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Shock 
Onslaught Common


Reviewed November 30,  2002

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Chris
Gerhardt

Shock is and has been a mainstay in Red Burn decks for a long time. Low cost creature or player direct damage, Shock will continue to be a great card and used in constructed decks.
 
In limited, it's just as good. Especially in draft and sealed, the availability of spot removal can make or break a deck as it gives you the ability to deal with otherwise lethal threats. If you are playing red, this is an auto-pick, barring something meatier in the pack.
 
Constructed - 4.5
 
Limited - 4.5
 


Judge Bill

At first, 1 red mana got you 3 damage. This was found to be too powerful, so Wizards tried to tone it down to 2 mana. This has worked beautifully, allowing them greater range in designing cards.
 
In most red decks, sealed or constructed, if you are playing red, you play as many of these as you can. It helps you to take out creatures, and in a pinch, can hit players as well.
 
Constructed: 5
Limited: 5
 

Jon
 Schewppe

Wednesday - Shock

A classic burn card. I may be a bit... overbearing on this card, but
when I first started playing Magic, this was one of the first cards I met. I
thought it was the best card out there! Wow! 2 DIRECT damage for one? Neat.
Then I saw lightning bolt. THREE for one? NICE. Burn spells can be really
annoying but really easy for a beginner to play.
Shock will play a big role in all the current formats; at least for
Red. In sealed, this is a easy pick. This is a quick way to kill off a
wizard that could hurt you badly, or do a quick 2 to your opponent, or w/e.
This is good even in Constructed. You'll see shock in major red decks.

Constructed: 4.5
Limited: 5
 
 

 

 

 

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