Lava Axe

Lava Axe


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

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4 days 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 Remedy ...

1 week 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 week 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

2 weeks 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 - ...

2 weeks 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.

MagnusMTG on Red/Black Aggro

3 weeks ago

I like the flavor. Some suggestions:

Your mana-curve is kinda spikey - try fewer 1- and 3- mana spells, and add some 2's and 4's.

Lava Axe and Weight of the Underworld are a bit weak. There are better spells to fill those roles.

Tormented Hero has heroic, but to get value you need spells to target him - enchantment pumps, or instants.

Boza on Rakdos Aggro

1 month ago

The demigods are nice, but they do not belong in this particular deck. They are sharing the spot for worst card with all of the sorceries. However, lets assume we want them for some reason. We actually want the rest of the deck to be aggressive. I will try to keep the costs as low as possible.

21 lands - anything can go here.

4 Demigod of Revenge - he does nothing. A worse Lava Axe. Terrible card... unless you actually build for him. Our goal will be to Demigod them to pieces.

4 Faithless Looting - key spell, works with everything in the deck.

4 Stinkweed Imp - dredging is a fine way to get stuff in the grave.

3 Darkblast - mostly for dredge.

4 Oona's Prowler - evasive attacker and discard outlet.

4 Rotting Rats - works very well with dredge.

3 Undertaker - get back a Demigod to cast it.

4 Grave Scrabbler - gets back demigod or anything else, especially well with discard.

4 Tormenting Voice - try to replace every draw with a dredge.

3 Lightning Bolt - some removal is cool.

1 Avatar of Discord - effect and creature are very powerful.

BlueScope on If I play Brightstone Ritual ...

1 month ago

The card itself is great in a Goblin deck - Let's say you control 5 Goblin tokens, and have Brightstone Ritual and a Lava Axe in your Hand, and control only 1 Mountain. You can only produce with your Mountain, which is short of casting Lava Axe, but enough to cast Brightstone Ritual.
So, you cast the Ritual, and when it resolves, it looks at the number of Goblins you control and sees 5, therefore, it will add to your mana pool. That is enough to cast Lava Axe.

As a bonus effect, the Ritual also counts Goblins your opponents control.

Color(s) Red
Cost 4R
Converted cost 5


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