Whenever a player plays a spell with converted mana cost 3 or less, Pyrostatic Pillar deals 2 damage to that player.
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Pyrostatic Pillar Discussion
1 month ago
I use a deck similar to this and its absolutely brutal. People will take damage every time they exist. They will hate you for it, so multiplayer tends to put a massive planet sized target on youManabarbsPersonal SanctuaryEnlightened Tutor just to be safe
1 month ago
Thanks for the suggestions ToolmasterOfBrainerd!
What do you think I should cut off in order to add the suggested cards?
And what should I cut off to add the Pyrostatic Pillar? Would it be ok to swap them for the 4x Red Elemental Blast? I am not so sure about this change because the meta at my LGS is full of blue decks, but what you said about trading the FoW for a card makes sense!
1 month ago
It's a bit risky to play 4 Fireblast because drawing 2 means you usually won't be able to play the second. There's enough Deathrite Shaman and Delver of Secrets Flip in the meta that Searing Blaze almost always has a target. Grim Lavamancer is also a popular choice because it's repeated burn rather than 1-shot burn.
For your sideboard, you will want answers to hate cards, counters, and possibly combos. However keep in mind that casting a sideboard card means you are not casting a burn spell, so you're doing less burning. So even though Red Elemental Blast stops force of will, then force of will is still trading with one of your cards, which is good for the blue player.
Pyrostatic Pillar is a good choice for beating storm decks. Storm is faster usually but cannot win as long as pillar is on the board.
Hope this helps! Welcome to legacy!
2 months ago
Thx for comments, suggestion and upvote!
Primer - the idea of creating a more detailed description of the interactions and gameplay - Primer, has long been wandering in my head. Since English is not my native language it will require me a lot of free time which I do not have at that moment. Work and family on the first place, MTG and other my hobby on second. But someday in the not too distant future, I will find time to create it.
- Squee, Goblin Nabob - sure this one have potential but mostly it one creature drop for it stack badly with Eidolon of the Great Revel, Pyrostatic Pillar and Spellshock. Still if I decide to fit it in, what should I cut for it?
Thx again for all your suggestions!
Ankh of Mishra - was in deck on early stages but was cut. Zo-Zu the Punisher much better imho. 1st - devotion. 2nd - he is goblin. 3rd - being a creature is not a minus it is a plus, even with all burn board wipes.
2 months ago
Nice deck +1!
Here some cards I think you can consider to add in:
Forsaken Wastes - for more life gain hate.
Smoke - nice protection from creatures.
Harsh Mentor - can shut up many combo decks.
Pox - to complitly loose your friends >_<
Toxic Deluge - best creature whipe in black imho.
3 months ago
Thank you for comment and suggestions!
Mana Geyser - mana never been too much problem for the deck, my playgroup is mostly three players so this one doesnt work well.
Warchief Giant - too high cmc and as I say before my palygroup is mostly three players.
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle - nice land, several times was in maybeboard but it enters battlefield tapped and it is too much if you ask my oppinion.
Hanweir Garrison - was in deck before but was cut cuz too be really effective it needs haste and most time it was just one creature drop for .
4 months ago
Thx for suggestion ReaperoftheNight_17
About Gratuitous Violence - it doesnt work with: Burning Earth, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Fiery Confluence, Impact Tremors, Manabarbs, Price of Progress, Pyrostatic Pillar, Rolling Earthquake, Sulfuric Vortex. Its more than 50% of all burn spells deck have.
5 months ago
I'd suggest replacing Pyrostatic Pillar with Eidolon of the Great Revel even though the pillar is harder to remove, but the Eidolon can also attack, so I think it would be better to help you win that race when you play it, because your own deck has several cards with CMC 3 or less!