From the Ashes
Destroy all nonbasic lands. For each land destroyed this way, its controller may search his or her library for a basic land card and put it onto the battlefield. Then each player who searched his or her library this way shuffles it.
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From the Ashes Discussion
1 month ago
Steelspike I guess that makes sense. I just don't know where to draw the line. From the Ashes was already in consideration, but what about Ruination? How about Keldon Firebombers? Tectonic Break for 6?
I personally don't see the difference between the Worldgorger and Jokulhaups, and say, Epicenter with Dingus Egg out? I wouldn't just run out a MLD without a clear plan to win either immediately or within a couple turns.
I will probably cut the MLD and just have a mono-R stax build. Mono-R isn't as bad as mono-W, and this specific deck I don't see becoming more "fun" than 2 color, especially since I can run non-basic hate in mono color without hurting myself. In fact, splashing black for Tainted AEther and Lethal Vapors seems way more oppressive than just having Scab-Clan Berserker or Manabarbs.
1 month ago
I would file lando under oppressive.
I hate anything that doesn't let a person play magic, and nothing will take me emotionally out of a game faster than a super oppressive deck.
I feel that if you only have fun when nobody else is allowed to play, then just play with yourself since that's all you're really doing anyway.
Back on subject, I've played in some LGS's that ban Annihilator, infect and infinite combos that don't immediately win.
I've also played where they don't allow certain commanders that aren't on the official banlist that are just too powerful.
Honestly, it all just depends on your playgroup, but I would suggest playing Worldgorger Dragon while floating enough mana to play Jokulhaups, killing everything and getting all your permanents back for the kill shot. The only thing with that strategy is someone will inevitably start running Sadistic Sacrament to get rid of it.
To answer the ramp thing, I would do From the Ashes, it doesn't count as lando, because they can get basics. There's also a card that deals x damage to opponents where x is the number of nonbasic lands they control, or something. It might not be mono-red, but I know it exists.
Also, Stoneshaker Shaman makes them sac an untapped land. Just one a turn, but enough to be annoying.
I'm sure there's more, but that's what I can think of right now.
Post Script: You might want to change your style and add another color. Mono-red is the hands-down weakest color in commander
1 month ago
I think Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip will only make it into this deck as a budget substitute for cradle. It's a lot better in other swarm-y decks that play lots of mana-dorks to ramp like in Ezuri where the front half will find something. It's pretty bad in this deck if you run any of the LD spells like From the Ashes since it reverts back to being an enchantment if it hits the GY, so crucible and Ramunap Excavator can't get it back. I think it's a hard pass if you have a cradle already, which is sad since I traded heavily for a rites when the set first came out :/
1 month ago
Sorry again for the long delay guys. I just finished school, and I have been in refocus life mode. I honestly have not had really any magic free-time either sadly in the last couple months. I hope to make more free time in the next few weeks, once things settle down.
Bawx1235: I have been rethinking Tempt with Vengeance for a little while now... it is a game changer if you have a notable sack outlet available. There really is no major downside in a deck like this, even if you just get 5-6 elementals.
Leefish: Welcome to the page! As stated, Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip is likely our only MAYBE. The problem with this card is that in this deck it misses almost always with it's ETB, however, it should flip really quick. That being said, it is a 3cmc slow Gaea's Cradle in most cases. I am not fully convinced on it though... could just be a budget option for most people. What does everyone think???
Zachd2465: Welcome!!! This is the favorite of my 10 commander decks too! There has only been a few goodies for this deck recently... right now I just want a dang Scapeshift reprint in Masters 25 so I can finish my foil deck! It better be a rare....
RiptideGaming: Then you piloted it wrong. Nough said.
feyn_do_alduin: That turn 1 Om_rath cast is priceless! I hope I get to live the dream! I will keep it in mind for sure!
Frank_Glascock: At this point, I am not even sure if it is going in... is that crazy? What has your experience been with the card so far?
1 month ago
feyn_do_alduin For your LD package, From the Ashes is an all-star in Omnath. You essentially cast it for free, ruin your opponents land base, and you get on average 4 5/5's on the board. It has won me so many games and your friends won't hate you because you're not resetting the game.
2 months ago
Red Elemental Blast & Pyroblast - is a situational cards. My sideboard (wishboard) is only for sorcery cards. And I dont want to be a person who -"hey dude you play blue deck? Wait a sec I need to chek sideboard and put in Red Elemental Blast & Pyroblast " XD
Elemental Mastery - doesnt test it yet, but I see some potential in it.
2 months ago
You can run multiplayer burn decks with 4 of those and it gets very bad very fast. I'm glad I could help, I think red is often underestimated when it can actually do unspeakable things to people. I would also try sleeving up a Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast, and some Fork/Increasing Vengeance variants to compete with instant speed control and have a powerful tool in your sideboard. From the Ashes is most likely a one sided ramping Ruination that can hose multicolor EDH metas. Elemental Mastery can be a very cheesy combo with your commander by the way.
3 months ago
Come back over to VexenX's page. I think GeminiSpartanX has a real good take on the card. I was real excited when I hear about it today. My excitement level has dropped as it is only a post Omnath spell in this deck. What would you rather see in your hand, this or From the Ashes? Those are the cards it should be compared to in this deck.