Volcanic Hammer deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
Printings View all
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Common|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Common|
|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Common|
|Seventh Edition (7ED)||Common|
|Starter 1999 (S99)||Common|
|Portal Second Age (P02)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Volcanic Hammer Discussion
1 month ago
Don't judge the judge to harshly, jussayin.
I was hoping for a non-divine spin on it, my own vision was something like Hubris - you gain X benefit but if ~ 'action' do Y. Makes for some leader types but if they get too cocky something bad happens.
Common - close to what I had imagined, still good though. It's a Volcanic Hammer with a body basically, which is pretty standard these days. Pun intended.
Uncommon - You forgot the stats. A majority of gorgons though are bigger in the butt though so I can use my imagination. Nicely flavored though for a gorgon.
Rare - if my rules knowledge is correct the 3rd ability is state based so you can't react to an increase of their board state by sacrificing, etc? Correct me if wrong here. So much advantage though: ahead of curve, draw on any deaths, threaten board states, can swing out of the gate. Gold.
Mythic - This is an interesting design. It says 'kill me now so I can have an extra turn, or wait awhile and I get an extra turn. Either way...'. I'd love to add prowess to this... jussayen.
Overall I think this is something that could actually be seen in packs if ever we were to return to Theros...again. Great concept.
2nd - This feels more black than blue, but anything's possible I suppose.
3rd - it's interesting, but I think it could end up leading to some confusion. Also high probability of being broken lol. Imagine everyone taking an extra turn, every turn?
It's an interesting concept, I can see it in a place where 'cmc matters' with cards like Cerebral Eruption or Blast of Genius . Also probably spell reduction stuff. Also featured in this set... the Scornful Egotist .
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3rd: TypicalTimmy, sorry was a bit confusing I think. Good concept, but think it would need a bit more work to flesh out completely. It could have applications in a 'cmc matters' setting for sure though.
2nd: if I could make a tie I would but it'd be harder to have 2 people collaborate on the next word lol. dbpunk, it was hard coming to a final decision. The sacrifice clause was bugging me a bit.. I tried arguing with myself about grixis's powers of reanimation and such, but something about the next one won me over in the end.
1st: Boza, there's not much more to say about it than I did in the last section. I really like the feel of it, I think it's something that could see print. I wonder if WotC employees look at these things at all XD. Anyway, the next word is yours to choose.
8 months ago
If you are new to Magic first things first, congrats on joining the game hopefully you enjoy it.
On to some deck advice, you need to cut Bonethorn Valesk , Goblin Hero , Rock Jockey , Goblin War Strike , Chaos Charm , and Seething Song . These cards aren't legal in the modern format, which I'm assuming is what you are building for. Cutting these also makes your deck a 60 card deck, which is the correct size.
I don't know how familiar you are with Magic so far, but there are a couple different formats. I would suggest asking the friend who gave you cards more about it, or read up on them.
You have quite a few cards, but mostly goblins. A popular goblin deck you could play might be 8 Whack. Look into it if you ever have a desire to play competitive magic.
If you are just looking to play casual Magic however, here is my advice.
This is what that deck would look like,Ahivian red Updated, hopefully this is helpful.
I think that is a good place to start, if you would like any more help other than that, just ask.
8 months ago
My guess is "let new players have fun doing stuff." With Dragon's Claw , a new player might not immediately realize that the black spell they're casting is worth more than the 1 life their opponent gets. What they see is, "If I cast this Volcanic Hammer , my opponent will have more life and be harder to beat." So they don't cast the Volcanic Hammer , and get beaten down by that Ogre Taskmaster . Sooner or later, they'll notice that 1 life isn't a big deal at all, if they stay with the game. But who knows how many would-be players felt stuck, with a choice between helping their opponent and doing nothing, so they lost interest and never picked up another deck.
This logic seems obviously wrong to enfranchised players, but anybody who has a full understanding of tactical costs and benefits in this game the first time they shuffle and draw will probably hit the top of the world rankings within a month.
Staff of the Flame Magus is more obviously build-around: use Mountain s and red spells. It doesn't direct affect your opponent's ability or desire to act, at any level. The new player can Lightning Strike every Thundering Giant that looks their way and feel rewarded. And let's face it, these aren't really top 8 all-star cards. They're going to be used in Limited and by people without a lot of cards. Let the new players feel rewarded without jumping through hoops.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Mine was built out of the Portal Starter Deck and some booster packs.
1x Ebon Dragon
1x Defiant Stand
1x Devoted Hero
1x Armored Pegasus
1x Regal Unicorn
1x Sacred Nectar
1x Deja Vu
1x Spotted Griffin
1x Venerable Monk
1x Warrior's Charge
1x Gorilla Warrior
1x Grizzly Bears
1x Untamed Wilds
1x Fire Imp
2x Hill Giant
1x Hulking Goblin
2x Lava Axe
1x Lizard Warrior
3x Raging Goblin
1x Volcanic Hammer
1x Craven Knight
1x Feral Shadow
1x Hand of Death
1x Mind Rot
1x Muck Rats
1x Summer Bloom
1x Thing from the Deep
4x Natural Spring
1x Skeletal Crocodile
1x Vampiric Touch
1x Cloak of Feathers
1x Command of Unsummoning
1x Coral Eel
1x Ingenious Thief
1x Snapping Drake
1x Storm Crow
3x Time Ebb
1x Touch of Brilliance
1x Elite Cat Warrior
2x Monstrous Growth
1x Panther Warriors
2x Rowan Treefolk
2 years ago
Thanks Epochalyptik! The second line should read