Gut Shot


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Common
New Phyrexia 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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0.28 TIX $0.62 Foil


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Gut Shot Discussion

TheRedGoat on Tandem-Alchemist

2 days ago

Okay, so I realize Manamorphose is fairly unique in its effect, but why not also run red mana granting spells like Battle Hymn or Pyretic Ritual? Also why not run Gut Shot as another "free" spell?

inkfourblood on grixis truth fiend

1 week ago

I feel you are correct about the swiftspear/delver switch. I also think 3 cyclops and 4 fiends might be a bit better. feels like at least two Distortion Strike would help as well. Serum Visions and Inquisition of Kozilek are in the mail at the moment. Maybe cut the Gut Shot for Desperate Ritual and/or Temur Battle Rage. Kinda not looking foward to buying into a whole new mana base for a deck that will mostly get played casually in multiplayer games. so i will most likely keep that part very budget but i feel like some of the new cycle lands couldnt hurt. and maybe even a Death's Shadow or two for when things get iffy..?

rjphilla on Another Prowess....

1 week ago


Free spell, triggers prowess and fixes mana. But no room? I've been playing it for a while too, yoy need it. I'm even considering adding Gut Shot. Good luck.

ej133 on Cloaked Under the Shadow of Death

1 week ago

Well, I believe some Street Wraith instead of Reunion or Whispers would be more consistent.

Also, Gut Shot is very nice with Death's Shadow.

thetrueninjasheep on Prowess of Blue outthinks the few

1 week ago

My suggestions to make it top tier: cut the Blue for White, black, and green, put in Death's Shadow, Gut Shot, Mishra's Bauble, Traverse the Ulvenwald, Tarmogoyf, Tarfire, and some Lilianas. Then, fix up the mana base with some fetches and shocks. Done! =D

Juha on Footsteps of Rakdos Lord

2 weeks ago

Oh man, CheapDecks101, you couldn't be more wrong. If this is the 1,000th time you say this I don't quite know what we're going to do with you sir.

  • Can you cast Shock on turn 1 when your opponent has no creatures?

  • Can you cast Shock turn 2 with Pyroclasm to deal 2 damage to all and 4 to one creature?

  • Can you cast Shock turn 4 to deal damage to a player and then cast Rakdos, Lord of Riots?

...And if you're thinking that it's always better to cast spells instant speed at the end of your opponents turn - then I can tell you that this is not a control deck.

Shock is a strictly worse Lightning Bolt. Seal of Fire is more similar to Gut Shot, which I have considered to this deck.

clayperce on Serious Ponza

3 weeks ago

I love Gut Shot as sideboard tech in UG Infect, but in anything with actual Red, I prefer Sudden Shock or Lightning Bolt.

Siding out Beast Within? That's super-interesting! I have to confess I would never have thought of that .... I always think about pulling more in, I don't think I've ever thought about pulling any out! I think you just leveled me up ... yet again! :-)

I like the idea of another Bonfire of the Damned too. Three in the main is great (because I generally hate having one in my opening hand), but they're SO nice for killing mana-dorks ... I'll take a look!

Chameleon Colossus has been amazing. I've had 2-3 in mainboard for 30 matches now, and I'm 23-7 (77%). In the 30 matches before that, I was 17-13 (57%). Some of that is just beciuase I'm more comfortanble with the deck now, but a lot of it's Colossus. Also, this is just casual play (e.g., the Tournament Practice room and Friendly Leagues on MTGO, and pickup games/tournaments at my LGS), so your mileage may vary.

Colossus' protection from Black is of course great, but I think the real value is that it absolutely preys on people who don't RTFC ... I've frankly lost count of all the people who don't really 'get' the card until they declare no blocks and I pump to 8/8 (or twice now, 16/16). All props go to Spijker.

As always, thanks tons for the thoughts and tips. Draw well!

Bovine073 on Serious Ponza

3 weeks ago

It's because of decks like Bant Eldrazi (aka running Hierarch) that I have a Gut Shot in the board. I generally SB out Beast Within against them as well. The fourth bonfire from my board is also a game-changer sometimes. Has Chameleon Colossus worked that well for you? I feel like our matchups against black midrange strategies are already pretty good. But, swinging in with an 8/8 on T5 does sound fun...

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