Red Elemental Blast

Red Elemental Blast

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Choose one - Counter target blue spell; or destroy target blue permanent.

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Uncommon
Fourth Edition (4ED) Common
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Common
Revised Edition (3ED) Common
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Common
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Common
Collector's Edition (CED) Common
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Common
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Common
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Red Elemental Blast occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 0.03%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.38%

Rakdos: 0.15%

Red Elemental Blast Discussion

mariowen on [cEDH] Krenko Combo [[Primer]]

1 week ago

Masss the Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast are only there to protect the combo, the amount of times they have got me out of a pinch they have warranted their place in the list. If your meta need a different set of answers to be the best deck it can be, go for it! Remember this deck doesn’t aim to interact in really any way, only advance its own position to win as fast as possible.

BMHKain on (cEDH) #GerrardKillsUrzaButLikesAngryBirds? WHA??

1 week ago

@GhostChieftain: Alright. That said, I do want your thoughts of the Displacement Package if you don't mind. Already cut Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Village Bell-Ringer , so should I cut the former also? Got rid of Red Elemental Blast & Pyroblast, but what to do after I'll see if I can do the rest of the cutting myself in some way...

Shabompistan on Korvold's Token Buffet

1 week ago

grievances, I'm starting to accept the deck as it is at the moment. It's definitely not bad in in a casual to high power meta. Definitely not on par with competitive though. cEDH was not my intention for this deck, but it's still what I have to deal with at my local game store. This is why I keep the hate pieces like Collector Ouphe and Red Elemental Blast in.

That being said, I'm a firm believer that this aristocrats strategy can be built competitively. Throw in Food Chain, Squee, the Immortal, some other combo pieces, and all the best tutors you can find. Korvold is great a digging through your deck to get all the combo pieces you need.

If anything, I need to iron out the win con for the deck. Easiest seems to be commander damage, but it seems like a weak strategy given the limited amount of protection for Korvold I have in the deck. I am still investigating this.

StopShot on How Does Harmless Offering Not ...

2 weeks ago

Harmless Offering could have been in blue though. The difference is Donate allows you to give the targeted permanent to yourself if you choose to. Harmless Offering forces you to give to an opponent, so you can't use it on a creature you stole with Act of Treason or Claim the Firstborn to permanently give that stolen creature to yourself.

Even Reverberate is strictly worse from Fork. Let's say you play an important spell and your opponent tries to counter it with a blue counter spell. In return you could Reverberate the counter spell effectively countering it with the copy, but if your opponent(s) has a second counter spell in the form of Red Elemental Blast or Guttural Response they can effectively win the counter war. If you had used Fork and their were no other counter spells available you would have won the counter war.

Also Fork is better even if you account for spells like Blue Elemental Blast/Flashfreeze because that spell can counter the initial Fork/Reverberate anyway. Fork only fails if the spell you want to copy isn't red and you need it to target a creature with protection from red which is more niche than the example I gave above.

Effectively you can make a practical reprint so long as it has some aspect it falls short in, even if that downside is really negligible.

Lanzo493 on Can't Fight Fate (Klothys Control)

3 weeks ago

You know what's better than having 1 Red Elemental Blast? Having 2! Pyroblast does effectively the same thing.

dingusdingo on Best Counterspells in Commander?

3 weeks ago

Blue

Your very top tier auto-include for lists is going to look like

Your situational includes are going to look like

Other blue stuff is usually just too expensive. Paying over 2 mana for a counterspell just doesn't cut it when there are so many threats for so cheap. Don't pay more than 2 for a counterspell unless it does something wild on top. Counterspells with fewer restrictions on what it can counter are going to be better.

Other Colors

This is where it gets saucy boys

  • Red Elemental Blast Pyroblast are VERY good. In a pod, there is almost definitely blue at the table. Every single red deck can slot these for commander without fear. Do note that REB works against any spell that includes blue (multicolor), while pyro only works against spells that are ONLY blue (monocolor).
  • Fork Reverberate (Twincast) these allow you to copy a counterspell to create a counterspell. More access for red to counterspells. They also conveniently work very well against tutors, ramp, big draw spells, and extra turn spells.
  • Guttural Response Weird hybrid color and somewhat restricted but still a good include in most RG decks.
  • Burnout a bit worse then the elemental blasts as it costs 2 mana and it is limited. The cantrip is nice though
  • Mana Tithe not that good in EDH but give it a whirl I guess
  • Lapse of Certainty costing 3 hurts, but this is more a tempo card than anything.
  • Dash Hopes Don't play this card in EDH lol
  • Withering Boon on the chunkier end at 2 CMC, but in a color that doesn't get much of this. The 3 life and the restriction hurt, but definitely EDH playable. Every deck runs a commander, 99% of which are creatures
  • Imp's Mischief can counter a spell by having it target Mischief, as can Misdirection Shunt Swerve and Ricochet Trap.
  • Veil of Summer 1 mana green Cryptic Command
  • Autumn's Veil Counterspell + silence against UB
  • Bind I bet you didn't even know this card existed. Cantrips. GOOD IN THE YISAN MIRROR MATCH?
  • Avoid Fate Weird protection oriented counterspell
  • Nether Void Mostly ran in stax builds, brutal lockout card
  • Planar Chaos One of my new favorite cards. Brutal with recursion like Hall of Heliod's Generosity. Play when you're ahead
  • Deathgrip Lifeforce These are based if you have any method of color shifting. Realistically, you could run Lifeforce in Momir Hackball. These cards can cause scoops on casual tables lol.
  • Vexing Shusher can render counterspells useless. Similarly, Dosan the Falling Leaf Grand Abolisher Prowling Serpopard Gaea's Herald can all protect against counterspells. Far more marginal but still worthwhile are Hall of Gemstone and Ritual of Subdual for turning off counterspells for opponents.

cPute on Can't Fight Fate (Klothys Control)

3 weeks ago

I love control decks without blue (or black)! +1

What about Red Elemental Blast, Reverberate, Dualcaster Mage, Jokulhaups and similar? :-)

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