Lightning Bolt


Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

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Lightning Bolt Discussion

Dismal on The Wolfpack

4 hours ago

Lightning Bolt Stomping Ground Wooded Foothills Windswept Heath more Arlinn Kord  Flips, etc etc. Wolves is honestly not very viable, even as a budget deck, so good luck.

goblinguiderevealpls on the soul sisters

5 hours ago

best cards in soul sisters are Serra Ascendant and Martyr of Sands, thats why its an "aggro" deck cuz it can play a 6/6 turn 1, you're missing both and only have the sisters, how do you plan on winning outside of pridemate?

Mentor of the Meek is a good draw card, and Champion of the Parish is a cheaper cmc ajani pridemate

Ranger of Eos tutors most creatures in the deck

Kor Firewalker and Auriok Champion are insanely good sideboard cards, and Lingering Souls and Timely Reinforcements are good ways to overrun with tokens and gain loads of life,

splashing red you can run 1 or 2 Norin the Wary if you want virtually untouchable etb soul sisters life on both end steps, and it combos well with pridemate, cotparish and Impact Tremors

if you need more control and defense vs combo you can run stuff like Thoughtseize, more copies of Inquisition of Kozilek, Surgical Extraction/ExtirpateLightning Bolt/helix, Boros Charm

sideboard you're also gonna want Stony Silence and/or Kataki, War's Wage for affinity and Rest in Peace for graveyard hate

sparks1354 on Turn 1: Weird, pass. Turn 2: ...50 damage!?

6 hours ago

Maybe Drake Familiar as bounce for enchantments. Lightning Bolt is also an option for removal.

Maaagic on The Perfect Kill it with Fire

9 hours ago

When you play Mono Red Burn you end up having a lot of filler space available to customize your deck after adding playsets of Rift Bolt, Lightning Bolt, Goblin Guide, Eidolon of the Great Revel, Monastery Swiftspear, and Lava Spike. Along with that usually you run about 1 Shard Volley because drawing multiple can be devastating, and even 2 can be stretching it (but maybe play 2 if you think you can).

Some of the better options after that are Hellspark Elemental, Keldon Marauders, Vexing Devil, Searing Blaze, Grim Lavamancer, Shrine of Burning Rage, Exquisite Firecraft (which is a very underestimated card), Ball Lightning, and Magma Jet.

Then more tertiary options include Spark Elemental, Flame Javelin (which does not get hit by Inquisition of Kozilek), Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh  Flip, Chandra's Phoenix and Thunderous Wrath.

For the sideboard some good options include Blood Moon, Leyline of Punishment, Smash to Smithereens, Molten Rain, Curse of the Pierced Heart, Anger of the Gods, Dragon's Claw, Tormod's Crypt, and Relic of Progenitus.

Keep in mind that what cards I have recommended you do not have in paragraphs 2-4. Also you have stated that this indeed is a burn deck (like T4 kill you kind of thing) so I am treating it like that. And if this is the case you usually want to run 18 lands, maybe more (especially if you play with fetch lands). But if you are a more controlling deck then that is another story and I can go in-depth on the more controlling archetypes of Mono Red if you want.

Also Keldon Megaliths can be good, along with many other utility lands for red.

If you have any questions on the playability of any of the cards or different popular archetypes of Mono Red besides Burn then just leave a comment and I can go in-depth on it.

ElTacoDude on Crewing cars make you happy

9 hours ago

I'd recommend Lightning Bolt. I'ts Legal in pauper and still crazy strong.

APPLE01DOJ on Black Merchant of Devotion

12 hours ago

Splashing green or red will improve the Affinity match up. Shatterstorm/Creeping Corrosion, Lightning Bolt, Naturalize, Shattering Spree, Vandalblast, By Force, Molder, Natural State.

Liliana of the Veil and adding Damnation back will improve the Eldrazitron match up. Though it can still be tough.

Juppe on Modern Donations? (v2)

16 hours ago
  1. GftT: Okay i get it :) if all of you are running Surgical it's good to split :)

  2. Ornithopter! costs ;)

  3. Lightning Bolts are perfect for removing early threats (vs. Aggro) or to push through the last points of damage. 2 hits with Abyssal Persecutor make 12 damage, 2 fetches make 4-6 and then you only need a bolt to finish and steel the game on turn 5 after ramping with Mind Stone

  4. what do you think about Bronze Bombshell instead of Death's Shadow? it fits the strategy and you can throw it at their faces with Harmless Offering or Bazaar Trader. 7 damage for 4 mana is a lot! otherwise it's just a good block-trader on the ground. and if you are really worried about the air just max out on Ornithopters

tikitree on Modern Donations? (v2)

18 hours ago


Go for the Throat and Terminate are split like that because in my play group Surgical Extraction is played in 8/10 decks. because of that I don't want to lose all my kill, so I keep it split. I am running the Victim of Night Sideboard to bring in and replace the Go for the Throat when affinity comes up.

Will-o'-the-Wisp I do fully admit is a strange card, but I need some form of blocker early, cause I don't want to have to chump with the Bazaar Trader. If you have a recommendation for another 1 drop blocker with flying that is better I am happy to switch out.

Lightning Bolt Honestly would love to add them, but am not sure what to go down on to put then in. Maybe at my next FNM I will try cutting out the Lich's Mirror and adding 2 to see how they feel.

Death's Shadow I did address in the description that it is a little bit of an off card in the deck. but I explained it there that "As you don't normally worry about your life total too much you are usually in a position to play Death's Shadow to slow down, or stop an opponents attacks on you. As well as if you pull off a donation with Abyssal Persecutor and your own life total is in the negatives you can get the full value of a 1 drop 13/13 to fight back with." So at this time I still stand by having them in.

Honestly really solid suggestions and I may do a little experimenting in the near future with adding some Lightning Bolt and more Mind Stone. But taking out the Death's Shadow and Will-o'-the-Wisp leaving me with only 8 creatures I would start suffering to more of the aggro decks.

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