Burst Lightning


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Burst Lightning


Kicker (You may pay an additional as you cast this spell.)

Burst Lightning deals 2 damage to target creature or player. If Burst Lightning was kicked, it deals 4 damage to that creature or player instead.

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Burst Lightning Discussion

Vanquishermm on Constant WIP

3 days ago

Kjartan Thanks for the advice! I’m thinking 2x Burst Lightning (that would bring me up to 4) could cover 2x Lava Spike , do you have any suggestions on what I could replace the 3x Risk Factor with? Lightning Strike would work, but I’m sure I could find something better. For the other 2x Lava Spike , I am on the fence. Maybe Abrade , or some other multi-use spell would work well. Any thoughts on that?

The (ISD) at the end of my delvers worked! Thank you so much, it was a pain seeing it foiled.

bootsworthy on Primer: RBGW Prison

4 days ago

Hi weezle101, I like it! I'm not completely sold that you need the green in there though. Dual lands are expensive and it looks like the main cards you want the green in there for is Assassin's Trophy and Maelstrom Pulse , which you only have one of, and so the chances of that even coming out consistently in a game is pretty slim.

I might replace Assassin's Trophy with something like Bedevil ; or, I might just put even more burn cards in there like Burst Lightning , Disintegrate , Lava Coil , or Electrodominance .

I might also think about maybe putting in 4 Pestilent Spirit in there, which would make any of your burn spells have deathtouch, which is pretty neat.

Also, I try to stay away from putting in any one-drops, so maybe take out Maelstrom Pulse and replace it with another Engineered Explosives , so at least you have two in your deck floating around.

I hope this is useful!

Grubbernaut on UR Delver

4 days ago

Cryptic Command feels pretty out of place in a tempo deck; maybe Unsubstantiate ? Skred could also be a consideration over Roast , depending on your meta -- or, just move Roast to the SB, since it can often be a dead draw. Burst Lightning or similar might be a reasonable consideration.

One other possibility; Mission Briefing over Snappy-Do. Pros and cons; Briefing flips Delver, but Snap has the body. Snap is probably better overall, but it's a consideration.

SB ideas: Magma Spray , Anger of the Gods or Pyroclasm , Echoing Truth , Shattering Spree or Abrade /etc, Alpine Moon , Relic of Progenitus / Tormod's Crypt /etc, Dispel , Negate

Looks fun. Cheers!

K0rt on Jeskai Thing Ascension Primer

1 month ago

Ignatius I feel as though Noxious Revival Doesn't really fit into this sort of deck. The only reason to play Noxious Revival is that it makes infinity mana with an active Pyromancer Ascension and Manamorphose, Just like Remand and like Remand I feel that this is a massive trap. Sure the combo is powerful when done but I am probably going to winning the game anyways or gain enough of an advantage to win the game in a few turns time. Noxious Revival would be fine it was an already fine card without the combo but I think it is awful. A card that puts a card on top of my library for two life seems woefully behind the power level of a format like modern especially since we already have Faithless Looting already in our deck that gives us card disadvantage.

I haven't really thought about Boros Charm in this deck tbh. The big downside is that it doesn't interact with the board at all so it matchups were your the control deck (Spirts, Humans, Bridgevine, Elves etc.) it seems awful. However, it could be good versus some of the decks worst matchups (KCI, Storm and Ad Nauseam). I don't think it should be in the maindeck because it makes us lose a good G1 matchup vs the creature decks but a few in the sideboard could be interesting. I'll definitely be giving it some thought.

I'll also consider Snapcaster Mage as well. I have been trying to find a good replacement for Bedlam Reveler as it is the worst card in the deck by far and have been testing stuff like Burst Lightning, Crackling Drake, Mission Briefing and Ral, Izzet Viceroy to see if any of them are better. I'll try Snapcaster next.

ArchonBlue on

1 month ago

I agree that Sylvan Advocate looks pretty bad. Also Burst Lightning is strictly better than Tarfire. Needle Spires is pretty bad too, might want to throw in a check land or shock land instead. Any of the creatures suggested above would help, as would additional copies of Tireless Tracker and Grim Lavamancer.

ShadyWonderBoy on Blue Moon Thing

1 month ago

Cereal_Killer I like having Burst Lightning because it give me more options in the late game to deal more damage that just 3.

Cereal_Killer on Blue Moon Thing

1 month ago

Why not Rift Bolt instead of Burst Lightning?

ShadyWonderBoy on Blue Moon Thing

1 month ago

TristanTaylorsVoice I'm still running it and I'm not totally sure that I really like 3 Mana counter spells at all. I might change them to Burst Lightning or Spell Snare I might even run Anger of the Gods. It just feels clunky like I should be making better uses of my Mana so I am still playing around with it. But I do like both of those cards as well.

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