The average converted mana cost in a Modern Burn deck is under 1.5. So while Torbran, Thane of Red Fell is powerful, at four mana it's too slow for a card that doesn't win the game.

Does that mean we can't build around Torbran in Modern? Heck no. It just has to win us the game!

This is essentially a combo deck, where the combo is Torbran + Goblin Rabblemaster = make a Lightning Bolt with legs every turn. Mono-red doesn't offer much card selection, but it does offer plenty of redundancy. Legion Warboss and Hanweir Garrison can fill in for Goblin Rabblemaster, and Hellrider supplements Torbran. To speed up the clock, we've got rituals and Simian Spirit Guide.

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