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Surprisingly useful in this set.
Posted By: A0602 (7/8/2010 6:42:59 PM)


This is NOT strictly worse than Vulshok Sorcerer; this only costs one red, the hasty version costs two red. That makes this more splashable.
Posted By: BegleOne (8/19/2011 8:23:55 AM)


In a normal game state, there is at least one semi-common occurrence where his one power can be make him better than Cunning Sparkmage.
If you are being attacked by a two toughness creature, you can block with the pyromancer and then tap to do damage to it. So he can actually trade with an X/2 when blocking.
It's a good trick to know if you ever need it but I have to agree that the sparkmage is just much more useful.

Edit. Once you declare it as a blocker, it stays a blocker. The tapped-blocked thing does work.
Posted By: Tommy9898 (7/11/2011 7:20:09 PM)


Agreed, as long as Cunning Sparkmage is around in standard this guy is drinking in the corner alone.
I ended up with 2 at the pre though, and as said already, he is super handy.
Posted By: n00bmag1 (7/20/2010 2:23:05 PM)


If you know what you're doing, he can also go down swinging against an X/2 creature if you really need the blocker! (Block, then activate the ability before combat damage)
Posted By: tcollins (5/8/2011 10:14:59 PM)


@WindsPast Tapping a creature after you declared it as a blocker doesn't remove it from combat. They only have to be untapped when you declare them as blockers.
Posted By: Deathtamoor (6/1/2011 2:53:24 PM)


It's true, a lot of the threats have 1 toughness. Pingers are not always useful in limited. In M11, it appears they are.
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (7/13/2010 10:24:37 AM)


I feel this card has been obsoleted by Cunning Sparkmage.
Except of course, those few cases where this guy's 1 power can somehow really help your game.
But the flavor text for this card is much better than the sparkmage's
Posted By: Mekh (7/14/2010 11:58:40 AM)


Posted By: roqbthepirate (7/9/2010 12:54:51 PM)


he looks like a blood elf from wow
Posted By: Tokosan (7/16/2010 5:58:50 AM)