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Bogardan Firefiend
10th Ed.

Reviewed July 6, 2007

Constructed: 2.20
Casual: 2.80
Limited: 3.60

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Bogardan Firefiend

Things you can do with Bogardan Firefiend:
-Kill a 4-toughness creature.
-Block and kill a 2-toughness creature, and kill another 2-toughness creature.
-Leave it open to block, knowing your opponent won't attack into it if they have a 2-toughness creature they value.
-Leave it open to block, knowing your opponent won't attack into it with a 4-toughness creature they value.
-Attack for 2, knowing your opponent will think twice about blocking it.
-Bring it back with Soulshift in Extended or Casual.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4
Limited- 4

David N

Friday - Bogardan Firefiend

Great draft card. Decent creature with a ok cost with removal built into it. This will cause some players to not block so that the ability will not trigger so that 2 damage will get through or they will block and you might get a 2 for 1.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Bogardan Firefiend

Bogardan Firefiend's power level isn't very high in an absolute sense, but at least it makes your opponent think. It does trade with creatures significantly larger than itself, and does a reasonable amount of damage to the opponent if not blocked. Unfortunately, there's a lot of competition at that cost (Sulfur Elemental!). Fortunately for the Firefiend, those same qualities are at a premium in limited.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5

Bogardan Firefiend

Constructed: Welcome to 10th the bad version of FTK. Not only is it a 2/1 instead of 4/2 for only 1 less mana, but the firefiend doesn’t deal its damage on the way out, not really helping you take out those blockers you want to get past. Not really fair to compare this card to FTK, but really, everyone else will so it’s only fair to get the ball rolling now. Like a lot of commons in 10th it probably isn’t going to see that much play outside of limited.

Casual/Multi: I only like this card for the dorky deck builder in me who is happy to see a creature in the 3 casting cost slot of his Bogardan theme deck for creatures. Now my deck with the popular rares (Dragon and Hammer of) can join forces with Phoenixes and Lancers, Beasts and Ragers to have a blast with a fun red deck. And sometimes that all some cards are really good for, having fun in a casual environment.

Limited: Limited is actually going to like the firefiend. It can allow for 2 for one trades with the opponent generating some card advantage by taking out a 2 toughness creature and dealing 2 more to another creature to take it out, or saving you a trick/removal spell by taking on a 4 toughness fatty you were having a hard time fighting. In limited I would probably take this pretty high if I was already in red (and by already in red I mean having grabbed the better red cards like incinerate and pyroclasm already pushing me into that color.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Bogardan Firefiend is too slow for aggro and too weak for control. It's
still not that horrible though as with enough pressure, this could
gain you a +1 advantage.

Seal of Fire = 1 mana, so would paying an additional 2 mana for a 2/1
be worth it? Certainly not in constructed or even casual. It could be
worth it in limited though as this still in the higher percentile in
card rankings.

Constructed: 1.5/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5

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