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Sooku, when this was printed Lightning Bolt wasn't. Power is relative. Shock is an under-effect Lightning Bolt, but it certainly saw play, because Lightning Bolt wasn't legal in Standard.
Posted By: Joseph_Leito (8/6/2009 7:31:34 AM)


I miss the era when this was a good burn option. That was also the era of Magnivore.
Posted By: Orim-s_Thunder (5/18/2010 7:17:46 AM)


When you have no Bolt or Incinerate around, no Lash Out nor Searing Blaze, you use this. They said during Ravnica you win those games in which you Hammer that T1 Kird Ape and lose those where you can't. Straight red burn decks ran this (while Boros had access to Lightning Helix).
Posted By: Gabriel422 (8/30/2011 5:32:41 PM)


I haven't seen this card for years!
(Nostalgia invading me)
Posted By: luxma (3/17/2011 12:13:30 PM)


Ben Thompson Top Five Art:
1.Akuta, Born of Ash 2.Mistbind Clique
3.Patron of the Kitsune 4.Thirst for Knowledge
5.Volcanic Hammer
Posted By: liir007 (8/21/2009 3:40:46 PM)


THE first magic card I ever got.
Probably the only card thats even close to playable from the starter set I got soon after.
Posted By: psyklone (1/20/2010 4:08:04 PM)


Do I want to deal 3 damage to target creature or player, or deal 3 damage to target creature or player and stop regeneration at instant speed for the same mana cost?

Sorry Vocanic Hammer, Incinerate has made you obsolete.
Posted By: Vinifera7 (8/11/2009 5:36:33 PM)


Does it compare to Bolt or Incinerate? Of course not. But you know what? It's still pretty damn good.
Posted By: RJ.693 (1/11/2011 4:08:14 PM)


Love this card. One of the first cards I got to know. It might seem overpriced compared to Lightning Bolt and Incinerate, but I use it anyway because of nostalgic reasons. And it's still a pretty good card :)
Posted By: Graskian (1/5/2010 12:00:40 AM)


what a wonderful and simple card. dispatch of annoying 3/3 creatures, or just ping the opponent, all for cheap.

Posted By: Promatim (5/19/2009 4:32:01 PM)


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