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Dark Ascension | Gleeful Flames Event Deck list and review

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The Gleeful Flames Event Deck is one of Wizards of the Coast's two new Magic: the Gathering Dark Ascension event decks (The other being Spiraling Doom). Gleeful Flames is a lightning fast mono-red deck that contains a 60 card deck, 15 card sideboard, spindown life counter, strategy insert, and deck box for an MSRP of $24.99. Even more impressive though, is the Gleeful Flames deck list.

Gleeful Flames Event Deck list
Creatures (20)
4 Forge Devil
4 Goblin Arsonist
4 Goblin Fireslinger
4 Goblin Graveleer
1 Hellrider
3 Torch Fiend
Other Spells (18)
4 Artillerize
4 Brimstone Volley
1 Curse of Stalked Prey
2 Faithless Looting
4 Goblin Grenade
3 Infiltration Lens
Lands (22)
3 Haunted Fengraf
2 Inkmoth Nexus
17 Mountain
Sideboard (15)
2 Act of Treason
4 Arc Trail
1 Dismember
2 Gut Shot
3 Into the Core
3 Torpor Orb

Revealed in an article by Monty Ashley on, Gleeful Flames will burn your enemies with fast and furious early beaters like Goblin Arsonist and Goblin Fireslinger.

Curse of Stalked Prey can help your weenie creatures grow to respectable sizes, or you could just throw them at an opponent's face with Goblin Grenade.

Infiltration Lens is a key card in the Gleeful Flames Event Deck. Your opponent must decide either to let your creature through and take damage or risk you draw cards.

Faithless Looting can help flush out your draws and then be flashed backin the late game to turn extra lands that may be in your hand into business spells like Arc Trail.

Inkmoth Nexus gives the deck an alternative win condition, should your opponent gain a million life or be playing with board sweepers such as Day of Judgment. Inkmoth Nexus also makes great fodder for Artillerize.

One idea for improving the deck includes adding deadlier creatures like Stormblood Berserker, and Grim Lavamancer. Incinerate is another efficient burn spell that is also worthy of consideration. Chandra, the Firebrand also makes a fine addition.

Be it straight out of the box or with a few personal changes to the list, the Gleeful Flames Event Deck really is "perfect for Friday Night Magic."

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More from Dark Ascension:
Dark Ascension
Intro Packs:
Swift Justice, Relentless Dead, Monstrous Surprise, Grave Power, and Dark Sacrifice.

Dark Ascension card lists:
White card list, Blue card list, Black card list, Red card list, Green card list, Gold card list, Artifact card list, Land card list.

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