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Sorcery — Arcane
Lava Spike deals 3 damage to target player.
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Lava Spike Discussion
4 days ago
Hi! Answering your question about going Boros
IMHO it's better to start with your manabase since it opens access to more spells. IMHO if you're gonna play real Boros Burn you have to start with upgrading to Boros Charm and Lightning Helix. Moreover, it makes you able to play Deflecting Palm, Kor Firewalker and Path to Exile in sideboard.
I've been playing Searing Blaze without fetches – it's really poor. I'd rather add more Lava Spikes. And no, Searing Blood can't really replace it because it CONDITIONALLY deals damage to player. It's better play neither Searing Blaze nor Searing Blood in this case. True burn strategy is to focus on dealing damage to the opponent ignoring his 1/, 2/ and sometimes even 3/* creatures. More focus on opponent = more damage to the opponent = faster win. Burn isn't an archetype that can win long running matches.
Hope it was helpful :) Feel free to reach me in case of other questions
5 days ago
Yes you can use Stone Rain on a player who has hexproof, as hexproof "prevents spells and abilities your opponents control from targeting the thing with hexproof". This means you can use Stone Rain on their land and Lightning Strike on their creatures as it doesn't target them but you couldn't target them with a spell like Lava Spike.
1 week ago
Tonril Thanks for your feedback! This is my first (albeit upgraded) modern deck too!
Most of your recommendations I've considered, or have even been in previous iterations of the deck.
As far as cantrips go, Serum Visions is only in the deck because of how well it can set up a delver flip. I've recently been playtesting with 2-3x Opt to help smooth out draws and keep the consistency up.
The deck actually ran 4x Stormchaser Mage in my first build. It's a fun card, but I ended up cutting it because it encourages you to play more spells on your turn (prowess triggers) to get full value. It's for this same reason that I'm inclined to not play Monastery Swiftspear. My play preference is to be more of a "draw.attack-with-a-flipped-delver.pass" deck rather than a "dump my hand and alpha strike you" deck. Manamorphose and Lava Spike are definitely good cards to compliment this strategy, but it's just not where I want the deck to be right now.
I'm torn about Izzet Charm. I ran it as a 2x for so so long, but as my budget increased for the deck, it didn't quite make the cut. But it will always be the 2x in my heart.
Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm always happy to talk with other delver players! Let me know what you think about my response and about future iterations!
1 week ago
I would recommend a few cards: Monastery Swiftspear can be very powerful here. For other cantrips check out Thought Scour and Sleight of Hand. Cryptic Serpent can also be surprisingly powerful, and even something like Stormchaser Mage can surprise you. It can be quite good, especially when coupled with one or two copies of twisted image, which can then act as a pump spell for your Swiftspears and Stormchasers, seeing as their toughness is greater than their power, and that will also trigger prowess. You might even look at a card like Manamorphose which will trigger prowess while simultaneously replacing itself. The last card I could see you playing a few of is Lava Spike, which could also be pretty good here, because it can often act as that last bit of damage, and when combined with a couple prowess creatures, that one red mana could translate into 5, sometimes even 6 damage, rather than the 3 on the card. Oh, and also take a look at Izzet Charm. Never a bad card to draw, because it will always have a use. I hope some of this is helpful! This was basically my first modern deck, so it holds a special place in my heart.
1 week ago
So Lava Spike deals 3 dmg, trigger Furnace: 3 becomes 6. Trigger Insult: 6 becomes 12?
2 weeks ago
if you need more sideboard cards Leyline of Sanctity stops Lava Spike, Thoughtseize and Gifts Ungiven. And with both Lingering Souls and Timely Reinforcements I would highly recommend a Gideon, Ally of Zendikar at the 4 drop slot. Not sure what to cut for him though, but he should have some room in here.