Have you ever seen a card that just screamed "you," a card that once you laid your eyes on it, you knew you just HAD to build it? Cards like those are a rare breed indeed, and I was able to find one such piece in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms.

This week's brew is centered around Inferno of the Star Mounts, a fiery Dragon known for his fiery temper and massive treasure hoard.

While this magma monster unfortunately has no interaction with Treasures, he certainly makes up for that with how explosive he is. This Dragon comes in hot with some tasty keywords like flying and haste, and doubles down on this insanity by being uncounterable! This guy is a mono-blue deck's nightmare.

However, it doesn't stop there. Once his power reaches 20, Inferno of the Star Mounts is able to deal 20 damage to any target! This made my mono-red mage brain sing in excitement. The possibilities with this brew are endless, however, I wanted to take this piece into a quirky direction. I want us to generate as much red mana as we can to pump Inferno up fast and early to deal some major blows to our opponents' life totals. This brew has a little bit of everything: Equipment, spellslinger, and Auras! Put on your oven mitts while you read this article, because this brew is just too hot to handle!

Mana Generation

This deck is all about big red mana. The more we have, the more we can pump into Inferno of the Star Mounts. Dealing 20 damage in one shot is nothing to sneeze at in a game of Commander. While tapping lands is always an option, I personally like instant gratification.

Let's start with our creatures. When I say mass mana generation in red, Leyline TyrantNeheb, the Eternal, and Runaway Steam-Kin come to mind. These cards are key to having consistent and often explosive mana generation.

However, they aren't the only creatures that get us what we want. Birgi, God of Storytelling gives us red mana whenever we cast a spell, and Treasonous Ogre turns our life total into a means to gain mana as well.

Gadrak, the Crown Scourge

Next we have Treasure-making creatures. While this isn't strictly red mana, these Treasure tokens make us any color of mana with just a tap and a sac. Of course we run the infamous Dockside Extortionist and Goldspan Dragon. Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge is another fun (and flavorful) way to pump out Treasure tokens after our end step. Our final two Treasure-making creatures actually come from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms: Xorn and Hoarding Ogre. I find this to also be a flavor win because of Inferno of the Star Mounts love for gold (who doesn't love gold?)

The only other spells that come to mind when I think of big red mana are pieces like Seething Song and Mana Geyser. I absolutely love these spells, but there's always more to be had!

Jeska's Will is a perfect example, generating us red mana with the added bonus of card advantage. Next we have Irencrag Feat. While yes, we can only cast one spell that turn, seven mana is more than enough to pay for some shenanigans. Desperate Ritual is a cheap way to net one mana as well (unfortunately we don't have the ability to Splice onto Arcane).

Lastly, we have our two treasure-making Sorceries: Brass's Bounty and Reckless Endeavor. While they're both heavy in mana value, the amount of Treasure tokens they make definitely outweigh the cost. More mana doesn't always mean more problems!

Spell Recursion

A lot of our big mana ramps come in the form of instants and sorceries. They're one-and-done kinda spells, but we maybe down the line we want to cast them again! This is where our repetition/recursion package fits in.

Recoup is a fun card that gives target spell in our graveyard flashback while having flashback itself. Past in Flames functions similarly, giving every instant and sorcery in our graveyard the same ability.

Moving on to our repetition package, pieces like Reverberate and Reiterate are so fun because they allow you to copy instants and sorceries. Repeated Reverberation, Fury Storm, and Increasing Vengeance are even more powerful because they allow us to copy instants and sorceries multiple times! That can turn a Seething Song from five mana to 15 in the blink of an eye. What an easy way to pump Inferno of the Star Mounts for a quick 20 damage.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Big Red Mana by Chase Carroll

'Big Red Mana' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Chase Carroll

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Commander

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Cards

Ruby Medallion

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Red spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.

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Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge

Color Identity:R

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Flying
Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge can't attack unless you control four or more artifacts.
At the beginning of your end step, create a Treasure token for each nontoken creature that died this turn. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Rogue's Passage

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{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}: Target creature can't be blocked this turn.

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Shiny Impetus

Color Identity:R

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and is goaded. (It attacks each combat if able and attacks a player other than you if able.)
Whenever enchanted creature attacks, you create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Fury Storm

Color Identity:R

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When you cast this spell, copy it for each time you've cast your commander from the command zone this game. You may choose new targets for the copies.
Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Braid of Fire

Color Identity:R

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Cumulative upkeep—Add {R}. (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)

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Desperate Ritual

Color Identity:R

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Add {R}{R}{R}.
Splice onto Arcane {1}{R} (As you cast an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

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Leyline Tyrant

Color Identity:R

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Flying
You don't lose unspent red mana as steps and phases end.
When Leyline Tyrant dies, you may pay any amount of {R}. When you do, it deals that much damage to any target.

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Xorn

Color Identity:R

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If you would create one or more Treasure tokens, instead create those tokens plus an additional Treasure token.

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Dockside Extortionist

Color Identity:R

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When Dockside Extortionist enters the battlefield, create X Treasure tokens, where X is the number of artifacts and enchantments your opponents control. (Treasure tokens are artifacts with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Comet Storm

Color Identity:R

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Multikicker {1} (You may pay an additional {1} any number of times as you cast this spell.)
Choose any target, then choose another target for each time this spell was kicked. Comet Storm deals X damage to each of them.

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Blackblade Reforged

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Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each land you control.
Equip legendary creature {3}
Equip {7}

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Nyx Lotus

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Nyx Lotus enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Choose a color. Add an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Chandra's Ignition

Color Identity:R

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Target creature you control deals damage equal to its power to each other creature and each opponent.

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Snow-Covered Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Hoarding Ogre

Color Identity:R

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Whenever Hoarding Ogre attacks, roll a d20.
1—9 | Create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")
10—19 | Create two Treasure tokens.
20 | Create three Treasure tokens.

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Captain Lannery Storm

Color Identity:R

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Haste
Whenever Captain Lannery Storm attacks, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")
Whenever you sacrifice a Treasure, Captain Lannery Storm gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Grafted Exoskeleton

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Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has infect. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
Whenever Grafted Exoskeleton becomes unattached from a permanent, sacrifice that permanent.
Equip {2}

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Brass's Bounty

Color Identity:R

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For each land you control, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Sol Ring

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Strata Scythe

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Imprint — When Strata Scythe enters the battlefield, search your library for a land card, exile it, then shuffle.
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each land on the battlefield with the same name as the exiled card.
Equip {3}

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Increasing Vengeance

Color Identity:R

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Copy target instant or sorcery spell you control. If this spell was cast from a graveyard, copy that spell twice instead. You may choose new targets for the copies.
Flashback {3}{R}{R} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Reiterate

Color Identity:R

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Buyback {3} (You may pay an additional {3} as you cast this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Inferno of the Star Mounts

Color Identity:R

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This spell can't be countered.
Flying, haste
{R}: Inferno of the Star Mounts gets +1/+0 until end of turn. When its power becomes 20 this way, it deals 20 damage to any target.

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Past in Flames

Color Identity:R

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Each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost.
Flashback {4}{R} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Extraplanar Lens

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Imprint — When Extraplanar Lens enters the battlefield, you may exile target land you control.
Whenever a land with the same name as the exiled card is tapped for mana, its controller adds one mana of any type that land produced.

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Goldspan Dragon

Color Identity:R

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Flying, haste
Whenever Goldspan Dragon attacks or becomes the target of a spell, create a Treasure token.
Treasures you control have "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add two mana of any one color."

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Swiftfoot Boots

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Equipped creature has hexproof and haste.
Equip {1}

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Outpost Siege

Color Identity:R

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As Outpost Siege enters the battlefield, choose Khans or Dragons.
• Khans — At the beginning of your upkeep, exile the top card of your library. Until end of turn, you may play that card.
• Dragons — Whenever a creature you control leaves the battlefield, Outpost Siege deals 1 damage to any target.

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Mana Geyser

Color Identity:R

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Add {R} for each tapped land your opponents control.

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Claws of Valakut

Color Identity:R

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+0 for each Mountain you control and has first strike.

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Reckless Endeavor

Color Identity:R

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Roll two d12 and choose one result. Reckless Endeavor deals damage equal to that result to each creature. Then create a number of Treasure tokens equal to the other result.

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Chandra's Incinerator

Color Identity:R

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This spell costs {X} less to cast, where X is the total amount of noncombat damage dealt to your opponents this turn.
Trample
Whenever a source you control deals noncombat damage to an opponent, Chandra's Incinerator deals that much damage to target creature or planeswalker that player controls.

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Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

Color Identity:R

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If a red source you control would deal damage to an opponent or a permanent an opponent controls, it deals that much damage plus 2 instead.

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Chaos Warp

Color Identity:R

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The owner of target permanent shuffles it into their library, then reveals the top card of their library. If it's a permanent card, they put it onto the battlefield.

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Recoup

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.30

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Target sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost. (Mana cost includes color.)
Flashback {3}{R} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Leyline of Punishment

Color Identity:R

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If Leyline of Punishment is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
Players can't gain life.
Damage can't be prevented.

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Irencrag Feat

Color Identity:R

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Add seven {R}. You can cast only one more spell this turn.

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Dualcaster Mage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.20

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Flash
When Dualcaster Mage enters the battlefield, copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Seething Song

Color Identity:R

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Add {R}{R}{R}{R}{R}.

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Treasonous Ogre

Color Identity:R

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Dethrone (Whenever this creature attacks the player with the most life or tied for most life, put a +1/+1 counter on it.)
Pay 3 life: Add {R}.

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Treasure Vault

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{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{X}, {T}, Sacrifice Treasure Vault: Create X Treasure tokens.

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Runaway Steam-Kin

Color Identity:R

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Whenever you cast a red spell, if Runaway Steam-Kin has fewer than three +1/+1 counters on it, put a +1/+1 counter on Runaway Steam-Kin.
Remove three +1/+1 counters from Runaway Steam-Kin: Add {R}{R}{R}.

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Gauntlet of Power

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As Gauntlet of Power enters the battlefield, choose a color.
Creatures of the chosen color get +1/+1.
Whenever a basic land is tapped for mana of the chosen color, its controller adds an additional one mana of that color.

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Lightning Greaves

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Equipped creature has haste and shroud. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
Equip {0}

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Jeska's Will

Color Identity:R

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Choose one. If you control a commander as you cast this spell, you may choose both.
• Add {R} for each card in target opponent's hand.
• Exile the top three cards of your library. You may play them this turn.

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Unleash Fury

Color Identity:R

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Double the power of target creature until end of turn.

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Commander's Plate

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Equipped creature gets +3/+3 and has protection from each color that's not in your commander's color identity.
Equip commander {3}
Equip {5}

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Toralf, God of Fury // Toralf's Hammer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.20

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Trample
Whenever a creature or planeswalker an opponent controls is dealt excess noncombat damage, Toralf deals damage equal to the excess to any target other than that permanent.

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Koth of the Hammer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.63

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+1: Untap target Mountain. It becomes a 4/4 red Elemental creature until end of turn. It's still a land.
−2: Add {R} for each Mountain you control.
−5: You get an emblem with "Mountains you control have '{T}: This land deals 1 damage to any target.'"

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Blood Moon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $18.52

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Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

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Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Choose a color. Add an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Curse of Opulence

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $12.28

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Enchant player
Whenever enchanted player is attacked, create a Gold token. Each opponent attacking that player does the same. (A Gold token is an artifact with "Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Chandra, Novice Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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+1: Elementals you control get +2/+0 until end of turn.
−1: Add {R}{R}.
−2: Chandra, Novice Pyromancer deals 2 damage to any target.

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Reverberate

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.24

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Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Backdraft Hellkite

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.29

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Flying
Whenever Backdraft Hellkite attacks, each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost.

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Granite Grip

Color Identity:R

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+0 for each Mountain you control.

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Blasphemous Act

Color Identity:R

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each creature on the battlefield.
Blasphemous Act deals 13 damage to each creature.

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Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Color Identity:R

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+1: Exile the top card of your library. You may cast that card. If you don't, Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 2 damage to each opponent.
+1: Add {R}{R}.
−3: Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 4 damage to target creature.
−7: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a spell, this emblem deals 5 damage to any target."

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Trailblazer's Boots

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Equipped creature has nonbasic landwalk. (It can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a nonbasic land.)
Equip {2}

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Tuktuk Rubblefort

Color Identity:R

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Defender, reach
Creatures you control have haste.

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Birgi, God of Storytelling // Harnfel, Horn of Bounty

Color Identity:R

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Whenever you cast a spell, add {R}. Until end of turn, you don't lose this mana as steps and phases end.
Creatures you control can boast twice during each of your turns rather than once.

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Repeated Reverberation

Color Identity:R

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When you next cast an instant spell, cast a sorcery spell, or activate a loyalty ability this turn, copy that spell or ability twice. You may choose new targets for the copies.

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Reckless Fireweaver

Color Identity:R

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Whenever an artifact enters the battlefield under your control, Reckless Fireweaver deals 1 damage to each opponent.

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Neheb, the Eternal

Color Identity:R

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Afflict 3 (Whenever this creature becomes blocked, defending player loses 3 life.)
At the beginning of your postcombat main phase, add {R} for each 1 life your opponents have lost this turn.

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Fiery Emancipation

Color Identity:R

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If a source you control would deal damage to a permanent or player, it deals triple that damage to that permanent or player instead.

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Equipment and Auras

Whenever I build a deck, I always like to keep redundancy in mind. While we have a ton in the arena of mass mana generation, I want us to always have ways to pump Inferno, even if we don't use his activated ability. Whether it's through slapping some armor on that bad boy or enchanting him, Inferno of the Star Mounts will find a way to get big and beefy.

Let's start out short and sweet with our Auras. We don't really run that many, however, the few we do pack a huge punch. These four pieces function similarly and are pretty sweet if I do say so myself.

Both Granite Grip and Claws of Valakut buff the enchanted creature equal to the number of Mountains we control, which adds up considering we run a total of 35. Equipment like Blackblade Reforged and Strata Scythe also work in a similar fashion and can make Inferno of the Star Mounts lethal, even past the 20 damage trigger. Once Inferno hits that 20 power threshold, it's all over.

Everyone's Incinerated

This little combo has always been a favorite of mine whenever it involves big red creatures. Let's talk about how Grafted Exoskeleton and Chandra's Ignition pair with Inferno of the Star Mounts.

Inferno of the Star Mounts deals 20 damage to any target once it reaches a total power of 20. When Grafted Exoskeleton is equipped, this damage turns into infect damage, enough to kill any player. Now while this is all fun and dandy, I like to commit overkill. This is where Chandra's Ignition comes into play. I love this piece because Inferno of the Star Mounts doesn't even need to have 20 power for this interaction to be lethal. I will say that upping it up to 20 just makes it all the more salty for our opponents. This little combo is a quick and easy way to end games… it's also pretty fun too.

Practice Hands

This is a fun opening hand because we have access to removal, a good amount of lands, and a turn-one curse on an opponent we think will be an issue in our pod. We can slap down our Swiftfoot Boots on turn two and prepare to protect any creatures that we can cast in our following turns. While this hand has no creatures, I still find it to be a good option to keep if you're familiarizing yourself with this list.

Our second practice hand is probably my favorite because it allows for a turn-one Commander's Plate into a turn-two Runaway Steam-Kin. This is the kind of mana generation we like to see. Plus, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx will eventually net more mana depending on what cards we hit early on in the game.

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Aggro decks always tend to get a bad rap for being very repetitive. However, not all aggro decks are built the same. The concept of mass mana generation has always existed in green or black decks, but looking at this through a red lens was a fun experiment for me. If you're looking for a fun change of pace that will test your ability to know when to go for it, this brew will allow you to play burn players' favorite mini-game, counting to 20!