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|Modern Masters 2017 Edition||Mythic Rare|
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Past in Flames
Each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The Flashback cost is equal to its mana cost.
Flashback (You may cast this car from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
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Past in Flames Discussion
10 hours ago
I've got a list running helix for cruel ultimatum in grixis with Raven's Crime, so Flame Jab is a good shout, as you just need two in the yard and one in hand. Pyromancer Ascension is another interesting choice, Burning Inquiry exists, as does Goblin Lore and Shattered Perception. Simian Spirit Guide for faster combo.Ignorant Bliss would be interesting as sb against discard, and useful if you had another way to cast worldfire. Reroute has potential, but only in specific matchups, Manamorphose is traditional in the Thragtusk/Worldfire lists. Young Pyromancer could provide board presence in such a spell heavy list. Its really tricky to make suggestions, as what is currently here is a super unreliable 'combo as fast as possible' list, while the best form of it likely has a backup plan and runs a little differently, threatening other combo and providing other spellweaver interactions. You could probably drop a pair of Time Stretch to take infinite turns in pretty simply. Threatening a spellweavered Devil's Play, or Past in Flames.
Most of this type of list run other colours for their specialties to help stall the game, blue for counterspells and digging, black for hand disruption and removal, green for large blockers, abrupt lifegain and ramp, or white for removal and protective spells/enchantments. It tends to make it a little less budget though, so that should be kept in mind. Running pure search spells in blue has potential, treating combo peices as dead cards, and threatening Spellweaver Volute. Once again, a different list.
1 day ago
Snapcaster is a good card, but not very good here. Since you already have Past in Flames, your stuff gets flashback anyways. Just so you know, it's easy to go off if you use your Gifts Ungiven right: Get Twiddle+Dream's Grip+Early Harvest+Past in Flames. They will probably grave PiF and Early Harvest (because it is the right play), but either way you now get to generate usually around 10+ mana and cast some stuff from your hand and flashback PiF. Only cards ALREADY in your grave will get flashback until end of turn (That's why they should always put the PiF in your graveyard), but you can easily flashback a bunch of untapers and your gifts, netting you another PiF, some card draw, a grapeshot and an untapper. Cast your shit and this will almost always result in game.
If you haven't tested the deck before you might not understand how to arrange the correct gifts grabs, but I have tested a lot and can tell you for sure that there is enough card draw. Normal storm NEEDS lots of card draw because they struggle to generate as much mana, so they always have to be drawing into more rituals, but each "ritual" in this deck generates a lot more mana, so therefore you require less card draw.
Hope that helps!
2 days ago
Past in Flames and Burning Vengeance might be solid additions. Help you out on the burn plan and just help recast cards in your graveyard. Runic Repetition may also be worth considering, but it's limited to cards cast with Flashback. Some Retrace spells seem solid too. Specifically Call the Skybreaker, Oona's Grace, Syphon Life, and maaaybe Spitting Image and Worm Harvest. Baral, Chief of Compliance would basically be an easier to cast Goblin Electromancer here as well. Also maybe Meletis Charlatan, since it's like Geistblast's copy ability on a stick.
2 days ago
The cards you generally want in your first Gifts are Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual, Manamorphose, and Past in Flames. From there it's super easy to go off, cast Gifts again, and repeat until your storm count is high enough to Grapeshot them.
3 days ago
4 days ago
Depends if you want to make it modern legal or keep it casual. Some of the cards in here at the moment like mind's desire, snap, and temporal fissure aren't modern legal so they would have to be among the cuts. I'm going to talk about modern but if you're not picky about formats, i can talk about cards not in modern as well.
In general though if you up the amount of ways to make spells cheaper like Goblin Electromancer and Baral, Chief of Compliance, your rituals like Pyretic Ritual, Desperate Ritual and even Manamorphose nets you mana. You are also going to want a fair number of cantrips like Sleight of Hand and Serum Visions to keep the chain going. Once you fill up your graveyard you can cast Past in Flames to do it again and end the chain with Empty the Warrens or Grapeshot. (some decks run gifts ungiven so they can take past in flames and say, would you rather i cast this from my hand or graveyard?)
Here's a sample modern storm list (just know that Gitaxian Probe has been since banned in modern)
(storm is stronger in eternal formats like legacy and vintage where you have acess to cards like Dark Ritual and Tendrils of Agony. I can talk more about what those sorts of decks look like if you want but for now i'd stick to modern or casual since legacy/vintage are super expensive/fast paced)
5 days ago
Wasn't aware of that article, thanks for sharing it!
Have you happened to open any Mm2017 as of yet? I spent about $195 or $145 usd on so far splitting a booster box with a friend, attending a draft and afterwards buying an extra pack. The box was a bit of a disappointment, there were 2 fetchlands (a verdant and arid) so one for each of us.
The mythics weren't all that exciting, Domri Rade, Past in Flames, and Sphinx's Revelation, while the only other somewhat decent(?) Rares and uncommons were a Death's Shadow, Grafdigger's Cage, Venser, Shaper Savant, Path to Exile and a foil Serum Visions.
From the draft I got a Craterhoof Behemoth but that's about it, however I placed 5th out of 19 players, and I even got to deal 80+ damage to an opponent one game which was fun.
5 days ago
By the way, I was drafting Modern Masters 2017 and got a Liliana of the Veil and a foil Past in Flames in my first pack. I just could not choose! I took the Liliana and got an Olivia Voldaren in the next pack. But somebody across from me had great luck with a foil Tarmogoyf! I guess we picked some good packs!