Smoldering Spires

Smoldering Spires

Land

Smoldering Spires enters the battlefield tapped.

When Smoldering Spires enters the battlefield, target creature can't block this turn.

Tap: Add {{R}} to your mana pool.

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Common
Worldwake (WWK) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal

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Smoldering Spires Discussion

Kazierts on Red/Green

8 months ago

Well, if you never had any problems with Kiln Fiend then keep it. There's no reason to change what has been working out fine. Just as a thought provoker, you can have Monastery Swiftspear to think about.

Maybe just bad wasn't the best thing to say about Rakdos Shred-Freak . It's just that it offers basically nothing more than haste. You have cards like Hellspark Elemental , as you mentioned, but also:

  1. Earthshaker Khenra - Makes it easier to get to your opponent while also being reusable from the grave in the late game, and even bigger than before.

  2. Ash Zealot - More of a Siboard card, but still, 2 mana for first strike, haste and punishes your opponent for playing cards from your graveyard.

  3. Vexing Devil - Dont't know if you could fit this guy in your budget, but it's amazing. It's either a one mana 4/3 that your opponent will have to waste a removal spell or a one mana 4 damage spell.

However, the real reason I said Rakdos Shred-Freak is bad is because of...

Thunderkin Awakener - It can reanimate all of your (elemental) suicide bombers while attacking. So for only two mana, you can from 4 damage on board, with Thunderkin Awakener and Spark Elemental , to up to 8 damage with the Firecat. You could also put other cards in for him, like Lightning Skelemental and Spark Trooper , but those would require you to adjust the manabase.

Also, since you're playing these cheap suicide bombers you could use Unearth to reanimate them again and hit for a bunch. However, I'm not sure that splashing to black would appeal to you.

Another suicide bomber could be Impetuous Devils , though I don't have much to say about it. You can basically take out one of your opponent's creature by forcing them to block. Just here as an option for you.

Cards like Thud , Fling and Flesh / Blood (the blood half only) should prove themselves more useful than Soul's Fire . Since most of your creatures are dying anyway, there should be no problem in sacrificing them.

Manabasewise, if really want to keep Reality Smasher you can add lands that have a better utility than Rogue's Passage as most of your creatures have trample anyway, so your opponent will regardless always have trouble preventing damage.

I've been writing a lot today, so right now I won't go on too much detail about these "utility" lands. I'll just list some here and you can say if you liked any or none and I'll glady discuss about it.

Just as a curiosty, I've written so many cards in this comment that TappedOut won't let me mark more suggestions, while most not even appearing for me to suggest.

Zarathoustra on Talk Smack And 8 Whack

1 year ago

Well, do you know Krenko, Mob Boss ? Also, good mono-colored lands don't have to be expensive, you could consider Smoldering Spires , Teetering Peaks or Looming Spires ; even a neutral one like Sunscorched Desert wouldn't hurt (yourself at least).

As I see it you play every single most expensive goblin on the market. If you don't have the cards yet and want to start with a budget goblin deck, have a look at mine. Ok, it may not be as effective, but still, it wins games : Thud 4 Life

I'm kind of new to the game but I started to play with a mono red burn deck. I don't know how much you want to spend, but you could get started with less than 50 bocks.

Remove the 4 Vexing Devil from my Guttersnipe's Burning Rage and you have quite a powerfull deck for almost nothing. Again, I play red only, for other colors, I'm not so sure but a mono black zombie deck like Zombie land strikes again ! (not mine, this one) is very fun to play an would cost almost nothing.

electromancer on Wildborn Midrange

2 years ago

I feel like you could be doing more with your lands, like making a thing unblockable every turn:Smoldering Spires

I'm sure there's more, but this is what immediately came up.

ThomTurf on Red Rainbow

2 years ago

I'm looking for some fun lands to add like Smoldering Spires. Not just the simple mana cards. Nothing game chanhing tho. I'm thinking of adding 1 of each of the scry Temples aswell.

Snivy__ on 11.7% OF THE TIME, IT WORKS EVERY TIME.

2 years ago

Why Fatal Frenzy and no Temur Battle Rage? Also, running Cavern of Souls in replace of four Mountains would help Crusher to be uncounterable, and Fatal Frenzy only costs so by the fourth turn (when you go off) you would have the to play the Frenzy.

Maybe adding in Teetering Peaks or Looming Spires to increase Crusher's power without spending mana would help too, because even tho they come in tapped, you only need three lands on the fourth turn to win. You would need to mill one less card if you play Spires and TWO less cards if you play Peaks! Even Smoldering Spires would help to make Crusher blocked by one less creature (which could greatly affect the amount of damage dealt).

Maybe turning this deck into Gruul, putting in all Gruul lands that come in untapped and add in Skarrg, the Rage Pits using Assault Strobe instead of Frenzy. Or into Boros, putting in all Boros lands that come in untapped, using Slayers' Stronghold to beef up Crusher and give him Vigilance to dodge "Destroy/Exile target tapped creature" instants.

As you see, there are many ways to increase the odds of this deck winning. I'm not saying its a truly competitive deck (but who knows? it could be someday) except that its a cool card that deserves a deck around it.

Good luck with this deck and I hope what I suggested increases the odds of this deck winning!

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