Kicker (Red) (You may pay an additional (Red) as you play this spell.)
If the kicker cost was paid, Molten Disaster has split second. (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.)
Molten Disaster deals X damage to each creature without flying and each player.
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Molten Disaster Discussion
3 months ago
3 months ago
I will share my thoughts on your brew and hope that they prove useful to you.
At first glance this deck has one, very apparent and very serious problem, which will cause it to be super slow and clunky: It is very mana intensive, in R/W, and it's featuring 35 lands. Your colours are the worst when it comes to accelerating your mana and anything less than 37 lands is usually reserved for much lower curves (avg CMC < 3.5, yours is 4.5). So I would suggest that you add at least 2 more lands and 4-5 mana rocks (Sol Ring, Commander's Sphere, Mind Stone, Boros Signet, Everflowing Chalice, Thought Vessel, Darksteel Ingot, Boros Cluestone, Prismatic Lens, Worn Powerstone and many others) in addition to the 2 medallions you already have. You could also opt for more cost reduction cards such as Cloud Key, Semblance Anvil, Seal of the Guildpact and Urza's Incubator. Then, to glue your mana together and make certain you hit every land-drop, every turn, I would also suggest you replace some creatures that are out of place/not offering much to the deck (e.g. Sungrace Pegasus, Viashino Firstblade, the walls, Lose Calm...) for these little beauties: Weathered Wayfarer, Knight of the White Orchid, Oreskos Explorer and Kor Cartographer.
Problem number 2 - and this is a problem you can do little about and which banes almost all R/W decks - you have very, VERY limited options for card draw besides wheel effects (e.g. the namesake Wheel of Fortune). There are some available inclusions such as Staff of Nin, Mind's Eye, Seer's Sundial and a few of the mana rocks already mentioned can replace themselves, but that's that. Just be aware of this when you march into battle!
Problems with individual card choices do exist as well but I think they come second to the ones mentioned above. In general, life gaining is even less important in EDH than it is in other formats. Also, big X-spelss for burn are rather weak, especially considering your weak mana base. You also need some more premium spot removal (Swords to Plowshares, Chaos Warp) and your boardwipes are lacking. Most of your creatures are flying, so include cards like Fault Line and Molten Disaster! They can be real gems in such a deck. Lastly, and this is just a slow pitch, have you considered running Kaalia of the Vast as your commander? Access to black means better card draw, and she can cheat your angels into play (dragons and demons too, if you so wish it).
It's always a pleasure looking at new decks and I find the community here to be very helpful! Try posting on Advertise your commander as well, for more help, suggestions and comments.
PS. I wasn't taking budget into account so some cards may or may not be affordable. Don't worry about that! If you are working on a limited budget, your deck can still be very strong! Ah, the joys of multiplayer! ;D
4 months ago
A deck based on shipping? I can dig it. Onto the suggestions, I highly recommend something to the effect of Molten Disaster to take advantage of the large sums of mana. Plus it's basically uncounterable if you kick it. +1 from me.
5 months ago
As a way to send damage directly to an opponents creatures i like Soltari Guerrillas but thats not as thematic as i would like here
6 months ago
Thanks for your suggestions Austin_Smith_of_Cards! I actually just removed Reforge the Soul and Wild Ricochet from the deck to make more room for Runehorn Hellkite and Molten Disaster (I've designed this deck for Earthquake-like effects)
The swords are great as well! They are just very expensive ($$-wise) and I want to keep this deck somewhat budget. Same goes with Akroma's Memorial
7 months ago
The deck right now is perfectly servicable as a R/W midrange archetype, but I get the impression it doesn't really know what it wants to be yet. In adding cards like Boros Reckoner and Spitemare, you've created more payoff when Avacyn transforms from white to red, but those guys seem rather lackluster when you have Light of Sanction or Mark of Asylum on the battlefield. I'd either go further into the "protect all my guys from global damage"-theme and remove the punisher cards or alternatively you could maybe embrace the fact that your creatures will get damaged, in which case you'd want to cut cards like Repercussion. As it is, I feel there are a couple of boardstates where the deck might be it's own worst enemy. Either way, you could use some more non-angel creatures you can sacrifice at will or alternatively some more reliable token producers, possibly in the manabase (Kjeldoran Outpost and Kher Keep seem like good options to me).
There are a couple of cards I don't really see much use for regardless of the theme of the deck. Those include Braid of Fire and Flickerform. I can't see any mana sinks to use the mana provided by Braid of Fire during upkeep. Keep in mind that mana pools empty between turn phases. While I can guess that Flickerform is supposed to be used as a reset button for Avacyn, I'd wager that it's not necessary to flip her back this often. Maybe just play a simple instant speed flicker effect or two if you feel it's important for the deck strategy.
Personally, I recommend cutting Boros Reckoner and it's ilk and going for some more damage prevention. That'd suggest the following cards, specifically:
8 months ago
Does Ghirapur Orrery make the cut for this deck?I found in play testing I was without a hand and top decking often (if i didn't hit Ad Nauseam)
Hitting the Miracle cards with Ad Nauseam really sucks, maybe use cheaper removal like Earthquake/Magmaquake/Molten Disaster/Bonfire of the Damned/Sudden Demise/Starstorm to allow AD to draw more cards?
8 months ago
Thanks for your suggestions:
- Sulfuric Vortex is already there,
deck theme is to be creatureless which means I dont want Stuffy Doll and all PW are instantly dead at my board,
Starstorm is fine with that cycling, but it targets creatures, while I often doesnt need to worry about them with all other X burns.