Five-Alarm Fire

Five-Alarm Fire


Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage, put a blaze counter on Five-Alarm Fire. Remove five blaze counters from Five-Alarm Fire: Five-Alarm Fire deals 5 damage to target creature or player.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Five-Alarm Fire Discussion

SpookyToe on What Are You Gunna Do, Hit Me?

10 months ago

This is a very creative and cool neck. I'm probably gonna build this now :DD

Here's some ideas to toy around with: Spire Tracer, Treetop Scout, Triumph of the Hordes, Hunted Wumpus, Return of the Wildspeaker, Curse of Stalked Prey, Dragon Mage, Five-Alarm Fire, Hope of Ghirapur, Lust for War, Storm the Citadel

king-saproling on Naya Token - All the tokens

1 year ago

I know your heart might be set on Rith, but Tana, the Bloodsower and Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder are great generals for this strategy. Giving Tana doublestrike while she has a Bravado effect is really powerful (her first hit makes saps, which makes her twice as big, so the second hit makes her 4x as big: exponentially increasing damage + saproling output). Here's a budget list with them if you're curious:

These cards might catch your eye: Betrothed of Fire, Hope Against Hope, Mantle of Leadership, Fanatical Devotion, Perilous Forays, Pollenbright Wings, Storm the Citadel, Five-Alarm Fire, Keeper of Fables, Requiem Angel, Fungal Plots, Utopia Mycon, Eidolon of Countless Battles, Ivy Lane Denizen, Rapacious One, Pallid Mycoderm

mythbuster128 on Run To The Hills!

1 year ago

most of the points you make are valid, but I think you should reconsider Five-Alarm Fire. There's a lot of reasons I thought of it for you first. It gets counters EVERY time your creatures deal combat damage, no matter how much, which you can then unleash at instant speed to creatures or players at any time. I've had a few games where this card has just turned off the enemy commander by killing it the moment it enters the field. In an aggressive deck like this will probably turn into, it builds pretty quickly into a red control spell

Podma101 on Run To The Hills!

1 year ago

mythbuster128 Thank you for the suggestions! To address each:

Five-Alarm Fire and Vicious Shadows seem a bit slow for what I would like to do. If I find that I am having a hard time connecting during combat, I think I would be more likely to include Five-Alarm Fire as a way to pressure people further.

Mage Slayer, Knighthood, and Kresh the Bloodbraided I don't think do very much. I don't anticipate any of my creatures to get so big that Mage Slayer would be worth the slot. Knighthood won't end up doing much either, as smaller creatures with first strike don't appear very threatening. As for Kresh the Bloodbraided, he ends up becoming big, but that is it. No built in evasion or other upside.

True Conviction has always felt win-more to me, but maybe I am wrong. That is something I will keep in mind in the future, but for the time being I don't think it slots in here.

Primal Vigor is good, and I would include it, but I personally can't justify purchasing that card. This would be the only deck it could slot into, so I don't think the price is worth it. If the price somehow drops, then it would go right in.

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Druids' Repository, and Helm of the Host should go in, hands down. I just need to see where they fit as I whittle the card count to 100.

mythbuster128 on Run To The Hills!

1 year ago

There's too many cards to start suggesting removals, so I'm gonna make some more suggestions instead. This reminds me of my good old token decks, so I have a lot of goodies for you. Clearly this is all aggressive stuff so here ya go:

Five-Alarm Fire, Eldrazi Monument, Mage Slayer, Knighthood, Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Druids' Repository

Halflingz on Queen Marchesa

1 year ago

Board wipes that seem "on theme" and white "ramp" to consider. Kaya's Wrath Fumigate Retaliate Austere Command Decree of Pain Martial Coup Merciless Eviction Descent of Dragons Angel of the Dire Hour Magister of Worth Sunblast Angel Boreas Charger Oreskos Explorer Surveyor's Scope Solemn Simulacrum Sword of the Animist Verge Rangers Smothering Tithe Sword of Feast and Famine Dowsing Dagger  Flip

Queen Marchesa doesn't have a clear single way to build so you have lots of options. However, I feel like said you want to play her like the Kween she is and create a royal court full of politicin' and group interaction to make all the boys whine. I don't think you want to discourgage people from taking the monarch from you, more encourage them to swing others IE: NO Ghostly Prisons, YES Teysa effects. Punish the ones who swing you only after the fact and reward the ones who swing others. There is a lot listed!

Politic theme links to Scryfall searches Monarch, Will of the Council, Council's Dilemma, Join Forces, Curses, Tempting offer, Goad

You will also want to get retake the throne each turn and lets face it, the Assasin's won't always get through Dauthi Embrace Dauthi Trapper Nether Shadow Nether Traitor Soltari Visionary Changeling Outcast Tormented Soul Break Through the Line Ferropede Gingerbrute Key to the City Whispersilk Cloak Trailblazer's Boots Zhang He, Wei General Yellow Scarves Cavalry Wei Night Raiders Wei Scout Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior Shadow Alley Denizen

Finally here are some other fun interactions befitting the royal court. Crown of Doom Kor Haven Cathars' Crusade Electropotence + Pandemonium (Nasty with deathtouch) Field of the Dead Mentor of the Meek In the Web of War Mace of the Valiant Ogre Battledriver Orc Sureshot Mathas, Fiend Seeker Master of Cruelties Anya, Merciless Angel Tree of Perdition Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Ashling, the Extinguisher Azra Oddsmaker Aurification Bloodforged Battle-Axe Contested War Zone Thaumatic Compass  Flip Dread Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip Iroas, God of Victory Aurelia, the Warleader Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Five-Alarm Fire Hellrider Hixus, Prison Warden Larceny Necropolis Regent No Mercy Phage the Untouchable Quietus Spike Skeleton Key Throat Slitter Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Vraska, Scheming Gorgon Scourge of the Throne Akroan Horse Captive Audience Goblin Spymaster Forbidden Orchard Clackbridge Troll Hunted Dragon Hunted Lammasu Hunted Horror

Theme directions to explore? Lifegain to stay above the swings? Angelic Chorus Answered Prayers Anointer Priest Authority of the Consuls Ayara, First of Locthwain Daxos, Blessed by the Sun Healer of the Pride Impassioned Orator Pious Evangel  Flip Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Archangel of Thune Suture Priest Ajani's Welcome Dawn of Hope Deathgreeter Exquisite Blood Epicure of Blood Falkenrath Noble Karlov of the Ghost Council Noble Purpose Righteous Cause Sanguine Bond Searing Meditation Seraph Sanctuary Serene Steward Shattered Angel Spirit Loop Sun Droplet Vizkopa Guildmage Well of Lost Dreams Alhammarret's Archive Licia, Sanguine Tribune Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Eternity Vessel Chalice of Life  Flip Resolute Archangel Storm Herd Felidar Sovereign Divinity of Pride Serra Ascendant

Aristocrats of the Court (slow life drain strategy)? Bastion of Remembrance Corpse Knight Impact Tremors Purphoros, God of the Forge Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Outpost Siege Bontu's Monument Brutal Hordechief Campaign of Vengeance Cliffhaven Vampire Cruel Celebrant Kambal, Consul of Allocation Polluted Bonds Retreat to Hagra Vindictive Vampire revenge Sorin, Grim Nemesis Judith, the Scourge Diva Stalking Vengeance Syr Konrad, the Grim

Kogarashi on Obsidian Fireheart vs Five-Alarm Fire

1 year ago

For lack of a more definitive answer, I will say that since rules text referring to the card's name means "this object this rules text is on," then the triggered ability's "this land deals damage" refers to "this object the ability is on deals damage," and thus would work even when the Five-Alarm Fire ceases to be a land.

Beyond that, it doesn't matter how the Five-Alarm Fire gets blaze counters. As long as it has one after the Obsidian Fireheart 's ability resolves, it will have that triggered ability. It will only be able to add blaze counters through its own ability if Song of the Dryads is not on it (since Song removes all the card's own rules text and replaces it with the ability to tap for green mana, per the ruling below).

From Gatherer rulings for Song of the Dryads :

  • The enchanted permanent loses any card types, subtypes, and colors it previously had. It keeps any supertypes it had and its name remains unchanged. It gains “{T}: Add {G}” and loses all other abilities from its rules text. It will still have any abilities it gained from other effects. (2014-11-07)

Coward_Token on Obsidian Fireheart vs Five-Alarm Fire

1 year ago

A Five-Alarm Fire without a blaze counter on it is enchanted by a Song of the Dryads , making it a land. An Obsidian Fireheart is used to put a blaze counter on the Five-Alarm Fire.

If the Song of Dryads is removed and the Five-Alarm stops being a land, will the ability still trigger? What if a Hex Parasite removes the blaze counter from the Fireheart, but the Five-Alarm then has one put on itself by its own ability?

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