Ball Lightning


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning (PD2) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
The Dark (DRK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Ball Lightning

Creature — Elemental

Trample (If this creature would deal enough damage to its blockers to destroy them, you may have it deal the rest of its damage to defending player or planeswalker.)

Haste (This creature can attack and as soon as it comes under your control.)

At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Ball Lightning.

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Ball Lightning Discussion

bazavini on X's Red rush

1 hour ago

how about exchange one or 2 Browbeat for one or 2 Collateral Damage is usefull when using the Ball Lightning or the Spark Elemental all of then dies in the end of turn insted of onily sacrifices it you can do more damage.

ticked-off-squirrel on Need help with my first ...

1 week ago

hmm. those be good cards. here's what i think:

2 Mana Flare + 4 Shivan Dragon ---> 1 Ball Lightning + 3 Mountain (or Chain Lightning ) + 2 Enrage

Ball Lightning is cheap, is strong, has both trample and haste. downside is it's good for only one turn. but i do see your reason for Blood Lust. the Ball Lightning becomes a 10/1 with Trample and Haste and with it being an instant you can trigger it anytime you want. however a better instant, if you can find one, is Enrage. with that card you can choose how strong to make Ball Lightning. and with 21 mountains each producing triple mana you can pour a ton of mana into Enrage to make the Ball Lightning even more powerful.

Suns_Champion on Budget Bad Luck Brion

3 weeks ago

gflshade great question!

It kinda depends on the long term goals, so investing $40 in a good Boros mana base may be what you want, that way you can use the cards for other Boros/multicolored decks.

Besides mana base though, if I only had $40 to spend on this deck, I'd start with Recruiter of the Guard, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Enlightened Tutor, Sculpting Steel, and Steelshaper's Gift. All of these cards are great and most importantly can be used in almost any deck with these colors. Don't get something like Sneak Attack though because that's a splurge item :)

If you know this is the deck you want to marry for life, Phyrexian Dreadnought and Phyrexian Devourer are amazing includes/wincons.

The deck is nice because the gimmick theme keeps the price down. Ball Lightning creatures are all 50 cents because they're pretty bad anywhere else haha

Most of the price comes from all the value cards like Sun Titan, Solemn Simulacrum, Well of Lost Dreams, and Feldon of the Third Path. That's nice because they're pretty solid cards and again, fit into many decks.

Hope some of this helps!

CheeseTheGunslinger on Naya Burn w/ Ball Lightning! Advice Please!

3 weeks ago

lukas96 Grubbernaut I think testing is in order. I've heard the same thing about Magma Jet just not bring right for the deck and Hellspark Elemental doesn't feel quite right either but I'll test them both. Right now the Ball Lightning has been working but I think I'm a hard pool it might not be right. Do you guys have any other suggestions?

Grubbernaut on Naya Burn w/ Ball Lightning! Advice Please!

3 weeks ago

Three mana for Ball Lightning is pretty slow in a format with such an abundance of 1-mana removal; Hellspark Elemental seems a bit safer and even if it gets killed, you've got Unearth to bring it back.

Suns_Champion on Unique EDH Decks

1 month ago

I'll throw my hat in with my personal "lol" deck:

Bad Luck Brion

Commander / EDH Suns_Champion

SCORE: 105 | 130 COMMENTS | 8890 VIEWS | IN 46 FOLDERS

It's all about doubling down on the efficiency of Ball Lightning "sack at end of turn" creatures. Sneak Attack a Spark Trooper, pump with Hazoret's Favor and Fatal Frenzy, attack, then sack to Brion Stoutarm at end of turn! 5 mana, 32 damage, 32 life, 4 "sack at end of turn" effects!

mitomeg on Dark Annihilator

1 month ago

Thanks man!

Yeah i've already changed the edicts this morning but i forgot to update here.

I found Shield Spheres really useful since my Red deck friend runs 4xVexing Devil, 4xBall Lightning, 2xBladetusk Boar and Sword of Feast and Famine, so have a 0 drop 0/6 can help me save removals for the (not so much) later big flyers like Thundermaw Hellkite.

Also there's none other me that plays Black, so Doom Blades are prettu much ok.

I've got 2 Dark Confidant, but isn't Necropotence overall better? Surely i won a lot with it, but i've not yet tried Bob!

mitomeg on

1 month ago

Yep, i have two opponents: one have a red dragon/burn with the biggest threats be the likes of Ball Lightning, Thundermaw Hellkite and Vexing Devil on turn one every single time lol. The other one has a green elves but i already beaten him easily with some mass removal like Infest.

I've got one Tragic Slip, but i think it's a lot situational, since if it is the only spot removal in my hand i'll be in trouble with a mere -1/-1. I've 4xVictim of Night sideboarded and well, i think i must try first and see if the Fatal Pushes can be good or replace them.

I've got even 2xSurgical Extraction sideboarded and i find it really useful... but i'm afraid to find it when i would need better a discard. Even this i must try first!

So if you agree that 4xVampiric Link is better than 2xVampiric Link+2xIvory Tower, i'll change them!

Thanks bro!

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