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Why can't they just reprint Fervor?
Posted By: DragonLord132 (8/31/2009 2:01:45 PM)


Part of my personal favorite combo. Play Mirror of Fate, and the next turn, play Leveler. At the end of your opponent's turn, crack the mirror, and set up the amazing cascade combo:

Enigma Sphinx, Enlisted Wurm, Bituminous Blast, Stormcaller's Boon, Demonic Dread, Burst of Speed.

So you have 20 power of fliers, and took out two blockers. Swing for the win!
Posted By: ohthecommotion (2/9/2010 5:17:39 AM)


Would this really be that much more playable as an instant?

Additional benefits of this being an instant:
- Could use tap abilities of creatures you just played in response to opponent's removal/combat tricks if you hadn't already played this
- Could use tap abilities of creatures you just played during opponent's turn
That's pretty much it.
I'm not saying these wouldn't be useful, but I don't see it making the difference between playable and not.
Posted By: Artscrafter (11/18/2010 1:52:41 PM)


While perhaps not great for standard, there are some environments where this card really shines--the "casual" 1.5 environment I play in has so much board wipe (Planar Cleansing, Oblivion Stone, etc.) That it's practically every other turn that the board disappears, and enchantments aren't safe from it. Therefore being able to have an unexpected attack and get some damage in before the board is wiped again is incredibly useful.
Posted By: RuthieA (2/9/2011 11:29:49 AM)


Here's my favorite combo:

Wooded Foothills -> Fastbond -> 2 non-tapping lands -> Crucible of Worlds -> Rampaging Baloths -> Burst of Speed
Then attack for game.

Posted By: Feralsymphony (4/29/2011 3:44:50 PM)


Neither Accelerate nor this saw any play. But had this stayed at R and cantripped, we might see those professional players start getting creative about possible uses.

To date, there was only one one-use haste spell (as opposed to a permanent one like Yavimaya Fires) that saw any significant play IIRC: Reckless Charge. That was one awesome card.
Posted By: Gabriel422 (6/29/2011 12:37:09 PM)


@toollins - I'm not sure... while Burst of Speed does give all of your creatures Haste, it's not an instant.
Surge of Zeal (which is an instant) works well in decks where most of your creatures share at least one color, or if like the deck I'm trying to rebuild, you run a quartet of multicolored creatures whose participation helps the team (such as Lightning Angel or Skyknight Legionnaire).

Because I'm looking it up for a {R/W} deck with lots of Goblins, I'm thinking of running one of each.
Posted By: Cybertronian (4/16/2012 9:22:34 PM)


Interesting card. It's perfectly priced, and it has a reasonable effect. Unfortunately, like many of the cards in this set, there's one cost that makes it unplayable-- the cost of a card. Frankly, as reasonable as this card is, 1 card for this effect just isn't worthwhile. A card that said "Prevent 1 damage" and cost 0 wouldn't be playable either-- no one would argue that the price was wrong, just that in a 60 card deck it's not worth a slot. Same thing here.
Posted By: TroglodyteJB (8/10/2009 9:04:36 AM)


Its not that bad. Check this out.
Turn one win
Mountain, Ornithopter, Black Lotus
Sac Black Lotus for Tinker
Sac Ornithopter
Search library for Blightsteel colossus
Tap mountain for Burst of Speed
You win
Posted By: Demonic_Math_Tutor (5/9/2011 6:00:04 PM)


Nice one, though technically that could be achieved by any 1 CMC red card that gives haste to one creature, which there are a lot of. I thought of this:

Turn 1
Mountain, Ornithopter, Ornithopter
Infernal Plunge, sac an Ornithopter, repeat
5 {R} in mana pool. Play Empty the Warrens and this
Swing for 8

Goblin War Strike would work in place of this, though.
Posted By: tankthebest (3/21/2012 10:42:35 PM)


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