Mono Red Burn


sheamagic Score: 4


I've always been a huge fan of mono red burn. And would like to make one that might win a game. It sucks that lighting bolt is no longer standard, but there is still some other burn spells that, while not as efficient, still get in some damage. Notice how I don't have any Bonfire of the Damned. I think you know the reason. I'm not playing Thundermaw Hellkite for that reason too. Zealous Conscripts is to take their Griselbrand. And everything else is to kill them as fast as possible.

Please leave a comment and +1. Thanks!


krotash says... #1

It may seem unusual but a singleton Harvest Pyre could do a ton of damage seeing that you have no graveyard recursion. It makes every burn spell give you and extra damage and can be an easy game finisher. Also, I think Stromkirk Noble might have a place in here. Depending on your meta (and the amount of human decks) he can do some significant damage. He's also another 1 drop. I also strongly suggest 4x Shrine of Burning Rage until it cycles. The damage output of it combined with a burn deck makes people cry. And since the majority of your burns are instants, you can always leave mana open to respond to any possible artifact hate, and if none occurs you can burn them.

August 2, 2012 11:15 p.m.

sheamagic says... #2

Thank you very much for your comment, I can't figure out how to get the deck on to deck-stream or something. I think Thunderous Wrath might be a bit inconsistent, so I'll try running 2 instead of 4 and put in one of your suggestions. Harvest Pyre kinda sucks with card:Chandra's Phoenix and Archwing Dragon , but it's a cheap card, so I have no protests to giving it a try. Do you think Gut Shot might work? Should I have one card:Red Sun's Zenith for the end game or if I'm mana flooded? Again, thank you for your input, your critiques really helped. Now I only have to win with a burn deck in standard!

August 9, 2012 1:25 a.m.

sheamagic says... #3

Took out 2x Thunderous Wrath , 1x Faithless Looting , and 1x Archwing Dragon for 4x Shrine of Burning Rage . I have no idea what to take out for Stromkirk Noble . He seems kinda pointless if you run less than 4 of him, and there are only so many spots for non-burn cards. Leave a comment!

August 9, 2012 1:33 a.m.

krotash says... #4

Another thing I didn't think of before is to definitely replace the Flames of the Firebrand with Whipflare . It's slagstormy and really helps limit aggressive white decks. Instead of Searing Spear maybe try Volt Charge to up those shrine counters more? And I do agree that a card:Red Sun's Zenith or a card:Devil's Play can be another good endgame finisher.

August 9, 2012 2:55 a.m.

sheamagic says... #5

Thanks again for your comment. Whipflare would probably be nice. I just like Searing Spear because it's in M13. I think that Volt Charge costs to much, (mana-wise), but it's a lot better with Shrine and Stromkirk Noble . Thank you for your suggestions.

August 9, 2012 5:01 p.m.

DarthTrevyn says... #6

I'm digging it! I would like to say that Brimstone Volley for me works best when I run Goblin Arsonist and chump block someone or with Furnace Scamp ! :D I found the HUGE potential in Stromkirk Noble the other night against 2 human decks! I was swinging for 5 in no time! ...then... Fling FTW!

August 15, 2012 2:29 a.m.

sheamagic says... #7

Awesome!! Right now Brimstone Volley works with things like card:Chandra's Phoenix, which is just brought back, and Vexing Devil , which is often sacrificed. Stromkirk Noble is going in the main-deck, and some are going in the side-board. Thanks!

August 15, 2012 12:49 p.m.

Nasty_Nate says... #8

My favorite combo for mono red burn currently is Goblin Arsonist + Goblin Grenade + Reverberate or Increasing Vengeance

August 15, 2012 2:11 p.m.

sheamagic says... #9

Yeah, except for the fact that I'm not running any goblins. I'm not a fan of copying spells, despite it being powerful. I would rather just have more burn. But yeah, if you do get that combo it's hard to beat.

August 15, 2012 5:31 p.m.

herrz says... #10

awesome deck

August 27, 2012 3:54 a.m.

timothy130130 says... #11

please update this deck to say modern. M13, Inastrad, and New Phyrinixa are no longer standard. Thank you!

November 30, 2013 6:28 p.m.

RagingJackel says... #12

This is the best burn deck I've seen in awhile, and it's not too expensive either! I plan on building it very soon

February 18, 2014 5:18 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 64
Avg. CMC 2.57
Top rank #54 on 2012-08-17
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