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Lava Axe


Lava Axe deals 5 damage to target player.

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gingerbearmatt on Standard Brood Dragons HELP!!!

5 days ago

I am thinking of creating a dragon something or other for Standard as M15 has some lovelies in it.

These are the cards that I was thinking:

not too sure where to go from here...thought about splashing black...but not too sure... HELP!!!

zargaden on GB edh, graveyard

5 days ago

So judging by the commander, I would say you want to do things in the graveyard and pull them back. My favorite way to do this is to work with creatures that have "when this creature enters the battlefield" or "when another creature enters the battlefield" type creatures. This also means I want a lot of sacrifice and reanimating.

Therefore, cheap cards like Abhorrent Overlord , Abyssal Horror , Acidic Slime , Soul of the Harvest , Kresh the Bloodbraided , Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper , Shattergang Brothers , Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Archdemon of Unx , Artillerize , Barter in Blood , Harvester of Souls , Zealous Conscripts etc. are amazing additions to your deck. You could probably throw in everything I listed from a card shop or online for less than $8 to seriously improve this deck. Also, get a Rise from the Grave or Torrent of Souls in this deck! You have Attrition , Mind Rot , you could get a rakdos return to stop your opponents card draw, yet the thing you are missing out on in that combo is reanimating your opponent's creature.

If you were really looking to spend some heavier cash, I would use Birthing Pod , Grave Titan , Sheoldred, Whispering One , and more.

In all serious, you don't want Feral Incarnation , Lava Axe , Cone of Flame , Mugging , Traitorous Instinct , Ornithopter , Karametra's Favor , or Siege Wurm in the deck. These things are all fairly detrimental to the style you're playing for one reason or another.

In this Jund style, you really want to overwhelm your opponent with bomb creatures that you bring right back when they die. The only serious control you would need is board wipe for things getting out of control on your opponent's side. For this, I recommend Life's Finale , Bonfire of the Damned , or Perilous Vault . My favorite is the vault because it exiles everything, but If you go with it, make sure you kill as much of your own stuff as you can before you trigger it!

Does anything I said help?

BirkaBirkowski on M15 Rakdos

1 week ago

If you're keeping RTR out of the deck, another good choice, which combos supremely well with Goblin Rabblemaster, is Foundry Street Denizen . You could also go with Typhoid Rats .

I personally would go with: -1 Soul of Innistrad , -2 Soul of Shandalar , -2 Lava Axe , -1 Xathrid Slyblade , -2 Eternal Thirst , +2 Typhoid Rats , +3 Lightning Strike , +1 Stab Wound , +2 Generator Servant then playtest to see where it goes from there

CelticStag on M15 Rakdos

1 week ago

Thank you BirkaBirkowski I am already thinking of dropping 2 of my souls, one of Innistrad and Shandalar each. While they haven't impeded me yet, I do see them quite often in my opening hand and it's a little disconcerting. I'm counting down the days that it'll bite me

With regards to the Cackler, I'd love to run him, but I'm keeping RTR block out of this one completely, as the next block is imminent and I don't want to have to tweak it in a few months or move it into modern. I'm also concerned with the Lava Axes. Too often I'm worried about valid targets and really wishing I could be more flexible with that spell. Sure it's a big old punch to the face, but I think I'll go flexible with Lightning Strike instead.

I'm thinking:-1 Soul of Innistrad -1 Soul of Shandalar -2 Lava Axe -1 Xathrid Slyblade + 2 Lightning Strike +1 Generator Servant +2 Dragon Mantle

I'll let you know how it runs, and thanks for the feedback

Enlightened_Jedi on Burn

1 week ago


Satyr Firedancer

Eidolon of the Great Revel

more stoke, and i would play Font of Ire over Lava Axe

also some draw is nice, Wild Guess

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nismosean on Burn and Block

2 weeks ago

If you are going for burn you will need to maximize the most mana efficient red damage spells to kill your opponent faster. For 2 mana to kill a 2 toughness creature and 3 damage to your opponent you will want 4x Searing Blood, 4x Lightning Strike, 4x Magma Jet only because of it's scry ability.

Eidolon of the Great Revel says player not opponent so any low CMC spell you play would also burn you. The other creatures and things don't seem to play well into the burn portion of this deck's theme. Something like this will allow your blockers to get out quick and kill anything they block and you can go offensive too and burn then with any unspent mana.

4x Typhoid Rats 4x Pharika's Chosen 4x Baleful Eidolon 4x Satyr Firedancer 4x Inferno Fist 4x Lightning Strike 4x Searing Blood 2x Stab Wound 2x Bile Blight 2x Anger of the Gods 2x Lava Axe 12x Swamp 12x Mountain

djakes on Burn control deck

2 weeks ago


Since you said you were struggling for a total of 20 total damage to the opponent before being killed, it sounds like you need to both add more direct damage spells and increase their efficiency.

Guttersnipe deals 2 damage to the opponent every time you cast an instant or sorcery spell, while Goblin Electromancer makes them cheaper to cast. So you could cast, say, Lava Axe for 3R rather than 4R with the Goblin down, and it would deal 7 damage with Guttersnipe down, rather than 5.

Lightning Bolt does 3 damage while Shock does 2 damage, for the same mana. Easy choice.

Other spells such as Searing Blood are more mana efficient than, say, Lava Axe . It can remove creatures early on, as well as do direct damage.

The scrying part of Dissolve allows you a degree of deck filtering, to help you find a card you might prefer. A burn spell that does something similar is Magma Jet - very useful.

Mizzium Mortars is useful in both early- and late-game, thanks to its secondary "Overload" cost.

djakes on Burn control deck

2 weeks ago

Lightning Bolt over Shock , Dissolve over Cancel

A few cards seem redundant - Crushing Pain would be better replaced by something like Mizzium Mortars , for example.

There are many better choices for direct damage spells than Lava Axe - it's just two mana intensive to bother. Better to run a set of Guttersnipe and Goblin Electromancer to help with the burning. Stuffy Doll needs the deck to be built around it, otherwise it's practically useless, as cool as it is.

Maybe you'll get some ideas from a similar deck of mine: Izzet Combos Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.03 $0.14 $0.64 $0.26
Color(s) R
Cost 4R
Converted cost 5
Avg. draft pick 6.86
Avg. cube pick 11.25


Format Legality
Heirloom Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern 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
Starter 2000 Common
Starter 1999 Common
Urza's Legacy Common
Portal Second Age Common
Portal Common