Volt Charge

Volt Charge

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Volt Charge deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Common
New Phyrexia (NPH) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Pauper EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Noble Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Volt Charge occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Volt Charge Discussion

Epicurus on Grixis theft/control

3 days ago

Neat deck, like the idea. I think Treachery is an underrated card for the theme.

Also, you have a ton of boardwipe, so maybe go with counters rather than targeted removal? Mana Leak is a good one for multicolor, and Spell Pierce is also handy, but then there's always Force of Negation, Force of Will and Mana Drain, if you have the money for them.

Next, with all the planeswalkers in here, some proliferate might be helpful. Fuel for the Cause, to continue the counter trend, but also Grim Affliction, Volt Charge and Flux Channeler are good options.

And as a personal preference, I'd say to also look at Mindslaver. Not an incredibly popular card, but one I enjoy.

Finally, I will suggest increasing the lands by a couple, but only really because everyone else always tells me to do that. I've been running 35 lands in all of my EDH decks and find that to be a good ratio, but a lot of the competitive decks I see posted on here run around 36 or 37. I only say it because you have a high mana curve, even given all the rocks. A couple fetch lands like Polluted Delta and Bloodstained Mire would probably do the trick, especially if you could get ahold of Blood Crypt, Watery Grave and Steam Vents.

Woah, sorry this comment is so long, haha...

Cheers!

Epicurus on Humans, Humans, and more HUMANS!

1 month ago

Oh, also you might have enough stuff that gives counters to include a few proliferate spells. If so, I'd recommend Volt Charge, Martyr for the Cause, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician and Grim Affliction.

On a side note, it has always really bugged me that Martial Coup makes Soldier tokens, but not Human Soldier tokens. If it did, it would have been my number one suggestion. But it doesn't, and that stinks.

Anyway, ok, that's all I got.

Rettich on Magistrate's Sceptor Combo

4 months ago

I'm late to the party, but you might want to look into these cards, if you need more ideas on how to spice up your deck:

Volt Charge or Contagion Engine (Proliferate is great with multiple mana rocks and Lux Cannon or Titan Forge)
Dismantle (Move your charge-counters from your manarocks onto Darksteel Reactor or Jinxed Choker for alternate wincons.
Energy Chamber (Imo a great alternative to Surge Node)

Shnuff on Flux Channeler Combo

4 months ago

It started with Hidden Strings and Darksteel Reactor because I liked the flow of Hidden Strings ciphered + mana-storage lands. Thrummingbird came along since its flying made it a good target for the Cipher while doubling my mana lands. I eventually looked for cooky counters to Proliferate (infect was a bit too strong for the multiplayer-casual environment I was building for and have yet to build a alt win-con deck) so I found Darksteel Reactor. came in because Dismantle- along with Pyromancer's Goggles and Ral Zarek (possibility of going infinite with ult and enough proliferation, plus his tap/utap +1 was great for mana rocks and the goggles). 1 Dismantle let me jump from 5 counters to 10 and a copied pair jumped that to 20 giving me a out-of-the blue insta win.

I never built the deck since Darksteel is a pricy card for my standards and a bit too threatening- i'd most likely get jumped the second I put 2-3 counters on it once my friend group knew I was running dismantle.

Then I found out proliferate was amazing with mana rocks that use counters like Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia. I still liked Ral's interaction with my mana rocks and thought Volt Charge would be fun with the goggles so I came to my current deck Untap X-Spells which proliferate-ramps mana to dump into Fireball-esqe spells for a finisher. Had to find an alt win con since one of our friends was bringing a player-hexproof deck which would render the game unwinnable but found some good allies in Ludevic's Test Subject  Flip and Slumbering Dragon. Plus, Manifold Key can give the big boi a backdoor.

Deck works alright but I usually have 15+ mana for a finisher but never draw one. End up passing mid-late game while topdecking and lose before the big zap. Figured Firemind's Research could give me a mana dump and carddraw and works nicely with Flux Channeler for a storm-like deck. I'll probably order 2 of each and drop the Thrummingbirds. Untap X-Spells Storm Prolif-TriggerI was wondering what I could accomplish if I put more eggs in the cantrip basket when I stumbled across your deck and found out ha!

Your deck reminds me of the Blistercoil Weird + Paradise Mantle decks- where you would cantrip all day then swing with him / Guttersnipe them down- but I think your engine is a little more fun. I wonder which solitare deck would win.

As an important side note, I almost exclusively play Blue/Red since I love those card the most and rarely look into the other colors so that greatly affected the cards I found and considered. With Green, going the Simic route with Evolve mechanics, +1/+1 counters, and Gilder Bairn would be pretty strong package for a Darksteel Reactor deck as well. And Black, as you found out, is great for getting a cheap Infect counter on someone.

CheapnFast on Blood & Glory

8 months ago

I'm a big fan of Volt Charge for this deck because it doubles as both a burn spell and a spell that pumps your team by adding +1/+1 counters. It's a little on the expensive side, but as maybe a 2-of I think it could be worth it

clonalselection on Red Equinox: Torbran Mono Red Superfriends

9 months ago

Phule451: Yes, thanks, I've added it to test it out. Also thinking about the contagion artifacts, Sword of Truth and Justice and Volt Charge .

[email protected]_only on The second labour

11 months ago

I'd toss Fist of Suns for Astral Cornucopia and / or Everflowing Chalice - better fits, and they interact with prolifferate better.

Increasing Savagery is a very timmy spell, might want something with more versitility in here instead, like Decree of Savagery for the cycleing, or Hindervines since it doesn't stop your deck.

Inspiring Call is also a must for this deck - dodges a wrath, and gives card draw.

other kick-knack spells to consider: Abzan Charm , Bant Charm , Bioshift , Dromar's Charm , Jund Charm , Steady Progress , Temper , Test of Faith , Trap Essence , Unbreakable Formation , Contentious Plan , Volt Charge

mistahboweh on Pyromancy for Dummies: Chandra, AoF - OBK

1 year ago

Volt Charge can burn someone and add a counter to Tibalt, which you may want to make an extra token and recast him. It's probably better than using his own token to ping himself.

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