Quote from hellohero »Quick question: Has anyone ran a full set of Ghitu Lavarunner in there deck lists?
I was just wondering why this hasn't been done before. thank you
Goblin Guide and Taylor Swiftspear are better.
Grim Lavamancer is different. And better for closing a late game and in the mirror. Think of Mancer as a fair Deathrite shaman for red...
Ghitu Lavarunner just doesnt do anything unless you are at turn 2 or possibly even 3. Cards that don't do anything before turn 3 are no gos unless you are running a control shell in modern. Even then they are only run as a 1x or possibly a 2x at most. Ghitu doesn't do enough to run at 2x. Really the only home it has after rotation would be in a wizards deck... and then that would be tier 2 or tier 3 deck. If ghitu just had haste and got +1/+1 instead of haste and +1/+0 it would be to good for the current standard, and still might not see play in modern. But at least it would be a turn 1 play instead of a turn 2 or 3 play.