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Martyr of Ashes
Creature — Human Shaman
(2), Reveal X red cards from your hand, Sacrifice Martyr of Ashes: Martyr of Ashes deals X damage to each creature without flying.
Martyr of Ashes Discussion
8 months ago
Bloodfire Infusion , Flame Slash , possibly Lava Storm , Martyr of Ashes , Sandstorm , Hush , Multani's Decree and possibly Swirling Sandstorm could act as hate against your mainly voltron opponents. Don't overload your deck with these though.
Unfortunatly, most of this also hurts you.
Darksteel Pendant can help you find what your looking for.
Does the soulblade player use Viridian Longbow ?
How fast is Vizkopa Guildmage ?
If Longbow becomes a problem, I would recomend somthing versatile like Crushing Canopy .
Monarch cards could be good, but Valduk is pretty punishing on monarch cards.
Ulamog's Crusher is the biggest beater in PDH, so he could find his way in here if you wanted.
How fast is Valduk?
Would some more combat tricks (First strike) get a Vine Mare mid combat?
What flying creature is the Stinging Shot mainly in there for?
Sorry for the unorganized thoughts, hope this helps! :)
1 year ago
Cool theme! Here's some suggestions:
- Martyr of Ashes is a shoe-in!
- Krark-Clan Shaman also seems great
- Goblin Chirurgeon is both a great way to be able to pile more damage on a creature AND protection from removal
- Bloodfire Infusion could combines well with equipment for when you need a bigger board wipe
- With all the pingers you already have Needle Drop doesn't look bad
1 year ago
Very cool concept!
I worry about the fragility of depending on your commander for your combos, although a Boros commander is certainly great for this deck. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, might be the best one for this deck, but I bet Razia, Boros Archangel, would work well, too. I might suggest that Avacyn go in the 99 as a trigger for Repercussion.
Neheb, the Eternal also seems broken for this deck.
In terms of spells that might reasonably consistently trigger Repercussion, have you tested with additional, efficient "...damage to each creature" spells like Balefire Dragon, Anger of the Gods, Bloodfire Dwarf, Bloodfire Kavu, Breath of Darigaaz, Caldera Hellion, Cave-In, Chandra, Flamecaller, Devastating Dreams, Faultline, Firespout, Firestorm, Incendiary Command, Pyroclasm, Kozilek's Return, Krark-Clan Shaman, Magma Vein, Martyr of Ashes (+ Proclamation of Rebirth), Meteor Blast, Pyrohemia, Rupture, Ryusei, the Falling Star, Scourge of Kher Ridges, Scouring Sands, Slagstorm, Slice and Dice (cycled), Starstorm, Subterranean Tremors, Sulfurous Blast, Sweltering Suns, Thunder Dragon, Tremor, Electrickery, Volcanic Fallout, Volcanic Spray, Whipflare, or Yamabushi's Storm?
It seems like tutor, ramp, win with direct creature damage is the path to victory with or without Avacyn, so the more cards dedicated to those three things, the better.
2 years ago
Hey I really like your deck, esp the combos like ashling and stuffy doll/mogg maniac etc. Spitemare is another card like mogg maniac and coalhauler you should def add. Blasphemous Act is almost free in a commander game and it can deal a ton of dmg in your build. Shield of Kaldra is a worse darksteel plate but I figure darksteel plate is probably an all star in your deck and you might want another. Mob Rule is like another insurrection. Martyr of Ashes is an incredibly cheap psydo board wipe for mono red. Cards that double all dmg might be alot of fun here like Furnace of Rath and Dictate of the Twin Gods. As far as cuts which can be hard when a deck is your baby like my mono red zada, with fresh eyes id say that I don't like all is dust here, some cards like grab the reigns or kari zev seem a bit random and the elemental toolbox seems weak. Best of luck
3 years ago
Lash Out is probably my favourite budget burn spell for lists like this, but I've found Flame Jab/Geistflame/Burning Vengeance to be a fun package for ultra-budget burn making use of the discards and filtering lands. I'm a fan of Electrickery/Inflame, Earthquake, Firespout, Slagstorm, Street Spasm, Pyroclasm, Kindle the Carnage, Volcanic Fallout, Martyr of Ashes for crowd control. Fiery Gambit, Incendiary CommandThe big thing with budget lists is always sideboard- Aura Barbs, Boil, Empty the Warrens, Ingot Chewer, Molten Rain, Rending Volley, Roast, Shattering Spree, Weight of Spires, Sudden Shock, Smash to Smithereens Tormod's Crypt, Dragon's Claw, Bottle Gnomes and Shattering Blow can all find their place. Burst Lightning is a cheap shock upgrade and Furnace Scamp can be more efficient than a bolt if you are removing blockers. Unstable Footing/Wild Slash is pretty useful for that final push.
3 years ago
Expensive mana filters? Do you mean Chromatic Star and Chromatic Sphere? Sure, you can avoid them but what do you want to substitute them with? Keep in mind, they are used in conjunction with Fangren Marauder to keep you out of range of aggro decks and seal the game, while in the early game they cycle your draws and allow you easy access to colored mana.
Instead you have included random colorless vanilla creatures, expensive variants of Firebolt and for some reason, bump in the night.
Aggro is a real archetype in pauper and there is no boardwipe in the format to protect you from it. So, how do you survive?
There are various other ways. All of them will require you to cut 2 Transguild Promenade, cause 18 lands is quite enough and cut everything else from the nonlands in the main deck that is not named Stirrings or expedition map. So, that leaves us with 34 spots to fill:
1/ Mono White Rebels like Amrou Scout love to have access to a lot of colorless mana. Going mono white is an option, with possibly including all 5 colors Circle of Protection: Black either main or side to secure games.
3 years ago
I'm not sold on that particular signet, if I'm splashing a color it would most likely be blue for the card draw and Izzet Signet would be better. However, splashing a second color takes away the effectiveness of Martyr of Ashes.
I think the deck would have great creature based match-ups, but suffers heavily versus those that don't ie. Teachings, Tron, and Burn. What would be some sideboard options to handle those decks?
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