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Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
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Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper Legal

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Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

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Shock Discussion

pax.wellington on Combustible Disintegration

12 hours ago

plakjekaas I'm building a deck similar to this using Sin Prodder and Combustible Gearhulk for their top deck-burn abilities. If you like this mechanic maybe consider Sorin, Grim Nemesis as another 6-CMC finisher. You could easily splash the , especially with 4x Renegade Map.

Anyway, in terms of general feedback:

  • Bomat Courier isn't great for card draw. He works with Key to the City to avoid dying in combat, but usually eats a Shock or something before you're ready to cash in.

  • Gonti, Lord of Luxury is one of my favourite cards. Super fun, super cool dude that's really good at deterring attacks, so you can slow the game down (better for you). He also messes with your opponents head not knowing what you took or bottomed haha. See how I used him in (YORE) OUT OF CONTROL. If you own some, put them in!

  • Eternal Scourge is a hidden gem that has narrow but solid applications. Your description was spot on, so maybe add in 1 or 2 and see how they go for you. It's a recurring 3/3 dummy (much like Prized Amalgam) so despite the cool interactions, it might not be what you want/enough.

  • Collective Defiance isn't great here (despite being a very strong card). With these 'punisher' decks you want the opposite scenario. In that, you want to reveal an expensive spell (for the burn) that you can then cast for cheaper (e.g. Bedlam Reveler). That's why any Escalate card isn't great because they will make you bin it every time.

With that in mind, maybe look at some of the other mechanics that make casting costs cheaper (e.g. Improvise, Emerge, etc). They are super strong with Sin Prodder and Combustible Gearhulk, and Sorin, Grim Nemesis as well.

Good luck dude! Nice deck +1

lbsmooth0850 on R/B Aggro

1 day ago

Dwarflord, as I have been testing, I also realized that Weldfast Engineer is by far disgusting in this type of deck. I did catch people off guard with Mindwrack Demon in testing when i was in GP Orlando and he did put in work but at the same time, with all the artifacts I have in the deck, Weldfast Engineer just hits much harder. Liliana, the Last Hope did well for me against mardu vehicles and in some cases against any version of g/b game 1 since i ran the 4 Shock that put all of their creatures in range to get killed at the end step. She is better off in the sideboard in my opinion where as there could be better options for the deck.The 4 Shock main was clutch for me against 4 color saheeli since everytime they had or went for the combo i was able to shock it in response and kill them. So in testing, I will just go back to
Weldfast Engineer and Forerunner of Slaughter since i opened a 3rd Heart of Kiran which with those creatures hit incredibly hard and low to the ground. I do like the split between 2/2 Shock and Fatal Push but knowing me I like to burn out my opponents and depending on which match up im playing, id rather have the ability to burn you out that way, when it comes to the sideboard i'll just switch them out appropriately for which match up i'm playing against. Chandra, Torch of Defiance also proved her worth as being too good in most matches and will be looking to get a couple more to add to the deck.

Boza on Why Standard is not as ...

1 day ago

Even Shock or Grasp of Darkness or Harnessed Lightning with 1 energy in the tank or Unlicensed Disintegration or even Implement of Combustion is an answer to the CopyCat combo, but that does not make it less opressive.

But Dispel is an answer to all of those and that sucks, since you need more mana than them to asnwer thier combo than they need to answer your answer.

The answers vs threats is too imbalanced in favor of threats. Literally every standard standard deck is a midrange deck of some sorts with either aggressive or combo finishers. There has not even been a burn/monored viable deck since Kaladesh dropped! That is how low standard has gotten.

Supahpikmin on colossus on the throne

2 days ago

I'm going to agree with seshiro on cutting the lense-pyxis combo. Yes, it helps you sort through your deck, but if you only have one or the other on the feild you're not going to be getting much done. On another note, you are really going to have to cut back on the late game just a tad. You need some way to stop opponents from setting up unstoppable boards while you create yours. MindStone is one of my favorite cards for ramp because it comes out T2 and can be sacrificed later for draw power. Immolating Glare or Celestial Flare can help stop attackers, and Slumbering Dragon can deter them in the first place. Rootborn Defenses can help keep your tokens alive, while adding another one onto the board.

Basically, here are the cards I recommend you take out:

  • -1 Assemble the Legion
  • -4 Lens of Clarity
  • -4 Pyxis of Pandemonium
  • I don't know about Madcap Experiment because you have no way to compensate for the life you could lose. I'd drop both and just find another card to fetch your artifacts.

This leaves between 9 and 11 spaces for you to add cards in. My suggestions:

mhaywood03 on Artifice

3 days ago

authority of consuls Fragmentize and even Shock would be good for saheeli combo and other pester decks. Would rec Shock the highest tho wouldn't wanna splash too many colours makes the deck a little less consistent

ColFrogfoot on Mono Red Vampire Help W/ Sideboard Pls

4 days ago

You need Shock in the sideboard for saheeli decks. And you need something big for control decks in the sideboard. For example Goldnight Castigator is good for control decks and good vs saheeli since if you die to saheeli you are going to die anyway you dont care about taking double damage.

thechristopherson on Izzet Fevered Dynavolt

5 days ago

Skymage, try a combination of Wandering Fumarole, Spirebluff Canal, and Highland Lake over the Evolving Wilds and a couple of basics. Flooding is a huge problem, and I wouldn't run more than 22 or 23 with as much card draw as you have. I'd try to add some more counters like Horribly Awry or Void Shatter. I'd try to go up to 4 Gearhulks, because they make the deck. The rest of the creatures should go to live in the board, otherwise they just turn on all of your opponent's removal. Finally, I would add in some Shocks, since 2 damage + a tower ping answers both Gideon and Heart of Kiran. Just my two cents.

Zacoly on Standard Red deck

5 days ago

You look like you could use Shock and Murder in your sideboard

Prophetic Ravings or Stensia Banquet in the mainboard

And Evolving Wilds or Mortuary Mire or Cinder Barrens to spice up the lands.

Best of luck with it tonight!!!

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