Past in Flames

Past in Flames

Sorcery

Each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The Flashback cost is equal to its mana cost.

Flashback (You may cast this cardfrom your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Set Rarity
Signature Spellbook: Chandra (SS3) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Mythic Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Noble Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal

Past in Flames occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.21%

UR (Izzet): 0.57%

Past in Flames Discussion

Bilyso on I have no idea what I'm doing Zirda Commander

1 day ago

I should mention that this deck was made entirely with cards I own IRL. I did buy a good amount but that's the main reason it's Sisay's Ring instead of Sol Ring, I just don't own a Sol Ring RN. A lot of the weird/unfitting cards are just mostly what I had on hand. Past in Flames does sound like a good idea, I'll look into getting it.

KingArthur on I have no idea what I'm doing Zirda Commander

2 days ago

Hello.

What about cards like Past in Flames to recast Zenith Flare and cycled spells?

Also you can use Searing Meditation, its like Savai Thundermane, but enchantment. If you have lots of life triggers, it might help.

I have not much experience, but for me it seems like you need to focus a little. What your deck wants to do?

Do you really need all that walls and tap spells?

And that Frenzied Raptor?

jakeyuki12 on My Bois

1 week ago

Contrary to popular belief, Boros doesn't have any harder of a time ramping than any other non-green color combination.

If you want to ramp early to get your general out faster, might I suggest some red ritual spells? Stuff like Seething Song or Pyretic Ritual. These give you a burst of red mana for a single turn that can really help get your general out several turns earlier. You already play Mana Vault which, let's be honest, is most of the time a ritual too since how often do you actually untap it?

On top of these early ritual effects, you could also consider playing some big-gun ritual effects like Mana Geyser or Brass's Bounty. While these aren't early game ramp, they can provide some explosive later-game turns.

I also heavily recommend cards like Underworld Breach and Past in Flames as these give you access to your ritual spells later game as well as your whole graveyard to re-use.

If you're already playing Smothering Tithe I recommend playing some more wheel effects. Wheel of Fortune is ideal, but if you don't have access to it you can instead play stuff like Magus of the Wheel.

Another few cards that might be good- your deck really wants to be making it's land drops every turn and would also really appreciate more ways to get card advantage, so cards like Land Tax (just got reprinted in double masters so it's high price tag just dropped!) or Gift of Estates or Tithe could help out a lot. At that point, draw effects that break even get better since you're plus-ing off of land effects, so your Faithless Looting and Tormenting Voice effects can swap lands for better cards.

Last few cards- if you've been liking Neheb, the Eternal, Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion could also be a really good card for the deck. It can cycle your cards into your big gun spells and then give you extra mana to fire off another burn spell. Deflecting Swat is an incredible card for this deck since it can do a bunch of shenanigans AND protect your commander. I think Flawless Maneuver would also be worth it to protect your commander.

That was a lot more than I expected, the ideas just kept flooding in hahaha. You know.... unfortunately it makes me want to build yet another Boros deck...... Why do I keep doing this to myself?

SynergyBuild on Lotus storm

2 weeks ago

Personally I would recommend dropping a Grapeshot for a Brain Freeze, as you want to be able to turn your Merchant Scrolls into a wincon when going off, additionally Cunning Wish is a huge help, you can toss a sideboard copy of a lot of tutor targets, and get additional copies of them, Bonus Round can also be huge if you want an insane engine that works well if you go for a red splash.

Now for the Past in Flames build, Intuition and Gifts Ungiven and a bunch more support the build well, and can use a stand-alone Life from the Loam to get back a tutored Lotus Field as well as having side-ways synergy with the deck's fetchlands and Lonely Sandbars.

SynergyBuild on Spellchaser Revisited

2 weeks ago

I mean, sort of, you forgot a ton of the rules, and randomly tossed in pet cards. 75 cards, not 70 as you stated, interrupts aren't cards anymore, I actually briefly mentioned AEther Snap separately, and you assumed that Chaplain's Blessing is useful, despite 0 lifegain synergies existing that I know of, outside of False Cure, which would theoretically be used with Beacon of Immortality, additionally Angel's Grace/Ad Nauseam will likely be a popular build, and so will Scapeshift lists.

I honestly don't think you meant to put Rakdos Charm as relevant, I mean, it hits graveyards, but Scavenger Grounds does it, is useful in other situations, and is colorless, and gives mana, and every deck can use it. Overrun wouldn't be competitive if we even did have creatures and Fog seems like you are completely kidding. There are no non token creatures, only bad token producers outside of lands and a few possibly useable builds as side wincons. Anger of the Gods is again, not a relevant card really either.

Similarly, Swords, Push and Path (Especially Path) are really bad cards in this format, where there are only tokens. Effects that are more versatile specifically and can hit lands, as each deck is effectively required to be based on those has to run them, and few decks really even use manlands, as they slow the list, and land destruction does it better.

Remember that Swan Song also will often be a worse Flusterstorm that just gets hit by Mental Misstep (This is a Misstep format, so the entirety of the format is based around it) and Veil of Summer. Due to Life from the Loam being the only real engine aside from flashback based cards, and the fact that ever single spell hits the yard upon resolution rather than the battlefield, and most people will see the graveyard as a resource outside of Loam too. The best abusers are Treasure Cruise, Dig Through Time, and Cling to Dust, which cleans up loams and acts as a draw engine for cheap black discard decks based on Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, etc. Then there is Mystic Sanctuary, which adds so much flame to the fire, as it layers with both Scapeshift and Life from the Loam builds.

That backbone, along with some control tech for the format (Force of Will, Force of Negation, Miscast, Echoing Truth, Cryptic Command, Archmage's Charm, etc.) made the Simic Land Control build you claim I made, and called "loam". I turned it for the meta game's adjustment to it after building the rest of the possibly abuseable archetypes.

One of these tests included tons of Ad Nauseam Storm builds, but it flopped with the Mental Missteps in the format. They can take the loss of some rituals going, or even trade them for their own missteps occasionally, but the fact that every half decent list ran 4 free counterspells just meant that wheel-based builds flopped too.

In fact the format is so aggressively focused on lands being engines, loam, Scapeshift, and the other land builds that the only reasonable combos, which were depths, that got crushed by Archmage's Charm and Cryptic Command in the Control builds, and most other lists packed enough Field of Ruins or Ghost Quarters to still be just fine.

Look, you didn't really read up on GoblinElectromancer's format, you misread what shadow63 said, as he never implicated that he solved the format, just said, quote: "So burn or mill or tokens?" And nothing else on it, and you seemingly tossed a ton of janky filler cards as your choices for powerhouse cards, using the same terminology I used to describe a completely separate group of cards, and then miscredited me on multiple points claiming random things I think everyone immediately knew as "breakthroughs."

Despite the 10+ hours straight I spent since the banlist of the format's release designing and using multiple geometric calculators (had to make one on my own for Loam calculations and 75 card opener testers), attempting to check which build had the most room to improve and grow, I landed on Simic/Bant Lands Control, and solved the format's boogeyman. Yes you still somehow claim the only two decks are yours and mine, despite me proposing over 8 decks and in this bringing up another I didn't feel the need to previously. There are many more than 2 decks, one of which being a worse version of a good deck.


P.S. for all people that want to try the format.

Don't assume the format is solved for good, just that a singular deck seems to be absolutely busted and will beat everything else we have come up with. Intuition depths is my current brainchild, working to take Dark Depths, Life from the Loam, and Thespian Stage, in a Sultai build optimized to cheaply interact while having a list almost entirely based on card advantage and disruption, a more tempo based build rather than just wincons and control like Simic/Bant.

If the shell just gets added to Simic/Bant, I won't be surprised. Surgical Extraction is currently the best anti-loam card I know of, with Extirpate and Cling to Dust being strong avenues the decks trying to counter Loam can use as well. Divert and Misdirection are incredibly powerful however and can be used against them, as they also hit all of the counter magic, burn, discard, etc. in the format.

The format is cool to tinker with but is mostly done currently. If a ban comes tinker around in it, it seems cool!

The Stifle -> Lotus Field -> arcane storm is super viable, and Sylvan Scrying, Crop Rotation and Past in Flames are all in the format, so try it. It doesn't work amazingly because of how much free countermagic is in the format, Flusterstorm, etc. but still, resolve a Veil of Summer in an opportune moment and go for it!

Naylor07 on Feather Redeems Boros in EDH [Primer]

3 weeks ago

Thanks Control_Train! This guide and continued updates is great. Do you have any idea what you might cut for Hero of the Nyxborn. To fit Underworld Breach in cutting Past in Flames seems like the logical choice, but having two of those effects might be nice.

Jack-Frost on It's Not Too Expensive, You're Too Cheap

1 month ago

Kalamata If you get to 4 experience counters then you can cast Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual, or Seething Song and copy it with Reiterate. At four counters Mizzix will reduce the spell and buyback cost to just 2 red mana (Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual, and Seething Song will produce more than 2). Therefore you produce infinite mana, rack up your storm count as high as you want, and then cast Banefire for the win. The storm count only really matters for Temporal Fissure, and Thousand-Year Storm is more of a bait than a mandatory win con (I usually win without it), but that's the main combo.

You can grab almost all of the pieces with Firemind's Foresight (Either Mystical Tutor (To grab Banefire), Whispers of the Muse (assuming you have 5 experience counters), or a counterspell for 1, Desperate Ritual for 2, and Reiterate on 3).

You can also win through Enter the Infinite and either Laboratory Maniac or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries.

Past in Flames, Mystic Retrieval, Snapcaster Mage, and Mizzix's Mastery give you redundancy and let you keep going even if someone stops or counters you (Though that is part of the reason we run so many counter spells).

All in all, the deck plays very quiet and unassuming until it's ready, at which point it explodes.

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