Lightning Bolt


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas None
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Uncommon
Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning Common
2011 Core Set Common
2010 Core Set Common
Masters Edition Common
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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Lightning Bolt


Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

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Lightning Bolt Discussion

Pieguy396 on Peasant werewolf revolution

51 minutes ago

Hey there! Nice start to a Modern deck! I have a few suggestions for you:

  • Geier Reach Bandit  Flip is a great lord-like effect for your werewolves, allowing them to transform as soon as they come into play.
  • Lightning Bolt is one of the best cards in Modern for a good reason - for just a single red mana, you can get rid of a lot of creatures.
  • I would strongly recommend adding in the fourth Immerwolf - it's a really strong card.
  • While a bit expensive, Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip is a much stronger finisher than Ulrich of the Krallenhorde  Flip.
  • Naturalize isn't all that strong of a card in a fast format like Modern. If you're really concerned about artifacts or enchantments, Natural State is often a lot better.

In any case, awesome deck! I hope you have fun!

Enral on Whack! You're Dead.

10 hours ago

Other than Goblin Guide which I would strongly suggest adding (but it's expensive), I would suggest replacing the pacts with Lightning Bolt.

XBlaze on My Brother's Hydra Deck

11 hours ago

I would say blue and red, because you could take out any bothersome creatures with Counterspell or Cancel or since there are a lot of creatures, maybe Nullify and for when you get attacked AEtherize and AEtherspouts. Sleep is good too. Now the red would be damage spells like Lightning Bolt or Shock or Mugging. You could put in some heavy hitter damage too like Comet Storm. Red is also good because it has some big creatures, like Hamletback Goliath. For blue creatures, I would put a few Talrand, Sky Summoner so you get a bunch of drakes, and you can kill him from the air. Hope you can beat him!

Memphismaymagic5 on GW Animals

12 hours ago

If you add more red, Kird Ape and Wild Nacatl can work in this deck. Also consider 4x Lightning Bolt, one of the best cards in modern and not that expensive. Once you have a playset, you can use them in any other deck that contains red.

IlGuale on Which deck should i buy ...

1 day ago

First thing, thank you all.

clayperce, that list (along with Competitive RG Ponza On A Budget) is actually the base for the budget Ponza list i brewed. It's really good and i love his/her analysis. Still, after all that math, my inner Timmy is also inspired by RG Ponza, PPTQ WINNER!!'s number of big creatures.

rothgar13 and Oloro_Magic, that was my same stream of thought: Ponza is a really solid deck, and even without BM or fetches can fight is way to a Top8 (at least during a FNM). BUT token (and BW in general) can be upgraded in many different ways: Smallpox (which includes Death Cloud, Aristocrat, Vehicles, Abzan... My difficulty comes exactly from that choice between a solid, tiered deck and a good base to build more than one possibly good decks. So thanks again. :)

Ps. Even what i already have for the builds is "balanced": 4x Arbor Elf, 4x Lightning Bolt and 2x Garruk Wildspeaker for Ponza and 4x IoK, 4x PtE and a Sram's Expertise for BW.

Luciditycity on Chandra Desk - Cards I like

1 day ago

Hello! I like this collection of cards- mono-red can be really rewarding to play.If you were to make a deck based around the themes of Chandra, Phoenixes and Elementals, I have a few suggestions

Chandra's Phoenix is an awesome card that's very dependable since it has haste. Hellspark Elemental and its friend Hell's Thunder are also great, getting same turn value that you can bring back. The big Elementals in the deck are cool, but Battle Hymn is such a neat card that I would consider going for a more is better instead of bigger is better. I see a lot of synergy between Battle Hymn, Elemental Mastery, and Soulsurge Elemental. Young Pyromancer is also a crazy card. Awaken the Ancient is also neat for mono-red and for an Elemental Mastery play, but I would be hesitant to suggest Rockslide Elemental because you have no sacrifice outlets (and that doesn't seem a theme of the deck) and the card has no kind of protection aside from First Strike. Seems like a slow turn 3, but it could fit it in you'd generated a bunch of 1/1s I guess. Bloodlust Inciter is a personal favorite of mine and AEther Membrane is sick, too.

As for noncreature stuff, what sticks out to me is Abrade, Lightning Bolt (of course), Chandra's Outrage, Dance with Devils, Increasing Vengeance, Firebolt, Chandra's Ignition (if you include having enough big creatures)I think card drawing is very powerful in faster decks, so things like Act on Impulse and Faithless Looting can be nice. If you want more tempo mana throw in Pyretic Ritual too, and the whole deck could benefit from something with prowess.

nicochulo on Help me with my solo-blue ...

1 day ago

Oh and btw, by far one of the best walls is (in my opinion) Fog Bank. I mean,in can block Tarmogoyf, it can block Death's Shadow, it can block so many things!

Unless the opponent has a Lightning Bolt, unfortunately it can't deal with that

DatOneGuy on Burn 'em Out

2 days ago

By Force is the same exact thing as Shattering Spree but you get to destroy one more artifact with Shattering Spree because it's not red X mana it's just one red mana, which all of your mana taps for red mana. And you can run sweepers in the sideboard but typically this deck is fast enough to kill your opponent before they can swarm you with creatures, plus most creatures in modern die to Lightning Bolt which your deck is full of.

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