, Discard a land card: Molten Vortex deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
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Molten Vortex Discussion
4 weeks ago
Hey, nice budget version of Torbran.
Tectonic Reformation is an often overlooked budget source of repeatable draw for red. Combine damage from Torbran and Glint-Horn Buccaneer with Reformation's repeatable cycling, Molten Vortex and Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion's combat damage to player to do a lot of damage to your opponents when you discard cards. When you can use Mountains as sources of draw or damage then this can give you a lot of wanted value with mono red because the one thing mono red has is a lot of Mountains.
Consider other budget cards that can be repeatable sources of damage, disrupt or stop many opponent strategies: Zo-Zu the Punisher, Harsh Mentor, Immolation Shaman? Ancient Runes can put the hurt on opponents who play lots of mana rocks or other artifacts. Pyrostatic Pillar can shut down combos that require casting cards. With Circle of Flame opponents will think twice about attacking you with ground creatures.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Other notable cards could also be Borborygmos Enraged, Living Twister, Molten Vortex, Tectonic Reformation, and in this deck Dakmor Salvage would be a staple. Fetch lands are also good, they don't need to be the expensive ones but something like Blighted Woodland, Warped Landscape, and Myriad Landscape are very good budget options. Edge of Autumn, and Harrow are ones I forgot to mention as well.
3 months ago
That was the first deck I made back in 99. I've always been a fan of tax assault.
3 months ago
You could probably do with including Wayward Swordtooth as a form of ramp and a win con in the late game, another good source of repeatable ramp is Sakura-Tribe Scout . As far as the aggro match up goes, Jaddi Offshoot is a good blocker and a source of lifegain. I could see a strong argument for splashing red for cards like Flame Jab Molten Vortex and Seismic Assault . Vengeful Pharaoh is very strong with dredgers, like Dakmor Salvage and your loams. You should probably include at least some form of land destruction, like Field of Ruin or even Encroaching Wastes I would recommend cutting the tron lands, if you include ramp because you don't have many creature that need that much colorless mana. I think there are a few too many cycling lands that could probably be replaced with some of the better ahmonket desert lands. There are a bunch of lands in your graveyard matters cards in the set modern horizons, so I would recommend checking that set out. Happy Holidays!
3 months ago
Hello, I looked over your removal list and I'd like to throw in some card suggestions.
Wear / Tear - Any deck in these colors needs this.
Slaughter the Strong - Never under-estimate the power of a sac-wipe. It may spare your opponent's commander, but unlike Wrath of God it removes nasties like Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Void Winnower , Blightsteel Colossus as well as bypassing Gaddock Teeg .
Molten Vortex - Don't waste premium removal spells on hatebears. You can also remove nasty commanders and combo pieces like Gaddock Teeg , Edric, Spymaster of Trest , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Azami, Lady of Scrolls and Laboratory Maniac . The bonus is, its an activated ability so your opponent's counterspells can't bail them out either. Also helpful at delaying potential planeswalker ultimates as well.
Murderous Cut - A lot of blue decks will go out of their way to include Treasure Cruise , but they tend to forget this card exists. Unconditional spot removal at one mana is definitely worth a mention.
Darksteel Mutation - Place it on their commander. It's like Pacifism but with the added bonus of surviving board wipes. This means unless they have a sac outlet or enchantment hate you've practically exiled their commander from the game for 2 mana because it "removes" the commander without being able to send it to the command zone. Can also be placed on your own creature for an A+ chump blocker.
4 months ago
I am newish to magic and had a friend recommend this deck to me to beat one of our other friends. Needless to say I won, I won so much it is banned in my circle of friends. I ran exactly what you have up top for 1v1. We play a lot of 4 player FFA so I added a variant (since I kept decking myself and not having enough mana on hand to deal 60 damage) where I run Psychic Corrosion and added some Index ’s as well. Thank you from a very novice player (me) at starting a legitimate addiction. The 4 player FFA deck is 4x swans, 4x seismic assaults, 4x psychic corrosion’s, 2 index’s, 4x treasure hunts and basically the same as the 1v1 above I removed the Molten Vortex ’s and the Anger of the Gods to make room and not screw up the mama ratio too much.
7 months ago
Not a creature, but Molten Vortex is insanely good against hate-bears as you can use your dead draws to take them out instead of your premium removal.
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1 year ago
Why not splash red over blue for access to Faithless Looting , Magmatic Insight , Molten Vortex and Seismic Assault ? Prized Amalgam could be cast off of Gemstone Mine if you wanted to keep them in, but Young Pyromancer could be a decent replacement since this is a midrange, spell based deck.