Card of the Day: Valakut the Molten Principle
Combos with: Actually a deck with Manabond and Treasure hunt. Monored.
Pros: Turns Bolt fuel into bolts. Isnt legendary so you can have 4 and itd stack. One mountain for 12 damage can turn most any game around.
Cons: I F Y O U H A V E A T L E A S T F I V E O T H E R M O U N T A I N S. That one line. That line is why this a junkbin rare and not a bajillion dollar legacy staple and banned in modern. (Modern bans anything good that isn’t a creature.) This means at best, since mono red has no non-artifact ramp last I heard, you will not see a single fucking trigger until t7. A mono red deck has won or lost by then for the most part. I understand straight landfall would have pushed this into god tier (and we can’t have red be more than cheap aggro, god forbid it gets powerful cards like that) but like seriously? Five OTHER mountains? Couldn’t have been 2 other or just “3” overall? Then it’d be active in a useful timeframe. As is, something that can’t be active til turn 7 at best in magics” fast” color…
Rating: Might as well put it in mono red edh kinda not for anything else.
Fun fact: Despite having a” proper” name, Valakut lacks legendary status, a plight shared with Ali from Cairo, Uncle Istvan and Abu Ja’Far.