Sudden Shock


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters Uncommon
Time Spiral Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Sudden Shock


Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't cast spells or activate abilities that aren't mana abilities.)

Sudden Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

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Sudden Shock Discussion

Metamorphic1992 on Modern Goblins

1 week ago

Exquisite Firecraft is just meant to be an uncounterable finisher against blue b.c when they can't counter my goblins due to Cavern of Souls, they save for my noncreature spells so I board out Atarka's Command for it. There's Sudden Shock as an a cheaper alternative but it's only half the dmg for 1 less red mana. I didn't think it would be enough.

m0x on Finding New Treasures: UR Delver

2 weeks ago

Have you considered Roast and Flame Slash over Spite of Mogis in the sideboard? They seem more consistent / reliable.

Monastery Swiftspear looks like a good fit for this deck. I feel like you might want one more creature.

Sudden Shock seems a lot better as a sideboard card now that Infect is less prevalent.

Xinofos on How can I hold all these goblins!?!

2 weeks ago

euananddalesaccount: I thought so. :)

emrakulinsmugglers: Krenko, Mob Boss was in a old build, but it was too slow. I do want to play around with Zada, Hedron Grinder, but not in this deck. The goal is to do as much damage as I can, as fast as I can, and any Zada is just too slow. Shock is simply not as strong and there isn't anything I want to drop for it. Sudden Shock was a different story before the last banning, but even then that was SB tech vs infect (which I can outrace anyway). I thank you for the suggestions though. :)

acbooster on How does SPLIT SECOND and ...

1 month ago

Remember to link cards in your question.

Isochron Scepter
Sudden Shock (for an example of a Split Second card that can be imprinted by the scepter)

Split Second will only stop players from casting spells and activating abilities while it is on the stack. Once the spell resolves, players are free to cast spells and activate abilities again, following any and all timing restrictions.

While this isn't the place for asking for suggestions for decks and interactions, putting Silence or Orim's Chant under a Scepter will stop an opponent from being able to cast more spells once it resolves.

MidgeRub on Burns When I Pee

2 months ago

For SB possibilities, not sure your meta but if people play Kor Firewalker on you, Reality Hemorrhage or Pyrite Spellbomb would be good for mono red. If you're seeing infect or affinity Id consider Sudden Shock and Searing Blood could also be good. Relic of Progenitus is probably your best option for graveyard shenanigans as it cycles itself (hopefully into damage). Exquisite Firecraft is good for control players, and Molten Rain can do alot of damage to the 3 color decks. If there's alot of Swarming decks, maybe consider Volcanic Fallout, Anger of the Gods, Flamebreak or even Blasphemous Act depending on the type of swarm. Also Dragon's Claw if you are seeing the mirror match. Hope any of this helps!

NieJacek on Modern Infect (G/U) 2017

2 months ago

True, but since I'm yet to have the Spellskite which I know would be useful I need something for stuff like Sudden Shock and with mana dorks I can put out a Wild Defiance T2

NieJacek on Modern Infect (G/U) 2017

2 months ago

Learned the hard way about Sudden Shock, Added 2x Wild Defiance for stuff like this, removed Blossoming Defense from mainboard moved to 2x SB, Cut Apostle's Blessing in half added Distortion Strike for this and 4x Groundswell for testing because I felt I was lacking some pumps.

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