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

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Set Rarity
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 or player.

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

_Kane_ on Neheb, The Junkyard Dog

1 week ago

Hey, I think you could find room for Caged Sun, maybe in place of Chandra, Roaring Flame

Heartless Hidetsugu, Chandra's Ignition, Earthquake, Banefire, Primal Amulet  Flip seem strong too.

chadsansing on Rakdos, Lord of Goodstuff

3 weeks ago

Sweet creature list.

Have you ever tested with a few X direct damage spells like Banefire, Comet Storm, Earthquake, Meteor Shower, Crater's Claws or Conflagrate to cast of Neheb post-combat?

Happy playing!

Disciple_of_Doran on Green Ramp Guide & Deck (303+ Mana on Turn 3)

3 weeks ago

Right now, this deck really seems like it wants to be elfball, but just hasn't committed to the idea entirely. That said, if you don't mind being a bit less competitively viable, some suggestions might be...

-More sources. As it stands right now, you are completely reliant on Birds of Paradise to be able to play Kiora, Master of the Depths, which just isn't a good spot to be in due to both draw rates and creature removal. If budget isn't an issue (which it doesn't seem to be), I'd definitely add some dual-color lands just for the added consistency. Personally I would take blue out altogether, but that's just my opinion.

-More consistent finishers. While it is fun to have a variety of options to end games, you've definitely spread yourself a bit thin on this end. Just ask if there is often an instance where you would rather have drawn your Phytotitan than your Craterhoof Behemoth. In a deck with this much ramp, the answer is most likely "No." unless your particular meta uses a lot of cards like Nevermore. Reducing your number of singletons will make your deck more consistently good, even if it does take away for of the unpredictable fun.

-Better finishers. While we're on the subject of finishers, many of these choices, while good, are not as game-changing as they could be. For 6-8 mana drops, I want them to be straight up winning the game, not just making my board position a little better. Cards like Engulfing Slagwurm and Phytotitan just don't have enough ban for their buck in the fast-paced, removal-heavy meta that is Modern. You might try some cards like Overrun or even splashing red for something like Banefire to put that swarm of creatures and those deep wells of mana to better use.

cdkime on Menacing Onslaught *Budget*

3 weeks ago

Certaintly not Early Harvest, since that only untaps basic lands. Bear Umbra is a fairly solid card--I've had pretty good luck with it in Commander. Even without Crater's Claws, etc. it effectively means you can cast creatures in both your main phases. I've never tried using it in any other format, but I don't see why it would not work.

I don't think your combo is powerful enough to be competitive, as it takes a bit too long to set up for a non-guaranteed kill. That said, if it works for your meta, by all means run it. One slight thing to consider: Banefire will usually deal 2 less damage, but its protection from countermagic can be invaluable against certain decks.

As for what creatures you should run more/less of, that's really dependent on your meta--you should play the deck a couple times, and decide based on that. Furthermore, Green really isn't my colour, so I may not be the best person to ask!

mrkap15 on Pauper Goblin Synergy Burn

3 weeks ago

Isn't Banefire not legal in Pauper? I thought it was a rare and was never printed as a common or uncommon at the least?

usaDiabetic on Inalla

1 month ago

Maybe add some more burn to finish games, like Fall of the Titans, Banefire, or Crater's Claws. If you go that route maybe Pyromancer's Goggles?

Either way, sweet build!!

austinbromine97 on Ponza Party 5

1 month ago

clayperce I didn't even think about something like Banefire. It's perfect for all the ramp and will most likely end the game when cast. Super stoked to work it in here. Kessig Wolf Run would be a good replacement for the 2nd mountain. I should of put Mistcutter Hydra in the side. I play 2x it in my ponza list's sideboard, don't know why I spaced on it.

Super glad to be apart of the Ponza community. You're all helpful and have different experiences making it so much easier to learn new things and fine tune our builds. Thanks for making me a part of it.

clayperce on Ponza Party 5

1 month ago

Love it!

It looks like you have enough mana that some X-spells (in addition to your Bonfire of the Damned) might be worth looking at. Kessig Wolf Run, Mistcutter Hydra (in the side), or Banefire, maybe?

Good luck (and good skill) with the brew!

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