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Seismic Assault
Eight Edition

Reviewed March 14, 2006

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.5

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Seismic Assault

This is an ideal card for any overaggresive Red deck that wants to deal damage like crazy. Most of them don't need lots of land on the table anyway, so when they have enough, each additional land they draw becomes ammo for the Assault. It also makes a nice finisher for any Red limited deck; after all, any removal is good removal in Limited.

Constructed- 3.75
Casual- 3
Limited- 4.5

Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Seismic Assault

This card is my SECOND favorite card with a casting cost of RRR. The number one, of course, is Ball Lightning. This card is a close second, though. This card is so good that I can't believe that two or three years have gone by since I last played with it. This is much more of a contructed card, usually a central damage source in either a land destruction deck (one which doesn't really need that many lands in play) or in a deck with NO other way to win other than Seismic Assault. This card became even more fun in constructed when Life from the Loam arrived, a card that lets you bring up to THREE land cards back from your graveyard to your hand. The synergy of these two cards together is just amazing. In limited play, Seismic Assault is also good times, but much harder to use for two reasons. The most difficult part is getting it into play, three mana of one color is a hard casting cost to manage in a 40 card deck that might be splashing a third color. Also, limited decks, especially booster draft decks, are likely to be as lean on land as possible, probably needing to play most of the lands its draws until very late in the game.

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