Psionic Blast

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Psionic Blast

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Psionic Blast deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.

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Psionic Blast Discussion

Darthseniar92 on Esper Delver

1 month ago

Painful Truths no, although it is relatively solid. Lingering Souls I've thought about but decided to run Psionic Blast instead

Darthseniar92 on Esper Delver

1 month ago

Also, 2x Psionic Blast itself is 8 direct damage, but with Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip and Snapcaster Mage it can become a potential 16 points of direct damage. Also also, Jace allows me to flashback sorcery spells like Supreme Verdict without losing a Snapcaster Mage

MythicCorgi on 5-color Tribal Flames Burn

1 month ago

Wheres the Psionic Blast man? It's not really five color burn without psionic blast.

maxon on Swing X In The Air

3 months ago

IlGuale I hadn't seen that list. I like the idea of running Psionic Blast though. I don't know if Smuggler's Copter is what I want to run in my build, but I added it to the maybeboard for careful consideration after I get some playtime with this build. Watching his videos made me happy to see fliers working. Thanks for the comment and vote :)

MaximumNoobage on Merely an Illusion

3 months ago

If you have trouble getting those last few hits in, Psionic Blast is a super satisfying way to close out a game.

Oloro_Magic on Prison Stall

3 months ago

I think eldrazi tron really shows the value of Ensnaring Bridge, a card I really think you want still. The ability to stop them from attacking is very valuable and if are then able to get out Elspeth, Sun's Champion you have a win-con, though an alternate win-con could be valuable with this strategy for example Psionic Blast or Approach of the Second Sun. If living end is popping up then I can't stress enough the importance of finally reworking the sideboard finally to include the necessary hate you need for your meta, namely graveyard hate like Rest in Peace and Relic of Progenitus for control and living end.

In my opinion, Chalice of the Void is another important card for prison but seems out of your range and can be played without.

IlGuale on Best Budget <50

3 months ago

Hello and welcome! First thing, mind your budget: Affinity is relatively cheap compared to other Tier 1 deck, but you have to be prepared to spend a lot of money for playsets of its best cards like Mox Opal and Arcbound Ravager if you want to upgrade your budget list. Btw, if you are interested Magic Aids published a good Tempered Steel build, slightly different from the usual because it is mono-white and uses cards from Kaladesh and Aether Revolt which are easy to find in any LGS.

I would also suggest you to take a look at some alternatives i personally prefer to those you proposed and are competitive for their price:

-Mono-G Elves; upgradable in Elves combo, Gb Elves or Gw Elves. You won't snowball as fast without Collected Company, but the budget alternatives make you sufficently fast the majority of time. Only problem i had with it is i couldn't find Elvish Archdruid, Joraga Warcaller or Ezuri, Renegade Leader at my LGS because Elves are quite popular as a tribe and you too could have problem in that sense.

-Mono-Black Control; upgradable to Mono-B devotion, BG Rock, BR control, Jund and Abzan. A personal favourite, black already has removals, hand disruption, board wipes, card advantage and win conditions on its own. It can be built in a lot of ways from classic devotion (Budget Mono-Black Devotion) to Black Panharmonicon (https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-83-40-tix-modern-mono-black-panharmonicon), through midrange Competitive Mono Black Midrange on a Budget or my little project Midrange? No, midnight.).

-BW Tokens or BW Aristocrats. These are both decks with a fairly cheap core and a solid upgrade path for the rest of the deck. Their competitive advantage in the current metagame is that they are resilient to removal and aggro strategies. Neither is a T1 deck, but sometimes someone takes down a tournament with them and they are fun.

-Mono-B vehicles; a sweet list proposed few months ago by SaffronOlive. Here is the article with the matches he played: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-84-50-tix-mono-black-vehicles-modern.

-Mono-U Hatebirds; another recent, juicy build by SaffronOlive. Article with matches is here: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-81-24-tix-favorable-winds-modern. Both lists revolve around one of modern strongest but less played card, Smuggler's Copter, to support an aggressive plan, able to race even with format's top tier. A problem you can have assembling this list in particular is that, after the article was published, Psionic Blast's price spiked. It happens every time Seth builds a succesful list and it is already going back, but you can still have some problem finding and buying copies, so i had to tell you.

Memphismaymagic5 on

4 months ago

Duuland, thanks for the comment. You are right, counters don't solve everything so I really want a Thing in the Ice  Flip in my opening hand or draw it as soon as possible. If an opponent can land a few creatures it is game over because mono-blue lacks good removal. Perhaps I should add Psionic Blast or Dismember, at least in the sideboard? Cavern of Souls is a big threat indeed, thanks for notifying that. I'll add some more copies of Ghost Quarter.

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