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I, for one, welcome our new Izzet overloads.
Posted By: Axelle (10/3/2012 3:44:48 PM)


So, if cast normally, it's a Heat Ray that can't hit flying creatures.
And if overloaded in 1v1, it's a slightly less efficient, instant-speed version of a hard-cast Bonfire of the Damned that can't hit flying creatures or players. Or is the better comparison a way-more-expensive-but-way-more-one-sided Magmaquake that doesn't hit planeswalkers?

However, as one card, it's your choice of either. Is that versatility enough?

Even once Bonfire rotates, Street Spasm will exist alongside Mizzium Mortars in Standard Constructed. The Mortars are solidly better unless the metagame shifts to focus on creatures with 5+ toughness or unless specifically instant-speed casting of a one-sided board-wipe becomes relevant. In the former case, Street Spasm will require at least 5Red or 10RedRed, and neither is an efficient use of man... (see all)
Posted By: Ragamander (11/6/2012 7:14:33 AM)


Underrated, for sure.
Posted By: LordOfTheFlies87 (10/25/2012 8:25:57 PM)


3.5/5. Hard to get removal in RTR limited. A sideboard option in constructed against ground=based arggro.
Posted By: chrome_dome (1/13/2013 10:15:36 PM)


While I never uprate them, I do find the lotsofpoopy comments entertaining. I quite like that there are no mods on these psuedo-forums; it's a more raw atmosphere and the fact you can only post once keeps it in check.

To the card? Meh. Severely meh. While it may have a place in block, I can imagine that almost any case where you'd use the XX you could instead just use comet storm to do the same thing except also include players. It's true that that's not a completely just comparison, but it is close enough to warrant looking at that card instead.

Also, bonfire of the damned is so ridiculously shamefully good that this poor guy just can't catch a break.
Posted By: blurrymadness (3/18/2013 3:52:55 PM)


@ LegoLeonidas: Pros like me can appreciate the fine line between moronic trolling and witty sideswipes at smug know-it-alls. I find him hilarious. Even MOE can be funny sometimes, while some trolls just exist to needlessly complain about every card. And nobody's as bad as that guy who ran around calling "first!" on every card.

As far as the card itself, XX is a harsh enough cost that they didn't really need RedRed. At least then it would have been cheaper than Lavalanche in one instance.
Posted By: blindthrall (9/29/2012 12:31:09 AM)


lorendorky: I'm afraid not. The reduction reduces the total spell cost by {1}: when you cast the spell, you specify X and it sets the mana cost to that. So if you specified X = 2, you'd be casting it for {4}{R}{R}, which would then reduce to {3}{R}{R}
Posted By: LordRandomness (9/27/2012 3:01:46 PM)


@LegoLeonidas: Please don't feed the troll.

Unless you're going to feed him a knuckle sandwich, in which case, go ahead.

As for the card, the "Non-flying" clause kinda gets it for me. Neither the base nor overload cost are really impressive, especially with Bonfire of the Damned still in standard.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (9/28/2012 10:10:12 AM)



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Posted By: Lotsofpoopy (9/27/2012 8:51:54 PM)


Maybe izzet tried to make an easier to get spell that's Bonfire of the Damned spliced with Earthquake.

Flavourfully, if you think like that, that's cool. Otherwise, it's only mediocre.
Posted By: Ferlord (10/4/2012 9:42:03 AM)