If you missed my article on black mana, you can find it here.
Aaaaand I’m back! This time we are going to be talking about red mana. This particular land is mountains. Mana, it’s also called land, is what powers our spells and comes in six colors. Well sorta. The colors are blue, black, red, green, white, and colorless. With mana, you put out creatures, sorcery spells, instants, enchantments, artifacts as well as equipping said artifacts. Generally, you have twenty lands per deck, assuming you make a standard sixty card deck. Balance is a key factor in this game.
Red being the mountains of Magic makes sense, it serves a beating and certainly must be able to dodge one. Red is as subtle as a mac truck. My husband, son, and I argued over this. I actually was saying that red reminds me of Hulk. It is all about smash and grabs in my opinion. My husband and son say red is all about sorcery and finesse.
I have to concede that red does hold a lot of sorcery as blue does. Haste and first-strike/double-strike are two common abilities in red. Red fights are quick and dirty. Red decks are extremely aggressive. Its damage is very direct rather than sneaky and unexpected. Goblins are I believe an exclusively red creature. A few shared creature types with black are witches, vampires, and demons. Red tends to have dragons whereas blue tends to have drakes.
My favorite witch art in the game is the card Lyzolda, the Blood Witch. She isn’t strictly a red card. Lyzolda is a legendary red/black creature. I just love the art. What you can do with the card is pretty cool too. She is a good example of smash and grabs though. Whenever I think about red cards, the first card that comes to mind is Lava Axe. There are a few different arts for this card. I’ll show you my favorite one
I generally avoid using red if I can. What are your thoughts? Do you play magic? If you do, do you enjoy using red? Let me know in the comments below. Until next week…