Do you enjoy pointing a Lightning Bolt at your opponent's face?
Do you like casting a lot of spells?
Do you like a lot of triggers and drawing cards?
Do you like killing your opponent on turn three?
Do you like having some money left over to actually buy dinner after the tournament?
Well have I got a deck for you!
Match 1 - 00:06:54
Match 2 - 00:22:06
Match 3 - 00:47:27
Match 4 - 01:08:46
Match 5 - 01:38:26
Blister Burn | Modern | Jim Davis
Blister Burn was born from the Mono-Red Phoenix decks that were making the round when Arclight Phoenix first came out, based on the realization that the metagame was not only hostile to Arclight Phoenix, but also that it just wasn't very good in the deck. If you didn't draw Faithless Looting, Arclight Phoenix would usually rot in your hand, and other options to discard it like Tormenting Voice simply weren't good enough.
Instead Blister Burn pushes the suite of one-mana prowess creatures to the max, pairing them up with the most efficient burn and card draw Red has to offer. With nine spells that are effectively free in the deck (Manamorphose, Gut Shot, and Mutagenic Growth), as well as the flashback on Lava Dart, explosive turns are the name of the game as it's not hard to deal upwards of twenty damage on turn three.
With such a low land count and Light Up the Stage and Crash Through providing velocity, you get to play a lot of spells very quickly which makes your creatures very large. The trample of Crash Through is also surprisingly very relevant as it makes punching through chump blockers a breeze. Bedlam Reveler tops the 'curve' and gives you some reach in longer games.
With a powerful, fun, and proactive gameplan, Blister Burn is one of my favorite decks in Modern right now. It is also much cheaper than your average Modern deck, and with a few tweaks can drop right into budget range making it an excellent first deck for any new Modern player.
Have fun casting spells and make sure you tell your opponent "upstairs!" when they ask where that Lightning Bolt is going!
Bonus Budget Blister Burn | Modern | Jim Davis
- Lands (17)
- 17 Mountain