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Great with slagstorm! 6 damage to everything (even gets through shroud) and you can pull it back into play
Posted By: RedCravat (3/2/2011 8:18:51 AM)


@MDStrawHat: Yes, equipping this with Basilisk Collar would basically turn it into a living Day of Judgment; only that your opponents would also lose 3 life, and you would gain three life for each creature and each player aside from yourself.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (5/15/2011 5:57:31 PM)


Honestly now that hellspark elemental, hells thunder, etc... are cycling out in october i think that it will be seen in the new red metagame. It may not be agro but there are some nasty things that you can combine magma phoenix with to do some awesome combos. Valakut is a great example, just drop the land and its pretty much a field wipe. Even better, pyroclasm then blow up the phoenix. There is so much potential for this card. Honestly the later the game progresses the better is becomes.
Posted By: raijin7X (9/1/2010 3:07:09 AM)


this is one of those cards that would have been absolutely amazing a few years ago. As it stands, it's outclassed head and shoulders by a ... *certain* mythic rare that costs 4RR and whose art depicts a flaming bald man. And yes, I know that he's not strictly better than the phoenix, but it's almost a slap in the face that these perfectly good creatures are printed alongside cards of mythic rarity which can for the most part obsolete them in almost any deck.

It's kind of sad really.

In a vacuum, a really nice card, though with creature power creep as it is, its recursion ability could be costed at 2RR and no-one would complain
Posted By: justicarphaeton (10/18/2010 11:08:55 PM)


Guys got a question I'd be grateful to have answered. How does this work with basilisk collar? Would it be a constantly recurring Wrath of God?
Posted By: MDStrawHat (7/16/2010 9:49:35 AM)


Pleasantly surprised to see this card reprinted. Great synergy with chandra ablaze's + 1 ability.
Posted By: lorendorky (7/8/2010 11:23:48 PM)


At least it's pretty. Also, it's a recurring red flier that isn't a dragon and comes out on the same turn as Baneslayer Angel and kills it.

Choosen of the Dark Sun: Ah, nuts. Forgot about that. Thanks for catching my error.
Posted By: PhyrexianLobbiest (7/9/2010 9:28:42 PM)


om nom nom, flavorful ^_^
Posted By: Sir_Kaeru (7/9/2010 10:23:58 PM)


...Someone want to tell me why this is back and Ball Lightning isn't? :\
Posted By: DonRoyale (7/8/2010 12:40:30 PM)



I guess Wizards doesn't want RDW to have Turn 2 Ball Lightnings with Pyretic Ritual for the next year.
Posted By: Jake1991 (7/8/2010 5:43:32 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!