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Cloneeffect's right; people need to stop seeing rarity as a power indicator and start seeing it as a frequency limiter. They're usually related, as usually the more powerful cards are the ones you want to see less frequently in Limited pools, but a card's raw power isn't the reason for its rarity. They don't want 3-damage sweepers to be seen all the time in Limited, so it gets put to rare.
Posted By: Magnor_Criol (2/6/2011 8:45:46 AM)
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its like choosing which half of sulfurous blast you'd like... but you can't have both.
Posted By: DlCK (1/28/2011 11:05:59 PM)
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its my PANIC BUTTON
Posted By: rinoh20 (2/1/2011 9:01:02 PM)
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Hits Vampire Nighthawk. Serra Avenger. I change my tune. When you guys come back to this card to see what people say you better all change your ratings lol... and I dont agree with Volcanic Fallout being played in Legacy 2 damage boardsweepers dont cut it. Vexing Shusher and a couple Pyroblast in my board..
Posted By: Hovercraft (2/2/2011 9:38:40 PM)
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Total Land Destruction along with Jolrael, Empress of Beasts. A really nice combination :D
Posted By: BLKND (8/6/2011 3:54:08 AM)
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This is one of my favorite cards from the Scars block. Why? Because it's an auto-include in red? Nope. Because its power level is off the charts? Nope. Because it's a perfect example of balancing out a card? Hell yes!

Pyroclasm. It's leaving us, perhaps never to be seen again. For whatever reason, Wizards decided that Red just doesn't get a 2-drop 2-damage board sweep. But it will still have its sweepers in the form of Whipflare and Slagstorm (and soon-to-be Red Wrath, Blasphemous Act, come Innistrad).

How do we balance it out? Well, we can make the same card at the same cost, but give it a niche drawback and an even more niche advantage. That's your Whipflare. If we desperately need our turn-2 wipe, we've got it. But it may completely misfire, so it's risky.

So it looks like for a more consistent board wipe, Red's going to have to look to turn 3. Well, doesn't tha... (see all)
Posted By: Lyoncet (9/18/2011 11:56:17 AM)
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Am I the only one who thinks that this needs entwine for {R}{R}?
Posted By: Irecane (2/12/2011 5:03:02 AM)
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Essentially it's a Pyroclasm that nails planeswalkers. Coincidentally, it also hits those pesky birds holding swords in their mouths that seem so popular these days.

Uh-oh, looks like Ness got the Smash Ball. . .
"PK STAR-STORM!!!"
Posted By: DacenOctavio (2/17/2011 11:18:10 PM)
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Jesus, people, it's a rare because otherwise draft would be absolutely miserable with such a powerful sweeper at uncommon. Great card, options are terrific in general, particularly when one of them's a wrath and the other's a burn spell.
Posted By: cloneffect (2/5/2011 7:50:36 AM)
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the first option appeals to me. The second does not, but is "there if you need it" so its good.
I miss entwine. would be fair for {1} on this one.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/28/2011 6:56:12 AM)
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