Forked Bolt


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders 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
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Forked Bolt Discussion

Dragaan on Little Zoo (Modern)

1 month ago

Some things for me to consider:

Light Up the Stage over the 1 Forked Bolt . (Mana is really tight, but the card selection could be worth it -- on the other hand, bolting "birds" is very important :).

The 4th Ghor-Clan Rampager over the 1 Become Immense . (Rampager is just an all-star whereas Immense rarely comes up...)

Monastery Swiftspear over Kird Ape ? (Apes are good for pumping an early Pelt Collector and usually block better, but combat tricks are really what get most wins...)

So far the only one I'm immediately considering switching is #2. #3 will require testing and I'm sure is more meta-dependent because I don't think there's a flat-out better choice between the 2. It may just end up needing to be a "flex" creature slot.

Grubbernaut on UR Delver

1 month ago

Definitely would cut Flame Slash for either Burst Lightning or Forked Bolt . Slash is dead in too many modern matchups, imo.


vorpalaxe on lava spike, vorpalaxe

1 month ago

for example: vs burn on the draw. it is best if i can take out Eidolon of the Great Revel and Forked Bolt . if i take out Shard Volley then i will only have Dragon's Claw to put in. Molten Rain is not bad against multicolor burn, but it is better on the play. maybe i should side in Smash to Smithereens to counter possible Dragon's Claw and Ensnaring Bridge .. 3d chess doe

vorpalaxe on lava spike, vorpalaxe

1 month ago

etron is pretty even, and depends on their hand.. all i can sideboard right now against it is Shard Volley and Smash to Smithereens in and Eidolon of the Great Revel and Forked Bolt out. hard to say what is that best thing to do about this matchup.. Chalice of the Void stops Shard Volley unless i get Smash to Smithereens .. no doubt Molten Rain would help. maybe i can take Shard Volley out of the sideboard. it is there for matches where i have more cards i want to take out of the mainboard, and nothing else to put in.

Darth_Savage on The Fire Nation

2 months ago

My first thought is remove 4x Mountain add 4x Ramunap Ruins this could let you eek out that last little bit of damage you need. My second thought is I'm not sure Shock belongs here Forked Bolt , Searing Blaze or Skewer the Critics may be better options. As would upping your count of Rift Bolt to four. Even Vexing Devil is a better option than Shock which for Modern just seems underpowered... Hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

Kjartan on Izzet Delver!

3 months ago

i think you should keep one of them, then maybe cut one for an Electrolyze , and another for a cheaper spell like Forked Bolt , Vapor Snag or another Spell Pierce

I think it's fine to keep the remaining two Lava Spike s.

greeb1957 on

3 months ago

Something I have found to work with my Dino’s is Farseek plus Canopy Vista and Cinder Glade. I put a fair number of Basic Forest in for them (I’m leaning mainly G/R+w). Also having more basics than maybe normal gives plenty for ranging Raptors to grab. I’ll often find if the game is going much past turn 6, I’ll have two basics out for sure and then those dual “battle” lands come in untapped.

Another interesting land choice I am loving is Desert. Ping Ripjaw or Ranging, ping their creature each turn. Lots of versatility for that card in this specific deck.

Creature wise I have many thoughts on that front. For now I would try 4 Thrashing Brontodon. It’s a great body being a 3/4 and with your heavy lean towards Dino cost reduction, will likely be just GG every game. Then in the pinch you have that convenience of sacking to get rid of a problem artifact or enchantment.

My favourite ping spell right now is definitely Forked Bolt. The sheer versatility is amazing and feels especially good when draw a card and playing a land for only one R.

I’ve got many other thoughts on this deck type from my testing. Last but not least, one of my newer testing cards Skarrg, the Rage Pits.

Brall on Forked Bolt - Hit once ...

5 months ago


Does Forked Bolt hit a single target once with 2 dmg or does it hit twice with 1 dmg?

Thank you!

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