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Magma Jet
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Magma Jet
- Theros

Reviewed November 22, 2013

Constructed: 3.30
Casual: 3.60
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 3.40

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BMoor

Magma Jet

Interesting bit of trivia for you-- this card has been printed foru times total, and every time it was an uncommon. In Theros, it's a bit uncommon to get to scry for more than 1 at a time, so the scryers in the audience will definitely enjoy this one. As a burn spell, it's less damage than Lightning Strike for the same amount of mana, but if improving your topdecks is worth excluding a certain host of creatures from the group of ones you're able to kill at will, then that's your choice. I think I'd do it, but mainly because you can get damage anywhere in Red. Scrying is hard to come by.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 3
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 2.5 

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Magma Jet
 
You may not be aware of this, with all my gushing about Eternal Witness and Sylvan Library and Birds of Paradise and whatnot, but I also like instants. Some of them, anyway. Including this one. In fact, I'd go so far as to say Magma Jet is one of my favorite cards of all time, alongside those aforementioned green legends. As a matter of fact, I'd say that a card that lets a red deck be smart, while still being versatile and relevant in almost any stage of the game, is the sort of thing I'd think would be on everyone's top ten list. 
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Paul

Welcome back readers todays card of the day is Magma Jet a powerful burn spell that also allows you to dig through your deck for more gas. 2 damage is significant amount and the versatility of being able to dig warrants the mana cost. In standard this is a go to burn spell as it removes tons of threats and also indirectly becomes whatever spell you need most, this card will see tons of play due to the versatility and strength of the card, not much more can be said for such an efficient burn spell. In modern and eternal formats this card is still appealing to burn decks as it allows you to dig for more burn to finish off opponents or other cards as the situation desires and has a good damage ratio for its cost and versatility still making it a powerful card. In casual and multiplayer scry is a fantastic ability and being able to destroy small creatures can be a benefit, however there are more efficient cards especially in multiplayer that aside from certain situations this card may not be the best choice. In limited its removal, it scrys, its splashable it is pretty much hands down a powerful and useful card, Overall a premier burn spell that will see a plethora of play in multiple settings.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Magma Jet which is a two mana Red reprint from Fifth Dawn that deals two damage to target creature or player and has Scry 2.  Two damage for two mana is a bit below the damage curve compared to other Red burn spells, the addition of Scry makes this a great choice to include as it helps prevent loss of tempo which is often a death sentence for Red.  Whether alongside other burn spells or used as much for Scry as the burn or removal this is a card that can find a place in many decks across formats and will be seen competitively as well.
 
In Limited almost any removal is playable and adding Scry just makes this even more of a clear choice as second pick in Booster.  In Sealed there is no reason not to play this in a deck using Red mana and it can even be worth splashing depending on the build.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0


Skid Rambo

Magma Jet is one of the best red damage spells in the MTG world. Maybe you are one of those players that think differently. Maybe you think that Magma Jet sucks because it only does 2 damage for 2 mana. Maybe you’ve never used scry in a Red deck. The Scry 2 ability that Magma Jet provides is almost priceless in a FAST deck! You have no idea how many times this damage spell has helped me draw into a desperately needed land or kill spell. If you’ve never played with Magma Jet, then you’ve been missing out on a burn spell that helps dig for more burn spells. Magma Jet has been useful in every format and will continue to be useful.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 4


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