Satyr Firedancer

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods (BNG) Rare

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Satyr Firedancer

Enchantment Creature — Satyr

Whenever an instant or sorcery spell you control deals damage to an opponent, Satyr Firedancer deals that much damage to target creature that player controls.

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Satyr Firedancer Discussion

Easybr0wnies343 on Fiery Water

3 days ago

I play a deck just like this one but with less focus on creatures, and it includes Satyr Firedancer with a bunch of burn spells

EventuallyClassy on Maximum Discount

1 week ago

Im not really opposed to creatures, they just have to be the right ones. Satyr Firedancer doesnt seem to really fit this deck. By the time I am ready to start launching fireballs, at my opponents, their creature base usually doesnt matter anymore, just creatures that prevent me from targeting them, or ones that prevent damage. With those I usually bounce them or tap them down.

Melek, Izzet Paragon seems to have some huge upsides, but that 6 cmc is huge. I ended up removing some other cards with around the same cmc, because I ended up holding on to them and reserving my mana for other spells. Which, is the reason I am still slightly reluctant to throw The Immortal Sun in, as well. But, card advantage as well as a doubling effect, do seem real nice.

Good suggestion, thanks Nickname123. If it ends up in the deck, Ill give yah a shoutout.

Nickname123 on Maximum Discount

1 week ago

Despite how this type of deck needs to mostly be instants and sorceries, personally I would add more creatures to the deck. How would you feel about adding Satyr Firedancer and Melek, Izzet Paragon?

xaerusblade on Ultra Budget Mono Red Burn

1 week ago

Rift Bolt and Skullcrack are relatively cheap

Satyr Firedancer is a good creature as well for budget burn.

CaptainBlue7 on Magma Love

1 month ago

Yeah, Id suggest replacing Shock as its a really low tier burn spell. You could go with Incendiary Flow but Ill link some other options that you might find interesting.

Fiery Impulse

Galvanic Bombardment

Dead+Gone

Seal of Fire

Twin Bolt

Arc Trail

You might like these too. They arent burn spells but they may be useful: Grim Lavamancer, Satyr Firedancer, Koth of the Hammer.

colton815 on Modern Build-Around Cards

1 month ago

it sounds like your friend just isn't very good at deckbuilding and wants to blame something other than himself. i've won games with a temur dragon build using Sarkhan Unbroken and Temur Ascendancy and a buddy of mine won an FNM with naya burn using Tamanoa and Satyr Firedancer.

SufferFromEDHD on Neheb, The Eternal Punisher

2 months ago

Great looking list! Few suggestions:

Thespian's Stage and Vesuva for your Valakut

Braid of Fire your general during the upkeep

Satyr Firedancer great with Repercussion.

Magus of the Moon blood moon #2

Guttersnipe good value in a list like this.

Shard Volley, Rift Bolt, Chain Lightning more 1 mana 3 damage spells

fuster on When a MTG player drops a mixtape

2 months ago

shrapnel_ Wow, this is a lot of suggestions. Some suggestions aren't bad (mostly old tech) but some of these suggestions are just scrub tier. In this whole list, there's only one card that I haven't actually thought about that's worth a look into testing, and I'll tell you which card that is later.

Firstly, I'll say that I don't think 4x Fireblast is incorrect but then again I don't think 2x is incorrect either. Determining the number of copies of a card you run in a deck really just depends on how often you want to see the card. For me, it is a great finisher but because you have to sac lands for it a finisher is all it is most of the time, so that's why I choose to run it as a 2-of. As I said in a prior comment, it sucks when you get multiple fireblasts clogging your opening hand or if you draw more than 2 a game. For me to want to run a card as a 4-of, I have say yes to the question of "If I could legally run 5 or more copies in this deck, would I do so?" Needless to say, the answer to that question is a hard No for Fireblast. However, saying "yes" to the question is also completely justifiable and logical and I don't think it's bad to run 4 copies. It just doesn't suit my personal preferences.

The great thing about Burn is that the deck can virtually ignore most forms of card advantage in the format. The correct philosophy for a burn player is "It doesn't matter how many cards my opponent draws if they are dead." For example, Shardless BUG is a great matchup for burn despite it being a heavyweight card advantage monster in the mid game. Unless your opponent is playing lands I think the extra card advantage Goblin Guide gives to your opponents is negligible (and I've even had games against lands where Guide made my opponents draw 3 cards in an entire 3-game match). The great thing is, if your opponent doesn't draw land, you get to know what your opponent draws next, so sometimes the drawback isn't even a drawback.

Read my primer for why I choose to run creatures in my burn list, as it includes the criteria for if a creature merits inclusion should you go that route. As per the criteria, Satyr Firedancer is not good enough for Legacy burn, as it doesn't immediately deal damage on it's own. You need another spell to get it started, and at 2 mana that's a lot to ask for just to maybe get a 2-for-one.

The main advantage of permanents in burn is the extra card advantage. If your opponent doesn't have the removal right away, you can hit your opponent for extra damage in subsequent turns without spending any cards to do so. That's why you don't see any creatureless burn decks. It's way too easy for those builds to gas out and run out of cards before killing your opponent because there's little to no repeating sources of damage if you choose to not run any creatures. As for permanents like Sulfuric Vortex, there's little enchantment removal that sees maindeck play, and I personally don't run enough copies to justify any opponents siding in enchantment removal.

Vexing Devil is pretty bad especially if you draw it past turn 3. At best it's 4 damage. At worst, it's a late game dead draw that chump blocks a Tarmogoyf.

Bomat Courier doesn't look too shabby, however. I'll see if any other Legacy burn players are testing it and how it works for them. This is your one suggestion that I actually haven't thought about that merits a look.

I used to run Magma Jet in older versions of the deck years ago but now it just seems too slow, even with the scry. Burn is all about hyper efficiency nowadays and 2 damage for 2 mana is not good enough even with a scry clause attached.

Ball Lightning is too expensive for a creature that can die easily. Spark Elemental is just worse than any of the 16 1-mana bolt spells that we run. I used to run Hellspark Elemental in older versions of the deck (before Eidolon and Swiftspear were printed), but it's pretty old tech at this point. Heck, every card you mention after that point is old tech.

Faithless Looting is useless in this 75. This is burn, play burn spells. Actually, it's slightly worse than useless since it generates -1 card advantage while dealing a grand total of 0 damage.

Glacial Chasm is also useless in our build. What exactly do we need this against? What fair non-combo deck are we slower than? With proper draws burn wins most damage races against decks that win using creatures anyway. In addition, saccing lands and eating a land drop is pretty horrible for us since we need to maximize our mana as early as possible. If we drop this turn 2-3 we've essentially wasted a play that could have been used to play a burn spell.

Leyline of Punishment is pretty bad. It's usually a dead draw if you don't start the game with it on the field and it doesn't deal any damage on it's own anyway so I don't think it's worth the dead draw risk. Patrick Sullivan (or some other Modern Naya burn player on SCG I don't remember exactly) wrote an article on why the Leyline was bad and even suggested that Skullcrack was a better sideboard card than Leyline.

I think Volcanic Fallout is a better Sideboard card than Flamebreak since most creatures played in legacy are X/2's. There's not many X/3 creatures being played at the moment. With blue creature decks running around in the format, I believe the uncounterable clause is more important than being able to nab an X/3 and getting around regeneration.

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