Fists of Flame
Draw a card. Until end of turn, target creature gains trample and gets +1/+0 for each card you've drawn this turn.
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Fists of Flame occurrence in decks from the last year
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Fists of Flame Discussion
3 days ago
With limited card draw in your colors, it might be worth playing some more cantrips that buff Bruse and replace themselves.
Bestial Fury and Fists of Flame give much-needed trample. Blindblast, Panic Spellbomb, Panic, Rile, and Stun get past lone blockers, while Key to the City gets past anyone. Shelter protects or allows to get past certain colors of blockers. Dragon Mantle gives you a big buff. Burnout prevents tricksy blue spells in combat or counters against your stuff.
And since you have two commanders, Tome of Legends is doubly good.
3 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
Taking out the ones that target Zada and a creature an opponent controls, you could include Giant Growth-eur 0.11-for Thrash / Threat, out Fists of Flame for a 2 mana Overwhelm in the form of Predator's Strike-eur 0.19- (Fists of flame will only ever give +2/+0 in this deck).
4 months ago
Yooo Patrick. I was about to make an Etali deck for my local game shop's budget night (€40 max). I've been following your channel for awhile and as we both share a hate for blue in competitive, I stumbled across your primers for Neheb. So, I decided to give Neheb a try instead.
Holy cow this deck was explosive even on a budget. I was able to consecutively take out the whole board by turn 5/6. I am now wanting to spend a little extra on it, and just use it for FNM at my store instead because this deck is just SO fun to pilot.
I have to say Fists of Flame worked very well, cantripping and giving him that sweet +1/0 boost on double strike makes it much easier to take out opponents and their blockers. Its also another target for Spellbinder if you still run it. Great primer and I hope that you keep upgrading the deck on tapped out to keep up with new cards because this deck is hella fun.
4 months ago
Interesting topic Ramble, I've been meaning to respond for the last day or two but have just been super busy, but let me provide a mana base formula I stumbled on a few years back after noticing a pattern in my deck building - might be something to try out and see if you find similar results, as I find it's very rare to get either flooded or mana screwed using this formula. I'll provide a couple of examples as well - more for the casual-competitive decks, as my cEDH decks don't always follow the formula as rigorously.
The basic formula for mana-producing lands is: Starting base of 30 mana-producing lands, plus additional lands equal to the CMC of your commander, plus additional lands equal to the average CMC of the deck, minus designated values for each mana rock, mana dork, mana spell and draw spell equal to or less than the CMC of the commander.
The first example is for my Zada, Hedron Grinder deck: Yada...Yada...Zada. In this case, the formula is 30 + 4CMC (commander) + 2.28 average CMC, or 36.28. I then subtract designated values for the following cards in the deck: -1.0 for Mana Crypt, -0.5 for Sol Ring (or any other 0 or 1 CMC rock), -0.25 for Thought Vessel (or any other 2 or 3 CMC rock), Battle Hymn, Brightstone Ritual, Traitorous Greed and Dockside Extortionist, and finally -0.10 for each of the draw spells in the deck: Accelerate, Boiling Blood, Crimson Wisps, Expedite, Fists of Flame, Stun and Renegade Tactics for a total reduction of 3.45 and a final value of 32.83 (rounded up to 33).
The second example includes a more aggressive reduction in mana-producing lands based on my Elf tribal Marwyn, the Nurturer deck: Elves Tap and Slap (Marwyn Tribal Counters). The formula here is 30 + 3CMC (commander) + 2.64 average CMC, or 35.64. I then subtract for the following cards: -0.50 for Sol Ring, -0.25 for Elvish Archdruid, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Gyre Sage, Incubation Druid, Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Visionary, Priest of Titania, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Viridian Joiner, Wood Elves, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Rhonas's Monument, Gaea's Touch and Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip. Finally, I subtract -0.10 for Elvish Visionary, Llanowar Visionary and Inspiring Call for a total reduction of 5.30 and a final value of 30.34 (rounded down to 30).
Although the reduction values could be considered a little arbitrary in certain deck concepts, this formula has held pretty accurate since I started keeping track of it. I hope you find this useful in the future, and happy brewing.
5 months ago
Fists of Flame seems brutal in this deck. Incremental boost + a lot of draws too.
7 months ago
Thanks for your comment. I must say it is always a joy to see my opponent face when The Royal Scions ult proc :p. But my games are often over before that point.
I will definitely main a 3rd Lightning Helix.
I was looking at the list and I am still in doubt with Fists of Flame. I really love that card, but it's not enough of a playmaker in my experience. Any one has suggestions about this?