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Hooded Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
When Hooded Hydra dies, put a 1/1 green Snake creature token onto the battlefield for each +1/+1 counter on it.
As Hooded Hydra is turned face up, put five +1/+1 counters on it.
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Flame Rift Discussion
5 days ago
Flame Rift? you're definitely able to outrace them so it's worth the trade-off IMO
1 month ago
@ThaneGarrus Including Neheb himself, there's only 9 creatures in my deck. Things that affect multiple creatures aren't as great as you think for me. The only creature that really matters is Neheb, and turning him into a 6/7 causes him to generate a lot more mana and he becomes a tad tougher to kill through blocking. If I had to make a swap, I'd probably run Lightning Greaves before Fervor for the added protection. As for Heartless Hidetsugu, I don't think he's actually that great of a card. I run him more because he's a lot of fun and causes a lot of havoc. I also yearn to live the 1-shot dream with a damage-doubler in play, but he's never lived that long :(
@Skydra2 I actually don't think there's enough instant/sorcery cards to benefit Past in Flames. I've tested it out in the past and at least half of the time, you draw into Past in Flames without enough graveyard fuel. It ends up being a dead card much too often. The Looting effects are mainly to loot past excess lands when I'm going off; not to discard spells to be recurred later. I'm looting to dig for gas, not for any additional graveyard value.
@Driemer84 Mox Amber is a relatively new inclusion. I find myself wanting slightly more mana after playing Neheb and I'm testing to see is Amber can help me with that. The goal of the deck is to cast Neheb ASAP, so Amber would be online most of the time in theory. I wanted a permanent source of mana for the mid-game rather than something temporary like Desperate Ritual. I don't have a Mox Diamond because I can't afford one haha. If Amber doesn't work out, I'll probably swap it with my budget $4 Lotus Petal.
Personally, I really like AoE Burn spells that can deal with small utility creatures. I used to run dudes like Guttersnipe, but things like Earthquake, Rolling Earthquake, Slagstorm, Pyrohemia, Flamebreak, Fiery Confluence, and Chandra's Ignition always kill everything smaller than Neheb. I found that my utility pingers kept dying to my own firestorms and weren't generating all that much value. I'm sure your Firebrand Archer and Magus of the Moon would be more beneficial if you ran other things like Sizzle and Fanatic of Mogis instead. Nothing like shutting off your own Blood Moon lock by killing it yourself. Aside from Neheb and Artifacts, I don't generally have a lot of permanents for Fanatic to benefit from. If your build focused on more utility pingers and creatures/enchantments, he'd probably be more useful. However, for a 4-mana burn spell, you'd want him to be on the level of Fiery Confluence with the amount of mana he generates.
If you want to view a build that is more utility-based, Cobblepott's Artifact Storm is a better representation of what that might look like without the Earthquakes. Firebrand Archer gets much stronger the more cheap Artifacts you run.
Combustible Gearhulk was fine, alongside Chandra Torch. You can't really abuse Gearhulk's flip like a Daretti, Scrap Savant deck could, even if you run Past in Flames. It's generally not smart to give the Mono-Red player cards, so don't expect people to give you that often. Gearhulk didn't feel consistent enough for me. Chandra Torch only generates 6 mana whereas Flamebreak generates 9 mana for 1 less CMC. I tried her for a long while, only removing her today in fact, and I personally didn't feel like she ever did enough. She's another card in the fine category where it's personal preference, but I wasn't that impressed, unlike the All-Star Koth of the Hammer.
Neheb generates strictly Red Mana and can't pay for the <><> in new-Kozilek's CMC. I find that drawing 4 cards with a remaining Annihilator 4 body in play on old-Kozi has worked well enough.
More experienced players tend to let your burn spells resolve, holding their mana to counter your huge Comet Storm instead. I've never had a player attempt to counter a Flame Rift. If they did, it's because that alone was going to kill them. I've got plenty of more burn spells where that one came from.
5 months ago
I like it, the only thing I would change are probably Thermo alchemist and rats. You have too many creatures to make alchemist work. And rats is too mana intensive with the double black. I would add the fourth Choice, bump, night whispers and Rift Bolt. Consider 2 Flame Rift to round it out.
Additionally 1 Thorn of the black rose is not really something you are looking for to do. Maybe a third Angler can do it instead. If so, add more Terramorphic Expanse style lands to increase the delve count.
7 months ago
The reason i'm not running Thermo-Alchemist (and Firebrand Archer to a lesser degree) is that i'm trading the pinging for speed. Tapping out for 2 mana to run a creature that might not do damage at all is a risk, Keldon Marauders Guarantees at least 2 damage, making it more fitting for the deck.
7 months ago
Angelic Accord Can make you an army of flyers that avoid most of red x wipes.
Balefire Liege Mini Firesong & Sunspeaker
Take what you want. I am making a Firesong Sunspeaker deck too Burn Alive if you want more ideas.
8 months ago
multimedia no worries! Thank you so so much for the help!
I checked out your elf deck, awesome coding! And is that Quenya from Lord of the Rings I see? Respect!
I was wondering if you'd be okay if I posted your comments and my following response on my deck page; I like to have everything in one place and the comments don't delete there as they do on the wall. let me know!
Now, to respond to all the suggestions! Again thank you for the advice!
First off I'd like to mention that I'm not a huge fan of most X-spells, and I wanted to stray away from them somewhat because I know that's what many people are going to to with F&S. I understand the value of X-spells with F&S is huge here, but they kinda need a ton of mana pumped into them, and I don't think Boros can consistently do that. In situations where I can't get Neheb, the Eternal to stick they become less effective, even if X = 10 and I gain 100+ life, it doesn't seem worth it to me because now I've just pissed off the other 3-5 players and will probably be crippled by the clapback. Second, I'm trying to focus on Sunforger and my combos a lot more, as I think that is what will make my deck stand out when all is said and done. So Combo/sunforger first, value/x-spells second. I don't want to strip stuff away from my Sunforger for more X-spells because I feel like I'll want Sunforger goodness more. So there's some thoughts that will hopefully explain my choices and why I will or won't take some of your suggestion :)
- Doubling Cube: I think you over value this somewhat. To make it produce 4 or more mana(making it better than just any mana rock), I already need 10 mana out. So that's a while before I feel it really benifits me. I'll test it though!
Earthquake, Rolling Earthquake: I think I covered these well enough. Again I want to emphasize that I just don't want them personally, and I know that X-spells are a great way to go with this commander. Will definitely keep them in the back of my head :)
Breath of Darigaaz, Hour of Devastation, Price of Progress, Acidic Soil: these are all great damage options, and I'll be testing them out along with all the ones I got in there now, like Flame Rift, Flamebreak, Fiery Confluence, etc. Time will tell which ones are the best.
Gamble: I'm gonna be straight up with you, I hate Gamble. I've used it and It's awful.
- Faithless Looting, Tormenting Voice, Wild Guess: All good draw options. I'll consider!
- Survival Cache: I really like this one, but the fact that it can't be Sunforged was holding it back over options like Ritual of Rejuvenation and Reviving Dose. Yeah I see the rebound but that's just my philosophy getting in the way of good cards lol.
Winds of Change: I don't consider this card draw, but rather card selection. I find wheels usually help my opponents more anyway.
Mark of Asylum: Yeah this is a good one that I should find room for.
- Furnace of Rath: Out due to aggro meta :(
Hopefully all that makes some sense.
Again I definitely see the reasoning for all of the suggestions. Just not the direction I want to go :)
- Expedition Map needed to grab Inventors' Fair and Mistveil Plains.
- Book of Rass mid/late game draw that's a good mana sink more Neheb and a huge lifegain payoff. Also part of my beloved janky combo :)
- Basilisk Collar figured I'd be nice to snipe some big creatures, but I suppose if I'm dealing enough damage in the first place that's not needed. Probable cut.
- Swiftfoot Boots I kinda need the protection. there won't be many creatures out wth me wiping the coard so much so my creatures will be big targets.
- Strionic Resonator Can probably be cut, your right.
Painter's Servant I want my janky value! :D
- Thalia's Lancers gets Neheb or Gisela
- Stonehewer Giant gets sunforger, can also be a sweet combat trick with enough mana; two to find sunforger and two more to use sunforger to cast a life saving spell. Still, he costs a lot so maybe he'll be cut.
- Brass Squire probably cut, but is really good with sunforger.
- Imperial Recruiter gets Treasonous Ogre, Weathered Wayfarer and Painter's Servant
- Weathered Wayfarer gets Inventors' Fair and Mistveil Plains. not sure if you've ever played Boros but this kind of stuff is necessary, trust me.
- Fire Servant probable cut. I agree.
Generator Servant But he's so goooood. Turn 4 hasty F&S. Total pet card.
Teferi's Protection - essential part of my sunforger package. Way too good to now use.
- Tithe - can get Mistveil Plains and helps me hit those land drops. This is usually the first Sunforger target just to get the M-Plains.
- Open the Armory gets sunforger. I need all the consistency I can get.
Again thank you so so so much for the advice! Let me know if I can post it on the deck.
I don't want you to think I don't appreciate all the help and suggestions, I really do! It's just that this time around I have a different vision for my deck that a lot of these can't fit into. Thanks again friend!
9 months ago
adds Slagstorm, Flame Rift, Tormenting Voice, Wild Guess, Chaos Warp, Strionic Resonator, Thermo-Alchemist, Faultline, Staff of Nin, Worn Powerstone, Commander's Sphere, Sensei's Divining Top, Rogue's Passage, Ramunap Ruins,
potential adds Recoup, Fork, Chandra, Flamecaller, Runehorn Hellkite, Knollspine Dragon, Past in Flames, Molten Psyche, Cryptolith Fragment Flip, Fanatic of Mogis, Charmbreaker Devils, Firebrand Archer, Wild Ricochet, Sizzle, Flamebreak, Breath of Darigaaz, By Force, Ruination, Darksteel Plate, Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of War and Peace, Sword of Feast and Famine, Magebane Armor, Blood Moon,
cuts Mizzium Mortars, Rolling Earthquake, Solemn Simulacrum, Burnished Hart, Extraplanar Lens, Outpost Siege, Sulfuric Vortex, Magma Jet, Ravaging Blaze, Skullcrack, Starstorm, Thunderous Wrath, Scrying Sheets, Terrain Generator, and a Mountain, switch to basics.