Lightning Helix


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning Uncommon
Modern Masters Uncommon
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Uncommon
Planechase Uncommon
Ravnica: City of Guilds Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Lightning Helix


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

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Lightning Helix Discussion

paperhead on Luke Landwalker, I am your father!

2 days ago

You know I love aggro. :)
Lightning Helix or Domri Rade could be cool here, and any bloodrush creatures that are less than 3 cost (my favourite is Wasteland Viper).
Obviously, any nonbasic lands that don't slow you down would help get the right mana out early, too.

Cottonwoods on Fun Tide

2 days ago

I have Comet Storm in there since it's instant speed, but Boros Charm/Lightning Helix are interesting!

Won all my games tonight with different finishers including: Comet Storm, Aetherflux Reservoir featuring infinite casts via Paradox Engine/Sprout Swarm, and last (but not least!) randomly Oath of Druidsing into Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker then searching into & playing Deceiver Exarch with plenty of mana and counterspell backup thanks to a friend's hug deck!

GS10 on Fun Tide

3 days ago

Fireball (with infinite mana from Kydele), Boros Charm and Lightning Helix (imprinted on Isochron Scepter) would be great win cons for the deck.

I've recently built my own version of the deck and I'm looking for all feedback I can find. How does your deck fare in terms of consistency?

I'd also suggest Arjun, the Shifting Flame which not only is insanely fun, but strongly enables Kydele and helps you find whatever you need to cast next.

Check out my deck below

Paradox Scepter

Commander / EDH GS10


clayperce on Anybody had success with 61 ...

4 days ago

Though it's about Modern, I was reminded of your thread when I read this article. Regarding the Burn list about 3/4 of the way down:

"My favorite part about TJ's decklist is that he's running 61 cards even though many people believe that to be wrong. The reason behind it is simple: nineteen lands is too few and twenty lands is too much. So he's compromising by playing twenty lands and having an extra Lightning Helix in his maindeck."

hoardofnotions on Munda's Allied Forces

4 days ago

you have 2 myriad landscapes

cut Rupture Spire for any tap land like Boros Guildgate

possible cuts

Lightning Bolt, Honor of the Pure, Lightning Helix, Mizzium Mortars, Boros Cluestone, Crown of Doom, Inspired Charge

possible adds


Allied Reinforcements, Angelic Captain, Join the Ranks, Oath of Gideon

other cards

Tithe, Gift of Estates, Boros Signet, Worn Powerstone, Mind Stone mana rocks that hit the field before your commander. It seems like once your deck is going you'll never draw another non-ally again. so get your ramp on before your commander comes down

Scroll Rack and Land Tax while out of budget are the best card draw have to offer, imo

Conjurer's Closet, Eerie Interlude, Eldrazi Displacer, Ghost Way, Legion's Initiative, Mimic Vat retrigger your allies effects!

Sunforger goodness

Enlightened Tutor, wear//tear, Deflecting Palm, Mistveil Plains,

Coat of Arms, Door of Destinies and Eldrazi Monument are the pump spells i think you want

zephyr_chang on Boros Damage Mirror

5 days ago

You should probably cut Magma Jet for playsets of Lightning Bolt and Lightning Helix. You should also go up to a full 4 Blasphemous Act since that is your combo piece. Pariah is a good idea but like all enchantments is open to a blowout so you really need to find the right window to resolve it. What I have experienced in my games is that you'll want at least a couple Pyroclasm in the main to clear early aggression if trading one for one with your burn spells are not cutting it (you'd also want to save the burn spells to throw at their face to get them down to 13 life).

My own take on the deck was to have full playsets of Burrenton Forge-Tender and Kor Firewalker in the main with a bunch of boardwipes. The higher creature count also let me cast Blasphemous Act more easily against creatureless decks such as Tron and combo.

cabbagemaster on Token Madness

6 days ago

Great looking deck!

For suggestions I'd recommend Impact Tremors. It's a really low costing enchantment and pings them whenever a creature enters the battlefield, paired with Assemble the Legion and you've got a very potent combo.

Next I'd recommend some removal, as most decks should try and have some. Path to Exile while not very budget is a very good spot removal card.

To the tune of more tokens, Raise the Alarm which is great at instant speed, Gather the Townsfolk and Timely Reinforcements can really help.

I'd personally cut Inspired Charge just because with all the token buffs you have, it won't help very much, maybe replace it with Boros Charm which has a large amount of utility.

Thinking of more removal, Lightning Helix and Lightning Bolt work very well.

You may want to think of having some land fixing, and while the shocks and fetches for Boros colors are super expensive, their are some cheaper alternatives. Battlefield Forge, Temple of Triumph, Wind-Scarred Crag, and Clifftop Retreat are quite easy to come by.

You also may want to think of sideboard cards. Disenchant is very good artifact and enchantment removal, Timely Reinforcements can really help against faster decks, Sowing Salt eliminates Tron, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is great against more creature heavy decks.

Overall, this deck seems pretty solid as is.

tclaw12 on Selling: Jund, RAV shocks, Modern ...

1 week ago

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