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Reviewed April 27, 2017

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 4
Commander [EDH]: 4

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Our editor Bill pointed out that we've never reviewed this card on Pojo in almost 25 years. I was very surprised, but then again, maybe its place was always obvious. When a card was perhaps the first one-sided Wrath of God effect, and has been giving decks based on fire and combat a chance against some of the most powerful cards in Magic for two decades, is there much to say other than praise it? But its praise is more than due, and Shatterstorm is one of the first cards you should consider in red Commander decks, and one of the first cards you should get when you're going to play a 1990s throwback format.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H.

Shatterstorm (4/27)


The artifact equivalent of Wrath of God, albeit uncommon because mass artifact hate in most blocks without Mirrodin in their name tends to be pretty weak. The “can't be regenerated" clause rarely comes into play, but it is nice on the occasions that you need to blow something up with Welding Jar threats abound or something that can itself regenerate.


Nothing else to really say, honestly. Shatterstorm will always be a decent sideboard tech in Modern (though slightly inflexible), since it hoses Affinity and some of the other artifact-reliant decks. Most of the time, though, it’s not going to have enough targets to justify running it.


Constructed: 3

Casual: 4

Limited: 2

Multiplayer: 4

Commander: 4

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