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@LunarAvenger You've probably figured it out by now, but yes. "Would" expresses that the creature is exiled as the spell resolves, so it never dies and never hits the graveyard for persist to trigger. Kamigawa burns and pings share an exile theme, which counters soulshift tricks and recurring kami/spirit threats within the block.

Bet you waited all year for that. Merry Christmas.
Posted By: smith-henry (12/18/2012 8:30:06 AM)
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Now strictly better than Annihilating Fire.
Posted By: Taudisban (6/27/2013 8:00:07 AM)
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Incinerate might be better, but a creature flattened with this can't be Disentombed. Decent card.
Posted By: Dragonmaster3.0 (10/21/2011 2:57:55 PM)
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This is an expensive Incinerate most of the time.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/23/2009 7:43:05 PM)
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I played this a LOT in block but I'm forced to admit its still worse than Carbonize at the same cost.
Posted By: Ogrillion (6/29/2010 1:36:59 AM)
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You could try Carbonize instead. It's uncommon, but it prevents regenerating.
Posted By: Eved (8/17/2010 11:13:48 AM)
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If Incinerate is somehow a balanced card, why not this? Or even better, this at {1R}? Or Carbonize?
So, maybe a (functional) reprint? No...?
Sadness...

3.5/5
Posted By: leomistico (5/14/2013 11:51:18 PM)
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a triple costlightning bolt that sends them to exile instead... not good enough generally.
Posted By: Sironos (5/19/2010 11:04:56 AM)
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Does this card stop a creatures from persisting?
Posted By: LunarAvenger (1/30/2012 8:00:32 PM)
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