Community Rating:
Community Rating: 4.217 / 5  (90 votes)
Card Name:
Mana Cost:
Variable ColorlessRed
Converted Mana Cost:
Card Text:
Fireball deals X damage divided evenly, rounded down, among any number of target creatures and/or players.
Fireball costs 1 more to cast for each target beyond the first.
All Sets:
Limited Edition Alpha (Common)
Limited Edition Beta (Common)
Unlimited Edition (Common)
Revised Edition (Common)
Fourth Edition (Common)
Fifth Edition (Common)
Darksteel (Uncommon)
Beatdown Box Set (Common)
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (Uncommon)
Magic 2010 (Uncommon)
Archenemy (Uncommon)
Magic 2011 (Uncommon)
Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning (Uncommon)
Masters Edition IV (Uncommon)
Magic 2012 (Uncommon)
Commander 2013 Edition (Uncommon)
Duel Decks Anthology, Jace vs. Chandra (Uncommon)
Card Number:
12/1/2004 The additional cost is paid when you pay the rest of Fireball’s costs, even though that text appears second on the card (to make the card easier to read). The additional cost doesn’t count toward Fireball’s converted mana cost.
12/1/2004 If, for example, X is 5 and you choose three target creatures, Fireball has a total cost of 7Red (even though its mana cost is just 5Red). If those creatures are all still legal targets as Fireball resolves, it deals 1 damage to each of them.
5/1/2009 You may cast Fireball with zero targets, regardless of the value chosen for X. If you do so, it will not be a targeted spell, and no damage will actually be dealt when it resolves.
10/1/2009 Fireball’s damage is divided as Fireball resolves, not as it’s cast, because there are no choices involved. The division involves only targets that are still legal at that time.
10/1/2009 You can target more than X creatures. However, if the number of legal targets at the time Fireball resolves is greater than X, none of them will be dealt any damage.