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Red Deck Does More Than Win.. Tis UNDEFEATED

Modern Aggro Burn Competitive Red Deck Wins RW (Boros)



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Last week, this deck's first playtest at tournament was deemed a total success. Undefeated the whole night! The title says that red decks do more than win. In the case of this deck, that is true. I was playing this guy. I was smacking him real good and towards the end of round two, he was beginning to make a comeback...until I top-decked a Boros Charm for the win. He grabbed his shit and left without a word; he left the tournament. He was a touch butthurt.

The deck splashes red and white but the mana always seems to come my way. The deck is incredibly fast and has churned out consistent turn five wins and occasionally I can get a turn four win. The deck can fling enough damage that even turn 3 wins are a thing. I would give you a run down of every card in the board but that would be trite and redundant. You can see what is in the deck and the concept isn't too incredibly challenging. I would like to highlight the card Browbeat. My friend asked why I put it in the deck. He was not a believer. Imagine his surprise when it was turn five, I dropped a Browbeat and he allowed me to draw a Lightning Bolt, Magma Jet, and a Lava Spike which ultimately killed him next turn. TRUTH: Browbeat rakes in the bitches.

THE SIDEBOARD: There is some interesting some stuff going on. So, some fag tot at my local meta packs around a Living End deck. Tormod's Crypt has a comfy home in my board to handle this broken, broken deck of his.

So, knowing that living end decks are a thing, it is also wise to consider the other strategies roaming around in modern. There is the splinter twin plan and the almighty storm deck. So, to handle the twin decks, I have installed a playset of Echoing Truth which will give a big, fat no to the player who just made an infinite number of stupid shit. Eidolon of the Great Revel decimates storm decks. It harms me as well but it hurts them a heck of a lot more. Try cantripping to victory when my eidolon is shooting fiery, hot lava cum down your throat for two damage each time! Oh, and i have Flamebreak for aggro decks. This card polishes off creatures and flings some damage which prevents a dead turn from happening. I found that this was a better alternative to, say, Anger of the Gods or Slagstorm . Also, I have enchantment and artifact removal. i found out that Spellskite will bone my deck. I need a way to outright destroy something as broken as that faggy thing. The sideboard is subject to change as the deck sees more playtests and when the community makes good suggestions

All the bases are covered!

Comments, suggestions, plus one's, or sexy selfies are encouraged!!!!




Noa says... #1

Nice build +1

I've always been a fan of Browbeat in a deck like this. The only way to improve it would be fetches to thin the deck and you could use Eidolon of the Great Revel in the sideboard vs Storm. Maybe also Lightning Helix if you need life gain.

May 20, 2014 12:05 a.m.

daltonnelson says... #2

good suggestions my man

May 20, 2014 12:05 a.m.

in legacy burn I always pack a Fireblast or two its a great suprise finisher when you appear tapped but can still jam a 4 dam spell.

May 20, 2014 12:52 a.m.

p.s I wouldnt play any plains or swamps for a splash color just duel lands and mountains.

May 20, 2014 12:56 a.m.

Noa says... #6

Yeah the mana base should be something more like this:

4x Blood Crypt , 3x Mana Confluence , 3x Mountain , 4x Marsh Flats , 4x Sacred Foundry .

You could also drop the Mana Confluence es completely for Mountain s if you had the fetches. Of course fetches are a money thing though, but it's worth knowing.

May 20, 2014 1:17 a.m.

Noa says... #7

What you just changed it to will definitely work though.

May 20, 2014 1:20 a.m.

daltonnelson says... #8

money is my biggest issue. the fetches are a no go right now so until then I will try using what i just changed

May 20, 2014 8:52 a.m.

Thrash101 says... #9

The issue with adding Fireblast is that it's a Legacy card, you'd then want to consider cards such as Chain Lightning , Flame Rift , Price of Progress et al.

Also, just my 2 pence, Browbeat never seems to quite work out how you want in games. Sure 5 dmg or 3 cards seems cool, but it seldom turns out to your advantage in my experience.

May 20, 2014 10:13 a.m.

Thrash101 says... #10

How about Skullcrack Mainboard insted of Browbeat ? It really is the shit when it comes to a lifegain match up and lifegain screws any Burn clock...

May 20, 2014 10:18 a.m.

daltonnelson says... #11

For me, Browbeat has worked. I agree that Skullcrack is helpful and it needs a place here. Skullcrack will find a place but I am having a hard time letting go of the Browbeat because it has been effective in more than one of my modern decks and it was hella effective last week.

May 20, 2014 1:39 p.m.

Elliote50 says... #12

Nice deck. I always thought about splashing black for bunp in the night, but never did. Kudos to you sir

May 20, 2014 1:49 p.m.

daltonnelson says... #13

I have just taken the bump in the night out. It was the only black card in the deck and I removed it for more efficient red cards. It has become a red and white burn deck. Now, this could change. I could splash black back. I am trying to tailor my sideboard to handle the popular strategies in magic. For example, the Tormod's Crypt exists to ram the holy grail of dildos and butt fucks up the ass of any living end player. Should I learn of a black card that could hit another strategy real hard, I will put it in

May 20, 2014 1:56 p.m.

garrettjama says... #14

Browbeat has no place in the land of the free JBo scries! Throw that out, splash green for a playset of the new Ajani (make them foil of course) and I think you have a deck that's actually worth playing.

May 20, 2014 10 p.m.

daltonnelson says... #15

okay. Shall I splash black for that full playset of Griselbrand ?

May 20, 2014 10:06 p.m.

This deck does so sweet in the play tests. I can see now why I died so hard to it at FNM. Dang you and your awesome deck!

I'm seeking revenge for the death of mah Goyf! Henrietta will be avenged! Very nice deck though. I wish you many successful J Bo scries in the future.

May 20, 2014 10:47 p.m.

daltonnelson says... #17


Dat Goyf, though. Is J Bo scry the new "Praise the Sun"?

May 20, 2014 10:55 p.m.

It's definitely one of the most said things at FNM as of late.

May 20, 2014 11:24 p.m.

Cbennett101 says... #19

This deck is balling to say the least, unless of course its used to kill your beautiful mana dorks for a tribal hydra deck (points finger at daltonnelson). And i concure with Lucious, may you forever J Bo scry.

May 21, 2014 3:09 a.m.

garrettjama says... #20

One cannot simply J Bo scry for pleasure...it's a way of life.

May 21, 2014 10:03 a.m.

mplace101 says... #21

I drew a hand that was perfect. +1

May 21, 2014 10:06 a.m.

garrettjama says... #22

...but did you check your next card with the free J Bo scry?

May 21, 2014 10:08 a.m.

daltonnelson says... #23

The J Bo scry can make or break the game!

May 21, 2014 10:42 a.m.

GamrMan11 says... #24

What's the point of Sulfur Falls ?

May 21, 2014 7:10 p.m.

daltonnelson says... #25

Sulifr falls exists so one can board in Echoing Truth for twin decks and such

May 21, 2014 7:17 p.m.

GamrMan11 says... #26

Missed that! Makes sense! My bad :P

May 21, 2014 8:21 p.m.

daltonnelson says... #27

No biggie. Just realized this... The red deck has splashes of white and blue..... AMERICA FUCK YEAH!

May 21, 2014 11:19 p.m.

SaintHipster says... #28

I usually am level headed when playing but I would maybe have walked out too...I will plus one for the effectiveness but...idk its just burn spells.

May 21, 2014 11:44 p.m.

daltonnelson says... #29

Did I tell you that this mix of burn spells brightens smiles, increases sex drive, contains your daily dose of vitamin C and riboflavin, and improves your overall quality of life?

May 22, 2014 12:46 a.m.

ozmasterflash says... #32

Ran 3 matches testing this against my storm deck and it did indeed give me a run. I narrowly beat it. Excellent deck!!! Oh and Browbeat most certainly rakes in the bitches!!

May 22, 2014 7:29 p.m.

daltonnelson says... #33

i tested this deck against my own storm deck. storm won until i dumped the eidolons in. Glad to see that someone else agrees with browbeat raking bitches!

May 22, 2014 10:58 p.m.

Love your deck! I used to have a burn deck much like this. If any of you guys are interested, would mind taking a look at my Thromok Devours All! commander deck. I really need some help with it! Thanks!

May 26, 2014 7:36 p.m.

Necrotech says... #36

Great Deck D....

Nice work... too bad I don't do modern...lol

May 27, 2014 10:02 p.m.

daltonnelson says... #37

You should dip your toes in. Try it a little lol

May 27, 2014 10:39 p.m.

Necrotech says... #38

Like my 50lb binder needs to get heavier.....

Seriously though, if it's a Type 2 Standard Rare... at least a 1 of is there, but more likely a 4x or more. ( Yikes.... )

I hate lugging it.

May 28, 2014 8:03 a.m.

Desdur says... #39

The blue in the sideboard seems unnecessary with only 4 blue producers, especially if it is negatively effecting your land base. I play tested your deck 5 times, and twice I drew into spells that could have finished the game on turn four, but I did not have the white mana to cast them. Obviously I don't know what you meta looks like so perhaps the blue is necessary, but from what I saw it holds the deck back. Assuming that you will be able to play a blue two drop when you are only have four blue producers seems like wishful thinking. If you want to keep it use some Mana Confluence and City of Brass . Also Steam Vents over Sulfur Falls because it works better with the Clifftop Retreat .

May 28, 2014 9:44 p.m.

Cbennett101 says... #40

I recommend you use Mindbreak Trap instead of Eidolon of the Great Revel since it just rapes Storm decks, and best of all it doesn't hurt you.

May 29, 2014 5:55 a.m.

Scorprix says... #41

I'm a big fan of your decks! :D +1!

May 29, 2014 4:27 p.m.

daltonnelson says... #42

The trap is a better option for storm. thanks. and thank you, Scorprix

May 29, 2014 4:59 p.m.

Ra1nStorm says... #43

Soulfire Grand Master was just released in standard. Seems perfect for this.

January 20, 2015 1:51 a.m.

MidgeRub says... #44

SaintHipster that's because it's a burn deck

February 2, 2016 1:46 p.m.

SaintHipster says... #45

MidgeRub NO WAY!.....................................

February 2, 2016 11:01 p.m.

Red_X says... #46

I'd recommend a plains and a swamp in the sideboard for when you board in blood moon, unless you plan to just stop playing non-red cards when that happens.

November 6, 2016 11:09 p.m.

Red_X says... #47

Nevermind, didn't notice that was maybeboard and not sideboard. I also don't know about your meta, but I think the 1 cage and 2 charm is a little light on dredge hate, but maybe you don't have to deal with it in your meta. I'd swtich the charms for 2 more cages if you have the budget, because it's faster and hurts kikki-chord and dredge. I would think that the flamebreak and your fast clock would be enough against Living end, but maybe not. Nice deck.

November 6, 2016 11:13 p.m.

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