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Insane Spellslinger (Turn 3 win)

Modern* Budget Combo Tempo U/R (Izzet)



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Quick, explosive deck that slams out tons of quick spells in a single turn to pump Kiln Fiend and Nivix Cyclops.

Turn 3 win = Kiln Fiend (on turn 2) + Assault Strobe + Artful Dodge + flashback

That particular combo won't go off very often, but the same can be done with turn 3 nixix cyclops or another kiln fiend, and with Assault Strobe , and 2x casts of Artful Dodge .

Turn 5 wins become very predictable between all the spell-slinging, and Delver of Secrets  Flip being such a great target for [[assault strobe].

The deck is somewhat fragile, and I feel like this deck isn't quite "there" yet, so I'm very much open to any and all feedback.

I need more drawing power. Any suggestions?


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As crazy as it sounds, I'm actually ditching Gitaxian Probe. Sure it "thins" out my deck, is a "free" cast tigger, and i get to see their hand, but It just isn't providing me the gas I need to actually close out games. Payingt he 2 life isn't quite as "free" as it sounds either, because a lot of the time with this deck i have to stall out for my win-cons to get set up. In light of that;

I've found that faithless looting is incredibly useful for my build, not only due to the deck digging, but the flashback can be a literal life saver. the flashback is also still a cast trigger.

Distortion Strike is something I've been wanting to test out for a while now. It by itself can turn my Kiln Fiend and Nivix Cyclops into 4-turn clocks, which is still slow, but combos with Assault Strobe and any other casting shenanigans; and this deck is all about casting shenanigans.

I still don't know what to do for draw power.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.36
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Top rank #36 on 2014-03-26
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