Their oracle texts are slightly different than each other, but I can't figure out what the significance is. REB / Pyroblast. Although immediately recognizable, there are many obvious and subtle differences between this Old School version of The Deck, and authentic historical versions of The Deck. Something worth pointing out, I suppose. Pyroblast can be cast whenever there is any spell or permanent at all to target (and it'll probably resolve but do nothing, but it did go from your hand to the graveyard). mishramtg1. In response, Randy plays Red Elemental Blast, targeting the Prodigal Sorcerer. Collectible Card Games - Magic: The Gathering This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards. Another difference is that REB can only be cast when there's a blue spell or permanent to target. This destroys the Sorcerer, but not before its "ping" effect goes onto the stack. While a casual Godo list can be quite strong, Helm of the Host allows for a zero card combo that can effectively win straight out of the command zone. The most obvious difference is the single Mana Drain, a consequence of its widespread restriction. The next tool to discuss is the pairing of Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast. Often these simply perform like an additional (albeit more limited) copy of Force of Will however there is a bit more nuance to using them in / considering them for your list. Sure, Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast may appear to be the same card with a different name, but one of them can target non-blue spells (the Pyroblast) while the other cannot. The addition of Helm of the Host in Dominaria has catapulted Godo, Bandit Warlord into a truly competitive position for the first time. Report Abuse ... Run four Pyroblast and four Red Elemental Blast, exile Simian Spirit Guide to counter their force of will. View User Profile View Posts Send Message Archmage Overlord; Join Date: 12/31/2014 Posts: 1,329 Member Details; What is the difference in these cards? when is red elemental blast better than pyroblast and vice versa? In addition to the 4 Brainstorm, 1 Red Elemental Blast, 1 Pyroblast, and 2 Swords to Plowshares Lossett is playing, Schonegger is also playing 4 Ponder and 2 more Swords to Plowshares. Report Abuse As such it’s pretty common to see a Jeskai Stoneblade deck without any red cards in the maindeck. hydro/pyroblast vs blue/red elemental blast #1 Feb 13, 2009. mishramtg1. Blast effects are currently the best way to answer an Oko, Thief of Crowns-on the stack as a 1 for 1. Of all the splash colors, red is probably the least demanding. For pyroblast, the pyroblast resolves but does nothing in that same case. That 1 damage is still dealt to Randy. The difference between this and Red Elemental Blast is that this card can target non-blue cards. Subtle differences will often spell the difference between winning and losing, and knowing the specific roles of seemingly identical or similar cards is essential. Counting the Spell Pierce Lossett plays, that means an additional 5 one-mana spells to flashback with the blue ambush viper. This is because unlike other archetypes, the argument for Jeskai really hinges on one (technically two) sideboard cards. Being able to side in Pyroblast & Red Elemental Blast‘s against blue decks can really help you take down G2 & G3 where the lack of G1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben might hurt your ability to close out a match in the first two games. Now, under the earliest Magic rules, Mark would announce the tapping of his Sorcerer, but Randy could say, "Hold on a minute!