Battle Hymn

Battle Hymn

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Add R to your mana pool for each creature you control.

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Battle Hymn Discussion

Stardragon on Feisty Gruul Mother

2 months ago

Crucible of Fire, Obelisk of Urd,Vanquisher's Banner or Jugan, the Rising Star to buff your dragons and give you more card draw, Gruul War Chant or Goblin War Drums to give them even more evasion Purphoros, God of the Forge, Impact Tremors and Warstorm Surge for more ETB Burning, Balefire Dragon for massive field clearing potential (the bigger it get the damage it to the field) Moonveil Dragon for a field firebreathing effect, Dragon Broodmother for big tokens, while not dragons Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion and Neheb, the Eternal both ramp you very well, Ryusei, the Falling Star, Star of Extinction, Savage Twister, Starstorm and Blasphemous Act for board wipes. Red rituals like Pyretic Ritual, Seething Song, Mana Geyser or Battle Hymn quick mana and Braid of Fire for steady ever increasing mana. Can't go wrong with the Bird duo of Birds of Paradise and Gilded Goose for mana nor is Archetype of Endurance bad for protection Gratuitous Violence and Fiendish Duo are both one sided Furnace of Rath. Fervor or Fires of Yavimaya make dragons hasty, and Glorybringer and Combat Celebrant can be massive boon and if you Seedborn Muse you can alway have them untapped as exerted creatures only don't untapp during your phase but since seedborn untaps during opponents turns they also untap so you can get 4 free damage and an extra combat step ever turn. Savage Beating + Spellbinder can give free extra combat and if you use this combo the entwine also happens so you get both Savage Beating's effect's each time it goes off.

Necrosis24 on What to do against Rakdos, …

3 months ago

I love Zada, Hedron Grinder one of my first few decks I built because it was budget friendly but still packed a punch. The removal that is available to you because of zada is actually pretty fun you can gang up on a single target with all your creatures: Go for Blood, Soul's Fire, Arcbond,Commando Raid, Deadshot, Swift Kick.

Also like Ramble said you can use steal effects and sac your opponents creatures to cards like Goblin Bombardment or Barrage of Expendables or your classic Phyrexian Altar. The good thing about the steal cards are you can use them on your own creatures to untap your board or give haste while they also serve to steal.

A few I'd recommend although I personally don't use them:

  1. Kari Zev's Expertise: Free Cantrips for the price of one!
  2. Hijack: Artifacts why not
  3. Harness by Force: Average but with Battle Hymn it has potential to be a budget Insurrection
  4. Bond of Passion: Pricey but with six goblins on the battlefield its like you're casting six Shocks
  5. Besmirch: Goad is good
  6. Traitorous Greed: Can be used for ramp
  7. Malevolent Whispers: Pump your team or steal

Looking at your decklist we more or less have the same cards which isn't surprising Zada is a pretty linear build if you do goblin tribal, but if you break away there are a couple fun things you can do such as Chaos Warp your entire board. I would cut Dualcaster Mage and Reiterate as they don't do much for Zada because Zada already does what they do but for free. Also Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip is great.

Pikobyte on Xyris just wants to Make Snakes

3 months ago

Well, then hello neighbor. I’m from Germany so I’m familiar with € prices. 15 per Card is actually really decent and brings major improvements. I’ll list the prices assuming you use cardmarket too.

Purphoros, God of the Forge(10-12€), packs a great punch with your token generation and is also good in a lot of other decks if you retire Xyris one day. So it’s one of the more expensive ones but well worth it.

Impact Tremors(1,40€), little brother of purphoros, but still does massive work.

Beastmaster Ascension(3,70€) and Shared Animosity(2,30€) greatly empower your token army. Mass Hysteria and Fervor(both around 2€) gives your token army haste so you can swing right after a wheel or mass draw.

Skullclamp(4€) is a really nice draw card with tokens, so you never run out of gas.

Xenagos, the Reveler(4€) and Battle Hymn(50 cent) provide you with a ton of mana for some big and explosive turns.

Wheels do obviously well in Xyris. Time Reversal(2€) and Molten Psyche(1,5€) are good and cheap options to add.

I could go on with more suggestions but I think that’s enough for the first time. Maybe take a look at my primer first, I bet you finds lots of other new toys there and after that I can still help you to improve. Otherwise the list now will get too long I guess

Pikobyte on Xyris, the Writhing Storm

6 months ago

Theres quite a bit you can do here. Better wheels obviously but they’re quite pricey. You also should consider cards like Battle Hymn , Xenagos, the Reveler or Phyrexian Altar . They really help you to make some explosive turns. Maybe most important is good protection, especially since you’re playing quite a bit grouphug stuff. Without your commander on the field a Xyris deck doesn’t do very much. Counterspells are nice in theory but they don’t work very well with wheels since you can’t keep them until you need them. Steely Resolve , Guardian Augmenter and Spellskite work better here since you can just cast them right away and keep wheeling. Spellskite also protects artifacts and even enchantments.

In terms of power level things get pricey fast. My version of Xyris is high powered but comes with a much bigger pricetag. Feel free to take a look at my primer, maybe you find some new toys there.

MessiahComplex on Snakes need wheels, they don’t have feet *Primer*

6 months ago

Spellseeker finds:

Gamble , Winds of Change , Minds Aglow , Mystical Tutor , Worldly Tutor , Cyclonic Rift , and most of any of the Counterspells, and finally Battle Hymn should you need more Red Mana in the moment.

Pikobyte on Xyris

8 months ago

Oh sry, didn’t see that one. Phyrexian Altar , Earthcraft , Battle Hymn and Xenagos, the Reveler are really good in Xyris. They allow some pretty insane turns and provide the mana to chain wheels together.

Also why do you play hullbreacher and narset? They’re nonbos with Xyris

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