At the beginning of each player's upkeep, Ancient Runes deals damage to that player equal to the number of artifacts he or she controls.
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Ancient Runes Discussion
2 months ago
Spellshock - Antagonism - Sulfuric Vortex - Power Surge - Bulwark - Pyroblast - Red Elemental Blast - Flame Rift - Insult / Injury - Pulse of the Forge - Battle Strain - Collapsing Borders - Acidic Soil - Heat of Battle - Incendiary Command - AEther Flash - Devastate - Gratuitous Violence - Incite Rebellion - Citadel of Pain - Dictate of the Twin Gods - Manabarbs - Impatience - Burning Earth - Cave-In - Kyren Negotiations - Flame Fusillade - Pyrostatic Pillar - Ancient Runes - Rivalry
4 months ago
Hey, nice budget version of Torbran.
Tectonic Reformation is an often overlooked budget source of repeatable draw for red. Combine damage from Torbran and Glint-Horn Buccaneer with Reformation's repeatable cycling, Molten Vortex and Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion's combat damage to player to do a lot of damage to your opponents when you discard cards. When you can use Mountains as sources of draw or damage then this can give you a lot of wanted value with mono red because the one thing mono red has is a lot of Mountains.
Consider other budget cards that can be repeatable sources of damage, disrupt or stop many opponent strategies: Zo-Zu the Punisher, Harsh Mentor, Immolation Shaman? Ancient Runes can put the hurt on opponents who play lots of mana rocks or other artifacts. Pyrostatic Pillar can shut down combos that require casting cards. With Circle of Flame opponents will think twice about attacking you with ground creatures.
Good luck with your deck.
8 months ago
Torbran is really neat. Have you considered these? Manabarbs , Embermaw Hellion , Spellshock , Electrickery , Scouring Sands , Volcanic Vision , Knollspine Dragon , Ancient Runes , Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip, Outpost Siege , AEther Sting , Repercussion , Balefire Dragon , Commune with Lava , Sunbird's Invocation
9 months ago
These might interest you: Gratuitous Violence , Wound Reflection , Burning Earth , Pestilence , Massacre Wurm , Repercussion , Angel's Trumpet , Incite Rebellion , Last Laugh , Chandra's Ignition , Eternal Thirst , Myojin of Night's Reach , Arcbond , Coalhauler Swine , Ancient Runes , Skull Rend
3 years ago
Not too worried about Ancient Runes myself-- I laughed my ass off listening to the show! Too fun.
3 years ago
I made this a little while ago around the same principle. It's a little bit more aggressive about lifeloss than you might be comfortable with.
If I had to make a cutlist for your deck I'd say that these ones come to mind immediately.
- Magmatic Force
- Blazing Specter
- Boltwing Marauder
- Utvara Hellkite
- Lord of the Void
- Magus of the Wheel u don't need to resort to draw like this you're running black too.
- Oblivion Strike
- Magus of the Will decent card but your curve is too high to make any real use out of it.
There's a lot of disparate elements here that I don't think combine very well. So for instance there's a whole equipment suite/subtheme but a low creature count with mostly high cmcs. Also there are a token cards like Vicious Shadows that don't exactly go with the creature cards you have because they are again, mostly high costed beaters in their own right.
If I had to advise you on a direction for this deck. I'd go lighter in creatures, drop the equipment, and go heavier on instants/sorceries/enchantments.
with the aforementioned damage doublers it should be fairly easy to knock huge chunks off of your opponents.