Creature — Elemental Lizard
Whenever Scorch Spitter attacks, it deals 1 damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking.
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|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Scorch Spitter Discussion
4 weeks ago
Hmm, I think the problem here is that Cavalcade of Calamity is an /extremely/ aggressive deck - to the point of running "bad" cards like Scorch Spitter - where the Cat Oven combo is grindy and value-oriented. Even though both do similar things with reach/face burn, they don't necessarily gel.
When you add Oven to the Cavalcade deck, you're diluting the number of cards you can draw that trigger Cavalcade in a suicide deck that can't accept the loss of consistency. When you add Cavalcade to an Oven deck, you're adding a card that is at cross-purposes with the combo, because there's much more value in blocking + sac'ing Cat than attacking with it for +1 damage. You're also probably losing access to Torbran, Thane of Red Fell, which is the real game-ender for Cavalcade of Calamity. Does that make sense?
I do think you've built the deck properly aggressive, but I hope I've illustrated why combining the two strategies doesn't necessarily make them stronger.
If you're new to MTG and deckbuilding, I would suggest starting with a fairly stock list, playing it a bit, and making changes from there. You'll get a better sense of what the deck is trying to do while also being able to make changes that you'll enjoy. I'd probably start with the mono-red Cavalcade of Calamity list because you seem to enjoy that attacking aggressive strategy. Here's a decently popular list as a starting point.
This isn't to dissuade you from your idea because I haven't playtested this idea, but if you're finding that the deck isn't coming together correctly, sometimes it's the theory that doesn't work, not the execution!
Happy to help if you have questions!
2 months ago
Cards to add:
x1 Lava Coil
2 months ago
I've also considered dropping 1 Scorch Spitter and/or 1 Tibalt's Rager to make room for these changes on top of removing Burning Prophet. The spitter I considered since later on it doesn't do as much by itself. It's just real tempting to keep them in since they fit into most of the deck combos (Chandra's Spitfire, Cavalcade of Calamity, Torbran, Thane of Red Fell). The rager on the flip side provides me with a mana dump on his ability. So later on when I am low on cards or have an abundance of mana I can buff him.
I also obviously would not want to trim out Torbran, Thane of Red Fell so he is off limits. This leaves me with Chandra's Spitfire as the only other creature, but don't want to trim this out either since it is a high priority target from enemies and will win games.
Looking at spells I need Light Up the Stage for card advantage since I'll run out quick, so that's not really an option. Cavalcade of Calamity is an engine, so this also can't get trimmed. Chandra's Outrage is getting replaced with Chandra's Pyrohelix. Slaying Fire is an option, but it's my only real "larger creature" removal while also being versatile to burn a problematic planeswalker or the player directly. Which leaves me with Shock which is a good staple, but maybe I only need 3 since I'll be putting in Chandra's Pyrohelix too? Things for me to think about.
2 months ago
Re salttotart, Storm's Wrath is a strong card, but generally I don't have a problem with a lot of smaller creatures due to other cards in the deck. It would also kill all my creatures since I have nothing over 4 toughness, and without card advantage I'm likely to have a hard time ramping back up.
Even though my creatures have 1 power, most have 2 or 3 toughness and can trade with other weenies. If Torbran, Thane of Red Fell is there, the weenies can trade with higher toughness creatures easily too. Shock and/or Slaying Fire generally deal with other creatures. Otherwise having full "control" over the board doesn't affect the deck too much. As most of the time people try to out trade me on life with higher power creatures which leaves them open, or I have other ways to hit them directly such as Cavalcade of Calamity, flying on Chandra's Spitfire, the non combat damage on Scorch Spitter, the activated ability for Tin Street Dodger, and just general burn spells.
Chandra, Novice Pyromancer looks nice to tip it towards a higher base cmc again, but I feel it is partly wasted without a true elemental deck. This makes me want to spin off another elemental burn deck though since I would no longer be limited by the low CMC and power 1 creatures.
I'd be interested to hear your results of testing as well. Since I only have a limited pool of people to play with at a table, so most of my games for the deck are on Arena.
5 months ago
Cavalcade of Calamity will be a game-winning card in this deck, because Scorch Spitter has power 1, Scampering Scorcher will trigger Cavalcade 3 times, and Chandra's Spitfire will trigger Cavalcade of Calamity , and then, the damage of cavalcade will give him +3/+0.
Also, you can add Torbran, Thane of Red Fell , because is very powerful in red decks with Cavalcade of Calamity . For example, if you have Torbran and Cavalcade, your Scorch Spitter will deal 9 damage. (1+2 of the combat damage, 1+2 of the Scorch Spitter trigger, and 1+2 of the Cavalcade of Calamity trigger)
6 months ago
Additionally, instead of Foundry Street Denizen where it will get power up only until the end of the turn, try Runaway Steam-Kin and as for Zurgo Bellstriker , although it is a good 2/2 for , the fact that it can't block creatures with power 2 or greater means that it will be painful if somehow you ended up in late game. Maybe Scorch Spitter because although it is 1/1, its ability will definitely gives you and extra damage to your opponent's face. Plus, if you play and have Torbran, Thane of Red Fell on the field, it will deal 6 damages ((ability 1 + torbran 2) + (attack 1 + torbran 2)).
I am also curious why do you play Ash Ash Zealot since you have nothing to play from your graveyard.