Burning Anger (no relation to the Glyph of Burning Anger from World of Warcraft) is an Enchant Creature card (more popularly known as an Aura) from the Magic 2015 Core Set. Unlike many of the Auras from the Theros block, however, Burning Anger is not really a viable option for the growingly-popular Heroic deck archetype.

This Enchantment costs 4 and a Red mana to cast, and Auras with a 5 Converted Mana Cost need to be something special. To be honest, Burning Anger does give the Enchanted creature a decent effect: it gains the ability to deal damage equal to its power to target creature or player. The fact that it’s creature or player is definitely important. Put on a 7-power creature card like Phytotitan, that’s a pretty powerful card.

Unfortunately, this card is a bit pricey to fit into the mana curve of most decks that would play Auras. It’s going to be useful in Limited, but definitely not something worth rare-drafting unless big creatures are already in the game-plan. It’s going to be a fringe card even in the Aura-happy Commander environment, as it’s in the wrong colors for the most popular Aura-friendly Commanders (Bruna, Light of Alabaster, Krond the Dawn-Clad, Zur the Enchanter, etc.) Burning Anger has a good design, and it’s probably properly costed, but it’s just another bulk Core Set rare when all is said and done.

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