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In limited this is an overrun with an upside for metalcraft decks. Falter was a house at times, and this thing could do the other player in on casting. Looks like a solid card for limited!
Posted By: Shiizu (1/28/2011 4:50:49 AM)


Anyone notice the lightning looking like the number 5 in the art? Should've been 5 damage, not 4!
Posted By: zan23 (2/5/2011 7:09:10 AM)


Never seen this card used effectively. And every time I personally tried I regretted it.
Posted By: Yoto_Megachi (4/3/2011 9:41:54 AM)


flavor text should have simply been "Shock and awe."
Posted By: metalevolence (2/20/2011 10:43:27 AM)


Decent finisher.
Posted By: EpicBroccoli (3/19/2011 6:06:22 PM)


Can make for a great finisher in a Goblin / Artifact deck. By the time you're able to cast Concussive Bolt, they've usually got critters big enough to eat your swarming horde without any problem. This not only gets your creatures past for the final swing, but delivers that extra 4 points of damage.
Posted By: nerach (4/25/2011 8:11:53 AM)


While cards like red sun's zenith and comet storm are highly flexible in red burn/control strategies in Standard, this card has one distinct advantage: It is a wonderful card to have in your grave when you use chandra ablaze's ultimatum since the others are ''x'' spells and will hit for zero.
Posted By: lorendorky (2/7/2011 1:27:54 PM)


This card is so underrated. If people would just give metalcraft a chance and design a good deck (which is possible), this card is a sleeper hit....and its an affordable common.
If the metalcraft stipulation was removed, everyone would give this card a 5/5. There are few cards in
Red that have as much potential as this for an unstoppable finisher.
BTW...this card has already won me at least 4 games in limited by itself. One win ended in 18 damage during that turn.
Posted By: Robert_G (2/7/2011 9:30:11 AM)


I saw a fantastic infect red/white deck today. Used artifact infectors with Tempered Steel & Burn/white control. This was the utterly devastating finisher. Assuming New Phyrexia has much more to add in {R\W} I could see this guy being pretty useful.

Great for many pauper/singleton decks as well.
Posted By: SeiberTross (4/20/2011 12:30:23 PM)


This is not strictly limited. This is what I wanted Destructive Force to be.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (1/29/2011 10:41:01 PM)