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Red Elemental Blast
Choose one - Counter target blue spell; or destroy target blue permanent.
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Red Elemental Blast Discussion
5 hours ago
Cast FL, discard another card and F-Guardian. Flash it back, mill the Kiki, keep the REB. Cast Karmic Guide, Return either F-Guardian to flicker Karmic Guide or Kiki to copy guide. go infinite when you have F-Guardian and Kiki. Hold REB for protection.
1 week ago
Ripwater, sorry for the long delay. I have been busy trying to get ready for a big trip.
First, Burnout is a fine card, and for those facing lots of hard control, it may be a great addition. Thanks for the suggestion, it should probably be put on a list of possible alternate cards. It does not replace Red Elemental Blast or Pyroblast , but useful for some metas for sure.
I am not strong on Approach of the Second Sun . I did actually play it for a while. The long term announcement of your plans was always a bad choice. Maybe other people find it different, but for me, if I am announcing something, I want better than Approach of the Second Sun .
Finally, you all should check out the writeup by the Lab Maniacs Sigi and sickrobot on their latest control build. These guys are legit cEDH deckbuilders, and the writeup parallels the arguments I have put forward recently about control in cEDH. I don't need to stop everything. I need to stop things when it matters. Let others do your dirty work when you can. Read the writeup, check the deck. Different deck, for sure, but the goals and philosophy are parallel.
4C Rashmi - LabManiac_Sigi sickrobot
2 weeks ago
Hello fellow cEDH Krenko player, my deck for comparison is here: [cEDH] Krenko Combo [Primer].
My competitive playgroup necessitates Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast . There is also a lot of interaction requiring me to run Buried Ruin and Goblin Welder as they will destroy a sack outlet on sight. Have you considered Inventors' Fair ?
2 weeks ago
Maybe cut Apex of Power , some of the boardwipes (just looks like you have a lot in there), Devour in Shadow Red Elemental Blast , Smother , Demon of Dark Schemes , Sinister Concoction , Sunbird's Invocation , Smoke , Uphill Battle and Hoarding Dragon .
2 weeks ago
Wandering Fumarole is a main board pick for me, mainly due to the low density of creatures that control decks usually carries, so a land that can turn into a win condition against other control decks, or a blocker against more aggressive decks is very much needed. I would trade it out for Lavaclaw Reaches due to the fact that its colors are a lot easier to get to and add to your deck based on how wizards seems to not like the enemy color pairings but its also more expensive than a pick I would rather use over lavaclaw: Mishra's Factory , since it can be a very cheap attacker that allows you to keep up counter magic more effectively and turn it into a 3/3 after summoning sickness passes when you need to block. on the topic of lands City of Brass does more harm to you than good, especially against aggressive matchups, or storm.
I don't know about Volrath's Stronghold in a deck that doesn't: A: have very many creatures, and B: is not focused on a creature combo like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Pestermite . And even then you have Kolaghan's Command to get back a threat anyway. If you want better recursion against a good portion of decks that's repeatable and punishes aggro decks look for The Scarab God , or if you want a cheap walker that can do that, look for Liliana, Death's Majesty , she makes 2/2 zombies while putting stuff in the bin for Tasigur, the Golden Fang , and reanimates something like Platinum Emperion after an Abrade .
Red Elemental Blast seems like a very specific pick, I'm wondering what kind of meta garners that kind of pick, but i'm not judging.
Liliana of the Veil is a good card, however I don't see how she fits with the decks overall strategy, yes she discards fueling delve, and makes an opponent sacrifice a creature, but resolving her doesn't win the game in the way Jace, the Mind Sculptor does, nor does she have the broad utility that you need for her to be that good in this type of deck. She's not good for card advantage and in fact it enables reanimator strategies where she's played in and helps decks that are more efficient than you are get ahead, and her creature removing capabilities are hindered by opposing tokens (which in that case I recommend Pyroclasm ). she's a good card, but she doesn't do that much for you.
So if you're stuck on what points to put in, I would do the following assuming you either have the card or don't care about price: Ancestral Recall 7, Dig Through Time 1, and either Treasure Cruise , True-Name Nemesis , or Mana Drain 1 = 10. Otherwise, you can stick with Demonic Tutor and try using the tutors fairly instead of using it for a combo: Demonic Tutor 3, Vampiric Tutor 3, Dig Through Time 1, Treasure Cruise 1, True-Name Nemesis 1, Mana Drain 1 = 10. However if you want to try adding combo to your list cheaply, like I have with my Grixis control deck with Kiki combo your two points for treasure cruise and true-name would instead go to Mystical Tutor at 2. However there's still at least one more point spread, which does involve combo and changing some of your deck's dynamics and cards to support it which can hedge into dedicated combo or a control shell to protect it, and again if you don't care about price: Time Vault 6, Demonic Tutor 3, Dig Through Time 1 = 10. To find the time vault deck, go through my page and go to "recently viewed" and look for "Grixis Vault control" from the Canadianhighlanderdatabase.
That's all for now, but I might comment again based on whatever feedback you need.
3 weeks ago
Love this deck concept, played against a Gruul variant at my old LGS and it seems really fun. My only problem with it is that with the Red Elemental Blast in the sideboard its not pauper legal using MTGO legality. Also curious on your thought process with some of the sideboard and why Journey to Nowhere isn't in the list.
3 weeks ago
As for weaknesses, going up against any sort of sacrifice / aristocrats deck can be troublesome, even if I don't give her to the aristocrats player. Grave Pact effects shut her down pretty hard. In theory control decks like Baral, Chief of Compliance would be hard since this deck runs a pretty high and flat mana curve. I'm debating whether Red Elemental Blast or Imp's Mischief are worth running in addition to Pyroblast and Thoughtseize to attempt to mitigate some of that weakness.
The deck does really well against token strategies though, which are exceptionally common at the store I frequent.
1 month ago
Deck idea is really sweet, I don't think I've seen one like this before. I'm not quite sure how you generally win the game, are creature beats usually enough? That's very possible, I'd have to see the deck play out.
It seems like your deck is really good against creature based decks, but less good against spell-based combo decks. Depending on your meta, that might be absolutely fine, but if such decks become an issue, Rule of Law , Pyroblast / Red Elemental Blast , and Sadistic Hypnotist are great options. Hypnotist is good regardless, and synergizes really well with your deck. If you end up needing more noncreature removal (since you seem to be able to deal with creatures really well), Wear , Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , and Vindicate are flexible answers.
High Market is a great sac outlet on a land, so it comes at a very low cost. Fleshbag Marauder , Merciless Executioner , and Plaguecrafter could all synergize quite well also as sac outlets that hit everyone except you when you steal something for a turn.
Also, I love that you have a category just called Orzhov with a single drain card in it.
Red Elemental Blast occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.03%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%