Shock deals 2 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.
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1 day ago
Hello, I saw your post about the deck and wanted to make a couple of suggestions.
You have some cards I think are of dubious value in your deck and would like to suggest removing them. You should delete the following cards; Thought Scour This card adds nothing to this deck's game plan. Spore Frog . Cut these and replace them with Empty the Warrens . Empty the Warrens can make blockers, increases your storm count, and can storm for even more goblins.
I also feel I have to make the obligatory mention about some of the better turbo fog and storm creatures you could replace them with; Augur of Bolas , Guttersnipe , Sprite Dragon , Snapcaster Mage and Electrostatic Field . If you really need to have a creature, make it a 4 of any of the creatures I just mentioned. But dump the frogs. If you really think fog effects are your answer then cut them for Haze of Pollen . Haze at least can raise storm counts or be cycled when the battlefield does not have serious threats in play. And the frogs would be gone.
Cut Nature's Spiral . It is too narrow and does not advance your win condition. I am also not happy with your enchantments either. I think I see your game plan using them but they hurt your odds of Storming off on your opponent and really only hurt yourself by slowing down your deck. I would cut Gaseous Form for sure. And suggest cutting Abundant Growth . I would replace these with copies of Echoing Truth and Growth Spiral . Both of these cards do the same thing those cards do in the short run, then they raise your storm counts and help win the game in the long run.
Your deck is missing two things that help turbo decks and burn/storm decks. Card advantage and mana rituals. Consider these cards when thinking about what to replace your cuts with or consider making room for some of them; Desperate Ritual , Pyretic Ritual , or Manamorphose . If you plan to keep Abundant Growth in your deck then these rituals have lesser value but I would consider dumping the growth for a playset of one of these or more depending on your card count. They up your storm count and provide the mana to cast more cards in the same turn adding even more to your storm counts.
For card advantage, consider making room for the cards like these; Opt , Sleight of Hand , Serum Visions , Pieces of the Puzzle , Behold the Multiverse , Brainstorm or Frantic Search . Some of these are cheap to cast with a small return but will really accelerate the deck and raise your counts. The bigger cost ones have bigger payoffs for card advantage but will make slower turns. Some other cards to consider are Browbeat , Risk Factor and the blue jump-start card Chemister's Insight . You don't see Risk Factor or Chemister's Insight in competitive decks as much but they are both good alternatives that can keep providing advantage or damage. I would consider adding 4-8 of some of these cards to give you card advantage and help refill your hand for bigger storms.
Two more suggestions that may have a place in the deck; Silundi Vision Flip can replace a generic island while letting you dig pretty deep to find one of your win conditions. You may even consider adjusting the mana base to make room for maybe even 2 of these.
Consider adding Past in Flames to the deck. This card really increases the chances of a win especially during long games by letting you replay all of your burn spells from the yard. It needs a big mana investment but it can finish a game depending on the state of your graveyard. I would seriously consider replacing two copies of Call to Mind and/or Nature's Spiral with a total of 2 copies of Past in Flames . I would keep it at two copies, it does need a big mana state to really work out for you and going to 3 or 4 copies will hurt the deck instead of help it.
Lastly, consider going to 4 copies of the good cards you already have in the deck. You should raise the counts of Lightning Bolt and Shock to 4 each for sure. I would also consider dropping copies of Fog to raise your counts of Moment's Peace . Generally, if you do need to fog the field it will happen later in the game so the mana cost is not as big a burden and the flashback makes them awesome.
3 days ago
Excellent! Those were all concerns I thought of but it helps having a second opinion--since obviously I'm biased.
I am going to have to help my new group regardless, since my deck is already as you said: "hugely dangerous -- something your group doesn't want to play against, because it's just too big of a crushing." Keep in mind they bought pre-made mono decks--so it's not really an accomplishment; I have been play testing my deck against izzet dragons and I do not even stand chance.
Speaking of, izzet dragons was the deck that originally inspired me and I see they follow the rules of thumb you outlined above.
Would it make sense to split this deck up into one deck that is more classic Izzet and the other that is Dragon themed? (Make them both 60 cards).
I feel like I have two good deck's smashed into one sub-par deck.
Thanks for the feedback!
1 week ago
You need a more reliable way to self-trigger your own Enrage for that mechanic to be fully powerful.
I recently helped a friend on Arena with HIS dino deck, and Cinderclasm along with Spikefield Hazard Flip appear to be the two best self-enrage-trigger options available on Arena. Cinderburn will trigger all of your enrage at once, and with Spikefield, it can double as a land so you're not stuck devoting a massive portion of your deck to tiny direct-damage spells (which aren't all that effective in many cases, save for self-triggering Enrage on your own guys).
There's also stuff like Shock which has a few printings that are legal & available on Arena, but with 2-damage effects you run a greater risk of an opponent themselves having a Shock or similar spell, and being able to finish off one of your Enraged dinos for very little cost/effort.
Additionally, and it can depend some on creature choices, but his Enrage build didn't have many options for dealing with Flying at first, so Arachnoform and Collision / Colossus both each got 2-3 copies added into his deck as well.
I'd look into that as Polyraptor could be cool if you added in some more copies, but without a reliable trigger he's not that great. There's also quite a few nice Red/green enrage dino options you could add in to help make it more streamlined and have better synergy.
Good luck & Nice build! +1
1 week ago
In terms of cuts, I'd recommend evaluating each card and see if it either can win you the game or furthers your game plan. At first glance, I think you have a few lackluster removal spells. Things like Shock Make Your Mark Claim the Firstborn Revitalize could probably be replaced with better things! But overall play the cards you enjoy!
2 weeks ago
Wow, what a deck, very creative. I would probably buy it. . . except for the three Mana Confluences, very questionable. I'm assuming that is for blue mana, honestly, just run an Izzet Guildgate instead. This is very good but lacks win conditions, I have some notable suggestions below:) Suggestions:(at least consider sideboarding) Colossification + Fling (will usually seem suspicious in a gruul w a lil blue deck, so wait for your opponents to tap out, and if you want to take it even further Unleash Fury ) Brash Taunter + Unleash Fury or Brash Taunter + Star of Extinction add some counterspells maybe? Dissolve or Cancel Guttersnipe + Dictate of the Twin Gods (note: if you really wanna go crazy, throw in some Shock s, you're paying 1 for four damage lol) Finally, always reccomend Soul-Guide Lantern , pioneer players are mean and very often try to recast from the graveyards, as you will run into a lot more dreadhorde archanists probably, in black decks which is even more scary, given some of the spells they could play.
So that's all i got, like I said, i like the idea of this deck, just take these into consideration:) aslo, if you put Colossification on your Dreadhorde Archanist, essentially you can cast any instant or sorcery spell you want lol
2 weeks ago
I know that she has to activate her ability in order to transform, but am unsure as to whether or not her combat damage is taken into consideration.
1 month ago
I agree with everything @Markov_1947 pointed out. These grindy Ultimatum-less decks usually fold to Emergent Ultimatum and you play neither Extinction Event nor Shadows' Verdict , meaning that you could easily get run over by mono-white or mono-red too. I like a whole bunch of the cards you put in here and wish they were playable in a midrange deck like this, but many of them just aren't right now. If you want something like this, you either put in Ultimatum and join the bad guys, or you go more controlling and gear up to beat them.
Sarulf, Realm Eater and Cosima, God of the Voyage Flip are great for limited and do look pretty delicious on paper, but in reality they are just too slow for constructed. I haven't played around with Nissa of Shadowed Boughs yet, but I believe she fits best in an aggro deck. Wolfwillow Haven is often better than Lotus Cobra , as the snake is just terrible at dodging Shock , Bonecrusher Giant , Eliminate and whatnot.
Hope that helps some. Good luck!