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Battle Box - Mono-Red

Casual Casual Mono-Red



Using Chandra's Pheonix and Faithless Looting to provide card advantage, the Mono-Red deck wants to kill opposing creatures and planeswalkers and then attack directly when there is nothing in the way. If the deck can bide its time, it can also win with a very large Fall of the Titans - taking out multiple opponents with one spell; Pyromaster's Goggles can makes this even easier to accomplish!

The colorless lands are there to aid Eldrazi Displacer, and while they seem to hurt red mana dependent cards like Kargan Dragonlord, the interesting gameplay those lands provide while all forcing players to prioritize different lands and to be cognizant of their mana is something that makes playing the deck more enjoyable.

Dragon Whisperer is a new addition to this deck, and so I'm waiting to see how much I like it. Also, while I like the Eldrazi Displacer and the colorless lands, the numbers might be a little off and another Mountain might be needed.

This deck has some very powerful explosive plays, and its card advantage and selection allows it to compete in longer and more drawn out games.

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oakenshild says... #1

Hey colormage1. Love your idea of a "Battle Box". I have actually be making the same thing for the past couple years, but at a very slow pace. In all that time I could not come up with a good name for it, I was calling it "The Kitchen Table Box" but I love the name "Battle Box" mind if I steal that name?

I don't have any card suggestions but I will probably be going through all you decks in the next little while to see if there are any cool ideas I can plagiarize xP

I am also wondering how you feel about having decks that have lots of different cards as opposed to having decks with lots of 4-ofs. I went with lots of each card in each deck just because it makes it easier to balance/edit and it is easier for new players to get a feel for each deck.

If you want to check out my small collection you can check it out > here

July 24, 2016 3:22 p.m.

colormage1 says... #2

Hey, oakenshild! Sure, use Battle Box. I honestly don't know where I originally got the name from, but I've seen it floating around. Don't know if I stole it from someone.

The 4-of vs. singleton is something I'm still trying to figure out. I don't want every deck to feel like a small Commander deck, so I've actually been trying to consolidate some of the card choices. On the other hand, for some decks, a lot of could fill about the same role, so having just four different cards instead of one single card is just sometimes the better play experience.

For example, I have 5 Chandra planeswalkers and the Chandra creature in this deck. I could easily change them to just two different versions of Chandra, but I like the diversity this brings.

And so far, I haven't had a problem with balancing decks. But that comes with experience. A couple overpowered cards are fine, but I'm usually more worried when I'm playing and go, "Oh, this deck just isn't fun to play because I can't do anything," or, "Wow, everything that deck is doing is just so much more powerful than mine." The Elf deck, as an example, used to be monogreen and could regularly cast Emrakul very early on - that got changed pretty quickly.

And it depends on what you mean by "new" players. I've used my monocolor decks to teach people, and that usually goes well, but I'd prefer to use other very simple decks for that. But for "new" players to the Battle Box, I usually just ask them what they like, and I have something for them and we just go.

July 25, 2016 11:34 a.m.

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 8 months
Exclude colors WUBG

This deck is Casual legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.86
Tokens 1/1 Human, 0/1 Kobold, 1/1 Elemental, 6/6 Dragon, Chandra
Folders Battle Box
Views 593

Revision 5 See all

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+2 Hanweir Battlements main
+1 Inferno Titan main
-1 Inferno Titan main
+1 Urabrask the Hidden main
+1 Geier Reach Sanitarium main
+2 Hanweir Garrison main
+1 Pyromancer's Goggles main
+2 Dragon Whisperer main