Lightning Elemental


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Tempest (TMP) Common

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Lightning Elemental

Creature — Elemental

Haste (This creature can attack and Tap as soon as it comes under your control.)

Lightning Elemental Discussion

aholder7 on A different kind of game

2 years ago

Since you only paid 1 red you get a Lamborghini with the Lightning Elemental effect. It's gone be the time my wish is granted.

I want to have a relaxing day.

DrukenReaps on Elemental Rage

2 years ago

cards to remove for more land as per request:

Cobblebrute, Fire Elemental, Lightning Elemental, Hell's Thunder, these do nothing worthwhile.

Deadly Recluse, Kessig Cagebreakers, Stampeding Elk Herd, Splinterfright, Urban Burgeoning, Durable Handicraft, Incremental Growth, not necessarily bad just dont do much for landfall/elementals.

that should be more than enough room for land. personally id go with about 40 lands. remove things in first list before second list.

Leatherankh on

2 years ago

Lathnu Hellion is a card I took a good hard look at during the prerelease. It is an awesome aggro card, kinda like Lightning Elemental. The problem is not the quality of the card, but what I would have to take out to add it. All the other creatures in this deck have very specific purposes, so I wouldn't want to change any of them. The question then is if the Hellion is worth swapping out a burn spell. I would say perhaps, against an opponent I would want to pressure hard, like a combo player. So sideboard maybe, but not main.

forevermayhem on Johan

3 years ago

I went through the rest of the cards in the shoebox and made the following tweaks. With the few cards I have, it looks like I can lead toward elf tribal. I should probably post this as a new deck because it's very much different.


In: Forgotten Cave, Contested Cliffs, Tranquil Thicket, 1 Forest, 1 Mountain


In: Clockwork Steed, Clockwork Swarm, Mobile Fort, Kelsinko Ranger, Nomad Decoy, Witch Hunter, Seasoned Marshal, Ardent Militia, Anger, Wall of Fire, Wall of Diffusion, Centaur Chieftain, Harvester Druid, Werebear, Wall of Ice, Sylvan Hierophant, Llanowar Knight, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Scrapper, Wellwisher, Wirewood Elf, Wirewood Herald, Skyshroud Elf, Fyndhorn Elder, Elvish Pathcutter, Symbiotic Elf, Heedless One

Out: Balduvian Barbarians, Centaur Rootcaster, Dire Wolves, Folk of the Pines, Horned Kavu, Hungry Mist, Ironroot Treefolk, Kavu Climber, Kei Takahashi, Krosan Tusker, Lightning Elemental, Marble Titan, Panther Warriors, Pincher Beetles, Rowan Treefolk, Ruham Djinn, Sawtooth Ogre, Soldevi Golem, Spined Wurm, Treespring Lorian, Viashino Grappler


In: Giant Growth, Run Wild, Moment's Peace, Wirewood Pride, Shatter, Lead Astray, Shield Wall, Accelerate

Out: Alabaster Potion, Ambush, Aura Blast, Blood Lust, Death Ward, Fiery Temper, Lightning Blast, Naturalize, Second Thoughts, Serene Offering, Soothing Balm, Thunderbolt, Violent Eruption


In: Defiant Stand, Sacred Nectar, Reckless Charge, Nature's Lore, Aftershock

Out: Desert Twister, Lava Axe, Nostalgic Dreams, Scorching Missile, Sizzle


In: Wild Growth, Serra's Embrace, Shackles, Primal Order, Elvish Guidance

Out: Arcane Teachings, Armor of Faith, Goblin War Drums, Granite Grip, Holy Armor, Primal Frenzy, Regeneration, Seton's Desire


In: Touchstone, Jade Monolith, Icy Manipulator

Out: Crown of the Ages, Thran Forge

Mortem on Blitzkrieg Elemental

3 years ago

I think you're missing the point of Lightning Elemental. It's meant to be used as an edict style spell that will either kill the opponent's weakest creature or kill the opponent very fast with it's 5-turn clock. You're not meant to play it as a creature that you expect to dominate the board, nor is it supposed to be a repeatable Boros Charm.

DemonDragonJ on Blitzkrieg Elemental

3 years ago

Lightning Elemental is a card that may seem to be good at a first glance, but soon reveals its problems upon a closer inspection; haste is good for only a single turn, its low toughness makes it a poor combatant, and it is highly likely that its controller's opponent shall have creatures with which to block it.

Therefore, I have created a variation of lightning elemental that is less fragile and, thus, more useful, as seen below:

Blitzkrieg Elemental Show

I increased the elemental's toughness to take care of its most glaring weakness, and I also gave it first strike, to make it a more effective combatant. I kept its mana cost the same, albeit more color-intensive, to balance its increased power. I also made it a warrior, as I imagine it wielding a lance or longsword made of lightning, and also so that it can gain tribal bonuses.

What does everyone else say about this? Is this creature a fair improvement upon lightning elemental?

Atony1400 on A new RB walker?

3 years ago

I was thinking elemental due to Lightning Elemental, but now I like demons/devils. Dragons with built in Firebreathing seem too OP for this.

GlistenerAgent on Flavor Fails

3 years ago

I have nothing to contribute, but would like to say that Lightning Elemental brought up such nostalgia. That used to be my favorite Magic card.

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