Whenever a player plays a spell, Spellshock deals 2 damage to that player.
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|Tempest Remastered (TPR)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Spellshock occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
2 months ago
First, I'd run a bit more aggressive removal package.
- Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, and Winds of Abandon are all fantastic cards. All three are strong removal in either the early or late game, with the final one becoming an absolutely devastating sweeper. I'd get rid of Crib Swap and Pacifism.
- If she is having a problem with noncreature permanents and needs some removal that can deal with them, Generous Gift and Chaos Warp are generally better than Banishing Light.
- Blasphemous Act is a great way to reset the board while leaving mana open to cast a new threat.
Personally, I'd lean into a group slug theme--burn everyone equally, with the hope of buffing Anya. She's already running Manabarbs, which is a great option. Burning Earth is another great option. Spellshock can be quite powerful as well in some metas, providing everyone else is casting more spells per turn than she is (she has some large angels, so that's not infeasible).
Or, if she does not want to go a hyper-aggressive group-burn route, Red and White have some great ways to slow down the game. Stranglehold and Aven Mindcensor take away a lot of other deck's primary advantages. Blood Moon can be a nightmare to play around considering how common nonbasics are in EDH. Rest in Peace is an all-around good card and can even take out players if you combo it with Helm of Obedience.
Smothering Tithe is a great option for Ramp, something Boros is lacking and this deck in particular really wants.
2 months ago
Hey, nice overall concept, but I think you can be doing a lot more slugging :)
Harsh Mentor , Zo-Zu the Punisher , Ankh of Mishra , Spellshock can be more repeatable damage to your opponents and these cards are good in a large variety of deck matchups. Spellshock and Mentor can alone shut down infinite combos. Torbran, Thane of Red Fell makes Mogis do 4 damage instead of 2 each turn and he's good with other sources of damage especially Manabarbs since 3 damage is a lot more than 1 damage. Torbran and Loyal Subordinate with Mogis can increase the bleeding of your opponents.
Cards also can do damage to you which is good draw with Vilis, Broker of Blood and Vilis is busted with K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth . Sire Of Insanity can be a backbreaking effect in multiplayer Commander and it goes with the idea of gaining turns to bleed out your opponents. Sire is good with Bloodchief Ascension . Vilis and Sire are worth including a small reanimation package with some enablers to cheat them onto the battlefield.
Smoke is an underrated disruptive card for red. Not only is good to stop lots of attackers, but also mana dorks since an opponent can only untap one of them.
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
dingusdingo I haven't seen an ad nauseum in casual play since high school when the card came out. It is exceedingly rare for casual players to treat their life totals the same way competitive players are willing to do.
That said I have my Divine Decree deck where the win-con is Manabarbs , Twilight Prophet , Spellshock , etc. Casual play does see necropotence on occasion in my meta and a lot of phyrexian arena type effects. People do go from thinking " Painful Quandary is a silly card" to "where is my removal I'm about to get wrecked" when they are not careful.
3 months ago
This is tricky - I like it!
Though you've likely tackled this angle fairly well... The best repeatable ones on the list are Story Circle , Circle of Protection: Red / Rune of Protection: Red - and the slightly spicier Shieldmage Advocate , Protective Sphere / Righteous Aura .
Urza's Armor is decent if you're using things like Pyrohemia and is useful to a degree vs Spellshock or Pyrostatic Pillar (also have you got Eidolon of the Great Revel ?) Similarly the ult of Ajani Steadfast seems good.
3 months ago
I'm interested in creating a R/W/B bleed deck and need a little advice regarding the right ratio of cards.
What proportion of protection / pillow fort cards should I keep to damage? Do you have any other suggestions for this?
4 months ago
You might like these: Ronin Cliffrider , Angrath's Marauders , Gratuitous Violence , Knollspine Dragon , Burning Earth , Manabarbs , Grenzo's Ruffians , Insult , Spellshock , Battle Strain , Embermaw Hellion , Prophetic Flamespeaker , Berserkers' Onslaught , Sulfuric Vortex , Impact Tremors , Quest for Pure Flame
4 months ago
You might like these: Ronin Cliffrider , Gratuitous Violence , Knollspine Dragon , Burning Earth , Manabarbs , Grenzo's Ruffians , Quest for Pure Flame , Spellshock , Battle Strain , Prophetic Flamespeaker , Berserkers' Onslaught , Immolation Shaman , Sulfuric Vortex , Siege-Gang Commander , Elemental Mastery