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Odd wording. Why not 1: this creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn" to match it more closely with traditional Red firebreathing? I'm glad Training Grounds works now, but did they use that wording specifically for Training Grounds?
Posted By: JimmyNoobPlayer (6/29/2013 8:35:21 AM)


Although this card might appear to lack the sheer power of its manland brethren, I think that it has an excellent place on the sideboard your typical R/B aggro deck. What sort of shenanigans does R/B hate more than anything? Control shenanigans, most likely.

After a long and frustrating game fighting some coward of a W/U mage, you're likely to have played far more lands than your aggro mana curve was built to handle. The beauty of Lavaclaw Reaches is that like most manlands, it can't be countered and it can't be wiped out at sorcery speed. With cards like Path to Exile being so prominent these days, you might even have ramped a little by the time the endgame rolls around. With all this in mind, it's very possible that you might be able to swing for 5 or 6 damage with this guy and take out a Planeswalker or even finish the match entirely. You have been beating down all match like a good aggro player, right?

Besides, even if Reaches gets nailed with an auto... (see all)
Posted By: Ataraxiom (2/3/2014 5:52:16 PM)


What this is missing is first strike or some sort of evasion. Without that it is too weak to shocks or blockers to ever be much use on the attack. Does BR need a blocker? I am a bit disappointed that the suicide colors didn't get something more aggressive. Still, dual colors, man land. Its worth playing in some formats. In EDH its a great pick for the colors.
Posted By: Enelysios (2/20/2014 2:58:08 PM)


Here's how it works. You replace 2 lands in your deck with man-lands, and occasionally when the game runs long they win you the game instead of you sitting there and doing nothing.

One that has X-2 power, where X is the number of lands you have, makes it very swingy. You can be on T7 and nail someone for 5, for example.

As an aside; this is brutal next to Ashenmoor Liege. An in color, color-fixing, 4/4 man-land with color-less firebreathing.
Posted By: blurrymadness (2/26/2014 12:32:50 PM)


nope nevermind i'm wrong, but still it does allow you to get off a cool 14 damage with five mana in one turn. Grixis burn bro.
Posted By: brokenland (4/6/2014 10:52:42 PM)


Colorless firebreathing.

Posted By: MacBizzle (5/8/2014 8:22:58 AM)