Lightning Berserker

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir Uncommon

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Lightning Berserker

Creature — Human Berserker

: Lightning Berserker gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Dash (You may cast this spell for its dash cost. If you do, it gains haste, and it's returned from the battlefield to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step.)

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Lightning Berserker Discussion

Gattison on Pauper EDH Primer

4 days ago

I'm glad Disciple of Deceit is on here, there's a lot you can do with that one.

I also am working on a Lightning Berserker deck with at least 50% lands. Seems to be doing alright, so far.

Anybody wanna compare notes?

AlmightyTentacle on Fire From Olympus: Purphoros EDH

1 month ago

Thx for comments and upvotes comrades!

Wurmlover - I will gladly chek it out mate.

TheRedGoat - Lightning Berserker and Glitterfang was in the old version of deck. But I finde them not as good as they looks like from the first sight.

Flamerush Rider 90% of deck creatures dont need to attack so there is almoust no targets for Rider.

I try to avoid using infinite combos building my decks.

TheRedGoat on Fire From Olympus: Purphoros EDH

1 month ago

So have you ever given thought to cards with dash like Lightning Berserker or Flamerush Rider?

Also have you considered infinite combo effects any or are you trying to avoid them? I can understand if you prefer to not play any infinite combo effects, as it can warp the rest of the deck around them, But I think there are some that you could use the pieces of and still retain your build the way it is.

sonnet666 on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

MagicalHacker,

For starters, I have already looked at your's and ay.lobo's Purphoros lists at least 10 times. You don't have to keep posting them. I know you've submitted them, and they're on my mind.

Secondly, Purphoros was the first EDH deck I built when I first got into the format, and I've played and updated the deck ever since then, so I know the ins and outs of the deck very well. And believe me when I say you are still using some sub-par strategies in your list. For instance, I can say with certainty that Glitterfang and Lightning Berserker are too slow to be of any real use.

Third, goldfishing Turn 6 wins is no longer enough to get you higher than T3. Since the advent of Paradox Engine, Aetherflux Reservoir, Walking Ballista, new efficient combos like DramaticScepter, and the Protean Hulk unban, nearly everything in the top tiers have gotten a significant uptick in power level. Nearly everything in T2.5 and above is capable of goldfishing T4 wins. The top tiers have so many overpowered cards right now that they could unban Tinker without shaking up the format too much. Purphoros gets a little bit of leeway, since he screws over AdNaus decks so badly, but if I were to put your list up as the example for Purphoros right now, I would have no choice but to demote Purphoros to T3, since it's unrealistic to expect a deck that wins on turn 6 to compete with the upper tiers in this meta.

If you still think that your deck is between T2 and T1.5, then I challenge you to playtest the Arcum Dagsson and Azami decklists from T1.5 and T2 in the description. Both of those can go off on turns 2 to 4 easily, with occasional T1 wins. A Purphoros list would lose to those decks without a doubt 99 times out of 100.

That being said, I appreciate the contention with the current Purphoros list in the description. As ay.lobo has brought up, restricting the deck to just goblin tribal cuts out a lot of cards that synergize really beautifully with Purphoros. However, there are a lot of things that play well with Purphoros, and unfortunately, not all of them play well with each other. The reason we have a goblin tribal deck up right now is that the tribal synergy speeds up the clock of the deck by about 1 turn because of the extra rituals, tutors, and things like Warren Instigator or Goblin War Strike. It's that little bit of speed that's keeping Purphoros in T2.5 really.

I think what needs to happen going forward is to work out how to add the non-goblin cards that Purphoros shines with to a goblin shell that will continue to speed up the deck. Could be super tricky. I've been planning on taking a crack at it for a while now.

spudman3d, A while back I suggested a six tier system in the interest of separating the moderately (mostly) Janky commanders like Chisei, Heart of Oceans or He Who Hungers from the complete trash like Barktooth Warbeard or Myojin of Infinite Rage. (Also, to keep stuff like Chisei from clogging up T4, which clogged up T3, which actually bothered people.)

We tried it for a little while, but ultimately thegigibeast decided that T5 and T6 were so close that functionally no one cared to separate them. He combined them into the current T5, and I think that's fine the way it is.

Also fyi, there are actually some pretty functional Phage decks. Black has the best tutor power and the best graveyard recursion, so you can easily get one of the six ways to get Phage out of the command zone: Sundial of the Infinite, Command Beacon, Null Brooch, Thrull Wizard, Withering Boon, and Kozilek, the Great Distortion. It's stupid and over-complicated for what is essentially a mediocre Voltron deck, but it does function.

Darsul on Humans. Loyal? Yes. Important? Nah.

2 months ago

To help you out the best I would say you need to focus the deck more. In a nutshell, as I see it, you have 3 ways to play in MTG; You make your opponent answer what your doing, You answer your opponent and you answer you opponent till your ready to play. "You make your opponent answer what your doing" aggro and burn are your prime exp. here (some times combo falls in here too like strom). Both of those deck archetypes don't care what your doing, they are all in game plan and for the most part don't run a plan B. "You answer your opponent" is every ones love to hate decks control decks and fog like decks (combo offent falls in here). Going in shields up, answer every threat their opponent plays till they play their Door to Nothingness(i win card). Midrange is "You answer your opponent and you answer you opponent till your ready to play", the typical game plan is to pave the way for you bigger creature by either Thoughtseize way their answers your your threats and/or ramping to get them out.

What I want to get at with out sounding pretentious ass, stream line the focus. From the sound of things you like the synergy of Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant. Running with that I would drop Brion Stoutarm (4 drop with low board Impact and we were over how fling is just more win), Gather the Townsfolk(W/out a champ or Lieutenant on the field it feels like a dead card) and 2 Thatcher Revolt (same as towns folk but, does have chance at crazy output with the nut draw). Add in 3 Lightning Berserker (casting it with dash) and 3 Norin the Wary also, add 4 Lightning Helix. Kari Zev's Expertise has to go (cute combo with fling but, really you don't want to answer their creatures right?) along with Soulfire Grand Master (doesn't do much in this deck) and 2 flings for, 4Burning-Tree Emissary and 4 Lightning Mauler. In short Naya Humans w/out green, for more deck ideals thiers Stake Sisters looks fun as well and Burn is also, a thing.

landofMordor on Primal Bones

2 months ago

Yeah, UnleashedHavoc, glad you like it! I figured the key to breaking it was to 1) spread the bonus among as many creatures as possible, and 2) use the bonus as much as possible, from turn 3 onwards. Cuz why get free Giant Growths on big creatures only, when you could get it every turn on two dashed Lightning Berserkers?

Darsul on Break Their Bones Fairly Quickly (Modern)

2 months ago

I like Naya Humans, casting Lightning Berserker for the Dash to keep triggering Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant turn after turn.

thomas2377 on

2 months ago

Awesome. Great call on the Ash Zealot moving to sideboard. I'll add in the Cerodon Yearling and pick up the Skyknight Legionnaire and the Lightning Berserker as well. Thanks for the help everyone!

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