Seismic Spike

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom 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
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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Seismic Spike

Sorcery

Destroy target land. Add (Red)(Red) to your mana pool.

Seismic Spike Discussion

lagotripha on Landstorm

1 year ago

Incendiary Command is a decent budget upgrade with a lot of versatility. Pentad Prism is amazing. Seismic Spike is interesting, but a little weak. Volcanic Upheaval's instant speed can be very nice in more control-focussed deck variants.

Loreshadow on Jaya's Magical Shotgun (Wizard Control)

1 year ago

Yep. I can. Kicker is apparently an optional cost that can be done after a free cast.

Rules Question Answer

So, as a Living Lore fanatic, this is good news. :)

Throw in a Renowned Weaponsmith, a Quicksilver Amulet + Living Lore + Twincast, or an Imprinted Artifact that cast be Imprinted for 3 on a previous turn, and then duped with Pyromancer's Goggles. Giving the spell Rebound would also work. I forget which card did that. Maybe a Chandra Planeswalker or something. She a Reverberate loyalty ability of some kind. I typically only mix red and blue when I want to mass replicate a single spell into a one-shot kill. Pinging with a bunch of small attacks seems like a lot of work and I'm way too lazy for that. :p

Last time I did this was in Standard using Living Lore, Howl of the Horde, and Arrow Storm. But Imprinting and Copying with Artifacts should work here too. Though I guess Mono-Red could throw in Living Lore if they used a Quicksilver Amulet themselves. But then Generator Servant and Howl of the Horde did pretty well on their own for rushing a Living Lore. Of course, using Pyromancer's Goggles on a 2 copy spell like Howl of the Horde means there's 5 versions of the next spell cast. So if you cast just a 4 damage spell like Exquisite Firecraft, then it becomes a fatal strike. But, Fight with Fire when used at that point would most likely still kill because the opponent would most likely be wounded by their own lands or a previous creature or red spell. So the 9 mana wouldn't actually be required. Just 5 mana. Not a bad cost for a winning shot. While there are cheaper spells, they don't scale up to kill with a single copy. They don't let you finish an opponent who is at half health. They don't keep card draw/casting down. And take up more room in your deck. Especially if you want a low damage card and a high damage card. This card is a two for one. It also puts in place a system which can be abused by other spells, giving your deck more versatility. Throw in some Seismic Spike cards to shift the mana game around so you can follow up with a kicked Fight with Fire. Lots of choices here.

So... a went a bit off the rails here I think. :p

MohenjoDaro on Manna down!

1 year ago

Sinkhole might work well. If you had blue, I'd suggest Boomerang but 3 color decks aren't the best. Seismic Spike is also a lower cmc card (since it adds mana back to your mana pool).

One or two Dwarven Driller might work for damage or land hate.

If you have lands you don't need, Army Ants or Raze can work.

Currently the land hate seems a bit too situational for what deck you're going against (Eg. Active Volcano and Boil). I would add more fast defense so you have time to get to the land hate.

DexRain on Friends? What friends? (land destruction)

1 year ago

I've been plotting to put together a B/R land destruction deck myself for awhile, look into Icefall, Roiling Terrain, and Seismic Spike

Price of Glory would probably work well in here too, and maybe sideboard some Lava Blister

feyn_do_alduin on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

1 year ago

so. aside from some upgrades like;

Traverse the Outlands, Perilous Forays, Ramunap Excavator, Crop Rotation, Hour of Promise, Tempt with Vengeance, Song of the Dryads

I'm looking at a few different options for my LD package;

Decimate, Volcanic Offering (good because they can't hit your stuff), Frenzied Tilling, Shivan Harvest, Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, Roiling Terrain, Ruination, Seismic Spike

I'd like to know what you think, perhaps you've some choice cards I've missed

StoryArcher on Two routes for Mono-Red Land ...

2 years ago

This would be a 'creatureless' version I might consider...

I'm starting to think that looks pretty interesting. Crack the Earth could be potentially devastating, especially against those white creatures with ProtRed. Red Sun's Zenith gives me a potentially recurring finisher and if it comes down to it would at least theoretically keep me from decking myself.

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