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Braid of Fire
Cumulative upkeep-Add Red Mana to your mana pool. (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)

Reviewed September 20, 2006

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 1.3

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* Game Store Owner

Braid of Fire

I've seen a few people trying to make good use of this card in local tournaments, but I've seen very little that impresses me. If you give yourself a mana sink of some sort, it's neat, but unless you're building up to some massive payment effect to do lots of damage or something it's pretty subpar. The only way to play this card is almost to build around it.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 1.5


Braid of Fire

It's combo heaven! People at kitchen tables the world over are gonna try this out in an attempt to break it. None of these people will make it to a Pro Tour, but they won't care. It's a fun card.

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 1

Patrick Hendry

Wednesday- Braid of Fire

This is one of those cards that just screams, "ABUSE ME!" But for now, there is just no way to do it. I'm sure that next Standard season, someone will use this for some sort of twisted combo kill, and this will begin to be snatched up out of the crap-rare bin, but until then, it is just another useless mana accelerator in red. This would be an automatic include in all red decks if it added the mana during the main phase, but since it is the upkeep, it is fairly bad.
In casual, this is fun. You can find all sorts of ways to abuse this in casual.
In limited, I don't EVER pick this. You are just asking to get yourself burned to death. The only reason to use it is to pay upkeep costs, but even then, you have to be careful.

Constructed- 1.5/5
Casual- 4/5
Limited- 1.5/5
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