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

TheGamer on Try and Stop Me [4x Split 1st@FNM]

3 hours ago

The deck itself is good, i just dont know how viable it is honestly...

Like for example, there are some cards in here that are basically trash compared to other cards in Modern. For example, why play Dissolve when you could have Mana Leak? Why play Syncopate for the same reason? Devour Flesh just is a bad card. Even some Tribute to Hunger would be better. And even lands, instead of painlands play fetches and in place of some Scry lands play a few Esper trilands. Even some Celestial Colonnades or Creeping Tar Pit.

The last thing I'd say, is planeswalkers and board wipes are very bad in Modern compared to standard. In Modern, you wont need 4 board wipes in your deck. Usaully once you wipe the board once you will be good. And walkers, are just meh in general. Elspeth is a lot of mana to pay (getting Remanded really hurts). She isnt a terrible win condition, but in the end, all the bolts your opponent was savin just kill her immeditaly. Jace is just bad in Modern honestly. You usaully get one -2 off of him, and then Lightning Bolt comes down. And the +1 is pretty bad honestly.

And the deck just straight up is lacking Snapcaster Mage. You need them. They're arguably a better win con than Elspeth and AEtherling.

If your deck has really been doing as terrible as you say it has, than try out this list and see how it does. But i just strongly think that one of the Modern Esper lists you built would be better, just make some tweaks based on the meta.

I hope my idea didnt seem harsh :P

FALLEN-X-ANGEL on TXMetal

4 hours ago

So here's my proposal

Yours:

1x Alesha, Who Smiles at Death @0.73e

1x Bile Blight @1.99e

1x Inquisition of Kozilek @7.99e

3x Lightning Bolt @3.88e

1x Leyline of Sanctity @31.31

Total: $53.6

1x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon @32.00

1x Ajani, Mentor of Heroes @15.97

1x Icefall Regent @4.30

1x Fated Infatuation F @1.26

1x Into the Wilds @0.34

Total: $53.87

Final_Origins on Roman Legion

6 hours ago

Hey man, I really like to see people who aren't afraid of a little help.

First off, your deck is not standard. Standard is pretty easy to get used to for new players, just look up the rules and you will be fine.

Your decks mana curve looks great! Something about those legion decks though...

You might want to play modern if you want to keep all those cards, so the rest under this is assuming you have modern:

Lightning Bolt is a must in almost all red decks. It is actually the most played card in the game, surprise surprise, it costs almost nothing.

I could see a combo with Iroas, God of Victory + Odric, Master Tactician making the creatures you attack do certain damage every time you attack.

But really you have to show me what you see in order for me to help you, so if you put all of your combos in you description then I will show you faults and rights. I see potential in this deck for competitive gameplay. Good luck!

SquaredT on Elves everywhere! (just updated)

6 hours ago

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood is also a solid utility land. You can use it to play Joraga Warcaller unkicked and tap it to give him a +1/+1 counter, buffing your elves for 1 less mana. It might also help keep some of your more important combo pieces out of Lightning Bolt and Electrolyze range.

Outriderblue on The Downfall of Heros

7 hours ago

Terminate or Go for the Throat are better than Murder.

Bile Blight or Illness in the Ranks would be good against creature tokens or other Heroic decks.

Check out Virulent Swipe, Dash Hopes, Lightning Bolt, Eternal Thirst

ThisIsBullshit on MM15 Possibility All Mythics Revealed?

11 hours ago

Lightning Bolt has been printed so many times though

awesomeguy37 on MM15 Possibility All Mythics Revealed?

11 hours ago

I do as well ThisIsBullshit but last time the Commons/Uncommons were fairly solid so I hope it will be the same this time. I am especially hoping for Lightning Bolt and Serum Visions although Remands would be nice as well.

Color(s) Red
Cost R
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 3.0
Avg. cube pick 3.88

Legality

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

Printings View all

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
Anthologies 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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