At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player may put a doom counter on Lavabrink Floodgates or remove a doom counter from it. Then if it has three or more doom counters on it, sacrifice Lavabrink Floodgates. When you do, it deals 6 damage to each creature.
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Lavabrink Floodgates Discussion
11 months ago
I'm not sure of previous versions of this deck, but I have some cards I think you should add, plus some cards I think you should either just consider replacing or simply just take out. We'll start with the ADD list.
Earthquake and/or Rolling Earthquake (You already have an effect like this in Subterranean Tremors , but this also hits players, so you'll deal EXTRA damage on top of the extra damage from the commander.)
Starstorm (An effect like many others, but this one has cycling.)
Fire Servant (It's not the cheapest creature, but it has an ability that you might want more of. You can always use more damage doubling.)
Mana Geyser (Look, it's just a good card to get a lot of mana quickly. Not super necessary, but it's fast mana in R)
Heartless Hidetsugu (I'm just suggesting this one because cutting your opponents down to 20 is great and makes killing them easier.)
Seething Song (Fast Mana good.)
Seize the Spoils (I noticed a lack of card draw, and this is a pretty neat mono-red card draw spell.)
Endless Atlas (Again, card draw, and it's cheap and consistent.)
Genesis Chamber (Yeah, it requires your opponents to be playing creatures a bit, but it makes it just that much easier to kill them. Plus the Myr generated are all 1/1s, so they will easily let excess damage through from the rest of the deck.)
Sanctuary Blade (A little expensive on the equip side, but this is another consitent way to give your commander pro-red.)
Chandra, Awakened Inferno (Her + kills your opponents faster, her - does what you commander wants, her -X is neat. I think she's all around a great inclusion.)
Chandra, Torch of Defiance (Okay, so now is where I admit that you only had 1 planeswalker and I talk about how much I like Planeswalker cards. I think they're cool and fun. This specific one is great beacause she either gives you mana or draws you a card, essentially. Her two differ +1's are really the only reason, but her ult is something your opponents wont want to have go off, either.)
Caged Sun (More Mana in mono-red.)
Pyroblast (Unless this is for a VERY SPECIFIC meta where you are going against mean U decks, this will be more frustrating in hand than useful, I think. Plus, color-specific hate like this just feels out of place in this format, unless, of course, your meta is particularly skewed a certain way.)
Red Elemental Blast (See Above.)
Tibalt's Trickery (Yeah, cool counterspell, but I think the deck should focus more on itself, personally.)
Wheel of Fate (There are better, and faster, ways to draw cards. I like the idea of this card, but in having played it over and over again, either it never actually resolves -like the game ends- or it just feels like a relative waste because people can see it coming and plan ahead.)
Lavabrink Floodgates (To be fair, I've never played with this card, but OH BOY does it seem bad. If you're not proliferating the counters, then this will NEVER go off if your opponents don't want it to, and they would never want it to with this deck, unless a board-wipe JUST happened and there are not creatures. So then it's just a 4-drop mana rock producing 2, and you can just replace it with something better like Caged Sun that will help you Earthquake for a win faster.
Arch of Orazca (I noticed in your mana base that you have 13 lands that tap for colorless. That seems like too many for me - it's almost the same number of Snow-Covered Mountain s you have. So I am recommending removing some. I get why this one is here, for the card draw, but this is SO EXPENSIVE. I don't even run it in my colorless Emrakul deck.)
Great Furnace (I like this card, I really do. I LOVE artifacts. But without any artifact synergies, this is more likely do get Shatter ed or Vandalblast ed than actually help you, and that'll feel bad. Just replace it with a Snow-Covered Mountain .)
Leyline of Punishment (I get that this is here to make it harder for your opponents to survive or heal up, but honestly, just play Heartless Hidetsugu or something else to keep life totals low. This one is often going to feel more like a do-nothing enchantment unless your meta is HEAVY life-gain.)
Treasonous Ogre (Fast mana, sure, but it seemed overall pretty meh to me in this deck. It's better at killing you than it is at providing mana in this specific deck, I think.)
Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor (The effect is important for making sure you opponents have creatures, but getting her to hit you opponents before they have blockers is going to be a challenge, and if you draw her late-game, then she's just a 3/3 blocker.)
Bonfire of the Damned (The miracle cost is cool, but most of the time I think you'd rather something like Earthquake that will most likely hit almost all of their creatures AND more than 1 opponent/opponent's board. Plus, if this isn't Miracle'd, then this is pretty trash in your hand.)
I'm sure I said add more cards than take out, and I know I said take out a couple lands, but not really add any, but I hope this is helpful.
11 months ago
This is a great backbone build! I’m using it to draw a baseline for mine. My main recommendation is, why not cut Electrolyze for something like Flame Slash or even Anger of the Gods ? I also recommend Underworld Breach alongside some across the board damage spells, perhaps! Get the giants you wiped away with things like your Blasphemous Act or Star of Extinction . Lavabrink Floodgates also seems like a fun game of chicken that you can benefit from. It goes from “Let it wipe the board” to “Don’t leave us defenseless while he draws cards!” It’s also a good mana rock!
1 year ago
Thank you for your thorough explanation. I guess I missed some cards while writing down my comment (indeed, you have many more wheel effects than I initially thought), sorry for that^^
That clone shell play you described is indeed very elegant. I never thought about in that way, thank you.
My comment on the mana rocks was not meant to say that you need to play more manarocks. I just wanted to point out, that I like the rocks more as they give you mana continually. Which is extra helpful after wheeling the hand. But after having a look at your list, I would recommend Hedron Archive. It cost 4 mana and it probably won't help you cast Purphy B. sooner. But it gives you more reach in the lategame. Another option would be Lavabrink Floodgates. I tested the card and I was pleasantly suprised. Again, at 4 mana, it probably wont help you casting your commander on turn 4. However, it is a nice political tool which might drastically change the way your opponents play. Any deck that runs creatures is hesitant to further develop the board because they cannot be sure if the other 3 people will put a counter on it or not. Granted, your friends can and will talk about it and they might find a way to never let it blow up (which is also fine, it still nets you RR). However, if the board gets wiped by some other card you will lose the floodgates very fast. Nevertheless, I really really like this card as it is so much fun dropping this and seeing how your opponents play around or with it. And your board almost always will be unaffected by the 6 damage. Though, both of those recommandations do not go very well with your gameplan of turboplaying Purphy B. on turn 3 :/
The "best" line happens very, very rarely, but is very satisfying: turn 1 Mana Vault, turn 2 Purphy B. and on turn 3 swinging Blightsteel Colossus :D Apart from that, getting that 2 cmc mana rock on turn 2 is great and always desirable. I usually aim to get Purphy B. out on turn 4. Next turn I also pass with Purphy B. to either be able to interact (e.g. Chaos Warp, Abrade, Mirage Mirror) or to potentially cheat to block) or to cheat the creature at EoT just before I get my next turn. And from then on, it is all about reading properly the politics and the dynamic of the table to navigate around the hate of the opponents. I always seek to side with the table to hopefully take someone out (the less opponents the better our deck gets). This is why it is so important to not become the archenemy. With our commander being so resilient I try to squeeze every inch of value out of my Purphy B. activations and to have them be as effective as possible. I consider it normal to not activate Purphy B. at all, when I dont get anything useful done with the activation. This barely backfires as the thread of activation usually prevents my opponents to attack me. And this leads to the best case scenario I want to be in: The best case scenario is when the opponents use their resources/attacks among them and not at me which happens naturally. Opposing counterspells are less effective as I mainly use the mana and cards in the activation of my commander. This alone leads to more counter spells of my opponents targeted at spells of my opponents. The same is mainly true for any creature removal spells. Granted, the removal can hit my creatures to prevent damage, but if the damage of the creature is not life threatening, what usually happens is that the creature won't get hit by the removal if it would die anyway. This leads to removal spells being spend at opposing creatures.
One final word on Valakut Exploration. Even without fetches, this card provides needed value in monored. It also synergizes niceley with Fires of Invention and more importantly the cards end up in the grave and not in exile while pinging the opponents face. Having the cards in the graveyard is not that bad, as we can reccur many cards in the graveyard.
Here is my list: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/sneaky-purphy-b/?cb=1609782125
1 year ago
So as far as ramp cards I can give you, I have:
Mind Stone - Worn Powerstone - Dowsing Dagger Flip - Prismatic Lens - Darksteel Ingot - Arcane Signet - Boros Signet - Heraldic Banner - Hedron Archive - Talisman of Conviction - Coldsteel Heart - Dreamstone Hedron - Burnished Hart - Commander's Sphere
Cards I don't have that you may want to consider:
Sword of the Animist - Wayfarer's Bauble - Gilded Lotus - Nyx Lotus - Thran Dynamo - Fire Diamond - Marble Diamond - Solemn Simulacrum (can be thrown with Brion!) - Star Compass - Sisay's Ring - Ur-Golem's Eye - Firemind Vessel - Cloud Key - Empowered Autogenerator - Lavabrink Floodgates - Guardian Idol
I would recommend at least ten pieces of ramp, perhaps even twelve. Definitely no fewer than ten in my opinion. Perhaps six that add 1 mana and four than add 2+ mana? Something like that. Getting Brion out a turn early, while not vital, can be convenient as he can pad your life total.
I would recommend 36-38 lands.
1 year ago
protection Hammer of Nazahn Darksteel Plate Shield of the Oversoul Indestructibility Timely Ward Bastion Protector Boros Charm Heroic Intervention Valorous Stance Inspiring Call Flawless Maneuver Deflecting Swat
wipe boad and boost yourself Subterranean Tremors Storm's Wrath Deafening Clarion Hammerfist Giant Fault Line Warmonger Starstorm Scourge of Kher Ridges Pyrohemia Chain Reaction Ryusei, the Falling Star Lavabrink Floodgates Into the Maw of Hell Shivan Meteor Star of Extinction Blasphemous Act Volcanic Offering
other fun card Coalhauler Swine
get back monarch Soltari Visionary Zealot il-Vec Loyal Apprentice Lieutenant Kirtar Selfless Spirit Blinkmoth Nexus and all flying creature Academy Raider Haunted Cloak Shadowspear get trample Captain's Hook Cobbled Wings Pyreheart Wolf Trailblazer's Boots Frontier Warmonger Court of Ire Regal Behemoth and creature with trigger
juste some exemple, make a choice now :)
1 year ago
I think this is pretty nice themed deck!
Maybe few cards you could think about which I have/have in maybeboard in burn the world:
Aria of Flame - Giving your opponents 10 life might not be a good idea, but I see you run a lot of instant and sorcery spells, so it could be alright?
Lavabrink Floodgates - Nice new card from ToE. 4 cmc mana rock that gives you and can be used as 6 damage aoe.
Flames of the Blood Hand - I totally love this card, even if its very situational and depends on what your playgroup is running, but it just stops anyone who's about to get a tons of life. Skullcrack could work aswell. Its not False Cure, but does its job.
Sudden Impact - Again, more punishment spells! :D
Double Vision - More copied spells? More copied spells!
Tectonic Reformation - Definetly nice cards if you run a lot of basic Mountains.
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage - Good old young Jaya could be a nice addition to Ballard themed deck too :D
Cards Im not really sure about here:
Chandra's Outburst - In my opinion, this is a little bit mana overpriced, just to fetch 6cmc planeswalker :-/
1 year ago
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