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with Niv-Mizzet in play, there is no difference between knowledge and flame.
so choose knowledge! draw=burn yay!
Posted By: Tezz (3/27/2010 7:09:47 AM)


Yea its expensive but i like it beter then mind springs in my R/U deck. It gives me the choice mid/lategame to either burn or draw. If it costs XUR it would have been great.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (7/11/2010 2:54:02 PM)


I run this is in an Izzetron alongside a Molten Disaster and Spell Burst as my X spells. With Niv-Mizzet in the deck, it's soooo hard not to run this card for flavour alone. Plus, the ability to target creature, player, or draw cards has won me some games.

I know I should probably use Banefire or something, but I can't seem to part with this!
Posted By: Kontrah (7/29/2011 12:17:41 PM)


Pretty good for its versatility, just hope you draw it later on. I liked throwing one of these in my U/R, and its won me games but now i like to toss in the more epic (imo) prophetic bolt instead.

nonetheless, cool card - versatility is nice. Creature burn, Player finisher, card drawer if need be.Think of it as something you drop with 7+ mana.
Posted By: pau3r (4/16/2012 10:58:41 PM)


GOD I WANT FOUR....maybe 8.

mdakw576: "Decks don't need that many bombs."
REALLY? Well whip out your lifegain/stormcrow deck and let's GO man!
Posted By: Tetsu_tora (4/15/2011 4:48:58 PM)


Its a Niv-Mizzet card, and like most of their cards, becomes most useful and devastating when Niv-Mizzet is on the field. Alot of you dont seem to think about these older cards along side the rest of their set.
Posted By: Nayban (6/2/2011 2:25:01 PM)


Purple Sun's Zenith? Would've gotten extra flavour points from me if it costed U/R,U,R instead of UUR, plus it would've looked cooler on the card.
Posted By: TPmanW (6/14/2011 10:29:09 PM)


Nice card, and a lot of sinergy with Niv-Mizzet, obviously...! Maybe a cost of Variable ColorlessBlueRed wouldn't have made it overpowered, I think. Sadly, because I like it very much! Maybe if they had included a third choise, like "or gain control of target creature with converted mana cost X or less.", and ability that Blue and Red share, even if in red is only until end of turn but since there are 2 blue mana in its mana cost, maybe...

I play a couple of copy in my Izzet deck, and it perform quite well, in the late game.


Edit: WOW! With my vote, now its rating is 3.333, with 33 votes! Perfect!
Posted By: leomistico (10/24/2011 1:54:59 AM)


This is either an overcosted Blaze or an overcosted Mind Spring... I can't see it being incredibly useful...
Posted By: Volcre (10/2/2009 6:18:44 AM)


It would be flexable if it was XBR, at needing 4 mana to do 1 damage or draw a card... Hell No.
Posted By: wolfbear2 (3/24/2010 10:41:02 AM)


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