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I'd run both, but that's just me.
Posted By: Snaxme (2/21/2010 3:28:47 PM)


You can't backslide Ball Lightning
Posted By: Drewsel (4/19/2011 3:50:42 PM)


The art is just sick. That is one mean fucker.

I'll run Elemental Appeal, though. Same effect, but at 25 cents instead of two dollars. Maybe I'll paste the kitty's awesome art over the Appeal, though, just for kicks.
Posted By: Azazyel (6/25/2010 11:08:09 PM)


You're not supposed to play it out like Ball Lightning, you're supposed to play it face down and surprise 7 damage your opponent. Really only works more than once if you have other morph creatures, you can psyche them out thinking you've got lots of Firecats waiting to pounce the moment they let their guard down.
Posted By: Atali (6/30/2011 4:58:53 PM)


Love it. Ball Lightning + this = ultimate aggro red deck.
Posted By: NuclearMECCA (4/24/2010 5:33:10 PM)


@Azazyel: Cat cannot be Duress'ed and is somewhat more versatile with the Morph cost.
Posted By: boneclub (8/28/2010 1:10:11 AM)


Sweet art, but overpriced (monetarily. Mana-wise it's a good value).
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (11/17/2010 12:34:52 PM)


I love this card.
I have a R/G ball lightning themed deck, and although Ball Lightning has the most bang for its cost, putting this as a close mono-red second *cough* Grounbreaker *cough*
Elemental Appeal is also a good investment, but the fact that it's 4 red is a little frightening for a 2 colour deck. Another thing to compare it to would be Blitz Hellion I suppose. Another colour and 1 more to the cost makes it unboltable, and it keeps coming back.

Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is, Ball Lightning is good, yes, but you need more than just Ball Lightning if you want to win.

Posted By: MisterMelancholy (1/14/2011 7:29:53 PM)


Please don't mention that ball lightning is better because the 1 colorless in the cost should give him more than just 1 power.
Why do you think they give him an RR morph cost?
Posted By: divine_exodus (4/8/2011 1:43:05 PM)


My Argument:
This is only slightly sub-par to ball lightning.
Typically if you run something like this or ball lightning in a burn deck, you're only focused on how fast can you get the damage out there and how much damage you can maximize for your mana. The problem here is this only does 7 for 4 cmc while ball lightning does 6 for 3. Adding one damage for {1} isn't the best thing in the world. However, with that said, if you're not moving fast enough (then you're build the deck wrong, but let's continue...), this guy offers a 2/2 consistent attacker that you can turn into a 7/1 for a huge blow later, or even use it as a pop-up blocker for someone's huge monster while they think they're getting away with a huge blow themselves. Drewsel is absolutely right--you can also pop this guy face down again with backslide and save him for a rainy day. You could even put backslide on a stick/autoc... (see all)
Posted By: raptorman333 (12/5/2011 10:05:52 AM)