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replaces shortcutters, i like ^^
Posted By: DarkZaix (2/4/2010 7:13:06 PM)


Once used this in a tournament to make Emrakul unable to block and swung for the win. I will never be able to take these 4 out of my mono red deck now ^^.
Posted By: Sironos (8/30/2010 8:38:02 AM)


@ Kidromeo: No, I think Arid Mesa is strictly for mountains and plains
Posted By: pm11 (3/16/2011 8:18:53 PM)


@Kidromeo. Smoldering Spires isn't a red card. It's a colorless land and can target Phyrexian Crusader.
Posted By: lizardmang (4/18/2011 5:36:28 AM)


I love this land, more than Teetering Peeks in the right deck.

In a standard RDW Teetering Peeks is going to be better because everything has trample, but if you are trying to go standard goblins this thing is an all star.

Turn 1 Goblin Guide, swing for 2. Opponent at 18.
Turn 2 Warren Instigator swing for 2. Opponent at 16.
Turn 3 Smoldering Spires to stop their blocker, kick a Goblin Bushwhacker. Swing for 9. Play a Siege-Gang Commander and Goblin Chieftain for free. Opponent at 7.
Turn 4 play anything, or don't. Doesn't matter because you are swinging for 20 this turn. Opponent is dead.

Goblins can be just as fast as RDW in standard now. Smoldering Spires makes up for the fact that Warren Instigator is a turn slower than Goblin Lackey. Watch out.
Posted By: Plum (2/21/2010 10:29:57 AM)



Great ideas but that is like a perfect case scenario where you're assuming that whoever your playing will never have a better creature out than you, or will never play a destr. or counter spell. But nonetheless, obviously you have some talent at MTG, half the people that play can't even plan ahead two turns.

Overall, this land is decent, can really give you the upper hand early on in the game, and can prevent your opponents big hitters from blocking for that final game winning swing.
Posted By: EvilCleavage (4/2/2010 12:21:10 AM)


"So you're tapped out with 6 life and all you have is a Wall of Omens? In that case, your Wall can't block this turn, and my Ball Lightning says GG."

Fun in SB. Not sure about main in most decks.
Posted By: statiefreez (6/29/2010 6:35:36 PM)


Opponent stalling the game on low life with a piddling little death toucher? Rock a smoldering spires and the day is yours 'n shiz!
Posted By: Wraique (1/30/2010 4:59:37 AM)


Im still wondering why does your lands does that, and yeah, shortcutter lands. Potential?
Posted By: PanchasX (2/7/2010 11:07:52 AM)



Anybody knows, if I can I use Smoldering Spires to keep Phyrexian Crusader from blocking? I mean it is a red card, right?
Posted By: Kidromeo (3/20/2011 11:02:20 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!