Red Elemental Blast

Legality

Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition IV Uncommon
Fourth Edition Common
Revised Edition Common
Unlimited Edition Common
Collector's Edition Common
International Collector's Edition Common
Limited Edition Beta Common
Limited Edition Alpha Common

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Red Elemental Blast

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Choose one - Counter target blue spell; or destroy target blue permanent.

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Red Elemental Blast Discussion

Infral on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

5 days ago

Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast might be usefull to help you make sure your stuff doesn't get bounced or countered by those pesky blue players.

Colgate on Jund sideboard help

1 week ago

Verdant Catacombs is your best fetch, play 4 of those, less jank. Play 3. Hymn to Tourach over 4. Bloodbraid Elf. It gives better early game and Hymn to Tourach is essential to beat burn and one of the best cards in mirror. For the sideboard, Red Elemental Blast over Pyroblast, because Red Elemental Blast can't be misdirected as easily. Also 3. Surgical Extraction over Maelstrom Pulse. This improves your match-up against dredge, lands and combo decks.

opticnirv on I Protect My Kaalia

1 month ago

Hi BlackWitch,

In my playgroup, which is all EDH and no duel (especially now that life is down to 20), I am able to cast Kaalia, sometimes. We never play a large free for all which helps. We really like emperror when we have 6 people, secret treaties for five people, and two headed giant for four people. Free for all is really just when we have three people as we don't have any other good game alternatives for three. Rarely, if we have 8 people we do two headed giant emperor.

I guess the only thing I have to deter Kaalia from getting countered is Price of Glory. I have considered some of the red counterspells for blue but in my situation, just don't have enough blue counter hate, something you may consider if you are getting that much trouble putting her out eg: Red Elemental Blast. Cavern of Souls is great for such a problem as well which I see you have as is Conqueror's Flail I see.

I really like your suggestion and reasoning for Faith's Shield as it targets a permanent, not just a creature. Earnest Fellowship had never seen this one before!

No Swiftfoot Boots as I had decided the reactionary protection spells were better.

Had Devoted Caretaker once, still have Mother of Runes so do believe in this type of card but, again, believe the reactionary protection spells were better.

...and yes I debated putting in Kaervek the Merciless, the only non demon, non dragon, non angel. I have to hard cast him but, yes, I believe he is that good! Towards the end game if he is out, ...they won't last long unless they deal with him.

Grind on Boros Beefcake

1 month ago

Battlefield Forge can tap for colorless to cast your Warping Wail, you might run it over Shimmering Grotto.
Godo, Bandit Warlord can tutor your Sunforger. Steelshaper's Gift can do it also but is not very budget-friendly.
also have you considered running Red Elemental Blast for your sunforger package? just to mess up those pesky blue mages.

xSKINCOLLECTORx on The Purifier

1 month ago

Lapse of Certainty... Pyroblast... Red Elemental Blast... Reverberate... Dualcaster Mage...

Red/white counter package!

Keeping you alive at low life Kami of False Hope + Gift of Immortality = turbo fog!! Gift also goes well with stuffy doll

nik_r on Omnath, Locus of Rage: Scapeshifting to Victory

1 month ago

Axeplorer, running Seasons Past over Regrowth is a meta call in my opinion. I built my deck to fit a tier 2-3 meta. Can it keep up in stronger pods? Kinda, but not really. The quickest I've ever killed a table with this deck was turn 5, but that was with absolutely no interaction from the other players and a god hand. For the most part, I would play Seasons Past over Regrowth, because I built this deck like a filthy casual. If I were to tune it, I would definitely run Regrowth. I would also play Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Zealous Conscripts, Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast, etc.. The deck can be degenerate, but in the spirit of EDH, I choose to tone things down a little bit and run big flashy spells. In short, evaluate your meta, and choose how you want the deck to run. If you want to go late game and cast large spells due to a 75% meta, play Seasons Past. If you want to kill everyone as quick as turn four and release your inner spike, play Regrowth. I'm sorry I couldn't be of much help, but I honestly do not know what the other players you play against are running. I have a large mix of different play styles at my LGS, and because of that I have the opportunity to play an assortment of EDH decks to fit the pod I am in. I have five other EDH decks built up , and only one is a work in progress. Each deck presents a different playstyle, and gives me the flexibility to play at the level of my opponents. Good luck, and let me know what you decide on. Would love to hear what your meta consists of.

foxboy93 on Alesha's Value Soylent Combo Meal

2 months ago

A couple things to note:

At your own post:"Card draw is available, but it usually costs life payments, being primarily from black.", there ARE cards that don't require life exchange to get value, such as:

Mentor of the Meek - Card draw engine with Alesha with most of your creatures.

Faithless Looting - While your deck is not using the graveyard for reanimation, Faithless Looting can get past certain mana costs

Cathartic Reunion and Tormenting Voice - Same thing with Looting, but pitching an extra card you dont need can really get you some good cards.Solemn Simulacrum - Ramp and card draw on death. Personally, better than Filigree Familiar IMO

"As with all non-blue wedges, you have little ability to interact with the stack, outside of oddities like Mana Tithe, Dash Hopes, and Lapse of Certainty."

While you are correct, in a blue heavy meta you can run Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast that counter specifically blue spells. You can also use Reverberate like effects if you are in a counter heavy meta.

Other note worthy cards I don't see in the deck:

Solemn Simulacrum - Ramp and card draw, personally better than Familiar.

Burnished Hart - Gets you two lands, directly into play, much needed ramping.

Anger - While there aren't creatures you are super apt to attack with, Anger is a must IMO

Hope of Ghirapur - Seems like a REALLY fun card to play with, shutting down decks that 'storm' or like said things. Or win through Aetherflux Reservoir.

Tainted Remedy/Erebos, God of the Dead - With decks like Oloro or Karlov for example, both of these cards turns that life gain into life loss.

Kambal, Consul of Allocation - Meta dependent and back to the 'stack', Kambal can likely net you some serious life gain if crap goes south.

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