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Searing Blood deals 2 damage to target creature. When that creature dies this turn, Searing Blood deals 3 damage to that creature's controller.
Searing Blood Discussion
2 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
I like the burn options now.
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4 weeks ago
Hi StriderHaryu, gotta say I really like the concept of Torbran, Thane of Red Fell catalyzing a burn deck. I was brewing a similar list more based off of Amonkhet standard based off Ramunap Red. Here are my immediate suggestions (note I have done no playtesting yet, I'm still picking up the cards for my list):
Unless artifacts are a huge part of the Pioneer meta Abrade is probably better off in the sideboard, I think rounding out your Strikes and adding Stoke is better, since I remember Stoke being pretty good in M15 standard and your list is pretty creature-heavy.
Wild Slash is strictly better Shock, no reason not to use it first. Blood is the equivalent of Searing Blaze in this new format as I see it; seems pretty strong.
Feel free to check out my brew here and return suggestions!
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4 weeks ago
I think Burn and 8-Rack are going to be well-positioned in Pioneer, having access to pretty much everything the Modern versions have, or fair approximations, like Searing Blood instead of Searing Blaze , and Skewer the Critics instead of Lightning Bolt .
1 month ago
how often do you play any of your cards with cmc > 4 in this modern burn deck? they seem a little too slow for what they do, and dont feel right, here. id sub out some of them and go with Satyr Firedancer Fire Servant if you want a larger creature, and load in more burn cards such as Searing Blaze Searing Blood Skullcrack . Flamekin Harbinger works well with Nova Chaser to tutor up or that fire servant i mentioned earlier too.
1 month ago
@EsperControl4Life, Eidolon of the Great Revel I find terrible to play in the mirror match though if you’re on the draw, and if you’re on the play burn has one of the best answers to it in the form of Searing Blaze / Searing Blood . I’ve also seen Death's Shadow decks make a complete mockery of burn, whenever the burn deck plays Eidolon of the Great Revel as well. There’s also affinity decks that are so fast at dumping their hand before you can play Eidolon of the Great Revel , and I think it’s just these matchups and my poor luck at getting the first play is why I just don’t main board it anymore.
Vexing Devil is a weird one, but I think it’s biggest issue is you can’t force it to do damage the turn it comes into play which is especially important if you top-deck it with your opponent 1 turn away from winning the game. Sometimes your opponent might be 1 point away from losing the game and top-decking that Lightning Bolt or 1/1 haste instead would have made all the difference on who would have won the game. I think you could compare Vexing Devil to Rift Bolt in that Rift Bolt would probably see far less play if it could only be cast for its suspend cost. Also to a much lesser degree you can’t choose to have Vexing Devil not sacrifice itself. Very rarely your opponent might end up with 5+ life and you badly need a blocker to survive next turn. Also your opponent can reap a gross advantage on you if they choose to sac the Devil and Deflecting Palm the damage. I know the same thing can happen if you play Boros Charm , but it’s pretty obvious when your opponent has Deflecting Palm mana up, and at least with Boros Charm you have other modes to get around it, whereas you can’t do much with Vexing Devil in the same situation.
1 month ago
actually, the first strike of Fervent Champion is pretty darn situational as well considering the knight only has 1 power. the times when you'll draw 2 Fervent Champion are slim. and even if you do, you're reliant on the opponent having no blockers.
i never send anything about "end all be all". that is an absurd statement to make. Searing Blaze and Searing Blood are entirely irrelevant and not part of the discussion. this isn't about Fanatical Firebrand vs Searing Blaze , its Fanatical Firebrand versus Fervent Champion . "delaying yourself for a turn" is a ludicrous statement. by that logic, EVERY card that goes to an opposing creature instead of their life points "delays yourself". your statement only gets sillier as you add "only creature". you're just trying to make up extremely narrow situations that likely won't come up, and where you're already in a bad position anyway and it doesn't matter.
1 month ago
Liliana69X, Legion Loyalist ’s ability is situational whereas Fervent Champion ’s first strike is unconditional. You might be able to get three creatures out consistently, but there’s always the chance one of you creatures gets removed before the start of combat which means your Legion Loyalist is no better than a Raging Goblin at that point. The other thing to note is the wasted potential that comes with having a Battalion of two or more Legion Loyalists, because if they were Fervent Champion s instead you’d be trading trample with more damage and better defenses as 2-power first strike will get you through more combat steps than 1-power first strike.
Whether it’s Noble Hierarch or Birds of Paradise , Fanatical Firebrand isn’t the only end-all-be-all card to answer them as Searing Blaze and Searing Blood make for a much better tempo play and Gutshot out of the sideboard works better with Monastery Swiftspear on the draw too. You might delay them a turn with Fanatical Firebrand , but you are also delaying yourself a turn if you got to use your only creature card as spot removal. Also don’t forget that Fanatical Firebrand isn’t going to be saving you from anything if they play a turn 1 Gilded Goose instead.
Searing Blood occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.02%