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Lava Axe Discussion
5 days ago
Those are a few...
2 weeks ago
Coalition Victory wins the game as it resolves, while Felidar Sovereign wins an entire turn later if no one removes it. Almost any board wipe or kill spell can stop it, or they can just Lava Axe to your face to stop the trigger.
I'll agree ChiefBell was being somewhat hostile with that sarcasm and all, but his points are valid.
2 weeks ago
Okay, so if you want goblins you need mainly goblins and things that will help benifit them. That is why you drop in Goblin Rabblemaster replacing Lightning Shrieker. Also, these decks need to be fast so put Purphoros, God of the Forge in the sideboard and swap him for Zurgo Bellstriker. In addition, you are going to need to rack up damage so try to splash in green and play Atarka's Command. Only do that if you want though. Lastly, try to get some spells like Lava Axe to just kill your opponent and then throw in Roast for creature heavy decks. If you need more help check out my deck: Mono Red? More Like Mono Dead.
2 weeks ago
The absolute essential mono red card right now is Goblin Rabblemaster, but it's easy to understand why this one is often absent considering the pricetag. If you can get it, you absolutely should for a mono red deck like this.
I would drop the 4x Lightning Shrieker because it's a costly card that just gets shuffled after use, and doesn't really offer much synergy with the rest of the deck. In one of my builds, I run 4x Foundry Street Denizen in conjunction with red dash creatures to pump them up, and it works fairly well. If you choose the dash route, consider using Goblin Heelcutter in place of Frenzied Goblin. Stops a blocker and adds to the denizen's power. Lightning Berserker is really good for that combo as well, since he's cheap to cast but can be as strong as your mana will support. Impact Tremors is a nice enchantment for 2 mana and puts a solid dent in your opponent's life with how frequently you'll be dashing in creatures. I've found Altar of the Brood to be pretty nasty too; it's pretty aggravating watching your library get chiseled down card by card multiple times per turn. And of course, Warbringer for obvious reasons.
Lava Axe is a little costly IMO, and you could get more use out of 4x Wild Slash with the added option of targeting creatures when needed. To expand on the enter-the-battlefield burn concept, Akroan Crusader and a mix of spells to target them can be a good method of spawning red tokens. I suggest using Coordinated Assault and the multi-functional Blinding Flare (you can target akroan crusader on your turn or, instead, use it if you need to stop blockers). Arena Athlete is the heroic alternative but would also require more targeting spells.
To conclude, I guess I'd say my main recommendations are maximizing effectiveness of Purphoros's ability with -4 Lightning Shrieker, +4 Lightning Berserker, -4 Frenzied Goblin, +2 Warbringer, +2 Goblin Heelcutter. Maybe consider Impact Tremors too since it has a similar effect.
2 weeks ago
My buddy has an old school mono-red creatureless burn deck, and the couple times I got to throw a Lava Axe back in his face made it worth it. It also works wonders against control, moving changing the target of their Oblivion Ring or the like.
3 weeks ago
I think there is some confusion going on right now between Lava Axe which IM mentioned which is not a very strong or viable card in the modern format and Lightning Axe which has value in reanimator decks that run red such as grixis reanimator which has been suggested to be used in reanimator decks as it can answer a creature and provide discard.
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