Burst Lightning

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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

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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Burst Lightning Discussion

sylvannos on Is there a better card ...

1 week 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

2 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 ...

3 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

3 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.

Thylian1 on

3 months ago

Is shock really worth it? Wouldn't Rift Bolt, Shard Volley, Lava Spike be better? Or if you want instant speed, Burst Lightning.

Blo on Budget Beginner Teaching Decks (#2 Red)

4 months ago

I added some dragon flavor with a single Lightning Shrieker replacing the Jeska, Warrior Adept I do not own. I've made a few other changes, but the deck seems really explosive. (turn 3 winable explosive).
If you draw a haster turn 1 > 3 damage, turn 2 play Kiln Fiend, turn 3 play 3 instants/sorceries including the Assault Strobe and a Rush of Adrenaline (so it gets double strike, trample and +8 damage and you hit for 18 damage > 21 damage total. Even if they block, you can use a Flame Slash before combat, to deal 24 damage with the fiend and kill the blocker.
I removed the Assault Strobe for now, and replaced it with a combination of 2 Dragon Mantle and 2 Burst Lightning. This seems a bit slower, and gives more reach should the game last longer. Both introduce a new mechanic, which might be a bit much for the complete beginner, but I haven't had any issues with the two I played it with.

CaptSillva on Goblinpalooza

5 months ago

Zada, Hedron Grinder, Raging Goblin, Monastery Swiftspear, Goblin Spelunkers, Goblin Charbelcher, Sword of the Paruns, Howl of the Horde, Hamletback Goliath, Burst Lightning, Collateral Damage, Shock, Searing Blood, and Spark Jolt.

These are the weakest cards in the deck. Zada lacks any synergy in this deck making him a 3/3 goblin for four mana which is a very poor card. Raging Goblin and Swiftspear don't really do enough for commander. Goblin Spelunkers is just a low quality card. Charbelcher, Paruns, Howl, and Hamletback are all decent cards but are a bit too mana intensive for this deck. The rest are single target burn spells and these are very weak for a few reasons. In commander you will have more than one opponent and each will start with 40 health so you wouldn't be able kill them with burn spells alone. Also creatures tend to be bigger in size, so 2-3 damage isn't always enough to kill anything important.

shaistyone on Under $10 Red Deck Wins! :)

5 months ago

Burst Lightning seems like a better Shock upgrade than Galvanic Blast

What do you think of Bloodrage Brawler for this?

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