Barbed Shocker


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy Uncommon
Time Spiral 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

Guildsofravnica on Grixis Wheel of doom

1 month 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

2 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)

2 months ago

I went with Barbed Shocker, thanks!

Snap157 on Nekusar, the Mindrazer (proxy)

2 months ago

Maybe Shocker or Barbed Shocker to replace it?

ArchangelAlchemist on Help Required for New Commander

2 months 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.

Also, if you're still interested in Ruric Thar, the Unbowed... Basilisk Collar

lagotripha on RW Taxes

2 months 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.

Workman4137 on The Touch of Bolas deck ...

3 months ago

Thank you for the current suggestions. Waste Not is a ton of advantage. Another thought I've been thinking about is Jace's Archivist and Magus of the Wheel since they're really nice cycle abilities.

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.

And just for extra sillies, a Rite of Replication and Dualcaster Mage are there as placeholders because nothing is wrong with having infinite of everything. XD

Thank you all for the support everyone!

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