Lightning Helix

Legality

Format Legality
Arena [BETA] Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) None
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Speed vs Cunning (DDN) Uncommon
Modern Masters (MMA) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Uncommon
Planechase (HOP) Uncommon
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Lightning Helix

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Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.

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Lightning Helix Discussion

ZorrosRage on Jeskai Wing chun

12 hours ago

A budget jeskai you can always go with Delver of Secrets  Flip, Grim Lavamancer and Young Pyromancer as creature options. Spell Pierce is also a great low curve card.

Almost forgot to suggest Lightning Helix, and Boros Charm those are also great low cost cards.

good side suggestions Anger of the Gods Izzet Staticaster Blessed Alliance

DankStompy on American Control

2 days ago

"popular" does not equal "better". lots of things can be re-used with snapcaster mage, that quite frankly provide more control than a Lightning Bolt or Lightning Helix. things like Terminate, Fatal Push, Cast Down, Thoughtseize, or Inquisition of Kozilek. wanna know what makes it even funnier? the ONLY card you mentioned that can't be used in esper or grixis, is the Lightning Helix. every single other card you mentioned can still be used in esper or grixis colors, thus those examples destroyed your own argument.

ArchonBlue on American Control

2 days ago

No way DankStompy, Jeskai is way more popular than Esper and Grixis in the Modern meta, and for good reason. Spells like Lightning Bolt and Lightning Helix clean up the board and can be flashed back with Snapcaster Mage to close out games, and you can still run a full removal/counterspell suite with things like Path to Exile, Supreme Verdict, Logic Knot, Spell Snare, and Cryptic Command. Its a very versatile build.

Kjartan on Gonnamakealot

4 days ago

Path to Exile instead of Time to Reflect would be nice. If path is too expensive Condemn is also an option.

With no fetch shock package and this many taplands, you should prbably only play 3 colors, but which color to cut, I don't know.

Cut down on your enchantments. They don't do anything the turn they are played, and they take too long for you to get back your value. Also cut down a bit on Embalmer's Tools the card if fine the context of the deck, but having 4 is still pretty clunky.

Champion of Wits, Sunscourge Champion, and maybe Anointer Priest would be good, as main cards for the deck.

Lightning Bolt, Lightning Helix, Snapcaster Mage, Negate, Mana Leak, and Electrolyze are just some viable options if you want to get more interactive, which you should, to some extent.

Faithless Looting, Serum Visions, and Thought Scour are a couple cards that can help you with set-ups.

The worst cards in your creature-base right now are Heart-Piercer Manticore, because it requires you to have another creature with the right amount of power to take out their creature to work, and it's a 4 drop that dies to bolt. Heart-Piercer Manticore because it's got awful stats, and is only good when you are really far ahead. Kami of the Crescent Moon because your opponent gets to benefit from it before you do, it costs 2 blue, and doesn't support your general strategy.

Suns_Champion on Super Smash Boros | Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH

5 days ago

Wow I am behind on comments!

Deck updated everyone! Check it out!

thrane Hi! Thank you! I have considered all of those! Shielded by Faith will be tested out soon, the rest I don't like. Sunbird's Invocation in particular I find interesting but am hesitant to try it. It costs a lot mana-wise for inconsistent results. I covered Sunbond in the primer: "This deck isn't really all that into attacking or going tall, and the two-for-one potential makes me nervous." Thanks for the comment!

manticoreknight nice idea! For me, I feel like they cost too much for what would only be one use. TheACTR let me know how it goes for you!

Furiosto thanks for the commant! I went over him in the primer: "The "you win the game if you have X life" cards: Felidar Sovereign, Test of Endurance, Celestial Convergence and cards like them are boring ways to win. I've played with them, and every time they are played they either do nothing, warp the game in an unfun way, and/or actually work, winning me the game in the most anti-climatic way possible. I want to win the game. I don't want one of my cards to do it for me."

Pervavita I don't like cards that only gain life. Without my commander out the become useless. Besides, Healing Grace is strictly better. Thanks for the comment!

Rabid_Wombat Hi! I don't run enough colored spells to make them all that helpful. With so many artifacts and spells like Lightning Helix that they don't help, I feel I'm better served by a Coldsteel Heart and the like. Thanks!

Thorbogl on Make Narset Great Again

1 week ago

You could Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl into a turn 3 narset, given you ramp on turn 2 aswell.Maybe a via Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, and a semi-burn semi-ponza shell.Narseting into land destruction might work.

A more burnier approach would be stuff like Lightning Helix wich is always good, next to Lightning Bolt, maybe backed up by some counterspells, preferably ones that are also good if narsetted into, such as Izzet Charm and maybe some other charms

CardSlut on Boros Angels

1 week ago

You seem to be missing Lightning Helix.

Spudkip on Redfolk

1 week ago

@captainamerica, I'm currently already running a playset of Lightning Bolt. Lava Spike is in for pressure, because the essence of the deck is still burn. I'd consider splashing white for Lightning Helix or maybe just mainboard Abrade's or Roast. I would like to do away with Lava Spike, but I really like having bolt's in the deck. I might cut one for an additional Eidolon of the Great Revel.

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