Burn at the Stake


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Burn at the Stake


As an additional cost to cast Burn at the Stake, tap any number of untapped creatures you control. Burn at the Stake deals damage to target creature or player equal to three times the number of creatures tapped in this way.

Burn at the Stake Discussion

K1ngMars on Non-Black Aristocrats/Sacrifice

1 week ago

I would 100% percent go with Krenko, Mob Boss . Pretty fast, features nice combos and damage out of nowhere. You protect and maybe give haste to Krenko with stuff like Mass Hysteria , then make some gobs. Once you have a somewhat critical mass of goblins you can drop them in a Goblin Bombardment or play a Burn at the Stake . Makes an infinite combo with Thornbite Staff for infinite goblins, and usually infinite damage.

Optimator on Human Fly

1 month ago

Actually, Forgotten Creation might be one of the better self-wheels. I'd cut Molten Psyche , Whirlpool Rider , and Fateful Showdown . Maybe one more--you have a ton of wheel effects that don't redraw up to seven cards and things like Arjun, Mind Moil, and Teferi's Gigglebox are the stand-outs. You still want some though.

Burn at the Stake is great but a little bit win-more so it's a potential cut. Lower on the cut list, to be sure.

Replacing Whispersilk Cloak with Tribute Mage would get you a blocker on the ground and add versatility.

Zyndro_ on Kykar, Wind's Fury [Primer]

2 months ago

Nice list, I have my own which I play in paper and I have a solid suggestion for a finisher. Burn at the Stake deals 3x the number of creatures you control to someones face, and also Ogre Battledriver which gives your tokens haste and +2 +0 the turn they come out which adds some nice aggro.

Ravenrose on Mallevs Malleficarvm

2 months ago

Considering that your deck is named after "the Hammer of the Witches", I expected to see some anti witchcraft based cards. Burn at the Stake is one such card; Elite Inquisitor is another. Smite the Monstrous is also apt. Heretic's Punishment also fits too well.

I hope this has helped a little. Raven Rose

Hausar on Hungry Hungry Hellion

3 months ago

I took out Chandra's Ignition since it was just boring to play an 'I win' card. It absolutely should go in the deck if that's your style.

Gravitic Punch and Burn at the Stake should be in the deck so I'll look to add a copy of each.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Gadianten on Thromok Commander

5 months ago

Hornet Queen , Dragon Broodmother and Avenger of Zendikar for when you need your creatures to creature more creatures. But creatures need lots of room to roam so I would add Kodama's Reach and Cultivate while putting in around four more lands to ensure you have enough space for the horde of screaming, gnashing and clawing gribblies. If someone wants to get rid of a 25 or larger power Thromok the Insatiable just give it to them with a Fling . If you have a large menagerie you could also try Burn at the Stake .

TypicalTimmy on Ethical aspects of conceading

5 months ago

Without reading your entire post, here is my opinion:

  • Conceding because you are not having a good time is wrong. For example, rage quitting from being mana screwed / flooded, or because you keep topdecking cards you don't need, or because your opponent's deck is just objectively better (some archetypes are just superior to others, sorry), then conceding is in poor taste. You aren't conceding out if respect and appreciation for being bested, you are rage quitting because it's not going your way.

  • Conceding because you are up against a wall with no way out is 100% acceptable. For example, you have an entire board of 1/1 and 2/2 tokens and just need that one extra land to crack off Burn at the Stake , but your opponent drops a Craterhoof Behemoth and you realize that have 13 1/1 Saporling tokens out, yeah you're not going to have a good time. You can laugh and make a joke but if you don't have something like Counterspell or Fog or whatever, you know it's game. Conceding here is acceptable because it's just cutting out the extra bulk of the attack phase and everything.

Now having said this, it is possible to concede when you are not getting any valuable cards. For example, you topdeck 3rd land in the row, or by T4 you're sitting still 3 life with nothing on the board because you have a slower deck. It's fine. Just don't be an ass about it.

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Burn at the Stake occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.22%