Grim Lavamancer

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

IOrpheusI on Red Wizard-Aggro

1 week ago

lagotripha Christpunchers666

Woah thank you for all the great feedback so far you two :D

I´ve changed a bunch of things and I think this list should be way better.

I would have done the same changes if I would´ve known about the cards u guys suggested but I had no idea those great cards existed (Thank you for helping me discover them :)).

Also I really like the idea of burning bridge/combo decks but I think for this deck I will stick to a more creature centered playstyle.

As for Grim Lavamancer I am not sure if I want to implement it because I would rather attack with a wizard then tap it because of Shared Animosity allthough it can be powerful to tap it multiple times (Same goes for Dismissive Pyromancer).

By the way I´ve put both Skullcrack and Flames of the Blood Hand in the sideboard (I am not sure which one would be better).

PS: I always thought Ahn-Crop Crasher was a wizard because I read warrior as wizard lmao.

IOrpheusI on Blue Wizard-Control

1 week ago

Nathanaiel

Oh I didn´t know about that program but it seems quite complicated to me and it also seems like it doesn´t get the best reputation so I don´t know if I want to try to get it to work but on the surface it looks like a great tool to test out cards/decks.

On another note I looked at the U/R Wizards deck from Jeff Hoogland and it does strike me as a good deck but I don´t think I can really implement cards from his deck that well into this one because the idea behind the deck is a bit diffrent, Grim Lavamancer though I might consider for my mono red aggro wizard deck.

Thank you for both of those suggestions anyways :D

lagotripha on Red Wizard-Aggro

1 week ago

I highly reccomend Grim Lavamancer, as it adds a lot of range to RDW.

I'd consider something like Browbeat in place of ahn-crop. I'd also much rather see a Metallic Mimic or similar instead of Ghitu Journeymage.

Doublecast is a great spell, and when run alongside Howl of the Horde or similar, you can jam a lot of lightning bolts into a single turn. The big problem is that unless you are running a combo list and spending 6-8 mana, it will always deal less damage than Lava Spike. Reverberate has some added utility in copying your opponents spells, but its not exactly reliable. If you go this route, you want Insult.

Sideboard Skullcrack or Flames of the Blood Hand. Four of. You will need them. There are better guides to RDW out there that can lead you through sideboarding, but it basically boils down to the split between lifegain hate, graveyard hate and artifact hate, as well as ways to play around Leyline of Sanctity.

sylvannos on Mono-Red Burn

2 weeks ago

If you don't have Goblin Guides, Foundry Street Denizen can get a lot of damage in, especially if you combine it with token generators.

Devastating Summons is also a good finisher. Sometimes you just get the nuts where you curve out, dump your entire hand into play, then make a couple of 4/4s or bigger.

Searing Blaze is another good option, but you may have problems without having fetchlands. However, the reward of it may outweigh the cons of sometimes only having it deal 1 damage. Cutting 2 copies of The Flame of Keld and adding 2 Searing Blaze may give you a good balance.

Since you are playing on a budget, there's a couple of other options to play Burn. You can go goblin-heavy, with more of an 8-Whack build (Reckless Bushwhacker, Goblin Bushwhacker) and also play Goblin Grenade.

One of my friends did a lot of grinding to earn packs/store credit to upgrade his Burn deck over time. I think he also was using Brute Force, Rubblebelt Maaka, Titan's Strength, and heroic cards for a while too.

Ramunap Ruins can provide your Grim Lavamancers with graveyard food.

t3hdarkness on Spinsters Sisters

3 weeks ago

Soul Sisters isn't quite Rush and it can act like swarm if it has to. Usually it hits with 6/6 Flying Lifelink Turn 2 or swings with a 5/5 Ajani's Pridemate Turn 3 depending on the initial draw. Whitemane Lion shouldn't really be considered as a creature. Its more like a White Swan Song except I get the 2/2. It and Brave the Elements are there to dodge removal and the lion also has good interactions with Oketra's Monument and Soul Warden during the opponent's end step. Archangel of Thune is outside of my curve but if I add in another couple of lands it might be a good finisher.

I've tried using a fourth copy of Martyr of Sands. Its good as 4-of in Martyr Proc, but Soul Sisters style decks have less gas so its a dead draw after turn two.

The Arid mesas are strictly there for thinning the deck. Originally it would have been 4 x Flagstones of Trokair, but the current Legend Rule only destroys 1 not both so its the same net. They can probably afford to go.

Good Catch on the Lone Rider  Flips I don't remember why they were there originally. They're a nonbo with Honor of the Pure and I've never actually sided them in since I built this deck. Rest in Peace is sounds like a pretty good call too depending on the meta. Guessing its to hose Grim Lavamancer, Snapcaster, Tarmagoyf, and Delve?

zAzen7977 on LILIANA'S REVENGE (Mardu Demigod Control)

4 weeks ago

Interesting, I'll consider Grim Lavamancer. I'm not sure which has more value - Lavamancers or Lightning Bolts.

jaylawlerrr on LILIANA'S REVENGE (Mardu Demigod Control)

4 weeks ago

Yes, I agree with that. I just added a couple of Hazoret to my build and am stoked to try it out tomorrow. I almost forgot about a singleton Lightning Helix I added to refill a little life if I need it (especially if running a lot of shocks and fetches) as well as spot removal...also, Grim Lavamancer is another GREAT sideboard option. Especially with all of the cards we filter through- Use what we don't need for fuel.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on jeskai wizard burn

4 weeks ago

You forgot your cantrips to trigger prowess! Serum Visions, Opt, Sleight of Hand. Also it's worth considering 2-3 Spell Pierce to disrupt people playing Anger of the Gods, planeswalkers, Maelstrom Pulse, snapcaster mage into removal spell, etc.

Grim Lavamancer is also amazing.

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