|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3)||Common|
|Avacyn Restored (AVR)||Uncommon|
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Hooded Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
When Hooded Hydra dies, put a 1/1 green Snake creature token onto the battlefield for each +1/+1 counter on it.
As Hooded Hydra is turned face up, put five +1/+1 counters on it.
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Thunderous Wrath Discussion
3 weeks ago
I you don't have any draw power, I'd suggest Faithless Looting, and Experimental Frenzy or Bomat Courier or Risk Factor. If you'd rather not have draw power, Thunderous Wrath is a great burn spell if you never are drawing more than one card per turn (and just in general). I dislike Rift Bolt; It gives your opponent a full turn. Inspiring Vantage and Arid Mesa would be vastly superior to the Battlefield Forge and Clifftop Retreat. I'd drop the Plains. If you need white mana, use Arid Mesa to fetch a Sacred Foundry. I played several mirror matches against my own Reckless Rakdos (Ideal), and your deck faired quite well, even against Rain of Gore neutralizing your Lightning Helix.
2 months ago
Despite what it says on Tappedout, you can actually get Tarfire for only 4 cents at TCGplayer. And unlike Shock, Tarfire is a fire-based spell, which is kind of the idea behind this deck. (I know that Thunderous Wrath might seem like an exception, but that's always looked like a cloud of fire and brimstone to me...)
2 months ago
GoblinsBeatElves i love Wee Dragonauts here, good add! I know its out of your budget but if you can swing it, i strongly suggest Manamorphose basically a free spell, to trigger your prowess creatures! Can help you get off more consistently by turn 3, i would reccomend cutting your Sage of Epityr for it! I know you are lookkng to trigger your Thunderous Wrath but ponder can help you do that too. You should also find a way to get Wizard's Retort in here somehow that way your “storm” doesnt get disrupted when youre triggering all your prowess moves, plus it triggers prowess itself!
2 months ago
I appreciate the comment. I'll look into some changes. I just made it few days ago and I'm still trying to suit my budget and playstyle. Honestly I don't like the super aggressive style in magic but as I'm learning, in modern if you don't kill them fast, they will (atleast in a budget). Certainly Sage of Epityr and Thunderous Wrath will be an option for this deck to kill faster and I have thought of Evolving Wilds today myself. I think I'll do 2 Izzet Wizard decks. A fast one (this) and a more controlly one. Thank you again for the suggestions. Keep them coming.
2 months ago
Aight- I'ma walk through a few options and cards. Your list looks good, but there are some cute and inexpensive wizard synergies that can make this kind of list run better- I hope it helps.
Usually more spell pierce/Negate or similar outperform Wizard's Retort. The turns you want it, you're mostly hitting instants or sorceries at instant speed to protect your damage. Similarly, Izzet Boilerworks is good because it effectively increases the number of lands in your hand- which is great with Magmatic Insight, but the cost of a land being tapped in a tempo deck cannot be understated. I'd play islands in preference, but Highland Lake is the more pressing change- I'd consider a shift to Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse and a couple more islands.
It plays nice with Opt and helps you find the lands you need, and set up your draws- on a budget manabase that counts for a lot, and when you can shuffle away those cards you get a lot of consistancy. Consistancy in a deck isn't expensive to set up, and with a lot of high-cost decks outplaying themselves with high variance cards it will get you wins. Make your opponents work to beat your average hand.
Think Twice triggers prowess twice, and is instant-speed carddraw. I much prefer it to insight, because instant speed holding up counters is very relevant against most decks.
Finally, plan your sideboard alongside your deck. Those 15 cards are super relevant, and planning them to work well with your maindeck is what sets apart a mediocre budget list from a great one. What hate you mainboard and what you keep sideboard can free up 3-4 slots in the average list, and sometimes a lot more.
2 months ago
BraxTune i made some changes ... +1 Abrade it is good agains all creature deck, Hollow One and Aether Vial -2 Thunderous Wrath it is realy bad card, so situational, +1 Cryptic Command u need more counter spell and card advantage, and + 1 Temporal Mastery becouse it is realy brutal with Thing in the Ice Flip or turn 2 extra turn and your turn "2" blood moon with jace is good too
3 months ago
Imminent Doom is a weird card to play around with. In an EDH deck you'd definitely get value out of it. Here... probably not so much.
Wizard's Lightning would be more consistent damage. Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, maybe. Fanatical Firebrand, Zurgo Bellstriker, Thunderous Wrath, Searing Spear, Incinerate, Flame Javelin, Collateral Damage are all fun cheapish burn spells and doods. Reverberate+Insult would just be brutal but you'd need the mana to pull it off.
I like what you're trying, I'd just probably take out the imminents.