Gut Shot


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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Gut Shot


( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

Gut Shot deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

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Gut Shot Discussion

User.Random on Death’s Phoenix

11 hours ago

maybe more phyrexian mana would be good here it helps phoenix as they are "free" spells and makes you lose life at the same time to help shadow maybe Gut Shot?

psionictemplar on Seismic Swans

3 weeks ago

Have you considered Gut Shot for an instant speed combo? Would likely only want a couple copies to keep the combo consistent.

molok on Arclight Izzet - Decklist and In-Depth Primer

1 month ago

FranzW1990 Gut Shot does seem like a neat idea, but I'm not sure that 1 damage kills enough stuff we care about. I've seen other lists that use Noxious Revival as another free spell, or alternately extra burn with Burst Lightning and I'd probably be trying out copies of those before Gut Shot.

Spazik008 thank you for the suggestions.

Blood Moon I don't think is a good fit for this archetype because

  • The manabase doesn't support it - we'd need more basic islands and fetchlands to go find them, when most of our spells are heavily red

  • it doesn't do that much - Blood Moon in general doesn't feel all that strong to me because it's so easy to play around, and which would you rather be doing on Turn 3- gumming up their mana a little, or attacking for 10+ damage? T3 is the critical turn to flip TiTi and recur Arclight Phoenix and I don't want clunky spells.

The Madcap + Emperion combo is pretty interesting and I could maybe see it as a sideboard "gotcha" plan. However I don't think it belongs in the main. Emperion is non-bo with TiTi and it's not like they're going to board out all their removal against us... If someone would care to do testing with this and report back results I'd be interested to see it, but my intuition is that it waters down the main gameplan too much to use.

DonJon on U/B Mindcrank

1 month ago

I’ve considered Gut Shot in early builds of this deck, but I’ve found that between the life cost, especially in addition to Thoughtseize, Underground River, and Spellskite, along with such a small amount of alternate utility, it’s hard to justify fitting it in. Yes, it is the most reliable way of enabling the combo, but there’s so many other ways to do so that it’s barely worth the include.

ThoAlmighty on U/B Mindcrank

1 month ago

Gut Shot seems like an effective way to get your combo started if you're tapped out, and kills mana dorks like Noble Hierarch and Birds of Paradise

itachi45 on Boros PyroMentor

1 month ago

looking good! very aggressive. maybe a few copies of Gut Shot? t2 pyromancer + GS = 2/1 and 1/1 token , t3 mentor + GS = 2/2 prowess and 1/1 prowess token and 1/1 token for a total of 5 creatures on turn 3. AND it can be done at the end of your opponent's turn for attackers on your following turns.

weter123 on Combo Mizzix COMPETITIVE Primer

1 month ago

i would suggest Fall of the Titans over both Gut Shot and Lightning Bolt. i feel it much more flexible as it can be used as removal and to finish a player with low life total as well as be part of the infinite combo and tutorable by Firemind's Foresight

MrHappy12321 on Help With a Twist on ...

1 month ago

So I really enjoyed Seffronolive's 12 bolt budget magic deck from a few weeks ago. And I wanted to play a variant of it. At first, I only wanted to add some more red and spice it up with Blood Moon but then I looked into other colors and found some great cards for the deck. So my question: What color should I add? (To be clear I will be adding 8 cards to my current deck, in place of the wastes.) These are the cards I would add for that color, but if you have suggestions for different cards those are great!

Red: 4 Blood Moon, 2 Grim Lavamancer, Magus of the Moon, Gut Shot

Blue: 4 Snapcaster Mage, 4 Wizard's Retort

Black: 4 Dark Confidant, 4 Alms of the Vein

White: 4 Lightning Helix, 4 Boros Charm

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