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Opponent: Land Black Lotus Channel Fireball
You: Gutshot
Posted By: RuscoJames (5/4/2012 8:44:53 AM)


Dies to mental misstep.
Posted By: TimeToScoop (4/18/2012 12:27:07 PM)


Kiln Fiend and Chandra's Phoenix wrote WOTC a letter complaining about not geting reprinted, the next day they got Gut Shot in the mail and problem solved
Posted By: zakando (3/1/2012 10:29:42 PM)


I don't understand why so many people underestimate this card. Everyone always tells me "paying two life to deal one damage is a bad trade." These people clearly do not understand the game they are playing. In Magic, life total is not important, 20 life does not win you games, the only thing that wins games is board position, and this card allows for many great opening board positions on turn one. This card has won me more than one game easily and is a staple 4 in my u/w humans.
Posted By: PinkMage (7/9/2012 8:33:26 AM)


You all complain too much. Works great in red aggro decks, especially for early bloodthirst cards...

Turn 1: Mountain, Lightning Bolt or Stromkirk Noble
Turn 2: Gut Shot, Stormblood Berserker

There you go. by the end of turn 2, you've dealt two-four damage, and possibly have a 2/2 and a 3/3 on the field. Tack on proliferate and you've started a great game.
Posted By: MrFluffyThing (2/20/2012 6:24:58 AM)


Kills Delver of Secrets in any color. That's an auto 4/5 for me, it should be interesting when this rotates out of Standard
Posted By: Superllama12 (2/24/2012 7:30:12 PM)


Modern Izzet loves this.
Posted By: ninjaboy05 (3/27/2012 12:36:35 PM)


I can't tell you how many of my friends made fun of this card. So, to get back at them, I put it in a bunch of my decks. I was even surprised at how great this is. Two life is a very small price to pay to kill a 1/1 with evasion, and the shear joy of killing a dark confidant with no mana at all is inexplicable.

There are a lot of one toughness targets out there, and more importantly, there is no better way to finish a game than this.
Posted By: Enelysios (5/6/2012 5:08:15 AM)


Not terrible at all. 1 damage is still damage to a source, and that's gonna be useful sometimes.

OR, you can Lightning Bolt yourself for nothing at all. Just because.
Posted By: GottaRunGottaRunNow (5/13/2011 2:02:08 PM)


There are 67 creatures with 1 toughness and over a 4.5 community rating without pro red, shroud/hexproof, or indestructible. Bring it down to over 4.2 rating and there are 224. This card gets rid of them all, for 0.
4/5 for utility.
5/5 for versatility.
Posted By: gman92 (8/25/2012 10:05:00 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!