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Hey, whatever it takes to stop that Baneslayer angel from killing you right?
Posted By: Kryptnyt (9/25/2011 6:55:50 AM)


Fiery Temper was printed in thenext set. 8 damage for 3RR isn't/wasn't terrible. Plus, this was the block where you wanted to fill your graveyard. Losing a Anger or a Wonder wouldn't bum you out to much.
Posted By: ax_morph (10/9/2011 7:52:09 PM)


If it were instant speed and could hit players, it would be a great finisher. But using two cards to get rid of one creature is never a good idea.
Posted By: achilleselbow (8/8/2010 4:57:56 PM)


The thing to remember about cards that do damage to a creature is, for 2 mana, you can usually just destroy a creature outright. OK, that usually requires black, and off-color effects are more expensive, but it's still awfully hard to justify more than 3 mana for something that does nothing but damaging creatures. At 4 mana and an extra card? That's just absurd.
Posted By: sonorhC (7/7/2011 8:52:38 PM)


losing this card to a city sewer or something is an "Acceptable Loss"
Posted By: Pontiac (4/11/2011 2:34:32 PM)


Random discard, 3R, sorcery, limited targeting - that's 4 times bad.
Posted By: holgir (8/5/2009 3:19:58 AM)


I happen to like this card, the friends I play casually with have come to fear this card, since I play it in my hellbent/madness deck. It really puts pressure on my opponents (when we discard "randomly" we just put our hand face down and have an opponent pick one) because the card they pick could easily be Call to the Netherworld, or Dark Withering, or Big Game Hunter, or at the least it could be a Reckless Wurm. I like to screw with my friends' heads by using cards like this. But I admit it's limited to what type of deck it can be played in and actually be good. I give it 2.5/5

Also, I realize Lightning Axe is a much better version of this card but I just get a kind of nostalgic feeling from using older cards like this. That being said, I only run one of these in my deck, with a play set of lightning axes
Posted By: IshubarashI (7/6/2010 4:23:20 AM)


@stygimoloch: Too powerful without the random discard? Lightning Axe would like to have a word with you...

Anyway, this was my very first Magic card. It also happens to be one of the worst burn spells of all time. Oh well. :P
Posted By: True_Mumin (6/30/2009 4:49:23 AM)


Sonic Burst this isn't.
Posted By: Bouchart (9/26/2009 8:01:34 PM)


Well, Lightining Axe is improved version if this.
Posted By: True_Smog (11/16/2009 7:13:56 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!