(Classic) Aftershock 2/8/09 by DampingEngine
3rd Place Classic Event #184502 02/08/2009 Well, I tried the Wildfire deck with 4 Aftershock in place of Wildfire or Burning Wish and the results were awesome. I used it as a Stone Rain the turn after I played Trinisphere most often, but I did kill stuff like Tombstalker more than once, and I also killed a Painter with it when I would've been comboed out by it next turn & only had 4 mana. I still have Decrees in the board which are great vs blue decks if you feel you need a Geddon effect. I am also still trying Incendiary Command, and I did board it in one match but didn't end up casting it. It was against a Dredge deck that had Zombie Infestation, so the pyroclasm effect could've been very useful, and Aftershock isn't very valuable in that matchup. My losses were to Zoo (played out similar to burn in previous events, just couldn't gain control without taking too much damage) and to Javasci's Flash in the Semis, which ended up winning. He comboed out on turn 2 or something in game 1 & I didn't have the time to lock him out first. Game 2 & 3 I had a Leyline, but game 3 I was too short on mana (with some help from Duress, Thoughtseize, and Force of Will) and he just killed me with Goyf and a sliver. This is certainly a better list than the other two just because Aftershock is an upgrade to the more mana intensive options, but I actually think Crystal Vein is no good & those should just be mountains. Gargadon isn't very good either, and Akroma should probably be Bogardan Hellkite, especially since I have a sideboard for counterspells anyways.