Searing Blood

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

Searing Blood


Searing Blood deals 2 damage to target creature. When that creature dies this turn, Searing Blood deals 3 damage to that creature's controller. (Dying is being put into the graveyard from the battlefield. Tokens enter the graveyard before they cease to exist.)

9-lives on burn deck help to refurbish

5 months ago

Ahh! Thanks, legendofa! You're catering to my tastes even though they may not be the most 'optimal' or 'meta'! Thank you for that! Funny you noticed that they all start with S, haha.

wallisface, that makes sense, but I consider that if Satyr Firedancer isn't killed in the beginning, and stays on the field, I can destroy 6 toughness creatures with just two burn spells. Plus, I can die very quickly to creatures if I don't have it, and it's a card I can deal damage to the player if need be. Monastery Swiftspear is only one mana less, and isn't as good as most people think, contrary to popular wisdom, and requires being drawn in the beginning of the game. I'd rather run 2x Vexing Devil for that purpose, which makes far more sense in her stead. If the player chooses the creature chocie of Vexing Devil because he/she can remove it, there isn't anything lost nor gained if Monastery Swiftspear is in its stead. I would like something good that isn't in my deck, or even new to the archetype. I know there's Searing Blaze and Searing Blood, but they aren't as useful as I'd like them to be. I also don't know which one to choose, either. Landfall isn't the greatest, and neither is dealing 2 damage, especially if I draw it later in the game. I'm trying to cover all of my bases in the early and semi-later game, and that isn't what I'm looking for.

wallisface on burn deck help to refurbish

5 months ago

9-lives While having some variance to a deck from the established meta can be useful/powerful, your deck doesn’t need to go more off-script, it needs to be reigned-in closer to the meta-list. It would be unhelpful & actively-harmful suggesting more cards that deter you even further from what burn is supposed to look like, because it’s just going to worsen a list that already has a lot of issues.

Satyr Firedancer is not “really useful” in burn, it is actively a detriment to the deck. It’s going to cost you more games than help you:

  • it immediately dies to either Orcish Bowmasters, Wrenn and Six, and the various other cards that can prey on X/1s. Bowmasters in particular are in 35% of decks and’ll just immediately dunk on this card.

  • ever nonland card in burn needs to deal at least 3 damage to justify this card is never reliably doing that - and even if it can accrue 3 damage, the earliest it can do so it turn-5, which is already longer into the game than burn wants to be.

  • spending turn-2 casting this card and only this cards puts zero-pressure on your opponent and gives them a LOT of breathing room to establish their gameplan. This card being 2 mana makes it very slow in terms of burn.

  • burn has never really had an issue with creatures, as they already have Searing Blaze main and access to Searing Blood sideboard (note, there’s a reason they don’t bother running both main - it’s unnecessary).

This card is a prime example of something which will lead it to underperform, and a prime example of why the deck is top-slow.

legendofa on burn deck help to refurbish

5 months ago

9-lives Off the top of my head, here are some more niche and unique cards that you might be interested in. Maybe you can push them to the next level.

Stigma Lasher is another anti-life gain option. Soul-Scar Mage sees some play in creature aggro decks and plays well with Satyr Firedancer. Searing Blood is roughly Shock + Lightning Bolt in a single card. Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker is more of a midrange topper at five mana, but has a decent burn deck package.

I'm not sure why they all start with S.

wallisface on BURNNN

1 year ago

I'm really not convinced by the Vexing Devil or the Grim Lavamancer. Devil is too easy for an opponent to play around, and Lavamancer is slow. Personally i'd be using Searing Blood in place of both of those cards.

There's a nice article on budget burn here that might interest you.

RockIV on mono red burn needs help

1 year ago

there has been some changes on the deck :

added :

Hellspark Elemental x 4 - maybe Keldon Marauders will be better ?

Searing Blood x 4 - not shure about these one , are there better alternatives or its ok ?

Flame Rift x 4 - as replacement of Eidolon of the Great Revel

Shard Volley x 2 - i only add two because it cost lands , and i dont have a lot of them

Skullcrack ended up in sideboard , i always feel that its not that good if your opponent dont gain life.

so, with these changes i have some new questions

is Hellspark Elemental a good card for these deck ? or Keldon Marauders or Vexing Devil would be better. I also was thnking in adding maybe 1 or 2 Grim Lavamancer-

is Searing Blood ok, or are there better cards that i dont know ? i know about Searing Blaze but decided for blood, because i will need to wait for lands for the other one.

Shard Volley i decided for only 2 of them, im shure 4 of them would be to savage for my lands.

Browbeat didnt enter the main

what do you guys think about these changes

ty for the help

TheWiseDragon43 on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

2 years ago

It seems that the database is missing the versions of Hidden Strings and Approach of the Second Sun from the Pioneer Challenger decks. It may also be missing the other cards from those decks, Isolate, Silkwrap, Spell Queller, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Wild Slash, Searing Blood, Lurrus of the Dream-Den, and Ethereal Armor. I think the set number is Q06 for all of them

zapyourtumor on Rakdos Scourge Burn

2 years ago

Sorry scratch that. Instead of Searing Blood, I think you could add 2 Boros Charm. You already have white lands and white sb cards, and it does the same amount of damage to your opponent as flame rift. It's also an instant, and it can be used to give a 10/10+ scourge double strike which could hit really hard (wish it gave trample too though).

zapyourtumor on Rakdos Scourge Burn

2 years ago

Omniscience_is_life Searing Blaze actually "turns on" on turn 2, since it counts a land played before it was cast. The main advantage it has over other burn to face cards is because it's a 2 in 1, and burn decks care a lot abt cards.

On another note, have you considered maybe dropping 2 Flame Rift (its cute but you have a lot of self damaging lands and eidolon, so idk) and then move the 2 Searing Blood mainboard? It does almost as much damage to the player and also removes something. It would also make it a bit easier to achieve delirium I think, since you balance the number instants and sorceries.

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