Shock

Shock

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Shock deals 2 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Shock Discussion

philosopher on Fire on the Mountain

3 weeks ago

Hello aunru943,

Please see the below suggestions:

Dragonlord's Servant for dragon ramp.

Draconic Roar Shock to a creature and Lava Spike to the dome.

Crucible of Fire strongest lord effect that i know of.

Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer if you can afford him because his treasure ability can get you your dragon on turn 3.

Taurean Mauler: Acts as a 3 mana dragon that powers up as your opponent plays spells and powers up with Crucible of Fire.

Metallic Mimic a shapeshifter that powers up your dragons.

Realmwalker helps you play your dragons more consistently - if you want to play gruul.

Hope this helps.

Philosopher

wallisface on Modern Dimir Mill & Dauthi …

1 month ago

It looks like the info that Caerwyn is golden, so i’m going to try to avoid repeating anything that’s already been said.

On the specific topic on whether Dauthi Voidwalker has any home in mill, I think the only use-case is if you’re currently running Ashiok, Dream Render in the sideboard, as these cards serve similar purposes and I could see potential for swapping one for the other. However, such a move would be highly meta-dependant, as most mill decks currently don’t run Ashiok anyway, and Dauthi appears in most cases to be worse.

Answering some thoughts specific to StoryArcher: Tome Scour has no place is a mill deck, it equates to a worse Shock. Mono blue mill can perform well, but does struggle as far as controlling the board state, and staying alive. Also, stuff like Sanity Grinding is very gimmicky and liable to cost you games. I think because mill needs so many fetches anyway to make the crabs happy, you can basically run a second/third colour for free, so going mono-blue feels like a big concession.

NonetheWeisser on FUCKING GAWBLINS!!!!

1 month ago

I would replace Lava Spike with Shock as it's only a 1 damage difference and it's an instant that can hit any target.

pozzel on Rakdos For Fundos

1 month ago

wallisface Thanks, I really appreciate your insight. I thought about it, I'm gonna lower mana cost overall and keep only Demanding Dragon and add Primordial Hydra as a "maybe expensive, maybe not" card, Dragonlord's Servant is a card I will still buy since I do have a proper dragon deck which I want to further use, but I'll keep it in the Maybeboard for this one. As of now this is still going to be changed regularly I believe, since I'm also talking about this with friends and trying to see what they think about it. I'm trying to make it a bit more consistent all around, and round up the rough edges. Vexing Devil is a card I have seen before but I completely forgot about it, I think it has a good standing in this deck. I might also tweak the amount of red spells and add Shock or Lightning Strike for a bit more damage, as you recommended.

Polaris on Sacrificing a creature to one …

1 month ago

The reason behind this is that the sacrifice isn't part of the resolution of these abilities. If the sacrifice were for the effect of something else (say your opponent cast Tribute to Hunger and Basal Sliver was your only creature) you can certainly sac your Sliver out from under the spell with its own ability. When the sacrifice is a cost, though, it happens when you pay costs, while you're putting the spell or ability in the stack. By the time you or any other player can respond, the costs are already paid and the sacrificed creature is in the graveyard.

This also means that the opponent can't respond to you activating Basal Sliver's ability by killing it (with say Shock). No player can interrupt you paying a cost once you start casting/activating the spell/ability.

Necrosis24 on What to do against Rakdos, …

1 month ago

I love Zada, Hedron Grinder one of my first few decks I built because it was budget friendly but still packed a punch. The removal that is available to you because of zada is actually pretty fun you can gang up on a single target with all your creatures: Go for Blood, Soul's Fire, Arcbond,Commando Raid, Deadshot, Swift Kick.

Also like Ramble said you can use steal effects and sac your opponents creatures to cards like Goblin Bombardment or Barrage of Expendables or your classic Phyrexian Altar. The good thing about the steal cards are you can use them on your own creatures to untap your board or give haste while they also serve to steal.

A few I'd recommend although I personally don't use them:

  1. Kari Zev's Expertise: Free Cantrips for the price of one!
  2. Hijack: Artifacts why not
  3. Harness by Force: Average but with Battle Hymn it has potential to be a budget Insurrection
  4. Bond of Passion: Pricey but with six goblins on the battlefield its like you're casting six Shocks
  5. Besmirch: Goad is good
  6. Traitorous Greed: Can be used for ramp
  7. Malevolent Whispers: Pump your team or steal

Looking at your decklist we more or less have the same cards which isn't surprising Zada is a pretty linear build if you do goblin tribal, but if you break away there are a couple fun things you can do such as Chaos Warp your entire board. I would cut Dualcaster Mage and Reiterate as they don't do much for Zada because Zada already does what they do but for free. Also Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip is great.

RebelGenius on It's all about the approach

2 months ago

Thrumming Stone would we really good. I would also cut the creatures down to just a few dragons. I did a quick playtest with my version and I liked 2 Dragon Broodmother, 1 Dragonlord Atarka, 1 Dragonlord Kolaghan, and 1 Velomachus Lorehold. Also, Lightning Bolt is just better than Lightning Strike and Shock. Awesome deck!

StopShot on Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Crimson …

2 months ago

Given some of the card throwbacks as spoilers, I had a card idea. A lot of people are comparing the black removal spell as an upgrade to Doom Blade. Doom Blade’s mirror opposite is Purge. (Technically, its the opposite of Terror.) White has also had similar removal in the form of Cleansing Ray.

So the black spell is a better Doom Blade and the red spell is a better Shock. What if for white they wanted to make a better Disenchant, but also make it a thematic throwback card to something iconic to Innistrad? (ex. Victim of Night)

Victim of Day -

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  • Destroy target Vampire, Werewolf or Zombie.

  • Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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