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Casual Burn Control U/R (Izzet)



Just a simple izzet deck.



After looking at the various mana costs for the instants and sorcery in the deck, I have decided that Goblin Electromancer really isn't as useful as I thought he would be. He has great use in other decks, but I think I will replace him in this deck. Vexing Devil would be a good replacement I think.


engrish says... #1

Love Izzet ideas, maybey use Guttersnipe instead of Hypersonic Dragon ; just a thought.

+1 i like itCheck out my izzet RTR deck Izzet Control

September 20, 2012 4:15 a.m.

alphagprime says... #2

I'm inclined to agree that Guttersnipe really should be on this list. He adds a Shock to every single spell you play which makes him quite a threat. Even when you are countering your opponents removal he hurts them. However, I think I'd remove the Chemister instead of the Dragon. Mercurial Chemister gives you two abilities. The first is a card draw which is powerful, arguably more useful than the Izzet Charm and Faithless Looting 's abilities. As an example: You could replace Faithless Looting with Think Twice or Divination . The Electromancer reduces the mana cost on those cards and Guttersnipe lets you milk them for some damage in addition to your new card. The Chemister's second ability targets ONLY creatures and given the low mana cost on a lot of your spells its more than likely only going to do 1 or 2 damage. The Dragon on the other hand speeds up the end of the game by making some of your spells more versatile but more importantly he is a 4/4 hasted flier you can turn sideways to work out the last few points of your opponents life.

September 21, 2012 10:55 a.m.

Woshi15 says... #3

This deck is pretty cool! My one suggestion is that I'd remove just a bit of countermagic for more burn/removal. I'd simply replace Dissipate for 2x Brimstone Volley .

September 22, 2012 11:38 p.m.

Woshi15 says... #4

Also, I just feel like the Leviathan is way outta sorts. A better finisher would be Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius .

September 22, 2012 11:39 p.m.

MR H3AT says... #5

I would agree fully. But the difference is that Stormtide is less than $1 and Niv mizzet is currently about $10. He will be there eventually but for now, stormtide will have to do.

September 22, 2012 11:42 p.m.

Woshi15 says... #6

Stupid moneyz... Oh well +1 anyways for the cool title. :)

September 22, 2012 11:44 p.m.

MR H3AT says... #7

Lol. Thank you sir.

September 22, 2012 11:48 p.m.

notan88 says... #8

I dont know your plan with Balefire Dragon but wouldnt Dissipate , Talrand, Sky Summoner and/or Cyclonic Rift do more for your deck.

September 25, 2012 2:45 a.m.

MR H3AT says... #9

Mainly he was there just out of personal preference. I wanted a large game ending card and I have always wanted to use him in a deck. A much better card for his spot would actually be niv-mizzet but I will have to check prices and most likely pick him up a while after this deck is made.

September 25, 2012 2:47 p.m.

arsonisfun says... #10

I don't know, Izzet? You tell me!

September 25, 2012 11:50 p.m.

Tybalt says... #11

Its good to see someone else using judges familiar in izzet

September 26, 2012 12:11 a.m.

CrimsonKing says... #12

No it izzet. Just kidding. Good choice with card:Judge's Familiar. I think Blistercoil Weird is a better card in this deck than Vexing Devil . With Blistercoil Weird you can pump him up while your casting spells and you can untap him to block! I think he has better options for you.

October 4, 2012 2:20 a.m.

MR H3AT says... #13

Definitely a good point. I will have to play test the both of them to see which one works better. The damage from Vexing Devil is nice but the ability to make an even larger creature with Blistercoil Weird seems very interesting in many situations.

October 4, 2012 2:24 a.m.

Emrakool says... #14

Mercurial Chemister could make for a fun Grixis reanimator engine. Too bad he doesn't hit players with that 2nd ability.

I would probably recommend going to 23-24 lands at least. Unless you're having no problems flashing back card:Devil's Play or overloading Mizzium Mortars . Not to mention the hefty cost on Balefire Dragon .

October 4, 2012 2:27 a.m.

CrimsonKing says... #15

You can also enchant the Blistercoil Weird with Dual Casting giving you massive spell power. Tap him to copy a spell then play another untap him copy another spell.

October 4, 2012 2:29 a.m.

MR H3AT says... #16

Normally my land count would be a bit higher but most of my other decks don't have nearly as much draw haste. I haven't had a problem with land yet during playtesting. Really I just had Balefire Dragon in there because I really like the card. There isn't much practical use for it. Besides Thundermaw Hellkite can you think of any other card that might make for a good game ender?

October 4, 2012 2:32 a.m.

MR H3AT says... #17

And jeez. That is a crazy combo I hadn't thought of before.

October 4, 2012 2:33 a.m.

Emrakool says... #18

Despite the big difference in size, Talrand would easily help you storm someone with flying. At least if staying on a budget.

October 4, 2012 2:40 a.m.

CrimsonKing says... #19

I agree with emrakool

Talrand, The Sky Summoner is a good choice. You have plenty of spells and think of all those flyers!

October 4, 2012 2:43 a.m.

Swamp_Kitten says... #20

+1 nice ideas in the deck!

January 8, 2013 12:12 p.m.

Steppenwolf says... #21

I'm running something very similar (except just in kitchen table arenas), except I stacked up on Goblin Electromancer but I had a lot of card:Talrand's Invocation added in there.

January 16, 2013 11:52 p.m.

timothy130130 says... #22

Why in the world are you running Izzet Guildgate s? I realize their 25 cents a piece, but the shock lands or crack lands are such a better chioce.

February 9, 2014 12:57 p.m.

Commando112 says... #23

Run Young Pyromancer instead and you may need 1 JOT with a chandra pyromaster sot hat you can add burn spells. My FNM build consists of 20 burn and 15 counters.

run Dissipate and dissolve together with Nivzet Cyclops that way you will rely on your spells to super charge its power

January 28, 2015 10:13 a.m.

IzzetScholar says... #24

Love izzet decks and this one looks fantastic, +1 and check out my izzet deck

March 30, 2016 1:33 a.m.

Feltrix says... #25

Overall, I love this deck. But why use Mark of Mutiny instead of Act of Treason? And I would add Thing in the Ice  Flip. How's Searing Spear working for you? I mean, it's clearly not as good as Lightning Bolt, but is Searing Spear a good replacement?

November 22, 2016 4:53 p.m.

Feltrix says... #26

Check out Lightning, Explosions, and More!. I'd love suggestions.

November 25, 2016 9:52 p.m.

IzzetScholar says... #27

That's a good point feltrix. Drop the dragons and a tall and and put 3x things in the ice would make this deck a nasty peace of work....maybe throw in a couple of bedlam revelers too

November 25, 2016 10:02 p.m.

I just built a U/R Counter Burn and ran into the same thing you did.

I thought Goblin Electromancer was going to be one of the main cards in my deck until I looked at my spells and seen he didn't effect over half of them. I wanted to use him so bad!

Your deck looks awesome! You have more burn and mine has more counter. Might check out Spellheart Chimera.

December 14, 2016 1:06 p.m.

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