Seismic Assault

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Tenth Edition Rare
Eighth Edition Rare
Seventh Edition Rare
Exodus Rare

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Seismic Assault

Enchantment

Discard a land card: Seismic Assault deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

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Seismic Assault Discussion

GeminiSpartanX on Parable of the Bird and the Frog (Swan Assault)

6 days ago

I like the singleton Lightning Storm as a 5th Seismic Assault of sorts. I also like the idea of just maindecking the lab man. However, I think that a 2nd Molten Vortex is a strict upgrade to Flame Jab due to the extra damage per land discarded. I also don't think bolt is as good in the MD as 2-3 Serum Visions to help fix lands and find combo pieces. Your enchantments should be sufficient to control the board enough in game 1 I think. The bolts do add extra reach, but the ideal draw doesn't leave you with open mana on turn 4 when you want to combo off, so visions might get the nod methinks. Or just add more lands :)

GeminiSpartanX on Day Traders: The official buyout ...

6 days ago

Dorotheus- What is the 5 drop creature that Seismic Assault works with?

Phaetion- Yes, it does seem like that card has been bought out on tcgplayer, although I'm not sure why someone would do that since it only sees occasional EDH play.

criscofieldsforever on Zada's Hedron Mirror

6 days ago

Like the changes! Saw a Seismic Swans deck the other day and it was funny. Treasure Hunt up lands then ping Swans of Brynagoll (however you spell it) draw more and kill your opponent when you got enough lands in hand. The Seismic Assault reminded me of that.

Dorotheus on Day Traders: The official buyout ...

6 days ago

Colossus of Sardia that got bought out is only the paper Antiquities version strictly because it is from that set.

Through the Breach with A LOT of potential creatures is just really good, let alone you can cast the card for 2RR if you understand how to correctly.

If the turn 4 rule is upheld in modern, Seismic Assault is likely to be a format considerate card, since it works with a 4 drop and 5 drop creature, so there is redundancy to be had.

KingOfZendikar on Should I sell my Seismic ...

6 days ago

My question is should I hold onto my Seismic Assaults or sell. They jumped up 233% and have leveled.

GeminiSpartanX on Day Traders: The official buyout ...

6 days ago

Seismic Assault has more than doubled in price since yesterday. Likely due to content creators posting about the seismic swan deck that won Idaho states. TCG Link

Linkdude74 on Gitrog Loam

1 week ago

Hey thanks for the up vote and the suggestions. My orginal version actually played Birds of Paradise and Sylvan Caryatid but I found that even though it sped things up a little, they always immediately died to bolt or path etc. and I never even got to tap them for mana. So I decided on more control. I'm actually probably going to up the main board Abrupt Decay, as the deck could use more control. And hopefully I'll open a Damnation in MM3. I'll consider Grim Flayer getting a spot, though a little unsure of it in this deck. Definitely a good thought. And while I like the Seismic Assault combo, I may change it to Molten Vortex due to easier color requirements and while it doesn't go pseudo infinite, it's easier to consistently damage people.

Jumpnshootman on Over 100 Damage on Turn 2 using Snow?!

2 weeks ago

musicman3310, In Playtesting, I found that there are actually a few problems with the deck. For one, this is a $300 version of a $20 gimmick deck. Game Wise, you could wiff on the mulligans when trying to start the game with a Treasure Hunt, and I believe you'll only have a 88% chance of starting the game with one if I'm remembering correctly. What you mentioned is correct. Not having large Treasure Hunts hurt us significantly, but in actuality, this is less of an issue for us than the other versions of this deck.

Zombie Infestation needs about 20 lands in hand for you to spawn 10 zombies (you'll most likely still need this many zombies for dealing with blockers, but Contested War Zone gives us lethal damage with only needing 14 lands in hand).

Seismic Assault still has the same ratio of damage per discard (2 per land), and it doesn't need the Mouth of Ronom for Spellskite. The downside is that it is tripple red to cast. this means more lands on the battlefield and an extra turn of us trying to stay alive. It's easier for us to have the extra lands we would have needed to cast this just stay in our hands for lightning storm's redirect ability.

Conflagrate is another option, and gets around counter spell, but requires about double the lands as this due to it's damage per discard ratio being halved.

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