Young Pyromancer


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Uncommon
Magic 2014 Uncommon

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Young Pyromancer

Creature — Human Shaman

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, put a 1/1 red Elemental token onto the battlefield.

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Young Pyromancer Discussion


8 hours ago

4x Monastery Swiftspear, and vexing devil is useful as more a 1x (maybe drop guttersnipe as it costs to much mana) and whats the reason behind Faithless Looting?

or even cards like Young Pyromancer, Soulfire Grand Master, or even Goblin Bushwhacker

other burn spells to look at: Atarka's Command, Lightning Helix, Searing Blaze, Skullcrack, Lava Spike, Boros Charm

whats your manabase like? fetchlands are great for thinning and shocks can be useful to provide any sideboard answers you may need.

Ethon on UR Relver AKA T Cruise is back but now it's a 3/4

20 hours ago

Whilst it may be true that Bedlam Reveler is the strongest card in your deck, running 4 copies is a bad idea. Running this many copies dramatically increases the likelyhood of you drawing multiples, which will be dead cards considering the fact that reveler discards your hand before drawing 3. Not only is this somewhat of an issue, but if you're holding multiple revellers, it will decrease the likelyhood of you decreasing the mana cost to the optimal amount. You should run some cheap interaction instead of the playset, trim it down to 2-3 would be my suggestion.

I would also look into adding Snapcaster Mage, and no, mana is not an issue when all your spells have a cmc of 1. Snappy is impactful in both the earlier stages and later stages of the game, using Snapcaster Mage on a Lightning Bolt? Sign me up! I also don't understand the lack of Spell Snare in this deck, seeing as it will interact with so many impactful spells for such a cheap cost.

Considering the fact that you only have 17 lands, 2 mana spells can be slightly daunting, but it seems silly to me, not adding a copy of Remand and/or Izzet Charm as they are both fantastic in this shell. And no, just because remand draws you a card, does not mean that it is bad with Bedlam Reveler. Drawing is always nice.

Last but not least, i would consider the card Young Pyromancer. Does so much for a shell with this arbitrarily large number of cheap instant/sorcery cards.

TheAlexGnan on Thing in the Ice or ...

1 day ago

Adrekan but if you can chose between running Monastery Swiftspear and Delver of Secrets  Flip alongside TiTi, its gonna be swiftspear.

Its one of the most interesting things about Thing in the Ice  Flip: if you decide to run it, you basically give up on 8 major cards izzet tempo normally runs, Delver of Secrets  Flip and Young Pyromancer.

I think I'll do a win/loss ticker and some matchups with my list, its really kind of uncharted territory. TiTi and Reveler turn some matchups that were historically bad for izzet tempo upside down. its quite fascinating.

TheAlexGnan on Thing in the Ice or ...

1 day ago

Hey guys,

as some of you know, I've been messing around with this

What Thing In The Ice?

Modern* TheAlexGnan


a ton, and its working quite fantastically.

When piloting the deck, one obvious pattern is that you always want to cast Thing in the Ice  Flip on turn 2 to get it to flip on turn 3.

Now, the question is, would you maybe run Young Pyromancer over Thing in the Ice  Flip? I am currently pretty much convinced that TiTi is the way to go, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on that, because they fill very similar roles in the deck. They add value to all the cantrips and 1cmc-0cmc spells.

Both cards have "if it sticks, you win" written on them (TiTi more so than Pyro imo), Pyromancer being more vulnerable to Lightning Bolt type removal, but spreading his value over several tokens. TiTi survives most damage-based removal, including red sweepers, but if it dies before flipping, it doesnt leave anything behind. If it flips however, its a ton stronger than pyromancer.

PS: some context: This decks plan, in very general terms, is to stick a creature on turn 2 that hugely profits from casting many cheap spells, then unload your hand of cnatrips and bolt-type-cards, and refuel with Bedlam Reveler. Note that he is a horror too, so he survives bounce from Thing in the Ice  Flip.

PPS: one thing to note is the anti-synergy Thing in the Ice  Flip has with Delver of Secrets  Flip, they are definitly not playable alongside each other. Pyro and delver obviously are.

opinions, opinions, opinions please.

Fource on Izzet Budget

3 days ago

First of all, I would probably go for a playset of Young Pyromancer and Lightning Bolt.

MrHighscore on Miss Coupon never pays the retail price

6 days ago


I am not going to run any of those cards.

  • Thermo-Alchemist and Docent of Perfection  Flip: I am not going to make room for any of those, for the same reason as I am not running Young Pyromancer: I don't want to delay my experience flow by a round. Also Alchemist will only make a difference when you have allready won, and as such make no difference at all.
  • Imprisoned in the Moon: It is not an instant or sorcery and I am pretty happy with my control suite as is. Also it is not that impressive a card in blue/red that has many options for handling creatures/lands/planeswalkers.
  • Summary Dismissal: This card is nice because of the abilities counter, and I will have to think about it a bit, but for now I am leaving it out. In a normal counter battle, I don't see it adding any value (it is more of a liability actually), but versus a stacked upkeep stack it could be pretty useful.


Mortem on Thing in the Insect (UR Delver)

6 days ago

I think Thing in the Ice  Flip is a deceptive card in a deck like this. For a deck that relies on being efficient and fast, slowing yourself down enough to both play a 2 mana do-nothing and then later in the game transform it and bounce your hard-earned Insectile Aberrations and Young Pyromancer tokens. I would play something like Stormchaser Mage in its place, as it is consistently proactive and less detrimental to your game plan.

pie108 on Pyromancer counter burn

1 week ago

If you set the deck's format to modern, tappedout will tell you the outstanding cards. Also Pyromancer Ascension does not count off of Reverberate since those spells are not cast. The same is true for Thermo-Alchemist and Young Pyromancer.

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