Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

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Lightning Bolt Discussion

tclaw12 on Burny Burny Tokens

1 hour ago

Definitely add Lightning Bolt as 4-of.

You could try things like Gitaxian Probe for free cycling, a token, and a look at their hand. It also triggers Jeskai Ascendancy for free.

Also cards like Distortion Strike and Emerge Unscathed might be nice to trigger your token makers and Jeskai Ascendancy twice.

With such a low curve, you could probably go down to 22-24 land.

Good luck with the deck :)

malfeischylde on Question regarding card draw in ...

2 hours ago

I personally have always loved Telling Time, and I also don't understand the lack of use. Yeah, Magma Jet also does the scry, and yes, I like it for the same reason, and would consider running it over Lightning Bolt for the same reason. If it didn't cost so much, I also like Foresee. Bob is great, minus the drawback which disallows the use of higher casting cost cruel control cards. It is, indeed, a puzzlement. Why not run the newer Font of Fortunes or Weave Fate or Jace's Ingenuity as an alternative?

anewtomorrow87 on Naya's zoo of killers

3 hours ago

What about if I cut out the Lightning Helix for Lightning Bolt

Zoo on Naya's zoo of killers

3 hours ago

looks good man- It'll certainly win you games. The only thing that I have left to suggest is Lightning Bolt its the most efficient removal in the format and absolutely perfect for a deck like this. Maybe you could play with your numbers on instants to make room for it?

billpasdmf on Zeus Farts

6 hours ago

I would suggest Lightning Bolt but you already have it in the maybe. I dunno guy. Can't improve upon perfection, as they say.

phil125 on This Deck Ruined My Life

6 hours ago

Added Hordeling Outburst and Lightning Bolt to this deck. I put this together on MTGO last night for about $4 and played a little in modern. Wow this can do a lot of damage fast.

Game 2: 3 Young Pyromancers out by turn 5 casting Shocks and Lightning bolts during that time then a hordling outburst. Had 20+ tokens out at one point then Hellrider game over.

clowe304433 on Bant's literal hatred for like, everything

7 hours ago

Since you're running Bant, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV would be decent as a method of both taxing your opponent and giving you a bit of CMC reduction. I would altogether remove Rhox War Monk since it's not quite as useful as Loxodon Smiter, which I would replace it with.

Also, I would shift Spellskite into sideboard. Hatebears decks and D&T in general have problems with decks that are faster than they are in providing threats, such as burn and Abzan. Wilt-Leaf Liege is a great foil to this, as it grants your creatures just a bit of extra power and toughness to block a bigger threat or take a Lightning Bolt.

In my opinion, going Bant with the addition of blue should naturally skew the deck toward a more control-focused approach, but it seems like you are trying to keep it aggressive. I would suggest looking into the various control elements offered by blue/green, such as Voidslime that could be useful for different effect counters, or minor counterspells.

I hope this was helpful.

Color(s) Red
Cost R
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 3.0
Avg. cube pick 3.87


Format Legality
MTGO Legal
Heirloom Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning Common
2011 Core Set Common
2010 Core Set Common
Masters Edition magic online on
Beatdown Box Set Common
Fourth Edition Common
Revised Edition Common
Unlimited Edition Common
Limited Edition Beta Common
Limited Edition Alpha Common
Promo set for Gatherer Common
Promo Set Common


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