Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt


Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
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Lightning Bolt Discussion

kengiczar on Super Crunch

2 hours ago

Loxodon Smiter is a great card to have in your opening hand vs discard. It also can't be killed by just a single Lightning Bolt.

RattleClawMystic on Chandra and the god's of scry

2 hours ago

I would run x3 Izzet Charm and x2 Calculated Dismissal rather than the other way around.

Also, your deck has nothing for artifcat or enchanment removal.

You may want to try having Smash to Smithereens and Kiora's Dismissal

Also, how is this casual with a playset of Lightning Bolt?

sylvannos on How to 5c Control

3 hours ago

I second Kitchen Finks. I'd probably play Tarmogoyf as well, then just start packing in all of the removal and a card drawing engine (Keranos, God of Storms, Sphinx's Revelation, etc.).

Being in 5 colors means you get Abrupt Decay, Lightning Bolt, Path to Exile, Kolaghan's Command, Lightning Helix, Dismember, Terminate...all of which get recurred by Snapcaster Mage.

Lordvalknareck on I'm Dead Already?

4 hours ago

Sorry, I mean Lightning Bolt

Colma on how dumb is this

4 hours ago

I don't think this deck works the way you are intending. For example; Mogg Maniac + Blasphemous Act would only result in 1 damage to the opponent. This is because creatures can only take damage up to the total power of their defense. For instance, a 2/2 creature gets hit by a Lightning Bolt, the 2/2 creature is dealt 3 damage but only takes 2 "lethal damage" and the creature is destroyed. I think your walls work similarly. Also, I think this is because lethal damage is a state based effect, see below;

704.1. State-based actions are game actions that happen automatically whenever certain conditions (listed below) are met. State-based actions dont use the stack.

704.5g If a creature has toughness greater than 0, and the total damage marked on it is greater than or equal to its toughness, that creature has been dealt lethal damage and is destroyed. Regeneration can replace this event.


6 hours ago

No problem, that's what it's for :)

Bonfire of the Damned is a definite nope. While it would be great the miracle cost, it's definitely too situational and I don't have enough manipulation to ensure miracle each time. Flame Slash has crossed my mind a few times before, but I can't afford to drop something like Roast for it because of the multitude of X/5 creatures in the meta. As for the other burn spells, Magma Jet is a definite no as I need the manipulation, and Lightning Bolt has lightning instant speed, which I value more over more damage. I could MAYBE replace one or two bolts though, because Twin is a thing... I'll test some :)

EDIT: Actually, now that I think about it, a Lightning Bolt for a Roast would almost certainly help the consistency here. I'll try that out!

CSchademann on Relentless Dragons

13 hours ago

If you have a couple Mutavault you should probably still run them, if you're about to cast a scourge for but you have to spend you can use that before you cast scourge to turn vault into a creature and you'll get 2 damage instead of 1, or a Lightning Bolt instead of a Shock, sometimes that 1 damage can go a long way, just a thought.I think Haven of the Spirit Dragon works really well with Avaricious Dragon and it's a good idea to include a couple, probably not a full playset though, I doubt you'll want that many. Moonveil is a nice add too!

skeletonkey8 on 3 colors for spot removal?

13 hours ago

im playing mono black devotion, splashing green for Maelstrom Pulse and red for Terminate, Lightning Bolt, and Kolaghan's Command but thats it.

Here is my deck list:


Modern skeletonkey8


Color(s) Red
Cost R
Converted cost 1


Not legal in any format

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