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Fireball deals X damage divided evenly, rounded down, among any number of target creatures and/or players.

Fireball costs more to cast for each target beyond the first.

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Fireball Discussion

WicKid52 on With infinite mana, what would ...

3 days ago

Thank you for your responses. to answer some questions, Fireball effects are banned, and 1-hit kills like Shivan Dragon are ok as long as they don't have haste.

Sagarys on Flying Scorpions GR Fight Deck

4 days ago

Just spit-balling the artifact thing, but what if it's just Red and focuses on one-sided "fights" combo'ing Cranial Plating with Fall of the Hammer and Tail Slash - maybe something like:

4x Iron Myr
2x Brass Squire
4x Myr Galvanizer
3x Myr Adapter
4x Etched Champion
3x Spiraling Duelist

2x Fireball
2x Tail Slash
4x Fall of the Hammer
4x Galvanic Blast
4x Cranial Plating
4x Basilisk Collar

20x Relevant Lands

The Myr Galvanizer/Iron Myr combo can ensure infinite mana. The Galvanizers will also make the rest of the board, save the Duelist stronger. Etched Champion will become an invulnerable titan. Cranial Plating will be massively powerful, especially in conjunction with Basilisk Collar - perfect for Fall of the Hammer and Tail Slash which don't care about our creature's toughness. And Fireball is there for potential infinite mana combo instant kills.

Sagarys on Flying Scorpions GR Fight Deck

5 days ago

Myr Adapter combined with Myr Galvanizer + Myr Galvanizer + Iron Myr + Brass Squire

Obviously an artifact/equipment sub-theme has emerged in my mind. Combined with spot removal with fights and Galvanic Blast and Metalcraft creature synergy. You could even add in a couple Fireballs just as an infinite mana combo wincon with 2x Galvanizers + Iron Myr.

kameenook on 2 X 2 X 2 = Dead? Weird Wizardry Incoming!

5 days ago

To be honest, I'm not sure that Banefire is better than any of your other X burns (except maybe Fireball), but it is definitely one you want in the 99. People might not prevent damage a lot, or counter spells too often, but when you come in with an angry Banefire for 40, I think they will have no reasonable response other than to pack up their cards for the match.

Gidgetimer on Alternative cost and cmc

6 days ago

To clarify a bit more: with a spell with in the cost you use the declared value of when calculating CMC. In any zone besides the stack has no declared value and is used for the calculation.

The related point that Epoch is making is that CMC is not necessarily what you paid to cast the card since effects can change the cost of a spell making the cost different than the CMC. An easy example of this is Fireball since it has a cost increase printed right on it. You can pay 6 mana into a Fireball and it have a CMC of 6, 5, or 4.

  • With a Declared of five and one target Fireball has CMC 6

  • With a Declared of four and two targets Fireball has CMC 5

  • With a Declared of three and three targets Fireball has CMC 4

(You can actually get even lower numbers down to 1 paying 6 mana into it but that is a whole different can of worms peculiar to Fireball.)

Vectrix on Myr combo multiplayer

6 days ago

Ok so :

-2x Lodestone Myr

+2x Myr Battlesphere

-2x Fireball

+2x Banefire

Thanks for the advices :D

Lurac on Alternative cost and cmc

6 days ago

If a player casts Cyclonic Rift with overload, its converted mana cost is still 2, and it can be Spell Snared, right?

If I cast Terminus for its miracle cost, I assume its cmc will be 6.

While on the stack, the cmc of most x spells (e.g. Fireball) is considered to be what you paid for it.

What about Entreat the Angels? Let's say I miracle and cast it for 5 mana. What is the cmc? I see three options here. Either you count the mana I paid, which means the cmc is 5 (probably), or you use the printed cost, which makes the cmc 3 (probably not), OR, you use the printed cost, using the value I paid for X, which would give it a cmc of 9.

Color(s) Red
Cost XR
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 2.75
Avg. cube pick 6.1


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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