Pyroblast

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Uncommon
Ice Age (ICE) Common

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Pyroblast

Instant

Choose one &mdash

  • Counter target spell if it's blue.
  • Destroy target permanent if it's blue.

Pyroblast Discussion

CaptainGalvanic on Viable Landfall?

3 days ago

Axorian Thanks for the comment! Sorry that my list doesn't work online, I created it intending to take it to my local game store for events and casual games. I'm currently brewing a variant that includes blue, since it fixes issues like running out of cards in hand and outplaying tempo. That build likely won't include Red Elemental Blast , so that might be more to your tastes.

The main reason why I don't run Journey to Nowhere is because it doesn't usually deal with what this deck struggles against. It's typically a pretty safe bet that whatever creature this deck has in play will win in combat against any blocker the help of one or two combat tricks, and since combat tricks and creatures are also our win condition, I prioritized them over disrupting our opponent (who is likely playing on the defensive). I'm currently brewing a variant that includes blue, since it fixes issues like running out of cards in hand and outplaying tempo. That build likely won't include Red Elemental Blast , so that might be more to your tastes.

As for the purpose for the cards in the sideboard:

Bojuka Bog : With Crop Rotation this one card screws with graveyard decks a lot.

Flaring Pain : A way to bypass fog effects, which often beat this deck.

Mountain : Fixes our mana base to fit better with our red sideboard cards.

Oblivion Ring : Usually isn't used, but helps deal with unwelcome surprises if we're desperate.

Pyroblast / Red Elemental Blast : Blue spells disaster for this deck. Not even considering counterspells, even tempo cards like Unsummon can devastate us. This also kills Delver of Secrets  Flip, which is a nice bonus.

Vitality Charm : Helps the deck bypass large groups of small creatures with trample. Against suffocating control decks, it can also be a creature to pick up Adventuring Gear and be a backup win condition.

shixzo on Hazoret's Cult of Flame

1 week ago

savagetrooper - Hmmm, I haven't been keeping detailed records (and have only had the occasional commander night of late). I'd say it can usually win at least one, maybe two games per commander session - it certainly doesn't dominate the meta.

The meta among my more recent opponents is very blue/control heavy ( Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign , Sai, Master Thopterist , Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage and the like). That can be quite tough for the deck (hence the relatively recent additions of Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast ). However, part of the fun for me is pulling off wins against those kind of decks with mono-red/burn strategies - if it was easy, it wouldn't be as satisfying!

In related news, I'm looking at including Bolt Bend from War of the Spark. Not bad counterspell protection with Hazoret on the field...

BMHKain on Several Decks needing Help

2 weeks ago

@cdkime: Actually, I also have another issue nobody seems to be able to assist me on: I'm working on a Mardu CMDR Deck. One of the Wincons; albeit optional, is actually Doomsday . But I have several requirements enforced for the Pile for Doomsday . First off, these are the only colors allowed for the Pile: . No exceptions; I wanted to feel like this Pile can be used as if a wincon for Boros. Second, I must be able to us this pile as if I were going against someone capable of Graveyard Hate of the highest level: turning whole Graveyards to Exile Zones. Cards like Rest in Peace , Planar Void , & even Leyline of the Void are capable of this. So, unless it's spot removal (Which I'm in a bind of two currently: Mana Tithe & Pyroblast ; each having a HUGE downside.), it better not die; as they will face a fate worse than that even. So far, I have only one stratagem in these colors: Infinite Damage. Two cards I have so far are Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker & Felidar Guardian ; with the third being one of the two aforementioned Spot Removal. If you have any better suggestions for this, great. Otherwise, I can't seem to find anyone willing to help w/ this ordeal. Lots of project still in the works; I might even have to abandon the Primer part of my Superfriends deck, & focus on cuts after WAR's Full Spoiler List is revealed.

Back to the primary task: How would you make a Doomsday Pile like this? Would you change both creatures instead of the ones mentioned? What would you choose between Mana Tithe & Pyroblast ? What would you suggest in a situation in which you can't retrieve stuff from a graveyard that's NOT there (Still using this clause, & you should as well.)?

Is this even possible? I'd like your input on this. Sorry about posting twice. >_<'

BMHKain on AlwaysSleepy

2 weeks ago

Hello. I am planning to make a (Mardu) CMDR deck at some point or another. But the thing is: I wanted to make a Doomsday Pile of a certain sort. I wanted to make a (Yep, Boros.)-only pile; & such a restriction is that none of the five cards are allowed to enter the Graveyard; considering some cards are known for turning Graves to Exile Zones. Planar Void , Rest in Peace , & Leyline of the Void . Because Laboratory Maniac & even the new Jace are out of the question as they don't even run in (& I'd like to avoid that part of the pile, please. So no Grenzo, Dungeon Warden piles please. X/), how about infinite damage? That's pretty much all that I can do. :/ I'm actually not doing this idea as a joke, but as if there is even a Doomsday Planarshifted version at least in as a hypothetical clause. For pile pieces, you can replace some, but right now, I have 2.5 pieces for the job: Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Felidar Guardian , & a choice I'm stuck between in: Mana Tithe , or Pyroblast . Since we can't merely deck out, or keep some pieces in the "Grave-that-was" idea of a clause (The Spot Removal is good to waste though. ;)), how would you approach this w/ the aforementioned rulings?:

  1. , , & only. Natually: Round Wave Crusher.
  2. Outside of Spot Removal, nothing is to touch the graveyard turned into Exile.
  3. DO NOT USE . This is more of a Thematic Concept; & putting anything not of Rule 1. ruins this entirely.
  4. You may replace whatever is needed moreso, within all this; but I still wonder if, at all, how useful Mana Tithe &/or Pyroblast is...

I hope I'm not stressing you or anything, sir. It seems nobody wants to do this kind of thing. Your Primer for Doomsday is awesome, but it always seems to me that in order to win, you'd have to use , &, more optionally, . Not this time. I have to prove something as of this point. I don't suppose you have any ideas? Thank you in advance. ^_^

BMHKain on Several Decks needing Help

2 weeks ago

BUMP IF YOU THINK NIV-MIZZET, REBORN EVEN IS DECENT IN SUPERFRIENDS.

I still have 2.5 parts of a Doomsday Package. It will still be based, & the cards must not enter the graveyard after use; given the situation that cards like Rest in Peace , Planar Void , & as a target of Leyline of the Void . The cards so far? Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Felidar Guardian , & Mana Tithe , or Pyroblast . I'll ask someone about this matter.

I'm still 5 cards over in my +1/+1 Counters Deck. But even after that, I'd like to find some replacements anyway.

Also, I'm thinking of making a Equipment-Voltron Deck. But so many creatures of this kind focus on creatures at all. I don't think they'll ever be such a thing as this; unless you know any w/ Voltron Potential (& no, Uril, the Miststalker doesn't count. This is Equipment Based. Auras have no place here.).

Anyone still willing to help on this? I'll ask about the Doomsday package from here...

BMHKain on Several Decks needing Help

2 weeks ago

BUMPING ON YOUR A- (SCREAMS)

5 NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S.

Err... Does anyone want to help w/ at least something? I dunno what to choose between Mana Tithe ( is all it takes to deny.), or Pyroblast ( Targets only.), but I still need three more cards to complete the pile; & yes, it's still going to be Boros Based. Oh, & should I remind you all again that I'm making this pile as if the situation has a way to turn my Graveyard to an Exile Zone. Keep this in mind no matter what.

For the other deck (), Just getting to 100 isn't going to be enough. I wonder if I can find better after that.

That said, I'll resume my Mono- deck later on, but w/ so many walkers from WAR, I'd like to find some cuts after the fact...

Thanks for trying, I just wanted to prove such a Doomsday idea is still a plausible cause. Now, if you don't mind, I have a lot of junk to add to my Superfriends Primer...

Good luck... :/

BMHKain on Several Decks needing Help

3 weeks ago

BUMP.

I dun suppose anyone has any ideas for the other decks, &/or even a -only Doomsday Pile? I'm still struggling for either Mana Tithe for the needed to negate the counter, & Pyroblast for -only targets. Thoughts? Kiki-Jiki & Felidar Guardian are confirmed. But w/ the rules of no graveyard staying allowed, this adds another element. Any ideas?

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Pyroblast occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.3%