Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Rare
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Rare
Conflux (CON) Rare

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Banefire deals X damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

If X is 5 or more, Banefire can't be countered by spells or abilities and the damage can't be prevented.

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Banefire Discussion

KaladeshKat on Burning Magic

19 hours ago

I don't understand what Pillar of Origins is doing in this deck? I would drop that, all copies of Act of Treason and Thud, then replace them with 4x Wizard's Lightning and 3x Banefire.

then drop Dual Shot, add in Risk Factor because you have no card draw in this deck. Tormenting Voice would be more card draw, or The Flame of Keld could be used with 1-2 cards in hand and then as a finisher.

feedingjungler on Sarkhan's Dragon Den

1 day ago

To be honest its less about 4 mana and more about being 2 cards. And ive never done that either, i usually trigger it at the end of the enemies turn when theyve spent their mana.

I can occasionally beat Teferi, Hero of Dominaria decks but it usually requres pretty much all the early game. I do try to bait out the counters with lower quality cards but if I just pass they usually Chemister's Insight. I've been subbing in the Spit Flames for Goblin Chainwhirlers and that's been working decently. I'll try adding Demanding Dragons as well.

I'm currently playing on MTG Arena, averaging at a little bit above 50% w/r. My main deck and side deck aren't completed yet, i'm missing the extra Demanding Dragons and 1 Banefire in the side deck so maybe when I get those it'll bump my w/r a bit. I do like this deck a lot tho so i'm commited to learning it. I'm all about going against the current meta and what everyone is spamming in ladder

TJFC on Jeskai Storm

1 day ago

I have some mixed feelings about Banefire. It works wonders on control matchups or matchups with tons of enchantment removal, where i can sub in Niv-Mizzet, Parun & Banefire To close out games.

The usual combo is to storm withPirate's Pillage to dig deep and generate a ton of mana, so Banefire + Shock + Shock isn't that optimal, the shocks can still get countered and with so little copies that becomes an issue.

I've been trying Lava Coil instead of Justice Strike. It answers Arclight Phoenix better than Justice Strike And still takes care of dangerous targets, such as: Crackling Drake, Steel Leaf Champion and Tempest Djinn.

SP3CTR3_chelts on Naya Tokens

2 days ago


This (or something very similar deck to this) would be the naya deck I would run if I was going to (but ended up sticking with G-W). Although, I would try to find some space for a board pump effect even if it was Flower / Flourish or Shalai, Voice of Plenty. Side board wise I would recommended:

3xKnight of Autumn (vs burn and decks using nice enchantments: history of benalia, thousand year storm, divine visitation ect.)

2 Cleansing Nova not really for creature removal but it is one of the few ways in standard to destroy the growing in popularity Lich's Mastery decks. Two copies of this in a deck means they need to be running blue to win!! (and if they are running blue you just have to wait for them to tappout) (vs lich's mastery) if you don't have any of these where you play/don't struggle against them then obviously do not bother!

2 Shalai, Voice of Plenty she is a brilliant card for a deck like this protection pumping and flying in 1. (vs burn and control decks)

2 Settle the Wreckage (vs. mid range or aggro deck)

4 Tocatli Honor Guard the best way to combat the top of the meta golgari explore/etb deck [note it does stop Goblin Instigators ability so that is what i would swap them in for] (vs. golgari/abzan explore)

2 Banefire is brilliant against a long drawn out control match up where you have lots of lands as all your threats have been answered. only ever play to kill! (vs.control [note. not counter burn it will be too slow]) if you don't have any of these where you play/don't struggle against them then obviously do not bother!

2 Remorseful Cleric (vs. GY decks including the golgari explore deck)

Sorry I started of suggesting a couple of cards and ended up building a sideboard for you :S Sorry if I overstepped the amount of advice you were wanting. I know there are 17 cards in the SB I suggested but cutting a couple based on your local meta is the best advice I can give, as in if everyone is playing a dooom enchantment in their deck play 4 knights if no one is playing gy recursion strip the clerics.

I hope I helped and I really do like the deck!

Thanks for reading,


solarbeam on Modern Dragons

3 days ago

You'll definitely want to go up to at the very least 24 lands. You could run Stomping Ground or Cinder Glade. You could also splash black for Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire since s/he's really cool. To do this, Blood Crypt or Smoldering Marsh are available.

I would cut the Spit Flame and Banefire for Lightning Bolt and the 4th Draconic Roar, even though it hurts the dragon flavor. This is mostly because Bolt can go to face and as it stands, you don't have the mana to get a big Banefire going. The 3 damage from bolt will let you deal with most planeswalkers and provide any extra reach you need. I would also a 3-1 split of Glorybringer and Stormbreath Dragon since Stormbreath can't get hit with Path to Exile, which is pretty big.

I'd recommend going down to 1 Lathliss, Dragon Queen as she is very expensive, mana wise, and replace those two with Verix Bladewing, since he comes down much faster and can get you two dragons later in the game.

Cards like Adventurous Impulse and Vanquisher's Banner can always be helpful since one lets you sift through your deck to find what you need and the other buffs your team and rewards you for landing more dragons.

Sarkhan Unbroken would almost be decent for you, but Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker and Sarkhan, Fireblood would be amazing for you.

In your sideboard, cards like Relic of Progenitus, Nature's Claim, Alpine Moon, Smash to Smithereens, and Anger of the Gods are great

KaladeshKat on Jeskai Storm

3 days ago

Running Banefire in your main deck is going to really slaughter your opponents. Play Storm (hopefully) turn 7-8, then play a land and go shock-shock-banefire for 19 damage. If you have a Goblin Electromancer out you can go lightning-shock-banefire for true lethal.

Keep in mind that for your win-con to work you have to survive until turn 6. You can use Shock an Lightning Strike to kill 1,2,3 mana stuff but then you need a Deafening Clarion past that. Maybe swap out your Star of Extinction for some counters like Essence Scatter or some main-deck Ionize.

David_H18 on grixis control standard

4 days ago

Hey tidave03! Great deck! Just a thought, but if you're looking for graveyard hate, Phyrexian Scriptures will probably do more for you here than Blood Operative, if your looking for something to go against control with, Banefire would probably be a better slot in. Definitely looks like fun though, I run something very similar to this.

ggcanela on Shouldn't I have a dragon?

4 days ago

Nice deck! Seems to be fun to play with.

You should add the Budget tag, and Gruul tag too. Makes easier for your deck to be seen. Since you have some mana generation, perhaps some X damage spells? (like Banefire for example)

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