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

NeonInfinity on Gruul Combat Domination

1 day ago

I definitely think this deck is interesting. The Aetherwind Basker and Lightning Runner combo seems like it has a lot of potential. I think this would be a fun casual deck in the Frontier format with access to things like Hordeling Outburst and other efficient token producers. I would also like to try Cryptolith Rite in this deck, instead of Riskar.

HairyManBack on Jund Energy

1 day ago

Not sure where your going with this one but I have a few suggestions. Too much mana. There's effectively 32 mana sources. Only 4x being a mana dork. Which isn't bad itself but the mana curve is very low with the exception of 4x Lightning Runner. He's really cool but 4x is too much, imo. 2 or maybe 3 is good. If you can buy'em a set of Aether Hub is almost always 4x of.

If your going quick value creatures Blossoming Defense over a couple lands sounds like a start. Protecting those weenies is important here. Or there's that pump-energy spell in Revolt. Forgot the name. SB should also address control a lot. Which this is very weak to as it stands.

Not sure if Bristling Hydra is too expensive. He can be vital in the new meta of 3 damage sweepers. He also works well on the curve if your going taller. And, of course, Constrictor makes him at least 6/5.

Bomat Courier is usually ran in graveyard, artifact, or pure aggro builds. With no pump spells or graveyard shenanigans he will likely just be a 1/1 haste. But this deck can capitalize on greater energy cards.

Ynthem on Keywords for days!

1 day ago

That's my version of this deck, i think you'll love it: Boros Odric Kaladesh

I think Aether revolt helped a lot this deck with nice red humans additions with great keywords Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, Scrapper Champion and Lightning Runner

The_Grape on G/R Energy (Aether Revolt) Aggro

1 day ago

Lightning Runner could potentially be good in here. Check out my deck for some help.

I only have 1 hour for FNM! Let's make it quick!

Standard* The_Grape


djnewellmit on New R/G Marvel Build?

2 days ago

Would you consider Planar Bridge in lieu of the Aetherworks Marvel? The price is high and non-energy centric, but the consistency would be 100%. I've been thinking of a build using the Aetherwind Basker and Lightning Runner along similar lines as this thread.

Delta-117 on New R/G Marvel Build?

2 days ago

I'm not sure how good this would be at all any of these ideas if mine,but the first thing that came to mind was Gonti's Aether Heart, along with Lightning Runner. Now this would mean however you would need a lot of artifacts and ways to reduce them in cost.

This has actually a lot of possible routes I think, you could go Panharmonicon, and lots of creatures for Aetherwind Basker such as things like Ishkanah, Grafwidow, Sram's Expertise, Servo Exhibition, etc.

Saheeli Rai, Panharmonicon, Gonti's Aether Heart, Aetherwind Basker, Lightning Runner, Foundry Inspector, Herald of Kozilek, Sage of Shaila's Claim, maybe even amusingly Aethersquall Ancient, or that new blue rare whale in aether revolt, are all I think possible ways in some combination you could build something like this.

I have to get going for a class of mine but I'm done for the day after this course, and I will definitely give this more thought when I'm not in such a rush as this sounds like it could have potential.

Zaueski on New R/G Marvel Build?

2 days ago

So I've had this brew in my head that seems pretty good but I don't know how viable it is. Basically it's a fusion of the old R/G Marvel and R/G Aggro Energy builds from last season. It would run all the energy producing creatures, not the puzzleknots and try to get to an Aetherwind Basker and a Lightning Runner either through ramp or through Aetherworks Marvel. Once both of those creatures are in play depending on the board state it may be possible to attack infinite times.

I don't have a list yet, but does anyone else think this is fast/consistent enough to be plausible? What would be good inclusions?

Hyperalgialysis on Gruul Combat Domination

4 days ago

Looks pretty good. You may like my deck Getting attacked hertz. I was recently speaking with someone that pointed out you could use Altered Ego to make copies of the Lightning Runner to have the perpetual combat happen faster.

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