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I know most comments on here are in reference to tournament play but I only play casually. That being said I'm surprised no one else has mentioned the idea of pairing this guy with Claws of Valakut . By the time you get him on the field in mono-red with the enchantment he would be a 10/10 w/ First Strike. Though 9cmc for that is a little steep for something so simply but if you through him in the back of a primarily spell based deck or a bunch of weenies your opponent won't expect him and you could force them to change their strategy at the very end. Good luck blocking 8+ 1cmc 1/1's and this guy with First Strike. And with red cards like Wild Evocation you could even get him out for free and still have 5 or 6 mana sitting around for a late game Fireball or Lava Axe , speaking purely casually of course.
Posted By: alphagprime (2/13/2012 3:57:40 PM)


Red and blue elementals in the base set have always felt underpowered and bland. I like how the new batch mixes things up while remaining interesting in the flavor sense. Fire Servant might actually see constructed play, but the rest will be ignored. And only a handful of drafters will be happy to play this guy. But, still, this is a huge step forward.
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (7/9/2010 11:59:29 AM)


I would suggest running this with spells that swap power and toughness like Strange Inversion or Inside Out- it would make for a great surprise.
Posted By: Galgus (7/21/2010 10:52:30 PM)


This guy let me kick serious butt in limited. But constructed is too full of Doom Blade and the like.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (1/16/2011 11:45:51 PM)


Feels cosey in a R/G Doran, the Siege Tower themed deck, or with Inside Out. It has it's uses. 4/5 for being unique in red.
Posted By: jonnyrue2u (8/11/2010 7:03:15 AM)


Inside-Out, Doran, Dwarven Thaumaturgist. Besides, toughness helps it survive, and that's a good thing.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (10/17/2010 6:55:20 PM)


Usually by the time you get this out in a mono-red deck, it's gonna be a 4/10. Perfect for burn decks in need of a little defence.
Posted By: iPreferStormCrow (2/13/2011 12:56:52 PM)


@scumbling1: Notice how all the cards you listed are either rare or mythic. Fire Servant is uncommon, and it's already incredibly powerful in a mountain-heavy deck. A friend of mine runs a mono-red deck, and the only thing I can do about it is hope for a Stormtide Leviathan. I've seen it at 4/15 before - the LAST thing it needs is a lower cmc.
Posted By: Condor_96 (3/16/2011 9:07:14 PM)


It's just not true anymore. It hasn't been since Llorwyn. The most powerful creature cards are rares. There are very few exceptions anymore. The only ones I can think of are Bloodbraid elf and Qasali Pridemage.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (8/2/2011 1:30:25 PM)


The ability feels very white to me. I don't know why. I just think toughness boost doesn't belong in an aggressive color like red.
Posted By: DonRoyale (7/8/2010 12:17:16 PM)