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

DemonDragonJ on Another Spolier: Roiling Thunder

1 hour ago

Yes! I am very glad to see this card finally reprinted in a modern legal set! It is absolutely worth the one extra red mana over Fireball to be able to divide the damage as its caster chooses and not need to pay additional mana for each target. While it is outclassed by both Aurelia's Fury and Comet Storm it still is an amazingly good card for decks that can generate large amounts of mana, working as a late-game finisher.

Triforce-Finder on Strange Mana costs, and how ...

2 days ago

Since "x-spells" were mentioned in the question...

The in the costs of cards like like Fireball or Mistcutter Hydra is always considered to be zero for the purpose of calculating the converted mana cost.

CMC basics:

  • Only the (visible) printed symbols contained in the casting cost are used to calculate the CMC.
  • The CMC of a spell is never derived from the actual mana payed for it.
  • The CMC is neither affected by any cost-altering effects, nor by alternative or additional costs.
  • For modal symbols as or , the higher mana value is used. But:
  • Variable cost symbols as always count as zero for calculating the CMC.

Those should help you to handle most basic cases.

enpc on DINNER TIME (Thromok EDH - needs help)

4 days ago

Saw your forum post - I would cut Life and Limb and Fireball. Life and Limb wrecks you if somebody wraths and Fireball is pretty underwhelming as removal, especially compared to Decimate or Comet Storm.

Katzen_Rache on Why no, I didn't pay for that...

4 days ago

+1 Love it. Maybe a single Fireball or Molten Disaster for an alt win con? Or not.

haysmafia1 on Red Deck Wins (Post-Rotation Ideas)

1 week ago

Fingers crossed for BfZ replacements for:

Phytotitan on Myrciless

1 week ago

Myr Battlesphere. Also two Myr Galvanizers plus one Palladium Myr make infinite mana so yo should have something that can utilize that like Fireball Red Sun's Zenith or White Sun's Zenith

BobTheSlobbb on $40 COMBOTS! (Edited 08/19)

1 week ago

If we start going the Paradise Mantle route, why not just add Blistercoil Weird and make the whole deck cantrips... Oh wait.

On a serious note, the Soul sisters might be good, but the other infinite combo suggested seems excessive, with the exception of Paradise Mantle and whatever Fireball effect seems relevant as an alternate wincon. Still a bit excessive.

TwerkForSubway on Defender RUG

1 week ago

Defenders, Axebane Guardian and Fireball... But no Freed from the Real or Pemmin's Aura (Much better imo due to the ability to protect itself via shroud) to make it gg when it hits?

Also, don't play this is as an Assault Formation deck, play this as a combo deck. Cut galvanic Alchemist, as it requires 4 defenders to be onboard as opposed to only Axebane and one other for Pemmin's Aura or Freed from the real to work. Play either Steel Wall or Comet Storm in it's place. Or, if you're feeling risky, play a couple Villainous Wealths to play your opponents deck against them. Don't play swamps or b/x duals, just play them as soon as you get axebane online. :)

Color(s) Red
Cost XR
Converted cost 1


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 Uncommon
2012 Core Set Uncommon
Masters Edition IV Uncommon
Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning Uncommon
2011 Core Set Uncommon
Archenemy Uncommon
2010 Core Set Uncommon
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra Uncommon
Darksteel Uncommon
Beatdown Box Set Common
Anthologies Common
Fifth Edition Common
Fourth Edition Common
Revised Edition Common
Unlimited Edition Common
Collector's Edition Common
International Collector's Edition Common
Limited Edition Beta Common
Limited Edition Alpha Common
Promo set for Gatherer Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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