Quote from weltkriegI would remove pyrectic ritual and desperate ritual. they just don't add enough mana. I could almost make the same argument for lotus petal (I keep thinking lion's eye diamond myself). Now, with all those gone, you could then add in 4 infernal tutor to just go fetch what you need, whether it's another ritual or to empty your hand and go get the dragonstorm finish. It seems a good idea in BR dragonstorm.
Quote from j1nakamuraYeah, just realized that if you draw some dragon things get ugly.
past in flames is not to get around counters, it simply gives more consistency since you could replay some cards
To make a combo you need to set clear what you need to win:
- 4 storm count
- 8R mana
- no more than 1 dragon on hand
Now you start checking the conditions
-Since you need only 4 storm, getting storm count isn't a problem
-To achieve 9 mana you'll need a lot of mana ramp, I'm thinking even on dwarven ruins, sandstone needle, ebon stronghold and peat bog. Maybe even lake of the dead. This helps getting treshold for cabal ritual. Another way is running rain of filth
-with burning wish you get 7 copies of dragonstorm to play. With just the 2 cantrips could be enoughh, but you'll have to test if you can goldfish consistenly
-you could try running more dragons, but I think 5 is ok, since even if you don't win on the spot, at least you kill them next turn.
Quote from j1nakamuraFirst thing is how you're going to find Dragonstorm. You need some card drawing engine, otherwise you'll be durdling around waiting to draw what you need. Try running some Faithless Looting, Night's Whisper or even Sign in Blood.
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Rite of Flame on the wishboard seems just bad. I mean, Past in Flames would be a much better choice (if you run Past in Flames just note that Increasing Vengeance becomes very nice too).
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And about protection: first you need to be sure your deck is good enough. Duress a Force of Will will not help if that means your combo will set back for 2 turns because you had to sac a Lotus Petal or Manamorphose to get black. After you get nice consistency, then you can start playing around hate.