Past in Flames

Past in Flames


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

Past in Flames occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.21%

UR (Izzet): 0.57%

Past in Flames Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Signature Spellbook: Chandra

2 weeks ago

The next installment in the Signature Spellbook series has been announced, and it is Signature Spellbook: Chandra!

I imagine that many people predicted that there would eventually be an SS for Chandra, so this is not a major surprise, but what is good about this announcement is that the Signature Spellbook series shall continue, since I was worried that the Commander Collection series had replaced SS, so I am very glad to see that that is not the case.

The first two cards to be revealed are:

Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Past in Flames

Which is surprising, since the first two Signature Spellbooks (Jace and Gideon) contained the original incarnations of those characters, whereas this installment contains a newer version of its character.

Judging from the inclusion of PiF, I believe that it is safe to presume that this set shall have a great emphasis on instants and sorceries. Among the cards that I am hoping to see are Chandra's Fury, Chandra's Outrage, and/or Chandra's Phoenix. A user on another forum speculated wished to see Fireball, a class red spell, in this set, but I would rather see either Rolling Thunder or Comet Storm, since they are vastly superior to fireball for only one more red mana each.

This product shall be released on June 26, 2020, so I shall be certain to update this thread as further information is revealed.

What does everyone else say about this? Are you excited for this product?

hkhssweiss on Kykar

3 weeks ago

Yo MoGoose831, it looks like you have a pretty decent list. Here might be some inexpensive cards that can be considered as well!

Some cuts can be the 0 drop creature as they don't really help you when you have Kykar out. It might be a little bit more on the expensive side but some of the really helpful spells are ones that makes creatures as well such as Monastery Mentor and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer. Purphoros, God of the Forge is also a great one to rack up damage, you can also try out Crown of Flames it makes you infinite triggers if you have a token doubler effect. Bonus Round and Past in Flames are super good cards to use as well as Underworld Breach.

I have an old list if ya wanna take a look.

Kykar's Relentless Spirits

Commander / EDH hkhssweiss


Hope that helps!

hammerhandz on Rakdos, the Defiler: the original metal demon

1 month ago

Great comments, thanks for the ideas!

Demonic Collusion is really cool and definitely helps with those big Living Death turns. A lot of the time, my Insidious Dreams wind up just being set ups for Living Death, and this does the same thing but better!

I love Gamble, great idea. It's a very Rakdos theme.

Deserted Temple is great for rebuys on Coffers. I think it's definitely worth lowering the basic swamp count by one.

I'm not a big fan of Past in Flames in a deck that doesn't have a huge number of rituals to really take advantage of it. Because of the cost of playing the card, I think the most common scenario would be to pay 4 or 5 mana for it and get back 3 from one ritual or maybe a bit above breaking even for two. Obviously, doubling Bubbling Muck for a turn is huge, or a big chain of rituals, but I'm not sure how common that will be.

Wheel of Fortune is a great suggestion, but I don't have a copy and it's a wee bit expensive. I might try to pick one up in the future.

SufferFromEDHD on Rakdos, the Defiler: the original metal demon

1 month ago

You get a +1 from me just for the concept/strategy but most importantly using pet cards of mine like Temporal Extortion and Heartless Summoning and using them well. This is an interesting deck. Suggestions:

Deserted Temple!

Cut Faithless Looting. Add Past in Flames

Cut Infernal Contract. Add Wheel of Fortune

If Living Death is the true engine of the deck and you run a lot of reanimation support it might be worth running Demonic Collusion. Fills the yard while getting whatever you need.

Gamble is always good but the random discard can be utilized in this strategy.

Endless Atlas or Phyrexian Arena rakdos gas

Zuchen on The Wizard of Iz(magnus)

1 month ago

This deck has been through a lot. It was fun to play as a Melek deck, but I kept reading about Mizzix. Mizzix has been fun for sure. I've been learning to play it better recently, especially since I've added the Scepter/Reversal combo, but then I also need to have enough rocks to make it worth it. I suppose I could just end up using it for value if it came to it. My favorite way to win is with Thousand-Year Storm and just pop off. Sadly, today I realized I can't flash back Reiterate with a Past in Flames and pay the Buyback price to do that particular combo. If I have the mana for that though, I'll probably be winning anyways.

Klapp on Budget Mizzix Storm [~$100 Competitive EDH]

1 month ago

Given that Past in Flames is the best card of the deck, what are your thoughts on Underworld Breach? It's kinda similar though I can see how by the time you already have enough cards in grave for it to be good the game would already be over. Also, what about Narset, Parter of Veils? Can't protect it and it just ends up being a mediocre draw spell?

mccabej140 on Torment of the Underworld: Kroxa EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

What about Past in Flames? You have a fair amount of self mill and instants/sorceries.

dingusdingo on [cEDH] Painter's Evolution

1 month ago

mcervato Spamming your own list on every single Wort list is just about the single worst way to get clicks. You haven't given any good feedback on the list, or the other lists you posted on. I would downvote your list if I could, and ban you from posting if I could. Eat shit and don't spam lists like that.

gvbarroso Very enjoyable list mate. Biggest problem I see is the lack of spells you would want to copy. Once you land Painter's Servant and can counter anything with REB, you aren't really getting value from copying it. Other downside is the high CMC of Wort. If I have Tormenting Voice or similar in my hand, am I supposed to sandbag until 6 cmc before drawing to improve card quality?

While I can understand not running Boreal Druid, I disagree with it. I also think you could find a slot for Elvish Archdruid, which is more expensive than Priest of Titania and less chance of landing it turn 2, but that mana is very helpful, especially if Wort is removed and you are paying commander tax on top of the already steep 6 CMC.

Have you considered a Bonus Round package? Especially with an addition of Past in Flames you could have quite the potent ability to dig thru your deck. Becomes more bonkers if you add rituals

Not a fan of Goblin Engineer here. I know you use it to find PS, but your artifact density is so low, how many uses are you getting out of it? Even if you tutor to GY its more likely than not you just won't have another artifact to perform the swap.

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