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

FSims81 on Bolas is More

1 day ago

Wondering if I need 4 Cancel, 4 Essence Scatter, and 4 Murder in this deck. If I remove 2 Scatter, maybe all 4, I would still have 8 removal and it would allow me to add in something like Lava Axe, Graveyard Marshal, or additional Lightning Strike.

JakeHarlow on KeldSnipe

4 days ago

@ SP3CTR3_chelts:

I've switched back to the 24-land build with Lava Axe in the main instead of Banefire. Lava Axe is a more efficient spell most of the time, as it's five damage for five mana, while Banefire won't outperform it on damage until we hit seven mana (unlikely in most matchups). Running 24 lands also makes Banefire stronger against control off of the sideboard, since we typically want to cast it with very high values for X. I'm thinking of putting in 1 or maybe 2 Detection Towers into the mana base like you've suggested.

Don't let the rarities fool you -- based on my testing, against most matchups, Lava Axe is the card you want to be casting on Turn 5 and beyond, not Banefire (still an amazing card against control, so we're still running the full set on the sideboard).

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

So there is Lava Axe, right?

And a step up is Lightning Axe, requiring either a cost of or discarding a card.

Next logical step would be...

Hellfire Axe


As an additional cost, you may pay 2 life. If you do, you may cast Hellfire Axe as though it has Flash.

Hellfire Axe deals 3 damage to you and 5 damage to target creature or Planeswalker.

The fires of Hell burn more than just flesh. They burn the soul of the ones attempting to conjure them from their raging pits.

So we go from a high-cost card to a low-cost card if you lose card advantage, down to a low-cost card that maintains card advantage if you're willing to take a hit against your own life total.

I'm sure there are some decks this can find it's way into easily (Cough Soulfire Grand Master, Firesong and Sunspeaker cough cough). However, I'm not entirely certain I did this right so I'm offering up the same challenge.

Make a vertical or horizontal cycle for a card that should have already been a cycle, or a card that helps complete one.

0b1ivi0nwa1k3r on Burn baby burn

3 months ago

I meant to say Lightning Axe instead of Lava Axe

Also Fiery Temper is a card to consider if you are going the madness route

0b1ivi0nwa1k3r on Burn baby burn

3 months ago

Why use Blood Mist when you can use Blood Moon or Blood Sun? Also a great cheap alternative to Ember-Eye Wolf (which as xyr0s said should not be in the deck) is Kari Zev, Skyship Raider or Kiln Fiend but they arent the best but they are the best 2 drops for burn that are cheap

Also i would like to go further then what xyr0s said and say that if your burn deck is to cheap that it cant include 4 Lightning Bolt 4 Lava Spike 4 Rift Bolt and 4 Searing Blaze then it shouldnt be made.

Also i would sugest that you add 4 Lava Axe since it seams like you are going with a madness theme

I would also really consider putting in Bomat Courier as it is the only real replacement for Goblin Guide which i would say is a must in any burn deck but isnt cheap

I hope i dont sound pretentious im just here to help

Easybr0wnies343 on

4 months ago


Let me preface this with a disclaimer. I haven't played commander. However, I do play a tuned Izzet deck and I feel that I could help with your deck.

  1. Essential blue cards: Counterspell and Cryptic Command. These are simply good cards that deserve to be in any blue deck. Remand is another card because it can help your commander trigger and draw you cards while forcing your opponent to sink mana into spells. Another card that you could use is Archmage Ascension to fish for good stuff after drawing things.

  2. Essential red cards: This is where you can make a few decisions. You could include a Combustible Gearhulk and several expensive burn spells to synergize with your commander, or you could go with a spell/storm variant and run Lightning Bolt, Needle Drop, and Braid of Fire as stated above. You could then run some Lava Axes or Inferno Jets to synergize with your commander.

  3. Possible inclusions: Epic Experiment could be really good if you had a bunch of mana, Djinn Illuminatus would be very helpful lategame, turning a lone Lightning Bolt or Electrolyze into a burn engine and/or draw engine. Electrolyze and Prophetic Bolt could also be very good.

Also, I haven't played much R/B or Grixis but I have a feeling Rakdos's Return would be good in here and Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker could be a powerful addition.

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