Bonfire of the Damned

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Mythic Rare
Avacyn Restored Mythic Rare

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Bonfire of the Damned

Sorcery

Bonfire of the Damned deals X damage to target player and each creature he or she controls.

Miracle (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)

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Bonfire of the Damned Discussion

xyr0s on Which deck should I take ...

3 days ago

Looks good, your new ramp deck. I don't think you'll like Tireless Tracker too much. It's actually an ok card in modern, but that is because everybody else is playing fetchlands.

Crater's Claws also seem a little on the weak end. As removal, it's expensive. As a win-con... I don't know... it just seems a bit meh. Try Bonfire of the Damned instead? Or a finisher-creature?

Kjartan on Which deck should I take ...

3 days ago

Sweltering Suns, Birds of Paradise, Glorybringer, Bonfire of the Damned

I don't know what's in your collection, but they seem playable.

xyr0s on Made in Heaven - Modern Miracle

1 week ago

I don't think Bloodwater Entity is particularly good. It doesn't have flash, so you need to spend 3 mana on your own turn, to set up a miracle on your opponents turn, which is still only possible if you have a way to draw a card, and enough mana to play both the enabling draw spell, and the miracle. This means something like... 6 mana so... and then the miracle can't be Entreat the Angels or Bonfire of the Damned, as they would be useless at so low x-cost.

GoodLuckGuy on Neheb, the Overpowered

2 weeks ago

Steel Hellkite is crazy with Neheb, along with any sort of Fireball-style spell, the best (other than Fireball) are: Comet Storm, Bonfire of the Damned, Banefire, Devil's Play, and Red Sun's Zenith.

clayperce on Serious Ponza

2 weeks ago

Bovine073,
Yeah, I've only played Affinity twice now and they were both very tough 2-1 matches. The Game 1s were pretty much auto-losses, and Games 2 and 3 were all about mulliganing for Ancient Grudge and Shatterstorm.

For me, Grixis Shadow has probably been the highest-variance matches of any deck I've ever faced. I've gone 2-0 (with an earlier version of the deck), 2-1, and 0-2. Almost all the wins were due to an early game Chameleon Colossus plus a mid-game Beast Within to nerf or Primal Command to kill their Death's Shadow. Though I pulled off a Game 2 win where my opponent let his or her (online game) Shadow get too big and I top-decked a Bonfire of the Damned for lethal. They had never played Ponza before and was not expecting a Miracle card at all. It was absolutely SUPERB though, because they totally played around it in Game 3, allowing me that win as well. One more thought: I don't mind keeping a bad hand against them at all, since their hand disruption and early removal takes such a toll on a good one, and since our deck tends to top-deck very well.

By the way, I say all that with the total realization you've been on the deck WAY longer than me, and that I only have a few matches against these decks. So please take my thoughts with more than a little skepticism! :-)

clayperce on Serious Ponza

2 weeks ago

ElfQueso,
Thanks much and sorry it took me so very long to get to your comment!

Bonfire of the Damned is an amazing topdeck which will usually create a commanding lead in the mid-game and finish off an opponent off in the late-game. It's best though against fast-and-wide decks like Affinity, Goblins, Elves, and anything with Collected Company or Aether Vial. It's terrible to have in an opening hand though, do I don't like running four at all. That said, I recently put another in the sideboard for dealing with Mana dorks (in Bant Eldrazi) and anything with Lingering Souls. I like it so far, but we'll see ...

Another important option though is Anger of the Gods ... its ceiling isn't as high (compared to Bonfire), but it's great against Dredge, since it exiles Bloodghast and Prized Amalgam.

Thanks again!

dzapf2008 on Rakdos Aggro R/B

3 weeks ago

ghostfire86, I am having trouble reducing my cards down from 68 to 60. What should I eliminate from my deck and/or sideboard? I'm thinking of dropping Rakdos Shred-Freak down to 2, Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch down to 1, and Rakdos, Lord of Riots down to 1. That leaves me with 64 deck cards and 15 sideboard cards. The only other ones I can think of dropping or moving to the sideboard are Dreadbore and Bonfire of the Damned.

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