Assault Strobe

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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

Sorcery

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

BodhiQL on Serious Infection

1 week ago

Pabs4444 This isn't my deck so I can't make any decisions but I can tell you why those cards are subpar. Larger Than Life is Sorcery speed and costs 2 mana, which makes it practically useless. Blighted Agent and Glistener Elf are far better than Ichorclaw Myr. Besides, Infect usually doesn't run too many creatures so it is unnecessary in colors with better options. Assault Strobe effects can be used in Infect, however it makes the deck more inconsistent and reliant on those cards. After the banning of Gitaxian Probe and the printing of Fatal Push last year, Infect has evolved from more of a rush berserk deck to more responsive. That is why cards like Vines of Vastwood and Blossoming Defense are good.

clayperce This seems great. I have been playing Infect for about four years and unlike most decks here on TappedOut I have nothing demoralizing to say. I highly reccomend Shapers' Sanctuary, but it is in your maybeboard already. If you want, I have a primer for my deck, however I recently added Black and switched to Sultai.


Frankenstein's Monster- Modern Infect (Primer)

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Anyway, I love the deck. For the glory of Phyrexia!

bazaarmaker on Puppy-Chuck

1 week ago

Assault Strobe maybe for funnsies

ellie-is on Double Striking Funtime!

1 week ago

I like Assault Strobe and Temur Battle Rage, and considered them while building the deck, but in the end I found that I liked innate Double Strike better than spell-induced one (even though Viashino Slaughtermaster is the only one that remained, as the others all cost too much mana, or in the case of Warren Instigator, cost a fortune in money due to an ability I wouldn't even be using). Those spells would make such creatures obsolete while only adding a couple more points in damage at best compared to the same amount of buffs per mana, even on creatures like Kiln Fiend.

As for evasion, I feel that right now I'm happy with Trample from Rush of Adrenaline and Menace from Madcap Skills (this last one, in particular, goes very well with creatures that already have double strike by themselves).

Mutagenic Growth I'm not so sure on. Not having to pay mana to cast it is obviously great, but in a situation where you have, say, three buff spells in hand and three mana to spend, I'd rather have three Brute Forces than Mutagenic Growths. With everything being so cheap, it seems like that would happen often. Mutagenic Growth would be useful more often if I had replaced some of the other buff spells Temur Battle Rage, as the mana would go to TBR and Mutagenic Growth would still be able to be cast while a normal buff would not.

That said, I have seen Izzet lists focused on Kiln Fiend that run all of the recommended spells, including Distortion Strike and Artful Dodge and they're very good. But I'm trying to do things a little different, and, I have to admit, I added Kiln Fiend as a last minute afterthought, instead of building the deck around it like so many people do - because I really wanted to focus on the double strike instead and create something different/unique. When trying to do that you do often end up with something that is not as competitive, but I think it also has the potential for more fun, and maybe even some surprise wins against people who expect you to be running those similar lists that they've already memorized.

I'll think about Mutagenic Growth (though being on the upper end of what I'm willing to spend is weighing heavily against it), but might pass on the other spells for now. Right now I think what I'm really doing is waiting for Wizards to release more cool creatures with double strike that can fit into this (though if they release more Kiln Fiend-like creatures instead, or really good ones with Prowess, I might consider dropping the viashino and going to double-strike-by-spell route). But still, thank you very much for the suggestions, and if you think of anything else, please let me know!

xRune on Double Striking Funtime!

1 week ago

I like the idea here. In addition to the recommendation to use Assault Strobe, I would drop Built to Smash and Wild Slash for Temur Battle Rage and Mutagenic Growth. TBR is incredibly powerful in a list like this and would be a really solid upgrade. Mutagenic growth isn't as powerful as Built to Smash or Wild Slash, but is more explosive because of the phyrexian mana.

MTGPALADIN on Blue-Red Cantrips

1 week ago

1.I would cut the Artful Dodge for Sleight of Hand. More cantrips will help you build spell count while filtering through the deck

  1. I agree drop the Gut Shot for Rift Bolt. This will give you needed removal so your creatures can attack while adding to spell count.

  2. Soul-Scar Mage for Monastery Swiftspear4.maybe run x3 Elusive Spellfist instead of Kiln Fiend because it gives its self unblockable and pick up one more copy of Stormchaser Mage for the haste.

  3. As much as it pains me to say delver of secrets instead of Blistercoil Weird. Neither one of these creatures are going to swing turn 1. Delver does have evasion and while it doesnt pump with spell count its still a very real clock and complements the Titan's Strength and the Assault Strobe.

I hope these suggestions are helpful, but you should make the changes you want for your deck.

Easybr0wnies343 on Fling In The Ice (MODERN)

1 week ago

Assault Strobe is killer in this deck+1

Araignee on Ball lightning.

1 week ago

Thanks for this deck! I did my own twist: Elemental lightning

It runs Blistering Firecat, Kiln Fiend, Assault Strobe and some more burning.

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