Lavalanche

Lavalanche

Sorcery

Lavalanche deals X damage to target player or planeswalker and each creature that player or that planeswalker's controller controls.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Alara Reborn (ARB) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Lavalanche occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Lavalanche Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Clash of the Titans

2 weeks ago

I have replaced Lavalanche with Villainous Wealth, because, while Lavalanche is obviously an awesome card, Villainous Wealth is better.

DemonDragonJ on Lavalanche or Balefire Dragon?

1 month ago

GhostChieftain, you are correct, and, upon second thought and considering your words, Balefire Dragon makes sense for my red/black/green deck, but not for my five-colored deck, so I shall keep Lavalanche in that deck.

DemonDragonJ on Lavalanche or Balefire Dragon?

1 month ago

I have a copy of Lavalanche in two of my EDH decks, and it is a very awesome card, but I am considering replacing it with Balefire Dragon.

The dragon may appear to have a higher mana cost, but it actually is a better investment, because a player would need to spend nine mana to deal 6 damage with lavalance, but only seven mana to deal the same amount of damage with the dragon, and, while spending a greater amount of mana on lavalanche will cause it to deal a great a mount of damage, it is very easy to make creatures more powerful, allowing the player to spend their mana on other costs. Also, of course, the fact that the dragon makes the effect much easier to repeat than does the other card is a very nice bonus, as well.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I replace Lavalanche with Balefire Dragon?

MindAblaze on Landfall

1 month ago

I don’t like Liege of the Tangle much, especially if your playgroup’s meta runs many boardwipes since the lands stay creatures as long as they have counters on them whether the liege is on the battlefield or not. Making a bunch of 8/8s is powerful for sure though, and if you can manage to only use untapped lands after casting him then it’s probably ok. Then at least you get your use out of him. I’m also on the fence about the Embodiment of Insight, but being able to swing with the above 8/8s and still use them for mana sounds great to me. The 3/3s from the landfall ability may not always be relevant, but still could have purpose.

I’d also suggest finding room for Ramunap Excavator for some redundancy with Crucible of Worlds, since you don’t always want to be using Windgrace’s minus ability to get lands back. Again, powerful ability, definitely use it, but being able to discard a land to draw two cards has been so useful for me.

Gitrog is awesome here, and as much as Omnath is expensive, he does work too. Since you’re using some fetches like Terramorphic Expanse and Jund Panorama I’d recommend Titania, Protector of Argoth too. She’s so good. Even better if you find the budget for cards like Wooded Foothills, Verdant Catacombs, Bloodstained Mire and the other six fetches you can legally run here. The more density of lands that sac themselves the better. Especially if you get Mina and Denn, Wildborn or Gitrog our with them.

Ok. So we’re looking for up to 6 slots for the four you wanted, and possibly the two I suggested. I’m first looking at your high cost cards since you’re adding a couple, and whatever else feels low impact. I’ll try to suggest more than 6 so you can think about their roles and how you see them fitting, cause this is your deck and how it plays is your fun, not mine.

Moldgraf Monstrosity recursion good; random bad, expensive bad, and if it gets exiled by not its ability;bad.

Charnelhoard Wurm; recursion of any card, really good; expensive bad, combat damage reliant, possibly bad.

Thantis, the Warweaver; flavour super cool, ability to speed up games; good, relevant to your decks plan, not really.

Rubblehulk is a huge body, for me his bloodrush ability is probably the most useful thing, otherwise there will be times he does nothing. The ability to get in for lethal off his bloodrush ability is real though.

Etali and Flameblast, not on theme but both super powerful. I like Etali better; that ability is so useful, a bit random but free spells are free spells. That being said flying is a real threat to this deck so having the dragon could be useful too.

Baloth Woodcrasher; just a beater, an on theme beater that could potentially be a really big trampler if you get a bunch of lands entering on the same turn, but nonetheless still just a beater. The multiple fetchland recursion is when I love playing windgrace the most though so I see the appeal. Crash of Rhino Beetles is kind of the same. Although a 15/15 is nothing to scoff at. Zendikar Incarnate fits here too.

Emissary of Grudges; it’s interesting and it’s ability is useful. It’s also late game and I don’t see how it contributes to your game plan. I could be wrong though.

Gyrus, Waker of Corpses is cool but might not be on theme. I’m not sure how often you need your creatures in your graveyard though.

There might be some more effective cards than Lavalanche (single target,) Retreat to Hagra (but deathtouch is nice, and the other ability could have some nice turns in corner cases,) and a few others but functionally I don’t have complaints about them.

Sorry for the wall of text, but I don’t like giving my input without the thought behind it.

Anyway, what do you think?

SharpRaptor on Najeela

1 year ago

Recommended Cuts

Creatures

Blightsteel Colossus - Curve reasons

Graveblade Marauder - Cute but effect probably isn't good enough

Hamletback Goliath - Curve reasons

Khenra Eternal - Bad card basically. Though we want this slot to be at that mana cost

Khenra Scrapper - Again. We want aggressive cards like this but we can do better

Saskia the Unyielding - Big target on your head. Colour intensive. Not a warrior

Savage Knuckleblade - Colour intensive

Taurean Mauler - Doesn't work towards our game plan. Doesn't trigger off combat damage doesn't buff others.

Tenacious Dead - Just bad

Tolsimir Wolfblood - Buff isn't universal and its expensive

Zhur-Taa Druid - We want mana dorks. But only taps for green and its colour intensive to cast.

Maybe Cuts Or Later Cuts

Thunderfoot Baloth - Expensive but ok effect.

Hellkite Charger - Maybe cut. We already have access to this effect at cheaper cost

Zurgo Helmsmasher - He's good. But doesn't help the rest of the game plan

Sorceries

Maybe Cut

Clan Defiance - Doesn't impact the board enough to make us win the game.

Lavalanche - Effect we want but possible to find cheaper?

Enchantment

Fires of Yavimaya - Replace with Rhythm of the Wild

Instant

Artifact Mutation && Aura Mutation - Change with generic artifact or enchantment removal

Crackling Doom - Doesn't do enough

Artifact

Oketra's Monument - Doesn't trigger enough and the mana reduction isn't relevant enough

Recommendations

Attacking / Combat Matter Cards

Blood-Chin Rager - Warriors have Menace

Herald of Dromoka - Warriors have Vigilance

Chief of the Edge - Warriors get +1/+0

Raiders' Spoils - Very good card draw

Lovisa Coldeyes - Warriors +2/+2 Haste

Mindblade Render - MOAR card draw

Ogre Battledriver - Your warriors that enter will be 3/1s when attacking

Jazal Goldmane - Massive Buffs

Mardu Woe-Reaper - Graveyard Interaction

Thrasher Brute - Drains an opponent with warrior etb triggers

Edric, Spymaster of Trest - MOAR CARD DRAW

Combo Pieces

Cryptolith Rite - Lots of mana, infinite combats

Phyrexian Altar - Sac some of the tokens to activate Najeela

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician - Win the game

Sword of Feast and Famine - Win the game if you have the lands

Nature's Will - Win the game if you have the lands

Bear Umbra - Win the game if you have the lands

Other

Archetype of Aggression - Trample

Purphoros, God of the Forge - This guy doesn't need explanation

Cyclonic Rift - ....yeh

Heroic Intervention - Anti-Wrath. Rootborn Defenses Dauntless Escort Join Shields

Divine Visitation - BECAUSE ANGELS

Harvest Season - we make a lot of tapped and attacking creatures. We want mana

Throne of the God-Pharaoh - Alternate win cons

Shared Animosity - Massive Buffs

Anointed Procession Parallel Lives - More tokens

Aggravated Assault - Easier Najeela trigger without keywords

Maybe

Aven Wind Guide - Gives our tokens flying and vigilance

DemonDragonJ on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

1 year ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi, I have seen it, and I think that its name is ridiculous, even more so than those of Lavalanche and Electrickery.

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