Harnessed Lightning


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon

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Harnessed Lightning


Choose target creature. You get (three energy counters), then you may pay any amount of . Harnessed Lightning does that much damage to that creature.

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Harnessed Lightning Discussion

Wood_Elemental on Thopter burn

5 hours ago

Nice list, I've always loved this combo and I love to see it still kicking around. The only thing I would recommend is Harnessed Lightning. I'd add 2 of those and take out 2 Essence Scatter because there are a couple decks in the format right now that run very little to even no creatures.

x12721 on Bregalad

5 days ago

Do you have a budget in mind for this deck? If not, I'd say Fatal Push for removal (Walk the Plank for budget) and Blossoming Defense (Hapatra's Mark for budget) to protect your guys. Each creature in this deck dies to Push, and the Explore triggers can be responded to with Harnessed Lightning or Abrade. I personally run a nasty Grixis control deck, and had no problems simply countering or killing your creatures before they got out of hand. Prowling Serpopard might be good in the side, along with Naturalize and extra removal.

GeminiSpartanX on Flame-Chained

5 days ago

How has running the full 4 Magma Sprays been working for you? I've found them to be lackluster against all but the lowest-to-the-ground agro decks, and have cut down on a few to MD more Abrades. I noticed that you don't have any 3-drops, which is something I've also been dealing with when trying out my version of this deck. I had Arch of Orazca in my build originally, but found it hard to get the city's blessing in goldfishing since running a ton of removal spells doesn't give much opportunity to build up a board. Since you are using Harnessed Lightning, have you given any thought to running Glint-Sleeve Siphoner and Aether Hub for additional energy production/use? I'm not big into standard, but I normally like having a somewhat decent deck to use for the few occasions I get to play. Here's my list so far, and I'd appreciate any advice you'd be willing to share with your experience playing this deck - RB cards I own.

Agusdakilla on 73% Competitive Izzet Enigma Drake

1 week ago

Have you considered switching out the Cathartic Reunions for the 2 Glimmer of Genius? More card draw, you don't lose another card, and if you play Harnessed Lightning, which I definitely recommend (at least for the sideboard), it provides enough energy to take down large creatures.It depends on your playstyle. Do you prefer to play it as a turbo/tempo deck, or as control?

Agusdakilla on U/R Drake Control

1 week ago

Great! If I can lay my hands on a few copies of Censor or Harnessed Lightning I'll try them out. On the same note, what do you think of Spell Pierce?

By the way, I'm thinking of taking out a Dynavolt Tower. I've had too many games where I get two or three, and I really don't want that.

Thebiggalactus on U/R Drake Control

1 week ago

Censor is actually a perfect card to go with because it always has value. Drawing a card for 1 mana is the best value you can get with a card. Harnessed Lightning and Lightning Strike are great because they're cheap to cast, deal with early threats, and arent bad for your deck at all. They both have their upsides because Lightning Strike can hit them,their planeswalkers, and Harnessed Lightning can be cast to kill any creaturewith toughness 3 or less with it netting you an energy or two along the way. You can even use Harnessed Lightning using no energy to net you 4 energy which is almost a complete Dynavolt Tower trigger on it's own.

Agusdakilla on U/R Drake Control

1 week ago

Thanks, I really appreciate that.

I probably should move 1 or 2 Negates into the sideboard, but I'd feel kind of naked in the early game without a few counters. I considered Censor, but it seemed that in a deck that wanted the game to go longer than usual it didn't provide enough value. On the subject of burn, I'd love Abrade, but it's a bit too expensive for me. Is it worth it to put in another Lightning Strike, and maybe a Harnessed Lightning?

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