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    Re: Ruby Storm

    i think with this new spoiled pandemonium dragon it is a bit more competitive.


    terror of the peaks (new enabler)
    knollspine dragon (draw cards?)
    thundermaw hellkite (15 damage)
    dragonlord kologhan (17 damage)
    karrthus, tyrant of jund (19 damage with dragonstorm and stormcount = 2)


    most of the time storm count will be at least 3, but it is interesting that you could just have irencrag feat 1RRR -> dragonstorm and most likely win. getting to 6 mana and casting irencrag isn't so hard. it's only 4 if you have a ruby. could be worth testing.

    thanks for revisiting.
    -rob

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    Re: Ruby Storm

    Would you rebuild around Feat maindeck? Or just have 1-of Irencrag in the SB as a line to Wish into Dragonstorm?

    Maindeck Irencrag -> Dragonstorm Plan A seems more linear and high variance, because you need to resolve the ramp in a certain order.


    You could try something like this


    // 60 Maindeck
    // 10 Artifact
    3 Lotus Petal
    3 Helm of Awakening
    4 Ruby Medallion

    // 4 Creatures
    1 Terror of the Peaks
    1 Thundermaw Hellkite
    1 Dragonlord Kolaghan
    1 Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

    // 12 Instant
    4 Desperate Ritual
    4 Manamorphose
    4 Seething Song

    // 15 Land
    10 Mountain
    3 City of Traitors
    2 Ancient Tomb

    // 20 Sorcery
    4 Rite of Flame
    4 Burning Wish
    4 Act on Impulse
    3 Bonus Round
    3 Empty the Warrens
    2 Dragonstorm

    //Wishboard: 10
    1 Empty the Warrens
    1 Grapeshot
    1 Dragonstorm
    1 Irencrag Feat
    1 Past in Flames
    1 Reforge the Soul
    1 Bonus Round
    1 Fiery Confluence
    1 Pulverize
    1 Anarchy


    Basically I cut out engines that open you up to vulnerabilities. PiF is weak to GY hate. Reforge gives them a fresh grip of disruption. Instead there's bit more colorless ramp to ramp into any of the following plays:
    - Ramp into maindeck Dragonstorm
    - Hardcast dragon
    - Wish for Irencrag, then cast Dragonstorm from hand next turn
    - Bonus Round + Burning Wish (2 or more copies) into Irencrag + Dragonstorm

    With a Medallion out and resolved Bonus Round, you just need RRRR to win with Burning Wish.
    R: Burning Wish x 2 -> Irencrag + Dragonstorm
    RRR: Irencrag x 2 -> 14 mana
    Dragonstorm with at least 4 copies



    With the Dragonstorm wincon, you can probably cut subpar wincons like Banefire, Lightning Surge and Goblin War Strike.

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    Re: Ruby Storm

    i'd add a 5th dragon, cut the helms, add a lotus petal, cut the warrens and then you have room for 3 cards. it's been a while since i've looked at the recent sets, so it likely needs some adjusting.

    also mizzix's mastery is quite good with dragonstorm if you have faithless looting and/or LED.
    -rob

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    Re: Ruby Storm

    // Dragonstorm

    // 60 Maindeck
    // 6 Artifact
    4 Ruby Medallion
    2 Lotus Petal

    // 9 Creature
    3 Simian Spirit Guide
    1 Dragonlord Kolaghan
    1 Atarka, World Render
    1 Thundermaw Hellkite
    1 Terror of Mount Velus
    1 Lathliss, Dragon Queen
    1 Terror of the Peaks

    // 11 Instant
    4 Desperate Ritual
    4 Seething Song
    3 Pyretic Ritual

    // 16 Land
    10 Mountain
    4 Ancient Tomb
    2 City of Traitors

    // 18 Sorcery
    3 Dragonstorm
    4 Rite of Flame
    3 Irencrag Feat
    4 Burning Wish
    4 Reforge the Soul


    // 15 Sideboard
    // 3 Artifact
    SB: 3 Defense Grid

    // 4 Enchantment
    SB: 4 Blood Moon

    // 4 Instant
    SB: 1 Mindbreak Trap
    SB: 3 Pyroblast

    // 4 Sorcery
    SB: 1 Dragonstorm
    SB: 1 Irencrag Feat
    SB: 1 Mizzix's Mastery
    SB: 1 Anarchy


    This is what I'm running currently. I think you're right on the Terror of the Peaks count. That card is very good. For me Atarka, World Render is a must include. I also think Terror of Mount Velus is worth a look as well. Knollspine really doesn't do much because you're already powering out dragons. I might even take a looksie at the original bamf, that being Dragon Tyrant. Double Strike and Trample and Firebreathing on a 6/6 is very strong. Karrthus is good but if you draw it, well, good luck to you because you will now need 2 lotus petals, which is a toughie. A friend of mine saw the bonus round version and posted it in our group chat. But personally, I think this is entirely the wrong approach. Personally I think reforge the soul is much stronger, and allows us to utilize mizzix's mastery with a discarded dragonstorm. Bonus round builds tend to need a lot of casting spells and we are not in need of that. Sure, Act on Impulse for 6 is great and most likely nets a win, but it's overkill at that point. Besides which, the RR in bonus round is prohibitive. I often have difficulty casting 'round in my normal ruby list, let alone a dragonstorm list. But that is my opinion, and I've not tested the 'round out in dragonstorm. I'm certainly very open to sideboard suggestions though! Thanks guys

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