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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|Journey into Nyx (JOU)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ)||Common|
|Shards of Alara (ALA)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Magma Spray Discussion
3 weeks ago
For the SB, I've been sticking to (lately, at least) 4 counters, 4 burn spells, 4 planeswalkers, and 3 "other" slots. This covers Combo, Aggro, and Control. The "others" are meta dependent, but for me it has been another Crackling Drake for when an X/4 flying battering ram would only be better with another copy to cast, and then a choice between Abrade , Fry , or Aether Gust .
My counters, burn, and planeswalkers:
Both Chandras you've listed, little Saheeli, and no-draw Narset
As for Anger of the Gods vs. Sweltering Suns , while it is a non-bo with Phoenix, Anger's exile effect is too good to pass up. I do, however, like the cycling ability on Suns, and its ability to chain into Phoenix recursion if you need to sweep your own side at the same time. I would say it's meta dependent, as well. If U/W control is very popular where you play, bring Anger of the Gods , because resilient threats will be the anti-meta cards you need to worry about, with creatures from Black Aggro, Dredgeless Dredge, and Hardened Scales needing to be exiled as opposed to killed. Against a more aggro-dense meta, Suns might be better for the card filtering.
4 weeks ago
This list looks really good. I've been running something very similar, with the only difference being that I cut Finale of Promise for a third Brazen Borrower , as Finale was good when I wasn't casting Treasure Cruise , and pretty rough when I was. I also cut one Strategic Planning for a Fiery Temper . This is a personal call, but in conjunction with Lightning Axe / Chart a Course , it is very powerful.
As for the sideboard, I really like having both Chandras, as they are very good against UW Control. I'd cut the Scions (they seem better with a list that runs Bonecrusher Giant and Thing in the Ice Flip, both which have performed only adequately) and either a Magma Spray or an Aether Gust , depending on how often you see things like Gruul or Mono-Black Aggro, Hardened Scales, etc.
3 months ago
A big appeal of Boros burn in modern is actually Lightning Helix to help race against other aggro decks. In terms of sheer efficiency however, Atarka's Command is the most damage for your buck. So unfortunately, I think Gruul outlcasses boros despite your sideboard
3 months ago
After some testing I think you could do with some Turn Aside in your Main or Side.
It also shuts down an Opponent's Arclight Phoenix
I see that we have ignored the fact that you have Tome Scour so you can target yourself.
I think you could get a bit more value from discarding cards by adding some that have ... (think brain think) ... the Madness mechanic. Fiery Temper and Insolent Neonate might be worth a look. Both of those might work better than Tome Scour
Let me know if any of that helps, or I have completely misunderstood what you are trying to do.
PS. You have chosen the category "Unknown" for your deck instead of "Pioneer". That means none of the cards I have suggested are recognised for the Unknown format.
6 months ago
The game is never lasting long enough for The Unspeakable to come out. You should have won by then (if not, you’ve lost by then). I see you have a spell combo to get it into play, but I really don’t think this is worth the investment of time and energy.
Other than that looks good! There’s some obvious upgrades (like getting more Opt and Lightning Bolt instead of the weaker Magma Spray and Reach Through Mists ) i think your spells should aim to be 1cmc whenever possible, so that you can chew through a bunch in a turn, helping fuel your triggers quickly.
7 months ago
Okay, the easyest ways to upgrade this deck are:
This frees up fourteen slots.
To fill them I would add:
4x Undead Augur
Other (expensive) options:
Gravecrawler is great, but after it spiked, it might be a little to expensive. If you ever do add Gravecrawler , Carrion Feeder is insane. Tidehollow Sculler is one of the best zombies, but without expensive lands, it might not be the right fit.
Thoughtseize : Although you probably don't want to play Inquisition, Sculler and Thoughtseize , they are all good cards. Blood Moon compleatly shuts down some decks, while mostly leaving red decks intact. Leyline of the Void is A+ Sideboard Material, and is always a good cards to play in the 15.
Bloodstained Mire , Polluted Delta , Blackcleave Cliffs and Blood Crypt are all staples of R/B manabases, because of the fetchlands ability to fetch Blood Crypt . Because of this, they are at a crazy price right now, but they are the best.
10 months ago
Per the rules:
702.12b A permanent with indestructible can't be destroyed. Such permanents aren't destroyed by lethal damage, and they ignore the state-based action that checks for lethal damage (see rule 704.5g).
Because an indestructible creature would ignore the state-based action that checks for lethal damage, the Magma Spray ability that would replace dying with exile doesn't take effect.