Lava Spike


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters (MMA) Common
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Common

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Lava Spike

Sorcery — Arcane

Lava Spike deals 3 damage to target player.

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Lava Spike Discussion

magus_oblivion on Boros Burn

1 day ago

Ok, so here's what I'm thinking for this deck. Option 1: Go for a typical burn deck. Red with a splash of white. This is a well-established deck in the metagame, and you can look up a decklist online. You would run Goblin Guide, Monastery Swiftspear, Lava Spike, Searing Blaze, etc. in addition to the burn spells you've already got here. Some people run Vexing Devil in place of Goblin Guide, which I personally think is a good move.

Option 2: Green-red aggro. More creature-oriented, this would be a little slower than burn but also more resilient and heavy-hitting. The idea one guy I played against had is that Pelt Collector is an excellent 1-drop that combos with a few key creatures. If you play turn 1 Pelt Collector then turn 2 Vexing Devil, and your opponent pays life to sacrifice the devil, then Pelt Collector winds up with 2 +1/+1 counters on it. Same with Ball Lightning and Groundbreaker. In addition, Bloodbraid Elf cascades into basically any of these, and you have the colors to run Atarka's Command which is a strictly better Skullcrack. The mana base can be a little shaky with 3 red for Ball Lightning and 3 green for Groundbreaker if you do both, so I'd run a minimum of 4 Stomping Ground and 4 Wooded Foothills, probably at least 2 Copperline Gorge, and then maybe 1 or 2 Raging Ravine. The guy I played against also ran Domri Rade, which could help when you run out of cards in hand. I ended up winning the match on the back of Vampire Hexmage in my mono-black midrange brew, so having a way to deal with first-strikers might be important since humans typically runs Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.

Option 3: Go for some form of midrange build, possibly in Naya colors. I'd have to do some research to figure out what this would look like, as I generally just haven't seen Naya colors played at all. Usually at this point people just play Jund colors since black tends to give then access to better cards than white. But it would be cool to see what white can do.

vorpalaxe on The Perfect Kill it with Fire

6 days ago

I recommend using two Vexing Devils because it is the best first turn drop. It is still good on turn two, but on turn three you would rather cast anything else. Viashino Pyromancer is a better third turn drop. Getting three Vexing Devils in one game would be terrible, but getting one in your opening hand is ideal. just my thoughts. Browbeat is too slow, unfortunately. the first time I got stuck with nothing but Needle Drop, I took them all out. Love the card, but it is no Lava Spike.

JagDogger2525 on The Perfect Kill it with Fire

6 days ago

vasarto77 I am trying to keep as close to 1 and 2 CMC as possible since Ball Lightning is 3 CMC. Rift Bolt is only in because it is basically a suspended Lit Bolt, Guttersnipe because of the 1 damage per instant/sorcery, and Browbeat mainly for (potential) card draw

vorpalaxe I am not adding Vexing Devil because at $8-$10 per card and the need to include 3-4 of him, if I did, I need to keep this deck under $100.

I still have to finish the deck but it is mainly up to the player to get to know different variations of mono-color with a good deck in Magic for UNDER $100 that they would tweak it after building. That's why I also added the "Previous Renditions" because they have both. So there is still a chance of having them but once I get the deck situated.

If Lit Bolt and Lava Spike was less than $1 per card and Devil was half the price, then I would have 4 Devils in.

Snap157 I need to think about the Sunscorched Desert

mtgmaestro on 12 Bolts

1 week ago

this looks fun definately gonna run something like it. have you considered Lava Spike

Zomboss75 on Modern U/R Counterburn

1 month ago

Hello Cereal_Killer. Thank you for all the suggestions. ( I forgot that B meand black not blue, oops.)

I do agree with most of your suggestions as Manamorphose does not do much while testing. I currently do not have any extra Mana Leak but will add them in when I get them. I might swap out Negate for Rift Bolt, more Lava Spike, or more Izzet Charm but will need to playtest more. Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip and Torrential Gearhulk is there because I don't have Snapcaster Mage or Jace, the Mind Sculptor. I do not have any more Baral, Chief of Compliance but want to add more. Not sure about Chandra, Torch of Defiance, she might be added at a later date. No Scalding Tarn as I want to go semi/decently budget. Gut Shot seems good against an opponents turn one Noble Hierarch and other things like that while not losing tempo on my part. Pyroclasm, Relic of Progenitus., and Echoing Truth seem good but I don't know what to replace them with. Again, thanks for all the help!

Cereal_Killer on Modern U/R Counterburn

1 month ago

Seems a nice idea, but, first of all, this is UR, not BR or BU as you have written in the deck's name and in the description

Now, In my opinion Manamorphose does nothing here, I'd change it with some Serum Visions or Telling Time if you want to draw cards

I'd also reduce Disallow up to 2 copies and add some more Mana Leak

Personally I'd put Negate in sideboard and I'd remove it from main. You could add Rift Bolt, another Izzet Charm or one more Lava Spike

I don't really like also Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip. When it's a creature it is easily destroyable and when he is a pw you'll use it to do the same thing Snapcaster Mage does (card that I personally prefer to Torrential Gearhulk)

Baral, Chief of Compliance it's really good here. Have you considered putting some more copies?

Do you think Chandra, Torch of Defiance could fit this deck?

Land part: if you want to spend some money you could add Scalding Tarn

Sideboard: Alpine Moon is the cheap alternative to Blood Moon

Gut Shot does nothing

Maybe some Pyroclasm, Relic of Progenitus, Echoing Truth?

LonelyDonkeyKong on Searing Flesh

1 month ago

I think Lava Spike is fine in the deck. If you wanted to upgrade I would think about swapping some creatures out for upgrades instead. Since the biggest anti-synergy I see here is your creatures that ping opponents for spells cant attack. So having the haste cards doesn't help. So I would either add in Pyromancer Ascension, Grapeshot over some of the 1 mana haste draw cards.

I wouldn't add in Browbeat since Risk Factor is almost strictly better. But I don't think you need that card. You will be hitting hard and hopefully be killing your opponent before that really matters.

Other cards that are not too expensive to consider would be Guttersnipe for more damage, Young Pyromancer for the ability to block and attack wide and Bedlam Reveler to refuel.

TheSurgeon on Searing Flesh

1 month ago

LonelyDonkeyKong, Yeah. I was thinking with my wallet, mostly. They are ordered and on the way.

Was also thinking about replacing Lava Spike with Browbeat, as I know hitting a dead-end in my draw chain is probable. Thoughts?

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