Burn from Within


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad Rare

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Burn from Within


Burn from Within deals X damage to target creature or player. If a creature is dealt damage this way, it loses indestructible until end of turn. If that creature would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Burn from Within Discussion

BottelO on Nobody loves me, everybody hates me

19 hours ago

Implement of Combustion is more of a cheap non creature draw card spell. The main Burn i have is Burn from Within and Fall of the Titans.

Ceondoc on Temur Tower

1 week ago

I don't think that you need Bristling Hydra or Chandra, Flamecaller in mainboard. Try switching those 2 out for Chandra, Torch of Defiance. Also, try Burn from Within, Rolling Thunder, or Harnessed Lightning instead of Radiant Flames. Try to cut down on the counter spells too. More spells that get you energy are very good for Dyanvolt Tower, So put more of those in instead of so many counterspells.

BioProfDude on Tower Symphony of Destruction

1 week ago

Burn from Within might be good for another source of direct burn.

Scarecrow_Pete on Raidmother Knows Best

1 week ago

Note that while Wort can choose new targets, she cannot choose new modes.

Note also that you cannot choose a new division for cards like Jaws of Stone or Rolling Thunder, which reduces their utility. You can choose new targets, but you will have to redistribute the previous numbers, not choose new ones.

You shouldn't really need too many fireballs during one game, especially if you add in some more draw.

JerichoDarkstar on D to Direct, D to Damage!

2 weeks ago

Hey, I totally get your success with Burn from Within. Every player has to adjust to their local meta. If that card wins you games, you should definitely keep it in.

BioProfDude on D to Direct, D to Damage!

2 weeks ago

JerichoDarkstar, to be honest, what I thought you meant by that was that instead of the surge cost is only , so half the mana means you can spend as much as without surge and end up with twice the damage to any 1 source.

Also, I disagree with you on Burn from Within. That card has won me a lot of games! It's a fantastic card and creatures that might be targeted are exiled, so that's a pretty good thing too.

Just my two cents, if it's even worth that much! I think the rest of your comment is great and that BubbleMatrix2357 has a lot to consider for this deck.

JerichoDarkstar on D to Direct, D to Damage!

2 weeks ago

Personally, I love Fall of the Titans a lot. I don't think the card gets as much publicity as it should. If you can manage the Surge cost, you can basically deal double to your opponent's face. Since you have Shocks and Bombardments running around, I don't think that would be much of a problem.

Since you're playing a considerable amount of Instants and Sorceries, I might suggest you try implementing a Dynavolt Tower engine to this. I would imagine you could cook off 14 instants or sorceries quite easily and get 28. With Tower's burn effect, that's an extra total of about 15 damage that you didn't have to necessarily pay for.

Also, if you're going with Burn as a means of control, you might want to consider using Lightning Axe because it is an absolute beast with Fiery Temper. A total of 8 damage for 2 mana is insane regardless of how it is directed.

Another card I highly recommend is Harnessed Lightning. It's really good for a few reasons. It's damage output is variable. The turn you play it, you can choose 0 to 3 damage total and save the other energy for later. Maybe you need to hit 3 damage right now. Or maybe, you only want to ping a creature for 1 and save the other 2 for your second Harnessed Lightning so it can deal 5 damage to a bigger creature later. Or, maybe you want to play Lightning while you have Dynavolt Tower out, getting a total of 5 immediately and using the Tower to hit your opponent in the face for 3. It's a really good card that I think needs a home in your deck.

That being said, I'd probably take out the Burn from Withins and Rolling Thunders. Burn from Within is definitely a sideboard card because you have better ways to deal damage more efficiently with other cards. However, should you come across say Avacyn  Flip, you might need to side it in. Rolling Thunder just seems too expensive for what you want to do. 5 mana for just 3 damage isn't nearly as good as some of the other options you have.

Once again, love the flavor and feel of this deck. Burn is one of my favorite means of control and just playing in general. I hope my suggestions gave you a few ideas, and I hope you are very successful with the deck!

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