Skullcrack

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Uncommon

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Skullcrack

Instant

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

Dave_Icaria on Naya Burn

1 day ago

I'm just wondering which decks actually gain life past turn 4 against burn, some white decks will be going for Timely Reinforcements but all the other lifegain you'll encounter is cheap stuff, Feed the Clan and the Soul Sisters deck. If you're playing smart you'll have Atarka's Command ready for them, I run 2 Skullcrack in my sideboard too to play against lifegain sideboards. Even in the burn mirror you're only stopping a bit of lifegain from Kor Firewalker and the like, and by turn 4 stopping their sideboard is not what you need to be doing, you need to be ending the game.

So I disagree on that choice heavily but if you say it works for you then by all means, not every meta is the same and if there's a deck you play against frequently that I never see, Leyline could be strong for you.

JonathanSamurai on Burn it Down

1 week ago

Eidolon of the Great Revel is a worthy investment.

Skullcrack

Lava Spike

Shard Volley

Lightning Bolt

Rift Bolt

Incinerate

Magma Jet

Reverberate

Exquisite Firecraft

Thunderous Wrath

And Mountain are all cards I run in my burn deck.

Searing Blood and Searing Blaze are popular as well.

already mentioned the expensive guys, but they are what the pros use.

dirty little secret I run Chandra, Pyromaster as well cause she's hot.

warren667 on Burn it Down

1 week ago

In the description you said your main goal is to Burn the opponent down and creatures are just a backup plan. If this is truly the case here are a few suggestions.

Every deck with red has Lightning Bolt because it is the strongest common and you should consider investing in them.

-2 Assembled Alphas -1 Clear a Path +3 Guttersnipe gutter snipe is faster than the alphas in multiple ways and fits the flavor very well.

Searing Blaze, Lightning Storm, Magma Jet, Skullcrack, Shard Volleythese are all great cheap burn spells that can replace Weapon Surge, Tormenting Voice, Cathartic Reunion, Hijack Lava Axe, Lightning Talons Seismic Stomp, Talons of Falkenrath, Hammerhand

-2Speedway Fanatic -2 Scourge Wolf + 4Hellspark Elemental-2Rummaging Goblin -2 Dragon Hatchling + 4Keldon Marauders-2Ruinous Gremlin -2 Insolent Neonate +4 Spark Elemental

12 Creatures is plenty for a burn deck so any extras I didn't name can become burn spells.

With all of that said it looks like you are a actually pushing for a more creature dmg based deck with all of the combat tricks and enchants that you added in the original deck. If this is the case I would direct you to this deck for something to gain inspiration from https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/474720#online

TheFirstWarbird on Atog's Revolution: Modern Budget FNM Deck

1 week ago

@AkoumFirebird

Hmmm, I've mixed opinions on Roast - doing 5 damage for 2 is awesome, but I'm not sure if it's worth a space in the board where removal like Lightning Bolt and Soul's Fire exists.

Scouring Sands seems pretty legit, at the very least scrying 1 helps with draws.

Skullcrack, I'm not sure again - I think that's very meta dependent. But then again, with Aetherflux Reservoir floating about in Standard, maybe the lifegain style of deck will leak into Modern? - I don't know!

Finding space is an issue. I've put Reckless Fireweaver in to encourage Pia's Revolution to deal damage to face and fill the graveyard with artifacts, but I'm not sure if it's necessary - I just really like the interaction.

Thoughts on what I could go down? Thanks once again!

AkoumFirebird on Atog's Revolution: Modern Budget FNM Deck

1 week ago

Considering the only flying creature you control has no power, it might be good for the sideboard if you had Roast. Also, you might want to run Scouring Sands to deal with 1/1 tokens. It seems like this deck could get beat by go-around strategies. Also, Skullcrack is good against lifegain, even though there is not much lifegain in the format ;) I would still run 1-2 of tehm though in the sideboard.

Scorprix on Burn

2 weeks ago

I have eidolons and Atarka's Commands if you need them. Like, imo Atarka's Command>Skullcrack

Rohml on Need Help for White Sideboards ...

3 weeks ago

I already have Skullcrack and I prefer using it than Leyline of Punishment for exactly the reasons stated by Omeros.

How about Paraselene or Tempest of Light, I seem to fear enchantments more than artifacts. Also, how do I beat a deck that plays Chalice of the Void, seems most red artifact destruction spells are CMC 2 and the opponent would mostly do a chalice for 2, which would effectively shut my artifact-hate down, what are red's (or white's) option for these situation?

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