Gut Shot

Gut Shot


( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

Gut Shot deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal

Gut Shot occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.22%

Gut Shot Discussion

Spell_Slam on How to lose friends in 3 turns

2 weeks ago

This deck got hit with so many bans through the years (despite it never being the problem). I've been trying to recoup my paper deck into something playable. This seems like a great start.

At this point, I would think about running all 4 Mutagenic Growths. Free spells are the bread and butter of the deck.

In the same vein, I was considering playing a playset of Gut Shot. It's basically a free 4 damage spell with Kiln Fiend.

I was also thinking about adding Lava Dart, which is an additional 7 damage for 1 mana and 1 mountain.

What do you think of these cards? Anything worth running?

multimedia on Kalamax Storm

3 weeks 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.

WhatevWorks on What happens if I stifle ...

1 month ago

I have a Nine Lives on the battlefield with 8 incarnation counters and someone casts Gut Shot targeting me. Nine Lives gets the ninth incarnation counter and the lose the game trigger goes on the stack, whereupon I Stifle it.

When, if ever, will another lose the game trigger go on the stack? Does the card check how many counters it has as a state-based action, whenever it gets a counter, when the counters tick from 8 to 9, or is it something else entirely?

SteelSentry on Best MTG stories

1 month ago

In an EDH pod, we were down to 3 people. The person to my left was playing Oloro and had a Mycosynth Lattice and a Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge which he had just plussed for 22, and the person to my right had a Nevinyrral's Disk. I ended up winning at 1 life, by suspending a Greater Gargadon forcing my opponent to crack the Disk. Even with a 9 power attacker, however, it took 6-7 turns to kill the Oloro artifact player with combat damage, and was a Gut Shot away from losing the entire time.

cyeRunner on Izzet Prowess - Modern

1 month ago

Stormwing Entity is the new addition from M21, maybe you want to try it out; using Gut Shot and Manamorphose to enable it.

Destroyerbirb on 【BEST】【BUDGET】【DECK!】▷ Incinerator Burn! ◁ M21

1 month ago

Good job going 5-0. Very good deck, and Chandra's Incinerator is such an undervalued card.

I would maybe add some Gut Shots to make it easier to get out Chandra's Incinerator.

Keep it up!

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Collective Bloodletting


You can't spend mana to cast this spell.

Target opponent loses 4 life.

Instantly going in every Burn deck ever. You pay 6 life to cost your opponent 4? Yes!!! Gut Shot, but better?

Another alt-casting cost spell

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