Burst Lightning

Burst Lightning

Instant

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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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Burst Lightning Discussion

alexon1000 on Boros Prowess Burn 2020

4 weeks ago

EDIT: I was being daft last night exclude Manamorphose as it is a two color deck Also if you are going for budget forget about Mishra's Bauble Keep 2xKiln Fiend, if you really think you'll get yo re-cast him with Lurrus later on, it is a good card

Now for the changes:

Remove 2xShrine of Burning Rage you need to cast spells that do something every turn with this deck, its is non negotiable. Add 2x Lava Dart

Remove 2xKiln Fiend add 2xBlistercoil Weird

Remove 2x Forked Bolt and just add the 2 Burst Lightning from the sideboard, its a great top deck at turn 5 in this deck.

Remove 4x Rift Bolt it is the most inconsistent burn spell and you will often remove it after every game 1 add 4x Soul-Scar Mage

Lightning Helix doesnt often play in the prowess deck because it is 2 mana but its such a cool card and its great in mirror match ups

you will need to change the mana base to 4x sunbaked canyon 3x sacred foundry 4x Arid Mesa 1x wooded foothills and 3x inspiring vantage 3x mountain

Lava dart is invaluable in this deck as you can trigger prowess 4 times with 2 mountains

your call if you want to remove 2x skewer for an extra 2

You can now play an extra 2 spells, ideally with this deck it should be Mishra's Bauble

Hope this helps!

Kaowool on Killer instants

1 month ago

Thanks guys! Replaced Shock by Burst Lightning and I will definetly buy and add two Manamorphose.

Kaowool on Killer instants

1 month ago

I thought Shock could target Planewalkers, there is not much removal against them. You think its better to go all-in with Burst Lightning?

Metropolis39 on Manifest Destiny

1 month ago

Sprite Dragon will be great once ikoria comes out. shock is bad dont play shock, there are better versions like Burst Lightning and Firebolt enigma dragon is also pretty weak, Thing in the Ice  Flip is an auto include in this sorta deck. consider Monastery Swiftspear and Kiln Fiend as well. Manamorphose is super good

Profet93 on Ilharg, Baconator!

1 month ago

Burst Lightning > Shock

Reverberate is another fork if you want redundancy. Personally, I would run reverberate over burst lightning/shock because you can counter counterspells, copy powerful spells, etc... so much utility. Hell, Wild Ricochet is another card if you find that appealing.

I feel you need more lands, at least 34.

DemonDragonJ on Copying a Spell with Kicker

5 months ago

If a player casts a spell with kicker (and, for the sake of simplicity, I shall use Burst Lightning as an example), and then copies it (such as with Twincast ), will the copy be kicked?

StopShot on Mardu Instant Burn (Budget)

9 months ago

I'd recommend running Healing Grace over Healing Salve and to run Burst Lightning over Shock . Both cards are strictly better than their counterparts and are Modern legal.

heckproof on Burn baby burn

10 months ago

I really wouldn’t run Shock . It really just isn’t enough in Modern when there are so many better options. Even if you’re on ultra-budget, you can still play Burst Lightning , which is just strictly better Shock . I would also replace the Searing Spear with Skewer the Critics and Lightning Strike with Light Up the Stage . These are budget options that will help you transition the deck into something like Boros Burn or Naya Burn over time, as your curve will be way lower and more efficient than it is now

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