Grim Lavamancer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set Rare
Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning Rare
Torment Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Grim Lavamancer

Creature — Human Wizard

, , Exile two cards from your graveyard: Grim Lavamancer deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

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Grim Lavamancer Discussion

evanawesomer on A Tale of Ale

16 hours ago

I've been playing burn for years now and I think this would be a pretty annoying deck to play against. I do have a couple idea's for you to consider.

first, I would suggest either replacing the Bloodstained Mire with Verdant Catacombs or Windswept Heath if you really want to make your opponents think you're in green.

Secondly, If you don't want to switch out Bloodstained Mire you could always run switch in some red by replacing the Wastelands or Horizon Canopy and a Swamp with a Plateau and Badlands. This change would make it possible to include Lightning Bolt, Lightning Helix, Kolaghan's Command, Grim Lavamancer, Young Pyromancer or any of the other excellent cards in the color.

lastly, I would suggest including at least 3 Leyline of Sanctity in the sideboard

EternalBrewmaster on This is What Glory Looks Like

3 days ago

Also Grim Lavamancer is super nostalgic for me too, but it just wouldn't cut it damage-wise in here. I really want to fit in Crucible of Worlds + Seismic Assault since I already have the deserts and land destruction theme sort of with Wildfire. And the creature I want to fit in most now is Guttersnipe because he's a 6 damage dude for every instant and sorcery, which should be legit.

ChubyCryBaby on This is What Glory Looks Like

3 days ago

Why do I feel like this deck is one card away from being perfect? I can't put my finger on it though and it is making me sad. Grim Lavamancer maybe? I can't think of the card but it's in my head.

.Aliens. on crispy shadow

1 week ago

This RB burn deck list is similar to what you are doing.

Side Board:

I would completely remove white from the SB and just go full RB.

1 or 2 Exquisite Firecraft have been really good for me. It is a great card against control decks and it is a guaranteed four damage. I would play this instead of Guttural Response, you dont need to get into a counter war with this type of deck.

2 or 3 Nihil Spellbomb is great graveyard hate against control, dredge, lantern, etc. In this kind of deck, it is better than Rest in Peace because it draws you a card, only costs one to cast, and the effect is asymmetrical. I also like Relic of Progenitus in this spot, but Spellbomb is better if you are running black and Grim Lavamancer.

Typically, Boros Burn plays three Path to Exile in the side for the Eldrazi matchup. I would replace these with three Dismember. Dismember also works well with Death's Shadow and can be cast for colorless through a blood moon.

Rain of Gore is an absolute house in the right matchup. It is great against Lightning Helix, Batterskull, Kitchen Finks, and all of soul sisters. It can win you games that are otherwise unwinnable (i.e. soul sisters).

Smash to Smithereens (two CMC artifact removal) is essential against decks that run Chalice of the Void. It is also good against Affinity.

This is what Im proposing for a SB:

2x Exquisite Firecraft - one of these is a flex spot

2x Nihil Spellbomb

3x Dismember - one of these is a flex spot

3x Rain of Gore

3x Smash to Smithereens

1x Kolaghan's Command

1x Skullcrack - this is a flex spot

Main Deck:

I really like Grim Lavamancer in this kind of deck. Two main board makes sense.

12 fetches is probably too many. Eight fetches (four Bloodstained Mire four Arid Mesa) makes sense. I think two or three Swamps would work for the main. You could replace the other four fetches with Foreboding Ruins.

I think you can take out the three Fatal Push in the main and replace it with two Searing Blaze and another Grim Lavamancer. Searing blaze is one of my favorite cards in burn against creature decks. Instead of Fatal Push in the main, run two or three Dismember in the side.

reeljazz7 on Just my first deck

2 weeks ago

For a mono-red, which seems to be what you're working with, you will most likely want to go burn route. If you are unfamiliar with what burn means, its an aggressive (aggro) deck that does a lot of damage in a hurry. Ideally, you want to win by turn 6ish. Anything past that, and midrange/endgame decks start to get their pieces into place and you lose your advantage. For this, you want to take out most of your cards over 3-4 cmc (combined mana cost). Paradox Engine and Barricade Breaker would be some of the first to go. If you have higher end mana costs, they need to justify them. Glorybringer has the exert ability for 4 damage to a creature. Hazoret the Fervent is indestructible and has her discard/burn ability. Heart-Piercer Manticore is good if you have more high end creatures. Personally, I'm considering it for an EDH deck.

You have some good damage to serve as removals against creatures, but I would suggest some that can dual as both removal and burning your opponent. Lightning Bolt, Flame Rift, Chain Lightning, Searing Blaze can hit both players and/or their creatures. A few good cards for hitting the player would be Skullcrack, Lava Spike, and Price of Progress are good for attacking your opponent directly. Boros Charm is another good one for that if you don't mind splashing white. Almost all of these cost 2 mana or less, meaning you can start throwing them out early.

In that same vein of cheap mana cost creatures I'd look at cards like Grim Lavamancer which does an extra 2 damage if you have 1 mana, Hellspark Elemental, and Monastery Swiftspear which both have haste, Vexing Devil which either does four immediate damage, or gives you a four damage swinger for 1 mana, or Eidolon of the Great Revel which gets nice synergy with your spells.

I learned MTG on a mono-red burn deck so I always have a soft spot for them. Hope this helps!

miracleHat on Casual burn

3 weeks ago

Remove 4 Browbeat and 2 Grim Lavamancer for 4 Fireblast and 2 Hellspark Elemental. Consider removing 1+ Vexing Devil for 1+ Flame Rift.

akrondo21 on Casual burn

3 weeks ago

It's nice to see another casual Burn player. I've got a casual Burn deck that runs great if you decide to take a look at it. I've also got some suggestions.

First, I'd drop down to 20 mountains. Typically you won't want more than that if you're looking for speed. I'd also drop the Grim Lavamancers as they are going to be too slow without any expensive fetchlands in your deck.

Some cards to consider would be: Thermo-Alchemist, Monastery Swiftspear, Hellspark Elemental, Keldon Marauders, Sulfuric Vortex, Flame Rift, Exquisite Firecraft, Breaking Point, Skullcrack, Needle Drop, Magma Jet, Curse of the Pierced Heart, Flames of the Blood Hand, Volcanic Fallout, Price of Progress, and finally, my favorite red card, Fireblast.

Think about what decks your friends are playing and which cards you like best then go burn face.

GeminiSpartanX on Modern Rakdos Burn

4 weeks ago

You may want to make a few changes to this list if you want to finish 1st in a local event. I'd start by going up to 4 Rift Bolts and removing the Aphotic Wisps. I know burn gets blocked by big creatures, but lately the big creatures that see play are black (Death's Shadow, Gurmag Angler, etc) so the wisps aren't as good. I'd also go up to the full set of Eidolons in place of a Shard Volley. It just hoses some decks (UR Gifts Storm in particular). You're running so many fetchlands, but since you're only 2 colors and your list doesn't include Grim Lavamancer, you could shave a few of them for 2-3 Blackcleave Cliffs to give you a few % points in the mirror match or against other aggressive decks. The boros versions have made the swap to using a number of Inspiring Vantages, and after testing it out I can understand why. There's also nothing holding you back from throwing in a single Stomping Ground for a set of Destructive Revelry in your SB to battle decks packing Leyline of Sanctity, since that card is quite brutal against burn normally. Hope some of that makes sense and good luck!

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