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Lava Axe Discussion
9 hours ago
Wow, thanks for the valuable comments RawwwrKendy!
I'll definitely playtest the deck with friends using proxies and will seriously think of borrowing the missing cards to go to FNM... I appreciate your continuous feedback and suggestion on lowering the curve.
Erebos, God of the Dead is definitely to consider (again, another investment, but a singleton might be OK if it is reusable later in Commander), especially for SB; for mainboard I think Mogis, God of Slaughter is better than him or Purphoros, God of the Forge.
The low drops are interesting and deserve consideration, although I dismissed them some weeks ago when brewing the first iteration of the deck for the benefit of the similar ones included (Gurmag Swiftwing, Ruthless Ripper...). Can't recall the rationale on all cases but I tried to pick 1) the cheapest ones 2) among those with the maximum number of static abilities and 3) for the most versatile mana cost--- There could of course be room for improvement via some misjudged subpar creatures for this deck...
I'm not sold on Lightning Shrieker (save maybe for Limited, which I don't play), because I see it mostly as Lava Axe, unless it gets traded or is sacrificed to Collateral Damage for the Soulflayer... I'd rather have Stormbreath Dragon which dodges the white exiling auras, but the 2 red mana requirement is a steep one, as you pointed out; maybe even a singleton of the new Dragonlord Kolaghan would do...
Other things I am considering is Roast just out of the sheer number of current meta fat dwellers it kills for just 1R...
I can't see the link to your deck, btw... (it gives a 404...)
4 days ago
Ok, that makes sense, I'll put in a couple Sarkhan's Rages in the sideboard. This makes me so sad... I can't believe you can't just smack face with Dragonlord Atarka. I thought it was so good because it was Lava Axe on an 8/8 flyer. Nevertheless, its still pretty good. What should I take out of the sideboard for a second Sarkhan's Rage.
1 week ago
I run a similar deck (which badly needs updating) that runs Groundbreaker to really push up the clock--it tends to goldfish around turn 4 over half of the time. I also run Mistcutter Hydra due to being in a pretty blue meta, and I've also run Timbermare in the past as a a green Lava Axe.
1 week ago
@n1ght_zombie Yes the Vexing Devil is not a cheap card, but a good one to have. I don't use Lava Axe because of it's high casting cost. If you look at the cast of this build you'll see that it goes no higher than 3. By turn 5 when you should be able to cast the Lava Axe, the game should be over. A lot of people use the Goblin Guide, not a card I'm a fan of. I think the Monastery Swiftspear is a better card. It's cheaper and more affective in my opinion. As far as replacements for the devils, it all depends on what you're looking to do with your deck.
2 weeks ago
Aqueous Form is also standard legal.
The current standard legal sets are Theros, Born of the Gods, Journey to Nyx, Magis 2015, Khans of Tarkir, and Fate Reforged. If one of your cards is not in any of those sets, it is not standard legal. Past printings of a card that is legal are also legal. For example, if you have a Lava Axe from 8th edition or whatever, it's legal to play because Lava Axe was in M15.
|Avg. draft pick||7.13|
|Avg. cube pick||11.62|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|2012 Core Set||Common|
|2011 Core Set||Common|
|2010 Core Set||Common|
|Portal Second Age||Common|