Banefire
 
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Card Name:
Banefire
Mana Cost:
Variable ColorlessRed
Converted Mana Cost:
1

Types:
Sorcery
Card Text:
Banefire deals X damage to target creature or player.
If X is 5 or more, Banefire can't be countered by spells or abilities and the damage can't be prevented.
Flavor Text:
For Sarkhan Vol, the dragon is the purest expression of life's savage splendor.
Expansion:
Rarity:
Rare
All Sets:
Conflux (Rare)Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (Rare)
Card Number:
58
Rulings
2/1/2009 Banefire checks the number you chose for X, not the amount of mana you actually spent.
2/1/2009 Banefire can be targeted by spells that try to counter it (such as Countersquall) regardless of what the value of X is. If X is 5 or more, those spells will still resolve, but the part of their effect that would counter Banefire won't do anything. Any other effects those spells have will work as normal.
2/1/2009 Banefire's ability won't prevent it from being countered by the game rules if its target has become an illegal target.