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

StopShot on Mardu Instant Burn (Budget)

3 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

4 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

heckproof on Primer ••• “Weird Ponza” (Competitive-ish)

4 months ago

First off, this deck is pretty sweet. I have a mono-red Hatebears list that also runs Crack the Earth . (It’s not a very good list in and of itself, but its good starts are insane.) The main thing I’d suggest is to replace Shock in the sideboard. It’s just strictly worse than a ton of other cards. If you need cheap spot removal like Lightning Bolt , you could try Burst Lightning , which is like Shock except that it hits a whole lot more in the late game. If you want a spicier option for the removal slot in the side, try Sudden Shock . While it is a 2-mana variant of Shock , it has a huge advantage in that there’s really no way to stop it: Split Second makes the Spell uncounterable, and not even activated abilities or pump spells can save the targeted creature. In other words, Sudden Shock dunks on Infect.

Just some things to consider!

souzagm on IDK Izzet?

8 months 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

8 months 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

9 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 UR Control

9 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 UR Control

10 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.

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