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Aftershock
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 Aftershock
- Tempest

Reviewed November 10, 2015

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2.5
Commander [EDH]: 3

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Aftershock
 
This card probably doesn't look too impressive in hindsight, if you think about how it was close in time to Vindicate. But white and black are crazily good at killing things that aren't creatures, while red sometimes pays for the ability of its removal to kill players with a lack of versatility when it comes to permanents. You're paying so much mana and a sixth of your starting life total for that versatility; that's not always quite enough to make a deck, but at the same time certain decks will be pleased to have it. Note also that it interacts with Pulse of the Forge.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
EDH/Commander: 2/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Aftershock which is a four mana Red sorcery that destroys target artifact, creature, or land and deals three damage to you.  This is a very flexible removal spell and the three life is often better than letting a major creature or artifact remain in play. 
Red has only a few cards that can destroy a single target non-artifact creature like this and for that it has value even though it may not see much play outside of Commander.
 
In a Limited format with this the flexibility allows for threat removal or knocking out an important mana source in multicolor decks.  A solid second or third pick in Booster after a Red rare and well worth including whenever using Red in Sealed.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0
EDH/Commander: 4.0


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