|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might (DDS)||Common|
|Modern Masters (MMA)||Common|
|Time Spiral (TSP)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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Rift Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
Suspend 1— (Rather than cast this card from your hand, you may pay and exile it with a time counter on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, cast it without paying its mana cost.)
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Rift Bolt Discussion
11 hours ago
Nice budget deck but a few cards seem weak in an aggro deck even on budget standards. Perhaps they are not but just in case I figured I could suggest some other budget alternatives. Hope these help.
Banefire seems weak/situational for an aggro deck
Ghor-Clan Rampager to top the curve/ give uncounterable +4/+4 to a creature for two mana
Hellrider to deal a great deal of damage
Hero of Oxid Ridge for the top of the curve
Lightning Mauler doesn't fit well because it is a nonbo with both Fanatic of Xenagos and Flinthoof Boar. Lightning Mauler is something that needs a follow up and the two cards which would be most impactful with haste already have haste. This results in soulbinding with a one drop (one of which is Experiment One which is better when it evolves over multiple turns and not just charging in as a 1/1 or 2/2). It could be good but seems awkward in the list.
Magma Jet seems too mana intensive for such little damage. Scry 2 doesn't seem to make up for it's lack of impact.
1 week ago
I suggest a red white burn deck with 4 Lightning Bolt, 4 Lava Spike, 4 Rift Bolt, 4 Shard Volley, 4 Skullcrack, 4 Lightning Helix, 4 Searing Blaze, 4 Monastery Swiftspear, 4 Boros Reckoner, 4 Eidolon of the Great Revel, 13 Mountain, 2 Plains, and 4 Battlefield Forge. This deck is competitive, fun, and relatively budget. Good luck!
1 week ago
Volcanic Fallout will not kill your creatures. i do not think you need Flame Slash because your creatures can kill that stuff on their own. Shock is not good enough in modern. so i say you look at 4x Rift Bolt and some Forked Bolt.
1 week ago
I'm not a fan of mindcrank without Bloodchief Ascension. It almost never pays off, and so many decks want cards in their graveyard you can get punished pretty hard. Jamming Rakdos Charm maindeck can offset some of that, but giving your opponent card advantage is a real risk. Burning inquiry carries similar problems, and without you running lots of cards that want to be in your graveyard, will likely help your opponent more than you.
I'm guessing this started as a delayed damage Emberwilde Augur Insult Rift Bolt list, possibly including Flame of Keld, which then morphed into a Waste Not variant. Its a fun idea- I've never made it work without it becoming a different deck.
First things first, if you want a damage/discard hybrid deck, you need to decide- how important is the discard? Is the this the rack, or is it a burn deck with blightnings?
If your meta has aggro decks that typically only have 1 card in hand turn four, a lot of discard is wasted. If its all control, then you'll want to be jamming as much as you possibly can just to keep from being locked out of the game. The big thing is that with fifteen cards sideboard, you can pack in 11 copies of duress variants and 4 shrieking afflictions. The sideboard is there to adapt you to your meta- whether that be by jamming silver bullet answers or completely changing your strategy in response. Just by swapping Lightning Bolt alikes for Duress you completely change the pace and playstyle of your deck.
I have a big list of mono black cards I use for brews here Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox, in particular Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper- both net you more cards in a way that red struggles with, and in a pinch can finish off someone on five life with lighting bolt.
Elixir of immortality is cute. Personally, I prefer Sun Droplet or the new Fountain of Renewal, and sometimes Golden Urn. Shuffling the graveyard back in is usually a disadvantage outside of 'draw your deck' combos.
Finally, remember to build something that is fun to play. Its all well and good knowing the 'best' option, but if it ain't fun, it ain't worth it. So always keep that in mind when choosing cards.
(edit- also just maindeck angrath. He locks a player out of the game like lilana and doesn't break the bank)
2 weeks ago
Anyway I'd have to agree that both cards are typically suboptimal for a top tier competitive burn deck because they do give your opponent a choice. I think it's unfair to either card to say that they're bad or unplayable because they're not. They both present lose-lose situations to your opponent which is never "bad" but sometimes your opponent is in a position where one of the "lose" scenarios doesn't matter enough. For Browbeat they may be in a position where they have life to spare, taking the damage and then winning. Sometimes they'll be in a position where they give you the cards knowing they'll win anyway.
For Vexing Devil it's pretty similar. They may have life to spare so you lose. Or they may have a removal spell so they just 1 for 1'd with you (not such a bad deal, Goblin Guide and Monastery Swiftspear die to all the same spells). So the bad scenarios are either being in an irrecoverably bad game position or a 1 for 1, with the worst case being that you cut Rift Bolt for Vexing Devil and you lose with them at 3 life.
Vexing Devil in combination with Claim is a very powerful and fun synergy. Vexing Devil isn't bad in a vacuum, it's just not, and Claim should never be in a deck where it can only reanimate a single powerful creature. It might not break the format but it will win you games.
I think I just summarized the long and heated discussion above but here are my final thoughts: Browbeat is a known card that is generally unplayed in top tier burn decks but could easily find a home in yours. I'd recommend 1-2 copies but if 4 works for you then stick with what you like, especially in a budget deck.
And also Vexing Devil is good.
2 weeks ago
Of course Snapcaster Mage is amazing but it's pretty pricey
The main difference between mardu pyro and izzet pyro is the fact that mardu is always proactive while izzet wants to be more slow and reactive. That's why you see allot of lists playing Thing in the Ice Flip and counter spells. You can of course play a more tempo or burn strategy but I tend to fall somewhere between tempo and control with my lists. You can look at my profile if you want I have some pretty solid variants that you can test.
4 weeks ago
Maybe play 4 copies of Lightning Bolt and add Rift Bolt? I'd get rid of Faithless Looting and Grapeshot. Also Magma Spray is only a 1 drop. You might consider adding some cancel spells too. Still,looks like a nice deck. +1