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    Control of the Court - Phoenix

    4x Control of the Court
    4x Goblin Lore
    4x Arclight Phoenix
    4x Bedlam Reveler
    4x Hollow One
    4x Rite of Flames
    4x Faithless Looting
    4x manamorphose
    4x lightning bolt
    1x fireblast
    3x chain lighting
    4x wasteland
    16x mountain

    This deck is broken. Enjoy.

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    Re: Control of the Court - Phoenix

    Burning Inquiry seems like a card.

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    Re: Control of the Court - Phoenix

    Yea I'd try cutting the last 4 non land for 4 inquiry and cutting
    or 2 bedlam reveler for some kind of desperate ritual or something like that.
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    Re: Control of the Court - Phoenix

    Punishing Phoenix


    //Spells: 28
    4 Rite of Flame
    4 Gamble
    4 Faithless Looting
    4 Burning Inquiry
    4 Goblin Lore
    4 Control of the Court
    4 Punishing Fire

    //Creatures: 12
    4 Arclight Phoenix
    4 Hollow One
    4 Bedlam Reveler

    //Lands: 20
    4 Grove of the Burnwillows
    4 Barbarian Ring
    12 Mountain


    If you're already doing random discards, Gamble seems like a must. It'll find you Phoenixes for gas and Revelers for draws.

    Punishing Fire could be good tech. It gives you more value you're OK with randomly discarding, and an easy way to refill your hand with spells for R (to have spells to cast lategame or fodder to feed to random discards to increase the probability of keeping better cards in your hand).

    Barbarian Ring should be really easy to turn on, no reason not to run 4 copies.

    Depending on how greedy the deck gets with draw/discard effects, Squee, Goblin Nabobs could even be good just to give you more card fodder.

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    Re: Control of the Court - Phoenix

    Control of the Court isn't on MTGO and Phoenix is ridiculous in price, i was willing to try it out. looks fun.

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    Re: Control of the Court - Phoenix

    FTW I like what you are doing here. Gamble is close. Not sure.

    But the burning inquiry, punishing fire, grove is a must!

    Wasteland seems unnecessary.

    I think you need manamorphose or some other “free card” that cantrips.

    With manamorpose you can play rite of flames into manamorphose, into a goblin lore. Discard Phoenix and go to combat. You could conceptually have a turn 1 with 3 arclights in the yard and 4 hollow ones on turn 1!

    Bedlam reveled May be bad and should be relaxed with some othercard drawer.

    There are decent “free” red spells like pyrokensis and cave-in that can also be played. But in all honest, gut shot might be the very best one. With cards like Surgical Extraction in the sideboard

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    Re: Control of the Court - Phoenix

    Could try a Library of Leng to see what it does.

    Can this go two-color? Going Red/Blue opens up Cepahlid Coliseum, Careful Study, Izzet Charm, and Tolarian Winds.

    Flashback cards like Cabal Therapy,Lava Dart,Conflagrate or Firecat Blitz could pad the spell count.

    Is the curve tall enough to make Desparate Ritual make sense.

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