Cackling Flames

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Common
Dissension (DIS) Common

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Cackling Flames

Instant

Cackling Flames deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

Hellbent — Cackling Flames deals 5 damage to that permanent or player instead if you have no cards in hand.

Cackling Flames Discussion

unos on Chandra

3 years ago

Pyromancer's Swath in my opinion has some synergy with madness (you already have some) and hellbent mechanics. Quick example: Cackling Flames.

In particular, you're interested in some permanent that lets you draw. There are a ton but I'll list those that have "hellbent": the oldest card is Fool's Tome recreated in blue by Idle Thoughts; old rakdos has something similar Nihilistic Glee. Recently Sea Gate Wreckage came out, that seems strictly better than the others to me.

Flashback spells aren't completely lost even if you discard them with Pyromancer's Swath: Firebolt. ((The same happens with Retrace Flame Jab buut you'll hardly be able to afford to throw away lands, unless you work with green land recoverers like Groundskeeper Life from the Loam))

Abilities that have the drawback of requiring you to discard your hand also work well with Pyromancer's Swath. You already have Chandra Ablaze but recently I found a neat example in Kaladesh, Bomat Courier (it has its own disadvantages of course, but can replenish a hand destroyed by Pyromancer's Swath - sometimes). Others could be Dangerous Wager or Jace's Archivist (the classic Wheel of Fate is a sorcery and will excusively work in your turn. Alternatively Reforge the Soul could also work by miracle in an opponent's turn. Both of these aren't reusable and might just get discarded if you for some reason can't cast them immediately - not worth the trouble imo)

You already have recurring creatures like phoenices. Those work well with the Swath.

Phaetion on Rise of the Full Moon

3 years ago

lazarusdraigon: Thanks, and thank you for the correction. Now I got the image of fire cackling with evil laughter (see Cackling Flames). I've corrected it to be right word.

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