Chain Lightning


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO 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
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning (PD2) Common
Masters Edition III (ME3) Common
Legends (LEG) Common

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Chain Lightning


Chain Lightning deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Then that player or that creature's controller may pay . If the player does, he or she may copy this spell and may choose a new target for that copy.

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Chain Lightning Discussion

ticked-off-squirrel on Need help with my first ...

6 days ago

hmm. those be good cards. here's what i think:

2 Mana Flare + 4 Shivan Dragon ---> 1 Ball Lightning + 3 Mountain (or Chain Lightning ) + 2 Enrage

Ball Lightning is cheap, is strong, has both trample and haste. downside is it's good for only one turn. but i do see your reason for Blood Lust. the Ball Lightning becomes a 10/1 with Trample and Haste and with it being an instant you can trigger it anytime you want. however a better instant, if you can find one, is Enrage. with that card you can choose how strong to make Ball Lightning. and with 21 mountains each producing triple mana you can pour a ton of mana into Enrage to make the Ball Lightning even more powerful.

ticked-off-squirrel on Need help with my first ...

1 week ago

hmm. here's what i suggest:

-2 Mana Flare (overkill for mana ramp. you only need 2 to have lands triple mana production. any higher and it's a flood.)

-2 Shivan Dragon (they guzzle up your mana which could be spent on better burns)

-4 Blood Lust (they aren't helping you out with burns)

+3 Chain Lightning (excellent burn card that can bounce)

+3 Mountain (extra mana)

Daddy1ong1egs13 on Big-Foot

1 month ago

I will do the 2 Bloodstained Mires and the 1 Wooded Foothills for the Invocation Counterspell. I just realized that the foothills was from Onslaught. Lol I feel like an idiot. Think you could throw in that Chain Lightning to sweeten the pot? If not, no worries!

SufferFromEDHD on Neheb, The Eternal Punisher

1 month ago

Great looking list! Few suggestions:

Thespian's Stage and Vesuva for your Valakut

Braid of Fire your general during the upkeep

Satyr Firedancer great with Repercussion.

Magus of the Moon blood moon #2

Guttersnipe good value in a list like this.

Shard Volley, Rift Bolt, Chain Lightning more 1 mana 3 damage spells

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.

TheGuy827 on BURN!!!!!!

2 months ago

Looks pretty good. But you should remove Magma Jet to put in 4 Chain Lightning because it's much faster.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on 8-Alchemist Burn

3 months ago

Chain Lightning is pauper-legal. Definitely recommend including a playset of it in place of Incinerate.

Fireblast is also a must include. It's essentially a free 4 damage for finishing off your opponent. Probably would only run as a 2-of, though, in place of a couple copies of Expedite.

Adding a couple copies of Forgotten Cave to your manabase to filter out dead draws would also probably be helpful.

Nice list! Might just build it myself.

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