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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    Why not run both? Looking at the bolt cards, and trying to stay away from multicolor and the truly bad bolts, I think an updated list could be:


    4 Goblin Guide
    4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
    4 Monastery Swiftspear

    4 Lava Spike
    4 Lightning Bolt
    4 Chain Lightning
    4 Rift Bolt
    4 Skewer the Critics
    4 Fireblast
    3 Price of Progress
    2 Open Spots for (Sulfuric Vortex, Searing Blaze, Forked Bolt, Grim Lavamancer)

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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    Quote Originally Posted by Cire View Post
    Why not run both?
    I'm already looking to cut cards to test stuff like Light up the Stage, and Rift Bolt is the weakest card in the deck outside of Searing Blaze with no opposing creatures.
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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    Quote Originally Posted by Cire View Post


    Spectacle Bolt. Does Burn even want to be a 40 Bolt 20 Land deck anymore?
    I don't think Legacy/Modern Burn really wants this. I like Rift Bolt over this still. Spectacle doesn't change timing restrictions, and there will be some "AH HA GOT YOU!" Moments, but I don't think it's consistent enough for Burn.
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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    From looking at all the lists there seems to be about 10 open spots all together that are fought between:

    Sulfuric Vortex
    Searing Blaze
    Forked Bolt
    Grim Lavamancer
    Rift Bolt
    Bomat Courier

    The question for SKTC is whether it should be included in the above discussion, and I think it should. It seems better than Rift Bolt on each turn other than the 1st (you have about a 40% chance of drawing into 1 of 4 rift bolts turn 1, and by turn 3 you have a 49+% of drawing into 1 of 4 rift bolts, which means that while rift bolt would be better turn 1 (and to be honest you would rather play one of your creatures), by turn 3 SKTC would already seem to be better 9 out of every 100 games simply by drawing into it). How to order the above cards is up to metagame and player choice IMO, but also IMO SKTC > Rift Bolt, but as my list made clear I also think Rift Bolt is a better include that the other cards on that list, so in the 10 open spots, I would include them both).

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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    I did some math on the new card, Skewer the Critics. So I don't have to format the entire thing a second time, a link to what I've typed up is here: https://np.reddit.com/r/MTGLegacy/co...r_the_critics/

    Overall, I definitely think that Skewer is worth testing. Probably in place of some of the flex slots at first. If it turns out to be really good, it can be a 4 of in the main deck. If it's sometimes awkward for you but still pretty good, consider cutting down to less than 4 copies, as multiple copies of Skewer in your hand aren't very good together.

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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    I've played burn a long time, although most recently only online. Latley I've been doing pretty well. I think some of the recent bannings have really helped burn.
    When I have problems, it's usually because I'm flooded with mana or screwed out of it through bad draws, discard or whatever. When I loose games, it's generally not because I didn't have enough bolts. It's because they played something I couldn't answer....jitte, gristlebrand, some giant elderazi....
    I think 16 bolts is enough. I even take some out post board sometimes for ensnaring bridge or graffdiggers cage. I'm going to be testing this card, but in place of my rift bolts or lava spikes. I think I need my flex spots to be competitive.
    Just blasting away with damage to my opponent while ignoring the cards they play hasn't worked very well for me since like 1999.

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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    Quote Originally Posted by Ox411 View Post
    I've played burn a long time, although most recently only online. Latley I've been doing pretty well. I think some of the recent bannings have really helped burn.
    When I have problems, it's usually because I'm flooded with mana or screwed out of it through bad draws, discard or whatever. When I loose games, it's generally not because I didn't have enough bolts. It's because they played something I couldn't answer....jitte, gristlebrand, some giant elderazi....
    I think 16 bolts is enough. I even take some out post board sometimes for ensnaring bridge or graffdiggers cage. I'm going to be testing this card, but in place of my rift bolts or lava spikes. I think I need my flex spots to be competitive.
    Just blasting away with damage to my opponent while ignoring the cards they play hasn't worked very well for me since like 1999.
    I'm not hugely proficient with Burn, but I agree pretty much completely with this. I'm interested to try Light Up the Stage, but I don't really see any reason to double down on Bolts even further. With that said, I can see Skewer to be a good metagame choice or sideboard option against a lot of Chalices.
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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    yea i think for burn decks attacking on turn 3 and getting light up the stage into eidolon would be pretty great.
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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    I think both Skewer and Light Up are really good additions to the deck, what do you think of something like this?

    19x Mountain

    4x Goblin Guide
    4x Monastery Swiftspear
    4x Eidolon of the Great Revel

    4x Lightning Bolt
    4x Chain Lightning
    4x Lava Spike
    4x Rift Bolt
    4x Skewer the Critics
    4x Fireblast
    3x Price of Progress
    2x Light Up the Stage

    I would also like to play Risk Factor and Sulfuric Vortex but the flex slots aren't enough. What do you think? In my opinion playing 20x Bolt is too powerful to not do it.

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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    Quote Originally Posted by alvoi View Post
    I think both Skewer and Light Up are really good additions to the deck, what do you think of something like this?

    19x Mountain

    4x Goblin Guide
    4x Monastery Swiftspear
    4x Eidolon of the Great Revel

    4x Lightning Bolt
    4x Chain Lightning
    4x Lava Spike
    4x Rift Bolt
    4x Skewer the Critics
    4x Fireblast
    3x Price of Progress
    2x Light Up the Stage

    I would also like to play Risk Factor and Sulfuric Vortex but the flex slots aren't enough. What do you think? In my opinion playing 20x Bolt is too powerful to not do it.
    I agree with almost all of your card choices. My deck looks a lot like yours. I run into so much discard and life gain when I play online, the risk factors and vortexes are really important to me.
    I'm considering dropping the risk factors for some skewer the critics....but hymn...thoughtseize...duress.inquisition of whatshisname.....lianna....its great to be able to play something from the graveyard.

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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    Maybe you could move the prices to the sideboard? I don't know your meta, but in some matchups they are really dead cards. So without price and light up you have 5 flex slots, in which you can try 3 vortexes and 2 risk factors. What do you think?

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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    Did anyone tested light up the stage I have found the card to be very good it is a four off one mana draw 2 is so good don't forget the effect doesn't end at this turn but next turn !!

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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    Quote Originally Posted by adrieng View Post
    Did anyone tested light up the stage I have found the card to be very good it is a four off one mana draw 2 is so good don't forget the effect doesn't end at this turn but next turn !!
    What card did you cut ?

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    Re: [Primer/Deck] Burn

    Here is what I am testing, I cut two firebolt one grim lavamancer and one vortex


    // 60 Maindeck
    // 12 Creature
    4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
    4 Monastery Swiftspear
    4 Goblin Guide

    // 1 Enchantment
    1 Sulfuric Vortex

    // 14 Instant
    4 Lightning Bolt
    4 Price of Progress
    4 Fireblast
    2 Searing Blood

    // 19 Land
    19 Mountain

    // 14 Sorcery
    4 Chain Lightning
    4 Lava Spike
    2 Rift Bolt
    4 Light Up the Stage


    // 15 Sideboard
    // 4 Enchantment
    SB: 3 Pyrostatic Pillar
    SB: 1 Sulfuric Vortex

    // 8 Instant
    SB: 4 Smash to Smithereens
    SB: 2 Mindbreak Trap
    SB: 2 Searing Blood

    // 3 Land
    SB: 3 Karakas



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