Gut Shot


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

Gut Shot Discussion

hungry000 on Is it Izzet Properly Poppin' Prowess?

2 months ago

I'd play a lot more instants: Brainstorm , Lightning Bolt (if you can get them), Titan's Strength , or just more Opt and Shock and Storm Strike . Attacking with prowess creatures and leaving mana up makes it a lot harder for your opponent to block, and a lot of the time they won't.

Pauper also has access to several free spells. Gitaxian Probe and Mutagenic Growth are the two best ones for this deck, but there's also Gut Shot .

pkbabyboi on Optimized Rakdos, Lord of Riots

3 months ago

have you considered running Gut Shot instead of bolt?

DashJovis1 on

4 months ago

Hmm... No. It might work over Flame Slash , Lightning Axe , or Magmatic Sinkhole in metas with lots of planeswalkers (if I ran 4 Lightning Bolt ). Hitting faces is nice, because it doesn't require targets. But I'm fine targeting creatures. Gut Shot and Lava Dart both help you cast an extra spell each to trigger a Phoenix or a Thing in the Ice  Flip, and help facilitate the turn 3 opening. I'm not sure which is better, but I'm leaning on Gut Shot on account of phyrexian mana.

SirChris39 on

4 months ago

Would Lava Spike be better over Lava Dart and Gut Shot

MurderForBrunch on Mathemagics! Stupidly odd combo deck!

5 months ago

Hi Cuickbrownfox1!

At first I included Grapeshot . Then I swapped it for Gut Shot because I thought no-mana was better, and it's quite similar having Thousand-Year Storm in play (because of course it's always in play haha). Now I'm thinking that it's probably better that than a 3rd copy of Comet Storm in Earthquake (copy-ish) to manipulate life totals, so I'll probably put Grapeshot in again.

Thanks a lot for commenting, and thanks a lot to dizzierabit for commenting as well! :D

Dragaan on Modern Green Stompy (100% competitive under $100)

5 months ago

While you are right that Gut Shot is less impactful than most of the board, it's not strictly worse than Dismember since it allows you to curve out while still having some interaction vs opponents that are playing important utility creatures like mana dorks. Can make a world of difference in certain match-ups like elves or sometimes vs affinity. I was turned on to the card by someone else (some pro player/streamer back a year or two ago). I was never a big fan of the card prior to that. But, yea, cards that allow you to still use all your mana AND curve out while still disrupting the opponent work exceptionally well in decks like stompy or little zoo, etc. The random reach is just icing.

However, I do agree with you that it's probably the least impactful (certainly least sexy) of the cards in the board I used up above. I've noticed the meta (both local and online) is quite different than when I last played a lot back in 2016-ish and I haven't been getting as much use out of the card as I once did. I actually don't have it in my paper deck atm. It is replaced by a Prey Upon , but that is only because I do not have a 3rd Dismember. A lot of this is due to how often I run into UR Phoenix and specifically Thing in the Ice  Flip.

Thanks for the suggestions. I mentioned Garruk's Companion in the description. I see why some people run it in the super aggressive versions but I feel the extra health on Tusker, esp for evolving Experiment One's but also just for allowing me to attack into more creatures and working better when you have Rancor on the card just makes it a more effective creature overall. I do see why some people still like and run the card, though.

Although I have not mentioned much here, you will see that just the other day I discussed many of your points/suggestions on this deck's comments section - Lushy bushy (as well as a few other points). I also discussed some of these same points with this deck's author - Big Green Daddies.

The ones I don't mention, from Nettle Sentinel down, I believe are not impactful enough to be run in a competitive Stompy list atm. Similar cards would be Prowling Serpopard , Great Sable Stag , Witchstalker , etc. (although these are all 3-mana examples). I believe the modern green Stompy list is just too tight to include cards like that anymore, esp now that Dryad Militant is almost required and we're gonna want at least 2 (probably 3, or even 4 for some people) Collector Ouphe in the board.

Thank you for your comment!

Stump1187 on Saheeli divergent combo

5 months ago

Meant to say Gut Shot as Gitaxian Probe is sorcery... sorry.

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