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It kills Dark Confidant, but can't kill Storm Crow.
Posted By: SirZapdos (6/29/2012 12:53:35 PM)
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Strictly worst.
Posted By: occamsrazorwit (8/13/2012 8:29:33 PM)
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Love how wizards sometimes makes Planeswalkers abilities actual spells. Love how this is on Chandra the Firebrand. And it's surprising how much of the time this does the exact same thing as Lightning Bolt.
Posted By: NuckChorris (7/2/2012 12:10:42 PM)
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Would this be good if it cost {0}?
Posted By: azure_drake222222 (2/3/2013 7:59:07 PM)
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I'm just glad they made it a sorcery, because at instant speed this thing would be broken.
Posted By: Folesauce (10/12/2010 3:01:50 PM)
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In an evil sadist gave you a choice between playing this and Ember Shot, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU RATHER PLAY?
Posted By: Arachnos (1/10/2013 5:12:32 PM)
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Strictly worse than... pretty much everything.
Posted By: luca_barelli (7/31/2011 5:19:06 PM)
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Remember people, these were the Portal sets. They were not made to have good cards in them, just to teach new players how to play. Lightning Bolt was still out at this time. I don't know about Shock, but even if it was they didn't want to encourage removal to be to good. Think about it: A new player plays their best creature and someone Bolts it for Red. That player is not really going to enjoy the game as much.
These sets (Portal I, II, III, and Starter 1999) were designed to be fun for new players so that they would get into the game. Powerful removal doesn't make a new player want to play when they know their best card will be destroyed.
Posted By: JFM2796 (8/5/2011 10:01:29 PM)
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They printed this in the same set as Grim Tutor.

You could Tutor for your Scorching Spear. 1BlackBlackRed, expend two cards, lose 3 life: prevent your opponent from capitalizing on Near-Death Experience.

I love the flavor text, though.
Posted By: Salient (8/21/2011 11:54:49 PM)
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This isn't even a spell. It's lighting a pointed stick on fire and throwing it. Anybody casting this should feel ashamed that a damn goblin (Razorfin Hunter) is a better wizard than them.
Posted By: blindthrall (3/17/2011 3:08:36 PM)
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Gatherer works better in the Companion app!

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