Forked Bolt


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
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

raidersfan18 on Kuldotha Whack

2 weeks 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 Red Rush

2 weeks 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

1 month 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?

1 month 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

1 month ago

Would Forked Bolt work?

shadow63 on the storm shall be harnessed ($25)

2 months ago

What should I take out for Forked Bolt KumaLKS

Gexver on

2 months ago

Thanks AlfrescoHotshot! Mardu indeed is going up recently, a very solid build. The mainboard Forked Bolt are iffy, originally just boarded in because 1 toughness creatures/tokens became so prominent in my local meta they ended up in the mainboard because of the constant need for em'. I'm thinking of outing them for good ol' Lightning Bolt again, cause I feel Forked Bolt a bit slow in the MB especially vs big mana where I feel it bricks mostly. I was looking over your list and wanted to ask your opinion on a few slots:

  • Is 3 Terminate truly the sweet spot? I've been running 2 always, but I've seen mosts lists recently at a steady 3. I believe I'm biased for the 2/2 split between Abrupt Decay and Terminate, considering keeping the 3rd one in the SB maybe? Or is 1-3 the way to go?

  • Bontu's Last Reckoning, I have not had the chance to play it. In your experience, is it better on the SB than Damnation?

  • The 4th Thoughtseize in the SB is something I've been thinking about for a while now. How has it worked out for you?

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