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Fervor is on its way out as well(from your maybeboard), you probably just overlooked it. I definitely love the Ogre Battledriver and am looking forward to seeing how he does. I personally prefer Weapon Surge over Dynacharge because it's one less mana to overload, and it's first strike.
Don't even bother thinking about Cryptborn Horror , it can be a terrible topdeck at a board stall or when you have little board presence. You have to jump thru hoops just to get something decent -- often just something like a 2/2 or 3/3 with trample. And it would need to compete with Boros Reckoner and Chandra's Phoenix for the three drop slot, which it does poorly.
At the moment, and depending on the meta when innistrad rotates, Burning Earth can do a lot of work. Meanwhile I wouldn't put Smelt in the sideboard unless you knew people were running artifacts, particularly artifacts that you really feel you need to deal with.
Chandra, Pyromaster is a better 4 drop in my opinion more than Ogre Battledriver , he is pretty useful but I'd rather Pyromaster because she pings and makes them not block+"draw" ability. I don't like Mugging or Flames of the Firebrand , but that's just me personally, and I think you should be playing with Annihilating Fire because its like a Searing Spear with the Pillar of Flame effect, its a steep mana cost but its still good.
I would replace Ogre Battledriver with Hellrider . He gives so much more value. Also I would run Searing Spear and Pillar of Flame or Brimstone Volley . I think you are hurting yourself to be running mono red without Burning Earth . You need 4 Burning-Tree Emissary and Lightning Mauler , which makes a great t2 drop. Personally I prefer Stromkirk Noble over Legion Loyalist over the other 1 drop just personal preference due to the growing but Legion Loyalist isn't bad. I would also consider Mindsparker in sideboard since American Control is so popular right now. As far as cutting goes I would cut Goblin Diplomats , Dynacharge , Shock , Flames of the Firebrand , and Mugging . I like Awaken the Ancient , however I don't not value it over Hellrider and you only need 1 4 drop in the deck else it will slow you down. I also don't think I would run 2 different playsets of a 3 drop. Since you only have 21 land and 19 of it is mountains it would seem you are going for aggro. So you want a fast deck. I would personally cut Boros Reckoner even though he is such a good card I like Chandra's Phoenix because of the haste and evasion and recovery. To be honest Boros Reckoner sorta feels more of a defensive/slow card for this style deck. Maybe if you was doing a Naya and got him out on t2 then he wouldn't feel as slow. When he can attack you usually want to be swinging lethal and most decks don't run a t3 flyer that can block Chandra's Phoenix . Anyway that is my 0.02 cents from the way I run my red deck, hope it helps ya.
Cards I don't like: Ogre battledriver, Dynacharge, Goblin Diplomats, Mugging, Firefist striker, Burning Earth.
For sure you should add 2-3 chandra pyromaster, and maybe some mizzium mortars can go in the main along with some skullcracks.
Burning earth should be in sideboard. To replace other cards we need to wait the releas of theros.
Goblin Diplomats are doing nothing for this deck and potentially wiping both your boards. If you were running a playset of Boros Reckoner or running Wall of Frost it would be awesome otherwise I would remove them.
Burning Earth is a sideboard card all the way, you shouldn't run it until game two when you know they are running nonbasic land and you need to speed up your damage.
same thing goes for Skullcrack no use in wasting a spot unless you know they are counting on lifelink or Sphinx's Revelation I know that "damage cant be prevented and does 3 damage" are appealing but there are too many cards that deserve a main board spot over this.
so I would suggest:
+1 Firefist Striker preventing a blocker is huge...especially when you have two on the board!
move the 2 x Skullcrack to sideboard
+2 Magma Jet
move the 2x Burning Earth to sideboard
+2 Pithing Needle for planeswalkers and other activated abilities
+2 Peak Eruption for mirror match
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|Date added||11 months|
|Last updated||3 months|
|Legal formats||Extended, Legacy, Standard|
|Top rank||#92 on 2013-08-05|