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The best thing about the card is that it has no need for subtlety. Massive board sweeping at instant speed can be lethal, and that's where this thing shines. And if you happen to kill an opponent in the process, even better. Well-priced for what it does.

And the flavor text is godly.
Posted By: Serev (2/10/2011 10:52:25 PM)


Jaya Ballard flavor text is why we need her to come back. She was a planeswalker, I'm sure they could make some excuse to bring her back. Chandra just doesn't cut it.
Posted By: Nagoragama (7/13/2011 1:25:38 PM)


The card is pretty good. An x=6 Earthquake is about the same but doesn't hit fliers and is sorcery speed, but you can tune it to only kill the smaller creatures; this is pretty much total destruction all the time. But this card has its uses. I would give it 3.5/5.

Then I read the flavour text.

Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (11/6/2010 3:31:42 PM)


@Ryney: AND it's an Instant. Not a great card, but not bad either.
Posted By: boneclub (7/10/2010 1:36:55 AM)


Jaya FTW!
Posted By: helluin (4/14/2011 8:55:16 AM)


It would be cool if they reprint this with picture of Balefire Dragon descending from the sky
Posted By: Ezuna (12/2/2011 8:25:52 AM)


This is the final ability of the card Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (read the flavor text)
Posted By: Condor_96 (2/25/2011 11:54:25 PM)


@deadeye1387, Whispersilk Cloak wouldn't interact with this at all, since this doesn't target. What you want is something that either gives a ton of toughness, like Slagwurm Armor, or prevents damage, like protection (say, from a Sword of Fire and Ice).

Oh, and it's really simple to tell if something targets (and thus is stopped by shroud): If it says the word "target" on the card, it targets. This doesn't.
Posted By: sonorhC (10/23/2011 9:01:38 PM)


Kind of eerie how much this card syncs up with the new Balefire Dragon (or rather, how much Balefire syncs up with this).
Posted By: TherealphatMatt (11/3/2011 9:54:54 AM)


Jaya Ballard for M14!!!!!!! No one likes you, Chandra.
Posted By: battleofwits (4/29/2013 10:13:45 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!