Forked Bolt


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP) Common
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Uncommon

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Forked Bolt


Forked Bolt deals 2 damage divided as you choose among one or two target creatures and/or players.

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Forked Bolt Discussion

Bracothegazer on It's Raining Goblins, Hallelujah

6 days ago

TheMadRocketeer thank you so much for your answer, but I think that you don't get the point of the deck. In most cases I never attack with my creatures, almost all the damage is dealt by Impact Tremors or Boggart Shenanigans. Let's suppose a good hand: T1: play mountain, exile Simian Spirit Guide and cast impact tremors T2: play mountain, cast Skirk Prospector and Goblin Arsonist - 2 damage T3: play mountain, cast Boggart Shenanigans T4: play mountain,cast Dragon Fodder and sacrifice the tokens with the prospector, so you have 2 mana and 4 damage to the opponent, cast Hordeling Outburst and repeat (other 6 damages and 3 mana), tap the last mountain and use the mana to cast Empty the Warrens, cloned 3 times (6 goblins--> 12 damages and 6 mana) ==> good game

That's why I don't need creatures that pump my goblins, because they are constantly sacrificed somehow and never attacks

Tormenting Voice is for late game dead draws, like lands or Simian Spirit Guide

Foundry Street Denizen actually can be lethal in this deck, thanks for the advice

ramstutz on Blue Moon

2 weeks ago

This looks identical to my old list. I’ve moved away from roast in favor of Harvest Pyre because instant speed is so nice against reality smasher. A fourth remand is a must instead of the second logic knot, especially if you’re going with pyre, as four delve effects are tough to use consistently.

You mention you want to beat Jund. If that’s the case, I can’t recommend Vedalken Shackles enough. Counterflux is too narrow, so I’d recommend that to cut. Storm is probably bringing in empty the warrens anyways, which staticaster handles amazingly. Flux isn’t good enough for bloodbraid, especially on the draw. Shackles takes their great creatures and manlands and turns it against them. Force them to use their removal on their own creatures.

Lastly, unless affinity is super popular in your meta, go with Burst Lightning over Forked Bolt. Instant speed is so important. Even Magma Spray is better if hollow one or dredge is popular.

Snivy__ on Sideboard for 8-whack goblins

2 months ago

Ok so currently I am running

2x Dismember

1x Magus of the Moon (b/c I can't get Blood Moon at the time)

2x Dragon's Claw

4x Smash to Smithereens

1x Damping Sphere

1x Tormod's Crypt

1x Abrade

3x Forked Bolt

I played a tournament last Saturday, did bad the first round against RG Eldrazi (didn't see that one coming!) from one of my friends. Any suggestions to beat that?

He usually drops Reality Smashers, Thought-Knot Seers, and Endbringers against me by turn 3.

raidersfan18 on Kuldotha Whack

3 months ago

niemomann I like Forked Bolt against weenie decks and especially Lingering Souls. It's just better than spending 2 Mana and wiping out your board at the same time.

0b1ivi0nwa1k3r on Burn baby burn

3 months ago

Here is a 8 whack deck that would be pretty cheap to make if you took out Goblin Guide, Blood Moon, and Cavern of Souls. Cutting those cards would make the deck around 100$ and still pretty decent.

Creature (31)

4x Foundry Street Denizen

4x Goblin Bushwhacker

1x Goblin Chieftain

4x Goblin Guide

4x Goblin Piledriver

4x Legion Loyalist

2x Mogg Fanatic

4x Mogg War Marshal

4x Reckless Bushwhacker

Instant (6)

2x Glorious End

4x Lightning Bolt

Land (19)

2x Cavern of Souls

17x Mountain

Sorcery (4)

4x Goblin Grenade

Sideboard (15)

2x Blood Moon

2x Dragon's Claw

3x Forked Bolt

2x Goblin Chieftain

1x Harsh Mentor

3x Smash to Smithereens

2x Tormod's Crypt

Rigol on Izzmatic

4 months ago

Hi! The deck looks nice.
I'd suggest you Logic Knot as a better Mana Leak. May be swap all them or two (because it may sometimes be awkward that it needs TWO blue rather than ONE as Leak does, but overall it's better than Leak). And may be even one Remand, but it's very good in decks that just want to kill opponent very fast, so it may act like an actual Counterspell with upside(or just a two-mana Cryptic Command "counter, draw"=) ).
One Burst Lightning is fine. I think 3 is too much. May be swap two/one for third Electrolyze and/or Forked Bolts?
Also Boomerang is a consideration because it bounces lands!
If Fetchs+schocks are too costly for you then mana base looks ok. But if you can afford them better swap 4 Shivan Reefs and some of Spirebluff Canal and Wandering Fumaroles for 4 Scalding Tarn 2-4 Steam Vents and possibly some other fetches like Polluted Delta and Flooded Strand (because they are the cheapest blue-ish fetches). And if you'll go for fetch+shock package you possibly even can go to 19 lands with so much cantrips and such low curve!

PTsmitty on BBE in RG Eldrazi?

4 months ago

My R/G Eldrazi Deck is a build I am trying to duplicate from Grzegorz Kowalski's deck that recently won a GP. Today, I watched a deck video by Gaby Spartz that uses Bloodbraid Elf in the deck. This got me to think that it could be a good card to run for obvious speed and free card reasons. After watching her video, there was really only one instance where BBE helped her out and that was in game 1 where she got a Dismemeber to clear the only blocker her opponent had. Other times it seemed like it was more appropriate for her to play a Thought-Knot Seer or Reality Smasher rather than spin the wheel with BBE. It also seemed like her deck lacked a high end threat such as Endbringer as my deck and Kowalski's deck runs. There are limited videos and deck references for the type of build because most Eldrazi decks are based on a Tron build.

So my question is this. Is the power of BBE being overshadowed by bad match-ups, or is this just a bad deck build to use the card in? My best threats such as TKS, Smasher, and Endbringer cannot be played off of the cascade effect, but it hitting an Eldrazi Obligator would be nice for a pair of haste creatures. I would love to play BBE, but I do not want to plug it into a deck that does not need it just for the sake of playing it.

So I can try Spatz's build and take out the Scavenging Oozes for BBE, or I thought about -1 Oooze and -1 Forked Bolt for +2 BBE. I have not played at an FMN since the unbanning announcements so I am not sure how much Jace and U/W control dominates my local meta. I do know that Lingering Souls would make an appearance a lot so the Bolt is helpful with taking out the tokens. Please let me know what you all think about the situation. I am hoping to get this ironed out so I can take this deck to FMN this week. Thanks

Snap157 on The Gallows

4 months ago

Would Forked Bolt work?

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