|Trash up to 2 Coppers you have in play.|
Unofficial FAQ (2022)
- This only trashes Coppers you have in play, not Coppers from your hand.
- You can trash zero, one, or two cards.
- This does not remove the Coppers this turn. For example, with 5 Coppers in play and two Buys, you could pay for a Bonfire to trash two of the Coppers, then spend the other on a Peasant. you got from playing those
Other rules clarifications
In 2022, Bonfire got errata to only trash Coppers from play.
Deprecated official FAQ (2021)
Bonfire is an effective Copper thinner. Since it trashes two Coppers instantly when you buy it (and you can use the targeted Coppers themselves to help pay for it), it is faster than many trashers which you have to buy and draw before using, although it is outclassed by faster options still, particularly those such as Chapel that can also target Estate and other kinds of junk.
Buying a single Bonfire in the opening is often a good move to thin your deck before your very first reshuffle. This allows you to cycle more quickly and see your other early game buys more often. However, doing so immediately reduces your deck's economy and money density, which means it may be difficult to hit important price points (particularly ) on turn 3 or 4 if you open with Bonfire. While some opening buys that provide payload (such as Bounty Hunter or Baron) can remedy this, in most cases you will need to weigh this tradeoff between immediate thinning and delaying building. Since Bonfire cannot thin your Estates, it pairs very well with cards that can, like Remodel or Jack of All Trades. The very early thinning is also particularly useful alongside opening partners that benefit from especially rapid cycling, notably Travellers. If there is no particularly good option to open together with Bonfire, it is usually preferable to delay the use of Bonfire until after the first or second reshuffle, buying it opportunistically when you miss more important price points. Even if you do open with Bonfire, you’ll likely still have many Coppers left to trash, so buying it to continue thinning in the early midgame is usually a good idea.
|Trash up to 2 cards you have in play.||Adventures||April 2015|
|Trash up to 2 cards you have in play.||Adventures (2017 printing)||August 2017|
|Trash up to 2 Coppers you have in play.||June 29, 2022|
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