Roast

Roast

Sorcery

Roast deals 5 damage to target creature without flying.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Roast occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.01%

Roast Discussion

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Boom! Surprise 20 Dmg

1 month ago

I agree, Spitemare is a lot of fun and was actually in the initial decklist, but I switched it out for Spiteful Sliver because it was more cost efficient while serving the same purpose. I like Roast/Lightning Axe, but I'm not sure what I would take out to try it. As for Dictate of the Twin Gods, I'm going to try it with the sideboard Shivan Meteor/Purphoros's Intervention. Thanks for the suggestions.

lagotripha on Boom! Surprise 20 Dmg

1 month ago

I've had some success abusing Dictate of the Twin Gods and Roast/Lightning Axe in similar lists. Spitemare is fun. Boros Charm making creatures indestructible for act, or just hitting face works well.

lagotripha on Jeskai monks

1 month ago

Budget lists have a tool more optimised lists do not- your opponent will not know your decklist. Lean into this by starting with a sideboard planned, or multiple sideboards planned for different metas.

So lets start with what 'monks' does great at- seeker and SGM give lifelink, Swiftspear is the premier aggro card, and yun shu gives one-shot potential with a big prowessy-double striker when you have the mana. Burn spells and mantis rider are there to help finish the game.

There are a few ways to twist this to surprise your opponents- the 'go off all in one turn' by banking mana with things like Pentad Prism while setting up with cards like opt, before playing like a Kiln Fiend combo deck with a 10/10 double striker (or just a 6/6 with 8 points of burn). In this build protective spells will be essential, while minimising Yun Shu forecast (or playing it as a deadly threat one week, while using him as a removal magnet for a different combo the next)

There is the 'surprise, I'm now value/grind' Soulfire Grand Master/Lightning Helix control list, where you sit with a Negate until the end of their turn then bolt them, while in most configurations you are just trying to hit them with prowess and negate their spells.

There is the 'classic burn' run the damage numbers and just trade your attackers with their blockers before hitting face with bolts.

There is the U/R tempo Remand archetype, where you try to delay your opponent while efficient creatures eat their face. Mission Briefing isn't Snapcaster Mage for this style, but can still work.

There is the 'true' midrange tax list where you play narset & tferi in place of some of the remand elements in the above list. Narset makes a good source of card advantage without breaking the bank.

Finally there is the 'unfair combo' that does things like like cast Reforge the Soul or Knowledge Pool to lock your opponent out of the game in concert with a plainswalker, or jank out a win with Mystic Sanctuary/Time Warp/ soulfire grandmaster.

You probably have space in your seventy-five for three of these, but the less focussed any 60 cards is on one plan, the worse it will perform. Fortunately there is a lot of overlap between lists- any aggressive list will like bolt and swiftspear, any more interactive list opt, etc.

By carefully picking your cards your opponent will have no idea which plan you are on maindeck, and no idea if the sideboard will transform you into another archetype. With a few swapped cards, the next FNM is completely different. This is the advantage of rogue decks- your opponent should not know the correct line of play.

In specifics; Deflecting palm is fantastic, but most of the time I want it in the sideboard to fight other aggressive decks. Pariah while cool rarely performs well outside combo lists, and even there is competing with more powerful options. Pacifism is usually outperformed by true removal- a few of the variants have deck-specific purposes, but unless you desperately want creatures on the field for Stuffy Doll/Blasphemous Act, its worth cutting for Roast/Negate/Mana Leak/Remand/Path to Exile/Condemn etc. Play to your gameplan.

Grubbernaut on Elemental Tribal

6 months ago

Love the idea! Only thing I'd personally swap is Roast for Mizzium Mortars . Being able to kill a Glorybringer is becoming more important in the current meta.

Cheers!

Grubbernaut on Big Red Dragons

6 months ago

That's not a bad point. Mizzium Mortars would also be a strong consideration in mono red. Lovestruck Beast is a problem; I guess it depends on your meta. If there's more Beasts, definitely Roast ; if more Glorybringer , then Lava Coil or Mortars may be better.

Grubbernaut on Big Red Dragons

7 months ago

For SB, in general, I feel that Lava Coil is better than Roast with Glorybringer breaking into the metagame.

Looks like fun! Cheers!

Xica on Midrange Burn Cards

9 months ago

Magmatic Sinkhole is clearly one of the best options - due to also killing walkers - the delve however you cannot run multiple copies due to mechanic.

Spitebellows is also one of the top options, and it gets around stuff that counters "non-creature spells" like Stubborn Denial or Force of Negation ... etc.

However the real answer if simply running Dreadhorde Arcanist as with bolt "flashback" bolt it is easily able to deal 6 damage - which means that as log as the board is not completely clogged it can successfully attack through things like Primeval Titan . That creature is all the hard removal you could ever wish for.
Honorable mentions go to cards like Lightning Axe , Redcap Melee , Roast , Flame Slash , Harvest Pyre - and Abrade (for its versatility)

shadow63 on Midrange Burn Cards

10 months ago

Roast might be your best option. Flame Javelin could be helpful too. Combust is good if its blue or white creatures. Collision / Colossus or Crushing Pain or Spitebellows Are all decent choices

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