Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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4.49 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 4.58 6 Reviews)
Reviewed March 29, 2002
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Lavamancer is the best 1 drop available in red
right now. He's solid all around and is a tiny
little beatstick all by himself. The biggest
'question' about him is that he conflicts with
Barbarian Ring. Who cares when you're doing 2 a
turn? He's an extremely solid little dude, and definitely
a 4 in both constructed and limited.
you suck. This card is one of the best red cards
ever. I may start playing magic again just to
play this card.
I am a red player. I
was playing the deck of the elusive Paul Sligh
before most of you knew what a Llanowar Elf was.
This guy is so great in red speed and decks that
don't care about threshold that he boggles the
mind. A reusable shock for R + remove 2 is a
great ability which can keep the way clear for
your attackers or provide a finish.
In Limited he is
equally good as long as threshold isn't critical
Tip of the Day- If you have never been to a PT
or Qed for Nationals before you are probably
better off to listen to others rather than
talking about your amazing win over a 7 year
old. Listen and learn the metagame, listen and
learn new tricks you may not know. Look, it is
great to be sociable and friendly (in fact it's
why I play the game) but you will be a much
better player if you know when to talk and when
No Review Yet.
This card has
gotten a lot of hype, but not quite as much use.
He's not as fast as people thought he might be,
and awfully slow for the late-game. Still, it's a
In Limited, he's easy to use
and is efficient at everything he does.
Decks want to
have a good number of 1 drops, to help even the
mana. Most of the one-drops in type 2 are pretty
pitiful. If you get a 1/1 with even a marginal
ability you should consider yourself lucky. Here's
a 1/1 that becomes a source of recursive damage,
and often a card advantage engine, in the mid to
late game. Necessary for the early game AND good
in the late game? What more can you ask for? 4.5
An excellent version of what
Cursed Scroll SHOULD have been in the first place.
While toned down compared to the broken Artifact
from Tempest, Grim Lavamancer is an excellent
source of reusable creature removal OR direct
Now this card
says deal with me or die. It has a casting cost of
only R, allowing you to slip it in under a
counterspell. And in most any deck you would use
it in, the graveyard will fill. Quickly.
In limited, this is even
more nuts. There is typically very limited removal
to deal with it, and you should be able to get
many cards into the graveyard, either by cycling
them somehow, or by getting to 8 cards in hand and
In short, no matter what the
format, if you're playing red, you should be
playing this card.