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Subterranean Tremors
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 Subterranean Tremors
- Eldritch Moon

Reviewed Sept. 26, 2016

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4.88
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 4.25
Commander [EDH]: 4.75

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David Fanany

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Subterranean Tremors
 
This might be my favorite card in Conspiracy: Take the Crown. Yeah, the stuff about becoming the monarch and the added gameplay dimension that comes from it is cool. Yeah, the stuff that interacts with the draft process is innovative design. But Subterranean Tremors has basically all my favorite things: an Earthquake variant, different modes which also scale, and a gigantic lizard. Between all those things, it's sure to be a staple in casual decks and formats like Commander from day one, and I'd be tempted to look at it even in Vintage with all that fast mana (just be careful about granulating your own Moxes).
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 5/5

James H.

Subterranean Tremors (9/26)
 
This is basically Earthquake, minus hitting players. But with other modes that make it neat.
 
For small values of X, this is basically a small-scale board wipe. It can help you take out ground forces rather efficiently, leaving flying creatures (like majestic, swooping dragons) untouched. Once X gets to 4, this is basically a Shatterstorm stapled to a burn spell, which is a very good rate of return. (It even takes out flying artifact creatures!) It's maybe less awesome if you have artifacts on board, but this isn't too hard to build around to take advantage of it to make it more one-sided.
 
Of course, when X hits 8 or more, you get a cute little lizard token on resolution. An 8/8 Lizard, to be precise. Except in very corner cases, the Subterranean Tremors resolution will be enough to obliterate your opponents’ forces, allowing you to smash face with impunity with your large lizard.
 
In Limited, this is absurd, especially since it only asks for one red mana. It's maybe too awkward to appear in Constructed, but red EDH decks that aren't artifact-heavy will quite like this. (And there's always Darksteel Forge for the artifact-heavy decks…)
 
Constructed: 2
Casual: 4.75
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 4.5
Commander: 4.5


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