Bonfire of the Damned


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Mythic Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare

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Bonfire of the Damned


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

Ruinah on Ponza Mark 2

6 days ago

Is Bloodbraid Elf + Bonfire of the Damned a nonbo? Seems like if you hit Bonfire, it's X = 0.

WizardOfTheNorthernCoast on Jace & Bloodbraid Unbanned

1 week ago

That's what I'm saying : if JTMS brings a new broken deck to the format, I think it will be Miracles because of his Brainstorm activated ability. I'm not saying it's gonna happen, but it could.

Jeskai gives you red for Bonfire of the Damned and loot spells. Even just UW has access to stuff like Careful Consideration or most likely Ideas Unbound to discard your miracles and get them back with Noxious Revival. JTMS is just a damn good extra way to filter your hand and organize the top of your library while getting all the attention, hence my 'theory' :)

Benefit_of_the_Doubt on Unbreakable: Kimmy Schmidt

1 week ago

Love the list and the name! I'm not sure what I'd cut for it, but it feels very in-flavor to include Bonfire of the Damned. It's a miracle!

clayperce on Ponza Party 5

1 week 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!

Xica on Thoughts on blood sun as ...

2 weeks ago

If you use Noxious Revival and loot effects anyway, why not play some red miracles, to compliment them?

Bonfire of the Damned, Thunderous Wrath (& maybe even Reforge the Soul)

clayperce on Noble Ponza

2 weeks ago

Following up on your question about the upcoming IQ ...

Draw well!

mr_funk on Monastery Swift Burn

3 weeks ago

I have some suggestions. Keep in mind, I'm not saying any of these cards are better than the ones you have going on or even that they are "good" cards, but that they are worth investigating/playtesting to see what you like and what works. They are all budget-friendly, so none of them will break the bank to test out.

-Dangerous Wager: okay not the best card, and Browbeat does more for the cause, but the difference between 2 and 3 mana could be a lot. youre only running 19 lands and trying to kill fast, so i'm thinking you'll be stuck on 2 lands more often than desirable. (i know this from experience, unfortunately).

-Chandra's Phoenix: decent haste flyer that keeps coming back. allows you to get a little more value if you stall out on turn 4 or 5. again, might be tough to rock this 3-drop with 19 lands, but hey. might be worth it.

Shrine of Burning Rage: This thing adds up really quick. it's better than it seems, if youve never actually played with it. can be slightly slower, but every spell you play, every turn you take, its a clock for you.

Abbot of Keral Keep: again, slightly slower, but he's got prowess, card advantage, and can progress your game if you're stalling out.

-Depending on the decks you're playing against at your LGS/playgroup, i would suggest Anger of the Gods (abzan company/living end/other GY decks) or Pyroclasm (tokens/aggro) over Bonfire of the Damned. Bonfire is amazing, but you're not gonna have enough mana or reliably miracle it to make it worthwhile. the other 2 options should fill in where you need them to.

-Leyline of Punishment is a good SB card against decks that run those pesky Auriok Champion, Burrenton Forge-Tender, or Kor Firewalker. Also a bonus against random good stuff like Kitchen Finks and the entire Soul Sisters deck. Really gotta luck out and have it in your opening hand and/or mulligan down to it, within reason, against some of the more heavy lifegain decks. i know you have Flames of the Blood Hand and Skullcrack in the main to help against that, but sometimes you need a static effect to shut that shit down.

-i wish Relic of Progenitus wasnt like $4 rn for whatever reason. its been printed like 5 times! that would be the ideal GY hate for you, i think. it triggers prowess, replaces itself, and is 1 mana. if you can panhandle for 10 bucks, you could probably pick up 3 SP copies of it somewhere on TCG.

-some utility burn dudes are Ash Zealot, Harsh Mentor, Young Pyromancer, Soul-Scar Mage, Thermo-Alchemist, Bedlam Reveler, Guttersnipe, and one i really like Grim Lavamancer. They all do some neat stuff and they all are <$1, except lavamancer, who you can find for about $2.50 in some places. none of them are game breaking (usually) but they could all be looked at, individually, and sorted out from there.

-Molten Vortex is cool because it turns your lands into Shocks.

anyway, thats what i got. +1 for having Browbeat and Flames of the Blood Hand in your deck. love those cards. Exquisite Firecraft is pretty spicy, too.

xyr0s on gruul beatdown

4 weeks ago

you could always go for Utopia Sprawl, Arbor Elf and Garruk Wildspeaker. That's a bunch of mana, right there. Garruk can even moonlight as a wincondition.

Other than that: Exchange Banefire for Bonfire of the Damned. Actually, get some more bonfires.

Oh, and the Blood Moons you had in there earlier weren't bad. They could steal games for you every now and then.

And your purpose for Primal Command and Eternal Witness is to bury your opponent in their own land, turn after turn, right?

You need some more hitters. Inferno Titan, Thrun, the Last Troll, Ruric Thar, the Unbowed...

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