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in a kilnfiend deck, with the new chandra's spitfire too!

but outside t2, its just a bad desperate ritual
Posted By: Tezz (7/9/2010 7:03:28 AM)


Strictly worse than Desperate Ritual.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (12/11/2010 2:05:47 PM)


This card, as a whole, is pretty bad (at least in standard, except for perhaps very precise strategies that require that extra mana in the first couple of turns). However, what I like about the card is that it's almost an unexpected counter for Mana Leak. You have 5 untapped lands, you're playing against Ux, they have two untapped lands (including one that provides blue mana), and you know the Ball Lightning in your hand can win you the game.

"I cast Ball Lightning"
"Mana Leak. Hahaha, nice try."
"In response I cast Pyretic Ritual."
*Gob smacked*

Of course, one spell that can only really counter one other spell isn't that great (admittedly it has versatility, but despite its acceleration it's still card disadvantage), but it could prove useful at some point.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (8/16/2010 1:05:33 AM)


Not the best red mana acceleration spell, but it certainly isn't completely useless.
Posted By: masonthekiller (12/29/2010 6:22:28 PM)


Its ok, but why do you tease Wizards? Just give me a red Dark Ritual. I can handle it.
Posted By: niallcmurray86 (7/21/2010 12:32:41 AM)


much more costly version of Dark Ritual

But we're not referring to black, are we?
Posted By: Ferlord (2/22/2011 6:32:55 PM)


Rite of Flame adds at least 1 mana, sometimes more. Pyretic Ritual is situationally better because it is an instant, but then you might as well use Desperate Ritual for the exact same role.
Posted By: Chamale (3/7/2011 9:29:42 PM)


With this you can cast Seething Song and go from 2 mana to 5, but that's only if you draw them both and then your hand just got a lot smaller to get out some other card.
Posted By: TreeTrunkMaster (4/4/2011 9:19:39 AM)


Allow me to help.

Turn one: Mountain+ Rite of Flame+ Pyretic Ritual+ Seething song+ GeoSurge+ Inferno Titan with one card and one mana leftover. Good enough for you guys?
Posted By: Blackmystix (10/25/2011 3:18:25 PM)


Storm fodder.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (12/5/2011 7:05:01 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!