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This needs to be reprinted like so:
Phyrexian Blast 3{P}
Phyrexian Blast does 2 damage to any target. If life was paid to cast it, it instead does 4 damage to that target.
Posted By: blindthrall (6/8/2011 8:32:53 AM)


The art doesn't suggest to me 4 damage. This is more "mild headache."
Posted By: Nagoragama (6/25/2011 5:40:25 PM)


meh strictly worse than lightning bolt
oh wait its blue
Posted By: nope.avi (12/16/2011 2:18:27 AM)


Char. 'Nuff said.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (9/25/2010 10:22:17 PM)


Looks like Bruce Campbell.
Posted By: zeyette (8/27/2010 8:17:52 AM)


lol, it seems like no one commenting on this card cares about the color pie? This card is cool, but it's so incredibly inappropriate. Blue's countermagic is such a powerful mechanic that it's supposed to be weakened in a lot of other areas. Having a sweet low cost direct-damage spell is not that.
Posted By: EGarrett01 (6/30/2011 6:48:26 PM)



We DO care about the color pie, much like you'd care about a train wreck. We're fascinated and horrified by this breach (and timeshifted breach, may I add) of the color pie. I'd run this along with these and throw in some of these to make these two expensive, off color damage spells unexpected and playable.
Posted By: MacBizzle (3/28/2012 2:01:42 AM)


Horrible Card Burn Is Red
Posted By: NewEtherium (11/4/2012 10:17:42 AM)


Anyone complaining that this card violates the color pie must not play magic? Every color has different cards that leak into other colors. White has Sunlance, effectively a white lightning. Black has tons of card draw in exchange for life instead of mana. There are literally hundreds of cards in all colors that do these things. Blue has 1 burn spell in exchange for life and you whine about it? Wow...
Posted By: Zylo- (11/14/2012 12:56:35 PM)


4 damage for 2 damage to self is pretty good considering:

- Blue lacks direct damage or kill spells
- 4 damage kills Malakir Bloodwitch, Serra Angel, and many other nasties with 4 toughness
- 3 mana with just 1B in the casting cost at instant speed, splashable in any deck that needs blue

4.5/5 for me
Posted By: Paladin85 (8/22/2011 8:06:57 PM)