Shock

Shock

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Shock deals 2 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Common
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Battlebond (BBD) Common
Aether Revolt (AER) Common
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Common
Magic 2014 (M14)
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Onslaught (ONS) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Starter 2000 (S00) Common
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Common
Stronghold (STH) Common
Promo Set (000) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Common

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Shock occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Modern:

All decks: 0.06%

Standard:

All decks: 0.93%

Red: 9.02%

Rakdos: 4.51%

Shock Discussion

Sedohr on A Thousand Burns

16 hours ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I posted an update with some changes I made after playing a bit more. I tested some of the cards suggested as well to varying success.

Carnival / Carnage just feels out of place in the deck if I can't potentially use the second option. The combo of 1 to creature/planeswalker and 1 to player could combo sometimes for Chandra's Spitfire, but in most cases a Shock does the same or better. With burning the player I want as much damage as possible to kill them quickly, and 1 damage generally won't take out a planeswalker unless the opponent is being greedy. I'm actually tempted to remove Chandra's Outrage for a spell with more singular damage. In the same scenario the combo of hitting creature+player can combo for Chandra's Spitfire, but I'm finding I am losing more to creatures with toughness 5+ that I can't get around since all my burn spells cap at 4 damage.

Collision / Colossus would be a decent sidedeck card if I note they are going heavy on flyers since it does 6 damage. Otherwise I'm generally better off with my other burn spells since they are more versatile and allow me to target more options.

Chandra, Flame's Fury isn't a bad option, but the 6 CMC is restrictive on this deck. Generally I'll cap at 4 mana, so I would struggle to play this card without more mana ramp elsewhere such as Runaway Steam-Kin. At that point the deck focus is shifting away from power 1 creatures to just burn, so I feel this would execute better in a more general burn based deck than power 1 creature aggression. Chandra, Acolyte of Flame feels like it would fit the deck better with lower cmc, creating 1 power creatures, and can bring back my spells since most are 3 cmc or less.

Electrostatic Field Actually got me a bit excited. The extra damage per spell would happen somewhat often as long as I have cards to play, but as the game goes on I'm top drawing more and run out of steam for it. I also thought it would trigger Cavalcade of Calamity, so if I ran out of spells I could attack and still trigger that for 1 damage. It's a defender though, so that's not an option sadly. Basically it was good early game and if I have Torbran, Thane of Red Fell that would get crazy real fast. Generally though later on I won't have spells to keep triggering it, and I would be better off with a power 1 creature to at least nibble or trigger Cavalcade of Calamity.

Electrodominance is tempting, but I feel it falls a bit short since the average CMC in the deck is so low. On average I would cast a 2cmc creature or spell with it, so in that case it's 4 mana to do 2 damage and play that 2cmc card. Not great compared to a shock which does it for 1 mana. If I get to 3 mana it starts to become okay, since that would do 3 damage and drop a 3 cmc creature or another burn spell for 5 mana total. That's pretty much were it caps though, as I only go up to 4 CMC and only have a few at that. For a 4 cmc spell it would cost 6 mana, and that would do 4 damage on top of dropping a 4 cmc creature/spell. That sounds pretty good, but not often in this deck since most are 1-2 cmc with a few 3. This seems like it would go much better in a pure red deck or blue/red. Maybe with something like Irencrag Feat and other high cmc creatures/spells.

For Anax, Hardened in the Forge the only real part that matches the deck theme is the on death ability for red creatures. The idea I had was if he is on the field and I have other 1/1, 1/2, etc I could be even more careless with the creatures. As they would trigger Cavalcade of Calamity, and when dying create a 1/1 satyr token which I could use the next turn for another trigger of Cavalcade of Calamity. The deck slots are kinda full so I'm having a hard time finding something to test it with, other than maybe removing Burning Prophet. I could see this working in a more general burn based deck too, since if we factor in a possible Torbran, Thane of Red Fell, those satyrs are doing 3 damage each.

For Torbran, Thane of Red Fell, I have another deck with legendary creatures in a similar fashion and usually land on 3. The reason are I'd rather draw him in most games and have an extra than not at all, because as mid game comes he can help push the final nail in the coffin or give me some extra teeth if I'm running low on creatures. Additionally he is a high priority target, so if the enemy deck has any type of removal he is likely going to get removed within a turn or two. In that case, I would rather be more likely to draw another to get on the field. In my play time so far as well, I still have a decent amount of games where I don't even draw him at 3x in the deck. Although that's more just the shuffle because I've had all 3 show up in my starting hand sometimes too and force a mulligan from me.

Boza on Water World

1 day ago

The bonus of the LD spells are that they ramp you and thin the deck. So, playing big dudes as wincons is a good idea. -4 demolish + 4 Thermokarst - 3 Shock and -1 Rampant Growth + 4 Aurochs Herd as a big dude of choice.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Naya burn

2 days ago

The only spell it can otherwise cast is Shock. Unfortunately, most of the 1-mana burn spells have cmc 3.

Requillias on Korvold Commander

5 days ago

Deck Upgrades:

Creature Upgrade

To remove: Aggressive Mammoth, Byway Courier Chittering Witch, Footlight Fiend,Gluttonous Troll,Gruul Spellbreaker, Judith, the Scourge Diva,Keeper of Fables, Ogre Siegebreaker, Primordial Wurm, Rapacious Dragon, Rubblebelt Rioters, Sengir Vampire, Spark Reaper, Sphinx of the Guildpact, Spikewheel Acrobat, Vindictive Vampire, Woodland Champion, Zhur-Taa Goblin

To add: Eternal Witness,Squee, the Immortal,Zulaport Cutthroat, Vexing Shusher, Goblin Matron, Munitions Expert, Krenko, Mob Boss, Warteye Witch, Sling-Gang Lieutenant, Goblin Trashmaster, Putrid Goblin, Dockside Extortionist, Arasta of the Endless Web, Creakwood Liege,Dragonlair Spider, Viscera Seer, Ayara, First of Locthwain, Pitiless Plunderer, Poison-Tip Archer, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Deathrite Shaman

Artefact Upgrade

To Remove: Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Witch's Oven, Bloodsoaked Altar, Golden Egg, Mask of Immolation, Rhonas's Monument

To add: Sol Ring, Arcane Signet,Lightning Greaves, Ashnod's Altar, Haunted Cloak, Skullclamp

Enchantment Upgrade:

To remove: Gift of Paradise, Warbriar Blessing, Wolfwillow Haven

To Add: Necrogenesis,Cindervines, Grave Pact, Grave Betrayal, Attrition

Sorcery Upgrade:

To Remove: Severed Strands, Taste of Death, Victimize

To Add: Unearth, Reanimate, Blood for Bones, Return from ExtinctionTerminate, Dreadbore, Hull Breach, Diabolic Intent

Instant Upgrade:

To Remove: Bake into a Pie, Heartfire, Murder, Return to Nature, Shock

To Add: Artifact Mutation, Putrefy, Guttural Response, Veil of Summer, Abrupt Decay, Assassin's Trophy

Greetings, Brian

Akromathia on Werewolves 30$ budget build

6 days ago

I would:

  1. Replace Prey Uponwith Moonlight Hunt: Superior speed, and superior damage output, without risking the loss of a unit. And I would also add 1-2 more copies to the main board.
  2. Replace Shockwith Lightning Bolt / Lightning Strike: Better damage output for (almost) the same mana.
  3. Lower mainboard Moonmistto 2 or 3 and replace them with Moonlight Hunt. The 1 or 2 other copies would be side boarded.
  4. Replace Ulrich of the Krallenhorde  Flip with Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip: Cheaper, almost as stronger and has greater impact on the battlefield (removal + life gain + token generator vs buffer + removal).
  5. Replace Wolfbitten Captive  Flipwith 2x Mayor of Avabruck  Flipand 1x Lambholt Pacifist  Flip.
  6. Replace 1x Geier Reach Bandit  Flipwith 1x Daybreak Ranger  Flip.
The Lands need some heavy rework. Having 22 is a good number, but you need to improve your chances to hit duals.
  1. 4x Game Trail
  2. 4x Rootbound Crag- Evolving Wilds or similar.
  3. 8x Forest
  4. 5x Mountain
  5. 1x Kessig Wolf Run (maybe make space for another)
Would you like some side board suggestions? Hope it helps, have a good day.

Boza on Pridemate counters - with Daxos ...

1 week ago

Daxos, Blessed by the Sun, Ajani's Pridemate, Linden, the Steadfast Queen

1/ Almost correct - you do not gain the counter immediately, but only after both the Daxos and the Pridemate abilities resolves. There are a few opportunities where the opponent can cast Shock on your pridemate prior to it receiving the counter.

2/ Yes, that is correct.

HambonezMTG on Izzet Prowess Wizards Aggro

1 week ago

I have a friend who runs this kind of deck and you should really think about this card Adeliz, the Cinder Wind. When you cast a spell, all your wizards will get +1/+1 and the Prowess will still apply. You can take huge advantage of it. Not to mention it is a Haste flying card too.

I would swap the Shock for Wizard's Retort to get some counter spells. Also think to get some Dive Down in your Sideboard.

FSims81 on Cavalcade of Anax

2 weeks ago

I would also consider Skewer the Critics over Shock only because you shouldn't have a problem dealing damage to your opponent and triggering the Spectacle cost to give you 3 damage instead of 2 for

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