|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Uncommon|
|Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning (PFL)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (DD2)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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You may sacrifice two Mountains rather than pay Fireblast's mana cost.
Fireblast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.
4 months ago
Oh, I didn't see the thing that way... I already played this deck a lot (with one little difference: Swan Song instead of Chalice of the Void (by the way, what's the use of this card in the list?)), and in fact, when I have the opportunity to start a combo with the help of a free spell, I don't even have to worry about its effet... It's just not important since my opponents die before its resolution...
But more importantly, I never had to use a free spell like Fireblast or Cave-In outside of this situation, because I never faced a deck that could potentially kill me before turn 4 with a swarm tactic, for exemple.
Because of this, I would probably take Cave-In out, because the "exile card" is oftenly more problematic than the "sacrifice two mountains" (thanks to the fetchlands, Volcanic Island and Steam Vents ).
What's your opinion about this ?
4 months ago
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5 months ago
With Modern Horizons... on the Horizon, what cards would you like to see printed into Modern for the first time? What new cards would you like to see?
I love burn so it would make my heart soar to see Chain Lightning , Fireblast or Price of Progress become modern legal. I imagine that Fireblast has a next to 0 chance of being in the set while the other two seem likely. Chain Lightning might not be in the set but I am confident that Price of Progress will be. Such a lovely card and a wonderful weapon for mono red burn decks. It would give burn specific strategies some serious gas but wouldn't break the 0 mana rule or be another cheap spell for Phoenix and Delver decks.
As for original cards I would like to see a land at common that has the ability to tap, sacrifice and pay 1 life to fetch a basic land.
A card like that would dramatically change the price point for players playing modern and legacy decks that are a single color.
5 months ago
The core seems solid, but I do see some pretty obvious upgrades.
Lightning Strike (the card's power level simply isn't legacy playable) should be replaced with Lava Spike . It's a near-strict upgrade, as in a burn deck all you want to do is throw damage at the opponent's face anyways.
Icy Manipulator , at four mana, is wayyyyy too slow. Take it out. Do the same with Fireball , which is similar. the rate is too slow. You need 4 mana to deal three damage. There are plenty of ways to deal three for 1 mana. Now we have 5 free slots.
24 lands is too much for a burn deck. That's midrange numbers. I would just run 18 lands, probably just 18 mountains. Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle comes in tapped, which really slows you down, and Rishadan Port doesn't make colored mana, which is a huge liability in a deck filled with one-mana spells. Take out six lands (now you'll have 18 lands and 11 free slots.)
using the 11 free slots, there are two paths:
1: add another copy of chain lightning (another 1 mana deal 3 spell, what's not to like?), 4x Rift Bolt (another 3 damage for 1) 4x Price of Progress (if usually deals at least 4-6 damage), another 2 Fireblast s (if you have one copy in hand, your opponent's life is virtually reduced by 4, since once they reach 4 life you can just kill them with it). Now, you can also go down the Winter Orb s and Black Vise s for 4 Skewer the Critics and 2 Light Up the Stage . This build is probably the strongest.
2: if you want a build that's more fun, like my list, you can remove the 4 skewers for another Vise and 3 Ankh of Mishra s. At that point, you could stop, but if you wanna go all in on the artifact plan like I did, you could remove Light Up the Stage for 2 Mishra's Bauble s. Now you're playing so many artifacts that you can support Shrapnel Blast which is extremely powerful. You can go up to three copies of it for some Rift Bolt s, Lava spikes, or chain lightnings - you decide.
kalko on Heroic Red
6 months ago
I'd cut the crown for Lightning bolts in a heartbeat.
7 months ago
I like how you are starting. Personally burn decks are one of my favorites. I think some tips I have are to get cheaper spells. I would recommend taking out Fireblast (even though you can sacrifice two mountains instead). You definitely should add Shock (a MUST for a burn deck) and Wild Slash (basically a better version of Shock .) I really think you should check out my burn deck for more ideas. I will also take some inspiration from this burn deck to add to mine, including Thunderous Wrath and Flame Rift . Great deck!
8 months ago
I think that the pauper-legal version is good enough to compete in modern, but cutting the above really hampers the deck to the point where it is no good.
You should look into which deck in pauper has the least non-modern legal cards. The answers to this are few - Burn and Bogles are the first that come to mind, where you only really lose a few cards ( Chain Lightning and Fireblast for burn, Ancestral Mask and Armadillo Cloak for Bogles).
It is a noble effort and Delver is a good place to start, as it is the one of the most powerful commons in the format, but there are so many good blue cards you cannot play...
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