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T1: Mountain, 2x Rite of flame, Mass Hysteria, Warren Instigator, exile Dragon Tyrant and cast this, swing for 22. Thank the Magic gods and continue on with your day.
Posted By: TheManakinTransfer (10/11/2011 3:28:52 AM)


Combos with painter's servant, gleemax and invisible stalker. Epic win!!!
Posted By: Justin133Nivmizzet1 (2/27/2012 5:29:33 PM)


To keep it in color:
Turn 1: Mountain, Rite of Flame, Spark Elemental, Assault Strobe, exile Decree of Annihilation to Blazing Shoal = 10cmc for a total of 26 damage. Good improbable game, bro.
Posted By: ExhumedThallid (3/19/2012 1:49:05 AM)


As has been said before, truly at home in Dragon decks.
Posted By: psychichobo (1/1/2013 3:14:32 PM)


Blasphemous Act, Greater Gargadon, and Chancellor of the Forge all work *really* well with this (because they're usable whether this is in hand or not.)

Also, consider using it next to something like Boom//Bust, where one half of the card is playable early game if you need it, but the other half has a big CMC. This counts *total* CMC btw, which means you actually get +8 for that card. Same with Rough//Tumble. Slice and Dice fits here as well.

Everything here is 2 mana or less to use but give between +7 and +10; making the deck easy to assemble and use even with, say, 18 lands.
Posted By: blurrymadness (7/15/2013 1:51:24 PM)


They should have banned Infect.

I hate it when well-designed cards are broken by cards with much poorer designs and the well-designed card is the one that takes the hit.

Like, Dark Depths and Vampire Hexmage. Which is the real problem card here?

*Hint: it's the one with the word "all" in its text.
Posted By: Fictionarious (10/16/2013 9:10:07 PM)


@Fictionarius: Contrary to what you think, it's pretty obvious Dark Depths is the problematic one. That's why it is the one banned in Modern, not Vampire Hexmage. A card like Dark Depths could either see no play at all or be a part of a broken combo, there is no middle ground. The Hexmage is a much more reasonable card; as if this even needs to be said.

As for infect, I think they made the mistake of not costing it as if it was double strike, because in decks that try to kill as fast as possible, it is basically double strike. Fencing Ace is a 1-power double strike that costs two. That's why Glistener Elf should not have costed one, and Blighted Agent probably should have been somewhat less powerful at two, if not gotten moved to three. 1/1 double strike for one is just not fair.
Posted By: sweetgab (2/9/2014 8:16:58 PM)


Part of the what was the best Dragonstorm deck in Modern until Blazing Shoal got banned. Oddly enough the deck didn't have a single dragon among the 75. :)
Posted By: absreim (2/19/2014 3:16:34 PM)


Turn 1 combo:
Step 1: Play Mountain.
Step 2: Tap for Goblin Guide, Lighning Serpent, or Spark Elemental.
Step 3: Discard a red card with cc 8 or more for Blazing Shoal.
Step 4: Attack.
Step 5: Discard 2 red cards for Fury of the Horde.
Step 6: Attack again.
Step 7: Win.

7 cards = 20-22 damage on turn 1.
Chances of this happening in an average game = not likely.
Posted By: BlakeHN (3/17/2014 8:18:56 PM)


Hilarious if you get the 'perfect hand' if otherwise impractical.
Posted By: Reishyn (4/1/2014 10:00:23 PM)


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