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Anyone else notice that this art is just a Shadowmoor Swamp with some fire on it?
Posted By: Bigg_ol_FATTKIDD (5/25/2010 11:06:20 PM)


haha rk post got a bit lazy...
Posted By: zk3 (6/16/2010 1:10:29 PM)


It's just a swamp
Posted By: SIlverSkyz (7/5/2010 6:36:35 PM)


Actually, this is one of my favorite spells for burn combos. Specifically, the kind of combo involving things like Pyromancer's Swath, Sulfuric Vapors, Anthem of Rakdos....
Posted By: littlebeast (5/27/2010 6:14:19 PM)


Hah, I see a highly impractical but rather amusing RG combo with this...Lotus Cobra, Fastbond, Crucible of Worlds. Play Gruul Turf, get R, discard it when it returns to your hand, retrace Flame Jab, repeat. You and your opponent keep losing one life. If you started with more, yay!

But yeah, outside of that this is weak. 1R for 2 damage would've made it playable at least. Still, retrace is overall a fine mechanic with Crucible of Worlds.
Posted By: EternalLurker (5/2/2010 11:06:28 AM)


I prefer Punishing Fire and Grove of the Burnwillows.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (8/11/2011 11:30:39 AM)


Well, at least it's better than Scorching Spear...
Posted By: wstonefi (9/2/2011 1:13:42 PM)


This is a highly impractical card to use without a sufficient combo, but once the combo gets started, things get rolling. The cards for the combo:

Four Flame Jabs, 1+ Pyromancer's Swath, and a few Life from the Loam. Once you start paying the retrace costs, you'll get lands into your graveyard. From there, you can return Life from the Loam to your hand by dredging cards. That puts more lands into your graveyard for you to return with Life from the Loam. Play Life, grab 3 cards, then play 3 Flame Jabs for 9+ damage. Next turn, dredge Life back, return 3 cards, and repeat.

Discarding your hand generally isn't a problem, because you'll just dredge back Life from the Loam. Doing that means you never need to worry about discarding lands. The downside to this strategy is that if someone exiles your graveyard (Bojuka Bog for instance), you're screwed. Another downside is that if you can't kill them in a reas... (see all)
Posted By: igniteice (12/7/2011 10:33:12 AM)


This combos with one of my favourite cards from the early days.
Posted By: Paolino (1/16/2012 5:31:22 AM)


Another spark to start the Spellweaver Helix.
Posted By: holgir (8/4/2009 2:59:31 AM)