Desperate Ritual

Desperate Ritual

Instant — Arcane

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Desperate Ritual Discussion

TristanTaylorsVoice on Mono Red Prison

3 weeks ago

Lightning Bolt interferes with the Chalice of the Void game plan. Some 2 Mana removal like maindeck Abrades might be nice though, particularly with the Liquimetal Coating game plan, maybe 2 over some Mind Stone. I think I prefer Desperate Ritual to stay as a 4 of because while worst late game, being able to facilitate a t2 blood moon (or t1 on the draw with gemstones) can be back breaking.

PhoenixHunter17 on The Eye of the Thousand Year Storm!

4 months ago

If you need another Desperate Ritual type card there's Pyretic Ritual too

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on Verdant Ritual

4 months ago

I think maybe taking into account the cost of Dark Ritual would be nice, so making the mana cost instead. This would make it more similar to Pyretic Ritual and Desperate Ritual . Just so it keeps Dark Ritual ahead compared to this card, and also doesn't let you increase your mana to quickly in a color that benefits from lots of mana.

wallisface on Swiftspear Insanity

4 months ago

Looking at your current list, I think you should drop:

Also, i'm not sure why you're running Inkmoth Nexus . This deck is not going to be able to win by infect damage, and its not something that you should be aiming for. With all of your spells requiring red mana, this land could hurt you more than help you (you'd be better off running Mountains instead of these).

I didn't mention Fury of the Horde and Twinflame , as you said you'd really want to include them, and I do think Fury of the Horde at least has a decent chance of being useful as a 1-of in the deck. I do think you're going to have a really hard time making full use of Twinflame , but it shouldn't hurt your deck too much as a 1-of.

ObIviom on Rionya, Fire Dancer ($25 Budget)

4 months ago

Heyo! this deck is very similar to my budget version of Rionya, imo, cutting Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip for a few of those cards you mentioned for better bursts of mana such as Desperate Ritual and Mana Geyser may be better for your budget, with bigger immediate pay-offs. I think Birgi is a great card for upgrading into later, but for a budget brew, its a bit pricy without getting you as much value as say, a Mana Geyser

lagotripha on Thrumming Approach

5 months ago

I like this, put a single dragon in.

This makes searching for thrumming feel a lot better- it gives you two win conditions; cast a thrumming stone or see 5 approaches with Seasoned pyromancer.

While I'd love to reccomend Lightning Shrieker for this spot as this is likely the only deck that likes its drawback, Thundermaw Hellkite , Velomachus Lorehold or Bogardan Hellkite , with sideboard Chromium, the Mutable or Steel Hellkite is going to feel better to play.

In terms of consistently ramping to 5, there are a few budget red green lists that use the 'ramp to Stormbreath Dragon or Glorybringer ' plan to look at for ideas. Generally speaking its some combination of elf, sprawl, Mind Stone (which dodges a lot of removal), and various Elvish Mystic variants.

The trick is going to be filtering and lands - If this is to be a budget deck, I'd go all in on mono red - elf/sprawl is great but just casting Skirk Prospector , Wild Cantor Desperate Ritual and mana rocks will work. Red green will mean moving more heavily into green - looking at casting things like Harrow or Search for Tomorrow , but much of red/green mana is balanced around silly cards like Wrenn and Six or Scapeshift , making a competing mana base tricky to judge - elves' dorks aren't just good because they make mana, they are good because they also are creatures to give stats and trample to.

You are going to want to look really carefully at the balance between land/approach/other - I'm not sure what the most space efficient way to ramp to 5 is with that in mind - I could see this being blue artifact ramp, where you Reshape for thrumming (functionally getting 8+ copies of your combo piece)- it'd take some testing.

Finally, the biggest hurdle and oppertunity. Surgical Extraction . If you are in a meta where it is sideboarded, you need it yourself. You can extract the thing they extract to deny a target, and can set up a transformative 'exile all approaches' sideboard where you are suddenly a 40 card stompy ramp deck with a high proportion of answers.

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