Balefire Dragon


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad Mythic Rare

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Balefire Dragon

Creature — Dragon


Whenever Balefire Dragon deals combat damage to a player, it deals that much damage to each creature that player controls.

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Balefire Dragon Discussion

chirz2792 on Dragons for a friend

6 days ago

Balefire Dragon, Scourge of Valkas, and Steel Hellkite all seem pretty solid in here. Anyway +1 for dragons.

McDeity on Redheads have anger issues

1 week ago

Hoard-Smelter Dragon is just one of the better Commander dragons in general, and it looks like you are a hair light on artifact removal anyway. Hellkite Charger is a reasonable dragon, and though you can't use him the turn you drop him in off of a Kaalia, he'd replace Relentless Assault fairly well. Oros, the Avenger is a poor man's Balefire Dragon, but having access to a second sweep for decks going wide may help- I'd likely opt for Scourge of Kher Ridges though. Knollspine Dragon is still a good card, especially as you're running Wheel of Fortune anyhow. Like the previous posters stated, Angel of Finality is a beating against the right decks. You could also look to upgrade Grand Abolisher with Conqueror's Flail.

ksuKaliber on Jake's Dragon Deck - 20th Birthday Present

1 week ago

Atarka, World Render lets big dragons hit twice. Balefire Dragon can (theoretically) sweep an army of anything equal to or less than X/6 if there are no flying enemies. Dragonspeaker Shaman makes big dragons cost less to cast. Hunted Dragon provides a little buffer of an army in case he's getting swamped early game, Savage Ventmaw provides a total of 6 mana every time he attacks. Utvara Hellkite creates a new 6/6 dragon every time a dragon attacks. And Zirilan of the Claw can be used to pull out big dragons or even something like Utvara (to attack and generate a free 6/6 that actually sticks around) for a turn, and only costs 3 mana. It could be used to pull out Draco for a turn, skipping the whole mana cost and upkeep and getting to swing with a 9/9 for a turn. Plus Dragon Appeasement would let him hinder an enemy by making them skip their draw-phase and only let them draw cards through sacrifice, or he could play it on himself once he gets a steady inflow of tokens from Utvara in order to draw cards when needed (including drawing extra cards if desired)

Panas on The Prowess of Sages

2 weeks ago

In the same train of thought, which I was mentioning to another Shu Yun player:

These are beautiful additions for creature slots. Then you have a couple of cards with cipher: Hidden Strings, Stolen Identity :)

And if budget is not a problem, the sword cycle (e.g. Sword of Fire and Ice) are good aditions.

Then add cheap cantrips (e.g. Ponder) and you are relatively set.

Panas on Shu Yun, punch.

2 weeks ago

I completely understand that. Even I don't feel like getting the swords although the way power level increases in my meta, I may be forced to getting them soon.

I have already mentioned some interesting creatures but I'll suggest a couple more here:

I would of course include creatures that buff the home team on spell cast like Soulblade Djinn and Strongarm Monk, but I'd try to find a place for at least a couple of these by replacing other vanilla creatures like Mantis Rider and Lotus Path Djinn... These, albeit filled with flavor, have little to do in a commander game where you are facing more than one opponent. In multiplayer, getting ahead in resources, whether in cards drawn or tempo, is king! Go for the value ;)

ps: i have marked with a star some inclusions that are budget friendly that can over-perform in my opinion.

JoltsOfEnergy on Mayael, the Anima EDH #HELP

3 weeks ago

Here are some suggestions: Asceticism, Vigor + Blasphemous Act (both good cards individually but as a combo are amazing), Balefire Dragon,Tooth and Nail, Green Sun's Zenith, Gilded Lotus, Drumhunter, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Fierce Empath.

Hope these help.

PartyJ on Scion of the Ur Dragon

3 weeks ago

First I would like to welcome you on T/O!

Perhaps you have seen it already; this place is a great community where great decks and ideas come to life. If you ever need help with any deck, then there are usually several people willing to help you. Just ask :)

While I am here, let me give you a few dragon suggestions for your deck:

Hope this will be of any help for you.

If you would like to see other EDH decks, you can always check the ones I play which are present on my profile page. I like to play with this deck the most of the time. An upvote is always appreciated :)

Have fun on T/O!


Delta-117 on Modern Master 2017 Spoilers/ Speculation

3 weeks ago

DemonDragonJ rather than Moonveil Dragon, I think a Balefire Dragon would have been a better choice for mythic.

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