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Creature — Elemental Shaman
When Flamekin Harbinger enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an Elemental card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.
Flamekin Harbinger Discussion
5 hours ago
I feel like you have waay too many high-cmc cards and very little ramp. If you’re wanting this to work well, you’ll need to be able to reliably ramp to be able to cast your highest-costing card (Ragey Omnath) on turn 4. Ditch a large potion of your high-costing cards and replace them with ramp creatures - so that at least you’ll be able to cast something.
Based on the amount of high-costing cards you have, I don’t think Collected Company is worth it.
1 week ago
post a link to the deck instead of just listing all the cards. easier to read that way. you should definitely add red to the deck, and use more efficient creatures. most of your creatures cost too much mana for how little they do. red gives access to things like Flamekin Harbinger , Smokebraider , and Creeping Trailblazer
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Flamekin Harbinger was definitely an oversight. As for the planeswalkers, they're both 3 mana value engines that demand an answer. Lily is removal on so many things as well, things that hurt this deck grievously like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , because first strike is sad times.
3 weeks ago
While I do like the idea of the deck, especially Collective Brutality , there are a few ways I could see improving this deck. Firstly, I'm not the biggest fan of both of those planeswalkers. Decks like this strive on early game damage and when both of the planeswalkers serve a fairly good role, being recursion, they could possibly be switched out with something different. Something along the lines of one or two Flamekin Harbinger s could set you up for a turn two faithless or cathartic when you may or may not have any elementals in your starting hand. Another possible addition could be something like Kolaghan's Command for it's swiss army like ablity, and mainboard answers for things like Ensnaring Bridge aswell as serving a purpose of card recursion. Finally, I don't know if I'm missing something but you forgot white mana for that spark elemental.
3 weeks ago
Overall, I really like the deck. It's a solid concept that has some great synergies. There are, however, a few changes I would make. First, you probably want to add some Thoughtseize . Sieze can take more than Inquisition, especially things like Cryptic Command or Jace, the Mind Sculptor , and this change makes your disruption stronger. Not sure how many is correct though. Ball Lightning and Spark Elemental are both cute, but I'm not sure how much work they really do here. Some number of Ball Lightning could be good to pressure your opponent, but I don't think the Spark Elemental s are worth it. I would replace them with Fulminator Mage s. Fulminator seems so good to run in the main here. It works great with both Unearth and Thunderkin Awakener , giving this deck a land disruption dimension that also improves game one against tron. Then, I would add Kolaghan's Command . KCommand gives us another way to rebuy our elementals and also serves a variety of other roles at the same time. It's perfect here. I would also remove the Dragonskull Summit s and throw in one or two more fetchlands that can get swamps (this also pairs well with Fatal Push ), as well as more basic swamps (cut a mountain if you need to). This is where the sideboard comes in. With the Fulminators removed, You have a bit more space. Add a fourth Leyline of the Void to maximize your chances of starting with one. Some of the Claim / Fame s, if not all, should go too, as they can't get a Ball, Skelemental, or Fulminator back- basically all your best reanimation targets. Then, add in 3-4 Blood Moon , depending on the meta. Your two-color manabase, with the basic swamps, gives you yet another way of disrupting your opponent's mana. I also think that this means you can take the Damping Sphere s out, as your tron match-up is looking excellent with the blood moons and Fulminators. Add in a pair of Surgical Extraction if you can for even more graveyard hate. The Anger of the Gods is not a great interaction with your recursion, so I would swap them with Sweltering Suns , which doesn't exile and also can be cycled, and perhaps a Terminate or two to deal with larger threats. The other thing I worry about with this deck is that there aren't enough good ways to discard elementals to be brought back. Faithless Looting is excellent, of course, but swapping two of the Lightning Bolt s for Lightning Axe gives you another route to discard as well as a way to deal with larger threats mainboard. Put this all together and I think you have a very strong deck, with the ability to dish out large amounts of damage quickly, as well as use your hand-attack, KCommand, Skelemental, Fulminator (recurring every turn to blow up lands), and Moon to lock your opponent out of the game completely. Flamekin Harbinger serves as the glue to this disruptive machine. One interesting card I found as I was looking for other options was Bloodpyre Elemental . You can't hardcast it, so you'll have to get it back with Awakener, but it can be tutored for with Harbinger. One copy in the sideboard seems interesting.
Anyway, those are just my thoughts. The deck seems sweet and potentially very powerful, and I'm excited to see what it can do.
3 weeks ago
I hope at least some of this is helpful!
First of all, 1x Bojuka Bog can be a mainboard land that fulfills the same utility as Tormod's Crypt. An additional 1x Scavenger Grounds can supplement the Bog and add flexibility. If you're planning on shelling out crazy cash for shocks and fetches, you might as well add 1x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , too.
I second UndeadxPenguins in moving the Leylines to the sideboard. I might go even farther and say that Leyline of the Void might not be worth it. Generally speaking, I prefer spells that apply to all opponents - IE - I'm excluded from the effects.
Multiplayer burn is basically impossible. I totally understand wanting to make a Rakdos burn deck instead of a Boros one. I, too, feel a seemingly innate desire to break convention. Additionally, I've had the fortune of pulling a full set of Dragonskull Summit s from booster packs, so I've trying to build a multiplayer Rakdos deck. That said, neither red nor black are colors I use regularly or primarily and I'm sorry to report my efforts have yet to yield any results I'm particularly pleased with. For reference, my most recent attempts are: Tainted Aria and Forgotten Elements. One take-away from those decks Aria of Flame and Priest of Forgotten Gods - each says "...any number of target players..." or "each opponent" - there aren't hoards of cards that have language like that, so any spells that strike your fancy that have language like that are going to be good. All that said, I doubt you'll ever be able to deal damage fast enough to more than one opponent with any consistency. That doesn't mean you can't make a darn mean deck, but that perhaps it would be better to forego the goal of speed in favor of broader, repeatable effects.
I think one way around the obvious limit of trying to deal out 40 or even 60 damage with a burn deck in a multiplayer format is to include more passive threats - dropping some instants in favor of creatures and enchantments - I'm thinking spells like Eidolon of the Great Revel , Harsh Mentor , and Manabarbs . While, like spells that say "all opponents," there aren't a ton of these sort of spells out there, there are some good ones.
Since you're running so few creatures, perhaps it would also be worth considering board wipes as a means of dealing with multiplayer threats. Blasphemous Act comes to mind, as well as the eternally popular Damnation .
Angrath, the Flame-Chained seems like a possible fit, though I question the CMC viability.
I suggest you add "Multiplayer" to this decks hubs.
I don't put any stock in TappedOut's "Competitive Meter." I showed with my deck, 100% Competitive, 100% Loser that the Meter does not take into account the interaction between cards. So if you make changes and the Meter says it's less competitive, I wouldn't worry at all.
Sideboard: Everlasting Torment , Dismember - deals with indestructibles, Extirpate / Surgical Extraction , Geth's Verdict - deals with Hexproofs and Shrouds, Pithing Needle , Ratchet Bomb , Elixir of Immortality .
3 weeks ago
Hey to you too! Deck has changed quite a bit actually, haha. These recent changes were crucial... Strategies I developed when brewing prototype Krenko and Kiki-Jiki lists that made there way here. I'll start with Brain in a Jar , it (currently) has 36 targets and helps us cheat out spells at instant speed for 1 Generic. It flows perfectly with our curve and helps us if we're red deficient to cast the multitude of R and RR spells featured here. It also makes our Rituals that much better. Goblin Welder messes with our opponents and during the multiple Attacks and (more importantly) Untaps, we can use him to ramp through our Graveyard (with various pitched Rocks), allowing us to continue Wheeling and Attacking with added Mana, carrying over leftovers from Neheb. Furthermore, it can recur and replay Memory Jar and if you have ever played Mem Jar twice in one turn... It's a feeling like nothing else. Same story for Goblin Engineer , Ramp and Entomb for: Obsidian Battle-Axe , Mask of Memory & Swiftfoot Boots . You may have missed these, but I will also encourage you add: Flamekin Harbinger and Sarkhan's Triumph . One will tutor for Grinning Ignus or Generator Servant to help us Ramp early-to-mid game, should Neheb be foiled or need a boost; while Triumph is an instant speed, Tutor for Runehorn Hellkite (and sometime's Knollspine Dragon ): grab the Dragon on the turn before you Attack, ditch the Dragon on the Attack and have a Wheel in your Graveyard. Hope this bit of intel helps. This are what I would consider must includes now... Also, expect an update to the primer here soon to further explain the Cards chosen. I may even provide a video update to discuss this list. Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion is a Deck to look out for.
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