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|Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01)||Mythic Rare|
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Creature — Elemental
: Put a blaze counter on target land without a blaze counter on it. For as long as that land has a blaze counter on it, it has "At the beginning of your upkeep, this land deals 1 damage to you." (The land continues to burn after Obsidian Fireheart has left the battlefield.)
Obsidian Fireheart Discussion
1 week ago
I feel like Stuffy Doll could be swapped out since it is mana for being able to just ping someone for one damage or deal some damage if someone attacks into you it can deal some damage by blocking. Swapping it for Drakuseth, Maw of Flames will be good since when he attacks he will deal 3 damage to two opponents each and 4 damage to another getting you 10 mana with neheb's ability alone without even counting Drakuseth's attack.
Obsidian Fireheart may also be a good card to swap out for something in your maybe board since like I said before you want to deal as much damage as possible before your second main phase to get as much mana out of Neheb's ability as possible. You could pick up Etali, Primal Storm since it will let you steal some cards from your opponents and cast them without paying their mana cost.
Generator Servant isn't really good when a mana rock will just work better. Getting two mana only once isn't really good when you could put in Everflowing Chalice where you could pay the kicker multiple times with Neheb or just cast it for to just get you a mana rock that taps for for each of the following turns.
You could swap Embermaw Hellion for the new Torbran, Thane of Red Fell since it actually costs mana less and will have your red sources deal 2 extra damage instead of 1 extra. Or you could just take out Stormbreath Dragon out of the deck since his becoming monstrous ability can end up not doing a lot of damage if some of your opponents have exhausted their hand size.
Acidic Soil could be taken out for Price of Progress depending on how your local group is playing. If they are multicolor decks then I would definitely swap them since it deals double damage equal to the number of non basic lands they control which could get you a lot of value.
1 week ago
Though it's not legal until tomorrow, Torbran, Thane of Red Fell is a must in this deck. Also surprised to not see a Etali, Primal Storm , as staple to a red deck to me as a Mountain . Fire Servant would serve you well. Obsidian Fireheart and Burning Earth continue with the land hate theme you've got going on. Enjoy the deck, I know I enjoy MY Chandra tribal deck...!
2 months ago
Obsidian Fireheart , not super competitive but loads of fun.
2 months ago
Once you cut the Black cards from the deck, which you indicated was your plan, you'll have plenty of room for new toys. Looking at your Red cards, you could probably stand to cut the following:
- Act of Treason - too much mana for an effect you don't have full control over.
- Expedite - a lot of goblins naturally have haste, and the Bushwhackers also can confer haste. You don't really need this.
- Massive Raid - Generally you'll be better off with Goblin Grenade or Lightning Bolt . Raid might deal more damage, but at three mana, that means you're also forgoing casting a creature that turn.
- Blood Mist - Goblins want to stay low to the ground and swing fast. By the time you can cast a 4 mana enchantment, you'll already be getting close to kill range, and the additional 2 or 3 damage is not worth a card that's mostly going to sit around being dead in your hand.
- Obsidian Fireheart is another card that's just too mana-intensive to be worthwhile.
2 months ago
Welcome to TappedOut :)
Nice start for a budget deck, but it needs more focus on Elementals. You're best cards here are not green they're red Chandra, Awakened Inferno and Cavalier of Flame . The problem is you've made a primary green deck and plugged your two best red cards into it which doesn't work. Both Chandra and especially Cavalier need lots of red in the manabase to support them, to cast them and you don't have this here.
A playable manabase is the hardest part of a deck to get right with such a low budget for this reason consider only one color? Either mono green or mono red? A mono colored deck only has to use one type of basic land therefore don't have to worry about playing dual lands for the second color. Since your two best cards here are red then consider mono red?
Obviously mono red will be a different deck than you have here and would require adding lots of budget red cards. Mono green wouldn't, but mono green wouldn't let you play Chandra or Cavalier. My advice is go with mono red since there's several good budget (less than $1 each) red Elementals in Modern to choose from: Smokebraider , Incandescent Soulstoke , Obsidian Fireheart .
For your current Gruul deck, if you don't like the idea of playing only one color, but wanting to keep two colors then focus on improving the manabase with more red sources. Add 4x Evolving Wilds , 2x Terramorphic Expanse , 1x more Gruul Guildgate or upgrade Guildgate to 4x Temple of Abandon ? The scry 1 is helpful when you play a dual land that ETB (enters the battlefield) tapped. Add Unclaimed Territory especially if you add more red Elementals since it can be make any color of mana to cast an Elemental.
Consider expanding on the Elemental strategy and less +1/+1 counters strategy? Consider building around the idea of ramp with Leafkin Druid and Smokebraider ? Grove Rumbler is a budget Elemental to considering ramping into. Rumbler is a creature to put counters on because it has trample and it gets a pump of power each time you play a land, +4/+4 until end of turn when you play and sac Evolving Wilds /Expanse in the same turn.
Smokebraider is the most powerful ramp creature for Elementals; it's budget and is an upgrade for Chandra's Embercat if using two colors. Incandescent Soulstoke is a budget anthem for Elementals and can cheat one onto the battlefield which has interaction with my next suggestion. Soul of the Harvest is a budget Elemental to ramp into and an upgrade for Vorstclaw and Wakeroot Elemental . A 6/6 with trample for six mana and it's ability to draw you a card whenever a nontoken creature you control ETB is good.
Cheat Soul onto the battlefield with Soulstoke for two mana; attack with a 7/7 Elemental with haste/trample. Not having to pay the six mana to cast Soul gives other mana to use to cast creatures to draw for the turn which is good with Smokebraider and Leafkin. The two mana that Smokebraider can make to cast an Elemental is good to ramp into Soul as well as can pay for Soulstroke or Cavalier of Flame 's activated abilities.
Example of budget ramp Gruul Elementals base (keeping several cards you already have):
- 4x Leafkin Druid
- 4x Smokebraider
- 4x Incandescent Soulstoke
- 4x Grove Rumbler
- 4x Soul of the Harvest
- 2x Chandra's Embercat
- 3x Pollenbright Druid
- 2x Overgrowth Elemental
- 1x Seed Guardian
- 1x Cavalier of Flame
- 1x Chandra, Awakened Inferno
- 5x empty spots for other cards.
The Elemental core of this example is:
- 4x Leafkin
- 4x Smokebraider
- 4x Soulstoke
- 4x Rumbler
- 4x Soul
Leafkin and Smokebraider are the ramp. Rumber and Soul are the creatures to ramp into.
Manabase for this example:
- 6x Forest
- 5x Mountain
- 4x Evolving Wilds
- 2x Terramorphic Expanse
- 4x Temple of Abandon
- 2x Unclaimed Territory
- 1x Flamekin Village : haste can be helpful, letting an Elemental attack the turn it ETB.
This example would add $10 to your current deck cost of $35. I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
5 months ago
Obsidian Fireheart . Especially if you get all that Neheb/Hidetsugu mana.
Stolen Strategy as well. Pretty good as far as red card draw goes.
8 months ago
10 months ago
Would you take out Scour from Existence for either? I really like Enchanter's bane. Thought about running that along with other things that punish people just for owning things (i.e. Obsidian Fireheart). Thank you for the view/feedback.
Obsidian Fireheart occurrence in decks from the last year
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