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Runs like a regular Pyromancer Ascension deck, with red to blast your opponent in the face and blue to counter any threats they throw at you.
but with the introduction of Galvanoth into the Standard format, I can basically save my mana for critical counters, and let Galvanoth 's ability do most of the Pyromancer Ascension triggering for me.
If you're going to be playing the cards for free with galvanoth why not throw in 1 or 2 of some more powerful spells like Spire Barrage or Traumatize or Elemental Appeal and kick it so if pyromancer is active you're getting 2 14/1 elementals with trample and haste for 5 mana.
Just a thought, might not be what you're going for
Well Jace would allow you to control what goes on top of your library when you need it, and if you run See Beyond it would give you the ability to put those dead cards back in the library for later use.
Also, I don't see why you would take out Staggershock . If it's in the graveyard already you just need to play it one more time to get pyromancer active
Regardless I really like this deck idea.
I'm sorry to keep harping on this but I think I am right.
If you cast a card from exile this way, it will go to your graveyard when it resolves or is countered. It won't go back to exile.
I really wanted to make sure cause I've played against pyromancer decks that used staggershock and I was wondering If I had been cheated.
Yes. If you cast staggershock while the pyromancer ascension is out, it will go to exile at first-- rebound-- and then go to the graveyard, which means the second staggershock you cast will trigger the ascension twice on it's own from the rebound effect.
yeah, thats the reason why i put it over Staggershock
of course, i could also kill my own Galvanoth , but if its to take away huge threats on the other side of the board, then its a sacrifice i'm willing to take.
and of course i can also dole out three damage to me and my opponent.
I agree, that killing your own creature is worth the sacrifice when the odds are piling up against you. Galvanoth is good but not worth giving the opponent an advantage if you have an alternative.
Yeah, I think Pyroclasm just got ousted from every RDW.
theres a playset of Galvanoth in the deck anyway, with jace, the mind sculptor and Preordain in this deck, along with the thinning thanks to Scalding Tarn , it wouldn't be too hard to get another one out.
I kind of skipped the last few comments, but I think you guys were talking about rebound? Cuz, if you cast Staggershock thanks to Galvanoth's ability, the rebound will not trigger. It'll just go to your graveyard. But, the good thing is, if you do that, then the next time you get a Staggershock and cast it from your hand, that's two counters for Ascension :D
Yeah, only way to do that is to throw in some Preordain s or a Mind Sculptor and stuff.
Definitely a good idea though, I was thinking about Galvanoth this morning when I woke up cuz I got a copy of him at the pre-release. I really wanna base it on my old burn deck, which was made of Fire Servant s, Kiln Fiend s, and Lava Axe s. 2x Fire Servant s -> Lava Axe = Win. So, hopefully, I can make a deck with Pyretic Ritual s, Fire Servant s, Galvanoth , and Lava Axe s. I think Kiln Fiend would be 4x creatures too much. Don't wanna overcrowd the deck either. Plus, if I cast have a Galvanoth down and use his ability to use a Pyretic Ritual , that's 3 free red mana. With that, I could have some fun casting some quick Inferno Titan :)
i dont get the galvanoth hate people have. same with Distant Memories . i think they're two of the greatest cards in the entire mirrodin block. red is actually gaining ground in the realm of control. and Distant Memories is just straight awesome in a can of whoop ass. also. consider Distant Memories :) hahaha.. like the deck though. +uno