archdruid, Green Sun's Zenith, and Spawnsire of Ulamog. Fred mulls a 5-lander and keeps Wolfbitten Captive Flip, 3 Cavern of Souls, Wooded Foothills, Lightning Bolt. I win the roll and go first, playing a forest and Arbor Elf and passing.Fred draws a Forest, plays Wooded Foothills and cracks it for a mountain (Humans:19) and casts Lightning Bolt on the Arbor Elf and passes.
I draw a forest, play one and pass. Fred draws Firefist Striker, plays a forest and casts the Striker.
I draw a forest and cast an Elvish Archdruid and pass, praying a Lightning Bolt doesn't show up (the Green Sun's Zenith in hand is giving me ideas...). Fred draws a mountain and casts Wolfbitten Captive Flip and swings for 2 with Firefist Striker. (Ramp:18)
Next turn I draw an Elvish Mystic, play a forest, tap out to cast Zenith for 3, fetching another Elvish Archdruid and then tapping the first to cast Elvish Mystic. Fred draws Stomping Ground, plays it tapped, and swings with both creatures. I choose not to block and Fred pumps Captive to 3/3. (Ramp:13)
Next turn I draw an Explore, play a forest and cast it only to top into another....you guessed it...motherfucking Green Sun's Zenith (am I really about to live this dream?). I cast it to pull yet another Archdruid and pass. Fred draws Gore-House Chainwalker, plays Cavern of Souls and casts the Walker, choosing not to unleash it.
Next turn...I couldn't make this up if I tried...I topdeck....another Green Sun's Zenith (after this game I'm a lot more ok with GSZ getting the hammer in modern lmao), cast it to find the last Archdruid, and cast Spawnsire of Ulamog, ready to untap and bring in the whole sideboard. Fred draws a Lightning Mauler and scoops.
Wow is all I could say about what happened.
I keep Darksteel Colossus, Forest, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Oracle of Mul Daya, and Chord of Calling. Fred keeps 2 Cavern of Souls, Experiment One, Lightning Mauler, Lightning Bolt, and Rancor. Fred opens with a Cavern into Exp. One. I draw a forest, play it and cast Elvish Mystic.
Fred draws Cavern #3, plays one, and casts Lightning Mauler, pairing it with and evolving Experiment One, and swings for 4 (Ramp:16). I draw another forest, play it and cast Llanowar Elves. Not having much else going for me, I swing with Elvish Mystic (Humans: 19).
Fred was blessed with an amazing topdeck in the form of Burning-Tree Emissary and, with a wicked grin on his face, plays Cavern #3 and casts the Shaman, using the mana to cast Lightning Bolt on Llanowar Elves and Rancor onto Experiment One, and swings for 6 (Ramp:10). I draw a forest, play the forest, cast Oracle of Mul Daya, showing a forest on top and playing it, then showing another forest on top :/.
Fred draws another Lightning Mauler and casts it, pairing it with Burning-Tree Emissary, and makes a near-lethal swing. Oracle of Mul Daya blocks one of the Lightning Maulers and I go down to 2. I topdeck the previously shown forest and scoop.
Game 3 saw no board changes. I keep a hand of 2 Forest, Cavern of Souls, 2 Elvish Archdruid, Explore, and It That Betrays. Fred keeps 2 Wooded Foothills, Lightning Bolt, Firefist Striker, Pillar of Flame, Stomping Ground, and Gore-House Chainwalker. I open with a forest and pass. Fred drops Wooded Foothills and pass.
Next turn I draw Big Daddy Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, play a forest and cast Explore, drawing an Elvish Mystic. I play my Cavern and then the Mystic and pass. At the end of my turn, Fred fetches a mountain (Humans: 19) and casts his Lightning Bolt on my Mystic. Fred draws another Gore-House Chainwalker. He plays a fetch and cracks it for a forest (Humans:18) and casts his first Gore-House, unleashing it, and passes.
My turn I draw an Arbor Elf and cast Elvish Archdruid and pass. Fred draws a Cavern of Souls, plays it, casts Pillar of Flame on my Archdruid and casts his 2nd Gore-House Chainwalker, also unleashed, and swings with the first one (Ramp:17).
Hoping for a miracle, I am disappointed by a topdeck of a Forest. I play it and cast my 2nd Archdruid and my Arbor Elf and pass. Fred draws Lightning Mauler, shocks himself for Stomping Ground, cast the Lightning Mauler, then casts and pairs it with Firefist Striker, going for a big swing and choosing Arbor Elf to be unable to block from his Battalion Trigger. I have no real hope but to hope for a miracle so I take the damage (Ramp:7).
On my turn I draw an Oracle of Mul Daya, cast it and see....Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre and proceed to scoop.
Though I lost this match, I was more than satisfied with the condition my one victory did come in. The style award definitely has to go to Asher18 here for this one, but the match goes to Kiora_Fan-01!!! Should have at least the whole first round knocked out tonight, and should be posted in full by tomorrow night!
4 months ago
finde Daring Skyjek ned so gued. abr ka, wennd immr battalion hesch, cha er scho recht haue. wur abr eher Firefist Striker
spiele. evtl sogar Crossway Vampire
odr Arena Athlete
finde Pillar of Flame chli z schwach. s isch zwar sichr gued. aber ned sichr wie gued. evtl eher paar sideboard und Ride Down ine neh?
Skullcrack wur i 4 im sideboard spiele. geg linegain wetsch ned spiele, das git viel zviel ziit. darum grad 4 ine neh wenn de gegner lifegain het. und statt Smelt und War Priest of Thune wur i uber Wear / Tear nahdenke
4 months ago
Lol Red Bridge Wins as a catchphrase! Can't wait to see a primer on red bridges in Standard...
More seriously now, your list appears to me as a Boss Sligh post rotation heir rather than a Red Deck Wins, as it is heavily based on heroic triggers and secondary synergies like tokens pumping the Denizen (and you only pack 17 mountains, its most distinctive feature imho). Not sure it will be as effective an archetype now without Madcap Skills , Legion Loyalist , or Firefist Striker and every blocker-neutering spell you pack being in your SB... As for me, I prefer an (efficient critters)+(burn spells) approach, with a less explosive start but more mid resiliency, (you have seen my deck Yet another Rabble Red fall 2014), and I also have built a boros aggro deck entirely focused on triggering heroic, The Expendables 2015.
Against fatties (green devo hydras, gruul dragons or hydras, temur whatever), I'd suggest 2-3x Act of Treason in the SB. With the speed of your deck, a turn 5 Act of Treason on their just-managed-to-cast-a-fatty-threat-via-mana-dorks-and-rampers could probably be lethal...
Let us know how the deck performs! Red Bridge wins!
5 months ago
6 months ago
Pics are done through HTML. Sadly, I'm in my class, do I can't do that right now.
I see potential in the black as a surprise deathtouch and the red functions similarly to Firefist Striker . Blue one is rather sucky being 0/6, though 1-for-hand is pretty good info.
6 months ago
I have had a lot of success running full goblin rabble red. No other creature types. I should have my version posted tomorrow, but I run Obelisk of Urd and Goblin Kaboomist . I like Frenzied Goblin over Firefist Striker as well.
6 months ago
I like your deck a lot. One card you may be interested in is the card Truefire Paladin , since he's a ridiculously versatile card, and good for finishing folks off when they least expect it (I mean, come on! He's only a 2/2!) Since you're focusing on weenie aggro, Legion Loyalist is a strong pick, and he would also raise your goblin count for Goblin Rabblemaster . I would drop Daring Skyjek personally, especially seeing that you already have Cavalry Pegasus . Also another card worth considering is Firefist Striker , as he often stops those annoying big guys who can stop your guys in their tracks from blocking.
6 months ago
So this is a lot Like RDW. So based on what I've done vrs RDW here are some changes I think you need.
Hope this helps!
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|Avg. draft pick||4.9|
|Avg. cube pick||12.64|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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