Barbed Shocker


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy (CNS) Uncommon
Time Spiral (TSP) Uncommon

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Barbed Shocker

Creature — Insect

Trample, haste

Whenever Barbed Shocker deals damage to a player, that player discards all the cards in his or her hand, then draws that many cards.

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Barbed Shocker Discussion

Darth_Savage on Rakdos 8-Rack

5 days ago

Hi swl0728

If you want to run Angrath, the Flame-Chained then you need some form of acceleration, something like Infernal Plunge or Pyretic Ritual otherwise the card is just to slow to meaningfully effect the board state. Next up, if your deck is running Liliana's Caress then it should almost always be running Waste Not instead.

There probably is a shell where discard could work, but I suspect it would be using cards like Burning Inquiry, Barbed Shocker and Reforge the Soul alongside cards you don't care about discarding Flashback, Unearth and abilities similar to Bloodsoaked Champion. I might have a mess around with the idea. Another card you might find interesting is Lavaborn Muse and lastly Blackmail and Mire's Toll for the significant reason that they can hit lands...

Hope this is of some help.

Darth_Savage on WasteOne

2 weeks ago

I like Hollow One and I like Waste Not but I'm not sure they belong in the same deck, the thing is that both cards are built for combo but they both need support. I think this deck needs a little more focus, to that end I'd like to suggest:

  • Jagged Poppet instead of Master of the Feast (best target for Pacifism effects ever), letting your opponent draw an extra card (if you aren't aiming to mill them) is normally a bad idea. The poppet will let you ditch cards but also makes your opponent discard
  • Infernal Tutor, you are going to burn through cards quickly and so the Hellbent ability is relevant
  • Like 8-Rack you can use the Raven's Crime x4 / Dakmor Salvage x2 combo, almost always better than Dark Deal
  • Driven / Despair, the Despair part is the useful bit, it gives your creatures menace and turns them all into spectres
  • Another option that might be fun, is Barbed Shocker, at 4 mana it is expensive, but it has haste and trample...

ZendikariWol on Poppa Wheelie

3 months ago

Take a look at mine and see what you find. Howling Mine, Anvil of Bogardan, Shocker and Barbed Shocker are nice. The other wheel effects are also nice.

Blo on Draw for the Razer

5 months ago

If combos float your boat: Mind Over Matter + Temple Bell and a random eldrazi in your deck wins on the spot, with or without your general out.
I also think both are fine additions to your deck on their own. You should probably also include Azami, Lady of Scrolls for the same combo with your general out.

Anvil of Bogardan is a cool card.
Barbed Shocker helps your gameplan I think, but might not always get through.
I think you should play Blue Sun's Zenith. It can get you back into the game in a pinch and cause an opponent to be bealt the last damage needed.

Not sure what Glistening Oil here does, but it's a pet card of mine so thanks for that :DDeck looks fun to pilot!

Force_of_Willb on Nekusar....Card Draw Bullshit!

5 months ago

I would remove Learn from the Past since you have ulamog you don't have to worry about decking yourself. Also Day's Undoing does not work with your general as the effect to end the turn stops any damage on the stack from Nekusar.

With all the wheel effects, I would try adding more effects that work with discard or from the graveyard: Geistblast, Shattered Perception, Call to the Netherworld, Dark Withering, Megrim, Liliana's Caress, Raiders' Wake

Collective Defiance, Dragon Wizard , Barbed Shocker, Shocker, and Robber Fly are additional discard/draw effects for opponents.

Kizmetto on

5 months ago

Birds of Paradise instead of Elvish Mystic , Stomping Ground Breeding Pool Steam Vents and 2 Wooded Foothills and 2 Misty Rainforest will flesh out your manabase, maybe Kitchen Finks over Tireless Tracker.

So why monstrosaur and why those 3 bombs? they dont really have much in common.. Spark Trooper Barbed Shocker Giant Solifuge all seem better than the Monstrosaur.

ClockworkSwordfish on Draw Yourself a Card my Man

6 months ago

You might do well to run Spiteful Visions, which gives you more card draw, more damage and a red permanent for Kederekt Parasite.

Personally, I'd take out the discard-hate (Liliana's Caress, Waste Not etc.) and focus solely on punishing card draws (or vice versa!) That way you don't have to risk the awkard possibility of having say, a Master of the Feast and Liliana's Caress not helping each other out.

If you take this route, other cards to consider include Toil / Trouble, Sudden Impact and Barbed Shocker. You could also just run more general "punisher" cards to put your opponent in a tough position - say, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Vexing Devil, Manabarbs and Magus of the Scroll.

Varon on Fear not Waste not

6 months ago

I like quest of the nihil Ill playtest that as for the others The Shrine takes far too long painful quandary the same issue. I already have a deck that uses Lilliana's caress besides I'm already controlling the game so I'll pass. As Barbed Shocker it reminds me of a proto deck I was working on a while back Proto

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