Burn at the Stake

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.

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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

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Burn at the Stake Discussion

Traieon on Kydele, Take the Wheel

1 month ago

Burn at the Stake could be a good finisher but the deck is rather inconstant when it comes to producing tokens. Sometimes I get tons and other times I get a couple but I haven't played the deck since I added Xyris, the Writhing Storm.

Rhadamanthus on Horseshoe Crab and Burn at …

3 months ago

11epicnoob: Answers to your question have been up for a while. Since there don't seem to be any follow-ups or corrections to be made, I marked one of them as the "Accepted answer" so that this topic can move out of the list of unanswered questions. Please remember to take care of this yourself in the future.

To be clear: Costs for a spell or ability are paid in a single, uninterrupted step. You aren't able to pay part of the cost, pause to play other spells/abilities, and then pay the rest of the cost. You have to do it all at once. In your example this means you can tap Horseshoe Crab once for the additional cost of Burn at the Stake. You can't stop to activate the ability and tap it again to pay more of the cost.

Tylord2894 on Horseshoe Crab and Burn at …

3 months ago

You can not tap Horseshoe Crab multiple times for the cost of Burn at the Stake.

The only abilities that you can activate with casting a spell or activating an ability are mana abilities. The ability of the Crab is not a mana ability, so it can't untap while you're casting Burn at the Stake.

There are some mana abilities that untap your creature, Pili-Pala for example. Even then, you can not tap that creature multiple times. There are several steps to casting a spell. The third and second to last are activating mana abilities and paying costs, respectively. Once you start paying costs, you can't activate anything. So, once you've tapped a creature for the additional cost of Burn at the Stake, you can't activate any mana abilities that would untap it since you've already started paying costs.

Hope this helps!!

11epicnoob on Horseshoe Crab and Burn at …

3 months ago

Could you tap Horseshoe Crab multiple times to increase the creature count for Burn at the Stake?

sweetpetespub on Rith, All Woke & Shit

3 months ago

Some really good suggestions - thanks! I like Burn at the Stake, and Impact Tremors. I had a Dogpile laying around and threw it in, but a more concerted effort with direct damage via Convoke is a good way to go. I have a number of X spells, so will think on Battle Hymn.

I like Soulblast as a sneaky counter to a board wipe.

Impact Tremors reminds me of what I built into a Marchesa deck I have. It's F-ing amazing how much damage a card like that can do in a 40 pt game.

So now I just have to figure out what I want to jetison.

Jsu on Rith, All Woke & Shit

3 months ago

In the same vein of Dogpile bieng a red card that cares about a bunch of creatures, Burn at the Stake might be useful, Soulblast could be a way to take out a player, Battle Hymn is also a nice card if you have a board full of tokens for a big X spell, and honestly if you're cranking out tokens regularly with Rith, Impact Tremors effects could be worth it. Cool deck, never thought about a naya convoke deck before.

Umahron on Snakes...why’d it have to be snakes

3 months ago

Fair warning about Day's Undoing, you won't get snakes since it ends the turn before Xyris creates the tokens! I see Massive Raid, so you for sure should try out Burn at the Stake! Less than double the cost for triple the damage!

If you want to take a look at my take on Xyris, you can find it here!

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