Lightning Axe


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon
Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Lightning Axe


As an additional cost to play Lightning Axe, discard a card or pay .

Lightning Axe deals 5 damage to target creature.

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Lightning Axe Discussion

Maaagic on The Black Soil

1 week ago

I'm curious, how do you feel about Sinister Concoction as removal instead of Lightning Axe?

DesArthes on BR Madness

2 weeks ago

I know its little bit more expensive, but did you think about Burning Inquiry? That card is good vs combo, because it can disrupt their pieces in hand, and you usually hit at least something with madness. It worth that risk imho. And btw. I am not big fan of that much creatures with discard ability, I rather use Faithless Looting or maybe better Lightning Axe

mathijsderouck on Stuffy

1 month ago

Turn 4 is of course a lot more realistic.

Turn 1 Mountain

Turn 2 Land + Desperate Ritual + Boros Reckoner

Turn 3 Land

Turn 4 Land + Simian Spirit Guide + Furnace of Rath + Lightning Axe + discard

Xica on Mono-Red Demigod (Competitive Budget Deck)

1 month ago

I would ditch Avatar of Discord, you lack the required support of madness cards to make it worth it (not to mention the astronomical mana costs, the combination of casting it + madnessing something can have). In lieu of those it also suffers from the same problem Bloodrage Brawler does. If it gets killed/exiled (or even bounced) you got a tremendous card disadavnatage - and its hard to cast if you topdeck it late game.

Chandra's Phoenix is not as bad, as avatar, but this is just not hte right deck for it. It would thrive in any burn/control deck that can reliably hit face and need cards as fodder for large red spells like Lightning Axe, Knollspine Invocation, Jaya Ballard, Task Mage... etc. This deck only play 6x cards that fulfill the phoenix's reanimation clause, and you would still have to cast it, as you don't have much use for it as a discard fodder (outside of looting it away)

InfectRocksMyWorld on Phoenix Discard tribal

1 month ago

Maybe instead of Lightning Axe, you could use Thunderous Wrath, since it doesn't require any extra cost, and it can target the player, and not just a creature, allowing more flexibility, since Lightning Axe doesn't do to well against decks with minimal creatures.

Oroskan on Phoenix Discard tribal

1 month ago

This was designed to be a deck that used burn spells somewhat sparingly to get deal with anything that could stop the phoenixes from hitting for flying damage, and to get back Chandra's Phoenix from the graveyard. The idea is that it is a aggro variant that uses lots of evasive creatures that are hard to remove to get in consistent flying damage, and to discard pheonixes that can be returned in order to utilise the increased efficency of cards such as Jaya Ballard, Task Mage and Lightning Axe. I would classify it as a aggro deck, but one that's goal is not to win fast, but to establish a board presence that can be reccured.

mazrimtaim on H:updated binder W:modern Dredge

1 month ago

I'm wanting to get into dredge in modern and am updating my binder for the first time in a while. The cards I am looking for are: 2x Bloodstained Mire 1x Wooded Foothills 1x Dakmor Salvage 1x Stomping Ground 1x Blood Crypt 3x Bloodghast 2x Golgari Thug 1x Haunted Dead 4x Insolent Neonate 4x Narcomoeba 4x Prized Amalgam 2x Darkblast 3x Conflagrate 4x Faithless Looting 3x Life from the Loam 2x Ancient Grudge 2x Collective Brutality 2x Damping Sphere 1x Lightning Axe 2x Nature's Claim 2x Thoughtseize and here is my binder.

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