Grim Lavamancer


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

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) None
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning (PFL) Rare
Torment (TOR) Rare
Promo Set (000) 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

Chasmolinker on Oloro_Magic

6 hours ago
<caption><h4>Stock List</h4></caption>
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 <td>4x [[card:Blackcleave Cliffs]]</td><td>3x [[card:Assassins trophy]]</td><td>2x [[card:Ancient Grudge]]</td>
<td>1x [[card:Blood Crypt (RTR)]]</td><td>2x [[card:Fatal Push]]</td><td>1x [[card:collective brutality]]</td>
<td>3x [[card:Bloodstained Mire (KTK)]]</td><td>2x [[card:Kolaghan's Command (DTK)]]</td><td>1x [[card:damnation]]</td>
<td>2x [[card:Forest]]</td><td>4x [[card:Lightning Bolt]]</td><td>1x [[card:engineered explosives (MMA)]] </td>
<td>2x [[card:Overgrown Tomb (RTR)]]</td><td><font color=#EDD9B4>Creatures (15)</font></td><td>3x [[card:fulminator mage]]</td>
<td>3x [[card:Raging Ravine]]</td><td>4x [[card:bloodbraid elf]]</td><td>1x [[card:grafdiggers cage]]</td>
<td>1x [[card:Stomping Ground (GTC)]]</td><td>3x [[card:Dark confidant]]</td><td>1x [[card:grim lavamancer]]</td>
<td>2x [[card:Swamp]]</td><td>3x [[card:scavenging ooze]]</td><td>1x [[card:kitchen finks]]</td>
<td>1x [[card:Twilight Mire (A25)]]</td><td>4x [[card:tarmogoyf]]</td><td>1x [[card:liliana the last hope]]</td>
<td>4x [[card:Verdant Catacombs (MM3)]] </td><td><font color=#EDD9B4>Disruption (10)</font></td><td>2x [[card:nihil spellbomb]]</td>
<td>1x [[card:Wooded Foothills (KTK)]]</td><td>4x [[card:Inquisition of Kozilek]]</td><td>1x [[card:thoughtseize]]</td>
<td> </td><td>4x [[card:Liliana of the veil]]</td>
<td> </td><td>2x [[card:Thoughtseize]]</td>

hungry000 on Combustion

1 week ago

Looks good so far, but there are a few questionable card choices. I'd go with all 4 Eidolon and 2 less Vexing Devil to combat all the phoenix and storm decks out there. You don't need Sovereign's Bite in the sideboard; those spots are better used on more gy hate (namely Rest in Peace , which you really want) since Phoenix, Dredge, and Storm are a large part of the meta rn and Path to Exile to deal with big creatures like Goyf and, again, Phoenix/Dredge. You could also play a couple Grim Lavamancer or Searing Blaze , but the first two take priority.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on H: Shocks, Cyclonic Rifts, other ...

2 weeks ago

Selling and trading! For things I am selling, PWE is free and tracking + bubble mailer is $4. Tracking free over $40. Priced at 90% of tcglow per condition.

I’ll gladly provide good photos of the conditions of cards. The LP cards are graded fairly strict.

Priority wants: 2x Tarmogoyf (UMA preferred), Grim Lavamancer (Premium Deck Fire and Ice foil), and 4x Wild Nacatl FOIL


Godless Shrine - $8

Godless Shrine LP - $7

Hallowed Fountain - $7.50

Sacred Foundry - $6

Watery Grave - $7.50

Watery Grave LP - $7.25

Cloudstone Curio LP back, NM front - $12.50

Cyclonic Rift - $14.25

3x Cyclonic Rift LP - $14

Goblin Guide - $15.50

Search for Azcanta  Flip FOIL - $27.50

Take all the shocks for $41 (85% of tcglow). Take the lot for $145 (85% of tcglow)

My binder is also updated. Anything under $2 is hit or miss whether I actually have it, but over $2 is accurate.

Icbrgr on Pithing Needle: What to name?

3 weeks ago

I am wondering if anyone knows if there is a current list existing for things for Pithing Needle to hit against typical matchups in the Modern scene?

I know there are some walkers like Liliana of the Veil against Jund, Grim Lavamancer for burn, and perhaps Expedition Map against tron. but are does anyone know of some other good targets to hit?

Things like Birthing Pod / Pestermite (if pod/S.T. were legal).

This is the deck I am running:

Grixis Midrange: Silent Creeper

Commissioner05 on Pia's Rocks

3 weeks ago

@Saljen I don't like the Vedalken Archmage since it costs 4, but the other suggestions seem pretty cool, espceially the Scrap Trawler and Mind Stone . Grim Lavamancer is a good idea if I get rid of Slag Fiend , and Dark Confidant seems really good! As for Seismic Assault , I would probably use Molten Vortex over it since it is not 3 red mana, which can be hard to cast.

vorpalaxe on lava spike, vorpalaxe

1 month ago

Hmm they cut off my comment. Synergy and consistency set this deck apart. Viashino Pyromancer is underestimated because it is good any time. Top deck fifth turn to win for example. Only 8 cards in the deck do not do direct damage and 4 are Eidolon of the Great Revel . Two are Grim Lavamancer which does delayed damage. Two are the Vexing Devil which I see as the best first turn play available. Its power falls off fast though. That is another reason why to have only two. Playing a bunch of Goblin Guide and Monastery Swiftspear seems to be over kill against decks that are bound to lose anyway. Then you end up with a high chance to top deck a card that wont do the two direct damage you need to finish other decks.

Darth_Savage on Judy's SICK Rak (Rakdos Infect, Breaking the Diva)

1 month ago

Phyrexian Altar, has never been printed in a Modern legal set and a similar effect simply won't be, it's broken. Of late there has been discussion around Krark-Clan Ironworks (probably the closest thing) and its namesake deck KCI, essentially KCI is the most likely deck to be hit with a ban for doing the sort of combo your talking about, all be it with colourless mana.

That out of the way, normally it isn't wise to mix infect creature with non-infect creatures, even something like Necroskitter which has a degree of synergy. Infect wants to kill fast and normally uses evasion Plague Stinger and Inkmoth Nexus for example to deliver that damage. You seem to want something more in the Blood Artist style, but with infect... I guess a Grim Lavamancer granted infect would be close, or a card like Jaya Ballard, Task Mage or Magus of the Scroll that plays in a similar space.

As a competitive casual deck, this is fine, probably even fun, but I'm not sure what you want to do is really that viable in Modern. I am not a fan of the dies to removal argument, but Anger of the Gods is quite likely to scrub your whole board and it is played. This just feels a little unfocused, your not building an all out infect deck and your not building a legal combo deck. Sticking with your idea though I suspect your best plan is a bit more control and use cards like the Lavamancer to deliver your damage. I hope this was of help, good luck with your brew.

vorpalaxe on lava spike, vorpalaxe

1 month ago

thanks for your comment. i have not looked at the cards yet, so i appreciate you pointing these ones out. these are some good cards, and those traditional burn creatures are good, too. There is no reason to Light Up the Stage this kind of card will just slow down a potential kill, like Browbeat . Skewer the Critics definitely seems like it can shine in some situations, and i agree that it looks better than Vexing Devil . the thing about Vexing Devil is that it is the best first turn play. also, it is critical to play something on the first turn, and I would not change the mana curve. also, if I have a Searing Blaze or a two mana creature, it is critical to play it right away. In other words, Skewer the Critics is ideal on turn three after I play Searing Blaze , Viashino Pyromancer , or Keldon Marauders . thus, I am not convinced it will improve the deck. The creatures with haste are great. the problem is that they are 1 cmc. To keep the mana curve the way it is, I would have to trade out Vexing Devil , and/or Grim Lavamancer . My argument against that is this: Vexing Devil on the first turn will kill anything that can block it turn two, and survive. The opponent has to deal with it by taking 4 damage or wasting a removal. If I can get them to take 4 damage, my odds of winning are better than had I played Goblin Guide . If they remove Vexing Devil , then I am in an equal position. The only time Goblin Guide and Monastery Swiftspear seem better to me is when you can squeeze one or two extra damage through before the opponent plays a pro red creature. Slagstorm will kill all my creatures, and eliminates the option of casting Volcanic Fallout after combat damage, which enables killing a 6 toughness creature by blocking with Vexing Devil . the fact that it does damage to the player as well is important. every card i play that fails to damage to a player potentially slows me down a turn, or even two, if i top deck a land. thanks again. let me know what you think.

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Grim Lavamancer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0,0%


All decks: 0,11%

Red: 0,77%

RW (Boros): 0,67%

Rakdos: 0,16%


All decks: 0,09%

Red: 0,88%