Quote from jamis »if you topdeck char when the Opponent is at 3 or 4, they don't get another turn, where Staggershock does give them another turn to gain some life or win
Quote from NotScottMescudi »It's definitely the worst burn spell we play at 360 powered, but good burn is hard to come by and we've found char to be better than the Incinerate variants, Staggershock, magma jet, Arc Lightning variants, Collective Defiance and Stoke the flames. The fact that it offers 4 splashable instant speed damage in just one card makes it good enough for both red aggro mainboards and other red deck's sideboards to bring in vs 4 health creatures and planeswalkers.
With that said, we still haven't tried forked bolt or risk factor in cube, but I have played the latter in standard to great results so maybe its worth a shot but then again maybe its just too clunky. I wish the burn was better, and not a day goes by that I don't think about taking it out for fire // ice and just hoping nobody notices that the cube now has an extra blue card, and a powerful one at that.
Interesting that you find it better than Magma Jet - I think that's one of red's best burn spells!
Quote from wtwlf123 »Chupacabra's awesome. I think it's better than all of those 4cc creatures other than Braids and maybe Yawgmoth.