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A spell that does more than one thing is always valuable in limited.

A spell that deals damage to a creature AND player is fantastic in limited.

Clearly, this isn't any Warleader's Helix, but you're never going to be hurting for a kill spell.
But watch out. Play this only when your opponents life is >=3 or when they have a creature. If they don't have one, you're hurting your own creature.
Posted By: Ferlord (5/13/2013 12:04:35 PM)


Barbed Lightning has already shown us that in order to get three damage to two different targets unconditionally, you need 5 mana.

That being said, it is 6 damage for 5 mana. This is by no means a terrible card, friends.
Posted By: ThisisSakon (4/23/2013 3:00:22 PM)


Think I'd rather run Chandra's Outrage in most decks over this. Maybe Lash Out depending on the deck build/how lucky I feel/
Posted By: Demento_Recraves (4/25/2013 9:39:27 PM)


Searing Blaze has shown us that Barbed Lightning and this can suck it. :P

But actually seriously, I think the guy that said 'Overcosted by 1' is pretty close to on it. Searing Blaze was double-colored, triggered on landfall (a semi-tough hoop to jump through with perfect consistency- like Metalcraft and Threshold, if you build for it, it happens, usually, and when it's not on, the card sucks) and when all was said and done, was a little pushed. Searing Blaze is fair to call 'way better than Incinerate' and 'about as good as Lightning Bolt'

I think I'd like to see this at {1}{R}{R} and uncommon...at sorcery speed?

for Limited and Standard, 'Overcosted by 1' is a perfect comment, but I like things that are good enough for Casual and Modern :) (Yes, 'good enough for casual' is a thing. Control decks need to be slower and softer, with good Defender creatures, and Aggro decks need to be faster, like Bolt... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (5/6/2013 12:43:05 AM)


Overcosted by 1.
Posted By: Haplo81 (4/24/2013 7:55:15 PM)


I looked at the text first, and thought this was really cool. And then I looked at the mana cost...
Posted By: martianshark (4/23/2013 2:22:56 PM)


@ThisisSakon: The thing about Barbed Lightning, though, is that it's just better by way of flexibility. Plus we have Searing Blaze already. This is playable in Limited, maybe, and that's all.
Posted By: steev (4/23/2013 6:53:06 PM)


Anyone notice that the guy that Aurelia is slashing is Jarad?
(Look at that guy's belt)..
Posted By: Grigori97 (4/24/2013 7:43:52 AM)


Your opponent can't be targeted? Well, you have to burninate yourself.
Your opponent has no valid creatures as target? You have to kill your own.
If that wasn't good enough: don't forget to spend five times as much mana for it compared to good old lightning bolt.
Posted By: majinara (4/24/2013 1:15:29 PM)


I like barbed lightning more. I think the extra initial mana investment should do a little more. like, idk, 4 damage to one of the targets. Or something.
Posted By: RAV0004 (4/24/2013 5:46:55 PM)