Keldon Marauders

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual 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
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning (PD2) Common
Planar Chaos (PLC) Common

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Keldon Marauders

Creature — Human Warrior

Vanishing 2 (This permanent enters the battlefield with two time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.)

When Keldon Marauders enters the battlefield or leaves the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to target player.

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Keldon Marauders Discussion

shrapnel_ on When a MTG player drops a mixtape

4 weeks ago

Hey fuster. I REALLY like burn too. It is great to have a <$300 deck that can stand up to $3000 decks in the format. Everyone hates us though, I guess that's the tradeoff.

I second what Rusty_Shackleford says to having 4x Fireblast. You will rarely get more than two a game and having an 8 damage finisher AFTER dropping 4 mana on spells turn 4 is a pretty much guaranteed end. Fireblast is just insane.

Most burn lists do have 4x Goblin Guide in them. I don't like the card acceleration it gives opponents.

I used to run 4x Searing Blaze. It probably works GREAT with your fetchlands to trip the landfall. Consider Satyr Firedancer for passive removal as well.

The main card advantage of burn is the lack of permanents. Lacking artifacts/creatures/enchantments makes a lot of removals useless. Consider going creatureless as possible. I have creatures in my deck just because some like Monastery Swiftspear are so synergistic though.

Vexing Devil is NASTY. Worth a look into. Most people see it and choose to eat the 4 damage, which is great. I've also seen some people toying with Bomat Courier for a quick hand reload. Might be worth a look as well.

Magma Jet is slower, but the scry really helps me sometimes. I take it in and out of my mainboard since I have mixed feelings about it. Worth considering I think.

Ball Lightning, Hellspark Elemental, Spark Elemental, and Faithless Looting are all worth considering I think. I don't include any in my current deck, but have in the past. I used to run Hellspark Elemental with Needle Drop, Lava Dart, Faithless Looting, Keldon Marauders, and Quest for Pure Flame. It was fun, but not as fast as my current list (or yours).

I think Glacial Chasm as a 1-2x in burn has a lot of potential and isn't used often. If you drop this turn 2-4 with a deck that has no life gain or tendrils, you just bought yourself enough turns to win.

I toyed with Leyline of Punishment and Flamebreak in the sideboard for a bit. I kept a few Flamebreaks but ended up taking the Leylines out. I hope this gives you some ideas!

scorp9896 on Burn (Experiment)

1 month ago

Thanks for looking at the deck! I'm going to write up a league report on Reddit soon after going 5-0 yesterday with this deck (after multiple 4-1's!). Let me answer your questions about deck choices, though.

Flame Rift is one of the best cards in the deck for most Game 1's. All burn decks want to race, but this deck can chain together many one-drop instants before the kill turn as well. Conversely, it's one of the first cards to get sided out when I need more interaction and I'm on the draw for Game 2.

For creatures, I have had some combination of Thermo-Alchemist, Firebrand Archer, and Keldon Marauders in many iterations of the deck. IMO, if the opponent has any form of removal in their maindeck, your creature dies on the first turn it's out, so I wanted the card with the most upside if left unchecked. I won LOTS of games with a single attack from Firebrand Archer (along with 3-4 triggers) making the difference. Also, since I'm running Seal of Fire, I like the Archer over Thermo.

DesArthes on Pauper Warrior Exert

1 month ago

Hi, interesting idea, but i think this deck really stands on Herald of Dromoka. So maybe i would add some buffing instants which untap creature like Veteran's Reflexes or Djeru's Resolve. And maybe you can put there even Keldon Marauders, they can attack twice with that haste guy + they are warriors.

colton815 on Worldfire Tron

1 month ago

"I decided to replace that spot with Eternal Scourge because I can easily float the mana to cast it off tron before casting Worldfire."

um, you can do the same with Keldon Marauders. its easier to float 2 mana than 3. or you can just play the marauders first and not have to float any mana at all. you're reasoning for why you replaced Keldon Marauders with Eternal Scourge is literally the exact reason you should have kept the Keldon Marauders

Maaagic on The Perfect Kill it with Fire

1 month ago

When you play Mono Red Burn you end up having a lot of filler space available to customize your deck after adding playsets of Rift Bolt, Lightning Bolt, Goblin Guide, Eidolon of the Great Revel, Monastery Swiftspear, and Lava Spike. Along with that usually you run about 1 Shard Volley because drawing multiple can be devastating, and even 2 can be stretching it (but maybe play 2 if you think you can).

Some of the better options after that are Hellspark Elemental, Keldon Marauders, Vexing Devil, Searing Blaze, Grim Lavamancer, Shrine of Burning Rage, Exquisite Firecraft (which is a very underestimated card), Ball Lightning, and Magma Jet.

Then more tertiary options include Spark Elemental, Flame Javelin (which does not get hit by Inquisition of Kozilek), Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh  Flip, Chandra's Phoenix and Thunderous Wrath.

For the sideboard some good options include Blood Moon, Leyline of Punishment, Smash to Smithereens, Molten Rain, Curse of the Pierced Heart, Anger of the Gods, Dragon's Claw, Tormod's Crypt, and Relic of Progenitus.

Keep in mind that what cards I have recommended you do not have in paragraphs 2-4. Also you have stated that this indeed is a burn deck (like T4 kill you kind of thing) so I am treating it like that. And if this is the case you usually want to run 18 lands, maybe more (especially if you play with fetch lands). But if you are a more controlling deck then that is another story and I can go in-depth on the more controlling archetypes of Mono Red if you want.

Also Keldon Megaliths can be good, along with many other utility lands for red.

If you have any questions on the playability of any of the cards or different popular archetypes of Mono Red besides Burn then just leave a comment and I can go in-depth on it.

MisterMuffin21 on Modern Rakdos Burn

1 month ago

I always found Claim / Fame very interesting. Abbot of Keral Keep is definitely one I'm gonna test and seem like a good idea. Some other creature I personally considered for a list like this:

Keldon Marauders

Spark Elemental

Hellspark Elemental

Burning-Tree Emissary (Especially good since she gets you the mana to cast fame right away)

Death's Shadow (Trickier to play, but can definitely become the best creature to bring back)

Maaagic on Burn Baby Burn!

2 months ago

Goblin Guide, Eidolon of the Great Revel, and Monastery Swiftspear are the three best aggressive creatures for burn. I've also found success in using Hellspark Elemental and Exquisite Firecraft. Magma Jet combos well with Thunderous Wrath. Skullcrack is pretty good, as it prevents your opponent from gaining life while dealing damage. Flames of the Blood Hand does the same thing, but more damage. Spark Elemental is also a potential budget alternative. Ball Lightning gets your bang for your buck (mana cost). And if you see more effects like Lightning Bolt then Path to Exile effects then Chandra's Phoenix if you're on a budget (or think it's a good card). Keldon Marauders can deal 5 damage for 2 mana in the right meta.

Some more sideboard tech could include Curse of the Pierced Heart for control, as it puts a constant clock on them. Also Molten Rain is great since there are decks like Titan Shift, Scapeshift, Amulet combo, and decks with man lands running around. You WILL need some graveyard hate, like Tormod's Crypt and/or Relic of Progenitus. Leyline of Punishment shuts down life gain and fog effects, along with the new card from Ixalan Rampaging Ferocidon. Anger of the Gods exiles, which can be important in a matchup like Dredge.

Denox60pro on Burning tress and what not

3 months ago

well let's see, some cards to consider: Goblin Bushwhacker could give you some more explosive turns like T2 BTE BTE BTE manamorphose bushwacker. Horned Kavu let's you bounce a BTE back to your hand so you can basically cast him for free. Keldon Marauders probably not super good since vanishing but the ping could be nice. I've been playing a similar list that is more heavy on the bloodrush theme and i've found Fling to be a neat trick/finisher since you can fling a creature after it attacked with bloodrush.

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