Lightning Runner


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Standard Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt 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.

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Lightning Runner Discussion

hardhitta71194 on Charged Up

1 day ago

Those are all defiantly within the budget, I actually have a lot of them already. I don't have Lightning Runner but oh man, I have been wanting to make something with him in it. I was actually considering Bristling Hydra before, but I traded the only one I had.

Thanks for the suggestions broseph!

The7thBobba on Charged Up

1 day ago

Well, mate. when you have the budget for it, I'd highly recommend: Scrapper Champion, Aether Chaser, Aethertide Whale, Lightning Runner, Aetherwind Basker, Greenbelt Rampager, Confiscation Coup, Aethersquall Ancient, Bristling Hydra, Aethertorch Renegade, Aetherworks Marvel. Good gogds, I realize that more than half of these cards don't fit the idea of the deck, and all they do is do something with energy counters. Anyways, stay frosty!

KTornado45 on Electric Gruul

5 days ago

Yeah I have tried pumping Lightning Runner before and it sure does work. Yes and I agree that Invigorated Rampage is a good card for this deck but I don't want to take out rush of adrenaline. I am not to sure about going into 3 colors just for a couple cards. Thank you for commenting and giving it a up vote.

BlaineTog on Improvised Mechanics

1 week ago

Lightning Runner isn't even really constructed-playable in Standard, much less Modern.

More generally, this deck is closer to Standard than it is to Modern. The Energy cards obviously have to come from Kaladesh, but the overall card quality isn't high enough to stand up to a typical Modern deck. Also, you need to consolidate your cards, aiming for 3- and 4-ofs rather than almost exclusively 1- and 2-ofs.

I would recommend starting out by taking some cards from Affinity (, many of which aren't actually very expensive. Memnite, Signal Pest, and Vault Skirge are great inclusions (Signal Pest in particular) without breaking the bank. Thoughtcast is similarly helpful, Cranial Plating does everything you want, and Darksteel Citadel is a great way to get artifacts out quickly with a low opportunity cost.

All of the following creatures are way too slow for Modern, so you should cut them: Embraal Gear-Smasher (your opponent will just Bolt it), Lightning Runner (too fragile for its cost), Separatist Voidmage (plus doesn't have any synergy with your deck), and Watchful Automaton (you'll have enough card draw with Thoughtcast and Thopter Spy Network that Scrying isn't necessary).

Also cut Consulate Turret, Jayemdae Tome, Mobile Garrison (you don't have any big creatures so untapping one to keep as a blocker isn't helpful), and Renegade Map (you're a two-color deck so you don't need fixing. Even Swiftwater Cliffs, Izzet Boilerworks, and/or Shivan Reef should be sufficient mana-fixing for a budget deck without having to spend spells on it.

For your Instants, I'm not convinced Metallic Rebuke is better than good 'ol Mana Leak. You can potentially cast it for just 1 mana, but that requires you to leave artifacts untapped and this deck's artifacts are mostly artifact creatures.

Shadowl_less_one on Electrostatic-Pumper

1 week ago

You'll wanna put the energy you need for Lightning Runner to much better use, add another Voltaic Brawler and Lathnu Hellion, maybe put the runner in sideboard??

Coastninja1 on Electric Gruul

1 week ago

If you have black, you have Winding Constrictor. If you have blue, you have Empyreal Voyager. Why not go three color? If you put in constrictor, you can take out Sage of Shaila's Claim. If you go blue, you can also just switch out sage. Also, you might want to just change out one of the Rush of Adrenalines so you can have a playset of Invigorated Rampage. Also, pump spells are great on Lightning Runner, if you didn't realize for some reason.

FlyingNun999 on Panharmonicon

1 week ago

If the aggro state is strong, this could be strong with Lightning Runner. But if it pushes to aggro, its almost stronger to just delve into Jund-ergy aggro

catrule3564 on Agro attempt

1 week ago

Consulate Dreadnought isn't going to do much without Siege Modification. Becasue cutting that would be no fun, I recommend that you include Start Your Engines and some additional vehicles. Fleetwheel Cruiser, Renegade Freighter, and Sky Skiff are all reasonable, budget options.

Some copies of Inventor's Apprentice or Bomat Courier could also be good. You don't currently have any 1 mana creatures, which are important for an aggro deck.

I would suggest that you cut some of your more expensive spells, to make your deck faster. Gremlin Infestation can go for sure. I would also trim down your copies of Lightning Runner and Scrapper Champion. Some of your pump spells could also be trimmed.

Good luck!

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