Quote from Leelue »I'm really trying to think about this now
IF you support ramp to cast a card like artisan of kozilek (as opposed to doing it with reanimator which I never really never got to work.)
Then I GUESS 9 mana for what would be a 12 mana rolling thunder may actually be a better play than a 9/7 with a zombify attached.
AND if you run the better X spells (the XRRR one, rolling thunder) and a number of red sweepers, then MAYBE you can run fight with fire as primarily a finisher with a passable bail out mode in a fairly common red control deck.
My thoughts are pretty close to this. The clamoring I have gotten to add Fight with Fire has mostly been along the lines of "Why isn't there a great ramp card in red decks?" I took out all of the X-Spells a while ago because I find them mostly inefficient and almost entirely useless to the lower curve Red decks. At least Fight with Fire will kill almost all creatures at 3 mana and maybe you can draft a deck built around getting to 9-mana and kicking it.