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Raistlin90   2/25/2003 6:07:12 PM
One of the best sorceries in magic, ever. Period.

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TerrysAlt   12/26/2004 8:26:52 PM
*sigh* There are many many better sorceries. Some of these include:

Time Walk
Tinker
Timetwister
Wheel of Fortune
Channel
Demonic Tutor
Tendrils of Agony
Yawgmoth's Will
Duress
Deep Analysis
Mind Twist
Balance
Regrowth
Burning Wish
Cabal Therapy

These are not only better than Firecat Blitz, they're a lot better. Better to the point that even comparing them is ludicrous.

Last Modified: 12/26/2004 8:39:11 PM     


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Blackshade   1/11/2005 1:08:31 AM
I strongly disagree with you, this IS one the best, underused and underated sorceries; and you've obviously never played it. Play this with Mirari's Wake and its LIGHTS OUT. I've blasted people with 12+ 2/2 Firecats countless times and watched their hopes of winning burn to the ground. Blitz is great because the damage is dispersed rather than concentrated on one source, which basically means some cats will almost always get through for damage. The flashback may seem costly but it doesn't matter because by the time time you use it again, its for the win. The card also adds a potent psychological factor that gives you an advantage in that your opponent has to constantly anticipate another Blitz. This is a top card.

Saying that Tendrils of Agony is much better than this tips me off that your'e a Noob. Lifegain sucks and so does any Storm card.

Last Modified: 1/11/2005 1:18:30 AM     


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TerrysAlt   1/11/2005 5:32:54 PM
"Saying that Tendrils of Agony is much better than this tips me off that your'e a Noob. Lifegain sucks and so does any Storm card."

Life gain sucks, storm is great. There's a reason Tendrils is the best kill card for any t1 combo deck. Instead of relying on a 2 card combo to kill the opponent, they now only need one. This frees up deck slots and speeds the kill up significantly.

As for Firecat Blitz, why not just cycle Decree of Justice. That way you get to keep the 1/1s and draw a card.

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Blackshade   1/11/2005 7:03:33 PM
"As for Firecat Blitz, why not just cycle Decree of Justice. That way you get to keep the 1/1s and draw a card."

Well for starters none of the soldiers have haste, all the cats do. Second, Decree of Justice doesn't have Flashback. That gives Firecat Blitz card advantage over a cycled DOJ because you can use it twice as opposed to once if its not taken out of the graveyard. Yes you could Restock DOJ but it takes twice as long to play/cycle it again as just paying a Blitz's Flashback cost.

Last Modified: 1/11/2005 7:15:15 PM     


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TerrysAlt   1/12/2005 5:18:03 AM
"Well for starters none of the soldiers have haste, all the cats do. Second, Decree of Justice doesn't have Flashback. "

The soldiers have semi haste. If you cycle it at the end of your opponent's turn they can attack in your next combat phase anyway. It's also an instant (if cycled) and replaces itself.

"That gives Firecat Blitz card advantage over a cycled DOJ because you can use it twice as opposed to once if its not taken out of the graveyard."

But since you get to keep the soldiers, you have less need to flash it back.

Last Modified: 1/12/2005 5:23:16 AM     


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tubaplayinfish   2/1/2005 3:50:45 AM
actually, both cards are nearly equal in measure depending on the circumstances. decree of justice has an advantage in that the tokens dont go away at the end of the turn, and is often used as a defense.

personally, i prefer the blitz because i play it and use it's flashback at the same time whereas with DOJ, you cant. with a green/red mana deck, this card can really bring you real close to a game winner. i wouldnt say this card IS a game winner, but its got potential, especially with cards like Coat of Arms Buy.

Last Modified: 2/1/2005 3:58:07 AM     


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TerrysAlt   2/1/2005 6:03:35 AM
He claimed this was the one of the best sorceries in the game.

DoJ aside(for the moment), I think I still have an extremely valid point.

Time Walk vs Blitz?
Tinker vs Blitz?
Yawgmoth's Will vs Blitz?

Those 3 are so obscenely overpowered compared to blitz that even comparing them seems inane. All the other stuff I listed is also leagues ahead of a few 1/1 hasted cats. My main intent in posting was just to show what an appallingly inaccurate claim "one of the best sorceries in the game" was for a card not even restricted in t1.

As for decree vs blitz, any deck that can get enough mana to do anything worthwhile with this card is likely to be a control deck. Control decks don't like their win conditions going away after 1 attack.

Last Modified: 2/1/2005 6:12:32 AM     


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xh4mletx   5/4/2005 9:02:59 AM
TerrysAlt has a VERY good point. Firecat Blitz, while very entertaining and definitely lethal, is not even in the same multiverse as the best sorcery ever (which is Yawgmoth's Will).
(DOJ, in my opinion, is better because it can't be countered except by stifle, and the dudes do stick around)
HOWEVER
Blitz fits solidly in the realm of "Underrated". I actually plan to use this in an already viable '06 extended deck as my finisher. In tournaments, I happen to LOVE playing cards that say "Oops, I win.", which Blitz does very well. Very nice Burning Wish target too.
T1? Walk away. Please
T1.5? Very doubtful.
T1.x? Likely. Entertaining. Let's do it!
T2? As of a few years ago? I loved red back then Happy

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Blackshade   5/7/2005 3:05:14 AM
"Control decks don't like their win conditions going away after 1 attack."

Dude, read the card, FLASHBACK.

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TerrysAlt   5/7/2005 3:17:33 AM
They don't like obliterating their mana base for a second attack either.

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Grinning_demon712   8/17/2005 3:25:53 AM
yes, lets compate a .50 cent rare to a 300 dollar card, very intelgent, this card is a great card, you damn player haters, fook you all in your fooking ears

also, if that second attack kills them, why need mana, the games over

Last Modified: 8/17/2005 3:27:46 AM     


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TerrysAlt   8/17/2005 7:23:57 AM
Of course it's not "intelgent"[1] to compare them, that was in fact my point. The initial claim was that Firecat Blitz is one of the best sorceries in Magic. I refuted this claim by listing some sorceries so powerful that comparing them to Blitz is utterly asinine. Given that you seem to agree with me that comparing them is stupid, why the hostile tone to your post?

[1] Anyone who misspells intelligent has no right casting aspersions on other peoples' intelligence.

Last Modified: 8/17/2005 7:35:42 AM     


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Sadako-tan   4/4/2006 5:25:45 AM
terrysalt stop comparing this card to other cards that have nothing to compare to it.

you're like saying "Morphling is better than Rootwater Thief"

or

"Mageta the Lion is better than Isamaru"

if you are going to rate and compare cards by saying this and this is so much better, you're not an original MTG player. you dont seem to understand the concept that different cards have different uses. you cant simply say something is better than something else. just try. i bet i can prove you wrong

i can just as easily easily say black lotus is the best card in magic. period.

Last Modified: 4/4/2006 5:30:41 AM     


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Violator   10/20/2007 11:39:25 PM
I love this card - gives me some extra attackers for my Marton Stromgald Buy deck.

Check it out here.

Last Modified: 10/20/2007 11:40:12 PM     



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