Lavaborn Muse

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Legions (LGN) Rare

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Lavaborn Muse

Creature — Spirit

At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has two or fewer cards in hand, Lavaborn Muse deals 3 damage to him or her.

Lavaborn Muse Discussion

FenrisBurgess on Nicol Bolas, the Ravager - Discard

1 month ago
  • Playing a deck like this will inevitably lead to your opponent without much of a hand.
  • This will leave the spells that damage your opponent for discarding mostly useless.
  • At the same time, this means anything they happen to come across, they will play almost immediately, meaning your discard strategy won't be nearly as effective.
  • The Rack type effects are best for this kind of deck.
  • Examples of viable rack type cards are Paupers' Cage , Skullcage , and Bulwark .
  • You are already using these in the forms of Lavaborn Muse and Hellfire Mongrel
  • Black Vise type effects could be useful if you plan to force feed your opponent, but since you're making them discard, I don't see much point in that.
  • If your goal is to discard, running mill cards isn't going to help your strategy. You're reducing the deck's consistency by including them.
  • You're going to want to run Painful Quandary simply due to its taxing nature.
  • Lastly, you have a lot of mana rocks, but no artifacts that serve any utility, and more questionably, no Chromatic Lantern . While you have some X and higher cost spells, all that mana could be a dead draw, especially considering you're running 37 lands already.
  • Add in something like Strionic Resonator , or anything else that can make use of your permanent's abilities.

  • Keep in mind you're using a strategy that is considered low-power unless it is executed in a specific way. I don't see you having very much fun with this deck as it currently is, but who knows, maybe you are.

Skinken on Tibalt / Wheel of Fortune Oathbreaker

1 month ago

Black Vise deals ridicolous amounts of damage during a game if you get it down turn 1. It also has some really nice synergy with Wheel of Fortune

Lavaborn Muse and similar seem bad for the same reason. Poor synergy with your signature spell. Consider lowering the curve, adding more 1-drops to kill off opposing planeswalkers early

KayneMarco on *Primer* A Hellish Crusade [Edgy Specter Tribal]

7 months ago

Damage to opponents from discard effects is good but what bout when they have no cards left to discard? Got a few ideas for ya to check out that will damage them for having an empty hand:

KayneMarco on Bolas Says Discard

7 months ago

Have a few card ideas for ya to mull over:

Malzelda on Rise of the Ravager

9 months ago

Painful Quandary is huge for this kind of deck, as well as Oppression. Cyclonic Rift and other spells like it help bounce unwanted permanents to hands, and give fuel to the fire. Also consider cards like Lavaborn Muse and Hellfire Mongrel to make opponents suffer even when their hand is low. Torment of Hailfire is a great finisher/removal for a discard based deck. I feel this deck is similar to my commander deck based on Crosis, the Purger, so if you would like more recommendations, just let me know. :)

Darth_Savage on

1 year ago

Hi swl0728

If you want to run Angrath, the Flame-Chained then you need some form of acceleration, something like Infernal Plunge or Pyretic Ritual otherwise the card is just to slow to meaningfully effect the board state. Next up, if your deck is running Liliana's Caress then it should almost always be running Waste Not instead.

There probably is a shell where discard could work, but I suspect it would be using cards like Burning Inquiry, Barbed Shocker and Reforge the Soul alongside cards you don't care about discarding Flashback, Unearth and abilities similar to Bloodsoaked Champion. I might have a mess around with the idea. Another card you might find interesting is Lavaborn Muse and lastly Blackmail and Mire's Toll for the significant reason that they can hit lands...

Hope this is of some help.

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