Cunning Sparkmage

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Cunning Sparkmage

Creature — Human Shaman


: This deals 1 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

michaeleconomy on Cmdr Zagras

5 months ago

You could add the following to make this deck a bit faster, and they're all quite cheap:

Sol Talisman Rakdos Signet Fire Diamond Charcoal Diamond Prismatic Lens Worn Powerstone

cards to remove: Blackblade Reforged, The Eldest Reborn, Smoldering Egg, Volcanic Dragon, Ring of Xathrid, Rune of Mortality

aslo i'd swap Victim of Night for Grim Bounty

i think you want to consider Swiftfoot Boots replacing Ring of Valkas

you should also really consider taking out the dragons for: Blood Cultist Dagger Caster Blood Cultist Prodigal Pyromancer Morbid Opportunist Deathbringer Thoctar Fireslinger Cunning Sparkmage

when those get deathtouch, you can ice any creature that poses a threat to zagras

I would optimize the buffs you give zagras to +3 power so you can kill people in 3 attacks Grafted Wargear Heirloom Blade

double strike is actually way better since the deathtouch will kill the creature on first strike damage: Fireshrieker Lizard Blades Embercleave Assault Strobe Berserkers' Onslaught Blood Mist

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ClockworkSwordfish on Clearcutting

1 year ago

Balaam__ Yeah, the classic Pyromancer can be a handy little creature, especially when given deathtouch. If he interests you, though, there have been a number of versions of the card printed since (and before!) then that are superior for one reason or the other - it might be worth taking a look at Vulshok Sorcerer, Cunning Sparkmage, Vithian Stinger and Goblin Sharpshooter.

Zackary on Grudge-Bearer's Revenge

2 years ago

use Cunning Sparkmage over Prodigal Pyromancer the sparkmage has haste and something like Basilisk Collar or Grafted Exoskeleton might be good for the pingers

Gobboleone on "Avada Kedavra"

2 years ago

Hi Grind, thank you for the input! Swiftfoot Boots are definately on my maybelist, and the first thing to go in if I find out my commander Protection is not enough. I also considered additional pingers like Cunning Sparkmage or Vulshok Sorcerer, but I don't know what to cut for these cards. i guess I will need to play the deck a few times to see what I dont need as much.

Hi seshiro_of_the_orochi, also thanks for the input! Toshiro Umezawa is definately a really cool card, but i don't think this is the right deck for him. His synergy is a little too far away from my main strategy to be worth a spot in the deck. But I will add him to my list of "cool cards I wanna use someday".

king-saproling on

3 years ago

nvm Nettle Drone, he's colorless. I have a poopy brain. Cunning Sparkmage , Fallen Ferromancer , Wojek Embermage , and Dwarven Driller seem awright though

1con1c97 on Rakdos, Lord of Riots EDH

4 years ago

Edit: Removed Cobbled Wings and replaced with Cunning Sparkmage Reason: I didn't feel as though there were enough small burn effects to get the commander out early.

enpc on Paradox Scepter Storm: cEDH Primer

4 years ago

The problem with the new Gaea's Blessing breakfast hulk combo is that the package moves at instant speed so they can just do everything in response to the damage tigger. Plus they don't have to fetch Viscera Seer (you can use the damage trigger to kill Narcomoeba) so you can get Grand Abolisher. But other than that situation, it craps on traditional breakfast hulk, yes.

Your other option could be the inclusion of a ping creature. There are four that are worth mention:

  1. Cunning Sparkmage - Fairly basic but has haste, so he can do his thing the turn he drops.

  2. Gelectrode - No haste but is a powerhouse and does work with Curiosity/Keen Sense.

  3. Vithian Stinger - No haste but can be unearthed on combo turn, giving him more resilience.

  4. Izzet Staticaster - doesn't double as a combo piece but is a house as far as killing off dorks.

I'm not sure if they're good enough for the deck, however they feel anti-meta since there is such a reliance on aman dorks and in general 1 toughness creatures. And the fact that other than Staticaster, they can all be coupled with Keen Sense/Curiosity for CA and with Dramatic Scepter to act as a win condition.

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