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You can't compare everything to Lightning Bolt, guys. Or any other card for this one's sake.
Posted By: Sweater (7/31/2013 12:48:28 AM)


Workers for R&D put poor cards in sets, good cards in their decks, and throw their best cards away.
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (1/2/2014 12:55:16 PM)


If this is the result of the dwarves' best coal... well, I'd hate to see what they sell.
Posted By: Kirbster (4/17/2011 12:50:02 PM)


You guys don't understand why its casting cost is 6Red. Here's the true story.

First, what, exactly, is a burn spell? Ember Shot is you throwing burning coals at someone. Lightning Bolt is you siphoning the immense power of Mother Nature to summon forth a colossal bolt of electricity directed with pinpoint accuracy at a target that may be no larger than a fly.

They both deal 3 damage. Let me remind you: that's enough to kill a fully-grown elephant.

So yeah, that's some really damn good coal, but why the extra 6 ?

Well, the dwarves would normally only sell you their worst coal, and it would cost you Red. But you're no pushover in the marketplace; you want the best of the best, and you WILL get what you want, standard trading conventions be damned! So you coerce and bribe y... (see all)
Posted By: Ragamander (1/16/2012 2:01:21 AM)


Red doesn't get too many cantrips... But this is like saying that you don't get to drive Porsches very much so here's the steering wheel and you owe me 20 grand.
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (11/3/2010 1:30:49 PM)


You guys are missing the obvious design here.

Flare is 2R. You draw one card and you do 1 damage. Obviously the colourless is to draw the card and the red is for the damage. This is a balanced spell because red is supposed to suck at cantrips.

Triple those two colourless mana = 6R. So you do one damage and draw three cards.

Wait, draw three cards? That isn't very red. Better make it do 3 damage.

And there you have a brand new magic card.

Posted By: Baconradar (10/20/2011 7:31:40 AM)


This card isn't bad at all. If you have 6 Goblin Electromancers on the battlefield, it's like a lightningbolt, AND you get to draw a card!
Posted By: martianshark (12/6/2012 4:28:28 PM)


MTG players bring poor cards to market, use good cards in their decks, and throw this complete junk away.
Posted By: Totema (10/29/2011 11:27:53 PM)


"Man, I can't believe we convinced those R&D dupes we throw our best coal away."

"I know. And can you believe they took that trade we offered? Let us borrow seven of your mountains for a turn, and we'll give you a Shock and a Zap!"

"Heh. Suckers."
Posted By: Salient (1/11/2012 7:00:05 PM)


That's funny; I throw the Dwarves' best coal away too! What a coincidence!

Posted By: Lyoncet (7/30/2011 5:02:35 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!