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There is a reason this thing is Mythic: It is the only red mythic rare in the block.
Posted By: leafbladefighter (2/3/2014 4:16:36 AM)


This pheonix is insane. If they don't pay the tribute, you get a 3/3 flying haste that comes back to life when it dies. And when it comes back to life, they have to pay the tribute again or let you have another 3/3 flying haste that comes back to life.

One way or another you're getting a 5/5 flyer for 2RR. This is easily 4.5/5 stars.
Posted By: dberry02 (2/2/2014 7:38:17 AM)


The art is GREAT!!! Oh, the card? yeah, that's good too.
Posted By: Lord_of_phyrexia (1/28/2014 4:51:03 PM)


This thing is terrible, minus one card: Fall of the Hammer makes this card playable. This card will never, EVER hit the battlefield with haste and it's effect, it will ALWAYS (well, 99% of the time) be a 5/5 flyer for 4. (Lesson of the prerelease: people fear effects far more than size, even in limited.) However, even as a 5/5 for 4, if you drop it turn 6, it can drag down something with it, and as long as you don't lose it blocking a Desecration Demon, it'll be worthwhile. 4/5 for being a good body for the new mono red removal, 2/5 for anything else you can even think of doing with it because your opponent won't let you.
Posted By: TheBossHammer (2/2/2014 10:19:49 AM)


So it's either a scaled up Chandra's Phoenix with a better recursion clause or a Rathi Dragon without a sac-two-mountains clause. I can get behind this.
Posted By: Flyheight (2/6/2014 9:00:21 AM)


After playing this for a few days, I'm surprised at how often tribute isn't paid. It pretty much only gets paid if my opponent has removal in hand, sees it as very likely to draw removal within a turn or two, or is at 3 or less life and wants another turn to pray for answers.

It's a good card. My only issue with it is that it's a terrible non-bo with the three Anger of the Gods I'm playing mainboard. Having both in hand introduces some tough choices I'd rather not have to face.

Still, 4/5
Posted By: Havrekjex (2/19/2014 7:35:36 AM)


This card should not be mythic rare, its rare at best. Take a look at other mythic rare cards and see how for a long time red hasn't produced a mythic rare card.
Posted By: battlehub (2/23/2014 8:06:39 AM)


Pretty lousy mythic. Avacyn, yes. Elesh norn, yes. This thing? Not feeling it. Woulda been just fine at rare.
Posted By: K34 (3/5/2014 7:13:00 PM)


You can choose not to pay the Tribute, then Lightning Strike it in response to its Enter the Battlefield trigger. Your opponent won't get it back because it hasn't gained the "When it dies..." ability.
Posted By: RobertTaylor (4/23/2014 3:08:50 PM)


A great deck to put this in is the phrosh, sky raider of ker commander deck. Being like mortis strider or endless ***roaches, it fits well as a sacrificial creature. And if they do pay tribute, well, the deck does need more flying creatures.
Posted By: D1234 (4/24/2014 6:57:45 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!