Modern Molten Vortex/Seismic Assault deck. Probably should mulligan until your opening hand has 1 or more Seismic Assault or Molten Vortex , or several draw cards. Cathartic Reunion and Tormenting Voice to draw into more land to be discarded and as an engine for cheap Fiery Temper s. Avacyn's Judgment for more discard damage, and Lightning Bolt for plain old direct damage. Insolent Neonate as an early game chump and draw, and Dragonmaster Outcast as an early game chump or a late game bomb. The Canyon Sloughs are just there for their cycling ability, but can also be played if need be or discarded for Seismic Assault or Molten Vortex .

Kind of budget, but not necessarily meant to be. Please make suggestions, upvote, and help me out with the sideboard.


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I'll be honest with you, because it's currently 2:50 in the morning and I feel like being candid. Also, apologies in advance if I sound like a total dick. I promise I'm mostly a nice person, but again, 2:50.

The deck isn't great. Here's why.

Firstly, there is no versatility. Naya burn, the buniest of all burn decks (feel the burn), still has room to run cards that interact with the opponent. This deck doesn't do that. Yeah, you can bolt creatures, but once you do that you've basically accepted defeat, as you really do need to burn face the whole game to have any chance of winning with this deck. Trust me, I'm a semi-okay magic player.

Also, wtf bro (or bra, depending on your gender)? Why are you not running Blood Moon or Magus of the Moon? You have a mono-red deck, play those cards. I know you're going budget, but still. If your opponents just can't cast spells, you basically win.

If I were you, I would ditch the idea of 33 lands and Seismic Assault for something a bit more consistent and powerful. I know you don't want to sell a kidney to pay for this deck, so here are some viable budget options for a mono-red burn deck. Goblin Grenade Monastery Swiftspear Reckless Abandon Thunderous Wrath (only one) Massive Raid Eidolon of the Great Revel Reckless Bushwhacker Goblin Bushwhacker Stoke the Flames Goblin Piledriver (I have a thing for goblins). Some of these cards are great, some are meh, all are red, so hey, there's that.

I hope I was at least semi-helpful, and intelligent sounding, and to the point. Have fun with the deck, or don't, you live your life.

May 2, 2017 5:50 a.m.

LOL thanks for the candid commentary Stephencliffe! I realize that most wouldn't appreciate it, but I actually do! This is my first foray into Modern during my recent MTG resurrection, so I don't know/remember all of the cards available etc. I played in the late 90s, took off for a while, then played in the early 2000s for a year or 2, then took off for more than decade until SOI, and have been basically only been playing Standard since SOI. I will deffo take a look at all of your suggestions! I do remember Blood Moon, that's probably a definite addition if I decide to put out the money.

May 2, 2017 7:24 a.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.78
Tokens 6/6 Dragon
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-32 Mountain main
+3 Canyon Slough main
+2 Seismic Assault main
+4 Lightning Bolt main
+2 Dragonmaster Outcast main
+3 Cathartic Reunion main
-2 Insolent Neonate main
-4 Magmatic Insight main
+30 Mountain main
-2 Avacyn's Judgment main
-4 Expedite main
+4 Magmatic Insight maybe
+2 Incorrigible Youths maybe