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Posted By: land_comment (3/25/2011 3:03:59 PM)


too expensive
Posted By: Knoedel (7/9/2009 1:31:31 PM)


For the flashback cost, do I have to discard X cards twice for the two X's in the mana cost?
Posted By: Shabroky (1/6/2010 3:05:54 PM)


discard number of cards = to half of 2X, or, X.

I play this with X= 2. I pay 4 colorless mana (X times 2) and a red mana.

It deals 2 damage and kills two of your 1/1 insect tokens.

Then I play for it's flashback cost next turn, and pay two red mana and discard 2 cards (X times 1)
to deal 2 more damage and kill two more of your insect tokens.

If had Magnifying Glass, a Mythic Rare legendary artifact for White which doubles the amount of damage dealt to Insect creatures, I would be hitting each insect for 2 damage, but still only killing four because it only doubles the damage, not the number of targets.

I haven't done the math, but this could conceivably be a better card than Fireball. Guaranteed better card than Fireball if you play to exploit madness synergies.

Further, I made everything about Magnifiying Glass up. That was all b.s. I am a liar. There is no such card.

Posted By: DarthParallax (9/11/2011 11:14:50 AM)


@lyle685: Hell yea!
Posted By: A3Kitsune (6/16/2011 11:35:28 PM)


this is the key card in ad nausem decks that draw their entire library and don't lose due to Angel's Grace or Phyrexian Unlife.
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (11/20/2011 1:57:40 PM)



This card was designed for very specific decks. Clearly Madness and Hellbent benefit from the flashback cost but where I think it really shines is in UR - Niv-Mizzet EDH. It's my lightning bolt but much more flexible and reusable.

Also to clarify one more time... the XXR cost means that if you put 6R into this casting from hand you get 3dmg to divide as you choose between any number of targets. That means 3dmg to one target or 1 dmg to each of 3 targets.

But the flashback is where this baby really shines. It reads RR, discard X cards: Deal X damage divided as you choose.

Generally I'll pitch this into my graveyard early game (or just ping some hapless Birds of Paradise or some such) and then later use it to finish off my opponent or kill something dangerous. Generally, by this point in the game I have 10 - 40 cards in my hand.
Posted By: RowanKeltizar (4/10/2012 11:41:32 AM)


Holy crap I want this in Burning Vengeance!
Posted By: DacenOctavio (5/14/2012 1:05:42 PM)


Okay its normal casting cost is the worst in history of magic.

3 mana for a scorching spear.
5 mana for a forked bolt.
7 mana for a flames of the firebrand.

One of the worst cards in history.

Now its flashback cost, can pitch your hand and deal some damage for only RedRed, makes it interesting.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (9/6/2013 12:13:22 PM)


@ Missile_Penguin
This card has nothing to do with Fireball. It's a gimped Meteor Shower with flashback.
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