Seismic Strike

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels 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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI) Common
Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common

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Seismic Strike

Instant

Seismic Strike deals damage to target creature equal to the number of Mountains you control.

Seismic Strike Discussion

momikulski on Niv-Mizzet, Parun

5 months ago

All of these cards work well when you are running basically just mountains, running blue splits their power, and using non basics reduces their effectiveness even further. Downhill Charge , Granite Grip , and Seismic Strike .

These cards are ok, but don’t really work with your primary concept. Titan's Strength I like this for the scry, and if it drew a card it’d be fine, but as a combat trick it’s pretty meh. Kavu Scout is at most a 2/2 for two in this deck. Kraken's Eye is pretty passive life gain, but it’s not going to win the game for you, and it is pretty unlikely to save you too (it does improve with some of the buy back spells I list later). The problem with Akroan Crusader is that if we cut the combat tricks this card becomes way weaker, and even with the tricks, it’s not got a high likelihood of having both at the same time. Why would we run that when we can run cards like Crackling Drake ?

Strider Harness is good, but it is over costed for what it does.

These cards are neat, but there are better options that are better suited to what you are trying to do. Lava Axe , and Warbringer .

Whisk Away I’m not loving this card, it is alright. It’s just low bang for the buck.

As for some cards that might help things, the issue I see is that your plan has a lot of draw, and some control, but not a lot of ways to win. As it is your commander is basically the only way you have of making use of the draw, out side of trying to win with Jace. Winning with Jace is gonna be tough cause you have to draw him, and then mill through your deck, it is possible just hard. So most of the suggestions are cards that work well with casting a lot of draw spells, or removal. This makes your plan of drawing a lot of cards do something other than drawing a lot of cards. Just like your commander they are all going to do something when you draw, or cast a spell. Talrand, Sky Summoner , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Murmuring Mystic , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Guttersnipe , and Psychosis Crawler are all great for your deck.

You’ve got a bunch of good draw, but you missed a few older cards that are incredible like Arcanis the Omnipotent , Brainstorm , Opt , Treasure Cruise , and Faithless Looting .

Swarm Intelligence is great for casting a lot of spells.

A thing that might happen is running out of gas. So cards that give repeated use like flashback and buy back are huge. They mean you’ll always have something to do, and offer more value because of your cards that trigger on spell cast, or card draw. Some good examples include Mystic Retrieval , Fanning the Flames , Whispers of the Muse , Shattering Pulse , and though it is a little bit more expensive Capsize which is incredibly powerful and super annoying for other people to deal with if they can’t outright counter it.

AEtherize is just a super good card for the deck.

Your deck should basically just draw a whole lot of cards, and having the mana to play them is super important. I’d likely look at increasing the number of mana rocks (artifacts that make mana) in there, and making sure that you’re never hurting for your second color. Some solid suggestions for that are Izzet Signet , Izzet Cluestone , Commander's Sphere , Izzet Boilerworks , Terramorphic Expanse , Desolate Lighthouse , and Memorial to Genius is just great for your draw plan.

TheChaosVault on Wanna Tap That Land?

1 year ago

Given that you don't run any nonbasic Mountains it seems better to switch Seismic Strike to Skred and switch all Mountains to Snow-covered Mountains (assuming money isn't the issue).

KaloShin on Purphoros, God of Tokens

1 year ago

Love Purphoros, figure I'd share some of my findings from when I'd play him. When I put Purphoros together, felt like I really ran out of fuel too fast, so I changed up my mana rock and creature selection.

Mana Rocks : Hedron Archive Commander's Sphere Mind Stone (You're already using it figured id just put all of my ideas out) Coveted Jewel

The principle i'm applying here is I'm red, I run out of cards due to my low CMC, so at all points i need to be able to convert my field into more fuel. The last one Coveted Jewel is pretty easy to protect in such a crazy token deck as well.

Other Draw Effects : Prophetic Flamespeaker usually results in two cards, as he has double strike. Both him and Stromkirk Occultist are great, as youre trying to win via damage anyway. Commune with Lava Do Commune with Lava before your turn starts, usually in response to someone moving to their end step. Nets you a bunch of toys next turn. Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip Worse than outpost siege, but from my perspective I just dont care, as I want to draw cards lol.

I noticed there's not a lot of super strong removal or instant speed stuff so I figured I'd drop a few cards for those as well.

Volcanic Offering Volcanic offering in multiplayer usually results in two threats removed, and two lands removed. Seismic Strike (Assuming you just have lands, its 3 mana for 3 damage, and it gets better as time goes on.) Chain Reaction The majority of reds field wipes kind of suck, so im not sure how else to help you here. Less conditional than Aligned Hedron Network, and will hit very hard since you're a token based deck. Starstorm Instant speed, cycling, really good! Disaster Radius and Volcanic Vision are one sided. The last one lets you recur usually a good token spell as well, though ill admit its one of the weaker suggestions.

Although Purphoros is really, really strong against restrictive enchantment decks, I run a lot of enchantment removal and when you run against an azorius deck trying to ruin fun, i always wish I had them in my mono red decks.

Scour from Existence Every time I've cast this, it's saved me. As weird as it sounds and yes its 7 mana, but there are so many times I've been playing where I wished I had this or chaos warp, admittedly Chaos Warp is better, but you can only run one of them :(. Unstable Obelisk Meteor Golem He triggers purphoros too!

xyr0s on

1 year ago

Way too many 3 cmc utility cards. Goblin Assault? On close inspection, you spend your whole turn 3 doing nothing (or at leas, playing nothing that affects the table immediately), and the reward for that is... one more token on turn 4. It's not really great value. Seismic Strike? In a 20-land deck, what is the probability of this 3 mana card being better than a Lightning Bolt? Claws of Valakut is an aura, already making it a questionable card choice (since it goes on a non-hexproof creature, and makes a 2-for-1 likely to happen), and on top of that, you pay 3 mana for a card that depends on lands in play - and your deck will not have that many of those, since it's a fast deck, aiming to end the game fast, with low landcount.

ticked-off-squirrel on Zo-Zu, the Landlord

2 years ago

I suggest switching to regular mountains so you can utilize Molten Vortex, Spire Barrage, and Seismic Strike

Osbert on Purphoros Token Fiesta EDH

3 years ago

No Fervor , Mass Hysteria , Flamekin Village , Lightning Greaves/Swiftfoot Boots , or Ogre Battledriver ? Haste is the best thing mono red does. I have a Krenko, Mob Boss EDh deck so here are a few more suggestions, ultimately these will be better the more goblins you run:

Note my Krenko, Mob Boss EDH deck is designed to take out several players at once before turn 7, depending on how spikey you want to make the deck, customize it accordingly.

Skirk Fire Marshal : Chances are you will have highest life at the table.. this finishes it. Also can just be a board clear as most things die to 10 damage. He also keeps himself alive xD

Vandalblast :Red sucks at getting rid of things, except artifacts. Man do they hate artifacts.

Goblin Shenanigans: It's a goblin, so Goblin Matron can go find it. If you have a big field of goblins and this, no one will board wipe until it's gone because of fear of getting one shot by the damage. So a win win for you (only viable if you vut more of the non-goblins really, but still an all-star in my deck).

Outpost Siege : Both modes are great; Dragons for when you're ahead, Khans when you're behind.

Goblin Sledder : When you swing wih 20 1/1's and 5 are blocked.. yeah those 5 go to feeding the ones that got through. Can act lke a combat trick or making sure all the damage does through. Also activaters Goblin Shenanigans and Outpost Siege

Mizzium Mortars : one of reds best board wipes as it doesn't kill all your stuff...

Sensation Gorger : Red sucks at drawing cards and usually relies on cards like Staff of Nin to keep their hand from disapearing. This mini-wheel in a goblin focused deck really allows for some explosive plays.

Spitting Earth/Seismic Strike : Spot removal is good, and with these you do a lot more damage then the mana you put in, worth considering.

Sulfuric Vortex : If 40 points of damage is your goal, make sure it's never more than 40..

Zo-Zu the Punisher : My favoutie goblin of all time. you know all those pesky green decks with their big dumb creatures that squash goblins? Yeah, lets make sure they pay extra for all the mana required to cast those.

Five-Alarm Fire : More damage, can go right to their face or snipe off creatures. With a small army you can easily rack up 5 counters on it.

Goblin Piledriver : The more goblins, the nastier it gets; I've smoked a Talrand, The Sky Summoner player for 30 with it once xD

Skirk Prospector : Simply the best goblin ever printed. What do you want to do with all those goblins that you puked out for Purpheros to hurt others? Why turn them into mana to pump out even more goblins!

Goblin War Strike : It's quite satisfying to kill an unsuspecting player with a 1 mana Sorcery... :3

Voracious Dragon : Once again, the more goblins, the more hurt. I've killed several player by just dropping him without swinging, and then if he has haste, he can usually take out another player at the same time.

Eldrazi Monument : Keep all your dudes alive, give 'em a small boost and evasion and you're having a party.

Possible Cutys:

Empty the Warrens : personally I've never liked the card unless you're running ALL of the ritual spells to make it poop out game on the spot, in my opinion it's winmore. That and I'm not a fan of combo kills.

Goblin Rally : Too high CMC in my opinion, you can win before needing to waste a turn casting it.

Goblin Scouts : It's worse than the above...

Molten Birth : Good mana sink if you win the flip, if you loose the flip on the first try it's useless.

Dragon Mantle : Not sure what this is doing in the deck... I'd rather draw a land than this..

Prophetic Prism : Just a bad cantrip that doesn't produce any mana, I'd cut it.

Embermaw Hellion : It's good when you're ahead, but when you're behind it sits there and doesn't do much. It does act like a lightning rod for removal but there are cheaper lightning rods that can get you back into the game if you're behind, or help you close out a game just as fast.

Warping Wail : I don't think you have enough colourless sources to warrant the use of the card, although countering all those sorcery speed board wipes is tantalizing.

Sorry for the book.

GobboE on Krenko, The Godfather

3 years ago

Hi there!

Is your deck PvP (duel) oriented? or do you play multiplayer? Is your deck a budget deck?

If multiplayer: I would remove Seismic Strike, there are more threats then you can remove with just a single card. Comet Storm is much better.

Consider removing Reverberate as well. You don't have much to copy, and waiting to copy something good from your opponents really slows you down.

Clickslither might be nice, if you like to sac your tokens.

Also copy effects that copy Krenko's ability are very strong.

The_Dragonmaster on Elementary Draconianism (EDH Dragons $100)

3 years ago

Some stuff I would definitely remove:


Bathe in Dragonfire
Feral Lightning - 9 damage for 6 mana is not the best trade. Especially if you can't choose where the damage goes.
Jaws of Stone, Spire Barrage, and Seismic Strike - You just need to cut these because they just don't bring enough into the game to be relevant.
Mountain - Not all of them, it's just 50 lands is a ton in EDH. Most you should ever have is 42. I would cut down to 40.

Stuff I might add:


Urza's Incubator - Nuff said
Dragonlord's Servant - See above
Dragonspeaker Shaman - see above the above
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon - One of the few planeswalkers very relevant in EDH.
Cavern of Souls - Uncounterable dragons? YES PLEASE!
Adaptive Automaton - Tribal Buffs.
Door of Destinies - More tribal Buffs.

Honorable Mentions


Coat of Arms - This is a great card, but it would benefit the enemy Elf tribal more than it would benefit you.

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