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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
1 week 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.
2 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
I'm going to suggest Zurgo Helmsmasher here. He likes offense but he doesn't need to be on the field for the deck to work and he's in great colors for removal. There is great combat support from Ankle Shanker plus the Raid and Battalion effects. If you want more control I'm sure Scythe Specter, Barbed Shocker, and friends could help to truly disrupt your opponents.
1 month ago
Makes sense. I feel like harsh mentor only really stops combo with that heavy threat to their life total, forcing miscalculations where they activate an ability then die to direct damage rather than just viewing it as an extra cost. There are a bunch of cards in red that sorta play into the strategy, but they all have problems. Balefire Liege and Stormbreath Dragon is probably too high mana cost , Barbed Shocker does let your opponent refill their hand, but also it forces your opponent to refill their hand, Goblin Razerunners/Obsidian Fireheart or Jaya Ballard, Task Mage are interesting one-ofs to turn late game wasted resources into extra effect, Mindsparker, Zo-Zu the Punisher and Scab-Clan Berserker are of limited use (i'd play them if they cost one less or had 4 toughness), Sin Prodder provides some advantage, but once again, more three drops. Menace is great though. Thats the toolkit that I can remember from my testing, I hope its of some use.
1 month ago
one such inclusion I would like to have is Barbed Shocker since its cycle on damage, Not just combat damage. So a nice Warstorm Surge is helpful in the deck for some immediate burn and discard. Archaeomancer is another one I would like since I will have spells that are very helpful for those pesky decks that think they can counter my things, such as Disallow and Overwhelming Denial and of course a Izzet Charm and Dimir Charm couldn't hurt either, but I can easily replace them.
Thank you all for the support everyone!
2 months ago
2 months ago
In that case, more thoughts:
Strength in Numbers
Riding the Dilu Horse
Hope Against Hope
Heron's Grace Champion
Riders of Gavony
Ajani, Caller of the Pride
Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder
Quest for Pure Flame
Temur Battle Rage
I think those will do quite nicely. @Boza, maybe you should consider reposting to the forums to get more interest.