Skullcrack

Skullcrack

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Players can't gain life this turn. Damage can't be prevented this turn. Skullcrack deals 3 damage to target player.

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Skullcrack Discussion

DannyG on Baby's first burn deck

9 hours ago

Seething Song is banned in Modern.

Suggestions: Rift Bolt , Shard Volley , Lava Spike , Skullcrack , Flames of the Blood Hand , Hellspark Elemental , Keldon Marauders .

Essential additions that might be out of your budget now: Goblin Guide , Vexing Devil , Eidolon of the Great Revel .

Blood Moon is not a card meant for this deck. Sure it does hurt most of manabases in modern, but non-land cards in this deck HAVE TO hurt opponent's faces, not their manabase.

metuhs on modern Boros burn

1 day ago

First of all love the deck, I'm a big fan of burn decks. I've got a bit of experience with these after making one myself (I Just Want To Set The World On Fire my burn deck). I'd advise you to put some Wear / Tear s in the sideboard to counter artifacts and enchantments, I would also put in a few Skullcrack s to counter lifegain decks, another great card is Rift Bolt one mana for three damage next turn is very good. I like Vexing Devil because he's either a 4 damage burn spell or a 4/3 for one red. I would also take out all of those plains and replace them with mountains since with the exception of Path to Exile all the cards in your deck have red in their cost. Finally I'd add in an Elixir of Immortality or two as it gains you back a fair bit of life and all of the spells that you've cast already. Good Luck with the Deck building and have a +1 from me.

icehippo on Red White burn (Help Wanted)

2 days ago

You should never cut Skullcrack ever! It is a lifeline in a burn deck that keeps you in games and enables that consistant turn 4 kill which is what you should be aiming for.

You don't need Path to Exile . In a burn deck almost all of your spells can function as removal anyway.

Eidolon of the Great Revel is an amazing card and I highly recommend main boarding this card. It punishes every deck in the format and is probably the best turn 2 play that burn can do.

Also drop any mana source that doesn't produce red. Replace the Plains with either fetches or Battlefield Forge

Luutamo on 2014-09-12 update of Krenko's ConQuest

4 days ago

I think the biggest problem with this deck is the fact that this relies on Krenko way too much. And the fact that you only have two of them and no tutoring to search them, you will have a bad time with this. Instead of massive amount of goblin token sorceries, I would rather have actually goblins.

I personally love the fact that you are not going for the obvious superaggro road with goblins.

Some suggestions: Goblin Matron , Moggcatcher , Thousand-Year Elixir and maybe Skullcrack .

Mass Hysteria could be replaced with Goblin Warchief and/or Goblin Chieftain . Most likely with Warchief if you are going with the not obvious route like this deck suggests.

My Goblin deck goes for same direction with thise one. It's a legacy deck though but you might find something usefull from it: Hall of the mountain king.

mathimus55 on Burn Them Out

5 days ago

Sorry to double post, but look at cards like Path to Exile and other cheap removal like that to keep aggro heavy decks away and to keep combo on it's toes as well. If a twin deck decides to go off or any other combo deck for that matter, Path to Exile and the like in white are super helpful, esp if a goyf gets too big as well. Boros Charm is also super efficient, esp compared to Chandra who will get offed pretty quick.

For your sideboard, it depends lots on your meta but I'd start w/ these:

Skullcrack for lifegain

Smash to Smithereens /Shattering Spree for affinity

Torpor Orb /Grafdigger's Cage for pod/random reanimator

Molten Rain for tron

Blood Moon b/c screw everyone else

Surgical Extraction b/c screw everyone else. I think this is one of the most underrated cards in modern. You can smack one of their win-con's and then strip their whole deck of it for 2 life which is often MORE than worth it. Since it's instant speed you can hit Kitchen Finks , Murderous Redcap or whatever other combo piece they want. It saved me more than a few matches getting rid of Birthing Pod or Splinter Twin /kiki before.

APPLE01DOJ on Burn Them Out

6 days ago

Pyrostatic Pillar isn't modern legal.

I'd replace with Searing Blood or Skullcrack . Looks 100x better now though...

Manabase looks a little questionable still.

VampireArmy on 3 best modern burn spells?

6 days ago

In my opinion the Best "Burn for Burn deck" Spells modern has are.

Lightning Bolt

Boros Charm

Skullcrack

In that order

littlered on Boros Burn/Heal (Suggestions Welcome)

1 week ago

Jaxis thanks for your suggestions, Here's my reasoning for not picking some of those cards... Eidolon of the Great Revel looks amazing at a glance, but you'll notice the ability affects me as well when I play my 1 and 2 mana instants (nearly all of them) which essentially means my spells hit my too, so that particular card is quite useless to me really...The 2 damage spells are low hitters, I much prefer to pay one extra mana where I can use my Fire Servant or Curse of Bloodletting to double the damage for much greater effect (an effect made less useful by low hitting spells) As for Skullcrack , I have it in my sideboard but forgot to put it up, the reason why it is not in the deck yet is because my deck needs the life gain it currently has.Once again, thanks for the suggestions, I will playtest some more before I rule them out :)

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Color(s) Red
Cost 1R
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 11.97
Avg. cube pick 2.89

Legality

Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Uncommon

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