Chain Lightning


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO 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
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

hardhitta71194 on My eyes...the goggles do nothing!

4 days ago

Sweet deck! I would replace the Opt with Ponder or Preordain and possibly run Chain Lightning over Lightning Strike.

Grubbernaut on Kiln fiend deck

2 weeks ago

Misstyped; meant Searing Blaze, whoops.

Temur Battle Rage is basically part of your wincon, so I'd do it as a 4-of. Gitaxian Probe lets you know if it's safe to go for the kill, and thins your deck for free -- I also like this as a 4.

I think you could cut the last two Cathartic Reunions and maybe one Chain Lightning for 3x Magma Jet

heltoupee on Commanding an Army of Burn

3 weeks ago

Some suggestions for you that you might be interested in:

Raid Bombardment - This will act similarly to Orcish Oriflamme, should always trigger on each of your tokens provided you sequence your anthem buff spells correctly, and does the damage directly to get around blockers / fogs.

Flame Slash - Strictly better than Boulder Salvo.

Guardians' Pledge - Pretty good anthem effect, possibly situationally better than Rally the Forces or Rally the Righteous.

Aftershock - This one may be too cute, but, short of doing a ton of damage to something, you don't have a way to outright destroy a creature. This does that, and will trigger the commander, too. It may be better to just run Oblivion Ring, but I've found it to be very useful.

Pyromatics - Replicate can help trigger Blaze Commando multiple times. Battle Hymn into this would be awesome.

Chain Lightning - More flexible than Lava Spike. Can trigger Blaze Commando more than once if your opponent messes up (never send a chain lightning back if the caster has RR open ;) ). Actually, in paper, it costs less $$, too!

Piebye726 on RU PIRATE

2 months ago

Well it seems like you are running pirate aggro which I am not too big of a fan on, but it works i guess. I think that you need to narrow down your list of pirates to just a few, since your deck looks a little inconsistent. For your instants and sorceries, you should add in a few counterspells Spell Pierce, Mana Leak, Cryptic Command, Remand) and burn cards(Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, Lava Spike, Flame Slash) for a more midrange deck so that your pirates(which start kinda slow) to take over the game. Also in this deck, I would definitely bring your amount of lands to at least 20+, and if you wanted to make this deck a lot better, you can put in a couple Steam Vents and Scalding Tarn to help your deck get more consistent. Another tip is to buy singles instead of a box when you are building a deck. This website has plenty of great budget decks that you can build without hardly breaking the back. An example I can straight up think of us Here Comes the Boom! (Featured in Daily MTG!), and a deck that I saw that was $20, infect, and could win on turn 2. Overall, this deck isn't too bad, and I can see some great improvements that would make it good :)

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

2 months 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 ...

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

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