Sudden Shock


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH 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

debook454 on EDH - Daretti's Art-Ifacts

4 weeks ago

M O R E I N S T A N T S P E E D R E M O V A L. Ya, uhhhh Lightning Bolt, Smelt, Sudden Shock, Reverberate or Reiterate, Starstorm, Incinerate, Flame Javelin, and Volcanic Fallout are some options. If some prick coughmecough is playing infinites, you better have a response.

LeaPlath on Delver of the Harsh Revel

1 month ago

You aren't playing any green. Cut your Steam Vents for a Taiga. Cut mainboarded Mindbreak Trap, Pyroblast, Sudden Shock and about 4 lands. You want a land base of 1 of each basic, 4 Volcs, 4 Wastelands and the rest fetches.

Delver of Secrets  Flip. Delver of Secrets  Flip, Monastery Swiftspear, Soul-Scar Mage, Stormchaser Mage, 14 creatures total is the standard line up. Eidolon of the Great Revel doesn't see play in Legacy delver because of brainstorm etc.

Cut Preordain for Probe. Playset of Bolt and Chain Lightning. 2 Price of Progress. 4 Daze.

clayperce on Serious Ponza

1 month ago

I love Gut Shot as sideboard tech in UG Infect, but in anything with actual Red, I prefer Sudden Shock or Lightning Bolt.

Siding out Beast Within? That's super-interesting! I have to confess I would never have thought of that .... I always think about pulling more in, I don't think I've ever thought about pulling any out! I think you just leveled me up ... yet again! :-)

I like the idea of another Bonfire of the Damned too. Three in the main is great (because I generally hate having one in my opening hand), but they're SO nice for killing mana-dorks ... I'll take a look!

Chameleon Colossus has been amazing. I've had 2-3 in mainboard for 30 matches now, and I'm 23-7 (77%). In the 30 matches before that, I was 17-13 (57%). Some of that is just beciuase I'm more comfortanble with the deck now, but a lot of it's Colossus. Also, this is just casual play (e.g., the Tournament Practice room and Friendly Leagues on MTGO, and pickup games/tournaments at my LGS), so your mileage may vary.

Colossus' protection from Black is of course great, but I think the real value is that it absolutely preys on people who don't RTFC ... I've frankly lost count of all the people who don't really 'get' the card until they declare no blocks and I pump to 8/8 (or twice now, 16/16). All props go to Spijker.

As always, thanks tons for the thoughts and tips. Draw well!

GabeCubed on The Muscle Man's Magnificent Magic Menagerie

2 months ago

From your thread before:

  1. Yeah, you need to drop that curve. 5 mana spells and burn don't work together.

  2. Not sure about that sideboard. They are consistently meta-dependent, so worry about that when you start playing with the deck.

  3. Burn seems fine (take out the Banefire though, it's not good here), you need more though. Magma Jet, Searing Blaze, Sudden Shock and Exquisite Firecraft are great options.

Just needs to be more streamline, that's my thoughts.

As an aside, Bedlam Reveler is an awesome addition. I suggest that, it's great.

Hope that helps! If you have any questions, ask away.

ShadeASP on Devoted druid and Vizier of ...

2 months ago

Yes this works exactly how you explained it. It seems like you understand already how this works but you were hoping it doesn't lol

If you try to answer (removal/damage/whatever) your opponent placing a -1/-1 counter on the Druid, then yes, your opponent can respond to your attempt to disrupt the combo by simply using the ability again. They will get whatever amount of mana they want, and creatures may die once your answer resolves, but they'll still have the mana.

You could try Sudden Death or Sudden Shock to kill the Druid, or you could even disrupt the combo for a turn by using Sudden Spoiling or Wipe Away, so anything with Split Second would help disrupt it, but in the absence of this, they would get the mana yes. If they can't use the mana immediately with a permanent on the battlefield and if they aren't holding an instant that would use it, Glorious End will help.

But yes, it is a very difficult-to-disrupt combo.

sylvannos on Splashing with Fire

2 months ago

I would concur with the others about your sideboard. Soulfire Grand Master really isn't what you want against aggro or in the mirror. Kor Firewalkers backed up by Path to Exile to deal with your opponents' Kor Firewalkers is where you want to go. You also want Path to Exile so you don't just scoop to a Wurmcoil Engine on turn 3 from a Tron player.

I'd probably change your sideboard to look something like:

1x Anger of the Gods
2x Deflecting Palm
4x Destructive Revelry
2x Exquisite Firecraft/Wear / Tear/Rest in Peace/Molten Rain/Sudden Shock/Relic of Progenitus
3x Kor Firewalker
3x Path to Exile

The other thing is, if you're not playing Tribal Flames, there's no reason to play a 4th. color for Bump in the Night. Lose those and go up to 4 Skullcracks and 4 Searing Blaze in the main.

You also don't want basic Forest because of how hungry your deck is for red mana. With Bump in the Night gone, you can cut your black sources and the Forest for additional Mountains or fetch lands.

If you are wanting to build up a Tribal Flames list, you play black for Bump in the Night and blue for Geist of Saint Traft. I play Tribal Zoo myself with Siege Rhino, Noble Hierarch, Tarmogoyf, and Wild Nacatl. I'll post my deck here if you want or you can find it in my profile.

GeminiSpartanX on Sun and Moon April 2017

2 months ago

How did your event go with this deck? I know I'm a little late commenting from your post in the Modern forum a few days ago, but the only change I could see you making with this deck is swapping out the 2 Kor Firewalkers and shaving a Sudden Shock for 3x Leyline of Sanctity to protect against both burn and discard instead of just burn. Death's Shadow running all the discard really hurts a deck like this that has only a few ways to draw cards.

clayperce on Get called a Dick Deck (Multi FNM Winner)

2 months ago

Welcome back to Modern!

I'm very new to Ponza (I'm MUCH more of an Infect player), so please take these comments with some healthy skepticism! There are (at least) two Merfolk decks at my second-favorite LGS but I have yet to play either. But I've been reading up/planning for the match-up, so here are some thoughts:

Bottom line: If I was boarding your deck against Fish, I'd try ...

Draw well!

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