Young Pyromancer

Young Pyromancer

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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

iamaleaver on Guttersnipe Playground

5 hours ago

Tappedout says Counterspell costs $6, but older editions are actually less than a dollar. Although the art for those editions isn't nearly as cool. :s

Rift Bolt would be an interesting addition. It's basically just a delayed Lightning Bolt, but having essentially eight of those would be amazing. I'll definitely consider it.

I like the scry on Temple of Epiphany], but I worry that Taplands may mess with the tempo a bit. Sulfur Falls would be perfect if it wasn't $8. I guess Temple of Epiphany is also a bit expensive... But man, they would be worth it for the extra flexibility and card advantage.

With Kiln Fiend, I'm trying to keep the number of monsters to an absolute minimum. Guttersnipe is the core of the deck, so I need four of him. Young Pyromancer is there as a defense against being overrun should I not be able to burn the opponent's creatures away. And Spellheart Chimera is there as a last resort if my instants and sorceries just aren't cutting it.

Thanks for the tips! I'll be sure to look into these a bit more after work. I feel like I also need to up the card draw capabilities of the deck to make sure I can use all of that unused mana I'll have once I get four or five lands down.

square711 on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

18 hours ago

But Grixis delver can run Taz and Thoughtseize just the same. And as good as Goyf is, Taz has virtually the same stats and should be fairly easy to cast now that you don't need to hold on to your graveyard for TC.

slovakattack: That list looks pretty good, yeah. But I just can't help but think splashing a color that has so few good instants/sorceries is detrimental to Delver. Sure, Abrupt Decay kicks all sorts of ass, but you're basically trading away Lightning Bolt, Electrolyze, Young Pyromancer, Monastery Swiftspear and Blood Moon (though to be fair, you don't want Blood Moon in Grixis delver either) for one card. It may be worth it, but I'd rather stay red.

Kjartan on Izzet Budget Modern Upgrades needed!

1 day ago

Delver of Secrets  Flip


Lightning Bolt

Mana Leak

Gitaxian Probe

Serum Visions -(expansive at the moment, will probably get cheaper)

Monastery Swiftspear

And there is no reason why Young Pyromancer wouldn't be anything less than the best card in your deck.

benwah3000 on naya burn

1 day ago

Goblin Guide and Monastery Swiftspear would be much better than Vexing Devil and Young Pyromancer

EG_Ace on Izzet Cantrip Burn

1 day ago

Deck is starting to look alot nicer, I agree with sideboarding Young Pyromancer so you can keep Goblin Electromancer depending on the match-up you're facing. But I also agree with kameenook on that you need more than 16 land. I still strongly suggest Tamiyo, the Moon Sage so you can keep reusing your spells after you get her ultimate ability off, and she prevents you from dying to aggro decks with her +1 if you get her early enough. Just a thought to sideboard her along with Young Pyro. If you want a planeswalker to keep with the GMancer setup, might I suggest Chandra Nalaar or if you're feeling a little troll perhaps Ral Zarek for that ultimate ability.

Thyrd on Pain in the Ashling

2 days ago

Building the deck, have a great interest in making it more awesome. In trades and discussions with several individuals about the deck itself, and through my own study, I've found some cards that I would like to broach w/ you sir.

Smelt is better than Shatter methinks, I'm sure no one will argue that. Fury Charm is also the same price as shatter, and has more uses. So either of those would be better/more usable.

Overmaster Looks fun. It's a one mana draw spell, that will cause them to counterspell it, or you get to cast the next one for a Cavern of Souls.

I could use your thoughts on Slagstorm It's another Anger of the Gods, minus the exile, with an alternate target of a player.

Trumpet Blast was considered for a while wasn't it? Dynacharge is better, for a single target before a fling, or a boast for defense/attack as the overload cost.

Desperate Ritual for mana?

Roast over Flame Slash? don't know if the mana is worth the extra 1 damage, especially at the 3 converted mana cost.

Spells: Fireball, though the other x spells have more options, this one hits players harder. Traitorous Blood To steal their biggest creature and punch them w/ it... Unwilling Recruit (is this card legal in this format?) a steal their creature spell w/ a pump spell for extra damage. Red Elemental Blast in sideboard for blue stuff, any blue stuff. Skullcrack is awesome, you can cast it on an upkeep, but it loses targets for creatures. Faithless Looting w/ Sensei's Divining Top.

Enchants: Impact Tremors I have a standard cheap deck built around this and it's awesome, and great w/ Hordeling Outburst or Dragon Fodder.

Curse of the Pierced Heart A guaranteed damage per upkeep, depends on when you find it... I guess, but worth a look.

Creatures: Ash Zealot for the sideboard, Impact Tremors as a standalone or with Young Pyromancer or Mogg War Marshal for chump blocks/clogs/plummet targets.

Meekstone if it's going to stay creature light, or you're not attacking much, Plummet Could work well with this,

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle is awesome, and I think Tribal Flames would go well with it. Price of Progress w/ Blood Moon just awesome.

Honestly, I know this is a bunch to read, but these are things I'd like to look at for my deck as well. I've spent the past 4-5 hours of my day researching items, I know I don't have them all, but I think this is worth looking at.



TL;DR Sensei's Divining Top Impact Tremors Price of Progress Smelt

JexInfinite on Jeskai Delver

2 days ago

You should go up to 19-20 land, and play the full 4 Young Pyromancer.

EG_Ace on 2015-05-02 update of Izzet Cantrip ...

2 days ago

Exchange Goblin Electromancer for Young Pyromancer so you dont die to being rushed down. Especially since all your instants are just 1 or 2 mana for burn. Also, might I suggest Hypersonic Dragon to make your sorceries into instants? If you want an alternate win-con, Curiosity + Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind is an infinite combo. I'd also suggest putting in Tamiyo, the Moon Sage so your instants aren't just used up when you play them, allowing you to reuse them for the Young Pyromancer. I have a deck that basically is what I just said if you wanna take a look at it. Not advertising, just giving you an idea of what I mean exactly. The card draw is nice, however Think Twice is a great card. And if you dont want to remove your Goblin Electromancers, Vapor Snag is a great anti-tempo card.

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Power / Toughness 2/1
Color(s) Red
Cost 1R
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 2.16
Avg. cube pick 2.41


Format Legality
MTGO Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 Uncommon


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