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2 Righteousness
4 untapped plains
1 untapped mountain
& this.

Posted By: pierce417 (10/19/2012 9:30:33 AM)


"I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. Darkfire shall not avail you, FLAME OF UDUN.
- Gandalf to the Balrog of Moria
Posted By: Shadowcaster3975 (4/26/2013 6:34:23 PM)


Awesome card with great psychological value if your opponent knows you have it in your deck / hand.
Posted By: PEGU (12/14/2010 12:56:56 PM)


"You're attacking me with a 20/20? Boros Fury-Shield, and yes, I did pay red."

It's not a prevention card, it's a game winning card. I've won so many games with this card, must have for any deck that has red and white. It's a cheaper Reflect Damage!
Posted By: DragonLord132 (9/3/2009 6:29:40 PM)


This card is amazing. A lot of people don't read it carefully and assume it deals damage equal to the amount of damage prevented. In fact, it deals damage equal to the creature's power, at Instant speed. Basicaly a Soul's Fire played on an opponent's creature. That means you can kill your opponent immediately after the declare blockers step, before damage resolution. There have been many times when I thought I was swinging for the win when we were both down to around 6 life, only to have this played on my Gleancrawler. My friend thought that meant it was a draw, but I was a good enough sport to correct him.
Posted By: achilleselbow (6/29/2010 11:10:09 AM)


Combine with any pump spell for massive fun. "Oh, you're attacking me with your 1/1? Let me put some Giant Growth on that for you. Now you take five damage for my four mana." Even better with bigger creatures/bigger pumps. "Oh, you're hitting me with your 9/9? Let me put Might of Oaks on that for you. Here you go, 16 damage to the face."

Also completely nullifies the mighty Baneslayer Angel - block with your flying creature with five power or more, Boros Fury-Shield the damage, and bam, opponent takes five from this card, BA didn't do any damage so neither first strike nor lifelink matter, and they have a dead angel. Anything that can take down that broken card while doing damage and just needs to be combo'd with a 5/* in the air, for three mana, is okay in my book.
Posted By: the-unbeliever (4/29/2010 10:00:14 AM)


Where's the meh?

It's a three mana, instant speed Fend Off that also does damage if you payed R.

Sure, there's better cards for a mono deck, but Ravnica as a block isn't about mono cards or decks.
Posted By: Thatguy52 (5/20/2009 10:33:19 AM)


Seems like a solid card, but I'm not a fan of the art. It completely lacks energy and dynamic-ness.
Posted By: SpencerDub (5/17/2010 7:39:05 PM)


So... I guess this doesn't work well with sunforger, since the red mana was used to unequip, not cast the spell.
Posted By: Howii (10/6/2010 8:22:07 PM)


I sure hate getting killed with this - I mean, you wouldn't normally expect your big fat fatties to turn on you :S
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (1/26/2010 3:46:25 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!