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Lava Coil deals 4 damage to target creature. If that creature would die this turn, exile it instead.
Lava Coil Discussion
1 week ago
This is good. I would suggest you mainboard two Shock and that the Lava Coil pair go in the sideboard. Also, I would reomove the Wizard's Lightning and add a finishing burn spell for the side when you face a control-based matchup. Banefire is my go to for that.
2 weeks ago
Corvaxis Thanks for the comments! Money is a bit of a factor, so it might be tricky to get another Hydroid Krasis for a while. Originally, I tried having more focus on counters, but found that too slow, especially against aggro. The main reason I sideboarded Lava Coil and added Shock is because Shock is a bit more flexible than Lava Coil. The main focus is getting Niv-Mizzet, Parun and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer out asap and getting value out of my spells quickly. Lava Coil only works on creatures, so against a creatureless deck it's pretty much a dead card I can only use on my own creatures (though to be fair, this also applies to Root Snare , which for some reason I hadn't thought about). I will consider picking up another Cindervines though. I haven't gotten to test this out much since putting things together this way, but it does seem improved over the counter focus it had before. I wonder though, should I add more Cindervines, or should I instead keep the number I have and instead pick up a couple Ral, Storm Conduit copies? Ral and Niv seem like they should be deadly together.
2 weeks ago
The card you were thinking of is Lava Coil but I think Lightning Strike is better right now because it can hit planeswalkers which is very important right now. Sure exiling the creature is cool, but it’s also a sorcery. There are only a couple decks that care about the graveyard right now, and they aren’t that popular.
2 weeks ago
Right off the bat I would suggest upping the number of Hydroid Krasis to 2 at least (beast card btw). This comes from a personal hate of 1 offs though, because if one gets removed or exiled, then it just feels so harsh.
Cindervines should also go up to 3. The value it gives is just so good. Maybe even go up to 4, and toy around with how many you want in the main board and side board.
Aside from that, it just seems like you're doing a lot with this deck. Do you have room to take anything out for a better focus? Shock is ok, but with only 2 of it, are you reliably drawing it when needed? And even at 1 mana, if you played both of them for a trade, if you're splitting them, I feel like you've already got enough control, and if you need to use both on one target, Lava Coil provides better value.
What does your current record look like with this deck (not hating, just trying to get a feel of it)? And how much of a factor is money for you?
2 weeks ago
could all find a home in this deck. You're also pretty low on both removal and counterspells for a deck that wants to be 'control'.
are decent removal options that won't break the bank. 6-8 targetted removal spells will be what you want to shoot for. 1-2 of something that can deal with a whole board of guys is a good idea too, like
Anger of the Gods
are some of the most popular counterspells that you're missing.
are all less popular options that still get the job done, and can save you from shelling out $120 for a set of cryptics. Feel free to mix and match counters, but be sure you're getting a good mix of ones that are powerful early game and ones that are powerful late game. Try to shoot for 6-10 counterspells, your sweet spot will be somewhere in there. As for cuts,
Clout of the Dominus
will all probably struggle to pull their weight in the deck.
Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Mullac, thanks for the suggestions! I initially ran Priest of the Forgotten Gods in the mainboard, but it felt too slow in most matches, so I switched it out for a speedier alternative for Game 1. I keep it in the sideboard for creature-heavy/midrange decks, where I think it excels.
Regarding Midnight Reaper vs Rix Maadi Reveler , I chose the Reaper, because I think it is riskier to dump my whole hand on the field before getting to draw cards, especially against decks with Cry of the Carnarium . I am not sure if my logic here is right and might test out the Reveler even for its non-Spectacle ability.
I have exile in the form of Despark and am currently running Lava Coil in the place of the Shock s (which I don't have at the moment). I am testing a sideboard with Shock s to be able to respond more flexibly to the white and red aggro decks, and primarily because it costs only 1 mana. Not sure about that one either. I wonder if Tibalt, Rakish Instigator be a good alternative to Shock ...
Lava Coil occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.84%