Searing Blood


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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) Uncommon

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Searing Blood


Searing Blood deals 2 damage to target creature. When that creature dies this turn, Searing Blood deals 3 damage to that creature's controller.

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Searing Blood Discussion

Will361405 on Is there a better card ...

2 weeks ago

You could try either Searing Blaze or Searing Blood although one card I love in this kind of deck is Silence

xyr0s on My Modern Rakdos Aggro Deck

3 weeks ago

eh... want to say this nicely... but... Your manacurve is way too heavy for what I think you try to do, and your support cards are too expensive on top of that. Also, the support cards doesn't really do as much good for your aggro strategy, as you'd like.

You're going to win by dealing creature damage, right? And to win by following that plan, you need to play creatures faster than your opponent... right? so why do you have 7 cmc 1, 4 cmc 2, and all of 12 cmc 3 creatures? That's like the backwards curve, to be honest. The reason having a more low-cost creatures are important, apart from pure speed, is that you want to be able to play a creature and something more each turn - creature and removal, for example.

Example from burn on what you should do as an aggro deck:

turn 1: mountain, Monastery Swiftspear, attack for 1

turn 2: mountain, Lightning Bolt, Lava Spike, attack for 3.

End of turn 2, this burn deck has dealt 10 damage, spending 3 cards, apart from land (and the swiftspear is still in play). Good luck to any opponent who wants to fetch-shock after that.

Your support cards are 14 pieces of removal, and 3 discard spells. None of that is Lightning Bolt, which is removal and damage... the discard spells should be Inquisition of Kozilek, or Duress if you go for a budget build. the way you have it now, you seemingly do what control/midrange decks do: trade cards for cards (aggro decks trade cards for life). Lyzolda, the Blood Witch is your only source of cardadvantage after all the 1-for-1 trades your removal cards make. And keeping a 3/1 creature alive in modern is hard.

For support cards, I'd suggest:

4 Lightning Bolt

4 Lava Spike

2 Searing Blood

3 Bump in the Night

4 Inquisition of Kozilek

For creatures... I don't know. But lower cost is necessary.

IlGuale on I wanna be WB

1 month ago

Thanks, that was i hoped to hear. I used to run Searing Blood, but i left just one as a silver bullet exactly because it needs to destroy a creature in order to inflict damage to the opponent.

A question i must ask is what do you think about Loic Le Briand's decision of maindecking Shrine of Burning Rage instead of Eidolon of the Great Revel. I guess it was a meta call, but i am interested in every burn player's opinion.

Ghosty on I wanna be WB

1 month ago

Hi! Answering your question about going Boros

IMHO it's better to start with your manabase since it opens access to more spells. IMHO if you're gonna play real Boros Burn you have to start with upgrading to Boros Charm and Lightning Helix. Moreover, it makes you able to play Deflecting Palm, Kor Firewalker and Path to Exile in sideboard.

I've been playing Searing Blaze without fetches – it's really poor. I'd rather add more Lava Spikes. And no, Searing Blood can't really replace it because it CONDITIONALLY deals damage to player. It's better play neither Searing Blaze nor Searing Blood in this case. True burn strategy is to focus on dealing damage to the opponent ignoring his 1/, 2/ and sometimes even 3/* creatures. More focus on opponent = more damage to the opponent = faster win. Burn isn't an archetype that can win long running matches.

Hope it was helpful :) Feel free to reach me in case of other questions

IlGuale on The light can heal, or the light can burn!

1 month ago

I want to ask a similar question. I have a budget mono-R Burn I wanna be WB that i will probably try to upgrade into a Boros list in the future. Should i start replacing creatures with GG and Eidolon/Shrine or should i start from manabase and spells in order to cut Flames of the Blood Hand for Boros Charm and Magma Jet/Shard Volley for Lightning Helix?

Also, is it worth playing Searing Blaze without fetches (so dependant from land drops and at sorcery speed)? If not, can Searing Blood replace it? It misses Baral, Chief of Compliance, Spell Queller and Monastery Swiftspear if prowess is triggered, but it catches other Blaze's targets.

Any other suggestion is more than welcome.

solarPULSAR on Mono-Red Burn

2 months ago

Searing Blood is a great sideboard option

greatdevourer on Watch the World Burn

2 months ago

Here are some suggestions off the top of my head. You are at 63 cards. And I'm fairly sure we've had the 60 card discussion before. :D

Consider the following changes:
-1 Bomber Corps
-1 Lightning Strike
-1 Thunderous Wrath
That drops you to 60 without any major changes to the the deck.

Here are some other cards I want you to consider:
Crash Through and Faithless Looting for card draw.
You are going to need a sideboard for more competitive environments. And the sideboard also works for testing maybe cards. Take a look at Legion Loyalist, Stonewright, Tormod's Crypt, Electrostatic Bolt, Smelt, Shattering Spree, Shattering Blow, Monastery Swiftspear, Skullcrack, Collateral Damage, Barrage of Expendables, Pyrite Spellbomb and Searing Blood as either main or sideboard cards.

Sideboard suggestion:
3 Tormod's Crypt
3 Smelt
2 Searing Blood
2 Slagstorm
2 Shattering Blow
3 ???, not sure on this one.

Let me know what you think.

Moby_Copperfield on Rakdos Party!

2 months ago

Shivan Gorge adds more opponent damage.

Switch Succumb to Temptation for Phyrexian Arena or budget option Underworld Connections for repeated card draw

Consider cycling lands for extra card draw e.g Canyon Slough, Desert of the Fervent, Barren Moor or similar.

Replace Shock with Searing Blood

Perhaps Rift Bolt could replace Lightning Strike as a quasi political tool?

Seismic Assault or budget option Molten Vortex ditches useless lands.

Swap Murder for Terminate or Dreadbore. Or use Seal of Doom as a political tool.

Nettle Drone and Ancestral Statue also combo kill with Rakdos.

And Torment of Scarabs would be fun!

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