• Mr.Mayhem631

    This makes me happy.
    10/10 common

  • Squillem

    Why isn’t this an artifact?

    • Kotadis

      Why would it be?

      • Mr.Mayhem631

        Because it represents the sort of thing which usually is.

        • Kotadis

          Braid of fire is a thing, also most acceleration spells are instant/sorcories
          Usually red mana acceleration isnt represented in artifacts, unless you count moxes and lotus

          • Mr.Mayhem631

            Flavorwise.

    • Mr.Mayhem631

      Because colored artifacts aren’t something they want to do in every set.

    • MrAptronym

      I think flavor-wise that it represents the magic that is inside the vessel. It could easily be an artifact, but I don’t think they want to give rituals to some colors. (Also I assume they needed some enchantments to sac for Delirium) So this is probably one of those situations where a mechanical need makes the flavor shift a little bit. It is a bit like the old seals though.

  • jason pash

    Turn 3 smasher is crispy

  • MrAptronym

    This is pretty neat. Seems about the correct power level for a ritual.

  • DCM

    Ah, if only the CMC for casting is just R instead 1R.

    Still, this card is sweet aa hell.

  • Happy The Cat

    what good instants and/or soreries could we cast with this? with Harness the storm we might have a micro storm deck in standard.

    • Mr.Mayhem631

      Playset of bolts :D

  • Nebulium

    Allows for Wolf of Devil’s breach on turn 3. Turn 4 you swing, discard fiery temper, madness it for a lighting bolt to a creature/planeswalker, another lightning bolt to anything, and a 5/5 attacking. I like the possibilities.

    • TogetherAlone

      Ok but why would you use wolf of devils breach instead of something good? Like Spitting out a full cost Incorrigible youths would be a better play, at least they have haste.

      • Mr.Mayhem631

        Wolf of Devils Breach is better that full-cost Youths.
        And if you swing with Wolf, you can get the Youths, at a discount.

        • TogetherAlone

          Except in the time you do that you could have gotten 8 damage in instead of 5 and closer to burn range for your fiery tempers.

          • MTG fan

            Except when it could get blocked by another creature…

  • Ryū

    Nice. I’m always a fan of red mana ramp.

  • Kotadis

    R/W/U Eggs might like this

  • TogetherAlone

    Use this to get chandra out early maybe?

  • Mr.Mayhem631

    This is part of a cycle, folks. Get hyped.

  • Sani

    I love this, I want a dozen.

  • Atarka Effreet

    “To be honest, I’m not quite sure what’s gonna happen”
    -Richard Garfield, MAGIC developer

  • Atarka Effreet

    This is literally 4 mana for 4 mana.

    • MrAptronym

      Importantly, it is also two mana, twice for four mana.

      • dduuurrrr dddduuuurrrr

        you can get 4 red on turn 3 with this

        • Kevin Johnstone

          You can get 4 red + 1 mana (5 mana) on turn 3… turn 3 haste fatty is pretty insane in most formats. or 5 drop in general.

          land, land this, land+sac this = 5

          • Atarka Effreet

            Hmm.. that’s an interesting idea..

  • yolksoup

    Pay 2RR for 4 Lightning Bolts, rate it 5/5

  • Zombie

    I’m just curious as to why Wizards is putting cards that are Storm-enablers in a Standard set, when Storm is never going to be reprinted.

    What is even happening.

    • MrAptronym

      They do things beyond just enabling storm. Additionally there are formats where storm cards still exist.

      • Zombie

        I mean, it’s not like these will ever actually be played with Storm cards but okay.

        • MrAptronym

          There are cards designed for groups of players that play differently than the way you play. There are cards that are not meant to ever be seen in tournaments.

          • Zombie

            And those are what we call Cardboard Disappointments.

          • MrAptronym

            “We” don’t, but you can feel free to. You don’t speak for me or for various other players in regards to what we like though. Magic is designed for more than one type of player.

          • Gareth Martin

            Thank you. I was gonna say the same thing!

          • Zombie

            If you’re going to peg me for generalizing the playerbase don’t then immediately turn around and do it yourself, assuming that just because someone who focuses more on the competitive side of Magic doesn’t understand casual appeal or that people who don’t play competitively will automatically be proponents of bad cards.

            One, it’s just hypocritical. Two, casual magic isn’t just about taking cards that competitive players throw away and using them so they don’t feel left out.

            A TON of casual decks I’ve seen people playing are more expensive than even my own Legacy decks, or my foiled out Modern decks.

            “Casual” is all-encompassing, it leaves Magic up to the players’ interpretation, and as a result people can do whatever they want.

            And because of that I highly doubt more players will want to play with sub par cards unless they have to.

            I always assume people want to play with good cards unless they’re trying to have fun and mess around with garbage. Doing so assumes that said players are smart enough to understand good cards from bad, a stance I thought was respectful to the playerbase as a whole, rather than assuming people just play bad cards because they don’t know any better or don’t care.

          • MrAptronym

            I am not generalizing anyone, (Unless you are taking ‘people have different opinions’ as a generalization of people) you are the one who said “we” implying a shared opinion, I am stating that you are entitled to your opinion of a card and no one has to agree. Do not call me a hypocrite either. I neither assume competitive players cannot understand casual players, nor do I assume casual players are proponents of bad cards. As a matter of fact, I never even said anything like “Casual”, you are assuming too much from what I have written.

            All I am saying here is that we are of differing opinions on this card, and you shouldn’t assume people agree with you. Clearly it does not appeal to you, you wondered why wizards put this card here, then you claim no one would ever play this with any storm card and then you say we call cards not designed for tournaments “Cardboard Disappointments”. Clearly other people are excited for the card, they have stated as much. Personally, it seems like it may have niche use but I am not particularly interested.

            And guess what, some players do like subpar cards, and it is not that they cannot understand the good from the bad. (though obviously some players can’t and even the best players make mistakes at valuation) Some people like them for creative reasons, or to play with some very specific mechanical aspect of a card, some players play more unusual formats that might make a card more appealing. There is a lot that people care about on a card beyond just flat power level in some established format. (and that is probably true for tournament and causal players) Many of my favorite cards of all time were never played seriously anywhere, and some have objectively better alternatives. So this card may not be the strongest, but it does something unique, and many players may enjoy it for that reason.

            It is not disrespectful to assume some players might like ‘garbage’ cards, especially when they have clearly already voiced their opinions on this very site.

          • Tragic

            Well said mate.

          • Mr.Mayhem631

            My brand of casual involves this.
            So hi!
            AMA!

          • MTG fan

            How exactly is this bad? Mana-ramp like this is treasure to anyone. For example, on turn 3, you have a red green werewolf deck this out. Sack it, tap one land and one Sage of the Ancient Lore coming up. Honestly, everytime I see your comments, they usually aren’t praising the cards that much even when they are good.

  • Vizzerdrix

    Kinda like a”better” lotus bloom, not horrible to play later at least, very interesting to see what it does if anything, at worst free prowess trigger

    • Jonathan Mueller

      This is far more comparable to Pentad Prism, actually.

  • gg

    Turn 2 This

    turn 3 Starfield of Nyx

    Turn 4…. you have 6 mana

    and so on..

  • Jonathan Mueller

    Pentad Prism – now available for Mono-Red!