mono red burn needs help

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Posted on Feb. 3, 2023, 6:10 p.m. by RockIV

Rocks Monored burn

hi there, i made this red deck time ago with actually not very much experience about monoreds.

so i have the doubt , should i add more creatures?

i have Spark Elemental Hellspark Elemental, this two creatures to add to the deck. I have seen alot of decks with them, but i dont know what cards should i replace. Will the deck be better with more creatures? maybe i have to take out Viashino Pyromancer and Skullcrack.

should i add cards like Shock, Thunderbolt or Grim Lavamancer ? i know that there are alot of more cards that i should get like Eidolon of the Great Revel Skewer the Critics

i may add Browbeat, for some card draws

ty very much for reading :D

lespaul977 says... #2

Hi RockIV! I know there are a lot of mono-red burn decks that don’t run many creatures so I don’t think you’re off-base for only running 11. There are some cards that might be fun to add, like Thermo-Alchemist and Guttersnipe, but I don’t thing you’re “wrong” by any means. I run a few more creatures in my Stomp. Burn. Destroy. V2.0 deck (which isn’t the best example of a competitive deck), but that’s just what I prefer. Play what is fun for you.

As far as other solid creatures go, you’ve already got Monastery Swiftspear, which is a great 1-drop, but Ghitu Lavarunner and Soul-Scar Mage are also good 1-drop options if you do decide to add some more creatures.

It looks like you have a lot of cool burn cards in your deck, but a lot of them cost 2. I think it might be a good idea to take a look at Shock (as well as similar cards like Play with Fire) and Skewer the Critics, and other cards you can get out for 1 mana. Also, I’ve had good luck with Light Up the Stage in my burn deck as a nice way to get some card advantage.

Best of luck on the build! I have a lot of fun with burn decks, and I’m sure you will too.

February 4, 2023 11:32 p.m.

RockIV says... #3

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

February 11, 2023 12:18 p.m.

DreadKhan says... #4

I think I like the changes, have you playtested it yet?

February 11, 2023 4:56 p.m.

RockIV says... #5

i did these changes today, i wasnt able to play yet. Maybe i will test it against myself , but its not the same XD

February 11, 2023 5:44 p.m.

jethstriker says... #6

I suggest adding Eidolon of the Great Revel at least in your sideboard. Even if its not helping you in the mainboard because of your meta, it should help you on burn's hard matchups. The only card choices I'm having doubts on the mainboard are Incinerate and Lightning Strike. But then your on mono red so your card choices are constrained. I suggest Skewer the Critics and 1-2 copies of Grim Lavamancer on the mainboard to round out your build.

February 17, 2023 7:53 p.m.

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