Assault Strobe


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common

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Assault Strobe


Target creature gains double strike until end of turn. (It deals both first strike and regular combat damage.)

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Assault Strobe Discussion

cherl on Heroes, dude

3 days ago

Depending on what your budget range is for this, I recommend a couple things:

Rancor Is always good with these types of decks. Satyr Hoplite with a Rancor stuck on it turn 2 is a 4/2 trample that can swing that turn.

Assault Strobe is good, but this deck probably wants Temur Battle Rage instead.

Since it's a casual deck, Rogue's Passage is always good to get your big guys past some pesky blockers.

As budget removal that will also trigger heroic, you could use Prey Upon or Pounce, or even Savage Stomp if you want that +1/+1 counter.

I think since you have The Crowd Goes Wild, you don't need Thrive.

Travel Preparations is okay, but without the ability to flashback it, it's just not worth it.

Ranger's Guile is a good budget option to protect your creatures at instant speed and trigger heroic.

Hope any of this was helpful!

dahhahm on Dead Rush

1 week ago

I say Assault Strobe would be pretty good

SynergyBuild on Mono Red Heroic

3 weeks ago

Wow, Blood Moon in the board, how is this considered casual?

Just joking, but Assault Strobe could be quite a lot of fun on a Satyr Hoplite after 2x Brute Force, you know, 20 damage?

Titan's Strength could be a great addition to a deck like this to scry away lands you don't need while still pumping out damage by the fistful.

Pscioed on $10 Super Budget Aggro

1 month ago

@HotRodScott: I like all of your suggestions for tuning up the power, I hadn't even considered Manamorphose or Gitaxian Probe! We'll have to wait and hope for the price on Gitaxian Probe to go down a bit, but as for the rest, they are just way over budget for this particular build. In a $20-30 version, there is a lot more room for the $1-3 cards. Sanguinary Mage seems not great compared to any of Mage-Ring Bully, Immolating Souleater, or Akroan Crusader (I can't speak highly enough of this guy). I also was running 4 Assault Strobe, but found it was too many redundant copies. I cut it down to 3 to make room for more trample/haste cards. You might be ok going down even more, since you run cantrips. Thanks for the feedback!

Boza on What's a worthy modern legal ...

1 month ago

I think the best substitute is Lotleth Troll + Varolz, the Scar-Striped + Death's Shadow to give the troll 13 counters for 1 mana.

If you want to go the combo route - t1 paly Mountain, exile Simian Spirit Guide, cast Ravenous Bloodseeker. Turn 2, cast Assault Strobe on it and attack, discarding 5 cards to deal 22 damage. Oops, bloodseeker gets +2-2, ignore this.

Siani on Luxuria (Hottest RDW)

2 months ago

AdamChafee on SpellHeart Rush

2 months ago

Cool deck, reminds me of my own deck Power Blitz.

I would go with Enigma Drake instead of Spellheart Chimera. It won't die to bolt and if you play your cards right you won't even need trample to get your damage in, especially since it already has flying and is evasive. I noticed you're trying to do budget so I'm not gonna suggest any crazy cards. Try maybe Cathartic Reunion or Tormenting Voice to get cards you don't need in the graveyard. Possibly try Guttersnipe too. Assault Strobe is what makes my deck especially dangerous; if you have a bunch of cards in the graveyard you can easily double your win-con's power for one mana. Fevered Visions might do more harm than good in your case, especially if your opponent draws removal for your win-con. You might want to also consider Apostle's Blessing for protection. Sure you have to pay 2 life, but it'll be worth it once you swing. Check out my deck if you feel it might give you some ideas. Best part is that none of these cards are over $1, pretty sure.

Dope deck though, hope this helps out! +1

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