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Ninth Edition

Reviewed August 25, 2005

Constructed: 3.37
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 4

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour


"In the dark of the moon, she planted, but there came a killing frost!"
should be the flavor text of the card that they went and called "Wildfire".
This card has been greatness since it first appeared in Urza's Saga (watch as I fail to properly acknowledge the existence of Portal). It is a pleasure to welcome this fiery friend back in Ninth Edition. When you're a red mage, and you are serious about clearing the board, and especially when you have more land than your opponent, Wildfire is the card for you. In limited, its a late game bomb that only you can plan around while your opponent sits there clueless about the future. Wildfire, however, is best used in constructed red decks that don't have any spells that cost more than three or four EXCEPT for Wildfire. When Wildfire hits the table, it hurts the board situation of your opponent regardless of whether they are playing white weenie with five creatures in play or mono blue control with NO creatures in play. Your red spells are cheap, so you don't mind having to start over with just two land in play. Your opponents will proabably wish you hadn't played this card, which is what Magic is ALL ABOUT sometimes.

Tim Stoltzfus Wildfire

Wildfire is one of the great gems of 9th Edition. The board sweeping power of this classic red card, combined with its easily broken symmetry, make it a card that is likely to see lots of play in Standard in the coming years. Use it with Fellwar Stone or the Mirrodin Talismans to make sure you have mana after the board has been wiped. Play cratures like Arc-Slogger or Razormane Masticore that will stick around after the fire hits. This card will definitely see lots of play, or at least will be tried. In limited this is, simply, a bomb. First pick it every time.

Constructed – 5
Casual – 4
Limited – 5



A reset button of sorts. If you build a fat deck around it, it's not too bad. Wildfire isn't something you'll see many people playing, but it's a card to consider for limited play. If you do decide to build a fat casual deck, you could throw it in and have your big guys survive and probably still knock out most, if not all, of your opponent's guys.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 3

Phoenix Tamer


A good card, if combined with the right card(s). With terravore decks, it can cause major havoc for people. The mana is set high, but then again it is destroying 4 lands making the terravore ultra beefy. This card is very underrated, course it's really for specified decks only, dangerous card, and it doesn't cost alot, who can really beat that?

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