Ghitu Lavarunner


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Common

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Ghitu Lavarunner

Creature — Human Wizard

As long as there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, Ghitu Lavarunner gets +1/+0 and has haste.

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Ghitu Lavarunner Discussion

lagotripha on Izzet Wizards Aggro (Budget)

1 day ago

Aight- I'ma walk through a few options and cards. Your list looks good, but there are some cute and inexpensive wizard synergies that can make this kind of list run better- I hope it helps.

Usually more spell pierce/Negate or similar outperform Wizard's Retort. The turns you want it, you're mostly hitting instants or sorceries at instant speed to protect your damage. Similarly, Izzet Boilerworks is good because it effectively increases the number of lands in your hand- which is great with Magmatic Insight, but the cost of a land being tapped in a tempo deck cannot be understated. I'd play islands in preference, but Highland Lake is the more pressing change- I'd consider a shift to Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse and a couple more islands.

Why? They let you shuffle your deck. Which lets you play Thunderous Wrath/Sage of Epityr.

It plays nice with Opt and helps you find the lands you need, and set up your draws- on a budget manabase that counts for a lot, and when you can shuffle away those cards you get a lot of consistancy. Consistancy in a deck isn't expensive to set up, and with a lot of high-cost decks outplaying themselves with high variance cards it will get you wins. Make your opponents work to beat your average hand.

Think Twice triggers prowess twice, and is instant-speed carddraw. I much prefer it to insight, because instant speed holding up counters is very relevant against most decks.

Ghitu Lavarunner is surprisingly relevant in most matchups if you want more 1 drops, and with Soul-Scar Mage rotating, you'll probably be able to trade for a set fairly cheaply.

Finally, plan your sideboard alongside your deck. Those 15 cards are super relevant, and planning them to work well with your maindeck is what sets apart a mediocre budget list from a great one. What hate you mainboard and what you keep sideboard can free up 3-4 slots in the average list, and sometimes a lot more.

Elf0491 on Izzet counter burn

2 days ago

Heyo! Not sure when you last checked spoilers (they are all out at this point), or what your budget is, but I have some suggestions. I've also been trying to put together some ideas for an Izzet deck, and here are some of my thoughts:

The biggest thing I see is that the damage in this deck seems really low. You don't have many creatures that can get through blockers, and most are too small anyway. The passive burn from Electrostatic Field is nice, but if you don't get two of those in play and have them stick, you won't have enough damage to kill your opponent. To increase your damage, I highly recomend:

  • Swap in 4x Guttersnipe and take out 4x Ghitu Lavarunner. This increases your passive burn damage, and evens out your mana curve with a 3 drop.

  • Swap out your Negates for Ionize. You can keep them in the sideboard, but I think starting with Ionize will be better in most matchups. Plus, more burn!

  • Add a few copies of Risk Factor. It can be extra damage, give you more cards, and can even be cast from the graveyard like Chemister's Insight. Consider replacing a few copies of Disperse or Syncopate for them.

A few other cards to consider, based on your preference:

  • Wizard's Lightning instead of Shock. With 7 wizards, it will usually be an extra damage for free!

  • Not a huge fan of Disperse, as I think more damage or draw power could be more useful. An alternative could also be Unexplained Disappearance, as it lets you surveil, though it can only target creatures.

  • River's Rebuke and/or Sleep could be great additions to your sideboard (maybe 2-3 combined), and would help you deal with creature heavy opponents.

Finally, if you wanted to go a different direction and get some powerful creatures, you could look at adding a few copies of Enigma Drake, Crackling Drake, and/or Niv-Mizzet, Parun. It would give you something a little more powerful to do in the mid-late game.


3 days ago

I really like the idea of a burn deck in standard. =D +1 This is what I would play in the deck...

I would splash blue for Ionize, some blue counterspells, a Wee Dragonauts / Enigma Drake / Crackling Drake.

You may try a Experimental Frenzy, maybe a GUttersnipe would be useful too

I surely would put out the Doublecast and maybe the Ghitu Lavarunner. The Banefire is mostly going to be X = 3 or less on the mana base of 20 lands.

I hope, I could inspire you a little =D

KiroiSenko on Angels of Fire ~ Boros Midrange [GNR]

5 days ago

Hello, i guess boros should be consider just as an aggro options, far more viable than the midrange one, i mean, Ghitu Lavarunner, Haazda Marshal and going on to keep up the pace with mentor and then maybe using Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice as a top end curve. Just my 2 cents

Zarathoustra on Izzet Wizard Burn

3 weeks ago

Nice deck, I play a similar Red/Blue Wizards but with less creatures and more spells, it works pretty well. I would suggest you remove some of these creatures and replace them by instants, it will pump Enigma Drake and make your Guttersnipe deadlier.

As you already have a one drop with Siren Stormtamer, maybe Ghitu Lavarunner is unnecessary...

MushroomKing30 on WizzardUR

4 weeks ago

may i suggest adding 4 Ghitu Lavarunner in the sideboard as well to make your deck even faster against control. And maybe some Aven Wind Mage to replace the exclusion mages.

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