Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt


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

square711 on Fat Man's Thrown

3 hours ago

32 noncreature spells means you want Myth Realized as your go-to 1-drop. And Mesa Enchantress for additional card draw.

Nevermore and Runed Halo should be in the sideboard, especially the former. Detention Sphere is another card your SB could use a few of.

Two Leylines isn't enough. Remember, Leyline of Sanctity is meant to protect you against aggressive, low-cost spells, most of which can be cast on turn 1 (Lightning Bolt, Rift Bolt, Thoughtseize). With only 2 copies, you'll have to hardcast them more often than not, and by the time you get to 4 mana, it'll already be too late.

There are plenty of better counterspells than Syncopate. Hindering Light (my favorite in Azorius colors), Condescend, Spell Snare, Cryptic Command... hell, literally anything is better than Syncopate.

weisemanjohn on modern green stomp-stomp

3 hours ago

The problem I see with Ulvenwald Tracker is the fact that it is a creature. In this case he must be on the board, and therefore prone to being hit by Lightning Bolt and the like. In addition to that, he must be untapped for me to be able to use him to fight, therefore bringing himself out of usable combat where it really matters, swinging face. Third, is you can't bluff with him unlike Pit Fight to sway your opponent into making less favorable decisions.

So while I see the value he tries to add with repeatable fight abilities, I believe he is too fragile to be worth switching over to.

Programmer_112 on Null profused turbo Vampires

5 hours ago

So Retribution of the Ancients is going to be useless in about 40% of the games where you draw it, which, in Modern, is unacceptable. Also, as said above, Lightning Bolt is arguably the best card in Modern, and any deck running R had better have a very good excuse for not running 4, and I don't think that there really is one here.

Sir-Nurdle on I don't usually lose, but when I do, I win.

6 hours ago

I think Monastery Siege is a perfect card. You have tons of buffers against a bunch of kinds of decks but burn is one you only help. So Monastery Siege on dragons mode could turn a Lightning Bolt into a 3 mana spell and a Lightning Strike into a 4 mana spell! I think you need that card in there.

ComradeJim270 on deck lucao

7 hours ago

A good start!

I'd take out Blightning or for stuff like Lightning Bolt or the budget version, Lightning Strike. The difference in mana cost will speed up the deck. If you still want it, maybe take out Cremate. Or you could use Pillar of Flame or in place of Annihilating Fire.

Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch would be better if you had more creatures with unleash. As it is, you won't get the full benefit out of her.

Also, I think 20 lands may not be enough. Consider adding a 21st.

tclaw12 on deck lucao

8 hours ago

4x Lightning Bolt is where you want to be in an aggro deck.

Some number of Terminate (probably between 2-4) would be good here as well.

For the manabase, Dragonskull Summit is good for mana fixing. Bloodstained Mire/Blood Crypt are also good if you aren't worried about budget.

alecm on Value Village Artifacts

9 hours ago

lol.. splashing red is an idea, and even just adding playsets of Lightning Bolts!s and Galvanic Blasts might be worth it. Would need a mana base to support it, though... I'll have to look through my binder.

Mlasko on monodeck wins red

10 hours ago

if your creature is dying anyways then it's a Lightning Bolt in standard. Try playing it, i was skeptical at first but once i traded a goblin token for a Courser of Kruphix i changed my mind about it

Color(s) Red
Cost R
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 2.75
Avg. cube pick 4.14


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Uncommon
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
Collector's Edition Common
International Collector's Edition Common
Limited Edition Beta Common
Limited Edition Alpha Common
Promo set for Gatherer Common
Promo Set Common


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