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 Common
Zendikar Common
Promo Set 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

Blo on Budget Beginner Teaching Decks (#2 Red)

1 week 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

1 month 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! :)

1 month ago

Burst Lightning seems like a better Shock upgrade than Galvanic Blast

What do you think of Bloodrage Brawler for this?

Pieguy396 on Boros burn

2 months ago

Hi there! I have a few suggestions:

thepittboss on Dash Away All

2 months ago

Hey, I really like what you did with this deck. Definitely a different approach to the Dash mechanic than what I did (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/14-04-15-oVz-hammer-time/). Also, I think Temur Battle Rage won't reach its full potential very often. Hitting that 4 power is tough with this lineup. However, I really like that many of your spells are 1 cost. Definitely a plus with your noble. But you might consider running Burst Lightning instead of shock as it's strictly better in 99% of cases.

Xica on How to deal with Liliana ...

2 months ago

Are Guerrilla Tactics or Burst Lightning good ideas against liliana, to warrant replacement of some bolts, or some place in the sideboard?

dallo on Fire is Fun

3 months ago

Nice choices. You may want to considerate Burst Lightning as an alternative of Wild Slash.

nonjon on Fancy Pants - Pure (C/U)

3 months ago

(16) MODERN PURE decks as of 04/17/17


Delver and the Hasteful Eight (BLUE/RED)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Pyroclasm, Relic of Progenitus, Smash to Smithereens, Shrine of Burning Rage


Elves (GREEN/black)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Doom Blade, Elves of Deep Shadow, Putrefy, Naturalize


Veterans (WHITE commons only)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Journey to Nowhere, Kor Hookmaster, Kor Sanctifiers, Infantry Veteran


Soul Sisters (WHITE)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Harm's Way, Celestial Purge, Faith's Fetters, Armored Ascension


Goblin Tokens (RED)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Electrickery, Massive Raid, Destructive Tampering, Goblin Rally


Drain Inspector (BLACK)

9 spells, 24 land

Sideboard: Consume Spirit, Marsh Casualties, Shrieking Affliction, Mind Sludge


Trondrazi Fire (RED/GREEN)

9 spells, 24 land

Sideboard: Lightning Bolt, Shrapnel Blast, Darksteel Sentinel, Volcanic Geyser


Spellbombo (ESPER - WHITE/BLUE/BLACK)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Disciple of the Vault, Restoration Specialist, Nihil Spellbomb, Sunbeam Spellbomb


Bogle Battle Rattle (GREEN/RED)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Giant Growth, Electrickery, Destructive Revelry, Fling


Faeries (BLUE/BLACK)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Doom Blade, Agony Warp, Negate, Faerie Harbinger


Mill-town (BLUE/BLACK)

9 spells, 24 land

Sideboard: Balustrade Spy, Far / Away, Psychic Spiral, Illness in the Ranks


Lingering Tokens (WHITE/black)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Doom Blade, Rootborn Defenses, Marsh Casualties, Phantom General


Warriors (WHITE/BLACK)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Rush of Battle, Timely Hordemate, Grasp of Darkness, Raiders' Spoils


Viralbots (BLUE)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: AEtherize, Corpse Cur, Rapid Hybridization, Corrupted Conscience


Dorkless Burn (RED/white)

10 spells, 20 land

All do damage to the face, a bit more than half can aim for creatures too.

Sideboard: Pyroclasm, Searing Blood, Smash to Smithereens, Journey to Nowhere


Fancy Pants (WHITE/blue)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Auramancer, Recumbent Bliss, Eel Umbra, Ordeal of Heliod


(16) MODERN PURE decks as of 04/17/17


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