Burning Wish

Burning Wish


You may choose a sorcery card you own from outside the game, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Exile Burning Wish.

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Burning Wish Discussion

Tzefick on None

1 month ago

Would be a cool card, even though it's a bit jank.

Kinda sad that it doesn't work in Commander, as the format doesn't recognize cards that exists outside your decks and possibly Companions.

I really wish the Commander board committee would remove the rule on effects that refer to cards outside the game doesn't work. They don't even need to add the possibility of a sideboard, as in casual, non-sanctioned games, the cards that exists outside the game refers to your entire collection.

Now one might say; "well that would just take a long time for people to browse their entire collection for the cards they want, with say Burning Wish . We don't want to increase the time on Commander cards."

That is true. An untrained mind will possibly take a long time to judge what they need at the given moment. But then again it is a casual format, so if you take up a lot of time browsing your collection, people will not want to play with you or they will ask you to not play such tutors unless you limit your selection down to maybe a couple of pages from a binder.

There's another argument against enabling fetching cards from outside the game and that is the concept of the singleton format. With wish cards or similar , you can potentially get a lot of redundant copies of the same card. However that is already partially possible with cards like Mirage Mirror , Copy Artifact , Clever Impersonator , Sakashima the Impostor or their many similar minded cards. Funny enough most of these resides in blue, the master of copying.

It would be interesting to see cards from outside the game enabled in Commander under self-limitation.

And if it becomes a larger time related issue, they could just make a separate unit called, search decks, where you can have up to 30-50 or even 100 cards in a special search deck exclusively for these outside of game searches. Then it just becomes a Demonic Tutor in terms of scale.

On another note, it would be fun to see an actual legion of angels .

Happymaster19 on

3 months ago

That’s the idea. Burning Wish for your pick of Tendrils of Agony , Molten Psyche , or Empty the Warrens .

LoliDruid on Mizzie, the Spellslinger

7 months ago

Yes, plainsrunner my group has agreed upon a limited SB or "wishboard" of 10 cards 5 for Burning Wish 5 for Cunning Wish.

plainsrunner on Mizzie, the Spellslinger

7 months ago

Why do you have Burning Wish in here? Since there's no sideboard in commander, the wish cards are effectively useless. Unless your playgroup allows a sideboard?

GenericToaster on Halo: Breach

8 months ago

Theres Golden Wish and Burning Wish, but i'm not sure how helpful those would be with this particular deck strategy

Balaam__ on Modern - Agromperion

10 months ago

Interesting concept, I like the idea of this build revolving around Madcap Experiment. A thought: instead of relying solely on Platinum Emperion, I’d slot into the main board a number of potent artifact threats like perhaps Blightsteel Colossus, Darksteel Colossus and maybe Sundering Titan.

Then seeing as how there is a potential drawback to using Madcap Experiment in the form of substantial life loss, I’d add some life gain cards. Green has endless life gain possibilities; choose a few you like as a contingency to offset whatever is lost. Yes; Platinum Emperion creates a static life count, but he can be removed without much difficulty and it’s wise to have a backup plan.

Alas, playing Modern will severely restrict your access to the few ‘tutor’ type cards Red or Green can offer. I’d suggest 4 copies of Burning Wish in the mainboard and transferring a lone copy of Madcap Experiment to your sideboard as even more likelihood of access to that priority card, but unfortunately Burning Wish or even Gamble are not Modern legal.

Kogarashi on Do I have to reveal …

1 year ago

If you have some specific examples of wishes that just "add a card" without specifying to reveal it, it would help to include that.

You can also check on the Gatherer or Scryfall for the Oracle (updated) text of the card to see if something has been altered from an older printing that may have nonstandard wording.

In general, unless you're told to reveal the card, you don't have to reveal the card you choose. For example, Death Wish just says to choose a card you own from outside the game and put it into your hand. It doesn't tell you to reveal the card, so you do not have to reveal the card. Meanwhile, Burning Wish does say to reveal the chosen card (to show that it's a sorcery, specifically) before adding it to your hand.

In general, the distinction will be whether or not you have to choose a specific card type, just as with tutors. Effects that don't stipulate a specific card type, like with Death Wish, Mastermind's Acquisition (second mode), or Diabolic Tutor don't make you reveal the card, because any card will do. Effects that do stipulate a card type, like Burning Wish, Fae of Wishes (Granted adventure), and Enlightened Tutor do require you to reveal the card to prove you've selected a card that meets the criteria.

dbpunk on Companion in Commander

1 year ago

I mean it used to. I think the biggest issue is the fact that a lot of them become no opportunity cost cards. For example, Zirda, the Dawnwaker is an easy one to fulfill and is extremely powerful. As is Umori, the Collector. The issue isnt the existence of the wishboard alone (although that might become an issue since sideboards are rarely used in edh) but instead how easy these cards are able to get out.

Also, using stuff like Burning Wish requires a specific card to get stuff from your wishboard. This mechanic doesnt. It still takes up space in the deck. These cards don't.

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