Update on my thoughts on this card. I’ve read more than a few opinions on it, one way or the other, and I need to change my position. I hadn’t said much about it because I believed it to be a poor card, and probably a bulk rare.
I no longer think that. Multiple people have suggested pairing this with Goblin Bushwhacker, and as Bushy’s biggest fan I’m ashamed I didn’t see it first. This card is an immense skill-tester, and I can see it being very, very explosive in Sligh decks. While you probably don’t want to go all-in on this on turn 2, the fact that it scales with your mana development but never “costs” more than a single mana means you can do things like develop your board while also making giant lava monsters.
Those monsters are really cool looking, by the way. This Jung Park guy has his act together.
Anyway, I think this has all the makings of a superb card in RDW and Boros style decks. It can be finely tuned to your current needs. If you just need some chump blockers, you can make it into a cheaper version of Dragon Fodder. I can’t stress how versatile this card is, not to mention efficient if you’re into the whole “resource conversion” thing. The Timmy in me wants to play it with Electropotence, but Spike probably won’t let me live that dream. Get ’em now before other people fall in love. They’re still to be had cheaply.