Lightning Helix


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Uncommon
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


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

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Lightning Helix Discussion

Spazik008 on Mardu Masochism

13 hours ago

Well it does end up dealing 8 over time with the jump-start. I do agree that giving your opponent a choice generally makes for a bad card. Remember Browbeat? In this case though the synergy with Lingering Souls is pretty efficient, even if it feels like playing small ball.

I am thinking of going up to 4 Lightning Helix though, to get more spell damage in the air and help with all the pay-life when Platinum Emperion isn't around. I didn't really want to make a pure burn deck here, it's moreso a midrange with a burn component. The Lightning Bolt is probably going to be hitting a Noble Hierarch more often than their face. I just thought the Risk Factor could help speed up the clock when the dust settles and it's only a couple Lingering Souls tokens chipping away at their life total each turn.

magus_oblivion on Boros Burn

4 days ago

How competitive are you aiming for here? The mana curve on this is really high for modern. It's a cool idea, but you can't put together a combo deck in a vacuum. Modern is very fast and very removal-heavy compared to Commander. You're running 3+ mana creatures that are all super easy to remove, which is going to make them slow and clunky. You'll just get run over. For this kind of money, it might be better to just put together a burn deck. Mostly red, with a splash of white for Lightning Helix and Boros Charm, so similar colors there. Would be a lot more competitive.

handymendy on Boros aggro

4 days ago

Monomanamaniac First of all i would like to say that this is a deck that i use mostly against friendly battles against my friends, and when i was building this deck i saw that i had to put it into which category it was legal in so i put it in modern. However the reasons that it isn't standard however is bcuz my love for Lightning Helix and Boros Charm and Chained to the Rocks, BUT i know it can get huge improvement, so i would absolutely love that you can suggest cards that i can use in the deck and maybe also the sideboard too.

captainamerica on

1 week ago

Lightning Helix is a good way to make this deck more effective while you aren't hitting Madcap Emperion

FullmetalWes on Boros PyroMentor

2 weeks ago

I would take out at least x1 Anointed Procession since more than one in your hand is kind of a dead card and your deck doesn't HAVE to have it to be good. Maybe take out a Hordeling Outburst since it's the same CMC as mentor to keep your mana curve smooth. Faithless Looting is great but I'd rather run something like Shock or Lightning Helix. Good luck!

ZorrosRage on Boros Weenie Bolt

2 weeks ago

I don't think you are playing enough wizards to make Wizard's Lightning I think Lightning Helix is just a better card here. It will always be a low cost it is one of the best burn spells in the game.

I am not sure about Ghitu Lavarunner also. It will be hard to turn him on turn 2 - 4 with only 13 instants.

Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip could be fun since your planning on attacking with a lot of creatures.

Earthshaker Khenra could be a good budget suggestion.

Dryad Militant is possiblly one of the best 1 cost 2 power creatures.

JKRice on

2 weeks ago

Seems like a cool idea! I have a few suggestions.

1: Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is probably only good as a 5/5 swinger, as the -4 doesn’t do anything in a mostly spell deck and getting out a single 2/2 every turn is less beneficial than doing 1/4 of the opponent’s life total. Therefore, I think Gideon of the Trials would be a better alternative. He only swings for one less damage, he comes down a turn earlier, and he can prevent damage and stop you from losing the game.

2: Lightning Helix would be a useful one of or two of in the deck, especially since it seems like you lose more than a bit of life early on before you hit empirion.

3: I don’t really like Asylum Visitor. They only draw cards after someone has hellbent, by which point you will probably already have control of the game. That being said, I don’t have any alternative ideas. However, I will say that basically any interaction or draw would do better in that slot.

Uvogline on No Lords Goblins

2 weeks ago

Hi hellakevin, did you consider / try playing Lightning Helix ? (for example instead of Torch Courier)

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