Thermo-Alchemist

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Common

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Thermo-Alchemist

Creature — Human Shaman

Defender

: Thermo-Alchemist deals 1 damage to each opponent

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, untap Thermo-Alchemist

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Thermo-Alchemist Discussion

Zarathoustra on Guttersnipe's Burning Rage

2 weeks ago

Funny you talk about this Thermo-Alchemist dude, I just can't decide between him and Firebrand Archer since I've heard of him. The big difference is the archer can shoot as soon as she gets on board if you have the extra mana, and also attack if the field is clear. Plus, it will be triggered by Shrine of Burning Rage when it's cast. So I tend to think she's the best choice for that particular deck.

Now, this is a deck based on how many cheap instant/sorcery you can cast in a short period of time. I'll definitly add Magma Jet to the main, but I need to get rid of a creature for that...

Would you keep the 20 lands ? It could be the solution.

I also heard about Quest for Pure Flame... This looks insane.

lagotripha on Guttersnipe's Burning Rage

2 weeks ago

Cool, I've had a couple of brews kicking around with this kind of plan, but Firebrand Archer didn't exist then. I'll have to look at it again. A hasty Thermo-Alchemist can't hurt.

Magma jet and similar cardraw have one big advantage- you get to choose what you have in your hand. Some cards aren't great when your opponent is messing with you, and ditching functionally blank cards for what you need helps a lot, no matter what they are.

Trizzo2 on Painful Way to Go

3 weeks ago

I would run Thermo-Alchemist over Firebrand Archer for several reasons. It has a solid body to block with, you can use it's ability every turn regardless of wether or not you cast an instant/sorcery, and there are very few situations where you would attack with the archer anyway, so the defender doesn't affect you much. Sure, it won't trigger on enchantments, but you are running very few anyways. My point: run Thermo-Alchemist.

Diakaine on mono red burn/aggro budget

1 month ago

So the biggest problem. Is that this deck is running not great burn spells. Since I build my first burn deck cards have gone up significantly Lightning Bolt Lava Spike Shard Volley being the most notable. In casual cards like Pyroblast can be very powerful finishing out the game. Thermo-Alchemist Firebrand Archer Curse of the Pierced Heart can go a long way in getting in reliable burn every turn. Burn is supposed to be very fast and aggressive. No time to burn your opponents creatures. Maybe try looking at a pauper burn deck. All commons but very similar to its legacy counterpart

Philoctetes on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

1 month ago

@jj4622 - I agree with you, my deck building spreadsheet now has Spoils of Evil cut over Rain of Filth, and Thermo-Alchemist cut for Fury Storm. I’m likely going to overhaul the primer soon to more closely resemble my sek’kuar primer Lord of the Flies: Sek'Kuar Lands Primer. Thanks for all of your help and interest!

@chewydownlow - I like where your head is at! I think there is totally a version of this storm build that plays more like a cross between modern KCI and the old Eggs deck - playing Second Sunrise, Faith's Reward, Krark-Clan Ironworks, and Scrap Trawler, ditching the regular cantrips and loading up on more cantrip artifacts. That deck 100% wants the Basalt Monolith combo plus Rings of Brighthearth. At that point we are just playing Burnt Offering and Sacrifice to combo with Faith's Reward effects.

But I think for a more spell based storm deck like this build we really don’t need infinite mana so much as have most of our spells generate net positive mana. But I totally feel like that deck would be awesome!

Philoctetes on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

1 month ago

You certainly aren’t wrong about Rain of Filth. Even if we are trying to go off turn 4 that’s typically something like a Cabal Ritual. The only issue is that it can’t be used twice, so it doesn’t do double duty during a Yawgmoth's Will.

Lotus Petal is nice because it can make white mana and it also has no initial investment, you may very well be right in that it’s the weakest ritual, but I’d be more inclined to cut like Pyretic Ritual or Spoils of Evil, which can often be awkward especially if we’re comboing early, prior to any board carnage. But honestly maybe I shouldn’t even be cutting any rituals at all?

I think I agree with the Thermo-Alchemist cut - while we do have Crimson Wisps and Expedite, he is simply an awful top deck most games mid combo.

jj4622 on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

1 month ago

Honestly I'd leave in Rain of Filth as its just an absurd amount of mana as you're going off usually, though it is very all in. Unless I'm missing something maybe Lotus Petal is a better cut?

Cantrips are pretty amazing, so I'd say cut Thermo-Alchemist or Tithe Drinker for Fury Storm. You'd know which one you prefer but off the top of my head drinker doesn't need to somehow get haste or last a turn so there is that.

Philoctetes on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

1 month ago

Hey all!

@jonfehl thank you so much for the kind words! Dude, that Edgar Markov storm deck sounds insanely fun to play. I feel like our decks are two shades of the same color!

@jj4622 it seems our minds are always going to the same place after new sets! I’ve had Fury Storm sitting in the que on my deck building spreadsheet ever since it was spoiled! I absolutely agree with you - during a Licia/Burnt Offering sequence Fury Storm let’s us go ham salad.

I am thinking of either cutting into the cantrips, cutting Tithe Drinker, or cutting Thermo-Alchemist. None feel great, and I think Fork, Reverberate, and Bonus Round all deserve to stay. Any ideas?

As a side note, I’m considering a few other changes. I recently acquired a revised Wheel of Fortune which is 100% going in. I am also planning to cut Rain of Filth for Sacrifice, as I realize now I definitely want two Burnt Offerings. Also, I’m adding Rugged Prairie because the price came down.

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