Lava Spike

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Lava Spike

Sorcery — Arcane

This deals 3 damage to target player or planeswalker.

ToxicMCTV on Skred Red

5 months ago

It's a good list, I'd see if you can out in Monastery Swiftspear and/or Lava Spike Lightning Bolt

plakjekaas on Doubling Cube instead of Mulligans

5 months ago

And half the top 10 played lands in Modern, according to mtgGoldfish, shuffle someone's deck. Endurance is the 4th played creature of the format and shuffles a deck. Stoneforge Mystic, Primeval Titan, Indomitable Creativity, Urza's Saga, fetches are not the only way to shuffle your deck. Also, Lightning Bolt is still the most commonly played spell and the top card of the format overall. Spell Pierce is third. Unholy Heat typically doesnt need setup if it answers a turn 1 play. Turn 1 interaction is not that improbable. One deck doesn't make a format.

You said you "literally never" heard anyone complain about shuffling a commander deck. When called out, it's suddenly restricted to an established player actively complaining. So I assume you understand hyperbole as a figure of speech. Seeing how I didn't even use the word literally, I'd imagine you understand that my objectively false statement can still be used to paint a picture to strengthen the point that a lot of shuffling does slow the game down, even if you do it on an opponent's turn. If I'm fetching in response to a Lava Spike versus Burn, the time it takes to resolve the spell and pass the turn is a lot less than the time it takes a typical player to shuffle their deck.

The only redeeming quality of the format is that games usually end before turn 5 nowadays, so that even in the less probable case of actually shuffling your deck every turn, you still have time to finish all needed games.

JustJohn97 on Budget Burn

8 months ago

TapatioDorito Thanks for the suggestions! I like the idea of using Play with Fire to help scry for cards. That was actually my thought process for switching out my Monastery Swiftspear with Dragon's Rage Channeler. The suggestion by wallisface to add Seal of Fire just confirmed it haha! I may end up switching in Play with Fire for Lava Spike if I decide I want to manipulate that top card more. I think Dragon's Rage Channeler beats out Play with Fire for now because I prefer Lava Dart in the graveyard and surveil fuels Bedlam Reveler.

Temur Battle Rage and similar effects are interesting and something I hadn't considered. It would help increase combat damage, but I think it makes me more vulnerable to creature removal by piling effects onto one creature. I'll keep that in mind though!

Thanks again for the suggestions!

Squee_Spirit_Guide on Spicy Aggro

8 months ago

I'm a big fan of decks built with cards on hand! If you have access to them, how about Vexing Devil, Rift Bolt, and Lava Spike?

9-lives on Modern Benevolence

9 months ago

Great deck! I would suggest Deliberate as it's one of the best draw cards there is. Perhaps the burn card Lava Spike?

AT23 on

11 months ago

oh, and drop Crash Through and Lava Spike. I think Ledger Shredder, Gut Shot, and another Goblin Guide could be solid replacements

Bulldawg1310 on Taylor and Darcy (MH2 UPDATE!)

11 months ago

Lava Spike is needed here. probably instead of gut shot. yeah, its sorcery speed but we dont necessarily care about that since were looking to attack and trigger prowess on our turn.

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