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|Modern Horizons (MH1)||Common|
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Lava Dart deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
Flashback — Sacrifice a Mountain. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
Lava Dart Discussion
4 weeks ago
It's been 5 months since I played Elves. Faithless Looting brought too many Lava Dart with it. Now that it is gone I'm considering sleeving it up. Winding Way is my new tech. It allows you to tap 3 on turn 2, draw 4, and then still have a mana left over to play one.
1 month ago
In response to the Lava Dart suggestion, have you thought about Forked Bolt ? It allows versatile removal(2 X/1s, or an X/2), as well as Player damage, while also serving as a potential Heroic Trigger, for your own Creatures, if you so choose. Satyr Hoplite would get the +1/+1 counter before receiving the damage, so the effective Toughness would remain the same, while boosting its Power.
2 months ago
Hmm... No. It might work over Flame Slash , Lightning Axe , or Magmatic Sinkhole in metas with lots of planeswalkers (if I ran 4 Lightning Bolt ). Hitting faces is nice, because it doesn't require targets. But I'm fine targeting creatures. Gut Shot and Lava Dart both help you cast an extra spell each to trigger a Phoenix or a Thing in the Ice Flip, and help facilitate the turn 3 opening. I'm not sure which is better, but I'm leaning on Gut Shot on account of phyrexian mana.
2 months ago
I have suggestions but don't want to come off like a jerk. This is just opinion / advice for a modern caliber deck like this.
Cancel is just bad. Straight horrendous.
The only 3 CMC Counter spell should be Ionize as it fits the plan of Counterburn.
I think Archmage's Charm is a good card but not with a budget 2 color mana base.
Having that 3x blue on turn 3 is unlikely. Turning off everything that is ideal about the card.
So I would dump that too.
Some form of recursion. Doesn't have to be Snapcaster Mage and a way to generate advantage not just draw cards.
Your creatures are too expensive too.
If you look at an Izzet Drakes deck, which is Counterburn (ish) - you'll see this build is way too slow. While you're waiting to Cancel or Charm, Hogaak and Arclight are already done caring.
Now... that being said, U/R Control is a different animal. This looks more like what you're going for.
Counterburn is just not as good as burn or control. I wish it was because love the idea of it.
4 months ago
Thanks for the amazing feedback TapTapGo! And all are amazing considerations!
Abrade is a definite sideboard include and I'd be devastated if anyone does anything to try slow me down, looking at Narset, Parter of Veils , Damping Sphere which most decks run or sideboard on themselves. I'd have to consider a similar side to storm decks as this technically is one.
Noxious Revival is a a very cool include especially if I need that bit of extra gas hence I included Lava Dart that pretty much is two spells at the cost of losing a mountain. But I definitely want to include it even if doesn't trigger the Runaway Steam-Kin .
I was looking at Harness the Storm as a loop machine as you cast the spell and not copies so it does trigger Blistercoil Weird and Runaway Steam-Kin but that's a very wishful thinking card to include so Tectonic Reformation seems nice for now to not run out of card draw hopefully having mana left to get the engine fired up again.
I guess all I can do now is play test till I know for sure.
4 months ago
also there are cards from Modern Horizons that could possibly fit in the deck like Magmatic Sinkhole , Lava Dart , Firebolt , Vesperlark , and Giver of Runes . and a weird suggestion but it might be useful in the sideboard Geomancer's Gambit and Pillage
4 months ago
Magmatic Insight is a lovely card. You can't toss a phoenix with it, but people tend to miss the point that it's a draw 2 cards for 1 mana.
Lava Dart was spoiled for Modern Horizons. Casting two spells for 1 mana will probably be useful.
Staggershock is to be cast on your opponent's turn. The rebound allows it to be cast for free on your next turn. Free spells are always good.
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