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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Kicker (You may pay an additional as you cast this spell.)
Burst Lightning deals 2 damage to target creature or player. If Burst Lightning was kicked, it deals 4 damage to that creature or player instead.
1 year ago
I will say for a commander deck you may want to think bigger - Burst Lightning and Lightning Bolt are very limited removals for a big game. And I say that where Lightning Bolt was one of my favorite cards for a long time when I first started playing - but so much has changed since Lightning Bolt was the go-to burn spell. You won't hurt a player in edh with 3 damage. And you won't be able to kill most creatures. Maybe look at things like Putrefy or Hero's Downfall that, while CMC cost is 3, offer you much better value in effect.
Meanwhile, check out my dragons - appreciate any thoughts you might have: Ramos's Dragon Horde
1 year ago
I agree Titan's Strength is better than Infuriate but Mutagenic Growth is better than both. I would also replace the shocks with Lava Dart . Both of those cards will allow you to get out an early Stormwing Entity . If you don’t wanna play the darts I would at least replace shock with Burst Lightning .
1 year ago
I think you could use some more ways to fill the graveyard. Magmatic Channeler is a great repeatable discard outlet that can dig for reanimation spells and also become a threat itself. Four Channelers and four removal spells like Bloodchief's Thirst or Burst Lightning would be a good way to fill out the last 8 cards of the deck.
I also recommend playing Merchant of the Vale over Cathartic Reunion . Cathartic is a powerful draw spell, but you only really need one Ball Lightning in the graveyard for Thunderkin Awakener , and being able to Haggle away a Lightning Skelemental on turn 1 into Thunderkin on turn 2 is really good.
Finally, four Fling and four Village Rites feels like too many. I'd cut two of each to play four Ransack the Lab , which is a really good enabler since it finds reanimation spells and pitches Ball Lightnings into the graveyard at the same time without needing to have a Ball in hand.
If you want, check out this budget 8-Ball deck I made: 8-Ball Elementals | Budget Battle Box. It features all of those cards I mentioned above and has a budget sideboard that you could use for reference in the future.
1 year ago
Sprite Dragon is indeed really good and I have even considered making an aggro izzet faerie list. My last Jeskai deck, Isochron Ascension, utilized Sprite Dragon but in a more control-based shell. I definitely know how good it is! I suppose cutting Stormchasers would still leave me with 12 Wizards. Perhaps I run 2 Wizard's Lightning and replace 2 with either Burst Lightning , Gut Shot or even Grapeshot since it really synergizes well with Clever Lumimancer . I plan on playtesting throughout the week with some of my playgroup, so hopefully I'll find that sweet spot.
1 year ago
It's okay in the SB, but giving a blitz opponent more lands is a really big cost.
2 years ago
@DragonSliver9001 I think you may be confusing colors with archetypes/strategies. Skred Red isn't a Burn/RDW deck running 16-18 mountain using Lightning Bolt/Goblin Guide to get the opponents life total to 0 ASAP.
Although its a Mono-Red deck that likes Lightning Bolt; Skred is more on the Control/Prison spectrum of Magic. They have 22 or more lands as well as mana rocks/accelerators and have 5 drop finishers like Batterskull/Stormbreath Dragon + Planswalkers. To achieve this endgame strategy Skred decks focus on restricting and denying the opponent's resources or actions via removal and mana deprivation. Scrying Sheets/Artifacts used at End of the opponents turn to dig deeper into the deck for answers/finishers are certainly welcome.
@MagicMarc I do not have the intention to remove any of the artifacts at this time. T2 Mind Stone sets up a T3 Koth of the Hammer as well as help pay for other generic costs so my untapped mountains can be used to pay for other spells, and then replaces itself in the late game if needed... Relic of Progenitus is great against so many different decks having any graveyard synergies/values and at its worst replaces itself... Pyrite Spellbomb is the least exciting IMO however; the options for an additional 2 damage here and there is nice and if needed replaces itself.
As far as Metalcraft in this deck is concerned; its honestly more of a gimmick than anything.... Galvanic Blast vs Burst Lightning or Kuldotha Phoenix vs Stormbreath Dragon... there are arguments to be made either way in both cases but I personally just found the metalcraft skred sub-theme to just be my own personal touch to an otherwise known/solved/tried and true deck.
2 years ago
The bomb and relic are for metalcraft counts. If you plan on replacing them, you would need new artifacts to replace them. If you replace them with burn spells then you should probably replace Galvanic Blast as well if there is a better burn card than it without the metalcraft. Stuff like Burst Lightning or Skewer the Critics, etc.