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Ferocious — If you control a creature with power 4 or greater, damage can't be prevented this turn.
Wild Slash deals 2 damage to target creature of player.
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Wild Slash Discussion
dallo on Fire is Fun
1 month ago
1 month ago
@erty1468 thanks for the comment and upvote.
yes, i agree with you completely. Fiery Temper has proved to be the worst card in the deck during my playtests
i think i'm gonna go with Wild Slash because Become Immense turns off spell mastery for Exquisite Firecraft which is a very good spell in this deck, and Temur Battle Rage is a dead or low-impact card without 2-3 spells already cast that turn (assuming we have a prowess creature)
1 month ago
Incendiary Flow over Fiery Temper because the deck does not look to have too much madness synergy. Maybe fit in the Become Immense Temur Battle Rage combo to go all in aggressive so burn can end the game. Wild Slash could help protect against opposing life gain.
1 month ago
I think you can ditch two of the Forests. 24 lands is pretty normal and typically provides all the mana you need.
One thing to think about is your mana curve. If you look at the "Mana Curve" infomatic on this page, you'll note that you have very little that can be played on Turn 1 and 2. So let's do a thought experiment and look at your potential plays.
On your first turn, you drop a Mountain... but then there's literally only 3 cards out of your whole deck you can cast, which are your copies of Wild Slash. The odds of you even having one in your opening hand are only 28%, and there won't be much productive you can do with them. What's scary is that this is still the best first turn: if you play a Forest instead of a Mountain, you now have 0 spells in the deck that can be cast first-turn. (So, please, make sure you play a Mountain first. ;D)
On your second turn you have one of 4 creatures you can play (Heir of the Wilds, Whisperer of the Wilds or a 1/1 Mistcutter Hydra), and only a 36% chance of even having one of them in hand. You also have Roast and Magmatic Chasm, but none of them are spells you really want to play on Turn 2 because you aren't going to get optimum value out of them.
Finally it's Turn 3 and you can start doing a lot, especially if you got Whisperer of the Wilds out... but what did your opponent do by Turn 3? Probably "4 damage at minimum" (swing with a 1/1 on turn 2, swing with the 1/1 and a 2/2 on turn 2). If s/he's being really aggressive, it might've been more like "8 damage". If the deck is optimized, it could be "Win the game -- not necessarily by doing 20 damage in 3 turns, but by getting so far ahead that you can never catch up." My friend's $40 Aura Swap Whimsical deck can do that, though he has to have a perfect hand to do it. My wife plays a Green Modern Pauper Ramp deck that can do the same for $15! And yes, these are decks we could be bringing to Friday Night Magic.
I know that you probably haven't been thinking about it in terms of math, at least not the way I'm explaining it. That's okay. You're just starting out, and Magic is a complicated game. I only started thinking about it this way in 2014, a good nineteen years after I entered this game. So don't beat yourself up about it. =)
But, if I were you, I'd make sure in future that you have at least 8 CMC 1 spells in your deck, most or all of them creatures, and at least 6 CMC 2 spells. The cards you'll put there will be, well, boring -- they won't have fancy abilities, they'll just be 1/1s for or that maybe have Haste (Raging Goblin) or maybe ": Add to your mana pool" (Elvish Mystic) or maybe only have flavor text (Mons's Goblin Raiders). But they'll help you not waste your first and second turns. And wasting a turn is the absolute last thing you ever want to do.
Hope this helps and isn't too intimidating. =) Good luck, and may you draw well!
1 month ago
2 months ago
I just came back after not playing for 2 years. When I left, I was running budget Delver tempo builds most of the time. One of the cards that I'm personally pretty happy about is Dual Shot. I don't know the current meta inside and out, but it seems to me that Dual Shot is almost worthwhile (over Forked Bolt) just for taking out Snapcasters at instant speed - and mind you Forked Bolt is one of my favorite tempo cards. But it's a tough call.
Looking at you deck, I'm not sure how important it is that Dual Shot doesn't hit face, because you're not aggro, so board state is more important than trying to race. You could probably say the same for Magma Spray and Flame Slash. It looks like the exile effects are really only that big of a deal for Kitchen Finks, which are trouble for a tempo deck to be fair, but I'm not sure they're worth more than 1 slot, if that (Lingering Souls is way more common).
But, taking a quick glance at creatures in the meta link, I think Flame Slash isn't very good at the moment. For most of the stuff that Bolt misses, you'd want Roast. Same story for Wild Slash and probably Burst Lightning. Although, Spellskite is a fairly important card to deal with.
And Electrickery is really, really good against any token-producing effects.
2 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions, guys! I totally forgot about Burst Lightning, as well as Wild Slash, Electrickery, and Tarfire. I'm really only looking for 1-mana cards, as my 2-slot is pretty full, but thanks for the other suggestions like Arc Trail and Searing Blaze. Which cards mentioned above do you guys think are the best?