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Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell that has the same name as a card in your graveyard, you may put a quest counter on Pyromancer Ascension.
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell while Pyromancer Ascension has two or more quest counters on it, you may copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
Pyromancer Ascension Discussion
1 month ago
I didn't get the notification for your earlier comment, so I'm reading through it now.
Points I agree with:
Renaming hubs is no issue at all, and Artifact and Enchantment can be made plural easily. I've gotten a couple of requests to change Amulet Bloom to Amulet Titan. Right now, it's a compromise by acknowledging the name origin in the description, but I see a lot of decks on this site named for Amulet Titan, so it's probably time to change that over.
Devotion and Energy are pretty Satndard-specific mechanics. You also mention Cruel Control and Exalted, and I believe you mentioned Caw Blade and Solar Flare in another thread as Standard decks that are past their time.
Points I'm not sold on:
I think Battlecruiser is a sufficiently unique subset of ramp/control, similar to Zoo being a unique subset of aggro/creatures, or Eggs being a unique subset of artifact/combo.
I had Spellslinger described more or less as "permanentless" for a while, then got several people telling me that the support permanents are just as important--think Thing in the Ice Flip or Keranos, God of Storms or Pyromancer Ascension . Turns out Spellslinger decks are majority, but definitely not exclusively, instants and sorceries.
Aikido can be renamed, but I've seen it clearly identified as that on other sites, and "Tactical Appropriation", while accurate and descriptive, is kind of a mouthful.
Loam and Lands have a lot of overlap, but I think Loam sits somewhere between Lands and Dredge. I want to look around, do some research, and see if there's any Lands decks that don't automatically include Life from the Loam . Would the Legacy Dark Depths deck go under the Lands hub?
Large... Not sure where this is going. Is there a hub called Large that I don't see?
Vehicle still has a novelty factor, but I'm willing to be convinced to take this off as too Standard-y, especially if nothing new shows up in the next set. This is more "wait and see" than "I'm not changing." If Vehicles continue to be printed, I'm going to keep it.
The tribal stuff, I'm going to look around and see what's been hubbed for those as well. Cats in particular had a major pre-built deck for it, and Angels, Knights, and Demons are casual stars, and get new additions almost every set. I don't know if they're sustained across Standard rotations.
I'll start cleaning some of this up tomorrow. It might not be a bad idea to start a dedicated hub addition/removal thread.
1 month ago
I suspect Raven's Crime is really bad right now. Between Phoenix and Hogaak, there are a lot of decks which want to discard specific cards in their hand. You want your discard to pick away Stitcher's Supplier and Pyromancer Ascension , not Bridge from Below and Arclight Phoenix .
1 month ago
There are a few creatureless (or close to) modern decks out there. Off the top of my head, there's Ad Nauseum, some types of Storm ( Pyromancer Ascension Storm), Lantern Control, Mono W Prison (enchantment prison), Whir Prison/Thopter Whir, Tokens decks don't technically have any creatures, and some control players opt not to play creatures. In fact, a lot of control decks in modern don't have any creatures other than Snapcaster Mage ; maybe a Tasigur, the Golden Fang or a Vendilion Clique , but not usually any more than that. And that isn't including decks in other formats, like Mono B control in Pauper or Lands in Legacy.
2 months ago
I've been looking all over for an iteration of jaya that isn't just burn, and this is just what I wanted. One recommendation though, I don't think Pyromancer Ascension works super well in a singleton format.
7 months ago
Searing Blaze or Skullcrack are better options than Incinerate, it's regeneration clause isn't that relevant. Bedlam Reveler is great in a high spell count deck as are Monastery Swiftspear and Kiln Fiend... You also want a madness enabler, Lightning Axe or Bloodrage Brawler would work.
Now, a quick note on Guttersnipe, it's a trap, partly because he's a horrible topdeck and partly due to cards like Pyromancer Ascension and Shrine of Burning Rage, which perform a similar role but are harder to remove and cost less to cast. Eidolon of the Great Revel appears in modern burn because your opponent is forced to burn themselves to just play magic and most spells used in modern are under 3 CMC, since it's a turn 4 format. Simple test, if Guttersnipe and Flames of the Blood Hand or Pulse of the Forge (neither are great burn spells), which would you rather cast on turn 3? In almost all cases you would rather play the spell because Guttersnipe does nothing that turn.
Hope this helps, good luck and have fun brewing your deck.
7 months ago
I'll admit to having a similar reaction to xyr0s. Pyromancer Ascension is a better card than Pyromancer's Goggles, it's probably better than Furnace of Rath most of the time too, I probably prefer Insult / Injury too. This deck needs Faithless Looting, Cathartic Reunion, heck even Tormenting Voice would be an improvement since right now your only draw is Manamorphose. I'm guessing your plan is to play Chalice of the Void on one to mess with your opponent then, wait until casting an X spell makes sense...
On the subject of the X spells Banefire and Demonfire are just better, due to the fact they can't be countered and the damage can't be stopped. It's good to have a theme, most efficient decks do, but having a theme only helps if the card choices are also efficient. The simple fact is that non X spells tend to deal damage more efficiently, take Skullcrack or Flames of the Blood Hand, there damage to cost ratio is better than an X spell, here's another Pyroclasm, it's a nice neat little board wipe. I don't mean to be overly negative, I'm just not sure this deck idea works that well, still I wish you luck and hope my com
7 months ago
I'd recommend either Soul-Scar Mage or Monastery Swiftspear to give you another low mana cost creature and an early play, they also both survive Pyroclasm. You might also want to consider a couple of copies of Cryptic Serpent, which isn't quite a budget Bedlam Reveler, but it's similar enough.
A quick note on Guttersnipe, it's a trap, partly because he's a horrible topdeck and partly due to cards like Pyromancer Ascension and Quest for Pure Flame, which perform a similar role but are harder to remove and cost less to cast. Eidolon of the Great Revel appears in modern burn because your opponent is forced to burn themselves to just play magic and most spells used in modern are under 3 CMC, since it's a turn 4 format.
On the subject of traps Traumatize isn't a good card either, primarily because it cost's 5 mana, even mill decks don't play it. Faithless Looting, Cathartic Reunion, Tormenting Voice or even Magmatic Insight are all better choices, probably in the order I've written them. I hope this is of some help, good luck brewing your deck.
Pyromancer Ascension occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%