Mad Prophet


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad Uncommon
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt Common
Avacyn Restored Common

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Mad Prophet

Creature — Human Shaman


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Mad Prophet Discussion

mrmango on

3 months ago

Take out Mad Prophet, Macabre Waltz, and Alchemist's Greeting. Throw in a playset of Call the Bloodline. Stromkirk Condemned is a must have.Indulgent Aristocrat and
Bloodhall Priest are great. Discarding and +1/+1s at instant speed is what makes vampires powerful

landofMordor on

4 months ago

Hey there, I've got maybe a couple of suggestions that will all be pretty budget.

Eyes of the Watcher, Jace's Sanctum, and Flamespeaker Adept are all good interactions with scrying. I'd also check out "draw, then discard" effects like Reckless Scholar or Mad Prophet, which seem to provide better value than Faerie Miscreant or Weave Fate...if you add in enough, you can even consider adding Lightning Axe and/or Fiery Temper, which is a great budget burn spell.

In general, I'd consider adding a pair of Goblin Electromancers to a spell-slinging deck like this.

If your Guardians of Meletis are in your deck only to avoid getting wiped by Ugin, I'd recommend some UR Eldrazi. Their Devoid keyword makes them colorless. Check out Salvage Drone, Tide Drifter, or Herald of Kozilek. Also, there are some Devoid cards will some great general spell-slinging utility -- see Brutal Expulsion, Void Shatter, Horribly Awry.

It just kinda depends on which direction you wanna lean with your deck. Your weakest links seem to be all of your creatures besides Omenspeaker and Sigiled Starfish, and also Stratus Walk. They just don't do a whole lot to contribute to your decks stated purpose of burn, draw, and scry.

Last thought -- I know Ugin is sweeeeet and totally worth building around, but your deck will need some additional win conditions against the player who has Dreadbore. That's why I suggest the aggressively-geared creatures, so you have a backup plan or two.

Your deck is Modern legal, by the way. Currently, the Zendikar block, the Shadows over Innistrad block, and the Kaladesh block are all legal in Standard, if you decide to go that route, but for a casual player there's nothing wrong with some casual Modern play (it's my preferred format, too).

Good luck brewing!

wtkcooley on Red-White Human Aggro

5 months ago

If you played Fiery Temper it would combo with Mad Prophet and give you some reach in the late game

Optimator on Magitek Machinations (Feldon Reanimator)

5 months ago

I'm under the impression they're super-useful for Feldon, but I almost wonder if I have TOO may rummaging and looting effects. Mad Prophet, Rummaging Goblin, Burning Inquiry, Cathartic Reunion, Faithless Looting, Shattered Perception, Tormenting Voice, Wild Guess. I think it's good though.

whompkin on Angry Scamps $15 Aggro

7 months ago

Goldnight Castigator could help get faster wins, but I fear I'd end up with a glass canon that's either won or lost by turn 5. I quite enjoy playing burn control, and Mad Prophet is great for that. You can tap him, play Avacyn's Judgment for however much mana you may have to take out some creatures then draw another card and maintain cards in hand. It's either that or you direct all your burn spells at the opponent to finish him/her off. Sin Prodder works great with burn spells too, when his ability triggers your opponent gets the choice between burn or burn.

YoungBen13 on Angry Scamps $15 Aggro

7 months ago

Interesting deck, but if you're going for early wins, I'd cut Wolf of Devil's Breach and Mad Prophet for something like Goldnight Castigator. See my similar deck, Devilish Vampire Budget.

caco415 on Grixis [EMN]

7 months ago

I like the tri color idea, never ran it myself. I was running Fevered Visions and Stormchaser Mage in my UR deck and I loved it - those are some of my favorites.

Have you thought about Mad Prophet, Brain in a Jar, or any horror creatures that stay on the board when Thing evolves?

I like your madness cards and I'm a definite fan of Alms of the Vein and Fiery Temper.

Ruinous Path and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet seems a bit out of place, curious on your thoughts about that?

All in all I would play it and it seems super fun! Thanks for the share.


7 months ago

Hey roloox thanks for the feedback!

So my budget decks I started making as ways for people to get into Magic without having to spend more than 10 dollars on the game, just give it a shot. I appreciate you took the time to playtest it a little bit. I admit my earlier version was a little slower than a red burn deck should be but I was basing that off the fact that a new player would need to learn more of the basics of the game (i.e phases, combat, the stack etc). However, I also believe that hands shouldn't be held long and eventually they should pick up on their own.

So still being a budget deck I made a revised version based on your suggestions. After all, we would want all new comers to play burn decks the right way.

Mad Prophet - Madness generator, Delirium activator and card draw.

Gibbering Fiend - Worse case: 1 damage for 2 mana and a chump blocker. Best case: 4 damage every opponent's upkeep

Impetuous Devils - Consider these as 6 damage to face or a threat remover w/ splash damage for 4 mana.

Thermo-Alchemist - Constant 1 health pings (basically add 1 damage per unit on to each burn spell you cast).

Avacyn's Judgment, Incendiary Flow, Fiery Temper - Main Burn

Shreds of Sanity - Tutor for your graveyard.

Tormenting Voice - Card draw, Madness generator

Galvanic Bombardment - Not as strong as you think since it can only be used on creatures, but ok removal and thermo triggers

Harness the Storm - because self explanatory

Vessel of Volatility - Consider this as putting 4 mana off to the side until you can use it for something like a big string of burn, or an Avacyn madness finisher.

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