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Shock
Onslaught


Reviewed December 29, 2005

Constructed: 3.9
Casual: 3.8
Limited: 4

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Christine
Gerhardt

Shock

Good...excellent...amazing. Simple 2 damage for simple 1 mana. Playable in every format, and especially well-thought of in Sligh and burn decks. Great because you can hit a creature OR player with it.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 4.5
 

Jordan Kronick

Shock

Shock holds a very important distinction for me. It was one of a very small number of cards that initially caused me to leave Magic. Back when Shock first showed up in Stronghold, I was very angry. What was happening to my favorite game? Why, just a few years ago we got 3 damage for one red mana. I saw shock as proof that the game was being watered down from levels which I thought were not unreasonable. By the time I returned, 2 years later, I had gotten a bit more mellow. I recognized that this was a new era, and that Shock really was on-target as far as Development is concerned. I don't need to say much about Shock's illustrious history. It has been in Standard for many years, and remains playable. It's a key card in a lot of drafts, and it has been subtly altered with mechanics many times. It's a classic in a way that Lightning Bolt never got the chance to be.

Constructed Rating - 3.8
Casual Rating - 3.6
Limited Rating - 3.5
 
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