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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
8 hours ago
Chain Reaction is a really good board wipe: it's inexpensive, has a low CMC, and almost always kills everything.Staff of Nin is recurring card draw and it's cheap. Mind's Eye is more expensive but probably better at drawing cards. Magus of the Wheel and Dragon Mage are more wheel effects you could try. You might also want to try Mana Flare, Treasonous Ogre, or Caged Sun for even more mana to sink into Ashling.
You might want to try damage doublers: Furnace of Rath, Insult / Injury, Quest for Pure Flame, Dictate of the Twin Gods, Curse of Bloodletting, Gratuitous Violence, or Overblaze. All of these are pretty inexpensive.
Copying spells is a neat way to increase the value of your burns. You could try any of these: Reverberate, Wild Ricochet, Fork, Chandra, the Firebrand, Dual Casting, Dualcaster Mage, Increasing Vengeance, Howl of the Horde. You can also use most of these to copy pesky counterspells or copy draw or ramp spells. Price of Glory is great since you're mostly playing at sorcery speed. Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast, Ricochet Trap, and Burnout are good for hating on blue players. Overmaster, Reroute, or Shunt might be okay too.
3 days ago
1 week ago
if they actually rely on having azami on the board as a draw engine, that is easy to deal with in red; Pyrohemia, Starstorm, Magmaquake, Sulfurous Blast.
if you really want to go anti- blue there is Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast.
also fun is to Wild Ricochet or Reverberate their extra turn spells. or their control spells or spelltwine or whatever they are doing. just fun to mess them up.
2 weeks ago
more meanness against blue, Boil, Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast. But do you really want to have a bunch of mean decks, and then be the one player just trying to stop them? seems like a good way to put a target on yourself.
2 weeks ago
Flagellum, my new best friend, heh :), your comments have already shed some light on my #1 most burning question (pun intended) on building this deck: Strategy thru spells (i.e., Young Pyromancer, Guttersnipe, and a host of burns, Note: PURP not heavily required); or thru token generation and dashers like Lightning Berserker.
Feel free to weigh in here on any of these with your experience:
Some outliers I'm also considering are Vessel of Volatility/Generator Servant to ramp (I don't have a lot of the "staple" lands and rocks otherwise), Bloodfire Colossus & Balefire Dragon because of how well they feel in the theme of fire and destruction, Red Elemental Blast because there's NEVER a lack of blue players wanting to counterspell my deck, Circle of Flame for light defense, Stuffy Doll for my targeted opponent, and Volcanic Fallout.
I look forward to some further discussion!
3 weeks ago
Rant - That is a point I will concede to.
I would argue that Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast are a little better being that their only one mana, and that they can destroy a blue permanent as well. The deck doesn't need to be true control for them to be able to work. Not every blue deck plays enough islands for Boil or Boiling Seas to truly make a difference, but every blue deck will play some sort of blue permanent, or a counter or two.
Either way, you have any possible suggestions for the deck? Anything you can think of that may go well with the deck/theme?
3 weeks ago
We have 5 slots unassigned so far, let's go to instants
Get rid of terminate.
Remove 2-3 lands
If you remove Choke and Price of Glory - add
Fit Summoner's Pact somewhere
4 weeks ago
cards to consider are Keldon Marauders, Spark Elemental, Mogg War Marshal, Heartlash Cinder, and Temur Battle Rage to some extent. Stingscourger is a good answer SB card to things you can't normally deal with or if you have to present tempo against Anglers and Devestators, and Red Elemental Blast/Pyroblast for obvious reasons, but can understand getting those on mtgo sometimes.