Barbed Shocker


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

Printings View all

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

Combos Browse all

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.

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts




Have (1) hosshughes
Want (1) Ariumlegion

Recent Decks

Load more

Barbed Shocker Discussion

ZendikariWol on Bob Barker's Bloodwheels

1 month 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

3 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 let's play a draw game?

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

Talonisnthavingit on Fear not Waste not

4 months ago

Shrine of Limitless Power May be nice, but it'd take a while to get up. However, it can be useful in a scenario where you haven't drawn waste not, so you can let it gather a few counters.

Barbed Shocker Seems pretty fun. If you can get it's damage through, you could get quite a bit of waste not triggers on turn 4 if you had the hand.

Guul Draz Specter Benefits from your opponent having no cards in hand as well.

Liliana's Caress Also punishes opponents for discarding, without life gain and combat damage being dealt to them, they'd lose within 10 discards. Megrim can be a sideboard card maybe? It costs more than liliana's caress, so it's not as good.

Painful Quandary seems pretty good IMO. They most likely will pick discarding a card, so your basically set.

Quest for the Nihil Stone Also seems fun, punishing opponents for having no cards in hand heavily.

Shane on Draw Based Burn

5 months ago

Ever since Molten Psyche was printed I thought about making this. Some other suggestions are Teferi's Puzzle Box, Mindmoil, Fateful Showdown, Collective Defiance, and maybe Barbed Shocker. Idk about him though.

Load more