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Creature — Viashino Wizard
When Viashino Pyromancer enters the battlefield, it deals 2 damage to target player or planeswalker.
Viashino Pyromancer Discussion
1 week ago
I think it would be good to decide whether you want to be more of a highly aggressive red deck or a spells-matter Izzet deck since you have elements of both right now. Going mono-red would be cheaper, allowing you to have a simple mana base and run solid commons like Viashino Pyromancer . Red wizards isn't going to be as good as competitive burn, but it should suffice for a relatively casual metagame. Soul-Scar Mage would be one wizard to add. Then, I'd supplement Lightning Bolt and Wizard's Lightning with more burn ( Lava Spike , Searing Blood , Skullcrack , etc.) For Izzet, you probably want to replace the low-impact burn and blue cards for more guys that trigger on instant/sorcery casting. Young Pyromancer is the one that jumps to mind, and Crackling Drake has been performing quite well. The remaining spells should be mainly draw or ways to trigger your creatures. The jump start cards are a great place to start. Flashback is another solid way to do this with Faithless Looting being the Cream of the Crop , but do beware of a potential banning.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
4 Eidolon of the Great Revel mainboard. It is fine to board them out but it just has to be main board. Most decks will just lose to it when you are on the play. Magus of the Moon is a bit redundant in my view. If it works its great. If not it is a dead card. Having two of that effect is dead and having 6 of them gives you an average of two of them a game. Look at Viashino Pyromancer . I love that card.
3 weeks ago
Looks good, I hope ya'll are enjoying Magic so far. Mono-red aggro decks seem perfect for someone starting out, and there are a couple cheap cards that would work pretty well. I personally recommend: Fanatical Firebrand , Ghitu Lavarunner , Shock , Lightning Strike , Viashino Pyromancer , and Skewer the Critics . Fun is the ultimate goal of any well-made game, and I hope that your wife finds some with magic.
1 month ago
If I may offer some suggestions. I have played UR Wizard Burn in Modern and currently have a Jeskai Wizards build with Naban, Dean of Iteration , an Izzet Wizard Deck with Adeliz, the Cinder Wind , and a spell slinger deck with Niv-Mizzet, Parun in standard. Each have their own similarities, but mostly play very, very differently. When I look at this list, I feel like you aren't focused enough on one particular area to be effective. You've got some pieces from one game plan and some pieces from other game plans. Consider the following ways you can go:
The first variation is a super aggro deck built around Adeliz. You throw down little, aggressive wizards like Siren Stormtamer , Ghitu Lavarunner , and Viashino Pyromancer and get some early damage in. Then, when the time is right, you slam Adeliz, attack with everyone, throw all your cheap burn spells at your opponent's face, and deal like 30 damage in a single turn. Adeliz needs such cheap wizards to go wide quickly and cheap spells to "storm off" with her, that I don't even include Wee Dragonauts and Aven Wind Mage in my deck because I feel like they are too expensive.
The second variation is a slower, burn them over time plan using cards like Guttersnipe , Goblin Electromancer , Electrostatic Field , Niv-Mizzet, and Murmuring Mystic . This build is essentially a counter-burn deck which controls the board state and slowly kills the opponent with incremental damage using the creatures above.
The third variation is built around Naban. I know you don't have Naban on this list, but have all of his best students: Merfolk Trickster , Viashino Pyromancer , and Exclusion Mage . This is a tempo deck where you gain value off of your wizards and blink them over and over again with Siren's Ruse or, if you're Jeskai, Justiciar's Portal .
Finally, this isn't a wizards build, but people keep mentioning them so I figured I should too, and that is a deck using Crackling Drake and Enigma Drake . Aside from having Goblin Electromancer , I don't think it really has anything to do with Wizards perse, but it does play similarly. I played the double drake deck when Ravnica first came out and I did so without Arclight Phoenix because I couldn't afford it. The goal of this deck is just to slam a Drake and make sure it survives while slowly powering it up. There are more tempoy builds which are more aggressive and slower, more control builds.
I hope this helps. Having a single strategy in mind really helps refine decks and give them a ton more consistency. Figure out what style of play you like best and I would hone in on that. Or you could be like me and just build them all! Wizards is my favorite tribe.
1 month ago
For lands, Jund Panorama is cheap and good.
1 month ago
after some testing I put 4 Skewer the Critics in. after some research i decided to take Skullcrack out for now. it is a favorite of mine but the arguments against it are strong. I added Relic of Progenitus to the sideboard because it is useful against many common decks, though i am not totally sold. I moved Shard Volley to the sideboard as a replacement for bad cards depending on the match up. I filled the main board with Viashino Pyromancer .
Viashino Pyromancer occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.36%