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

Slaking1337 on UR Delver

3 hours ago

Nixin72 RIGHT!?!?!? look at Lightning Bolt for example, you can pick up a full playset for $5.60, ooooOOOOORRRRrrrr, if ya feel like wasting all your money you can drop $132 on a playset of full art textless foil, of the same card, that serves the exact same purpose, except you get you show off your giant mtg peen if ya waste all your money :)

selesvyaloverer8 on Midrange/Tempo or contol. Izzet a ...

7 hours ago

Spellheart Chimera is pretty bad in modern. It dies to literally every piece of creature removal in the format and it doesnt affect the board the turn it comes down.

Also twin is more of a tempo/burn deck with an oops i win clause. It also plays countermagic like Remand and Dispel to protect their Deceiver Exarchs the turn they try to go off. They have enough cantrips, Snapcaster Mages, Lightning Bolts, and (now that Treasure Cruise is out) Grim Lavamancers to finish the game if the twin exarch plan fails. You can also play 16 combo pieces if you go to an american variant with Pestermite, Deceiver Exarch Restoration Angel Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Splinter Twin to prevent a surgical extraction or extirpate loss.

sylvannos on I am a beginner, need ...

7 hours ago

So I did some searching on MtG Top8 for a list of Elf decks that did well in a tournament. Note that these are mostly from small events, but that's probably what you're looking for. Also note that Deathrite Shaman and Green Sun's Zenith have been banned in Modern, so some of these decks may require some modification. Here's the list:

The main ones I think you should look at are the U/G versions that use Beck / Call to draw a ton of cards and chain elf creatures together. It's a much more powerful draw engine than Zameck Guildmage and Lorescale Coatl because your opponent can't prevent you from drawing cards by killing your creatures. Once you resolve Beck / Call, any time a creature comes into play, you draw a card. In comparison, your opponent can Lightning Bolt your Lorescale Coatl in response to its ability before you can get the +1/+1 counter.

I will say that the deck you linked looks fun. I love Zameck Guildmage. There was this really cool Sultai deck when he was still legal in Standard that used Cloudfin Raptor, Young Wolf, Strangleroot Geist, Rapid Hybridization, and Lotleth Troll to make a really cool draw engine that pumped out large creatures. For reference, here are two versions of that deck:

These two decks are out of date since they rotated out of Standard, but they're also still viable in Modern, especially if you're playing in a more casual environment. The main additions would be Pongify on top of Rapid Hybridization, fetch lands, and Tarmogoyfs.

Saljen on Shit just goat real.

9 hours ago

You should leave Spreading Seas in the sideboard for when versing 3 color decks or decks that require heavy color commitment. It's not super effective against a lot of decks. Blood Moon should be 3-4x of however, as that is your primary way of shutting down your opponent.

Your creature choices are a bit interesting. 4x Snapcaster Mage, 2-3x Vendilion Clique and 1-2x Grim Lavamancer is really all the creature presence you need to win. The rest should be control. More aggressive versions run 4x Delver of Secrets  Flip. Vedalken Shackles is also extremely solid in Blue Moon. Snapcaster Mage + Lightning Bolt is one of the main reasons that this deck is competitive, so make sure you try to get ahold a play set of Snapcasters.

Modern Blue Moon is the Blue Moon deck that I run. You're welcome to check it out if you like.

GenericNPC on Soul Sisters In Parish

13 hours ago

You might want to mark this as a Modern deck, because that's what Soul Sisters is.

That being said, it's popular for a Soul Sisters deck featuring Champion of the Parish to also splash red for Norin the Wary as well as the obligatory Lightning Bolt.

Ranger of Eos is a staple in this deck. Auriok Champion is usually better in the sideboard.

For mono-white, Martyr of Sands can provide some explosive lifegain to get Serra Ascendant online quicker.

Cards like Immortal Servitude or Return to the Ranks give you recursion after your creatures have been killed, and synergizes really well with all the ETB effects this deck wants to exploit.

Kjartan on Boros Battalion

17 hours ago

add some Lightning Bolt/Path to Exile for better removal

solano243 on Jeskai...Bruce Lee Burn/Control

18 hours ago

id reccomend replacing Stoke the Flames with 4x Lightning Bolt

Color(s) Red
Cost R
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 3.02
Avg. cube pick 3.61


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
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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