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Creature — Elemental
At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Hellspark Elemental.
Unearth (: Return this card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step or if it would leave the battlefield. Unearth only as a sorcery.)
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Hellspark Elemental Discussion
6 days ago
Chandra is far too slow for a Burn deck the way we think of it in Modern. X-spells are also really bad. You need more creatures for repeatable sources of damage, and more Bolt-like spells. The best creatures available are Eidolon of the Great Revel and Goblin Guide, though I recognize they are expensive. Keldon Marauders and Hellspark Elemental will be a decent place to get started if you're on a budget. I'd also take a look at Searing Spear and Shard Volley for similar budget considerations.
2 weeks ago
dahhahm I definitely like the Flame Javelins. And looking at that Ash Zealot, I think I can throw in a few along with some Hellspark Elementals for that Unearth and if I have Ash Zealot on the field, I'll get some extra bang for that buck.
But, would it work the way I think it would? Like, if I were to unearth Hellspark Elemental and there were two Ash Zealots on the field, would the effect trigger for both? And would Unearthing be considered a spell from the grave like Embalm or Dredge?
3 weeks ago
I think you're right with pretty much all of that. Fewer loots for thought scour makes sense right now.
Dispel has been phenomenal for me. Best spicy 2-of ever. It's been relevant every time I've drawn it so far. It counters path, company, and stubborn denial, so it wins a lot of games for me right now. And main deck burn hate is always good. It's not good against affinity or tron, but I think it's still worth it.
Kalitas is probably a necessary evil in the deck. He's awkward when I want to get aggressive, but he wins games against enough of the meta. I forgot that he is my only out to company decks in game 1. Fatal push decks are generally really good matchups so kalitas being bad there is likely fine.
I think in this meta Murderous Cut is too costly. I've been finding it hard to cast recently. I'll put another terminate in its place.
You're right about Electrolyze. Eot deal 2 draw 1 sounds nice, but it doesn't do enough.
I feel like I need to add more to my sideboard to help my deck race. The deck is just too slow against eldrazitron, UW control, and titan shift. Engineered Explosives can probably be cut or trimmed. It's usually too much mana. But I don't know what to add. Every deck has graveyard hate in games 2 and 3, so more delve threats won't help much. I could do something absurd like Hellspark Elemental or Soul-Scar Mage or Stormchaser Mage or Thing in the Ice or Harsh Mentor, but I don't know if any of those would work.
1 month ago
Hey Vlasiax I am definitely going to get rid of Rakdos, Lord of Riots and Rakdos Shred-Freak. I will be adding Hellspark Elemental once I find 4 of them. Goblin Deathraiders also looks like a good card to add to this deck. I will have to look into that as well. Hellhole Flailer is the card that I have been using instead of Rakdos Shred-Freak. My sideboard is completely different than what is on this list. I am going to have to update this deck to match what I have in person. Thanks for the help!!
1 month ago
Also how about 1-2 delve cards like Gurmag Angler or Murderous Cut? During almost every game you'll have more than enough cards to cast it for 1-2 mana just don't exile your Demigods and you're good to go :)
Sideboard... remove the following:
- Ancient Grudge - Rakdos Charm has other modes to use and you don't have green mana for flashback anyway
- Rakdos Keyrune looks good on paper but actually will make you turn behind opponents and when becomes a creature is even more vulnerable for removal
- Consecrated by Blood - same thing as with Keyrune, you just have better options for 4 mana
Hope, this helps and keep causing mayhem for the Cult of Rakdos! :D
1 month ago
The only thing that would make Hellspark Elemental not as good as Spike Jester is if I have a Fists of the Demigod in my hand. That would make my Spike Jester a 5/3 with haste, first strike, and wither. Hellspark Elemental would only be a 4/2 with trample, haste, first strike. I would take either one of those creatures, but I can't rely on Fists of the Demigod to show up in my hand most games. I will probably add the Hellspark Elemental and eliminate my Rakdos, Lord of Riots and Rakdos Shred-Freak. Although I think I already got rid of those for some Hellhole Flailer.
1 month ago
Hey SkeleTron666, when you were using Hellspark Elemental did your opponent just let the damage through since the card would be put into the graveyard at the end of the turn? Doesn't seem like an opponent would want to block it with a weaker creature because of Trample. It seems like 4 Hellspark Elemental added with 4 Vexing Devil could end the game very quickly. I will have to try to find some Hellspark Elemental. I think I have one, I will need to find 3 more. Thanks for the help!!
1 month ago
Hi, I'm playing something similar to this. I would suggest maybe taking out the 2 Rakdos, Lord of Riots or 4 Spike Spike Jester and instead using 4 Hellspark Elemental. Hellspark can be used if sent to the graveyard from Faithless Looting and has better value then Spike Jesters with trample and haste. Since you are playing Aggro and trying to end games quickly his sacrifice ability doesn't hurt you too much. Also I could see Spark Elemental doing a similar job.