Burst Lightning


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

DjustGreat on Rakdos Aggro Help

1 month ago

Looking to make my super-budget red/black aggro a lot better now that I have some cash to invest in it. Where should i start?

Creatures: 4x Crimson Muckwader 2x Desecration Demon 4x Diregraf Ghoul 4x Hellhole Flailer 3x Hellrider 4x Lightning Mauler 4x Rakdos Cackler 4x Vampire Nighthawk

Land: 4x Bloodfell Caves 8x Mountain 10x Swamp

Instant/Sorcery: 2x Shamble Back 2x Doom Blade 1x Hideous End 4x Burst Lightning

Thanks for any/all suggestions!

spooniermist on I get a kick out of you

1 month ago

A few suggestions:

Zendikar Resurgent is great, but I'm not sure it works with what you're trying to do here.

Triumph of Ferocity seems situational, you're probably better off having something like Harmonize

Shape of the Wiitigo is quite expensive for what it does

Primeval Bounty expensive card for what it does

Primal Vigorchances of you casting this, then passing and letting your opponents use it first are high, imo.

Death's Presence you don't have that many creature to benefit from this.

Ashling the Pilgrim seems like a weak board wipe. Might be okay, though, but expensive.

Jugan, the Rising Star is just kinda bad, and you can do better for 6 aman

Rage Forger1 damage across 2-3 creatures won't make a big difference, even if it's across a few turns.

Soul's Might I don't think this is good.

Boundless Realms you need cheaper mana sources. You should add Rampant Growth and other cheap ramp. And Kodama's Reach

Zhur-Taa Druid Rampant Growth Kodama's Reach 2 Forest 2 Mountain would be my suggestions for a bit more ramp to give you the nudge in mana to cast the kickers.

Verduran Emissary Scrounging Bandar Keldon Overseer Fungal Behemoth Citanul Woodreaders Burst Lightning seem okay, but work nicely with what you're trying to do. Maximising on kicker is the way to go, imo.

Rishkar's Expertise goes in almost every green deck. It's crazy good, especially with a giant commander.

captainamerica on (Owned) Ruric Thar Deck

1 month ago

I would play Lightning Bolt, Destructive Revelry, Blasphemous Act, Bane of Progress, Manglehorn, Shivan Fire and/or Burst Lightning, Ulrich of the Krallenhorde  Flip, and Managorger Hydra. Burgeoning, Ramunap Excavator, Firemaw Kavu, and Flametongue Kavu are excellent additions (but not always replacments (the kavus)) as utilities.

just remember that nothing replaces enjoying the deck

hardhitta71194 on UR Delver | Modern

2 months ago

Sweet list, I also run Burst Lightning in mine, I like it over Lava Spike.

How do you like Thing in the Ice  Flip as opposed to Young Pyromancer? Ive been thinking of switching to TiTi myself.

Boza on Can Torrential Gearhulk pay Kicker ...

3 months ago

You state the correct ruling - kicker is an additional cost and may be paid when playing something without paying tis mana cost. So, if that was an instant, you could play it for free and kick it too. For example, Burst Lightning.

hardhitta71194 on UR Delver

3 months ago

Sweet deck, I play Delver as well. How do you like the Lava Spike? I was running them and replaced it with Burst Lightning but my deck is less burn-ish and more control.

Have you considered Electrolyze? Its an all-star in my deck.

taq on My Unoriginal Izzet Aggro Deck v2

3 months ago

When I first built this deck, it was more prowess (Stormchaser Mage, Bloodwater Entity) and more counter spells. Also more burn. I did not have the Kiln Fiend or Nivix Cyclops. The deck performed very well in my limited amount of playing.

I really wanted to go with something that could deal some serious creature damage, but the changes are not really working out as I had hoped. I think this deck is kind of stuck in hybrid mode, stuck between aggro and burn, and I don't know how to make that competitive (is it possible on a budget?)

One of the challenges I have is that a lot of the spells in this deck target its own creatures, and if there are no creatures - the card is a waste. Or worse, nothing like seeing the two lands untapped of your opponent, knowing they are sitting on a Terminate - just waiting for me to combo and then take out the cyclops.

I think I need to go back to more burn - but yet I want creature power and I need to keep this budget. I really like the Thing in the Ice  Flip, but it too is a waste when someone waits til I cast spell 4 and then someone sends it back to my hand.

Some considerations:

  • Remove cards that specifically target my own creatures. Get rid of trample, unblockable and unsummon.

  • Add Shock or better yet Burst Lightning

  • maybe dump some of the creatures in favor of counter spells

  • Add Enigma Drake? Flying, doesn't die to bolts, and power doesn't drop at the end of the turn (unless someone exiles the graveyard...)

Anyone have some suggestions?

hardhitta71194 on Izzmatic

3 months ago

Im not playing Logic Knot because it makes Enigma Drake weak and Bedlam Reveler impossible to cast. And its a budget deck so no fetch lands.

The Burst Lightning are newly added and I havent had a chance to test them yet. I had Lava Spike in that spot and didnt like it and also tried Rift Bolt which was awkward most of the time.

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