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Posted By: Latronis (5/19/2011 12:32:17 AM)


The answer to such a question is conditional, anyway.

For some of us who don't have the luck (or the money) to own a Banefire, Demonfire is a good alternative, plus you don't have to pay more than 5 mana just to protect the blast from counters and damege prevention.
Posted By: mr_Trickster (12/16/2009 5:59:07 AM)


@Vinifera, mr_Trickster:
Also, Demonfire exiles a destroyed creature, whereas Banefire does not.
Posted By: sarroth (8/6/2010 9:14:46 AM)


I think banefire is better, because you can still have a hand and not feel totally helpless with it.
Posted By: redsoxftw (3/6/2011 7:19:04 AM)


Conditionally this is the most powerful blaze spell in the game. Very fun in a deck with 4 Everflowing Chalice.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (3/7/2011 1:52:52 AM)


Demonfire is better with aggressive decks, since they tend to run on low mana and low hand. Banefire is better for a tempo or control deck, slower but tends to get enough mana for a 5+ damage.

With that said, I think both are good in their own field. One clear advantage Demonfire has is that not only it exiles creatures it doesn't have to be 5+ to achieve its highest effect. However, such power comes at a requirement of empty hand, which isn't always the best thing (or the easiest) for non-aggressive decks.
Posted By: Cyberium (3/11/2011 5:39:44 PM)


Disintegrate is a great card anyway, so these powered up variants suit me just fine. 5/5
Posted By: BonniePrinceCharlie (5/24/2011 5:58:42 PM)


flavourly speaking, i would like to include this and banefire to a modified Tariel EDH deck.
Posted By: bluemaxx (6/10/2011 7:30:00 AM)


I wonder which is better: Demonfire or Banefire?
Posted By: Vinifera7 (8/11/2009 6:59:35 PM)


p.s. Comment you.
Posted By: Frazthemonkey (12/17/2008 5:04:50 AM)