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I hate that when I searched for burn spells and ordered them by player rating, I almost didn't notice this card. Stop rating it badly. It's not bad. It's just not good in EDH.
Posted By: c0d3br34k3r (7/31/2012 3:50:17 PM)
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Clash does make sense in EDH. It has a subtle draw-smoothing effect, and it gets better in multiplayer. Since you clash with "an opponent", not "that creature's controller", you can give away a minor boon to someone whose help you need. You can even choose the opponent with the lowest average mana cost, or one who for whatever reason is known to have a land coming.
Posted By: HuntingDrake (6/1/2012 7:53:02 PM)
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Cosign Gelzo. This is a good card. 4/5 in normal play. 2/5 in Commander. What WERE they thinking???
Posted By: Paleopaladin (8/20/2011 10:43:14 PM)
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This is not a bad card, has the potential to double bolt while being a 3 toughness sniper.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (4/12/2012 7:42:24 PM)
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Guys, I'm not sure, but I'm getting the feeling that Greg doesn't appreciate every card in the commander set.

Run in a clash deck where you can set up your draws. You can get your Searing Blaze without landfall. Or, if it comes down to it, you can just burn a creature for 3. That's not all that terrible, just not the best possible outcome.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (6/22/2011 2:37:27 PM)
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I think it's weird that this is rated more than 2 stars lower than the original print. People must not have liked seeing this in the deck, and I can't say I disagree with the sentiment. Direct damage this weak really sucks in EDH.

But.

I thought standard procedure for rating cards was to attempt to rate how good they are in general and not just for a particular format. How misleading is it going to be to a new player to see this rating and be led to conclude that it's a bad card? I think this can be a pretty decent card for casual or modern burn. It isn't fantastic, but it deserves a four or at least a three in my book.
Posted By: Gelzo (8/20/2011 12:05:43 AM)
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I don't really understand why they put cards like this in the decks.. They could've reprinted something that actually deserved it.
Posted By: greg2367 (6/16/2011 9:44:34 PM)
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What deck is it in? is the clash at all important?
Posted By: Kryptnyt (8/24/2011 4:59:23 PM)
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