Barbed Shocker


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander 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
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

ClockworkSwordfish on Draw Yourself a Card my Man

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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.

Guildsofravnica on Grixis Wheel of doom

3 months ago

first of all, you have 2 copies of Laboratory Maniac and Swans of Bryn Argoll has the color identity blue white. Now you'll want to focus a lot on lots of card draw and punishing people for card draw, I would add Price of Knowledge, Dark Deal, Jace's Archivist, Magus of the Wheel, and Well of Ideas. I would cut Laboratory Maniac, Swans of Bryn Argoll, Mana Geyser, Blighted Agent, and Barbed Shocker.

Shamen3mill on Firing Squad

4 months ago

My favorite tech doesn't quite work with what you've got at the moment, sadly. Shocker and Barbed Shocker don't need combat damage, so quicksilver dagger, and Power of Fire turn them into targeted wheel effects. Great for cycling through dead cards.

Something more on theme, for those pesky indestructible creatures, is Sword of Kaldra, Avacyn won't know what hit her.

Sharpshooter doesn't like the deal though, so it's worth remembering.

davENGR on Nekusar, the Mindrazer (proxy)

4 months ago

I went with Barbed Shocker, thanks!

Snap157 on Nekusar, the Mindrazer (proxy)

4 months ago

Maybe Shocker or Barbed Shocker to replace it?

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