Magma Spray

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet Common
Journey into Nyx Common
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari Common
Shards of Alara Common
Promo Set Common

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Magma Spray

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Magma Spray deals 2 damage to target creature. If that creature would be put into a graveyard this turn, remove it from the game instead.

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Magma Spray Discussion

Argy on What Does Staple Mean?

3 hours ago

Although the definitions above are helpful, I view "staples" a bit differently.

To me they are cards that are virtually auto-additions, if you are playing in certain colours.

At the moment in Standard I see adding Magma Spray and Fatal Push to your deck as almost always necessary, even if only in the Sideboard.

It's not a hard and fast rule, but you sort of need a good reason why NOT to add these cards, as opposed to why you would add them.

Cragnostic on plus one the minus one

1 day ago

I would consider replacing shock with either Galvanic Bombardment or Magma Spray because they are just better cards. And maybe take out the Baleful Ammit for something else. I can't put my finger on what but i'm sure there would be a better for for that spot.

Bangtown on Izzet Control

2 days ago

I have 4x Magma Spray. I updated to just replace my rotating counters with Disallow for now unless HOU comes out with something better. Thanks!

Oloro_Magic on Izzet

2 days ago

Magma Spray is better than shock, and Ludevic's Test Subject  Flip is not worth it. Replace it with the less budget Monastery Swiftspear or the budget Kiln Fiend. Blistercoil Weird is another option available to you. You should also go up to 4 Delver of Secrets  Flip is possible with your budget as that is how you will win most games. Pathmaker Initiate has some interesting interactions with Kiln Fiend if you make the latter unblockable before buffing it.

Om3gaOm3n on They're Just Puppies.

3 days ago

clayperce I completely forgot about Sweltering Suns . Magma Spray would be better against zombies, but I want to replace the Shock's in the mainboard with Blossoming Defense so I would just put the Spray in my side board. Thank you for the suggestion!

clayperce on They're Just Puppies.

3 days ago

Om3gaOm3n,
LOVE the Wolves!

I'd want a sweeeper (e.g., Sweltering Suns) in the sideboard for sure, to deal with Zombies and other go-wide decks. Also, Prowling Serpopard is superb if Control is an issue in your meta. Also, if Zombies or other graveyard decks are an issue in your meta, you may like Magma Spray more than Shock.

Draw well!

lords2001 on Curious Enigma in the ice

3 days ago

Can I ask why on earth you are playing Murder over Unlicensed Disintegration - there is no downside, and you can reduce the amount of black mana you have to run to make your removal playable.

Disallow is straight up better than Cancel.

Negate should be in your sideboard as well, along with a wipe like Sweltering Suns as it will only hit 1 of your cards assuming you can flip Curious Homunculus.

Arc Trail is better replaced by Shock or Magma Spray depending on whether you like exile or player damage better.

multimedia on Energy Elves

3 days ago

ACDAMAN, thanks for the upvote. I just updated Budget Energy Elves for you.

Since Aetherworks Marvel has been banned this deck is very viable. One of the top decks right now is Temur Energy Midrange; think of this deck as a variation of it with Elves. Glorybringer is very good right now.

The only real difference between this deck and the budget version is the budget has a worse manabase using Evolving Wilds and Cinder Glade with no Botanical Sanctum or Game Trail. I recommend spending some extra money to use the manabase here instead of the budget version manabase.

Tireless Tracker is replaced with Mouth / Feed in the budget version which is obviously not as good, but a fine budget replacement for the Midrange matchups such as Temur Energy and Golgari Energy you want draw in.

I've choosen to main deck Magma Spray because you need it vs Zombies and that deck is very popular right now and the worst matchup. If Zombies aren't a problem at your FNM then you can either cut entirely or move all Spray to the sideboard. Here's a small guide of how I would change the main deck to reflect different most popular matchups at FNM:

  1. If you're expecting a lot of Midrange decks like Temur Energy or Golgari Energy then replace Magma Spray with Mouth / Feed. In these matchups having a mass draw spell is much better than a spell that only does 2 damage to a creature.
  2. If you're expecting a lot Aggro like Zombies and Mardu Vehicles then keep Spray main deck with a fourth in the sideboard.
  3. If Control dominates FNM then replace Spray with more Bristling Hydra; likewise if you find that you're losing to Control then add more Hydra either main deck or sideboard.
  4. The 4x Negate in the sideboard is for Control, but if no Control then you can cut some Negate for other cards.

Think of it like this Spray is to combat Aggro, Mouth is to out card advantage Midrange and Hydra can be an unkillable nasty threat vs Control. If one of these archetypes dominates your FNM more than the rest then you can adjust to reflect this.


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