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

VinierSpark018 on Turn Four Toast

9 hours ago

Yeah, Lightning Bolt would do way better.Hell just take out strike and put in a bolt

CanadianShinobi on CRZAY prowress

10 hours ago

Honestly, I would be running Lightning Bolt instead of gutshot. I would also run some form of protection for your creatures, otherwise you're a sitting duck.

GlistenerAgent on Finally Watsee Gives us Nice ...

11 hours ago

Let's see if I learned these properly:

Mode 1: Not really relevant to me.

Mode 2: Bad. I can play Lightning Bolt.

Mode 3: We'll return to this.

Mode 4: Not really relevant to me.

OK, so we've got a two-mana instant speed ramp spell, Explore but you don't draw a card and it's harder to cast. I'm not playing Explore, so I don't think I'd play this. I could be missing something.

Then again, I always say that.

GlistenerAgent on Splinter twin

12 hours ago


Wild Nacatl. Turn 1 mana creatures. Affinity creatures (they can get up to three toughness really easily). So much more. Lightning Bolt both deals a relevant extra point of damage and costs one mana, which is hella important in a format of really fast kills.

Remand is better than Mana Leak in Twin.

Serum Visions is very, very good in Twin, more so in other decks because you maximize cheap spells with Snapcaster Mage and are digging for tempo pieces.

Deceiver Exarch should be at a four-of, while Mite can be 2-3. Exarch does not die to Bolt, which is why it is a better choice. Comboing with Pestermite loses to literally every available removal spell.

The "backup plan" is beating down with Snapcasters, Exarchs and Bolting the face. It works, and you don't really need five-mana sorceries clunking up your tempo deck.

Thoughtseize is alright in this deck. I might cut it for other cards, but it's fine.

Spell Snare absolutely needs to be in your deck given the high concentration of Affinity, Tarmogoyf, Snapcaster Mage and Burn in Modern.

Given how much you know about the deck and how strong of a Magic player you appear to be, I'd suggest practicing a lot and talking to people on websites such as MtGSalvation, etc. before getting smashed.

I just noticed that your username is spelled incorrectly. :)

bijschjdbcd on Splinter twin

14 hours ago

There are some things that just dont make sense, 3 Serum Visions? Remand? Lightning Bolt

You mention that its consistent, It is consistent because of cards like this.

Maindeck Dragon? Maindeck Keranos? These are meant for your sideboard to bring in against grindy matchups.

The best card to splash black for is Thoughtsieze and Banana Man but you only have 2 Sieze (Banana Man is fine at 3).

The mana base needs a complete overhaul.

No exarch is just plain wrong.

mindyobidniz on Haha, No You're Not!

15 hours ago

Hey dude just some card ideas for you.Stoke the Flames, Lightning Helix, Warleader's Helix, Young Pyromancer, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Hordeling Outburst, Lightning Bolt, Flame Slash, Vexing Devil , Echo Mage,

And if you want to get really crazy, than Snapcaster Mage would be awesome.

GlistenerAgent on Splinter twin

16 hours ago

Magma Jet is bad when you can play Lightning Bolt. It's not tech, it's just bad.

Tyrannosary on Brighter Burn

23 hours ago

Seal fire would be great but i would rather have something that deals a little more damage (example: Lightning Bolt, Rift Bolt, Chain Lightning, etc.) ball lightning is a very good card except I am looking for very inexpensive cards so that I can cast as many as I can in one turn, that's why I only have two 3cmc cards in the deck and they aren't even mainboard. Thanks for the suggestions though, I reall y appreciate it!

Color(s) Red
Cost R
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 3.01
Avg. cube pick 3.75


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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