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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Seismic Assault
7th Edition

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.31 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 3.25  (6 Reviews)
Reviewed April 26, 2002

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For the initial investment of RRR you to can throw lands at your opponents
head or creatures and do damage!  Very effective in Limited, a 4, in
constructed, not as good, a 2.5.


This card is fun for neat tricks.  Unfortunately, because it is so specific, you don't see a lot of this card in constructed play.

In limited, I think this is definitely worth playing.  It gives you something to do with all your worthless land late in the game.

Constructed: 1.8
Limited: 4.1


I still remember a Tempest Block PTQ.  I was in the Top 8 against CounterPhoenix playing with a deck DeQuan dubbed before  the tournament "Gerhardt's Pile" (which coincidentally beat DeQuan's CounterSliver deck that day, but that's another story).  Anyway, we had come down to a stalemate in game 3 and I really thought I was going to be able to deck him out for the win.  Then he drops Seismic Assault, and I'm out of counters.  God did I feel stupid when I took 10 to the dome in about 1.2 seconds.
Simply put, in the right deck, this card will win games if you can resolve it.  It's far better than people give it credit for.  The ability to turn resources which are nearly dead in the late game into Shocks is incredible.  Combine with things that puts lands in your hands and you have killing machine fast
In limited, why not.  Get RRR on the board, and this will almost undoubtedly finish your opponent or their armada off.

Constructed - 3.5
Limited - 4
Current Price - $3.75

Judge Bill
"I wanna be a Land's Edge."
... only better. The cost is RRR instead of 1RR, but you are the only person that can chuck lands. The only other downfall is that you can't discard non-land cards to get your hand size down under a Black Vise or to use a Cursed Scroll more effectively, but who plays those cards together, anyway?
In limited, the RRR cost forces you to be a very heavy red player, but if you are, you'll typically have a steady source of damage.
Constructed: 2.1
Limited: 2.9



This is a nice way to deal with unwanted land later in the game. When you
can afford to play anything in your hand, all those extra Mountains become 2
to the dome instead. It's pretty costly for what it does.

In constructed play, I'd rather use Rites of Initiation to use up my excess
land. Seismic Assault could be useful in limited however, as the spare land
may otherwise become useless in the late game.

Constructed - 2.5
Limited - 3.5

Andrew Chapman

I saw this as a kill card for a Nefarious Lich deck
once.  Never saw that deck win a game, though.  Never
seen it played or used well any other time.  Geez,
guess it sucks!

Limited?  Well, I guess it's better if you are playing
that much red.  But if you are playing that much red,
do you really need this guy?

Constructed: 1.5 (useful once/if it hits)
Limited: 2 (like I said, a little better)


I love red but was never a big fan of this card but it can do some damage and combos  with Mana Breach (or something with a name like that) in 7th to be a nifty draft combo.
Constructed 2.25
Limited 2.25

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