Lightning Runner

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Mythic Rare

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Lightning Runner

Creature — Human Warrior

Double strike, haste

Whenever Lightning Runner attacks, you get (two energy counters), then you may pay . If you pay, untap all creatures you control, and after this phase, there is an additional combat phase.

Lightning Runner Discussion

Brutal_B on Atraxa, But Its Energy

5 months ago

So i built my own!

Not an exact replica as that's not my style.

I found Greenbelt Rampager and Empyreal Voyager to be pretty fun. I'm surprised you're not running Aethertide Whale .

As I was combing through my collection to build my deck I noticed there was a good bit of red cards that supported energy: Voltaic Brawler and Lightning Runner for example. Did you give red any thought when building yours?

Awuztein on JLK's Brudiclad l The Command Zone #226

7 months ago

Awesome deck!

I want to suggest a few cards that had worked very well on my BRUDICLAD (scotish intensifies) Deck.

  1. Altar of the Brood : Multiplayer Mill.
  2. Polymorph : Works if you replace the small creatures with noncreature token generators. Mass Polymorph , Shape Anew
  3. Impact Tremors : Win condition if used with creature token generators.
  4. Lightning Runner : 4 copies in play for infinite combat phases. Hazte and Double Strike is also nice.
  5. Sharding Sphinx : if copied, escalates quickly.
  6. The Locust God : One of the best token generators.
  7. Pongify : Remove enemy threats or boosts your own tokens. Rapid Hybridization

Darkshadow327 on Reflective Energy (Riku)

8 months ago

I'm not really familiar with energy, so bear with me here.

Just gonna get this out of the way: I see you have Isochron Scepter , why aren't you running Dramatic Reversal to go with it?

Lightning Runner seems like it could be fun in here.

Insidious Will and Disallow are some of my favorite counterspells. Wizard's Retort basically acts as another Counterspell since your commander is a wizard.

I hope that these few suggestions could help! I wasn't sure what to say, the deck seems pretty good.

ManiacalPotato on Night of the Living Robots

1 year ago

Awesome! When I was learning about that interaction, I found out about another one that's equally good: Strionic Resonator is effectively '2 mana: destroy target permanent', as long as I'm using Feldon's ability. Even if I haven't discarded anything good and am thus not using Feldon, It still synergizes with all of the creatures with 'enters the battlefield' triggers, as well as Staff of Nin, Aetherworks Marvel, Gonti's Aether Heart, Lightning Runner, Deathrender etc.

Driemer84 on Brudiclad's Repurposing Plant *RETIRED*

1 year ago

Lightning Runner comes out for Frost Titan. Lightning Runner by itself is too weak to do much. It can win you the game if you have 4 attacking, but they need to survive to be able to do it again. If you don't have Brudiclad online when you draw or cast Lightning Runner it's pretty underwhelming.

Frost Titan comes in because it has a minor impact when it hits the board, it's much more durable than Lightning Runner, and you can lock someone down while you attack someone else. At least, that's the idea behind it. I have yet to try it out, but I feel good about this change. I like creatures that are a little more threatening even when your general isn't online.

I chose to take out Lightning Runner over Scourge of the Throne for that reason. Scourge can provide you with an extra combat even without Brudiclad on board. And event though you need several copies of Scourge to put the game away, the bigger body and evasion are much more threatening.

Driemer84 on Brudiclad's Repurposing Plant *RETIRED*

1 year ago

Hordeling Outburst and Dragon Fodder come in over Goblin Assault and Goblin Rabblemaster. I didn't like the fact that both cards forced your goblins to attack. This could be negated with Brudiclad in play by turning them into a different token, but these cards often came down several turns before Brudiclad and would be forced to suicide into my opponents blockers. Outburst and Fodder provide a good amount of tokens that can sit back and wait to be repurposed.

Inventors' Fair comes out for Scavenger Grounds. I never really need to tutor for a specific artifact, but there is almost always a use to exile graveyards in my meta.

Future considerations.

Storm the Vault, Scourge of the Throne, The Locust God, Lightning Runner, and Vizier of Many Faces are all up for consideration to be cut.

Scourge and Lightning Runner don't always guarantee infinite combat. Someone will eventually be at a higher life total than you and stop Scourge from triggering, unless you have enough tokens on the first swing to trigger enough combats to finish everyone off. The same goes for Lightning Runner. You have to have 4 swing and 4 at the next combat to go infinite. Combat Celebrant does this with one copy and is half the mana.

The Locust God really doesn't do much for the deck except add a token each turn, unless I have a draw engine online. At 6 mana I think I can do better.

I've never been a big fan of clone effects, and the reason to run this guy is for his embalm so he really only gives you the value you're looking for if he's in the yard.

Storm the Vault is often a 4 mana do nothing. It's not terribly difficult for me to get 5 artifacts on board, but the cards is pretty hit or miss. Most of the time I have better things to do with 4 mana, and when I have 5 artifact in play to flip it, I'm usually set on mana.

Also up for consideration to be cut is Sai, Master Thopterist. He's been good in only one game that I can think of where he produced two thopters and drew me one card. I think Hangarback Walker would be a good replacement for this spot.

Driemer84 on Brudiclad's Repurposing Plant *RETIRED*

1 year ago

After some testing I've got some ideas for changes.

Control Cuts: Release the Gremlins and Descent of the Dragons. Release is too expensive and not worth the couple tokens in provides. Descent of the Dragons has really only been used to blow up payoff cards on my side of the board like Chasm Skulker. You really only need one 4/4 dragon with Brudiclad to get the payoff since he'll turn whatever into a 4/4 once he's online, and I'm not really a fan of giving my opponents 4/4s even if it means taking out a couple key threats. This leads me to replacements.

Control Replacement: Vandalblast and Blasphemous Act. I think artifact destruction is an important option to have so Vandalblast comes in. I just don't think the 2/2s from Release is worth the mana it takes. Creature destruction is also important so Blasphemous Act comes in so we still have some board control.

Token Production Cuts: Saheeli's Artistry, Stolen Identity, and Followed Footsteps. This part may be controversial, but I think these cards are too expensive. Artistry and Stolen Identity may still be worth it because they create the token immediately, but I had mentioned earlier that relying on opponent's creatures isn't the best game plan. They either aren't something you want to create a bunch of or they are legendary. Followed Footsteps doesn't give you a payoff until your next upkeep. Too much can happen in three other players turns for me to want to spend 5 mana on it.

Note: Supplant Form is sticking around for now because I think the fact that it's instant speed and a form of pseudo removal make it worth while.

Token Production Replacements: Cackling Counterpart, Fated Infatuation, and Twinflame The downside here is that they all only target your creatures, but they are all half the price, and two of them are instant speed. I want to tune the deck to be more self reliant which is why I'm ok with having to target my own creatures. I realize Twinflame's token exiles at the end of the turn, but with Brudiclad online it won't matter.

Value Creature Cut: Reef Worm I've had Reef Worm on board and destroyed a couple of times, but the tokens always turn into something else more powerful before I've ever had a chance to work up the chain.

Value Creature Replacement: Feldon of the Third Path Stuff is going to die. Feldon is perfect for taking advantage of this. I haven't had a chance to test him yet, but I think he has great potential.

Payoff Cuts: Phyrexian Processor, Utvara Hellkite, and Godo, Bandit Warlord I think Phyrexian Processor is too slow and expensive. Karn, Scion of Urza is what we want for this effect. Utvara Hellkite can create some silly boardstates, but I think Sharding Sphinx does it better at two less mana. I'm not 100% on this one, but it's casting cost is really what does it for me. The last cut here I'm not 100% on either. Godo gets cut because it's also expensive and only goes infinite with Helm of the Host, unlike Combat Celebrant and Lightning Runner. I realize Godo always gets Helm, but to cast and equip is still 11 mana in one turn. To have Brudiclad on board, cast Godo, and equip helm is a lot to ask.

Payoff Replacements:Wurmcoil Engine, Timestream Navigator, and Bane of Bala Ged. Wurmcoil is a durable threat with value leftover if it dies. Timestream Navigator can provide us with infinite turns if we get a token copy onboard. Bane of Bala Ged is something that can really clear up a board if you're able to make an army of these. Tidespout Tyrant is something else I've thought about, but we aren't guaranteed to be able to cast a few spells after we have an army of Tyrants.

Miscellaneous Cuts:Mechanized Production and Mox Diamond. Mechanized Production I'm not that sure about. Obviously it has win the game written right on it, but 4 mana to copy a thopter or gold or treasure, which is most likely what we're going to want to copy because of the sheer number we can produce, isn't all that exciting. Mox Diamond comes out because we don't need the super early game ramp and we aren't abusing it with Paradox Engine or something. I'd rather make the land drop that put Mox Diamond on the board. With a 6 drop commander, the land is usually just as good.

Miscellaneous Replacements: Pongify and Rapid Hybridization Cheap ways to deal with opponents creatures, a way to blow up Wurmcoil Engine or Chasm Skulker. These cards someone make up for the loss of Descent of the Dragons too.

These changes bring the average cmc from 3.51 to 3.32.

This leaves me with a handful of cards I'm still considering. Draw Potential Additions: Ponder, Impulse, Intuition, Thirst for Knowledge, and Frantic Search It's important that we find a payoff or a way to make a payoff a token so I think the deck could use some added digging. I think the most powerful of these are Intuition, Thirst, and Frantic Search because it can put some payoffs in the graveyard if you have Feldon online.

Payoff Potential Additions: Inferno Titan, Frost Titan, Hangarback Walker I'm not sure they're necessary, but they could be fun additions. Inferno Titan is the better of the two titans, but I think it's worth talking about them both. I like that the deck is starting to diversify threats. Cutting Godo and Utvara because we have better extra combat and mass token producing payoffs in cheaper creatures. Inferno Titan kind of lines up with Bane in the permanent removal department, but it's damage can go to the face. I'm not sure Frost Titan provides much, but I thought I'd mention it. I guess it could potentially shut a player down for the next turn. I really like Chasm Skulker, and I think Hangarback Walker would make a great addition as a redundant effect.

Lands Potential Cuts: Inventors' Fair and Academy Ruins These are lands I was testing out because artifacts, but really our deck is just a bunch of rocks. The Mimic Vat and Helm of the Host are about the only cards I'd want to activate either of these lands for, but I'm not sure I think the cost is worth it. More testing may be required, but I'm not sure I've been in the situations where I must tutor for a Helm or give up a draw to get helm back.

Land Potential Replacements: Command Beacon, Scavenger Grounds, Strip Mine Right now I don't have an extra Command Beacon or Strip Mine. Command Beacon seems great for a 6 cmc commander. Scavenger Grounds and Strip Mine are just great utility lands, but I'm not missing out on too much without them for now.

On the other hand, Desolate Lighthouse has been great for digging when there's nothing else to do, and Kher Keep is another great token producer at 2 mana a pop.

Driemer84 on *RETIRED* Anything You Can Do... : Brudiclad EDH

1 year ago

Daedalus19876: No problem in the delay! So I've gotten a few more games in and I have some major changes to talk about. I'd love to hear some feed back and correction on my thought process. Incoming wall of text.

Control Cuts: Release the Gremlins and Descent of the Dragons.
Release is too expensive and not worth the couple tokens in provides. Descent of the Dragons has really only been used to blow up payoff cards on my side of the board like Chasm Skulker. You really only need one 4/4 dragon with Brudiclad to get the payoff since he'll turn whatever into a 4/4 once he's online, and I'm not really a fan of giving my opponents 4/4s even if it means taking out a couple key threats. This leads me to replacements.

Control Replacement: Vandalblast and Blasphemous Act.
I think artifact destruction is an important option to have so Vandalblast comes in. I just don't think the 2/2s from Release is worth the mana it takes. Creature destruction is also important so Blasphemous Act comes in so we still have some board control.

Token Production Cuts: Saheeli's Artistry, Stolen Identity, and Followed Footsteps.
This part may be controversial, but I think these cards are too expensive. Artistry and Stolen Identity may still be worth it because they create the token immediately, but I had mentioned earlier that relying on opponent's creatures isn't the best game plan. They either aren't something you want to create a bunch of or they are legendary. Followed Footsteps doesn't give you a payoff until your next upkeep. Too much can happen in three other players turns for me to want to spend 5 mana on it.

Note: Supplant Form is sticking around for now because I think the fact that it's instant speed and a form of pseudo removal make it worth while.

Token Production Replacements: Cackling Counterpart, Fated Infatuation, and Twinflame The downside here is that they all only target your creatures, but they are all half the price, and two of them are instant speed. I want to tune the deck to be more self reliant which is why I'm ok with having to target my own creatures. I realize Twinflame's token exiles at the end of the turn, but with Brudiclad online it won't matter.

Value Creature Cut: Reef Worm I've had Reef Worm on board and destroyed a couple of times, but the tokens always turn into something else more powerful before I've ever had a chance to work up the chain.

Value Creature Replacement: Feldon of the Third Path Stuff is going to die. Feldon is perfect for taking advantage of this. I haven't had a chance to test him yet, but I think he has great potential.

Payoff Cuts: Phyrexian Processor, Utvara Hellkite, and Godo, Bandit Warlord I think Phyrexian Processor is too slow and expensive. Karn, Scion of Urza is what we want for this effect. Utvara Hellkite can create some silly boardstates, but I think Sharding Sphinx does it better and two less mana. I'm not 100% on this one, but it's casting cost is really what does it for me. The last cut here I'm not 100% on either. Godo gets cut because it's also expensive and only goes infinite with Helm of the Host, unlike Combat Celebrant and Lightning Runner. I realize Godo always gets Helm, but to cast and equip is still 11 mana in one turn. To have Brudiclad on board, cast Godo, and equip helm is a lot to ask.

Payoff Replacements:Wurmcoil Engine, Timestream Navigator, and Bane of Bala Ged. The first two are obvious. Bane of Bala Ged is something that can really clear up a board if you're able to make an army of these. Tidespout Tyrant is something else I've thought about, but we aren't guaranteed to be able to cast a few spells after we have an army of Tyrants.

Miscellaneous Cuts:Mechanized Production and Mox Diamond Mechanized Production I'm not that sure about. Obviously it has win the game written right on it, but 4 mana to copy a thopter or gold or treasure, which is most likely what we're going to want to copy because of the sheer number we can produce, isn't all that exciting. Mox Diamond comes out because we don't need the super early game ramp and we aren't abusing it with Paradox Engine or something. I'd rather make the land drop that put Mox Diamond on the board. With a 6 drop commander, the land is usually just as good.

Miscellaneous Replacements: Pongify and Rapid Hybridization Cheap ways to deal with opponents creatures, a way to blow up Wurmcoil Engine or Chasm Skulker. These cards someone make up for the loss of Descent of the Dragons too.

These changes bring the average cmc from 3.51 to 3.32.

This leaves me with a handful of cards I'm still considering.
Draw Potential Additions: Ponder, Impulse, Intuition, Thirst for Knowledge, and Frantic Search.
It's important that we find a payoff or a way to make a payoff a token so I think the deck could use some added digging. I think the most powerful of these are Intuition, Thirst, and Frantic Search because it can put some payoffs in the graveyard if you have Feldon online.

Payoff Potential Additions: Inferno Titan, Frost Titan, Hangarback Walker I'm not sure they're necessary, but they could be fun additions. Inferno Titan is the better of the two titans, but I think it's worth talking about them both. I like that the deck is starting to diversify threats. Cutting Godo and Utvara because we have better extra combat and mass token producing payoffs in cheaper creatures. Inferno Titan kind of lines up with Bane in the permanent removal department, but it's damage can go to the face. I'm not sure Frost Titan provides much, but I thought I'd mention it. I guess it could potentially shut a player down for the next turn. I really like Chasm Skulker, and I think Hangarback Walker would make a great addition as a redundant effect.

Lands Potential Cuts: Inventors' Fair and Academy Ruins These are lands I was testing out because artifacts. But really our deck is just a bunch of rocks. The Mimic Vat and Helm of the Host are about the only cards I'd want to activate either of these lands for, but I'm not sure I think the cost is worth it. More testing may be required, but I'm not sure I've been in the situations where I must tutor for a Helm or give up a draw to get helm back.

Land Potential Replacements: Command Beacon, Scavenger Grounds, Strip Mine Right now I don't have an extra Command Beacon or Strip Mine. Command Beacon seems great for a 6 cmc commander and I notice you are already running it. Scavenger Grounds and Strip Mine are just great utility lands, but I'm not missing out on too much without them for now.

On the other hand, Desolate Lighthouse has been great for digging when there's nothing else to do, and Kher Keep is another great token producer at 2 mana a pop.

Thanks for reading if you made it this far!

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