Lavaclaw Reaches

Lavaclaw Reaches

Land

Lavaclaw Reaches enters the battlefield tapped.

: Gain or .

: Until end of turn, Lavaclaw Reaches becomes a 2/2 black and red Elemental creature with ": This creature gets +X/+0 until end of turn." It's still a land.

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Lavaclaw Reaches Discussion

TheSlowestBro on Woodchips & The Tentacle Monster

4 months ago

Thank you for your kind words! :) Hehe, I think this is probably my best named deck ^^

I hadn't thought of Lavaclaw Reaches , you might be on to something, I do have huge mana potential going on.

I'll consider Shamanic Revelation , I generally prefer draw that's more of the incremental value type, but SR can be game winning, so I'll have to try it out.

Grind on Woodchips & The Tentacle Monster

4 months ago

Sweet deck!!!
Love the name and flavor too.
Have you considered Lavaclaw Reaches ? This card can be a win con late game and i would consider it over a vivid land.
Also idk if you need more draw but i like Shamanic Revelation in go-wide decks.
Just some thoughts cheers and have fun!!!!

Azeworai on Lurid Revival

5 months ago

X-Factor11105

For me, Sulfurous Mire was a simple upgrade to Lavaclaw Reaches , for I had never activated the creature mode. The land types synergize with Anger , Castle Locthwain , and Foreboding Ruins , whilst covering for the fact that I had just cut a Mountain for Blightstep Pathway  Flip.

Typically, I am quite averse to tap lands, but I am yet to have an issue with it in this deck, thus no qualms are had.

Unless the strategy cares for the snow supertype, Canyon Slough is just better.

lagotripha on Big Red

1 year ago

Would you mind including your sideboard? Its important to get a picture of the full 75 cards, especially with budget decks.

Knowing that you have a sideboard plan which is 15 land destruction spells, or 15 artifacts to side all of them in as madcap hits helps a lot with planning. Red doesn't have great enchantment removal, and tends to rely on janky artifacts or splash colours to fix that- its why its boros or naya burn, with even 'mono red' usually splashing for Destructive Revelry.

You might end up reliant on Blast Zone to kill Phyrexian Unlife which will make ad nausiem/solemnity matchups unpleasant.

In terms of keeping pyrohemia in play, some cheap manlands will do a lot - Lavaclaw Reaches or Ghitu Encampment might not be fantastic manlands, but they will work fine for that.

abbatromebone on Amulet Rainbow Reef

1 year ago
  • theres an alternate elemental combo that isnt hard to shove in. Ceaseless Searblades and Lavaclaw Reaches. one card is a land so it doesn't eat up slots, the only issue would be casting searblades, active lava claw and then bushwhacker for the kill.

Epicurus on Chainer's Demon Summoning Posse

1 year ago

Oh, also, Tainted Peak > Lavaclaw Reaches for this deck, imho.

snishi on Blue Moon

1 year ago

1/31/2020 FNM

First time playing Modern since War of the Spark. Wasn't too sure of the meta at my LGS so I packed a little too much gy hate.

Round 1 vs. Dredge

Opponent was playing Dredge with Ox of Agonas.

Game 1:

Blood Moon on t3 limited his options which I Remand-ed back to his hand. No green meant no Life from the Loam to get his 5th land to hard cast the ox. Bounced 4 Prized Amalgam via Thing in the Ice  Flip Flip and attacked for lethal after some burn to the face.

Sideboard for Game 2:

Out: 4 Opt, 1 Force of Negation, 1 Serum Visions

In: 2 Grafdigger's Cage, 2 Anger of the Gods, 2 Ashiok, Dream Render

Game 2:

Started with an Anger of the Gods, Remand, Thing in the Ice, 3 lands, and a Lightning Bolt. T3 opponent casts Cathartic Reunion discarding 2 Stinkweed Imp and a Golgari Thug to dredge for 14. My T3 I remove Narcomoeba, 3 Prized Amalgams and a Bloodghast with Anger of the Gods. Drew the second Anger to keep his board clear. Tried to block Awoken Horror but when I showed Cryptic Command + Mystic Sanctuary he scooped with ~7 card left in library.

Round 2 vs. Eldrazi Tron

Game 1:

Opponent couldn't get t3 tron but managed a Chalice of the Void on 1, no can-trips or bolts for me. Played a Karn, Scion of Urza and decided to take an Expedition Map to try to get tron instead of a Mind Stone (He forgot that he couldn't cast it with Chalice). Remand-ed a Thought-Knot Seer twice and Cryptic-ed his Reality Smasher which flipped a Thing. Tried to stabilize with a Walking Ballista but before attacks I Archmage's Charm-ed to gain control of his only blocker. Game 2.

Sideboard:

Out: 3 Opt

In: Damping Sphere, Summary Dismissal, Ceremonious Rejection

Game 2:

I had my only Snow-Covered Mountain in my opening hand which threw off my t3 Archmage's Charm and t4 Cryptic. I got lucky when my opponent still couldn't get tron until t5. Couldn't counter a Thought-Knot Seer and he took a titi but I also had a Magmatic Sinkhole to remove it. Kept countering his threats until I managed to get Ral, Izzet Viceroy out, -3 his Ballista on 1, he pings Ral and I keep using his +1 and countering his spells until I managed to ult Ral. He scoops.

Round 3 vs. Rakdos Vampires

Game 1:

Opponent was playing a vampire-themed midrange deck with Vampire Nocturnus, Gifted Aetherborn, Stromkirk Captain, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord along with the standard black cards like Liliana of the Veil, Fatal Push, Dark Confidant, and Thoughtseize. T1 Cavern of Souls was a pain but I could still draw a card with remand to dig for removal which I found in a bolt + snapcaster. I won with another snapcaster + bolt.

Sideboard:

Out: 2 Opt

In: 2 Anger of the Gods

Game 2:

Removed Kalitas with sinkhole and Force of Negation-ed his lotv when he tried to remove a titi which he did push later. Stabilized at 7 life by slamming a blood moon to get rid of Stensia Bloodhall and Lavaclaw Reaches but next turn he played Chandra, Awakened Inferno which I removed via bolt + sinkhole. Had to race him and beat him to death with a snapcaster and a Brazen Borrower. Won at 2 life.

Round 4 vs. Boros Burn

Game 1:

Had to remand a Boros Charm twice until t4 blood moon. Stabilized at 2 life but almost died to Searing Blood on my titi. Beat him to death with an awoken horror.

Sideboard:

Out: 2 Opt

In: 2 Anger of the Gods. At this point I didn't have any Dragon's Claw in my sideboard so I knew this was my worst match.

Game 2:

Had to mull to 6 which opponent was happy about. Fought through two Eidolon of the Great Revel and stabilized at 6 life. Slammed Ral, -3 on Monastery Swiftspear, and +1 until he ulted, countering every burn spell without using a snapcaster. Opponent scooped after I used bolt + mystic sanctuary + ral emblem. Showed me a hand of 3 Searing Blood + 1 Path to Exile (from sb to get rid of titi).

Overall:

I did not lose a single game this FNM but I knew I got very lucky vs Eldrazi Tron Game 2 and burn both games.

Changes to mainboard:

Out: 1 Snow-Covered Mountain In: 1 Steam Vents

Note: Even though most lists run 1 Mountain it still felt really bad having it in my opening hand. This time I wasn't punished but I can't rely on that every time. An additional steam vents keeps me at 5 red sources without blood moon and it acts as an additional Island for Mystic Sanctuary

Changes to sideboard:

Out: Relic of Progenitus In: Shenanigans

Note: Tonight I wasn't against a Stoneforge Mystic deck that my friend uses so I was pretty vulnerable to any artifact deck. Since I already have 6 cards in the sideboard that hate on graveyard decks and only ceremonious rejection for artifacts, I decided to put a recurrable hate card that can help deal with a variety of decks.

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