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Lava Axe . Its so overprinted, you'd have to collect a dump truck full and set the whole pile on fire to increase their value. But then again, I guess they'd just print more.
If you have the cash, get Steam Vents instead of the guildgate.
Drop Spell Blast , its one of the worst counter spells.
Put a Cyclonic Rift in main board, you want a bomb/game changer if the board gets busy.
You could drop down to 22 lands, I would drop an Island . Also drop an additional island to replace with a mountain.
Drop Fluxcharger your deck is mainly build for burning, and comboing off of creatures such as Guttersnipe and Goblin Electromancer . Don't worry about blocking, winning at 1 life is the same as winning at 20 life. Plus if your using you deck the way it is currently build, you will be burning there offensive to the ground, then swinging in for some dmg with your combo creatures. Plus Young Pyromancer ability, and Chandra's Phoenix should be enough to block incoming attacks. By dropping the charger I add a Goblin Electromancer and a Chandra's Phoenix .
Lava Axe is not a worth while card, however with four Electromancers I could see running it. However drop the extra one in the side board, as it takes up space, and more then three in the main board is wasteful as well.
I would drop the Molten Birth , for more effective cards to deal with creatures that will try to attack you. Add in another Magma Jet , the scry ability makes it so effective. And lastly add in another Lightning Strike .
I would then drop either all your Flames of the Firebrand or Nivix Cyclops , as you need a 60 card deck if you want to increase your chances of getting the cards you need as fast as possible. 62 card counts does not do this. Dropping the extra one will allow for your board wipe, Cyclonic Rift .
I would add another Turn//Burn in your sideboard, they are good against Indestructible creatures (right now thats mainly threos gods in standard)
Then craft your sideboard for what ever you expect you may play against at your local FMN that you cannot deal with in your main board. If you have no idea what you are up against then put in cards against common deck builds in standard at the moment. Also throw in stuff that would counter act your own deck, in case you play a mirror match up.
Member that you can always draw inspiration from other decks on this site.
Suffocating Blast in your maybe board is not standard legal.
Drop/add over look:
Main board:-3 Nivix Cyclops or Flames of the Firebrand ,- 2 Fluxcharger ,-2 Island ,-2 Molten Birth ,+1 Mountain ,+1 Magma Jet ,+1 Lightning Strike ,+1 Cyclonic Rift ,+1 Chandra's Phoenix ,+2 Goblin Electromancer ,
Thank you for the suggestion about land, I will try it out and see how it works. Unfortunately I can't use those cards you suggested because they're not in standard and I want to keep in standard because I play FNM. In their place though I could put some bigger red creatures, there are a few in standard that I have which would work. Fleshpulper Giant , Shivan Dragon , or Lava Axe could work.
I do like the Goblin Rally suggestion, especially with Purphoros, God of the Forge . Really, my main reason for having Lava Axe in the first place was in case damage output stalled and I needed a good final punch. But the token aspect just fits better anyway. As far as the land, Ubermat, my hope is with >30 cards with CMC at 1 or 2, it will be okay, but increasing the number of lands is something I'd be willing to consider if needed once I get a few games in with the deck.
I like the idea of exchanging Lava Axe for Goblin Rally . Or at least doing one of each. I would go at least 18 lands though. I could see you getting mana screwed. especially if you have 5 or 6, 4 or 5 CMC cards in your deck. I would probably at least add two Mountain .
|Avg. draft pick||6.86|
|Avg. cube pick||11.37|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|2012 Core Set||Common|
|2011 Core Set||Common|
|2010 Core Set||Common|
|Portal Second Age||Common|