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Pyromancer Ascension Discussion
15 hours ago
Hi! Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I originally had Pyromancer Ascension in the deck so Rune Snag worked better with that and Thought Scour but I might cut them for 3x Mana Leak and 1x Logic Knot
I haven't tested the deck a tonne yet but so far the results have been good
I beat a mono White Korr Equip deck pretty handedly and an outdated Mono Red Burn list. For tier decks I'm 1-0 vs Jund and 1-0 vs Junk surprisingly, 0-1 vs Boros Burn and 1-0 vs Eldrazi aggro which I think was extremely lucky as he tried to get out a T2 Reality Smasher with 2x Eldrazi Temple and Gemstone Mine in play and I countered with Rune Snag
5 days ago
Pyromancer Ascension can be really fun in these sorts of decks, but Emrakul has potential to ruin your fun.
I might trim a Reforge the Soul or two. It can't be cast off of your expertises, so it is only really good when miracled.
1 week ago
It's very good! Since there is no more Pyromancer Ascension in the deck, you can't go over the top, so having a cost reduction effect is crucial. Also, the interaction with Remand (and Dispel post-board) is pretty sweet.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the advice Pyranem!
So I did some testing with your suggestions, and here's what I discovered:
Manamorphose helps storm, but doesn't do anything with Paradoxical Outcome, so it's not quite as good as I wanted it to be. I kept thinking I've seen it be better, but then remembered that's when Pyromancer Ascension is online.
Finally, I really wanted to like Riddlesmith since it would simplify my manabase, but compared to Contraband Kingpin it leads to me losing card advantage. I'll explain. In testing, pitching a card to Riddlesmith allowed me to churn through my deck and find answers, while also allowing me to actually have the answer in hand when I needed it. But, it has the downside of needing a card to pitch. The land scenario you mentioned is really uncommon, since the combo frequently goes off T4 - so I end up having to pitch other cards. With Contraband Kingpin I still have a body in play and the cards in hand while I search, so I can keep the scry train rolling. A small difference perhaps, but noticeable.
Anyway, thanks for the input I really do appreciate it.
1 month ago
You should put in a few Pyromancer Ascension since it is one of the strongest storm cards in modern.
1 month ago
Isochron Scepter is one of my favorite cards and I wish it was more competitive. I like this list and the ideas here. In the interest of thinning the deck down a bit, it seems to me that you are very heavy on potential win-cons and that would be the easiest thing to take out without affecting the usefulness of the Isochron Scepter. I would do something like:
-1 Dack Fayden-1 Tamiyo, the Moon Sage-2 Pyromancer Ascension-2 March of the Machines-2 Archmage Ascension-2 Metallurgic Summonings-1 Battlefield Thaumaturge-2 Laboratory Maniac-2 Prototype Portal+2 Ral Zarek
I like Ral Zarek because he seems the most psynergetic and his ultimate can easily win you the game with a Silence on an Isochron Scepter. If you have any questions about the reasoning behind any of this let me know. Good luck with this!
I have a list built around Isochron Scepter also. Check it out and let me know what you think. +1 for great minds!
2 months ago
Pyromancer's Swath is fun but a little on the slow side.