Lava Axe

Lava Axe

Sorcery

Lava Axe deals 5 damage to target player.
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Lava Axe Discussion

UpsetYoMama on Dominaria's Most Ancient Evil

6 days ago

I don't really like Steam Augury. Personally I would run Jace, Architect of Thought in its place.

Not sure about running Living Death in here. Often times it might help your opponent more than you if they are graveyard based.

I don't like Blast of Genius as I think it's overcosted and it's not an instant. I would try Dig Through Time in its place, that card is just phenomenal.

I would cut Browbeat completely. In single player it's great. Not so much in a format with lots of life. 95% of the time your opponent just pays the life and it becomes a little better Lava Axe.

Breaking / Entering is okay. Do you mill yourself often? If you start running more delve stuff I could see it being useful. If you're just casting the other half there is better stuff to run.

I understand why you have Waste Not in here, but it requires two things to function well: your commander is out, and you connect without them blocking. If you draw it early game it will just sit on the board and not do much. I would cut it.

Magus of the Abyss seems against your gameplan a bit. I don't like that it gives them a choice.

Take Possession is extremely expensive. Is this because you're worried about things like artifacts and enchantments? Stuff like Vandalblast or Chaos Warp may be the better choice.

I can also recommend a couple of cards to run instead of other cards, if you can acquire them:

Demonic Tutor > Diabolic Tutor

Vampiric Tutor > Increasing Ambition

Necromancy > Rescue from the Underworld

Phyrexian Arena > Underworld Connections

Animate Dead > Zombify

One other thing I would change is maybe add more filtering to set up your draws. So Brainstorm, Ponder, Sensei's Divining Top, Scroll Rack, stuff like that.

And maybe some protection for your commander or stuff to make him unblockable: Lightning Greaves, Aqueous Form, Whispersilk Cloak.

I really like the deck -- and running Nicol Bolas as your commander. Hope some of that was helpful, I know it was super long lol.

omnipotato on My Fiery Death

1 week ago

I'd cut it down to 60 cards. Remove some of the worse dragons like Lightning Shrieker and Shivan Dragon. Lightning Shrieker is like a Lava Axe but worse, and Lava Axe isn't even good. You need more than 19 lands as well. If you want to spend some money, Bloodstained Mire is great. It's also a good investment because it's basically guaranteed to go up.

nobu_the_bard on Does day's undoing "damage wears ...

4 weeks ago

You can use brackets like this to link cards: [ [ Day's Undoing ] ]

Day's Undoing
Lava Axe

Day's Undoing ends the turn. The process of the turn ending isn't any different from how a turn normally ends, except that it may be ending earlier than usual (steps and phases may be skipped); it's this ending earlier that may cause a few oddities like the stack being exiled. "Damage wears off" in the reminder text is just reminding you that damage dealt to creatures wears off as per normal. Damage dealt to players doesn't wear off unless the card explicitly says it does.

Inside on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

1 month ago

In judge colors you have Tormenting Voice which is pretty sweet. Or if your a fan of damage there Lava Axe.

triproberts12 on 2015-07-22 update of ♙♟Tainted Immortality♟♙

1 month ago

Grove of the Burnwillows is a good way to force life-gain, and you'll have enough red mana sources at that point to play Fiery Justice! Boulderfall and Lava Axe for 3 mana? Yes please.

insertcleverid on Weird Combo I was thinking...

1 month ago

On second thought you have to exile Stolen Identity to use cipher so Archaeomancer wouldn't be able to target it. But I read the article CharonSquared posted and the ability cipher gives to the creature is a triggered ability so you could copy it. Would be cool to keep recycling some kind of Lava Axe if you had a way to make mana every attack phase like with Savage Ventmaw

Worldf1re on Burn V2.1

1 month ago

Not bad, although with the tiny amount of white, you could just add some Dragon's Claws and some Smelts to give you more health and some removal and just remove the white entirely

I'm still not a fan of Lava Axe however, as you have plenty of larger burn spells. Pyroclasm, Earthquake and/or Breaking Point could help so you can focus your burn on the player. For single target creature removal,Spitting Earth or Seismic Strike work well as they scale over time.

Keep in mind that Reverberate also copies over the X from Earthquake, so in late game, if you have more health than the other player/s you can just nuke the whole board.

Named_Tawyny on Hex vs Noggin Whack - ...

1 month ago

If it makes it any easier for you, think of Noggin Whack like Lava Axe.

In both cases, you're targeting a player, that's all.

Just as Lava Axe doesn't care that your opponent only has two life left, neither does Noggin Whack care that your opponent only has two cards in hand.

Color(s) Red
Cost 4R
Converted cost 5

Legality

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

Printings View all

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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