Burst Lightning


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual 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

ouija-bored on Take Control

1 day ago

I would replace the Burst Lightning and the Staggershock with Fiery Impulse and Collective Defiance

Kidchaos2084 on Burn Baby BURN

3 days ago

I would suggest by cutting Shocks and Lightning Strikes. Here are some good replacements:

Next, I would replace the Rakdos Shred-Freaks, Spike Jesters, and Rubblebelt Maakas whith some other creatures. Here are a few for you consideration:

Finally, I would suggest changing out Howl of the Horde for Blightning.

The_Fallen_Duke on Ligthing n lava

1 month ago

I usually do not play much red myself so take it with a grain of sand, but I would rather have Lightning Bolt instead of Burst Lightning and definetely Lava Spike instead of Lava Axe: for the same amount of mana you would spend with the cards currently in the deck, you would be able to potentially inflict much more damage.I would also consider having Firebolt: cheap, effective and you can re-cast it from your graveyard if needed.

You haven't mentioned any format, so I assume this deck is for casual play and there are not limits with legal cards, am I correct?

Stone_Man on Red Burn-Only Deck

1 month ago

Make a mono red deck, and have only stuff that cost one or two mana and deals damage like Shock, Lightning Bolt, Gut Shot, Burst Lightning, Chain Lightning, Firebolt, Lava Spike, Pillar of Flame, Wild Slash, and then add stuff like Rite of Flame, and Figure of Destiny. This deck is able to beat even the best mtg players with their own personal decks.

sylvannos on Is there a better card ...

2 months ago

Have you thought about Atarka's Command? I know it doesn't hit creatures, but the green splash gives you more options for your deck. You can also use your Isochron Scepters to get extra lands into play. Probably the best thing, however, is that you get to play Destructive Revelry in your sideboard.

For strictly Boros colors, other options are Angel's Grace, Dawn Charm, Burst Lightning (you can pay the kicker even when it's imprinted), Deflecting Palm, Galvanic Blast (although you'd need more artifacts in your deck), Intervention Pact, Sudden Shock, Surging Flame, and Pact of the Titan.

Skullcrack is going to likely be the best option, however.

Master_Of_Obscure_Blue_Spells on $15 Modern Minotaur Tribal

4 months ago

I Playtex red the deck and dealt 36 damage on T5. Pretty Great.The deck runs super smooth, which I definitely didn't expect from a $15 deck. I recommend Burst Lightning in place of the Shocks.

Squirrelbacon on I want to make my ...

5 months ago

I'm pretty sure Rift Bolt is relatively cheap now, as is Monastery Swiftspear.

Those would both help. You can also run Burst Lightning for a few copies to add extra oomph at the end, maybe even 1 Thunderous Wrath as a surprise.

TheAnnihilator on

5 months ago

Izzet Charm, Remand, Snapcaster Mage, Scalding Tarn + Steam Vents, Think Twice, Blood Moon, Burst Lightning over Wild Slash, Roast or Flame Slash. All cards you should consider adding. Also, Academy Ruins to go with Wurmcoil (and maybe Vedalken Shackles?). You may also play Bonfire of the Damned.

Dissolve, Mindswipe, and Ravaging Blaze are all too slow for Modern.

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