A hopefully fun burn deck with lots of extra value, thanks to Ghyrson Starn, Kelermorph with a small ping/deathtouch subtheme.

Giving my commander deathtouch and/or lifelink is key to maximum success. Therefore i put Basilisk Collar, Gorgon's Head and Gorgon Flail in the rest is pretty self explanatory ;) cast your pingers and tap 'em at instant speed whenever someone dares to attack you or wait until your opponents have finished their turns before you unleash a barrage of lightning bolt to whatever it is a thread to your (OR the group - I like the aspect that it can be played quiet political that way). Protect your stuff with counterspells if necessary. Curiosity, Ophidian Eye and Tandem Lookout for card draw and obvious niv-mizzet combo. Ramping up is a bit limited in izzet, so that's what the mana rocks are for.

Still not 100% convinced about the addition of Dance With The Devils, The Locust God and Burn Down the House. One one side i feel like having some tokens to block might not be a bad idea. On the other hand i can just blast everything away that's attacking me, before any combat damage will be dealt. Additionally Caltrops and Propaganda might also do a good job in saving me from being attacked.So not sure if i should just entirely focus on pingers and burn spells instead. What do you think?

I am not going down the Charisma / Willbreaker route btw. i rather destroy stuff than controlling other cards (and having to read their texts)

Do you know any cool or funny cards to add to this deck? I am more than happy to hear your suggestions. But i am trying to keep this a budget thing so please no Force of Negation-esque suggestions ;) And i am also looking for some advice about the mana curve? are 35 lands enough? do i need more mana rocks? is the red/blue mixing ratio okay?


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It always felt a bit off to have two niv-mizzets in one deck despite of not even relying on them for being a game-winning combo-piece. So i figured it might help much to take one out and replace it with a tutor. That way the tutor can still represent niv-mizzet but can also be used more situational to get other spells that i might need depending on the board state of the game. Also adding another instant to the deck supports my overall spellslinger theme much better. Long story short: Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind is out, Long-Term Plans is in.

Fixing lands/mana in this deck, i took out The Locust God as the synergy with my commander wasn't really there anyway and replaced it with an Island. For the same reasons i took out Toralf, God of Fury  Flip and replaced it with a Fellwar Stone being the "best" mana rock i could get from my bulks. Boring but necessary. Looking at my overall mana now i have 37 lands (one of them being Spikefield Hazard  Flip ) and 7 mana rocks now. Is this enough now? How do you feel about the mana in general in this deck? Please let me know


65% Casual

35% Competitive

Top Ranked
Date added 7 months
Last updated 2 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

2 - 0 Mythic Rares

26 - 2 Rares

25 - 0 Uncommons

31 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.36
Tokens Copy Clone, Devil 1/1 R, Smoke Blessing, Treasure
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