Standard Deck Feature: R/W Burn


On another edition of the blog’s Standard deck feature, the deck I’ll present today is a recent version of the classic burn strategy in Magic. Born of the Gods has provided enough cards to have this deck a viable archetype again. Here is the list:

9 Mountain
4 Temple of Triumph
4 Sacred Foundry
3 Mutavault
3 Boros Guildgate

4 Chandra’s Phoenix
4 Ash Zealot

2 Blind Obedience
4 Boros Charm
4 Lightning Strike
4 Magma Jet
4 Searing Blood
4 Skullcrack
4 Warleader’s Helix
3 Shock

4 Firedrinker Satyr
4 Chained to the Rocks
2 Mizzium Mortars
1 Spark Trooper
3 Viashino Firstblade
1 Wild Ricochet

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The deck basically is to burn your opponents’ life total before he/she gets a threat to kill you or win the game. You cannot miss a turn without casting a burn spell with 27 in the deck and the temple land to help fix your draws.

The sideboard plan is also very simple: switch to creatures if the opponent has mainboarded lots of removals. The tendency is that they will cut them for Duress or walkers or any big spells they have in the board.

So far the recent achievement of this deck is getting on the top 4 of SCG Standard Open in Los Angeles. That is a wrap for this deck feature. Until the next post.

Categories : Magic The Gathering