Fanatical Firebrand

Fanatical Firebrand

Creature — Goblin Pirate

Haste

, Sacrifice Fanatical Firebrand: It deals 1 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Fanatical Firebrand Discussion

lagotripha on Speedy pirates

2 months ago

Echoing wallisface, budget aggro lives or dies by casting 1 mana spells as fast as possible.

If you move to straight rakdos colours, you lose only Daring Saboteur and Frantic Inventory , while your mana becomes a lot more reliable.

With the land set here, I'd go so far as to run almost entirely 1 colour with splashes for higher cmc spells.

A few options; Deadeye Tracker + Grasping Scoundrel + Outcast with a focus on 1 and 2 mana black spells - Kitesail Freebooter in particular is good in a black shell with other sources of discard.

Rigging Runner + Daring Buccaneer + Fanatical Firebrand will work well with a focus on fast damage partucularly spells that deal direct damage and like creatures. I'd look at Captain Ripley Vance and the budget staple Curse of Stalked Prey alongside sources of evasion.

Blue as a primary colour has some neat options if you want to go for a more instant-speed tempo game - Siren Stormtamer , Spectral Sailor , & Brineborn Cutthroat , while opening up sideboard tricks like Crafty Cutpurse and cheap past staples like Mana Leak .

There are a few notable pirates to build combos around - Skyship Plunderer , Timestream Navigator , but they don't have a coherent theme which will make builds awkward.

wallisface on Speedy pirates

2 months ago

I posted some thoughts below. I don't know what your budget is, but i've suggested cards assuming you're after stuff on-par price-wise to what's currently in the deck. If you're looking for some more expensive goodies, let me know.

  • Blade Historian just doesn't seem playable... it requires 4 red, but your deck has only 11 ways to generate that color (or, only 9 if you're not naming Human or Cleric with Unclaimed Territory ). I don't see how you're ever casting it in a game - so i'd suggest ditching it.

  • Buccaneer's Bravado feels cute, but with the power of your creatures, is likely just going to be a complicated Lightning Bolt in 90% of situations. I'm not sure its worth playing

  • It looks like you're plan is to be aggressive and be swinging in with a lot of creatures quickly(ish). In that regard, i'm not sure Frantic Inventory helps you here. Playing it means you're not playing a threat to help you win... its not a particularly helpful card for a deck aiming to apply pressure.

  • You have very few cards at 1cmc - which is going to make it hard to apply early pressure. I'd suggest something like Daring Buccaneer , Siren Stormtamer , Spectral Sailor or Fanatical Firebrand . Other low-cost creatures worth considering are Dire Fleet Captain , Dire Fleet Daredevil , Dire Fleet Poisoner , and Rigging Runner . Generally, if you're wanting to be a fast deck, you want to be as close to the ground as possible. Dire Fleet Captain feels particularly good for ensuring you can hit hard when your board's getting wide.

  • I'd suggest finding a lower-cmc killspell than Hero's Downfall . Replacing it with more Heartless Act should be fine - though I'd personally think something like Bone Shards would work best (you can discard excess lands or bad draws to pay its additional cost).

  • With the above suggested changes, you should be able to go down to around 20 lands. That will help you truly shine as an aggressive deck.

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on None

7 months ago

I like this card. It is a nice way to pump creatures in a mono red aggro deck, as there are so many little hasty creatures ( Fervent Champion , Tin Street Dodger , Fanatical Firebrand ) in this type of deck. The CMC here is fine here as Torbran, Thane of Red Fell has the same cmc and has a pretty large game changing effect. Nice card.

ClockworkSwordfish on

11 months ago

Are you sure about Akki Rockspeaker? You need two mana available to play him even if you are left with one mana open afterwards. This is also the case if you had just played a one-mana goblin... and in the Rockspeaker's case, he's just a vanilla 1/1 after he's shown up. Any one-mana goblin with any sort of ability is just a strict upgrade. Some options I'd possibly consider include Fanatical Firebrand, Goblin Arsonist and Mudbutton Clanger!

zapyourtumor on 1 mana heckticity

1 year ago

Why Ajani's Welcome instead of the Soul Sisters?

Also, instead of stuff like Fanatical Firebrand isn't it better to include mana dorks or 1 mana hate creatures like Dryad Militant, Cabal Therapist (requires black though), Topplegeist, Cursecatcher (I see you have the judges familiar already), Siren Stormtamer, etc.?

Ragham on Rakdos 8-Whack

1 year ago

You miss Devastating Summons. I've been playing this deck also in major tournaments, and this combo Summons + Whacker is the main kill of the deck. I would not play less than 3 Summons.

I have also really prefered to play with Mogg Fanatic over Fanatical Firebrand for having more reach, and to put more pressure.

As you splash black, you have a all-indicated companion to play : Lurrus of the Dream-Den.

Your land choice are not the best clearly. I would recommend to play Auntie's Hovel, Blood Crypt and Blackcleave Cliffs alongside basic mountains. For budget issue, replace cliffs by your Unclaimed Territory why not, but do not play Dragonskull Summit because you have many non-mountain lands.

I am unsure about Munitions Expert and Light Up the Stage. The expert is situational and needs conditions, while the sorcery spell is not triggered before combat so it slows down our main plan. Since we play black, I wonder me if a Thoughtseize effect would not be better for not being disrupted in our game plan which allows at our opponent to play. The question would be Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek ?

Finally, I am happy to see no Burning-Tree Emissary as they are bad with Goblin Bushwhacker. In my opinion, they are great when we play Manamorphose to fix mana issue as well as digging for the combo.

In sideboard, I think that you want some Fatal Push to defend yourself against Kor Firewalker etc, Thoughtseize effect against combo, some graveyard answers like Nihil Spellbomb which can be recast with Lurrus, some anti-Chalice of the Void like Smash to Smithereens.

I will start with a list like that : (18 lands) 4 Auntie's hovel, 4 Blood crypt, 4 Blackcleave cliffs, 2 Bloodstained mire, 4 Mountains. // (28 creatures) 4 Goblin guide, 4 Foundry street denizen, 4 Mogg fanatic, 4 SPike jester, 4 Legion loyalist, 8 Bushwhackers. // (14 spells) 4 Lightning bolt, 4 Goblin grenade, 3 Devastating summons, 3 Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize (meta call). // Sideboard: Lurrus of the dream-den, 4 Fatal push, 2 Thoughtseize, 4 Nihil spellbomb, 4 Smash to smithereens.

I hope I would help you fellow goblin ! What do you think about all that ? :)

pacolemere830530 on Krenko, Mob Boss Infinite Combos

1 year ago

Updated list with newer print cards:

Pashalik Mons replaces Boggart Shenanigans

Legion Warboss replaces Fanatical Firebrand

Castle Embereth comes in over a basic mountain;

Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin replaces Lightning Bolt

Added maybeboard goodies:

Treasure Nabber

Moggcatcher

Goblin Cratermaker

CarefulStudy_SweetOlBob on Winota | deck construction exercise

1 year ago

Birthing Pod can't be played in this color combo due to it having Green Phyrexian mana, but consider adding these:

Deflecting Swat, for protection/interaction

Raging Goblin, Torch Courier, Fanatical Firebrand, Goblin Champion, Legion Loyalist, and Tin Street Dodger for "1 red, put a human from your library onto the battlefield tapped and attacking"

::OR::

Ignore that, and run Mass Hysteria

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