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Lighting Up Historic With Laelia Burn


While Historic has been a brewer's paradise since its inception, one thing it's often lacked is a true Mono-Red Burn deck. Without a card like Lightning Bolt to anchor things down, the burn spells just didn't have enough punch to be a better option than just playing lots of creatures.

Laelia, the Blade Reforged
Electrostatic Blast
Static Discharge

Well, bring in perhaps one of the best cards in Historic Anthology 6 in Laelia, the Blade Reforged alongside some digital only standouts like Electrostatic Blast and Static Discharge and all of the sudden we're going places!

Time Stamps:

04:18 - Match 1

12:27 - Match 2

26:26 - Match 3

Not too shabby! It's excellent that the deck is able to produce a very fast clock and a super low mana curve, but also is able to scale up as the game goes on. Furthermore, with so few burn-based decks in Historic, being able to have reach even after your opponent has taken over the board is a wonderful thing to have. But really, it's the ability to be a Red deck but not run out of cards that makes this deck truly exciting, and a big part of this is the lands.

Den of the Bugbear
Ramunap Ruins
Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance

Flooding is always a concern with aggressive decks, but between your creature lands and Ramunap Ruins, as well as the card draw from Laelia, Electrostatic Blast, and Chandra, Dressed to Kill, you usually won't run out of things to do.

Now is a great time to be a Red player in Historic!

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