Banefire

Banefire

Sorcery

Banefire deals X damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

If X is 5 or more, Banefire can't be countered by spells or abilities and the damage can't be prevented.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Rare
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Rare
Conflux (CON) Rare

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Legality

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

Banefire occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.35%

Red: 1.59%

Rakdos: 1.0%

Modern:

All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.16%

Banefire Discussion

abbatromebone on Aaah Flying Spaghetti Monster!!! Oh wait its mine

4 weeks ago
  • Expedition Map is amazing and an auto 4 of, as is sylvan scrying. Once upon a time is really good as well. Just make sure you have enough pay offs. Sylvan Scrying Ancient Stirrings are also a must.
  • If you are really looking for a red X card your best card is Banefire

Grubbernaut on Back At it in the ...

1 month ago

Pyroclasm seems real bad, especially main deck. I think a cool red splash, although maybe also bad, would be Banefire .

K Return would be the premium sweeper of that variety, though, but O Stone is just impossible to beat.

NKlim on Hydrageddon!

1 month ago

CommanderCraft 22 hydras sound good. with rosheen I find you can really go tall. Try and find ways to double power. double strike and xenegos are really good but you can more or less fall on top of people with a 20/20 hydra without much effort. I would definitely try and run more spells like Banefire or Jaya's Immolating Inferno since you can really catch people off guard with it.

king-saproling on A Space-Time Quaking Ressurection of Dead Magic.

1 month ago

Hey again Kain, I saw your message regarding this deck on your Arjun deck page. These are the cuts I would make:

  • Banefire . Since it only hits a single target, even copying this won’t put you anywhere near eliminating even 1 opponent unless you have a ton of mana. Mizzix of the Izmagnus could make things like Banefire a little more impactful. Otherwise it is just an overpriced removal spell.

  • Comet Storm . Like Banefire, this requires too much mana to be good.

  • Fanning the Flames . Same as above.

  • God-Eternal Kefnet . The problem with this guy is that he is much more situational than he seems. Only 1/3 of the deck is instants/sorceries, so he will whiff most of the time. Even when he does trigger, you might not want to play the copy (due to mana limitations, bad timing, you’d rather play something else from your hand, etc.) It’s just not worth a card slot for something so low-impact.

  • Elsha of the Infinite . Good if built around as a commander, in any other deck Elsha is just glorified card draw. She’s situational similar to Kefnet. For 5 mana you could play Rush of Knowledge which is copiable, easier to cast, and will give you access to more cards than Elsha would.

  • Jaya Ballard . Triple red in the mana cost can be tricky to pull off in 3 colors. And for what? A worse Gilded Lotus that will likely get killed before you can use it a second time? Jaya requires too much building-around to shine.

  • Counterspell . Keeping two blue mana open when you’re in 3 colors can be rough. You might end up slowing yourself down. Swan Song might be a better choice.

  • Winds of Abandon . You don’t need this when you already have mass burn spells to wipe out creatures. Besides, if an opponent is running a token deck you’d actually be helping them out with this.

  • Swords to Plowshares . You have plenty of ways to burn creatures. Why waste a card slot on single-target creature removal?

  • Echo of Eons . Helps opponents.

  • Scour All Possibilities . Requires tons of mana just to draw a few cards.

  • Karma . Great if you’re consistently finding Urborg. Otherwise this card spooks a couple opponents at best and does nothing at worst.

  • Enlightened Tutor . While this is a strong card, copying it does nothing for you. These kinds of tutors also put you at negative card advantage. I think there are better/more thematically fitting things you could use instead.

  • Time Wipe . You have plenty of mass burn. You don’t need this.

BMHKain on The 轟音 of Frigid Flame & Scalding Frost.

1 month ago

WARNING: TL;DR comment ahead.

@king-saproling: I apologize for my impatience & seeming like a stalker, sir; no intent on this at all. Anyways, Still not sure what to cut from those 3 decks? Maybe I can help?

Deck 3: You stated it can go from Cold to Hot/Hot to Cold & Weiß-Versa on a whim. Should I revert back to that build; w/ only minor changes to further the performance?

Deck 2: SO sorry about my statements; Docent of Perfection  Flip & Hammerfist Giant is better than I thought. These 2 back in; but, I've some ideas: Why not keep Karma + Kormus Bell + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth all in just the same? Sunforger is great, but not truly incredible in Sevinne, the Chronoclasm . Potential Cut there. Elsha of the Infinite is stated to be amazing as hell; look at her builds. Keep. While Mizzix of the Izmagnus is incredible, He'd rather his own dedicated build, like Sevinne already is in the works of one of his own kind; and we've Thousand-Year Storm already. Chopped. Other notable inclusions worth keeping:

Jaya Ballard , Comet Storm (Why...?), Banefire , Time Wipe (Actually, maybe Azorius isn't so bad.), Winds of Abandon (But exiling even your Opponent's Swamps? Better than Armageddon .), God-Eternal Kefnet (WHAT?! He's practically a staple here.), Fanning the Flames (An X-Burn w/ Buyback? Back in.), Counterspell , Swords to Plowshares , Enlightened Tutor (All three of these are awesome no matter what. Keep^3), Scour All Possibilities (Scrying & Drawing is a good 241 here), & Echo of Eons (This is a permanent keep as so few Timetwister effects don't exile themselves right away. Unless you want Day's Undoing or Time Reversal , this is as good as limits can allow.)

We're at 112 (113 if we count Time Wipe ). Maybe you could find better cuts from what I stated please? Thanks. One deck remains; Deck 1.

Omnath, Locus of Mana still at 33 Cards over, The deck has one purpose; Unify both & ; as all 5 Mana Colors each had the masterful Trinity of Magic, Science, & Technology, cares much less about their own. Huge Prejudice over flight, Impurities, Anything that only counts as a creature within limits, is fine; & they blatantly Hypocritically used all those "Non-Creatures for themselves, & got away w/ it. Even long before The Ur-Dragon 's birth, even now, -Affiliated individuals don't give a care.

I'd like it if you cut 33 cards from this deck as well, all while keeping the theme of Magic, Science & Technology/Nature Technology Equality theme in mind for a & Mana Deck, please.

Finally, I might think of doing Atemsis, All-Seeing one last time. But I'm replacing my Deck entirely. Does Solemnity ring a bell? I tried to find the right Partner Commanders (C16); only to find all 5 colors have this property I can work with. But, Any suggestions for a 5 Color Commander that might help well w/ the idea of No-Counters Allowed Gameplay?

Sorry this is too much; I've no intention of being forceful. That said, I did help w/ some of the cuts. Now, king-saproling: Do you want to make some cuts for the 3 decks above alongside me

1: Omnath #1 Magic, Science, & Technology Unity Matters' Deck (Nature + Technology Themed.)

2: Sevinne Mass Burn Wrath, Non-perm Matters, & Self Protection Deck

3: Arjun Deck in question; you stated a build of this at one point was very great; albeit below 100 at the time. Should I revert back to that build w/ minor improvements?

4: What 5 Color CMDR would help w/ cards w/ Age Counters , Undying Counters , Charge Counters & Similar , & even after-death itself Phyrexian Unlife + Repay in Kind + Solemnity . Any ideas? Karona says no... XP ; Wonder if they also reject Experience Tokens , or even Energy Counters... (: You Know...)

Sorry if this was too much; I was just asking for one more favor to cut to 100 for said decks; not add more in please... X/

AjaxSlumbering on Head Games + Diversion

1 month ago

Well then, that's sad. I guess I'll have to settle for taking an opponents Banefire .

K1ngMars on Brudiclones 2.0

2 months ago

What about Jaya's Immolating Inferno or Comet Storm instead of Banefire ? It lets you kill more than one opponent at a time with the Ashnod + Locust God + Skullclamp combo.

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