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Whenever a creature you control with power 2 or less attacks, Raid Bombardment deals 1 damage to the player or planeswalker that creature is attacking.
Raid Bombardment Discussion
1 month ago
Whew, I've sure talked a lot in this thread. Here's probably my (second-to-)last EDH clutter:
Lumbering Battlement : Drop it, exile your other ETB people then flicker it. There's probably some obvious Worldgorger Dragon -esque combos to be found. With the bonus it gets and its base stats I think the CMC is just fine.
Eyes Everywhere : There's probably some fun abuse to be had when combined with owner-returning flickering; otherwise it faces stiff competition from Thassa, God of the Sea . Non- you steal from will probably not have much trouble activating its ability again due ubiquity of "any color" mana rocks, although that's far less certain with decks containing 2 or less colors.
Electrodominance : To squeeze just a bit more discussion out of this card, I think it's neat that this also functions as a one-time mana filter due to the genericness of .
Cavalcade of Calamity: I kinda wish they just color shifted Raid Bombardment to mono- instead, since red tends to have so much +X/+0 going on. At least the art is cool.
Persistent Petitioners: Ahahaha, oh yes, this is definitely how I want Advisor tribal to be flavored. A fine addition to the growing Relentless Rats family.
Font of Agonies : Loving the design space here. In the right deck this can probably be an efficient source of removal too.
Guardian Project : Kinda surprised Beast Whisperer got a rival right away. As far as singleton formats go, the it's a question of a body vs getting draws from cheating out creatures in addition to casting them.
Incubation Druid : There's stronger dorks out there, but I think it makes a fine complement if you can get counters on it reasonably early.
Bedevil : So I'm not a Putrefy fan but I'd still pick it over this if I had the choice, if only because the flexibility of the seems more valuable for the purpose of being able to more often react to threats at Instant speed over being able to target PWs. Still, this is something rakdos deserves and a fine choice when green isn't available.
PS. What was the deal with Ferocious suddenly showing up incognito?
1 month ago
What an absolutely fantastic new card! This will be an immediate include. It works as backup Raid Bombardment, and still works with Shared Animosity on the table, as you choose the order than the triggers resolve.
1 month ago
shbones: Thanks for commenting! That is awesome! He is definitely a fun commander, and no one really expects him at the table.
It seems odd, but most of my games are spent with very few tokens on the battlefield until the last turn or two. The rest of the game is spent setting up in whatever way makes sense for the cards I drew, which is why I have as much redundancy, lords, and alternate wincons that I can.
Krenko definitely speeds stuff up, but he also gains the attention of the whole table, where if I play without using him I can take advantage of EDH politics more, until it's too late to respond. Most of the time I tutor for the exact lord that I need to combo out.
I'm going add maybe one more token generator or doubler, but otherwise I am very comfortable with where it is sitting. Ib, ability doublers, and all the extra lands drops definitely makes up for not using raw token generators. It's also more all-or-nothing, but that's what an Ib deck is all about!
Just last week I won a 3 person game by attacking one person with 20 hasty Goblins with Goblin Goliath out doubling damage, and hitting the other player with a Goblin War Strike that got doubled as well.
I think with tribal decks, especially with the ones that can spit out tokens like crazy, it's too easy to get caught up in generating as many tokens as humanly possible. It makes the deck really linear in the sense that you can only win with combat damage, and once you get a battlefield of 100 goblins you have the whole table trying to kill you, and a single boardwipe can be unrecoverable. The way the deck sits now I can pretty much work around 1-2 boardwipes a game before there isn't enough gas left in the deck, and that fits really well in my meta. Depending on your meta, you might have to make some adjustments to that.
1 month ago
Also, the cycle of ultimatums from alara each have a planeswalker hidden in them. (Brilliant Ultimatum has tezzeret, Cruel Ultimatum has bolas, Titanic Ultimatum has ajani, Violent Ultimatum has sarkaan, and elspeth can be seen in Clarion Ultimatum)
in Blood Artist, he is painting you with your own blood
LuxuryBall on goblin
4 months ago
Boggart Shenanigans, Quest for the Goblin Lord, Impact Tremors, Raid Bombardment, Hazoret's Monument, Goblin Bushwhacker, Reckless Bushwhacker, and Foundry Street Denizen would all be great additions. I play a lot of goblins in standard and modern and these are the guys that really stick out.
4 months ago
kamarupa: Thanks for the comment!
I am gonna have to look into Time of Need. Initially I was going to say I can't run it because not all the creatures I look for are legendary, and I need to be able to put the creature into play with it. When I think about it more, the vast majority of creatures I try to grab are Legendary, and running 3x Eldritch Evolution MB and 1x SB has actually been too many, so I think I will playtest at least 1x ToN in place of the SB one. The idea there is if I bring in one of the SB creatures, I also bring in the tutor, rather than run 2x of that particular creature in the sideboard.
Funnily enough, I actually playtested a 1x Shalai, Voice of Plenty in the MB today in place of the Pegasus Courser, and a Thalia, Heretic Cathar in place of the Obelisk Spider and was really happy with them both. I think Shalai is definitely going to have a place in the deck, possibly in addition to the Leylines. Thalia I think is just going to be in the MB.
I tried running Slaughter the Strong a long time ago when the deck was just Abzan, but when I switched to 4+ color I stopped running it. I think it is worth revisiting again, especially since it gets in under Gaddock Teeg.
Throne of the God-Pharaoh is a strict upgrade to Raid Bombardment in here, and I wish I would have caught your comment before I went to FNM because it is a much better fit. I hardly ever lose creatures on my turn anyway, so in that sense they are equal, but the fact that Throne can proc off of tapped Birds of Paradise, and there are a few control decks in my meta that are constantly tapping Doran down, Throne definitely ends up being a better fit. On top of all of that there's no color requirement, and it's 1 mana less and smooths out the deck even more. Great suggestion.
Thanks again for commenting, that gives me a lot to think about!
4 months ago
Rather than 2x Mardu Ascendancy I am going to swap one out for 1x Raid Bombardment and test it that way instead. I tried this a long time ago with decent performance, but I had just added red to the deck and it wasn't running smoothly at all, and I didn't have the consistency in my creatures that I do now. I also ran it in place of Ascendancy, and as a 3-of, and I think all of those were bad ideas.
The thought is that, even with lots of chump blockers on the opponent's side, I'm still getting a good amount of damage through. It is non-combat damage so a lot of Fogs don't effect it at all, and Leyline of Sanctity doesn't matter because the effect isn't targetting. It's also much, much easier to hardcast than Ascendancy is. Hopefully the playtesting goes well!
I'm still relatively new to Modern, I've only been playing for about 5 months, so I have a lot to learn about maximizing my Game 1 setup, instead of having my G1 mainboard be a mix of answers to a bunch of different decks. Obelisk Spider for instance I run in the MB, but it could probably be in the SB instead for the Humans and Spirit matchups. That being said, is there a better MB creature for that spot? Maybe Lightning Greaves even? It may even get people to mistakenly sideboard in artifact hate on G2, where I can SB it out and only have Spellskite left for it to hit.
Let me know what you think!
4 months ago
This is a surprisingly decent list- but the big thing for budget lists at FNM- SIDEBOARD.
You don't have to grab staple sideboard tools- the more budget your list, the more powerful a transformative sideboard becomes. Changing from red devotion where you want Leyline of Sanctity asap to a Raid Bombardment/Mogg War Marshal tokens list is very powerful, and the flexibility of just saying 'oh, I'll run these 15 cards instead of (all my spells, all my creatures, half of each) is strong.
It also lets you plan out sideboard tools so that some can sit mainboard- Ash Zealot and Harsh Mentor provide seven slots mainboard that can be smoothly swapped for more spells, more creatures, different hate depending on what you need, and planning that out can have immense benifits.
There are lots of options- and finding cards that can flex into a second list with 15 swaps is suprisingly a lot simpler than it seems- just look for cards that are hit hard by spells your opponent will sideboard out so you can swap them in. eg; they ditch their high CMC answers/enchantment removal for more road blocks while you swap to a Goblin Assault/Curse of Stalked Prey list.
Good luck, and happy brewing.
Raid Bombardment occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%