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Nice deck! I'd drop Anax and Cymede for Favored Hoplite or Cavalry Pegasus for earlier aggro though. A T1 Favored Hoplite with a T2 Madcap Skills is just insane. I've actually won by turn 3 using that.
Drop all pretenses of trying to have a heroic deck and just go for a RG Midrange deck. I would probably go with a hydra theme and build the deck knowing that your big hitters are going to have 1/1 counters and various ways of interacting with them.
I would probably go 24 lands, 4 spots for flyer hate, 8 spots for mana ramp, 4 spots for creature protection, which leaves 20 spots for heavy hitters, general support, and Planeswalkers. My personal way to build for casual would probably look like:
4x Stomping Ground
4x Rootbound Crag
2x Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
2x Kessig Wolf Run
2x Xenagos, The Reveler
2x Domri Rade
4x Deadly Recluse
4x Birds of Paradise
4x Voyaging Satyr
4x Primeval Titan
4x Savageborn Hydra
4x Primordial Hydra
4x Kalonian Hydra
Maybe you can put 2 Assault and remove 2 Mountain . More double strike is always welcome in a deck like this. Imagine cast on turn five a Spark Trooper and using Assault Strobe . Hell yeah, a lot of damage and life gain. Boros Charm is a must on that deck. Very nice.
I like the idea of exchanging Lava Axe for Goblin Rally . Or at least doing one of each. I would go at least 18 lands though. I could see you getting mana screwed. especially if you have 5 or 6, 4 or 5 CMC cards in your deck. I would probably at least add two Mountain .
RDW seeks to win as quickly as possible. That being said, you want to play cards that deal the most damage for the least converted mana cost (CMC).
First, I'll start with Instants/Sorceries:
-3x Molten Rain
-1x Searing Blaze
+4x Lava Spike
There's a reason why Keldon Marauders is the go-to for a 2 slot; he's guaranteed at least two damage and fuels Grim Lavamancer . I would -4x Stormblood Berserker for +4x Keldon Marauders . Plus it's a good late game grab without a Bloodthirst trigger.
Dude, an Aggro deck never, ever, ever wants lands to ETB tapped. So cut the Teetering Peaks in favor of more Mountain . If you can afford them, I recommend fetch lands ala Arid Mesa and Scalding Tarn . The shuffle is nice, as is the Lavamancer fuel.
-4x Burning Earth . Waaaayyy to high of a CMC for it to be effective in this deck
-3x Volcanic Fallout . There are better cards.
+3x Everlasting Torment . You never want life gain. And your creatures are resources, not permanent. This makes them WoMD.
+3x Blood Moon . Because Tron, Zoo, and non-basic lands are a thing. $8-10 isn't that high of a price for a card, especially in an eternal format. Look up the price for The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale . Then place your jaw back. And spend the $25-30.
Due to Pithing Needle being the go-to sideboard card for graveyard hate, I suggest you vary it up a bit. You could keep 1x Tormod's Crypt then add 1x Relic of Progenitus , and 2x Faerie Macabre . The Faeries work well on super fast graveyard based combo decks, plus they're Instant speed. Also act as Lavamancer fuel... But, that's entirely up to you and your meta.
Keep Smash to Smithereens . It's badass.
That's my two plus a whole lotta cents. Feel free to take it or leave it. I play a pretty mean Legacy RDW:
You should scope it out :-)
|Avg. draft pick||13.01|
|Avg. cube pick||13.65|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|