|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Commander 2019 (C19)||Common|
|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Common|
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Common|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Common|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Common|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK)||Common|
|Dark Ascension (DKA)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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Draw two cards, then discard two cards.
Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for it flashback cost. Then exile it.)
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Faithless Looting Discussion
3 hours ago
Also, your deck isn't legal. You have 2 Faithless Looting . Just noticed it and wanted to give a heads up lol.
1 day ago
If you're looking at Harmonize , you might as well have a second look at Syphon Mind . It's the same CMC, less color restrictive, and has opponent discard stapled on. 99% of the time it is also a draw three spell.
I'm a bit down on Bring to Light as it has a fairly high floor and a relatively low ceiling, in that it's higher CMC/restrictive based on mana-color generation. But it might be worth a look/testing.
As to the reanimation plan, given how you can get hosed by graveyard hate w/ that strategy, I'd rather treat the yard as a backup wincon vs one of the primary gameplans. It's too tempting to go off-theme for just the best/biggest creatures and combos once you take those lines, and I think you'd have to re-work too much of the core deck for my tastes at least to support that package. Like, why not just dump and reanimate a Praetor or Eldrazi at that point? And it would push you closer to Faithless Looting builds, so rather than playing an 80% Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck, you're now playing an 80% reanimator deck under The Ur-Dragon ? If you're getting the casting cost reduction from the latter, I prefer building around that, and focusing on card draw is a bit more resilient to hate/interaction, generally speaking.
But that's just my take and I'd be interested to see someone build a list/alternate lists for this commander, for sure.
2 days ago
Also I wonder if Teneb, the Harvester isn't too weak without abovementioned ways of putting Dragons into graveyard? I mean, with Faithless Looting or Windfall it might be better but if we want some pure card advantage then maybe we should cut him out? I recently noticed that I almost never pay that sadly :/
On the other hand - do you think that Vandalblast should get cut from my build? I haven't seen it in yours for a while.
2 days ago
Since the deck isn't purely efficient/faso combo, since it has so many different needs, and since it needs to hit land drops, I still think raw card draw vs selection is the way to go. . . .
2 days ago
A friend of mine recently suggested that maybe I don't need pure card draw but maybe a card selection and told me about Impulse , Supreme Will and suggested Faithless Looting , which with Animate Dead might be a great play.
As you can tell I'm a bit stuck recently because I'm trying to push my curve even lower and looking at cEDH decks for inspiration.
1 week ago
1 week ago
I have been AFK testing this new variant of Mardu Pyromancer and I think I have the ratios and inclusions that bring back that old familiar feeling of Mardu Pyromancer! I want to address some of the previous comments that I have now archived. Everything here on is brand spanking new!
JacenSolo29 I want to address some of the suggestions you made. As you can see, I actually did include one of them, so thank you for the suggestion! Kaya's Guile is a magnificent midrange/control inclusion that just fits perfectly in the sideboard against grave decks (few and far between, but still existent) and against burn for the life gain, edict/sacrifice effect, and chump blocking token. I usually bring it in in place of Kolaghan's Command or Bedlam Reveler for extra sustain. Honestly, a perfect inclusion for Mardu Pyromancer that just screams: "I do Orzhov things"! As for Monastery Mentor , it is always on my radar. I want it to work, but it just seems like an extra Young Pyromancer and always feels a turn late. I want to keep working on it, but it just doesn't fit, especially with being a splash color in the overall theme of the deck, it needs more testing.
YamishiTheWickedOne I want to try to address all your previous comments, that are under the first "update" tab. First, Seasoned Pyromancer is straight GAS. Literally, the nuts and the perfect breath of life that the deck needed to remain competitive. It's so good, that I've even seen it in Jund and Grixis Control decks as a sideboard option for card draw. Honestly, we need the full 4 copies and I would never EVER side out any of them!
YamishiTheWickedOne I tried Dreadhorde Arcanist , and it works well if you max out on every 1 cmc drop, like Inquisition of Kozilek , Thoughtseize , Fatal Push , and Path to Exile . However, since Faithless Looting got the ban axe, we need Ransack the Lab for card draw and it is 2 cmc and doesn't fit well with Dreadhorde Arcanist . It's an honest maybeboard card, but with the current build, it doesn't work.
YamishiTheWickedOne Blood Moon delays the inevitable against big mana decks. We need proactive choices that don't stall, like Fulminator Mage , Molten Rain , or Pillage . I've opted for Pillage so as to also kick some artifact behind, like Tron's plethora of artifacts and the occasional Affinity, since we can also destroy their manlands. Also, having sorcery spells help for all our creatures to trigger some type of additional VALUE advantage, minus Hazoret the Fervent .
YamishiTheWickedOne as for Yawgmoth, Thran Physician ... I don't like it, personally... it feels very "win-more" and doesn't work with the consistent in all the cmc of the cards. Besides, Plague Engineer literally takes a Phyrexian dump all over Human and other tribal decks. Yawgmoth, Thran Physician might need more testing, but I have not been excited to play him on turn 4 compared to other cards and combinations. Maybe one day he will be "emergency ban worthy" (really funny reference since I also was a Yugioh player before MtG), but as for now, he's "meh".
Thank you all for being so interested in the build and keeping the comment section alive and thriving! I appreciate the support and the enthusiasm! Here's to the future of Mardu Pyromancer!
Faithless Looting occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.79%
All decks: 0.55%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.08%
UR (Izzet): 0.62%