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i guess this would have found much play if just the discard wasn't at random...sigh.
take the save path, use Lightning Bolt and another discard-enabling card like Wild Mongrel instead.
Posted By: Mode (11/13/2009 4:26:40 PM)


It's not even good in madness because the discard is random. I've played g/r mongrel beats extensively and there is absolutely never a situation where you'd want this in your hand instead of browbeat, lightning bolt or fiery temper.
Posted By: Laguz (3/18/2010 12:46:45 PM)


Creates some terrible card disadvantage unless it's used in a madness deck or something similar...
Posted By: VirtueVsVice (11/16/2009 10:53:52 AM)


The only red one-drop better than this is lightning bolt. That said, what kind of art is this for Terese Nielsen to do? This looks like a photo... I prefer her newer stuff.
Posted By: land_comment (3/6/2011 8:42:10 AM)


Poor, poor Shaq. He looks like he can just barely take that three damage.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (3/18/2012 4:27:47 PM)


"And THIS is for Kazaam!" *zap!*
Posted By: Continue (2/21/2013 9:12:50 AM)


And HOW did Ragamander completely miss a mention of Lightning Bolt?
Posted By: Axelle (9/5/2011 7:32:56 PM)


*Coughs* Okay, in pure mono red burn, this is ridiculous, another playset of lightning bolt, essentially. Here's how it works:
1) Load your deck with 40% lands, and inexpensive red instants and sorceries that deal cheap, effective damage, including four copies of Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, Lava Spike, Shard Volley, Browbeat, and other such cards.
2) Include four copies of this and four copies of Fiery Temper
3) Cast this when you have one other card in your hand and it is Fiery Temper. (should be easy when you're emptying your hand of 1 spell on T1, then 2 spells on T2, then 3 on T3, etc...)
4) Have fun with all the lightning (read: consistent T4 wins) and stop rating this card so low.
Posted By: gman92 (3/9/2012 7:51:03 AM)


You guys must be underestimating the power of 3 damage for Red. Discarding at random is easy to control (i.e. discard Fiery Temper) in Mono-Red, since you will be playing your hand out very, very quickly.
But yeah, there's better burn out there. The real question is whether this is better than Shard Volley.
Posted By: Ragamander (4/29/2010 7:32:03 AM)


Strictly better than Epileptic Seizure
Posted By: luca_barelli (7/12/2011 10:33:19 PM)


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