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

mickalopagus on Dash

4 hours ago

I would recommend Whip of Erebos for this deck, as it is the best black option you have for lifelink, is relatively cheap, and with a deck full of dash, you will need it. This deck is ALL offense, which can be a good thing.

I would also replace Lightning Strike with Lightning Bolt, something that you can probably get for free within our playgroup. Instead of Foul-Tongue Invocation I would go Tribute to Hunger as the mana cost is the same, and considering you only have 3 dragons, the likelihood of you gaining the 4 life is slim. With Tribute you are guaranteed life, and there is no ceiling. Butcher's Glee is great, in fact i like all the flavors of your instant cards - very disrupting to your opponents blocking scheme, and I can often see them just letting your creature through due to that uncertainty.

I would try and fit Berserkers' Onslaught, and/or Savage Beating into the mix. possibly in the place of Kindled Fury. If you dont already know, double strike is pretty much a game ender. Kolaghan Monument can be replaced with much better cards such as Whip of Erebos or Sun Droplet, both of which are invaluable in our format - droplet essentially being a budget way of telling your opponents to attack somewhere else. If you want to spend more money, No Mercy.

I dont think you have to worry so much about dual landing it, as most of your cards require more colorless than specific colors to cast. That is a benefit and money saver. Another great addition to this deck would be a wipe card, and red/black has plenty of options. Your best being Blasphemous Act, followed by Nevinyrral's Disk. Since your creatures all dash out, a wipe has almost no effect on you, while being disastrous to your opponents.

MindAblaze on New Legendary Lands

5 hours ago

For the damage one, look at Stensia Bloodhall. That's a lot of mana for minimal damage. It wasn't good enough to see play anywhere. Kessig Wolf Run did though, so I don't think it's impossible, but KWR has the added requirement of needing a creature. Lavaclaw Reaches was a mana sink, but again failed to be useful based on the fact it had 2 toughness and no first strike of evasion.

I feel like every control deck ever will splash red for your land and Lightning Bolt...

The_Ugin on Casual Burn Deck

13 hours ago

Why is there 2 lightning strikes and only 2 lightning bolts?

Lightning Strike does the same thing for more mana, i suggest taking those out and putting 2 Lightning Bolts in instead.

mr_funk on Just Keep Swinging Just Keep Swinging

14 hours ago

i would maybe consider Legion Loyalist even though he's not a human. if you are intent on the human route, i would suggest Thalia's Lieutenant for sure. ive been down the road of trying to get Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran to work, but it never seems to work out for me. might i suggest using Balefire Liege instead of him and/or Aurelia, the Warleader. she's amazing, but a lot of mana for an aggro deck. Tajic, Blade of the Legion is cool, too, but at 4 CMC, you could probably do better. he's just a big beater. i'd at least lose 1 of them, if not both. Boros Garrison is wayyyy too slow, so i would switch that and Wind-Scarred Crag with Battlefield Forge. i would try to find something to replace the temples and evolving wilds with, but then youre starting to get down the road of expensive stuff. i would absolutely use some combination of Lightning Bolt Lightning Helix and Boros Charm, particularly the latter because of the sheer number of creatures you are rocking. Path to Exile doesnt hurt either, for SB or main. hope these suggestions help!

Scorpy on Linebreaker Demons

17 hours ago

RaptorHunt222: I like Goblin Fireslinger, but I have enough game finishers with Gut Shot, Sign in Blood, Bump in the Night and Lightning Bolt. Thanks for the suggestion, though!

Lightning_Collectors on Redesigned Vampire Midrange (for modern)

1 day ago

Very cool deck I would consider maybe Lightning Bolt I mean I love Forked Bolt but 2 problems 1# it's slow 2# it's doesn't kill 3 toughness creature's.You get an invite from me I bet Falkenrath Aristocrat would do good here even with no humans :D great job!

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Azorius Tempo Legacy

1 day ago

For being new to legacy, not bad. However, like all decks, it could be better. You at least are playing Force of Will and no 3-drops, so you have a very good start to a legacy deck.

Let's start with manabase: 4 Flooded Strand, 4 Tundra, 1 Island, 1 Plains, 4 Polluted Delta, 4 Wasteland, 1 Karakas.

You need 4 Brainstorm. It's the best cantrip in Legacy. Mainboard Disenchant is unnecessary. Power Sink is sub-par.

You're playing white; how about a Stoneforge Mystic package? 4 Stoneforge Mystic, 1 Batterskull, and 1 Umezawa's Jitte would give you an additional threat to play as well as improve some matchups. However, SFM is also pretty slow. The other option is to play Steppe Lynx, which is super aggressive.

4 Daze is a great tempo play, especially if you play Wasteland.

4 Spell Pierce is too many, as is 4 Counterspell. Vapor Snag isn't great since most creatures your opponent would want you to cast it on.

This deck definitely should have 2 Vendilion Clique

I'd consider adding a 3rd color, even if it's just a splash. Adding green gives you Noble Hierarch, Deathrite Shaman, and Tarmogoyf. Red gives you Monastery Swiftspear and Lightning Bolt. Black gives you not much. Cabal Therapy I guess. But the problem in UW tempo is that UW just doesn't have the pieces to make a tempo deck that can compete with the other tempo decks in the format, but adding 1 more color would help with that a lot.

Great start to a deck!

JonnyG21 on Myr superion storm entity

1 day ago

I'd take out an Empty the Warrens or Faithless Looting for a Lightning Bolt or two.

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