Burst Lightning


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
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
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Burst Lightning Discussion

souzagm on IDK Izzet?

1 month ago

Hi I Would remove 2x Shock to -------> 2x Burst Lightning and maybe a Bedlam Reveler . Here is my Izzet list Through the Water and Flames

Grubbernaut on UR Delver

1 month ago

Definitely would cut Flame Slash for either Burst Lightning or Forked Bolt . Slash is dead in too many modern matchups, imo.


IamSuperman825 on Omnath and friends

2 months ago

Ok--So here are a couple suggestions on lands--staples--if you will, that I include with this style deck/commander etc that I mentioned briefly above.

Fetchlands are great with Omnath and all of your creatures with Landfall like Avenger of Zendikar More the merrier. Some of the fetches have been reprinted, some haven't. So depending on the one you want, there could be a wide range in price. There are Budget equivalents like Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse and Mountain Valley there's a couple others too. These traditionally aren't as good because they only get Basic lands and they come into play tapped. However, they get the job done on Landfall triggers should you need an option while you're waiting to upgrade to that Wooded Foothills this one, luckily, has been reprinted in Khans block I believe. It wouldn't be a bad idea to look at a few others while we were at it though. Windswept Heath might be good Blighted Woodland and Naya Panorama better or cheaper options for sure.

Color Balance: Nothing sucks more than drawing a bunch of one color mana--so lets even it out some with lands that tap for either color.
Rootbound Crag , Stomping Ground , Reflecting Pool , Command Tower , Raging Ravine Utility Lands: Maximize your land. Make it work for you.
Kessig Wolf Run , Rogue's Passage , Thespian's Stage , Miren, the Moaning Well , Temple of the False God , Skarrg, the Rage Pits
There are others--Tribal specific that are good-- Contested Cliffs for example would be good if you had more beasts or Primal Beyond if you had more Elementals.

Now-- I had thought about it some more since I commented earlier today and I have a few more suggestions. I'm just going to suggest the cards, I won't offer cuts at this time, because I'm not looking to change your deck completely, just give you some thoughts if you were wanting to tap into your Commander more or just be cool fun R/G beats deck etc. I'll leave that up to you. Happy to help in any way though.

Synergy: There are a few other cards that would work well with Omnath and I'll list here.
Solemn Simulacrum The Lonely Robot draws a card and gets you a land = Landfall trigger/ramp.
Scapeshift Cast this when you have Omnath and it could be awesome. Cast it with Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle in play, and thats a lot of damage. Prismatic Omen Doesn't care what land you get--just saying.
Craterhoof Behemoth takes all those shiney new Elementals and/or Plant tokens from Avenger of Zendikar and makes them Big stompy.
Warstorm Surge I'll just leave this here.
Skyshroud Claim Yeah, in play.

About this one particular card:
Burst Lightning Ok, I do think you should probably swap this card with something that straight kills something gives you a little more versatility. Perhaps something like Atarka's Command or Decimate or Skullcrack or Beast Within or Banefire

Other EDH Staples and Protection:
Chromatic Lantern
Sol Ring
Quicksilver Amulet
Swiftfoot Boots
Lightning Greaves
Chord of Calling
Some other cards to save towards I guess.

I hope this helps. I rambled.

Vanquishermm on Izzet Delver!

2 months ago

Kjartan I am removing those 2 Tarfire , along with 3 Lightning Strike , 1 Burst Lightning , 1 Spell Pierce , and 1 Spell Snare once I am able to purchase more cards. Cards like Vapor Snag and Cryptic Command will replace those other, less ideal spells. My finished deck will be this -> Constant WIP Resolved

Vanquishermm on Izzet Delver!

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 months 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.

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