Explosive Impact

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Common

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Explosive Impact

Instant

Explosive Impact deals 5 damage to target creature or player.

Explosive Impact Discussion

Funkydiscogod on Big Bolt?

1 year ago

There have been similar cards in the past, but none of them have approached that power level. As damage increases, to keep it balanced, the mana cost would need to increase by more than you'd expect.

The closest thing you could compare your 4-damage Big Bolt to, is Flame Javelin, which is an older, more flexible Unfriendly Fire. There is also Char which included a drawback because its cost was so cheap.

Also, a 6-mana burn spell would need a higher cost than Explosive Impact. If the "2 generic mana = 1 colored mana" conversion rate is to be believed, this card implies 5 damage would be fair at the cost .

It turns out that Lightning Bolt is above the curve on burn spells, and makes a poor baseline for new card proposals. If you want to make a balanced spell, you should look at Shock and Lightning Strike for the correct way to cost a new burn spell.

Ammo37 on Return to Ravnica Commander Deck

3 years ago

Add:

Borborygmos Enraged: Turn lategame lands into advantage

Chaos Imps: Huge Flier

Chromatic Lantern: Best Mana Fixing

Death's Presence: Capitalize on Big Creatures

Explosive Impact: Removal

Giant Growth: Combat Trick

Glaring Spotlight: Lethal Swing

Hellkite Tyrant: Big Flier

Madcap Skills: Powerful Evasion (note, does not make a creature unblockable with Alpha Authority)

Maze Behemoth: Gives Commander Trample

Mizzium Mortars: Board Clear

Molten Primordial: Removes big blockers, gives additional attackers, and can act as removal

Rogue's Passage: Gives creatures unblockable, like your commander that has to keep attacking

Skarrg Goliath: Combat trick that kills defenders and players

Sylvan Primordial: Ramp and Enchantment/artifact/planeswalker/land removal.

Thespian's Stage: With being limited to RTR lands, why not get out of set lands?

Utvara Hellkite: Wins games on its own

Viashino Shanktail: Firststrike Combat trick (also called SHANK tail)

Weapon Surge: Combat trick/mass combat trick, turn trades into chumps

Worldspine Wurm: 15/15 that spawns 5/5's

Wrecking Ogre: Combat Trick Doublestrike

Remove:

Bomber Corps: Doesn't do much, the battalion isn't reliable, and ping isn't useful

Experiment One: your deck doesn't spam creatures with ascending power/toughness.

Foundry Street Denizen: Doesn't do much of anything, wasted slot

Spire Tracer: 1/1 faux flier doesn't help

Skinbrand Goblin: small combat trick, weak creature

Gatecreeper Vine: defender in an aggressive deck that searches out a single card in deck

Skullcrack: a useless card, even for an aggressive deck, burn is used for creature removal

4x Mountain: Too many lands

5x Forest: Ditto

Mending Touch: Regen isn't worth a card

Pyroconvergence: too expensive, Shocking on multi-color doesn't help much

Skylasher: counters a single faerie a turn, doesn't do much else

Tablet of the Guilds: lifegain doesn't matter, wasted slot

Gruul Charm: doesn't do anything

Maybe:

Hellraiser Goblin: Gives all creatures haste

Illusionist's Bracers: 12 damage with Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, instead of 6

Racecourse Fury: gives any creature haste

Seek the Horizon: Ramp

Street Spasm: boardclear

Tower Defense: anti-fliers if you are concerned about that

Zhur-Taa Ancient: ramp for all, also really cheap big guy

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