Steam Blast deals 2 damage to each creature and each player.
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|Battle Royale Box Set (BRB)||Uncommon|
|Urza's Saga (USG)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Steam Blast Discussion
1 month ago
Hey man, this is a really tight list! My suggestions are going to seem half-hearted, because there isn't a lot I would change here. All the key pieces I was looking for are already here. Well done.
I really like Torbran as a pressure and efficient boardwipe commander, so I'm glad to see both of those elements here.
Here's some cards to consider:
Immolation Shaman is another pressure card you're missing.
Satyr Firedancer is some cool tech with direct burn spells, plus the +2 damage from Torbran stacks!
Shadowspear from the upcoming set might be awesome in here. You can target stuff and they lose indestructible. Huge.
Drakuseth, Maw of Flames is a great finisher, with Torbran he's actually dealing 9, 6, 5, and 5.
Let's talk about card advantage. If you add ANY of the cards I suggest, please let it be these.
Cavalier of Flame is a good self wheel/later damage, as well as Khorvath's Fury . Reforge the Soul is just a solid wheel and budget Wheel of Fortune. These plus the wheels/looting you already have go great with Glint-Horn Buccaneer , who's also solid on his own. Humble Defector is my second favorite magic card, and is a great political card or just combos with Homeward Path , which you already have. Tome of Legends has been finding it's way into most of my decks with low cost commanders, if you attack with Torbran you should consider it. Ignite the Future is basically Red's harmonize, and I suggest it for any red deck without blue. And since you're in one color, Endless Atlas is a solid draw engine. Finally, Light Up the Stage is an okayish little draw spell you might consider.
Here's some cards I'm not convinced by and you might consider cutting for my other suggestions.
Chandra, Awakened Inferno Emblems don't have a color, so Torbran doesn't affect then. Yeah she can wipe the board, but you can more easily do that for 1 mana instead of 6.
Electrodominance under-preformed in Neheb.
Sundering Stroke I think is too expensive for what it does. It's hard to get 7 red without Neheb out.
By Force unless you really have to deal with artifacts every game. Add draw to get to the other removal you have faster.
Price of Glory under-preformed in Neheb, people just hold up mana rocks.
Urabrask the Hidden Haste at 5cmc is way too late. Replace with Cavalier if you really think you need it, or anything else.
Thran Dynamo this deck is hungry for red mana. I'd suggest finding a mana rock that gives red. Arcane signet maybe?
Magebane Armor is cool, but most of your sweepers don't kill your important creatures.
That's all I got for cuts, again. tight list man. Love it.
8 months ago
I also suggest considering the following cards: Fault Line , Sulfurous Blast , Volcanic Fallout , Acidic Soil , Breath of Darigaaz , Cave-In , Cerebral Eruption , Earthquake , Flamebreak , Kaboom! , Molten Disaster , and Steam Blast .
1 year ago
Browbeat can be... okay. Generally speaking, it's bad to give your opponents a choice, but you'd be more apt to decide on whether or not to play that card based on your playgroup. Taking 5 (or even 8) damage is usually chump change in comparison to denying someone three cards that could potentially do more damage or enable an infinite combo, after all.
Faith's Reward is a reasonable card, and Oblivion Stone is solid. If you happen to draw both, they're phenomenal, but only if you have 9 mana. That seems a little bit tough to reach, to me.
To explain Chant of Vitu-Ghazi:
You cast it (probably convoking a few mana off of its cost to boot), and then perform damage with a creature-- you can freely swing Firesong and Sunspeaker for example. The damage gets prevented, which means you gain life. This triggers FaS's second ability. The damage from the second ability gets prevented and you gain 3 life. This triggers FaS's second ability again. Rinse and repeat.
The lifegain traces back to the white instant, which is why FaS's ability triggers in this case, but not in the case of Spiritualize (which was a delayed trigger, not the spell itself). Note that a new ruling may very well change this as Dominaria's still a ways away.
Anyway, the big thing about Chant of Vitu-Ghazi is that, if you control AEtherflux Reservoir, you can turn the infinite life you gain into arbitrarily large amounts of damage.
To explain the Hallow combo, you cast FaS, and with them on the stack, cast Hallow targeting them. Even after FaS resolves, Hallow will continue to affect FaS until end of turn. The relevant rule here is 400.7b, which reads:
"400.7b Prevention effects that apply to damage from a permanent spell on the stack continue to apply to damage from the permanent that spell becomes."
Hallow functions the same way as FaS do, except it's not as safe to just outright attack with FaS as it is with Chant of Vitu-Ghazi (as the latter prevents all damage from all creatures, and Hallow just prevents the damage from your own).
Deserted Temple is good, but in order to generate infinite mana from it, you need a land that produces multiple mana at a time and a way to either untap it, or copy the untap of the Temple (like Rings of Brighthearth). Boros isn't so great in the realms of lands that tap for multiple mana: You have access to Serra's Sanctum and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, but I don't think you run enough colored permanents or enchantments to make those work. You can run Deserted Temple, but I don't think you'll get infinite mana out of it in Boros colors that easily. It's pretty awesome with Maze of Ith, though, if you want to try running that.
3 years ago
Counterspell, Lightning Bolt, Murder, Path to Exile, Hunt the Weak this is a very simple version of removal. I playtested your deck and 4 other decks, it lost every single time. First off look at your board, your deck is full of 2/2's or 1/2 or 3/1, they could just play a Volcanic Fallout or Steam Blast and you'd lose every creature you had. Your 'BOMBS', cards that will win you the game, have no protection, ways to keep it from dying or being removed. You have no way to get rid of opponent bombs so if i cast a Primordial Hydra waited 6 turns or so i'd kill you with only one creature and thats just six turns. I am trying to be nice about this but your deck is terrible, it will only win against people who have never played Commander and just think that they need a hundred card deck and a legend and build something like this.