Ryjo Dinosaur Wrangler
I appreciate your help with my deck...I am very new to MTG and had another question if you wouldn't mind helping me. I saw you suggested Jaya Ballard for my sideboard but how does this card work?
November 8, 2018 11:26 a.m.
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My gut reaction is that your weakest cards are Fanatical Firebrand, Legion Warboss, and Wizard's Lightning. The Firebrand is a 1/1 that in the late game might ping your opponent. The Warboss is just going to create 1/1s that die in combat immediately (though might be a good card against control decks in the side board), and will likely trade if it ever attacks. Without a critical mass of wizards, Wizard's Lightning is just an Open Fire, which isn't very impressive.
Electrify, Radiating Lightning, and Doublecast aren't going to be that good for you. Bombard and Spit Flame are both superior to Electrify, but even then, they aren't that good. Radiating Lightning is going to, most of the time, bolt your opponent, ping all their creatures, and perhaps kill 1 of them. For 4 mana, that is not enough. Radiating Lightning is probably at its best against token decks, but Fiery Cannonade is the better card in mono-red for that. Doublecast needs another spell to work, and even then, that is probably not enough to justify it in your side board.
November 9, 2018 2:07 p.m.
This deck is looks like its in the "Is it a goblin deck or is it a burn deck?" zone. I would be more inclined to lean into the burn aspect, and build something like the following:
November 9, 2018 10:52 a.m.
November 8, 2018 6:08 p.m.
Hello, and welcome to Magic. Jaya Ballard is a planeswalker card. When you successfully cast her and she isn't countered, she will enter the battlefield with 5 loyalty counters on her. Planeswalkers have this kind of currency called "loyalty counters", which you can use to pay for abilities that have a minus value, and which are increased when you use any ability with a plus value. The loyalty of a planeswalker is basically how much life they have, when they reach 0, the planeswalker dies and is sent to your graveyard. When an opponent attacks you they have the option to deal the damage to you or a planeswalker you control. They can also use other means to damage your planeswalker, including using cards like Lightning Bolt to target your planeswalker to deal damage. When damage is dealt to a planeswalker, that many loyalty counters are removed. Each turn, you may activate 1 loyalty ability on each of the planeswalkers you control. You may only activate 1 ability per turn. Planeswalkers usually have 3 abilities, a plus, a minus, and an ultimate. The ultimate, if present, will always be at the bottom of the card, and is the most powerful effect, but will require effort if you want to use it, usually requiring several turns of using its plus ability.
So lets say you play Jaya after you have available. She enters the battlefield with 5 loyalty. By using either of her +1 abilities, you increase her loyalty by 1, and either add to your mana pool to cast an instant or sorcery to help protect her, or to replace dead cards in your hand with potentially useful ones.
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November 8, 2018 12:28 p.m.
Electrify and Radiating Lightning are too slow for constructed play. Doublecast, as SynergyBuild stated, needs another spell to be usable, and requires you to have 4 mana open. It might be playable in an Izzet spells deck with Goblin Electromancer when you can basically get two 2 CMC spells for a total of 3 mana.
November 8, 2018 11:24 a.m.
Based on the cards you provided, and since all those cards would seem to indicate Standard as the targeted format, you could probably try something like this:
November 8, 2018 10:13 a.m.
Some of the 2 CMC or less black instants that allow you to destroy black creatures include: Devour in Shadow, Disembowel, Fatal Blow, Fatal Push, Feast of Dreams, Gang Up, Go for the Throat, Hero's Demise, Human Frailty, Killing Glare, Smother, Soul Rend, Ultimate Price, and Victim of Night.
Some of the 2 CMC or less black sorceries that allow you to destroy black creatures include: Bone Splinters, Death Stroke, Defeat, Do or Die, Feast of Blood, Imperial Edict, Liliana's Defeat, Murderous Compulsion, Reave Soul, Severed Strands, Soul Reap, Walk the Plank, and Wretched Banquet.
November 7, 2018 9:34 a.m.
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|Playing since||Champions of Kamigawa|
|Avg. deck rating||8.50|
|Favorite formats||Standard, Pre-release, Modern, Casual, Block Constructed, Limited|
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