Jeskai Bounce & Burn

I’ve been playing Magic Duels for a while now. For a long time I’ve played a black/white vampire deck with Sorin, Grim Nemesis as the curvetopper. Then finally I unlocked Fevered Visions and decided to make a deck with that.

When Eldrich Moon came, it introduced the Emerge creatures. And those happened to be insane with Kozilek’s Return. To Emerge well, you’ll need some good 3 drops that have good ETB/dies effects. Reflector Mage offer great value and you won’t miss them much after they bounce things.


Exultant Cultist also offers some cycling and card advantage. I may swap it out for some Pilgrim’s Eye‘s once I unlock them. I don’t know if the random card from the cultist is better than a land, but the deck is 3-colour and mana hungry.

Most of the time I run into problems if I’m stuck on 2 mana. I may have to find ways to solve that. Also, an early rush makes keeping control of the situation and stabilizing difficult.

Here is the deck:

~ Jeskai Bounce & Burn ~

Planeswalkers (3)

Chandra, Flamecaller
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets
Nahiri, the Harbinger

Creatures (12)

Exultant Cultist
Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
Reflector Mage
Thing in the Ice
Vexing Scuttler
Wretched Gryff

Instants (14)

Brutal Expulsion
Compelling Deterrence
Fall of the Titans
Kozilek’s Return

Sorceries (5)

Collective Defiance
Crush of Tentacles
Exquisite Firecraft

Lands (24)

Evolving Wilds
Glacial Fortress
Needle Spire
Sulfur Falls

Enchantments (2)

Fevered Visions

The way I win is usually by taking control of the game by bouncing and burning opposing threats. Then one of my undercosted Eldrazi, Fevered Visions or Chandra wins me the game. I only need to do about 10 damage to get them into lethal range, by combining Geistblast with Exquisite Firecraft. That’s 2, then 8 damage right there, and often it’s completely uncounterable.

As far as Emerge goes, Vexing Scuttler is often a-ma-zing. I can recycle milled or used burn with it. The Emergers also chain nicely into each other.

Collective Defiance is also a fantastic card. So many options. Burn stuff, or just get through mana-flood by recycling my hand, or get rid of something particularly nasty I just bounced. Sometimes I can even mill someone out if the game takes long enough.


The main improvement would probably be the inclusion of Radiant Flames once I unlock those. I’m usually happy to have a Brutal Expulsion, but it seems that the flames will do better to mass-remove an early onslaught. Unsubstantiate also probably will be better than, say, Disperse in some situations, like when I have mana open and want to stop a planeswalker or an ETB effect. I may even tweak the numbers here and there and get better suited for a draw-go kind of playstyle.

Anyways, the deck is a blast to play and like any reactive deck sometimes a big puzzle on which line of play is correct. It also features some cards that are better in two-headed-giant.

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