|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|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|
|Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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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
12 hours ago
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.
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.
4 days ago
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.
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.
5 days ago
Wow I am behind on comments!
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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!
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."
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!
1 week ago
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
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.