Aggressive Variants(POST ROTATION) JESKAI BURN

Aggressive variant decks that have top 8'd a relevant event within the past 8 weeks.

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Post #1001 by dpaine88 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:02 am

This list got 2nd at a WMCQ

[deck]
Instant (18)
1x Clash of Wills
3x Dig Through Time
1x Jeskai Charm
3x Lightning Strike
3x Magma Spray
4x Ojutai's Command
1x Stoke the Flames
2x Valorous Stance
Sorcery (2)
2x Roast
Land (26)
3x Battlefield Forge
4x Flooded Strand
2x Island
4x Mystic Monastery
2x Plains
4x Shivan Reef
3x Temple of Epiphany
4x Temple of Triumph
Creature (14)
4x Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip
4x Mantis Rider
4x Soulfire Grand Master
2x Stormbreath Dragon
Sideboard (15)
3x Anger of the Gods
3x Disdainful Stroke
1x Elspeth, Sun's Champion
2x Mastery of the Unseen
3x Negate
1x Revoke Existence
2x Tragic Arrogance
[/deck]

and this deck top8'd one

[deck]
Land (25)
3x Battlefield Forge
4x Flooded Strand
2x Island
1x Mountain
4x Mystic Monastery
2x Plains
3x Shivan Reef
3x Temple of Epiphany
3x Temple of Triumph
Planeswalker (1)
1x Elspeth, Sun's Champion
Instant (17)
2x Dig Through Time
1x Dissolve
1x Jeskai Charm
3x Lightning Strike
3x Magma Spray
3x Ojutai's Command
1x Stoke the Flames
3x Valorous Stance
Creature (15)
4x Hangarback Walker
4x Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip
4x Mantis Rider
3x Soulfire Grand Master
Sorcery (2)
1x Roast
1x Tragic Arrogance
Sideboard (15)
3x Anger of the Gods
3x Disdainful Stroke
1x Elspeth, Sun's Champion
2x Mastery of the Unseen
1x Negate
3x Revoke Existence
1x Soulfire Grand Master
1x Tragic Arrogance
[/deck]


Pretty interesting 4 Hangar and 1 Tragic Arrogance mainboard. I saw Patrick Dickmann did that at GP london as well- the 1 Tragic main.

Neither deck with Rabble
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Post #1002 by dauntless268 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:19 am

Playing Jeskai online for a few days now and it seems strong. I've tried with and without Rabble and not sure yet. Hushwing Gryff could be an interesting alternative, I think.

I like Sarkhan as a mirror tech for the SB.

Most intrigued by the fact that all the core cards are KTK or later, so the deck should be viable for some time (assume we get any halfway decent dual lands in Battle for Zendikar)
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Post #1003 by Khaospawn » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:40 am

Florida grinder Shawn Ellis made a Jeskai deck that I'm in love with. He made Top4 at the 5K I won over the weekend.

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Post #1004 by Jamie » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:13 am

0-4 with that deck so far.

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Post #1005 by Khaospawn » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:01 am

Against what?
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Post #1006 by Jamie » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:12 am

2 rdw
1 jeskai midrange
1 esper drags

I shouldn't have posted that earlier. It was some deep unfortunate variance many times in a row and the conclusion was the deck doesn't win. But lots of games were 1 good draw from winning to draw 2 lands. havent even faced a green deck yet.
I played the vs jeskai incorrectly. I don't have dig and he does.

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Post #1007 by dpaine88 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:40 am

Jace just seems so good in a deck like that. Wonder if Jace should be main deck to dig for burn and flash it back while you have Satyr Firedancer in the sideboard for creature heavy matchups.

Wonder also if Dig through Time is better than O Command since you are putting spells in the graveyard each turn making easy delves and digging into burn to finish game seems great when you have to burn creatures early.
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Post #1008 by Valdarith » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:17 pm

While I'm personally not a fan of the deck, I actually think the decision to play Ojutai's Command over Dig is defensible. The deck runs a bunch of burn spells that deal four damage which reduces the necessity of Dig (all your spells do roughly the same thing) and buying back Firedancer is big game. Jace slows down your clock but interacts favorably with the spells in the deck, especially Ojutai's command, so I'd definitely want to try some in that deck.
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Post #1009 by dpaine88 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:00 pm

Good point, the less versitile your cards and less 1-of's the worse Dig is.

I guess Jace slows down your clock but being able to flashback burn for the win and also pitch lands to find burn since this deck doesnt want a lot of lands like the more typical Jeskai deck seems good.

Basically I think Firedancer is a very hit or miss card and so is Searing Blood(which I wouldnt cut, maybe to 3).

Jace is more consistent overall so I think its a better game 1 card and could easily be boarded for Firedancer when you play creature matchups.

Just dont think Firedancer is great vs Control(which is low) or Abzan control(very popular). I'd rather sideboard it in knowing it will be awesome.
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Post #1010 by NotARobot » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:01 am

No lightning strike reprint. I guess wotc really hates burn these days v_v

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Post #1011 by dpaine88 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:08 pm

So pissed...
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Post #1012 by NotARobot » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:14 pm

At least atarka red still looks decent!

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Post #1013 by Jasper » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:26 am

Not sure if this goes here, or if it belongs in it's own thread. Been testing a little bit, and it's done very well vs GW Aggro and Abzan Control. Currently 2-2 vs some aristocrats brew.


[deck]
Creatures 18
3 Dragonlord Ojutai
4 Mantis Rider
4 Soulfire Grand Master
4 Thunderbreak Regent
3 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy

Lands (26)
4 Bloodstained Mire
4 Polluted Delta
4 Flooded Strand
1 Island
2 Mountain
1 Plains
2 Battlefield Forge
4 Mystic Monastery
1 Prairie Stream
2 Smoldering Marsh
1 Sunken Hollow

Spells 16
4 Crackling Doom
3 Dig Through Time
4 Draconic Roar
1 Murderous Cut
1 Wild Slash
1 Secure the Wastes
2 Ojutai's Command
[/deck]

Obviously needs tweaking. Mana base could use a little work. The Mystic Monastery's feel like total ass, and so do the Battlefield Forges. OJ's Command seems alright sometimes, and just terrible others, so I'm not sure about it. Other than that, I like it.

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Post #1014 by Jamie » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:57 am

[deck]4 rb fetch
4 uw fetch
3 ub fetch
3 uw tango
2 rb tango
1 ub tango
2 u
2 w
1 r
1 b
2 wb man


2 soulfire
4 jace
4 hangarback walker
4 mantis rider
2 gideon
1 sarkhan
3 V-stance
3 Horribly Awry
4 crackling doom
1 fiery impulse
2 wild slash
2 OJcommand
3 cruise


board
3 arashin cleric
2 radiant purge
2 D-stroke
2 self inflicted wound
1 horribly awry
3 radiant flames
1 OJ command
1 brutal expulsion[/deck]

A certain channelfireball member who likes post around here occasionally posted this list somewhere a couple days ago

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Post #1015 by jsilv » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:25 am

[deck]Lands
4 Polluted Delta
4 Bloodstained Mire
3 Flooded Strand
3 Plains
2 Mountain
1 Island
1 Swamp
2 Mystic Monastery
2 Prairie Stream
2 Smoldering Marsh
1 Sunken Hollow
Creatures
2 Dragonmaster Outcast
4 Hangarback Walker
4 Jace, Vyrn’s Prodigy
4 Mantis Rider
1 Butcher of the Horde
Noncreature Spells
1 Dispel
2 Wild Slash
1 Fiery Impulse
3 Valorous Stance
4 Crackling Doom
1 Jeskai Charm
2 Ojutai’s Command
3 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
3 Dig Through Time
Sideboard
3 Arashin Cleric
2 Surge of Righteousness
2 Dispel
2 Disdainful Stroke
3 Radiant Flames
2 Touch of the Void
1 Ojutai’s Command[/deck]

this is my current build.

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Post #1016 by Jasper » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:12 am

Looks hot Jsilv. I especially like the Dragonmaster Outcasts being paired with Ojutai's Command. Was talking with my buddies about that, but I hadn't tested it yet.

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Post #1017 by Jamie » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:06 pm

jsilv your list top4 of the open. do you know that guy?
edit oh you wrote an article


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