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Prophetic Flamespeaker from 'Journey Into Nyx'

Prophetic Flamesweaker
Wizards of the Coast

Prophetic Flamespeaker is one of the newest "Magic: The Gathering" cards spoiled today April 14, 2014 from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set "Journey Into Nyx" in an article by Dave Humpherys on This red mythic rare creature can potentially inflict a ton of damage and help you gain card advantage.

Prophetic Flamespeaker - 1RR
Creature - Human Shaman (Mythic Rare)
Double Strike, trample
Whenever Prophetic Flamespeaker deals combat damage to a player, exile the top card of your library. You may play it this turn.
Fire to destroy. Fire to create.

In order for Prophetic Flamespeaker to be effective, it's going to need some support. Humpherys suggests pairing with pump effects like Ghor-Clan Rampager in standard. Forget about green Giant Growth-like effects when you can run the on-color Titan's Strength.

Auras such as Ordeal of Purphoros or Ordeal of Nylea can provide a permanent boost, however we favor equipment. Godsend looks particularly nasty, as it'll allow you to remove your opponent's blocker then assign both normal and double strike damage to your opponent in combat because Prophetic Flamespeaker has trample.

It's that sweet ability allowing you to exile and cast the top card of your library when you deal combat damage to a player which makes this Prophetic Flamespeaker extremely attractive. Red players often find themselves running short on cards, and Prophetic Flamespeaker can potentially give you enough gas to finish the job.

There a few special things to note in this case though. It's possible for Prophetic Flamespeaker to deal damage to a player twice in one turn thanks to the combination of double strike and trample. As such, you'll want to try not to cast any cards or use abilities that require mana before attacking, that way you'll be able to cast the card(s) exiled. Also don't play a land before attacking in order to take advantage of Prophetic Flamespeaker's ability.

How will you use Prophetic Flamespeaker?

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