Lava Axe


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Starter 2000 (S00) Common
Starter 1999 (S99) Common
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Common
Portal Second Age (P02) Common
Portal (POR) Common

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Lava Axe


Lava Axe deals 5 damage to target player.

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Lava Axe Discussion

Chasmolinker on Budget Jund

3 weeks ago

Does Browbeat offer any more consistency with the extra point of damage? I know the Jump-start on Risk Factor is REALLY strong, but I think you have a better chance of seeing 3 cards with Browbeat. Lava Axe gets you 1/4 of the way to winning.

Jackamo on Wizards of the Coast v3.5

2 months ago

Alright man you're getting better. I've been watching this deck evolve and I'll tell you what it's much better than the first time we played. I agree with Zarathoustra and you know I do. You have limited resources but don't be afraid to look for trades and buy from the store. Also Opt while a good card... I'd rather be drawing the card I need and not the 1 mana scry and pick a card. I'd say 3 is a good number and this upcoming rotation with flashback? Tormenting Voice is and excellent choice maybe drop the Lava Axe and Vodalian Arcanist and favor cards like Shock. The Guilds of Ravnica is going to be an amazing set for you Gawain. Keep working!

MurderForBrunch on The Finest Flavor Text Comedy (Top 60 of MTG)

2 months ago

Hi! A couple cards I love regarding the flavor text are Lava Axe and Mogg Fanatic

TriusMalarky on Let's Discuss: Mad Salty Bois

2 months ago

My most salty was probably when I played against an 8-Rack for the first time. To this day, 8-Rack is still my least favorite deck to play against. Mill is okay, even Ponza is better than 8-Rack. Land Destruction at the very least gives you a chance, because you can't have too much land hate and still be competitive. But 8-Rack is built especially to ban you from playing Magic AND win because of it. I called it a b***h.

Then there's this one friend, and boi is he salty. If he wins it's always because his deck was better and he played better, but if he loses it's because I was lucky or have BS broken cards. You know the type, right? One time I played against his Legacy Mana Flare deck with my janky Kefnet the Mindful Standard and beat him 50% of the time. 'Cos you know, 5/5 Flying God that can only attack when I have 7 or more cards in hand is broken compared to casting Reverse the Sands followed by a massive Banefire.

And the thing is, he still thinks Reverse the Sands and Lava Axe are good cards.

Hexaflexagon on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Damn! Noice.

The Axed

Legendary Creature - Elemental

First Strike

When ~ enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you have a card called Lava Axe in your graveyard.

When ~ enters the battlefield, Lava Axe.


First, watch that video. Then create Amoss, who must be a Saproling or a Fungus

lagotripha on BRG Modern Fling Burn

3 months ago

Why green? Surely this is a deck that would rather jam Pentad Prism for that single turn burst damage.

I'd also like to see some more creatures over vines and slip- possibly even Act of Aggression. Lupine Prototype is a solid Lava Axe which can be a creature when you need it. Cards like Keldon Marauders are also solid options, with things like Ball Lightning into thud looking outright terrifying- killing a player from 12 on an empty board.

Cosmic Larva is a big body, and by the time you are leaving it on the battelfield the lands don't matter, so its worth a look. Similarly, Devastating Summons as a 1 or 2 of seems really strong when a game is stalling.

B/R has some flying bricks which are also worth a look- Falkenrath Aristocrat and the like are both good fuel and likely to get an attack in before getting sacced.

Last but by no means least- Whip of Erebos. Big lifelink creatures are good, and graveyard recursion on them is very strong.

Icbrgr on Howling Mine + Mind Funeral

3 months ago

@cdkime yeah i think my issue with my brew at this point is what you fundamentally said about the mill archetype earlier...

"Mill is traditionally a hyper-aggressive deck--a good analogy is Burn. Both generally try to win as explosively as possible, killing an opponent before they can be overwhelmed themselves."

As my list initially looked and even how it is now it isnt really hyper-aggressive nor trying to win as explosively as possible... but rather building around less than ideal cards within the archetype that require a lot of synergy/support to get online/result in winning... again comparing to Burn its like im building around Lightning Strike and Falkenrath Gorger.

I do wish to remain in the creature theme being boosted off of milling the opponent... but I think I need to improve my decklist to facilitate a more aggressive/explosive win approach if I intend to Contend in the Modern formt... Perhaps Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank with some evasion is what im looking for... Im not sure but ill keep working/brewing with it.

ScryLord on High Seas - Red Blue Black Pirates

3 months ago

I think your better alternative for Lava Axe should be Banefire.

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