Flamewake Phoenix

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Rare

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Flamewake Phoenix

Creature — Phoenix

Flying, haste

Flamewake Phoenix attacks each turn if able.

Ferocious — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control a creature with power 4 or greater, you may pay . If you do, return Flamewake Phoenix from your graveyard to the battlefield.

Flamewake Phoenix Discussion

Darth_Savage on Noob Saibot

1 month ago

This looks loads of fun, but you might be playing it at the wrong time. It's almost guaranteed that your opponent has graveyard hate, given decks which use; Stinkweed Imp , Bloodghast , Living End , Vengevine , Hooting Mandrills , Arclight Phoenix , Flamewake Phoenix , Bedlam Reveler , Striped Riverwinder and more all exist.

Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void are the big hate cards, but Nihil Spellbomb , Relic of Progenitus , Tormod's Crypt or Ravenous Trap are all options people use too. Basically the graveyard is being hated on...

You might be better playing like the spirits aggro list with; Supreme Phantom Selfless Spirit and Spell Queller and switch to the Mortal Combat / Iname, Death Aspect plan from the sideboard, if you did that I'd also stick Nether Traitor in for either, free hits or removal bait. On its own Nether Traitor won't warrant the grave hate so hopefully your opponent sides it out. Hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

Darth_Savage on Flameblade Oblivion

1 month ago

I'd suggest Magus of the Bazaar over Jace's Archivist, it's unusual to see this sort of deck without some form of recurring creature, you could use Flamewake Phoenix or Haunted Dead, which also doubles as a discard outlet. Another possibility is cards like Reforge the Soul and Wheel of Fate which force both players to discard and draw, though this isn't without risks since a lot of modern decks leverage the graveyard.

Hope this is of some help, have fun brewing your deck.

TypicalTimmy on More Firebirds?

1 month ago

Another possible one is Flamewake Phoenix.

Are you going for a typical heavy burn deck? Perhaps using Grapeshot?

Because you could run bois like Kiln Fiend who will grow so quickly that you can return Flamewake Phoenix almost constantly.

Chasmolinker on [[Primer]] - Jund Midrange

2 months ago

Thanks for the comment Spazik008
I was toying with Nullhide Ferox or even Carnage Tyrant but that just was a bit much. Thrun, the Last Troll is there for U/W Control match-ups. They typically have enough mana to pay and path Nullhide Ferox or just outright counter it. Plus the "I can't play 2/3 of my deck" doesn't seem good enough. I see where it could be good against discard decks but I think I'd prefer Obstinate Baloth there for the life gain. Nullhide Ferox just dies the turn after it comes in. I think it would be OK against Hollow One because they have very limited removal for it. They could also just chump it with Flamewake Phoenix though. That's what made me consider Carnage Tyrant but that doesn't have the discard-proof portion of Nullhide Ferox. It's an awkward slot because Thrun, the Last Troll doesn't do anything against Hollow one or discard (outside of regenerate at least).

As for Nihil Spellbomb v Grafdigger's Cage; I think it does better against dredge/KCI because it gets rid of the cards they can return to hand which Grafdigger's Cage doesn't. Grafdigger's Cage is best against Kitchen Finks and Vizier of Remedies decks, which aren't really a part of the meta right now. I guess it's good against Bant Spirits decks but I'll take my chances with Thoughtseize.

vomitpile on

2 months ago

Higin317 if Bedlam Reveler had 4 power upfront I would agree, but I feel like consistently playing out cantrips and a discard spells or 2 makes getting the phoenix(s) back a lot more reasonable, they can also block which helps when you're already burning your life total down so quickly to fuel shadows. Flamewake Phoenix plays better with free Hollow Ones or a Gurmag Angler, which is more purely aggressive than the disruptive elements this deck is using to then close the game with a few big swings. Thanks for the suggestion!

Higin317 on

2 months ago

I like the Deck as a whole. But I personally think that Flamewake Phoenix would be easier to utilize than the Arclight Phoenix.

APPLE01DOJ on Ancestral Charm

4 months ago

So 1-2x Scrying Sheets and replace the rest with Snow-Covered Mountains for some slight draw power. Should you choose, it also gives access to Skred

Hollow One and Flamewake Phoenix

Maybe a Temur Battle Rage or Fling to close out games.

I would cut Risk Factor since it can cause you to brick mid chain. I would also consider dropping Manamorphose even though it cantrips, it's not offering anything beyond an additional Steam Kin trigger.

If you need more space I would start to take away from Fiery Temper.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Bacon LAZERS!!

4 months ago

I wanna say Surgical Extraction is the graveyard hate you want in the sideboard, but I'm not sure. Rest in Peace clearly isn't playable for you, even though it's the best. Leyline of the Void is good when it's in the opening hand but unplayable otherwise. And with 3 copies, it'll be in your opening 7 31.5% of the time. It's probably not worth mulliganing for. You have enough other interaction that Surgical Extraction is a good edge in the matchups when you can pick off Bloodghast or Flamewake Phoenix from Hollow One or Krark-Clan Ironworks from KCI. The other good option is Nihil Spellbomb. It's great vs Pyromancer and good enough vs anything else. But with 4 Jace and 2 Snap you can get a lot of value out of drawing a single Surgical Extraction.

When would you use Unmoored Ego? Seems expensive, but I am very enticed by the possibility of exiling all tron lands before they can get Tron online.

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Flamewake Phoenix occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.05%

Rakdos: 0.76%

Jund: 0.14%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%