Lightning Bolt


Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

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Lightning Bolt Discussion

APPLE01DOJ on 2014-09-16 update of Synergic Efficiency

2 hours ago

U'll win more games if u just switch that Electrolyze to Lightning Bolt or Abrupt Decay

For every Electrolyze u play, that could be a free win for Twin. Think about it that way.

I dunno how u don't have G or W available to u in a mana base running that many fetches. U do realize that a Bloodstained Mire can grab a Godless Shrine or a Overgrown Tomb right?

I think u should take all the SB advice above but it's okay to have a couple singleton's I'd recommend Torpor Orb Grafdigger's Cage Spellskite and a Sword to be some of them. Sword of Feast and Famine may help ur game plan but Sword of Light and Shadow offers some protection from Path to Exile and Maelstrom Pulse ...common answers for Phyrexian Obliterator

GlistenerAgent it's true that he plays a lot of creatures but they don't come down as fast as affinity or tokens so it's easy to keep pace with, especially since most of the early game is only mana rampers. Thrun is a bad ass either way though. I MB 1 just for Control and when he comes down he just is unstoppable. :) Even better when 1-2 Treetop Village are on the field.

slovakattack on I Guess I'll Always Be A Soldier of Fortune

2 hours ago

Hmmm... Boros Charm is great, but first thing's first: Round out your Path to Exile .

I'd also work on narrowing the focus of your deck.

Add in 4x AEther Vial , get rid of 2x Ballyrush Banneret (between your Preeminent Captain - add a 4th, btw) and AEther Vial , you should be able to get out what you need. Find a way to add another Ranger of Eos , as he is absolutely brutal. Switch out Elspeth for Elspeth, Knight-Errant .

Also, if you're running red, consider Lightning Bolt for faster aggro.

Dude2033 on Red/Blue Control Burn

3 hours ago

I had one Lightning Bolt in there but I only have one copy of the card and my local magic store doesn't have any and so I took it out...What would you take out in order to put Lightning Bolt in?

Osiris716 on Red/Blue Control Burn

3 hours ago

How can you run this without Lightning Bolt

luisserpa on Boris

6 hours ago

Side note. Insead of 3X Lightning Bolt , use 3X Lightning Helix .

TheWaltSpot on Mastering the Face-Palm Technique

8 hours ago

Thanks for all of the suggestions and I agree with Stoke the Flames which I will put two in because i don't want a flood of four drops. I'll take out he Magma Jet for 2 Stoke the Flames and to test Deflecting Palm in the main board because it can pump prowess and swing damage out of the way in a racing situation.

Thank you Hootiequack for the advice and will post more about this deck as i play around with it and your sugeestions are good but i don't know how i feel about being aggressive with it by using cards like Magma Spray and Void Snare which just drop one the table and then they are gone. I think for this build I want to build a Midrange type deck that uses the cards to surprise the opponent. For example i attack with like 3 creatures in a board of let say my opponent has Polukranos, World Eater and it blocks a Jeskai Elder then i could be like Lightning Bolt to Polukranos pumping the team and putting it within kill range of my Jeskai Elder . Another example could be swing with the whole team and use Jeskai Charm to pump the team and life link and on the crack back I launch a Deflecting Palm which i also believe can be used against Stormbreath Dragon because the card itself does not target.

I know these examples are rare occurrences and it will not always work out that way but i wanted to show a little how i think the deck could work instead of being a aggro deck with spells that run out of gas really fast.

Caesarrr on Goblins and Wizards

14 hours ago


Why Shock and not Lightning Bolt ??

MrHudson on Fire in the Forest

15 hours ago

Thanks rapterz! Yeah, Lightning Bolt s are definitely a must. Due to budget constraints I'm slowly going to add in some of the more expensive cards like Lightning Bolt and Stomping grounds. I think I'll side deck Savage Summoning so I can incorporate it in game 2 if necessary. Price

Low Avg High Foil
$2.19 $2.25 $2.49 $2.29
Color(s) Red
Cost R
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 3.18
Avg. cube pick 3.96


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
MTGO Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern 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
Fourth Edition Common
Revised Edition Common
Unlimited Edition Common
Limited Edition Beta Common
Limited Edition Alpha Common
Promo Set Common

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