Quote from SmiIey »With Titan Strength I was thinking that the 1 mana +3 with a scry effect would be worth it more then a pump alone? Although Madcap Skills really seems like the better choice.
Talking about burn to players only... wouldn't Flame Rift be better then Lave Spike? Since ur turn 1 will 99% of the time be Mountain Zurgo Pass?
Also I saw that you're testing Collateral Damage wouldn't Thunderous Wrath have a spot it the deck? I guess you could miss with a looting effect? It still feels really good and you do have a SDT for some instant speed silliness.
Eidolon of the Great Revel seems so good in this deck. Would Pyrostatic Pillar just not be as good?
I know we talked about Rabblemaster and it will soon make the cut but until then I know standard players have been enjoying Stoke the Flames and even Hordeling Outburst together. You even have Goblin Assault right now! Could those cards also be good, or do they not scale well in DC?
Quote from SmiIey »I remember talking to you about Squee and you just saying I was silly... You're probably right that even though its value with looting effects its still really bad. What about Pyrewild Shaman for the same kind of effect? Then you have 2 Phoenixes and Pyrewild to rebuy after looting...
I think that Thunderous Wrath really could be a card in the deck. It only misses in the off chance that you loot into it.. but with that being said its a easy card to choose to loot out of hand.
In modern I had a friend that had it as a 1 of in his deck and the only time it was bad is when it was in his opening 7. Now in DC its easy to see exiling it in the partial mulligan just to get it back into the deck so ts not a dead card.
Could it be better to have more of a top end with your cards? I know we both think dragons at 5 seem good.. What about something like Ashcloud Phoenix? It flies, auto 2 for 1's and at 6 mana can burn for the last few points? Maybe its better then Viashino Sandstalker?
And if you're really feeling crazy what about Arc-Slogger? One of my favorite cards I've got to play in standard lol. I could see you shocking for like 12-14 points as long as you have no fear at all!
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Quote from yujipooji »Well yeah that second part about repurcussion is kinda far out. But my question about the sweepers still stand. I haven't played with the deck yet so I don't really know.. you've never felt the need to wipe the board decisively?
Quote from yujipooji »Yep, agreed on volcanic fallout.. I couldn't even resist using it in the kaalia deck =) uncounterable geist killer is too hard to pass up.
Going the opposite direction of curve toppers like the dragons you mentioned, does vexing devil have any merits in the deck?? how about rakdos cackler?
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Quote from Macabre »Quote from 3drinks »Not sure I like Titan's Strength/Brute Force/Blood Lust/Fist of the Anvil. But if I were to play any of these, I'd imagine Madcap Skills should make the cut first? Zurgo beats five on t2 and is harder to block...seems really solid.
Didn't you essentially slam my decklist that did this? Nice to see you giving him a try, hope it works for ya!
edit; to add to that concept, what makes zurgo get past siggarda is anti-block shenangians. Blood Moon and Volcanic Strength is one example of many that red has.
Quote from 3drinks »Not sure I like Titan's Strength/Brute Force/Blood Lust/Fist of the Anvil. But if I were to play any of these, I'd imagine Madcap Skills should make the cut first? Zurgo beats five on t2 and is harder to block...seems really solid.
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Quote from beherits »price of progress seems a worthy addition.
Quote from chowabbajack »Aw man, I came back to check this list and find that Zo-Zu, the Punisher has been replaced by boring Zurgo. I felt the previous list had a lot flavor going for it, ie "Smash your lands", that made it stand out as unique. Are competitive pressures great enough to play this as a burn deck then?