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Five-Alarm Fire
1RR
Rare
Enchantment
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage, put a blaze counter on Five-Alarm Fire.
Remove five blaze counters from Five-Alam Fire: Five-Alam Fire deals 5 damage to target creature or player.

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Good card name, bad rare card IMO
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Seriously? Wtf is this rubbish and why is it rare.

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Whelp, it sure isn't shrine of burning rage...
Next thing you will tell me Browbeat is bad.
If this was 10 I would consider it. After having Goblin Granadier and with the Morbid 5 damage spell still around I don't think anyone will look seriously at this.
Five-alarm fire is the best name in the history of ever.
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If it cost one, maybe two, it would be fantastic.

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I think that it's actually useful in the right deck.  Get a swarm of creatures to swing at the opponent, and watch the counters skyrocket.  It'll do great in Boros, I feel.  They seem to be doing a fair amount of team tactics.
At first I though you had to sacrifice as well as remove the 5 counters and couldnt understand why its rare but reading again, its repeatable.
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Waste of a good name.

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I think that it's actually useful in the right deck.  Get a swarm of creatures to swing at the opponent, and watch the counters skyrocket.  It'll do great in Boros, I feel.  They seem to be doing a fair amount of team tactics.



You'd need to play it early, but a boros deck won't want to use their 3rd turn playing this. By the time you decide to use it, you could just play aurelia's fury instead and end the game.

I'd test it in limited, but I'll never put it in a constructed deck. And in limited, that's wishing that there aren't too many thrulls that eat counters. 
This would be only good in a deck based around chump blocking.

Some weird control deck that produces indestructible 1/1s without evasion. A race to make 20 creature attacks.

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mono-red globin deck.  3 mana is fine for RDW, a bit expensive, but fine
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I actually kind of like this one.
What is this piece of s***?

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While this card is terrible, it gets points in my book for being called Five Alarm Fire, needing 5 counters to activate, and dealing 5 damage when it is activated.

The card is garbage, but I applaud them for all the 5's.
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this turn 3 as RDW I won't mind. I'd probably have a cackler and a mauler down down anyways, turn 4 ash zealot and a bonded 2 drop for 4 counters; if I drop another ash zealot, I can use it by turn 5 for 5 full damage in the face. And then turn 6, 5 full damage in the face AGAIN (if none of my creatures are dead) for 10 direct damage.

also if I have 2 of these. lol 10 damage per turn. honestly 3 for reusable 5 damage is crazy.
This card is very very insane in limited, be prepared to get bashed in the face by this multiple times in prerelease. I think that if it costs 1 less, or needs less counter, this would be a constructed powerhouse. People who say this card is crap should re-read this card.
This is amazing. 5 counters is crazy easy to get in rdw or any casual aggro.


Five-Alarm Fire
1RR
Rare
Enchantment
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage, put a blaze counter on Five-Alarm Fire.
Remove five blaze counters from Five-Alam Fire: Five-Alam Fire deals 5 damage to target creature or player.

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Good card name, bad rare card IMO

That name...
Seriously.
Is it a pun?

It basically reads:
"When you have won the game, you may deal 5 damage to... wait...
Wait. Nevermind. Eh. Just play me anyway, okay?"

Brimstone Volley does the exact same thing the EXACT number of times you're capable of pushing the effect.

Seriously.
Unless you ONLY attack with 1/1 creatures, you're NEVER going to get off a second shot with this enchantment.
And ...
No.
There is no realistic way what so ever to ever get off two shots with this without severely gimping yourself.
Sideboard against lifegain in Boros aggro, at best.
But even then... By the time this triggers for the second time, you have infinite mana from played lands alone and have an empty hand in any deck but Izzet. 
I'm going to go against the grain here and say that this might be better than people think.

 If you drop it down on turn 3 and attack, you will put a couple of counters on it, and almost certainly get to use it once probably around turn 5, probably burning out the player.  Hopefully, since you're presumably an aggro deck, the game just ends at that point...but if it doesn't this stays on the board as a threat they can't remove, and makes it harder for them to stabilize.

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this is great when you're RDW and you're against aggro. Enchantments are hard to remove; and your attacks don't need to connect. 5 damage is 1/4 of the way there. repeatable 5 damage means there's a better chance if I top deck a searing spear on turn 8, I'll win.
I will at least give it credit for not needing to be sacrificed to activate it when you remove the 5 counters.
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Only reason why this is Rare is because of Limited, IMO.

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o__O  It counts every occurance of a creature dealing combat damage, which could easily work in a tokens deck. As typical, the knee-jerk reactions are hyperbole- this isn't a terrible card, it's just a very niche one- but I can definitely see where it would be played.
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Why on earth is this rare?
Could be way worse. At least you don't need to actually connect. THAT would be horrible.
Still I would've let it procc at 3 or made it cheaper.


Brimstone Volley does the exact same thing the EXACT number of times you're capable of pushing the effect.

Seriously.
Unless you ONLY attack with 1/1 creatures, you're NEVER going to get off a second shot with this enchantment.
And ...
No.
There is no realistic way what so ever to ever get off two shots with this without severely gimping yourself.
Sideboard against lifegain in Boros aggro, at best.
But even then... By the time this triggers for the second time, you have infinite mana from played lands alone and have an empty hand in any deck but Izzet. 



lol in a common RDW, you'll have hasters, first strikers, haste enablers, block hate a bunch of 1 drops up to at least 30 creatures. Chances are you'll at least attack once per turn. Even if they die, this stores their sacrifice for an eventual 5 damage to the face/creature.

I'm just happy there's an aggro card that doesn't have white or green mana. =D

it's good news it'll be a junk rare though, but still... 2 dollars at least.  =(
Unless you ONLY attack with 1/1 creatures, you're NEVER going to get off a second shot with this enchantment.


What if your opponent blocks?
1) Does not require dealing combat damage to a player.  That makes it a LOT easier to counter up.  When you block or your opponent blocks, you still get counters.

2) Does not self-sacrifice when activated, as I had expected it to.  Not *usually* relevant, but a nice perk

3) This is rare because multiple copies running about at uncommon would be *sick* in limited, easily generating "Damned if you do, even more damned if you don't" combats.  Rarity is (largley, and supposed to) be for limited.  Constructed assumes you're buying singles anyway.

All in all... I don't hate this.

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Combat damage, people. Not damage to a player.

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This is obviously designed for Boros Battalion and Gruul Bloodrush decks, and also works well with Rakdos. It's better than Explosive Impact, but would be a LOT better if you could remove the counters at will. But then it would be more expensive or possibly mythic and this does not look like a mythic. Also, double strikers will ramp the counters up on this real fast.

Hmm...the last time we saw blaze counters was Obsidian Fireheart. Now what a reprint that would be.

Combat damage, people. Not damage to a player.




QFT


Also, I think this might take a prize for most mis-read card so far, judging by people's reactions.

Personally, I like this a lot, and I think it's going to catch a couple of players off guard, if played well.


Edit: Don't forget that you get counters if you block, too. 
This card was made to play with Slumbering Dragon.
Sorry about that.

Completely misread this card Laughing

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Yeah this is actually pretty decent. Not great but certainly not bad at all.
Combat damage, people. Not damage to a player.


This

I also didnt notice that at first. Now I like this card. 
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Combat damage, people. Not damage to a player.



Yeah, I misread it at first, too.  It's actually a pretty good Limited card.  Not exactly difficult to have 5 or even 10 instances of your creatures doing combat damage.