Viashino Pyromancer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common

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Viashino Pyromancer

Creature — Viashino Wizard

When Viashino Pyromancer enters the battlefield, it deals 2 damage to target player or planeswalker.

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Viashino Pyromancer Discussion

vorpalaxe on lava spike, vorpalaxe

3 hours ago

thanks for your comment. i have not looked at the cards yet, so i appreciate you pointing these ones out. these are some good cards, and those traditional burn creatures are good, too. There is no reason to Light Up the Stage this kind of card will just slow down a potential kill, like Browbeat . Skewer the Critics definitely seems like it can shine in some situations, and i agree that it looks better than Vexing Devil . the thing about Vexing Devil is that it is the best first turn play. also, it is critical to play something on the first turn, and I would not change the mana curve. also, if I have a Searing Blaze or a two mana creature, it is critical to play it right away. In other words, Skewer the Critics is ideal on turn three after I play Searing Blaze , Viashino Pyromancer , or Keldon Marauders . thus, I am not convinced it will improve the deck. The creatures with haste are great. the problem is that they are 1 cmc. To keep the mana curve the way it is, I would have to trade out Vexing Devil , and/or Grim Lavamancer . My argument against that is this: Vexing Devil on the first turn will kill anything that can block it turn two, and survive. The opponent has to deal with it by taking 4 damage or wasting a removal. If I can get them to take 4 damage, my odds of winning are better than had I played Goblin Guide . If they remove Vexing Devil , then I am in an equal position. The only time Goblin Guide and Monastery Swiftspear seem better to me is when you can squeeze one or two extra damage through before the opponent plays a pro red creature. Slagstorm will kill all my creatures, and eliminates the option of casting Volcanic Fallout after combat damage, which enables killing a 6 toughness creature by blocking with Vexing Devil . the fact that it does damage to the player as well is important. every card i play that fails to damage to a player potentially slows me down a turn, or even two, if i top deck a land. thanks again. let me know what you think.

hungry000 on lava spike, vorpalaxe

5 hours ago

Have you looked at any of the new cards from Ravnica Allegiance? Skewer the Critics and Light Up the Stage look like the two best ones for burn decks. Skewer the Critics in particular is better than Vexing Devil and Viashino Pyromancer . To tag on to what others have said above, they're suggesting you play some fetches for deck thinning (this isn't really all that relevant honestly) and so you can always have a landfall trigger for Searing Blaze . I don't think you need them when you're only running 2, though. Slagstorm is another option for a sb sweeper, it hits for 1 more than Volcanic Fallout which is a pretty big deal when you're a burn deck, and if you need to play sweepers you're probably not playing against an opponent who has counterspells.

Also, is there a reason you're not playing the traditional red burn creatures, like Monastery Swiftspear and Goblin Guide ?

Venomora on enjoy the show

3 days ago

Let's see here.

Suggestions to add:

Viashino Pyromancer and Vicious Conquistador are both worth running. They seem better than Cult Guildmage and Immolation Shaman in terms of sheer speed. Another option would be Rix Maadi Reveler , since it provides you some much needed card draw and spectacle doesn't seem that hard to hit for you.

I would cut Footlight Fiend for Fanatical Firebrand .

Since this deck seems to be based in aggressive creature stuff, I wouldn't necessarily recommend Sovereign's Bite , but it's worth a look.

Orkboss on CHOICES!

4 days ago

I like the idea, but I believe you will loose pretty hard to anything creature based, e.g. white weenie, golgari, merfolk, even boros angels and similar. If you use your burnspells to kill creatures, they won't go into their faces. If you don't, you most likely get overrun, as you are not as fast as a traditional RDW or Burn deck.

My suggestions: A) either go all in on captive audience to win the game and put in some bordwipes mainbord like Ritual of Soot or even Rakdos, the Showstopper or Tetzimoc, Primal Death . However, the card you want to cut for that is most likely sword point diplomacy, so you go down a choice card.


B) cut captive audience. I know, it is another choice card, but 7 mana in a mostly Burn Deck is something you never want to reach. Your Opponent should be dead before. Maybe you can put in in your sideboard against control as a finisher, this way it is technically still in your Deck . Loose a few lands, put in another damage source like Viashino Pyromancer or Sovereign's Bite and you should be good to go.

In any case, even if you don't like those suggestions, I recommend swapping firey cannonade in your sideboard to ritual of soot, as it kills Wildgrowth walkers and generaly creatures with counters on them.

markohpolo on You Need Preparation H

1 week ago

OH and take out the Viashino Pyromancer for Guttersnipe seeing as how your deck is instant/socerey card heavy.

Poaralion on Third Degree Burn

3 weeks ago

"ggwpezwin" means "Good game well played easy win", just a joke. If Experimental Frenzy is on the battlefield, you probably win the game.

Also, you don't have any wizard for Wizard's Lightning ! It's really bad then. You could add 4xGhitu Lavarunner and 4xViashino Pyromancer and go down -2xBanefire -2xRisk Factor and -4xDirect Current. Something like this ?

ArchonBlue on Mono Red Burn

2 months ago

Thinking of trying out Viashino Pyromancer to make Wizard's Lightning more consistent. Any thoughts as to what I might take out? Or if there's another 1 or 2 drop red wizard I'm missing? Thanks! :)

killer_eye on Mono Red Burn Deck

2 months ago

hi! looking at your list, i would make the following changes:

-2 Electrostatic Field: it's not aligned with your objective of being fast

-2 Bombard: not flexible enough, we want a flexible removal to provide reach once our creature can no longer push it's dmg

-1 Dismissive Pyromancer / +1 Viashino Pyromancer: both count as a wizard for a discounted wizards lightning but viashino is much aligned with "fast" as an objective

-1 Risk Factor: i think 2 copies is already, technically that's 4 due to jumpstart.

this will make your list 60

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