Lava Axe


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 Common
Magic 2014 Common
2012 Core Set Common
2011 Core Set Common
2010 Core Set Common
Tenth Edition Common
Ninth Edition Common
Eighth Edition Common
Seventh Edition Common
Beatdown Box Set Common
Starter 2000 Common
Starter 1999 Common
Urza's Legacy Common
Portal Second Age Common
Portal Common

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Lava Axe


Lava Axe deals 5 damage to target player.

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Lava Axe Discussion

thomashapp71 on Mono-Red Burn

5 days ago

Lava Axe is too much mana, plain and simple. also Avaricious Dragon can be a dead card just like lava axe and when it does go off, requires you to discard your hand, which for the +1 of drawing a single card, there are a lot better cards. Also, the way to play with Eidolon of the Great Revel is to play all of your spells first, then eidolon, or if you have a hand with instants, you can play them on your opponents turn after they kill Eidolon because they will have to deal with it soon.

thomashapp71 on Mono-Red Burn

5 days ago

Specific suggestions I would give are to take out Avaricious Dragon, Lava Axe, Volcanic Vision, Bolt of Keranos, Lightning Axe, Molten Vortex, Satyr Firedancer, and 3 Mountains.

Then, put in 12 of any of the one-drops I mentioned above, and 4 of the two-drops. The choice is yours of which to put in.

forevermayhem on Johan

1 week ago

I went through the rest of the cards in the shoebox and made the following tweaks. With the few cards I have, it looks like I can lead toward elf tribal. I should probably post this as a new deck because it's very much different.


In: Forgotten Cave, Contested Cliffs, Tranquil Thicket, 1 Forest, 1 Mountain


In: Clockwork Steed, Clockwork Swarm, Mobile Fort, Kelsinko Ranger, Nomad Decoy, Witch Hunter, Seasoned Marshal, Ardent Militia, Anger, Wall of Fire, Wall of Diffusion, Centaur Chieftain, Harvester Druid, Werebear, Wall of Ice, Sylvan Hierophant, Llanowar Knight, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Scrapper, Wellwisher, Wirewood Elf, Wirewood Herald, Skyshroud Elf, Fyndhorn Elder, Elvish Pathcutter, Symbiotic Elf, Heedless One

Out: Balduvian Barbarians, Centaur Rootcaster, Dire Wolves, Folk of the Pines, Horned Kavu, Hungry Mist, Ironroot Treefolk, Kavu Climber, Kei Takahashi, Krosan Tusker, Lightning Elemental, Marble Titan, Panther Warriors, Pincher Beetles, Rowan Treefolk, Ruham Djinn, Sawtooth Ogre, Soldevi Golem, Spined Wurm, Treespring Lorian, Viashino Grappler


In: Giant Growth, Run Wild, Moment's Peace, Wirewood Pride, Shatter, Lead Astray, Shield Wall, Accelerate

Out: Alabaster Potion, Ambush, Aura Blast, Blood Lust, Death Ward, Fiery Temper, Lightning Blast, Naturalize, Second Thoughts, Serene Offering, Soothing Balm, Thunderbolt, Violent Eruption


In: Defiant Stand, Sacred Nectar, Reckless Charge, Nature's Lore, Aftershock

Out: Desert Twister, Lava Axe, Nostalgic Dreams, Scorching Missile, Sizzle


In: Wild Growth, Serra's Embrace, Shackles, Primal Order, Elvish Guidance

Out: Arcane Teachings, Armor of Faith, Goblin War Drums, Granite Grip, Holy Armor, Primal Frenzy, Regeneration, Seton's Desire


In: Touchstone, Jade Monolith, Icy Manipulator

Out: Crown of the Ages, Thran Forge

TheRedMage on Best recent draft format?

2 weeks ago

The problem is that yes, I agree, you are supposed to treat them as non-creatures, but as non-creatures they largely did not pull their weight.

Heliod was fine. He was super slow, although you could get him to pay off big especially in JOU-BNG-THS where constellation was a mechanic. in THS-THS-THS I'd pick Wingsteed Rider over it every time though (well I would if money was not a concern).

Purphoros was a bit worse. I never found a deck where he'd really hum, on average you'd play him on turn 4 and he'd deal 4 to 6 damage to your opponent, but in the end he tended to be a really convoluted Lava Axe.

Mogis was actively bad. He also ended up being a very convoluted Lava Axe where they could choose not to take the damage when they couldn't afford to.

I think the best of the whole format for limited was Keranos because he'd often generate a card worth of value every turn (either by actually drawing you a card, or by killing something). Second best was probably Pharika, she kinda did what Heliod did and costed one less mana.

ocary13 on Fires of Atarka

3 weeks ago

Not sure if you wanna keep it just . If you were to say splash some , you could throw in 4x Warden of Evos Isle to help with the mana cost of your dragons. Maybe run 4x Thunderbreak Regent, 4X Atarka's Command. For the direct damage I really like these, Fiery Impulse, Fiery Temper, Exquisite Firecraft, Lava Axe and Lightning Bolt. Just some ideas.

Erebus_Hlaalu on Devils and Demons

1 month ago

Being a Dimir player with a red loving brother, some of the cards I hated the most when playing against him and would fit into you deck are: Browbeat, also Hellspark Elemental because of the @#$%!& unheart, oh and also good ol'Lava Axe right into your opponent's face... starts crying*

Atony1400 on Eternal Transcendence

1 month ago

I would swap 3 Lava Axe for 3 Lightning Bolt.

bakure on U/R burning fever

1 month ago

Hi there, I'm also working on a U/R deck and I have to say i wish I had seen this before ordering some cards. I only now realized the benefits of bounce like Just the Wind paired with Fevered Visions. I will say that I think Avacyn's Judgment is superior to Burn from Within if you consider that you have 7 cards which discard, Lava Axe and Tormenting Voice, a 1 off of Avacyn's can give you a card which does more damage and can split said damage, and let you have equal madness to discard cards if I counted correctly. If you're going to run a 1 off of either, Avacyn's Judgment I think is a better choice for mainboard.

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