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

Acute19 on Boros Midrange

11 hours ago

There's a common deck building sympathy that you need AT LEAST 8 sources for each synergy that you're attempting (ideally 12). It looks like you're attempting a Mentor deck, so you need at least 8 Mentor sources and at least 8 Mentor targets. At present you only have Boros Challenger as a source and Swiftblade Vindicator as a target. I would add 4 Sunhome Stalwart and 3 Tajic, Legion's Edge as sources and 4 Healer's Hawk as targets.

You have a lot of cards with narrow applications in your mainboard. I would move Bounty Agent, Seal Away, Deafening Clarion, Response / Resurgence, Banefire, and 3 Gird for Battle to your sideboard. That would free up 15 mainboard slots, of which 11 would be filled by the aforementioned creatures. Use the final four slots on Lightning Strike, which is just an auto-include in any deck playing red.


2 days ago

I really like the idea of a burn deck in standard. =D +1 This is what I would play in the deck...

I would splash blue for Ionize, some blue counterspells, a Wee Dragonauts / Enigma Drake / Crackling Drake.

You may try a Experimental Frenzy, maybe a GUttersnipe would be useful too

I surely would put out the Doublecast and maybe the Ghitu Lavarunner. The Banefire is mostly going to be X = 3 or less on the mana base of 20 lands.

I hope, I could inspire you a little =D

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Budget Tron

3 days ago

Yikes, that's a really rough field to play Tron in. Goblins, in particular, will be very tough to beat. And you can bet your 7-mana @#$ that the Jund player will be as prepared as you expect.

The real advantage of red is access to Firespout, or Anger of the Gods if you think you can manage the colors, although that might be tricky. Pyroclasm is also something to keep in mind. The general meta has so much aggro right now that sweepers seem much more effective than Banefire to live until Tron is online. Firespout isn't good in the tron mirror, but it's still something that you should consider.

In budget tron I would absolutely be playing 4 Relic of Progenitus. And maybe even some mainboard Thragtusk - casting them shouldn't be too hard and they're especially great vs Goblins and Jund.

Wooded Foothills and Stomping Ground are a lot of pain. And you can rely on facing Field of Ruin often enough to warrant at least 3 basic lands, if not more. Karplusan Forest is a decent way to get your colors, although Grove of the Burnwillows is definitely the best.

As for beating the tron mirror... I admittedly have few ideas. I'm a grixis player. I don't know how to beat tron. I don't know what it feels like. I probably boast a 5% lifetime winrate vs Tron, if not lower. I can literally only think of one match that I've won, and only a few times that I've taken them to game 3.

DragonKing90 on Budget Tron

3 days ago

i'm looking to build a budget Gx tron deck. unfortunately i cannot afford karns, ugins, and wurmcoils. heres the deck so far.

Budget Tron

Modern DragonKing90


I would like suggestions on a good secondary color, as well as sideboard options. so far the secondary color is red because Banefire seems good in a deck that can easily get X to 5+. it also gives me access to By Force which would help immensely against Hardened Modular.

I'm pretty familiar with who the good players at my LGS are, and what decks they have been using. so my main concerns are the following decks.

  1. Tron mirror: there are at least 3 tron players who frequent FNM. unlike me, they are able to afford karns, ugins, and wurmcoils.

  2. Jund: a buddy of mine assures me Tron is favored in this matchup. but i still want to be prepared, for several reasons. A) i'm running a budget build. B) Assassin's Trophy can destroy lands when it gets released. C) the jund player knows full well the tron players will show up. he knows them personally. if Tron is truly favored in this matchup, i figure he's coming prepared. D) i don't particularly like the guy. he tried to make fun of my current modern deck, which is 5C Sliver Company. on the bright side though, i went 3-1 that night and won some boosters.

  3. Goblins: this guys deck is about as fast and competitive as i imagine goblins can be. minus the fact he doesnt use Throne of the God-Pharaoh like i would. its great in "go wide" decks. i have some mainboard threats that could potentially serve as answers here, but i have to live long enough to use them. Steel Hellkite can destroy all his tokens at once for 0 mana, but thats a turn 4 play at best meaning i'd better hope i go first. Myr Battlesphere can give some blockers. this matchup is what made me consider Spatial Contortion for the sideboard. it can remove any goblin, or pump up a Reality Smasher to swing for 8 on turn 3.

  4. Hardened Modular: same friend that said Tron is favored against Jund, said Goblins and Hardened Modular might be difficult. obviously i should already be packing artifact removal since almost any opponent can drop a Damping Sphere against me, but single-target removal may not be enough here.

any suggestions are appreciated. if you think i should add something, please also suggest what i should cut. i am more than happy to give feedback and advice in return, on any modern format decks. that is the format i am most familiar with.

AdrenAlain on American Thunder

3 days ago

This is cool! Some sideboard ideas: Banefire seems like it would be really cool in the mirror Same with Niv-Mizzet, Parun

Sagoth on Jund looking good [GRN]

5 days ago

Hey multimedia, thanks for commenting.

I'm probably replacing Banefire for 2 more Lightning Strike because the list really needs more early removal. I moved Lava Coil into the sideboard to move it in when it's really needed. Maybe i'll put banefire in there too if there are the slots for it.

I really see the aggressive creatureramp plan but it's not what i wanted the deck to be doing when i thought about it :I. Probably if the deck plays Grand Warlord Radha the list should also play llanowar elves and maybe 2 copies of carnage tyrant. An example would be:

4x Llanowar Elves

4x Thorn

3/4x Branchwalker

4x Warboss

3/4x Radha

3/4x Whisperer

2/3x Tyrant

4x Trophy

4x Strike

4x Contempt

that would make 35/36 Cards + 24/25 Lands

Cutting the on Rekindling Phoenix is nice but even with the current landbase its not to hard to get consistent on turn 4. I think the card is one of the strongest 4 drops you can play right now, even with Lava Coil being printed in GRN. Well, if every Deck that plays red plays Lava Coil Phoenix might get worse. I'm really looking forward for the next block of GRN because of the Gruul and Rakdos shocklands, but i'm also excited what they'll bring to the table besides that.

I would love to play Knight of Autumn, the card looks super awesome. I was even thinking about splashing for that card and replace scavenger. But i agree, in that case i could just play abzan and it would be better probably. Abzan also looks very tempting to me, still i think in this Jund list a splash could probably work with the right tweaking on the landbase.

I think i'll also try the creatureramp version but i want to see how Jund performs in GRN overall so im also testing this goodstuff version, just need to wait a few more days.

Avenger0000 on Jund Midrange (Post Rotation)

1 week ago

Hello... I've been playing your deck in MTG Arena (without the Trophy for now) and its very good. But I've changed the Hydras for Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma and for me its far better. For the same mana cost, you got a 4/3 that helps you to get faster to the biggies and also helps with the Vine Mare Also, have you considered Demonlord Belzenlok? I've run the deck with it and once it got rid of 4 lands that were comming in row, and gave me to the hand 3 cards: Vraska's Contempt, Angrath, the Flame-Chained and a Banefire

DrukenReaps on Super Smash Boros | Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH

1 week ago

Angrybeards here are some options for you: Boseiju, Who Shelters All, Demonfire, Banefire, Overmaster, Volcanic Fallout, and Urza's Rage.

And just for fun Obliterate, Pyroblast, or Burnout are all solid options to deal with Counterspells.

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