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Choose one — Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays 2; or Izzet Charm deals 2 damage to target creature; or draw two cards, then discard two cards.
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Swan Song is awful.
Are you wasting burn on the 2/2 flyers? or what? Your multi-tool Izzet Charm
would serve just fine in this case, as seeing in the first five turns almost every Opponent you'll face at FNM taps out to cast their spell for that turn.
I reckon he'll be Blue and Red and his +1 will be Faithless Looting and thats a Red associated ability also seen on Blue/Red cards - Izzet Charm and Desperate Ravings . As for his minus two I'm guessing it will be Metallic Mastery . However I have no idea what his emblem will provide! :) Looks cool, shame he won't be in Standard though :(
i'd suggest some counter spells with some utility
-Dissolve counter and scrya few more
-Izzet Charm damage/draw/or a counter
-Counterflux for something you really dont want played
-one of my favorites for any blue deck Cyclonic Rift
these few may be going out on a limb:
-Molten Birth you get 2 tokens, 3 with a pyromancer, and you have a chance to keep casting it.
When it comes out, izzet will become even better;Keranos, God of Storms .
for some draw;
-Steam Augury not too great seeing as your opponent chooses what you get.
-Jace, Architect of Thought for his -1.
I like Izzet control/burn decks a lot. Please check mine out and let me know what you think.
As for your deck...I think Mutavault would really improve it, firstly. It's a very hard creature to remove, and works really well in almost any matchup. A lot of damage can be done by creatures in a control/burn deck, especially when many of your burn spells will be used to remove your opponent's creatures.
How does Pyromancer's Gauntlet play for you? I'd be interested to hear. Its synergy with Chandra and any burn spell looks great.
You need a sideboard, I'd suggest Turn / Burn , since it's a great way to deal with huge creatures. Your countermagic is a little slow, so I'd put in 2 Essence Scatter and 2 Negate to the sideboard. Chandra's Phoenix is amazing in a deck like this; I'd say it's an easy 4-of candidate in the SB. You have draw engines aplenty, but in prefer Uncovered Clues over Steam Augury . It's mostly personal preference, but I like digging 4 cards deep for 3 mana and keeping 2.
I'd put Elixir of Immortality in your SB for mill and control matchups. You won't need it in most games. Pithing Needle is a good SB 2-of for control matches (deals with planeswalkers and AEtherling .
I think Izzet Charm is a great spell too. Very versatile. You can trade lands late-game for it for better cards if you're topdecking them too much. It's a anti-creature Shock , and a Negate . It has everything you need. I'd consider making room for 2 on the mainboard. I'd drop a Syncopate , that card just hasn't performed well for me, unfortunately. Mizzium Mortars is also worthy of consideration.
Nice deck, +1 from me.
Wow, now I wanna go build american control.
The Prophetic Flamespeaker is good, but you have no cards that can boost the trample that comes with it, unless you go G/R or R/B... Izzet Staticaster Is also iffy, the 1 damage is good, but you are basically paying 3 mana for a 1 damage card, which can turn out good if someone has 3-4 1 Toughness creatures out with the same name, but it is very unlikely. Flamespeaker Adept goes really well with Thassa, God of the Sea , as you get a 4/3 first Strike every turn in a sense, plus it can REALLY skyrocket if you use Magma Jet within the combo, knocking out an annoying weenie blocker with 2 or less Toughness.
Satyr Firedancer is one I am using ALL THE TIME! He is just so good, just protect him a bit if you can with Izzet Charm . Just always hit your opponent with your burn spells and bounce it back onto a creature instead of just his creature, which is amazingly fun with high damage cards like Lava Axe , which could only target the enemy player originally; Now you pay 5 Mana for "Deal 5 damage to target player and 5 damage to a creature that player controls", which is insane.
is blue's best friend against Thoughtseize
since it restocks your hand very easily in order to rebuild to a serviceable hand. I would like to run Quicken
at the same time but I feel like I can't do that without cutting some key cards like Elspeth, Azorius Charm
, or Turn / Burn
I should also add the caveat that this isn't exactly a UWR control deck, more like a UWr since the red is more of a splash for just three cards (Counterflux
, Turn / Burn
, and Stormbreath Dragon
). A true UWR control deck would definitely have Mizzium Mortars
in addition to Assemble the Legion
and Izzet Charm
, which is more along the lines of what this deck was like at the start of Theros when I still ran Ral Zarek
and Steam Augury
In any case, I've been leaning toward going pure UW control since the red isn't accomplishing much against burn or monoblack, despite gaining an edge in other areas. The only thing that has stopped me from doing so yet is a lack of Archangel of Thune , but I think I'm just going to circumvent that somehow.
great idea i used to play a similar deck i built and play tested for a year or so. your 7 draw discard spells do not get it done. Izzet Charm is a must 4x in this deck. Forbidden Alchemy is a card i played a 2x, and Dimir Charm is a great card also and has many uses all of which would help u greatly. Pentad Prism is a weakness i think u should think about moving out of the deck. i liked to us a greedy mana base with tons of fetch lands, lets be real here your trying to win first few turns so who cares about losing life for land. Borborygmos Enraged is better than Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur . i used both and droped Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur out of my deck and used Borborygmos Enraged as a 3x or 4x in my deck and had plenty of turn 2 wins with borbor he's a beast.
|Avg. draft pick||5.89|
|Avg. cube pick||13.00|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Return to Ravnica||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari||Uncommon|