Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

hwagner on Anyone want their cards altered?

1 day ago

Hey TheAnnihilator! I'm looking to get a Titania, Protector of Argoth altered for my next EDH deck!!

I really liked the Banefire alter on your user page! How much for an alter like that? (The border extension plus some art over the text box)

I'd be happy to buy any of the foils you want to pay for your work! I would just order them off of Channelfireball or CoolstuffInc and send them to your house!

Efesto on Izzet Things and Stuff

2 days ago

Hi, thanks for your comment! I already have that dynamic with Reiterate, Seething Song (or Reality Spasm), and Banefire, so I don't want to add cards only for that combo because I think that it would take away some fun. Same for Dramatic Reversal: I would use it only with Isochron Scepter for the combo, in any other situation it would be a card of little use in my hand, so i prefer not to add it. But maybe I could add Lightning Bolt to get all the combo's peaces with Firemind's Foresight, so thank you for the advice!

TheEDHKid on Ideas for a Scorpion God ...

3 days ago

Hey all

I recently acquired a foil Scorpion God and wanna make a deck outta it, the question is, how should I take it? My first thoughts were rakdos spellslinger. Putting -1/-1 counters on everything then board wiping to refuel. Probably winning with a Banefire or some black X spell since the deck is probably black heavy.

Any thoughts?

N914 on B/G Eldrazi, ramp and things

1 week ago

gmdiny I hadn't considered Oblivion Sower before, may just have to give it a shot. My only pause is that the deck doesn't have too much to gain (in the form of a singular payoff anyway) from ramping beyond a certain point, and I'm not 100% sure what I'd cut. Will definitely consider it.

On that note--turn 5 massive Banefire sounds hilarious, would love to see your decklist.

Sendaran on Cheese

1 week ago

For casual play Fire Servant or Furnace of Rath would be a more fun option for Leyline of Punishment. Leylines tend to be such a spoilsport move. And doubling effects stack for a glorious bath in flames.

If you want to win by x-spell, Banefire beats Fireball any day. If you need multiple targets, Comet Storm is better.

Master_Of_Obscure_Blue_Spells on Temur Man Lands

2 weeks ago

Okay, Modern is not my strong suit, but this looks like two different decks mashed together. What I see is half of a bad-Scapeshift deck and half of a bad counter-burn deck. However, the deck is called Temur Manlands, so I'll make my suggestions based on that. The first thing I would do is ditch those crappy fatties. Roil Elemental sucks, and should be replaced with 2xPrimeval Titan. I would remove 2xSylvan Scrying for 2XSakura-Tribe Elder. Stormbreath Dragon actually seems fine, and it dodges most removal, but four copies are a bit much, especially since it is a five-drop that has no synergy with the rest of the deck, so I think the right choice would be to take two out for 2xExplore. Also, you have no removal in a format that is all removal. Move those Spell Pierces to the sideboard and replace them with 4xLightning Bolt (or just take them out of the list altogether, since none of your non-land creatures really need to stay and your Manlands will be turned off most of the time). Also, Banefire is kinda ass. Take them out and replace them with 2xBonfire of the Damned and 2xMagma Jet. In order to help with consistency, take out the Temur Ascendencys and the Mindswipes for 4xSerum Visions, and Boundless Realms is WAY to expensive for what is does. Just take it out and add another Urban Evolution. Finally, I think taking out the Rattleclaw Mystics for 3xSearch for Tomorrow and one more Explore. It's probably a good idea to take out an Island for one more copy of Explore, because it helps you get your Manlands out.

These suggestions will help you lower your curve, which is extremely important in Modern. But it seems like a really neat concept, so I hope these suggestions helped!

You're welcome in advance, MOOBS

GreenTrampler on fumiko!

2 weeks ago

Cool deck! Couple things I noticed and/or suggest.

You can't run the Bringer of the Red Dawn in this deck because it has different mana symbols in its rules text; the only kind of commander that can run it is a 5 color commander like Progenitus.

I don't think there's any reason to run Ancient Ziggurat, City of Brass, or Grand Coliseum. You're only wanting red most of the time, so unless you're just wanting to have different colors of mana for creatures you're taking, they're just lands that hurt you. Nykthos is a great choice. ;)

If you're wanting to deal some more damage with your commander, some equipment would be really cool; Nemesis Mask fits with the whole blocking thing, and if you wanted to give her vigilance, something as simple as Avacyn's Collar would come in handy.

Since you kind of have a "take all your creatures" thing going, you could use things like Ashnod's Altar so after you're done bashing your opponent with them, you can sac them and put out more good stuff, like fueling a Banefire

Also, stuff like Gauntlet of Power or Caged Sun is always good, especially in mono colored decks like yours.

Good luck! Cool deck!

MunchingAberration on Bloody Darkness

3 weeks ago

Upvoted, cool deck :D

For my suggestions, I'd run more of the lords/tribal effects (vampires have a ton), and cut some of the more vanilla vampires. I'd search gatherer for any card containing the rule text "vampire" (and limiting to your colors).

Also, EDH is all about huge effects, and Stensia Innkeeper or Night Revelers are going to have a tough time keeping up. I like to imagine the worst case scenario, and see how the creature would do. For instance, your opponent has a Followed Footsteps on a Grave Titan. Something like Bloodline Keeper might stall a bit, but Falkenrath Reaver is just going to get overrun.

My friend has a vampire deck, and some effective bombs that I'd suggest are Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Malakir Bloodwitch, and Patron of the Vein.You could also run more solid, supporty cards like Rakish Heir, Stensia Masquerade, Stromkirk Captain, and Aphetto Dredging. Also, Basilisk Collar, Lightning Greaves, and Swiftfoot Boots are nice for your commander.

Ixalan also gave you a couple more draining cards: Bishop of the Bloodstained, Sanctum Seeker

IMO, burn spells are generally not as good as the straight removal some of the other people suggested. My suggestions would be Sudden Death, Sudden Spoiling, and Urge to Feed, or, if you want a burn package to finish out opponents, Burn from Within, Fall of the Titans, Devil's Play, or Banefire (all of which have some sort of utility/reusability).

Finally, more draw spells make your deck much more consistent. Greed, Arguel's Blood Fast, Toil / Trouble, and Wretched Confluence. Again, the more utility/reusability the card has, the better.

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