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I splish-splashed blue/white specifically so I could play Venser in 1 of my decks. It incl 2 of This guy + 4 ichor wellspring + 2 cerebral eruption. Once the combo is in full effect, doing 6-8 damage & drawing 1-2 extra cards per turn is amazing. I'm so proud of myself as deckbuilding hasn't been one of my strongpoints since the days of revised & fallen empires! The game changed so much while I was on a long mtg break & when I came back I continuously got my @$$ handed to me over & over again. Until now. I'm back. HAHAHAHA I'M BAAACK! And I'm coming for the throne. See you soon,... THRONE!
Posted By: Mike-C (4/4/2011 8:19:24 AM)


Well, red never exactly was about card advantage, but at least it's (A) optional to sacrifice and (B) it's 4 damage you can (C) divide among both creatures and players. Wow. Wait, let me take back the comment about card advantage. Anything that gives you a 4/4 body in red and lets you 4-for-1 somebody is playable in my deck. And, it's lovely art by Raymond Swanland.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (2/11/2011 7:19:21 PM)


Pure finisher. I LOVE this. Absolute bomb in limited and pretty good in constructed. It's basically a better version of Slice and Dice considering the set it's in. If you can't make a good sac deck in this set, you really are not trying hard enough.

In limited this is an absolute beast. I ran a sac theme along side Myr propagator (Czar of the stall in limited), Molder Beast, & Fangren Marauder. Total overkill, but I I swept their field, jumped molderbeast up to a 17/3 trample, and gained 20 life.

5/5 For the devastation this can cause, and the epic artwork

Posted By: SeiberTross (4/20/2011 12:37:42 PM)


Friendly reminder: Unless you plan on doing tricks with artifacts, Inferno Titan would almost always be a better choice. The titan essentially gets +2/+2, firebreathing, and constant 3 damage each attack. The Flamefiend is solid, but the Titan is good!
Posted By: dberry02 (5/2/2011 1:01:22 AM)


A primary point of the "Raymond Swanland art makes an otherwise meh card wonderful."
This is true- look at Giant Scorpion and Necrogen Scudder.
Who cares how good the card is. LOOK AT THE FLAMES ON IT! THEY ARE MESMERIZING!
Posted By: tHeMightyyAK123 (4/1/2012 11:38:33 AM)


Perhaps 1 too expensive, but a useful card nonetheless. Lots of things trigger on artifact sacrifice in block, and in draft, that's a lot of removal to go around.

Anyone who compares this to Inferno Titan needs a hot poker shoved up their rear, though. The Titans shall not be mentioned around these parts.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (6/15/2013 7:16:10 PM)


I always love Raymond Swanland's art, especially the fire-creature art. I almost want to build some sort of monored deck using only creatures with his flashy art. =p
Posted By: Magnor_Criol (1/28/2011 11:15:25 PM)


I concur, Raymond Swanland's art has got to be my favorite, and this card only corroborates the widely-held theory that his flames make all other artists' flames gutter and die out.
Posted By: Selez (3/6/2011 10:01:54 PM)


Super bomby in limited.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (1/27/2011 4:32:33 PM)


Ichor Wellspring
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (1/30/2011 12:48:01 AM)


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