Banefire

Banefire

Sorcery

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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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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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Banefire occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.16%

Modern:

All decks: 0.04%

Standard:

All decks: 0.35%

Red: 1.59%

Rakdos: 1.0%

Banefire Discussion

Ninjew42 on Kamehameha v1

2 days ago

@Ninokun that is an interesting idea but does not fit the x dmg I'm going for. Banefire might fit better.

dingusdingo on Help finding interesting cards to ...

2 weeks ago

I enjoy brewing weird decks in Modern, so I'll share some of the things that have caught my attention

Ghirapur AEther Grid I think has loads of potential. I tried brewing it RG with Brass's Bounty and also in RW with Smothering Tithe.

Also a big fan of Unbound Flourishing for brews. I've been experimenting with Magus of the Candelabra and Hydroid Krasis in a UG shell, as well as Magus + Banefire + Underworld Breach + all the red loot effects like Thrill of Possibility in a RG variant.

I've also been exploring Puresight Merrow + Paradise Mantle in a Thassa's Oracle deck, which has been tons of fun.

abbatromebone on Aaah Flying Spaghetti Monster!!! Oh wait its mine

2 months ago
  • Expedition Map is amazing and an auto 4 of, as is sylvan scrying. Once upon a time is really good as well. Just make sure you have enough pay offs. Sylvan Scrying Ancient Stirrings are also a must.
  • If you are really looking for a red X card your best card is Banefire

Grubbernaut on Back At it in the ...

2 months ago

Pyroclasm seems real bad, especially main deck. I think a cool red splash, although maybe also bad, would be Banefire .

K Return would be the premium sweeper of that variety, though, but O Stone is just impossible to beat.

NKlim on Hydrageddon!

2 months ago

CommanderCraft 22 hydras sound good. with rosheen I find you can really go tall. Try and find ways to double power. double strike and xenegos are really good but you can more or less fall on top of people with a 20/20 hydra without much effort. I would definitely try and run more spells like Banefire or Jaya's Immolating Inferno since you can really catch people off guard with it.

king-saproling on A Space-Time Quaking Ressurection of Dead Magic.

3 months ago

Hey again Kain, I saw your message regarding this deck on your Arjun deck page. These are the cuts I would make:

  • Banefire . Since it only hits a single target, even copying this won’t put you anywhere near eliminating even 1 opponent unless you have a ton of mana. Mizzix of the Izmagnus could make things like Banefire a little more impactful. Otherwise it is just an overpriced removal spell.

  • Comet Storm . Like Banefire, this requires too much mana to be good.

  • Fanning the Flames . Same as above.

  • God-Eternal Kefnet . The problem with this guy is that he is much more situational than he seems. Only 1/3 of the deck is instants/sorceries, so he will whiff most of the time. Even when he does trigger, you might not want to play the copy (due to mana limitations, bad timing, you’d rather play something else from your hand, etc.) It’s just not worth a card slot for something so low-impact.

  • Elsha of the Infinite . Good if built around as a commander, in any other deck Elsha is just glorified card draw. She’s situational similar to Kefnet. For 5 mana you could play Rush of Knowledge which is copiable, easier to cast, and will give you access to more cards than Elsha would.

  • Jaya Ballard . Triple red in the mana cost can be tricky to pull off in 3 colors. And for what? A worse Gilded Lotus that will likely get killed before you can use it a second time? Jaya requires too much building-around to shine.

  • Counterspell . Keeping two blue mana open when you’re in 3 colors can be rough. You might end up slowing yourself down. Swan Song might be a better choice.

  • Winds of Abandon . You don’t need this when you already have mass burn spells to wipe out creatures. Besides, if an opponent is running a token deck you’d actually be helping them out with this.

  • Swords to Plowshares . You have plenty of ways to burn creatures. Why waste a card slot on single-target creature removal?

  • Echo of Eons . Helps opponents.

  • Scour All Possibilities . Requires tons of mana just to draw a few cards.

  • Karma . Great if you’re consistently finding Urborg. Otherwise this card spooks a couple opponents at best and does nothing at worst.

  • Enlightened Tutor . While this is a strong card, copying it does nothing for you. These kinds of tutors also put you at negative card advantage. I think there are better/more thematically fitting things you could use instead.

  • Time Wipe . You have plenty of mass burn. You don’t need this.

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