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Seems like a really powerful effect, especially since the cost is 0. Mark my words, this'll make a splash.
Golden version unlocked at Warlock level 28 and 30
This is stupidly abusable. Run an aggro style of having no cards in your hand and this WILL win you games.
Also, Raymond Swanland. Respect. That guy is one of the best illustrators that Magic: the Gathering ever had. I'm glad that Blizzard is taking their art seriously.
The golden cards animation is awesome!
Some things to remember when you have this card:
It's sometimes useful to think about this as a 4-damage card that costs 2 mana and 2 life (life tapping to replace the lost card) when you're trying to determine drafting value (or card value in general).
This is a big tempo-shifting card since you can play your guys AND do removal in 1 turn.
Make sure you've used that other card in your hand you really love before you play this (or play this as the last card in your hand for super value)
When you're calculating Lethal and you have 2 soulfires in your hand, realize that your first soulfire can discard your second, so don't automatically assume you have 8 damage in your hand.
So, why is it that most Warlocks use this card, but not the succubus, which only costs two mana and can deliver multiple 4-damage hits? I think they're both pretty good, and I'm having a hard time seeing how the latter is any worse of a trade-off for its discard requirement than Soulfire is.
Interesting fact: if this gets Counterspelled you won't discard a card.
So how badly did the mana cost change hurt this card? I still see it in a lot of decks, but I get the feeling it's there because of a lack of proper updating, not because it's still as good as it used to be. Seems to me that Darkbomb would be better in most decks now, soulfire's just the budget alternative if you can't afford to waste 80 dust.
Maybe I'm just bad at warlock, but I get scared off by the discard on this, and exclusively use dark bomb instead. I just know if I use a discard thing it's gonna take out one of my super powerful demons.
Deal 4 damage. Discard a random card.
Are you lighting a soul on fire? Or burning someone with your OWN soul? This seems like an important distinction.
This card is used in
56.29% of all Warlock decks
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