Heat Stroke

Heat Stroke


At end of combat, destroy each creature that blocked or was blocked this turn.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Heat Stroke Discussion

FormOverFunction on Are there any old cards …

2 months ago

I’m sort of surprised Heat Stroke isn’t used more. I know it’s too slow for red burn, but I would assume token decks would get value from it (my goblin deck certainly does). Artificer's Hex is an all-time favorite of mine for my haunted house deck. Equipment cards bug me almost as much as planeswalkers so I love messing with them. It’s strong because it doesn’t outright destroy it, so GY recursion doesn’t save it. It’s weak (but more fair) because the player can still choose to use it if it’s worth the creature dying, which makes the play more engaging. Similar to equipment, other artifacts are so core to Standard EDH Decks(tm) that something like Corrosion can jack up a 4-player game big time. Clearly, I get a great deal of enjoyment out of dragging other players back to 1996 by destroying their insane swords and 1/3 flying first strike 1cmc creatures (or whatever). Giant Oyster is far from flashy, but killing things (even fliers!) with -1 toughness is strong, and especially brutal if they have to watch it happen over five non-untapping turns. (Note: sorry if you’ve looked at my decks before, I’m obviously just scrolling through them at this point) Walking Sponge can sometimes make wild swings in momentum in multiplayer. Hilarious. Homarid Spawning Bed produces so many tokens that I’m certain that if I was better at making functional decks I could misuse that in some sort of sac-outlet jank. How do you get giant creatures into play that are worth sacrificing? Glad you asked! Iceberg is such a crazy amount of ramp for blue I’m astonished that it’s not more popular. My guess would be that it’s practically impossible to find, because blue always wants blue mana rather than colorless and because cool new blue stuff is basically free anyways ;p but I've loved it ever since I found a (one!) copy of it for my Briny Deep deck. Breaking Wave might be something The Cool Kids are still using (sadly I wouldn’t know) but if it isn’t it absolutely should be as it can be bonkers. Paralyze was a lot of fun to use on your own creature that wouldn’t otherwise untap in your untap phase. I hope that still works nowadays. Transmutation had always been fun, and I hope it’s still useful. If you enjoy making deals cast a Callous Oppressor and start the bidding high! Do you like hurling insults down at the two strangers fighting in the ring? Get yourself a Whipkeeper and turn it up to eleven! This is way too long a post, so I’ll stop and see what else comes up in the posts. I’m looking forward to hearing about other people’s favorites!!

Sultai_Sir on Biggest, Dumbest, Craziest Enchantments/Instants/Sorceries

5 months ago

Hey, FormOverFunction, thanks for the suggestion! I've never heard of Heat Stroke, but it looks broken with a flash enabler. "I'll block that, that, and that, sac those spirits before damage is dealt, cast this Parallel Thoughts, and oh look, your board is gone. Such a shame!" Speaking of Parallel Thoughts, it's a shame it's so under-used, in the right deck, it's 5 mana, tutor 7 cards.

FormOverFunction on Biggest, Dumbest, Craziest Enchantments/Instants/Sorceries

5 months ago

I’m always looking for an excuse to play Heat Stroke, and it might help you live longer with your spirits...

lukeanto on Goblin´s poolparty and BBQ

10 months ago

FormOverFunction hey dude thanks for the feedback...ok i really like Heat Stroke it works like deathtouch but better cause there is no need for damage...and with Goblin War Drums is really usefull, if an opponent wants to prevent combat damage or even kill any of my creatures he'll have yo sacrifice 2 of em...:) i will totally add them to the maybeboard since i dont have them.

FormOverFunction on Goblin´s poolparty and BBQ

10 months ago

I too love goblins and always recommend (at least considering) Heat Stroke, since your goblins generally aren’t going to make it home anyways. I’ve had that in all of my goblin decks since it arrived in the 90s. Goblin Kites pairs well with it to too, as they don’t end up having to worry about sticking the landing. Just be careful of their toughness - a Goblin Caves will shut down your kites.

Great job!

BenjaminPMiller on Delightfully devilish

11 months ago

I'm a fan of Zurzoth!

Also a fan of Heat Stroke! Seems like a fun card in here.

FormOverFunction on What are your favorite underused, …

11 months ago

My decks are terminally bad (but themely!) so my contributions will be limited in value, but here are some of my favorites: Transmutation Encrust Artificer's Hex Iceberg Rain of Gore Corrosion Heat Stroke Harsh Mentor

SufferFromEDHD on Value Town

1 year ago

+1 for Heat Stroke I play this alongside Gods/indestructible tribal but this is a clever use for it.

Get Possessed Portal in the mainboard. The ultimate Welder trick IMO. Been using them for years.

Endless Atlas was made for red and white. Use it.

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