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

LoCaLGoD on Red elemental burn

1 hour ago

I love the ball lightning but i think im going to try and run it with Young Pyromancer and Guttersnipe and a couple Awaken the Ancient

Araganor on Burning Storm

2 hours ago

@dedebr6: I don't know, to be honest. I never really had modern in mind when I made this deck. You'd need a way to get Possibility Storm out fast, since modern is a turn 4 kill format. In red, the card that comes to mind is Generator Servant (But you get super hosed by counter-magic on that plan). Perhaps splashing green for acceleration might be a good choice. Green has Prophet of Kruphix , which would be a nice way to have a little more control over what your spells turn into (it would also give you access to Unexpected Results which is a hilarious card in its own right if you don't care about competitiveness). Obviously, you'd want to upgrade the burn/removal (Lightning Bolt , maybe splash white for Lightning Helix ? Path to Exile , although not a burn spell is a pretty sweet removal spell that could be used as ramp on one of our Young Pyromancer tokens if needed). Another big issue is the powerful counters in modern, resolving a 5 mana enchantment against a modern deck is probably going to be difficult. Guttersnipe is more than likely going to be too slow in modern, so we could take him out for something else. Snapcaster Mage would be a good start, since it can give you some extra value out of your spells while building up to the storm. Also, keep in mind that Possibility Storm only triggers off of cards played from your hand, so flashback doesn't trigger it. Mercurial Chemister is way too slow for modern, so it goes out as well. I'll think about it some more.

But even with all that, Thoughtseize still ruins our day.

I've got a few other ideas, but they are kind of janky so I'll spare you the details for now.

Rhokshida07 on Nivix House (Need Help)

12 hours ago

I would suggest you look at some of the new stuff from Khans of Tarkir... lots of cool Prowess creatures. Possible splash of white for Jeskai Ascendancy ? I see some awesome synergy with Young Pyromancer :)

Jaeyx on UWR Geist Control

1 day ago

I have thought of Young Pyromancer , but I just see it getting immediately killed everytime it comes down. Brainstorm and Ponder aren't legal in modern. Serum Visions would be the alternative, and I'm not thrilled about running sorceries in the first place if I can help it.

JokerES on UWR Geist Control

1 day ago

Here, I think you might want to look at Young Pyromancer , for some extra control. You've got 25 instants/sorceries here, so you've got a good opportunity for some extra chump blockers. You've also got no extra draw before Electrolyze to draw out of touchy situations (you can count remand, but that's a reactionary card - and you won't necessarily have much to play against in Modern). A Brainstorm or Ponder may help with that.

lemmingllama on 2 X 2 X 2 = Dead? Weird Wizardry Incoming!

1 day ago

@Mithrandrir I've tested it a lot, it was in an earlier build of the deck. The problem was that it would also affect me, and cost me some games due to receiving extra damage. Dictate of the Twin Gods is better since I can flash it in at the end of my opponents turn then kill them with the extra mana the next.

@coco_natsukaze These are a lot of good suggestions, hopefully I can address them all properly.

Eye of the Storm will become an infinite combo with the extra turns, so I won't add it in.

Arcane Melee is good, but isn't as good as mana doublers. I'd rather just be able to fireball for 20 than fireball for 12. Also the fact that it helps my opponents isn't the best.

Chandra, the Firebrand is good, but the copy wasn't good enough. Typically she would die after a single copied spell, so something like Reiterate would give me better value. She will eventually end up back in here, but first I need to cut some stuff.

Harness by Force is a good one too. I might have to playtest it, never thought of using it before. Same with Act of Aggression

Talrand, Sky Summoner and Young Pyromancer are there almost exclusively for blockers. I have a lot of aggro in my meta, so blockers are necessary. Also Talrand's tokens have flying, which can be quite useful.

Phyrexian Metamorph is a great idea, I will probably make that switch immediately.

Devastation Tide is a problem since it messes up my board state too much. I run a decent amount of enchantments and artifacts, so losing those is a big loss of tempo. Mizzium Mortars is in here primarily for token decks, or weak generals who have been given hexproof/shroud

Counterlash isn't really useful for me, normally I would be countering a creature or instant, and I would only get real value out of it if I had a Consecrated Sphinx or Charmbreaker Devils in hand.

Anyways, thanks for your suggestions! I'll have to test out and change this deck up as needed.

coco_natsukaze on 2 X 2 X 2 = Dead? Weird Wizardry Incoming!

1 day ago

Eye of the Storm before you start anything. Every socery you have is an extra turn. i've only got one deck and it has the same commander as yours (also a budget deck :) go izzet). Completely different take though.... Arcane Melee . Chandra the firebrand should defs go in. If you have copy spells, you need Harness by Force , copies of the spell by pass the extra costs for a complete control of the entire board. Talrand, Sky Summoner feels like a wasted space, and Young Pyromancer while strictly better than Talrand, is okay when cast turn two but useless turn 10. If you have a dacks, why not try a phyrexian metamorph? Devastation Tide strictly better than mizzium mortars.

You might want some tricks in your deck. (I would suggest to you instant creature steal, like Act of Aggression . Counterlash is always nasty, especially into omniscience. Nice deck, feel free to check out mine too

IzuKorasu on Izzet ReBrewed (Post Rotation)

2 days ago

I like the use of Aqueous Form and will probably make that switch. For draw power i have Tormenting Voice, which like Wild Guess gives me a draw and replaces both the spell and the discarded card feeding my chimera a little. Dragon Mantle Might find its way into the deck allowing replacement draw and fire-breath to my creatures for extra damage. I would SB Stormbreath Dragon but for the budget style i wanted to make this deck, Stormbreath is expensive. I currently sideboard Circle of Flame to help against aggro and token attacks. And Goblinslide partially for the name, picture and flavor text, but it also allows a small kick to my spells for tokens and tries to fill the Young Pyromancer Void if needed. Price

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Power / Toughness 2/1
Color(s) Red
Cost 1R
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 2.50
Avg. cube pick 1.42


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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 Uncommon

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