I was using Flamebreak during the MTG pc game, and I had a 5/4 without flying. I used it, and the 5/4 died! Why? It says it only deals 3 dmg to non-flying creatures.

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    More information about other things that were on the board required, I think. All other things being equal, Flamebreak should not kill your 5/4 creature. – thesunneversets Nov 7 '12 at 10:38
  • Voting to close as unclear; we cannot provide much more than guesswork with the information provided. – doppelgreener Jan 4 '16 at 1:11

We can't tell why your creature died from the limited information you gave because Flamebreak alone would not have killed your creature.

  • Maybe your creature's toughness was being buffed by the static ability of some other creature that died from Flamebreak.
  • Maybe your creature already had damage marked on it.
  • Maybe your creature received damage from something soon after Flamebreak.
  • Maybe something debuffed your creature's toughness.
  • Maybe something doubled the damage.
  • Maybe ...
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