Need help with my first deck i ever made

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Posted on Jan. 8, 2018, 9:43 a.m. by joshm5

I have a mono red deck. Its sentimental to me so I dont want to get add new cards. I want to add more land and reduce down cards. Here is my deck

4 Fireballs 4 dragon whelps4 Disingrates 4 mana flare4 lightning bolts 4 blood lusts4 goblin baloon brigades3 or 4 Shivan dragons3 ball lightnings3 pyrotechnics1 fork 1 wheel of fortune 1 sol ring
21 red ManaI also have 3 chain lightning id like to use but I cut them out because my deck has always had mana issues. I didnt want to cut out my creatures with so few Usually the flares save me or I win it with one spell I draw at end

lilgiantrobot says... #2

Running 16 X spells is going to give you mana trouble. If I can't cut any creatures this is what I'd try.

-1 Fireball / -1 Mana Flare / -1 PryoTechnics / -3 Disintegrate

+3 Chain Lightning / +3 Mountain

January 8, 2018 10:26 a.m.

joshm5 says... #3

If i dont add chain lightnings what do you suggest

January 8, 2018 10:32 a.m.

lilgiantrobot says... #4

Add 3 Mountain / - 2 Disintegrate - 1 Pyrotechnics

But right now you need to spend 4 mana for each Fireball/Disintegrate to do the 3 damage you get from Chain Lightning for just 1 mana.

January 8, 2018 10:52 a.m.

joshm5 says... #5

Hard choices thanks for your input.

January 8, 2018 11:01 a.m.

joshm5 says... #6

What if I add more lands and add chain lightnings in as is

January 8, 2018 11:02 a.m.

hmm. here's what i suggest:

-2 Mana Flare (overkill for mana ramp. you only need 2 to have lands triple mana production. any higher and it's a flood.)

-2 Shivan Dragon (they guzzle up your mana which could be spent on better burns)

-4 Blood Lust (they aren't helping you out with burns)

+3 Chain Lightning (excellent burn card that can bounce)

+3 Mountain (extra mana)

January 8, 2018 6:47 p.m.

joshm5 says... #9

Good point on flares. Ive been thinking the same think. Blood lust are a good pop though especially when I hit for 10 trample with ball lightnings. Its not a complete burn deck. I already have one of those. What do you think?

January 9, 2018 6:53 a.m.

hmm. those be good cards. here's what i think:

2 Mana Flare + 4 Shivan Dragon ---> 1 Ball Lightning + 3 Mountain (or Chain Lightning ) + 2 Enrage

Ball Lightning is cheap, is strong, has both trample and haste. downside is it's good for only one turn. but i do see your reason for Blood Lust. the Ball Lightning becomes a 10/1 with Trample and Haste and with it being an instant you can trigger it anytime you want. however a better instant, if you can find one, is Enrage. with that card you can choose how strong to make Ball Lightning. and with 21 mountains each producing triple mana you can pour a ton of mana into Enrage to make the Ball Lightning even more powerful.

January 9, 2018 6:37 p.m.

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