Gravitic Punch

Gravitic Punch


Target creature you control deals damage equal to its power to target player.

Jump-start (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a card in addition to paying its other costs. Then exile this card.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Arena Legal
Pauper Legal
Brawl Legal
Vintage Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
Historic Legal
Pre-release Legal
Leviathan Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal

Gravitic Punch Discussion

multimedia on Kalamax Almost Precon

3 weeks ago

Hey, on a budget something that the precon lacks are ways to tap Kalamax. Attacking is the best way to tap Kalamax, but if you can't attack then you want to be able to tap Kalamax other ways.

These cards can make mana that gives them other uses then just tapping Kalamax. Settlement/Encampment are nice because they're lands, they don't use valuable spots in the deck and Crop Rotation can search for one of them.

You've already added Reverberate for a Fork effect which is great, but the other piece of the combo is Ral, Storm Conduit which is the win condition when you make the copy Reverberate loop with Kalamax. Even without the Fork combo, Ral is a good card because he too can be a repeatable source to copy an instant or even a sorcery you cast. Expansion / Explosion, Increasing Vengeance and Insidious Will are other budget instant Forks.

Your own sorceries are very good with Fork effects and tapped Kalamax. This combination lets you resolve three copies of a sorcery (original and two copies of it). If you have three opponents then Gravitic Punch can be a win condition with a Fork and an infinite power Kalamax. The jumpstart lets you cast it again if that is needed. Reclaim and Regrowth are helpful to recur cards especially a Fork or draw spell, but they can also recur a creature.

Return of the Wildspeaker modes are good with Kalamax. The first one can draw a lot of cards with a high power Kalamax and the second can give all nonHuman creatures +6/+6. This second mode can be a potential win condition with cards that can create tokens such as Talrand, Murmuring, Xyris, Young Pyromancer and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer.

Capsize can be powerful with Kalamax. For five mana cast it with buyback, bounce any two permanents and then return it to your hand.

Good luck with your deck.

Kogarashi on Obosh, the Preypiercer

3 weeks ago

The wording on Gravitic Punch says the creature will deal damage. If Gravitic Punch was dealing the damage instead, it would read, "Gravitic Punch deals damage equal to target creature's power to target player."

Since Gravitic Punch says the target creature will deal damage, that creature is the source of the damage (Gravitic Punch is merely allowing the creature to deal damage in a situation outside of the norm, and dictating how much is done: "equal to its power" rather than, say, "equal to its toughness" or "equal to its power plus two" or something else along those lines).

Obosh, the Preypiercer looks at the CMC of the source of damage only, which in this case is the target creature (Malignus). Since that CMC is odd, Obosh will replace the damage with double damage.

Cardgamer9632 on Obosh, the Preypiercer

3 weeks ago

I guess my question was to the word equal on Gravitic Punch.

Had me thinking that the effect would not be dealt by Malignus

Flooremoji on Obosh, the Preypiercer

3 weeks ago

Gravitic Punch Says:

Target Creature (Malignus) deals damage equal to it's power to target player.

We can shorten that to:

Malignus deals damage equal to it's power to target player.

Since Malignus is the one dealing the damage and not the Gravitic Punch and has an odd CMC Obosh, the Preypiercer should double it's damage.

Cardgamer9632 on Obosh, the Preypiercer

3 weeks ago

Having Obosh, the Preypiercer on the battle field with Malignus. Then i play Gravitic Punch. Does the power on Malignus, that is dealt from Gravitic Punch get doubled because of Obosh, the Preypiercer?

multimedia on Kalamax Storm

1 month ago

Hey, nice budget version of Kalamax.

If you want to win with burn then I suggest Chandra's Ignition or the less expensive price Gravitic Punch. Either one of these cards can combo with Kalamax + a Fork to infinite burn all your opponents. Muddle the Mixture is a helpful budget card because can transmute for a 2 CMC Fork or it can be a pseudo Negate. Ignition or Punch could replace Genesis Ultimatum since there's many more nonpermanent cards here than permanents. Muddle could replace Ionize.

Narset's Reversal is excellent with Kalamax since you can use the copy that Kalamax makes of Reversal to target and bounce original Reversal back to your hand. This makes Reversal with Kalamax repeatable two mana to copy any instant or sorcery that's cast. Reversal could replace Fury Storm. Insidious Will is another budget Fork that can also be a counterspell or a Swat. Will could replace Sleight of Hand.

Kessig Wolf Run and Crop Rotation to tutor for it is a repeatable way to give Kalamax trample making him much more of a threat to do Commander damage. Run could replace x1 Mountain and Crop could replace Gut Shot. Shivan Reef is budget land to consider adding replacing 1x Mountain.

Good luck with your deck.

chriscross25 on

1 month ago

firstmanx thank you for your comment! To your suggestions: Soul's Fire and Gravitic Punch:I don't think that i will include some more fling type effects because it is not the main plan. Also those cards do not deal commander damage only regular damage!! :D But soul's fire is a option because it is instant speed and any target.

Library of Leng: seems a good option for this deck. Getting to decide which cards i still want to hold on could be very crucial. This card will go in this deck!

The Locust God, Ominous Seas and Chasm Skulker: those seems like another good option for some payoffs. I think the other options will not make it because i need to pay extra mana for the payoffs.

And last Alhammarret's Archive: I totally forgot about this card and i will to find space for it. Also the new card of M21 Teferi's Ageless Insight is great for this deck :D

multimedia on StaffOfSage

1 month ago

Hey, you're right the Fire combo doesn't work. I was wrong in thinking I could cast an instant and then Fork it to combo with Kalamax. The only way I can Fork an instant to combo is by targeting an opponents instant. Casting a sorcery, holding priority and then Forking it does work to combo.

Can replace Fire with Gravitic Punch for the same win condition effect, but more difficult do it at instant speed needing flash.

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