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A weakness of this card is that if you want higher damage you need more targets. It's far more effective against a creature deck than a control deck, thus limited its application.

That said, I'd only use Firestorm where discarding is beneficial, such as hellbent, madness, or with phoenixes, for creature killing there are less restrictive options.
Posted By: Cyberium (1/18/2013 4:41:27 PM)


I think you are overrating this card. It's very situational. After a wheel of fortune, Really? You just filled your opponents hand with 7 cards and you are going to throw your away? You have to HAVE enough targets to cast it, it doesn't always clear the board of wurms because the higher to toughness, the more cards you have to throw away. IF your opponent can put out wurms with 7 toughness, are you going to throw your hand away to clear the board?

This card IMO is best used almost as a tempo play at the end of your opponents turn to dust off their early start, I typically end up playing this for 2 or 3. If you played it for 3 you lose four cards, but if you hit four creatures then good because then they are all one-for one. You aren't up a card, and if you have to target yourself or your opponent then you are down a card or two. Sure you can play this madness, but that is not going to win most of the time because you are giving up options for damage.

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Posted By: ChaswellQuint (7/29/2012 8:37:11 AM)


Enter the Infinite

Am I winning yet?
Posted By: Doghealer (3/12/2013 10:55:34 AM)


Reeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaally cool concept, great flavor, great power, only downside is that you have to have X targets, which means you may have to target yourself/your own creature...but hey, it can be great with Chandra Ablaze
Posted By: Superllama12 (2/7/2011 3:17:36 PM)


Chandra's Phoenix.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (5/14/2012 6:09:14 PM)


Is anybody else saddened by the flavor text?
Posted By: armogohma (6/3/2011 10:01:55 PM)


Great card in hellbent/madness decks. But what really makes this card appealing is the hilarious flavor text.
Posted By: SavageBrain89 (6/18/2009 12:54:48 PM)


@Draugnor: That's the interesting thing about this card. You can discard 7 cards, but you have to have 7 different targets. The more power you put behind it, the bigger the storm has to become.

Besides, if you could deal 49 damage to a player on turn 1, this card might be considered a bit overpowered.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (10/15/2009 11:47:26 PM)


@ Draugnor: No, you can't target anything more than once. The key operator here is "each of X targets". It would be broken beyond belief if it could hit a single target multiple times.

Turn one: Play mountain. Cast Firestorm, discarding five cards; you deal your opponent five damage five times.

It would be a one-mana, one-card instant victory.
Posted By: scumbling1 (3/7/2011 5:43:37 PM)


This is so much better than One With Nothing in a hellbent deck.
Posted By: Etregan (12/15/2009 11:46:01 PM)