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"Ral Zarek's brainstorms bring actual thunder and lightning."

"Draw three cards..."

Ohhhh, you funny, Wizards.
Posted By: JohnnyDepth (4/26/2013 5:30:07 PM)


Why yes, yes I would like to do 16 damage (or if we're in silver-bordered land 1,000,000 damage)to your face (and draw 3 cards while I'm at it).

Great digger and finisher.

Posted By: Flyheight (4/23/2013 3:00:52 PM)


Ral Zarek wants you to pitch your reanimator target. Shame that it couldn't have costed a wee bit less though.
Posted By: steev (4/23/2013 6:49:00 PM)


I've been dreaming of a reprint of Prophetic Bolt for some time, especially when I noticed how similar Ral looks to the guy on the old art of that spell.

If Prophetic Bolt is playable in EDH, then this should see play as well. It's 1 extra mana for one extra card and the chance to deal more than four damage.

And considering this is in-color with Omniscience, Enter the Infinite, Firemind's Insight, etc., you have a lot of cards you can toss to make this a finisher.
Posted By: Tybaltic (4/23/2013 8:21:04 PM)


I feel like I'll be saying this about every Izzet card, but...

"But, think of Goblin Electromancer!"

Seriously, I don't understand why people are complaining about the cmc. Why would you play an Izzet spell deck WITHOUT the Electromancer?
Posted By: NickDay (6/25/2013 5:37:13 PM)


I'm gonna say this right now, this will be a wonderful edition and maybe even bring back UR Tron. Discarding Eldrazi or extra Karn Liberated or even Wurmcoil Engine...This will be nuts
Posted By: GCAcul (5/2/2013 10:49:47 PM)


Very interesting design. At the time you cast this you'll have plenty of mana each turn, so will you throw away your expensive card to nuke something or deal damage or will you throw away something small so you can cast the big spell later on?

Lovely design and a strong card. Drawing cards and impacting the board with just one card is usually crazy powerful.
Posted By: Shiizu (5/4/2013 2:54:01 PM)


Too expensive at face value, but I've got four Goblin Electromancers in the deck with this. Theoretically this can cost just two mana for some serious card advantage and a burn. It's a solid deal even at four, since I'm more likely to have two Electromancers out than all four at the same time.

I can then discard another Blast of Genius to deal six damage, no matter what I'm actually playing to cast it.
Posted By: jfre81 (9/10/2013 10:48:32 AM)


I have a soft spot for Izzet and cool spells. This can actually do a lot of damage. Don't need to clear the board? drop that Blasphemous Act FTW!
Posted By: GlintKawk42 (4/26/2013 6:09:43 AM)


Only Niv-Mizzet is ballsy enough to photobomb a planeswalker in the upper left corner like that. Next time we revisit Ravnica he'll do it on Ral's planeswalker card.
Posted By: Splizer (8/11/2013 11:51:55 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!