Lava Axe


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
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Starter 2000 (S00) Common
Starter 1999 (S99) Common
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Common
Portal Second Age (P02) Common
Portal (POR) Common

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Lava Axe


Lava Axe deals 5 damage to target player.

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Lava Axe Discussion

The_Fallen_Duke on Ligthing n lava

1 month ago

I usually do not play much red myself so take it with a grain of sand, but I would rather have Lightning Bolt instead of Burst Lightning and definetely Lava Spike instead of Lava Axe: for the same amount of mana you would spend with the cards currently in the deck, you would be able to potentially inflict much more damage.I would also consider having Firebolt: cheap, effective and you can re-cast it from your graveyard if needed.

You haven't mentioned any format, so I assume this deck is for casual play and there are not limits with legal cards, am I correct?

Argy on First deck you Built

1 month ago

Mine was Mono and scrounged together from cards I had cracked from packs, and picked out of the singles pile at my local shop.

24 Lands (all Mountains), 24 Creatures, and 12 Non-Creature spells, as per online instructions.

The centrepiece was the first card I ever bought, Stormbreath Dragon. It cost me a grand total of AU$15. About US$20.

It had a good curve, starting with Akroan Crusader, moving into Dragon Hatchling, Young Pyromancer, and Guttersnipe, then finally Chandra, Pyromaster, and a dose of Lava Axe to finish the party.

It also had some copies of Act of Treason, which my friend used to HATE.

It won a few games, despite me missing almost every single trigger!

BlaineTog on Dagger Burn

3 months ago

I like the idea, but I see three main problems.

  1. You don't have enough evasive creatures to help you flip Dowsing Dagger  Flip easily.

  2. You don't have any place to put the mana from Lost Vale  Flip.

  3. 22 lands is going to lead to stumbles in the early game.

The obvious solution to the first issue is to go up to the full 4 copies of Kitesail Freebooter. I'd also recommend running Siren Stormtamer. It's cheap, evasive, and the ability can be useful to protect your Ferocidons and Freebooters.

For the second issue, I'd recommend running at least 3 copies of Cut / Ribbons. The deck could stand to have a bit more removal anyway and ripping a big Ribbons later one could be a great way to close games out. It would drastically reduce your fizzle rate, too, since it's a lot harder to race a couple of bigger Lava Axes from the graveyard than pings.

For the third, 24 lands should ensure that you can get to your Panharmonicons at a decent rate. You could go with a light Desert package (a few copies of Ifnir Deadlands and Ramunap Ruins) to help ensure you don't flood out.

I'm not sure what to cut, though; that's the rub.

mtg_artifacts on Turtle Tribal

3 months ago

Turtleshell Changeling (replace with 1 Calcite Snapper and 1 Horned Turtle) and Tortoise Formation (replace with 2 Spell Pierce) plus Meandering Towershell (replace with 2 Thriving Turtle) and for better blocking Freed from the Real (replace with 1 Essence Scatter) annnnnnnnd to keep your Azor's Elocutors on the battlefield Darksteel Plate (replace with 2 Island) Also my strat for this deck is: block get out your Azor's Elocutors put the Darksteel Plate on them then block with your turtles so you dont take damage (If you something like a Lava Axe use a counter spell) untell you can automatically win the game. FLAWLESS!!!

filthyc4sual on What is Modern?

3 months ago

Some great Spells-Matter cards are Kiln Fiend, Monastery Swiftspear, Young Pyromancer, Bedlam Reveler and Delver of Secrets  Flip. I would suggest cutting down to 10 overall copies of creatures, and you should at least have Monastery Swiftspear.

I would also cut Lava Axe (not sure if you meant Lightning Axe or something, if so it's probably fine)

If you want a t2 win condition, add Simian Spirit Guides and Assault Strobe and Kiln Fiends

xavierthecartoonist on Chaotic Red

5 months ago

replace Lava Axe with Mana Clash, and I think you're good.

Argy on I own every Chandra

6 months ago

I have a few other cards that I carry with my Chandras:

  • Eager Construct - best Magic card ever made, Scrying beats Flying
  • Enlarge - the first piece of art I fell in love with
  • Black Cat - the second piece of art I liked
  • Runeclaw Bear - the first bear card I ever owned
  • Totally Lost - I found this among some junk singles and fell in love with Fblthp
  • Switcheroo - I love the entire flavour of this card
  • A Buffy Jenny Callendar card, coz she was cool
  • A custom Diabolic Tutor card I made with me dressed as Chandra and the LGS owner whispering in my ear (he has long, black hair)
  • Storm Crow - you kind of have to

I also have Rock, Paper, Scissors but mine are foil copies of Meteorite, Jayemdae Tome, and Ensoul Artifact

I think I should go back to my project of collecting every copy of Lava Axe that has ever been printed.

I need to complete my Minotaur collection, too. I have all the Creatures, but I need stuff like Didgeridoo.

Argy on Which Chandra is the best?

6 months ago

DarkLaw I activated Chandra Pyromancer's (which is what they SHOULD have called her) ultimate one night at FNM, not long after I had playing.

I didn't hit anything worthwhile, even though I had Lava Axe in the deck, and I've never used her competitively since.

I do have her in a Casual deck that I muck around with at home. She's a lot of fun if you find the right shell for her.

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