Magical History of Shocks

Shock

Lightning Bolt is very powerful. Indeed, it’s too powerful to put in most formats. Being able to deal with quite a few threats with only one mana is extremely efficient and makes many creatures basically unplayable, which in turn makes designing sets more difficult, as any creature meant to be constructed playable than needs to dodge the Bolt or be very cheap.

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EDH Deck Time – Liliana’s Contract

In general, I like to avoid tutors, because they have a tendency to make the games too similar. I do usually play one or two in a black deck, but never the actual Demonic Tutor. However, this is different.

This is all about achievements and there’s actually three levels to this one. Level 1: Four demons with different names. Level 2: Four of the actual Liliana-demons. Level 3: Cast Doomsday to play the demons in the right order. I don’t know what that is, but that’s why it’s an achievement.

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M19 Brews, pt. 2 – Monored Midrange

We have a great new tool for these decks against the white-based control decks. It has functionality against black as well.

Why is it great? Because we can sack cards like Rekindling Phoenix when they are about to get hit with Seal Away, Cast Out, Vraska’s Contempt or Settle the Wreckage. It can actually do a lot more than that. How about the synergy with Kari Zev, Skyship Raider? Just give Ragavan the boot at end of combat and that’s an extra card (sort of) for one mana. In a right deck, just sacking creatures from under a removal spell is just good as well.

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