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Banefire
Conflux

Reviewed February 18, 2009

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.80
Limited: 4.17

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BMoor

Banefire

This sort of reminds one of Demonfire, except instead of Hellbent, you just need a minimum of six mana. Which makes it easier to activate, I suppose, or at least less likely to leave you in topdeck mode if it somehow fails. Which means it'll make a great finisher for either burn decks, or control decks willing to splash for it.

Constructed- 3.5
Limited- 4.5
Casual- 4.75

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Banefire

I think this might be my favorite Disintegrate variant since, well, Disintegrate. When you consider that Disintegrate was originally invented before there was a tap symbol, that goes to show how much this impressed me (either that, or how much of a dinosaur I really am). All I have to wonder is, why did it wait until there were no more Circles of Protection in the core set? Where was it all those years I and every other Mountain fan sat staring in frustration at the seven untapped Plains across the table?

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Miguel

Wednesday 2-18-09

 

Banefire

 

Constructed: This is red's dream card vs control decks. The only thing you will have to worry is it being redirected to your direction. Burn's new top dog.

 

Casual: Any x spell for red is a hit with the casual players.

 

Limited: First pick, will be going red with this card. Good finisher or to get rid of a big creature. Red has some good stuff for limited, drafting red is usually hard around my area becuase we have alot of red mages.

 

Overall one of the best card from Conflux. Get your 4 copies today!

 

Constructed: 4

Casual: 4

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner
Banefire - Wednesday

This card is hot...in more ways than one. There have been several 'X' mana burn spells that tried to dodge countering effects or the years. But, I think WotC might have finally scored on this one. This is as useful as any previous 'X' mana burn spell. But, being unpreventable and uncounterable late in the game is definitely something special. I wouldn't be surprised to see this card top $15 in most areas and stay there for a little while.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5

Jake
Wednesday - Banefire

All I can say is wow, this is Demonfire's big brother that they'll never see coming. This is one of the cards that could put Mana Ramp back in the spotlight. Constructed decks shouldn't mind running them in Ramp and even Red Deck Wins. Casual burn decks have a new weapon and the bonus to be uncounterable when 5 or more is just gravy there. I love cards that say can not be countered on them. You can count on banefire like you can count on demonfire. In limited it can be the last 6 uncounterable damage you need to win and who doesn't love that.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4
Limited- 4

Ricky
Riles
Banefire

It's Blaze on steroids! (Hi A-Rod.)

Pretty cool, right?

I'm not that impressed with this card on the whole but I know a lot of people are, so it certainly needs to be assessed. I honestly don't see what the fuss is all about. It literally is an upgraded Blaze, but it's still not good enough in my opinion.

I think I've really just got a personal vendetta against burn spells. Ah rats.

Constructed: 2/5
Sealed: 4/5

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