Lightning Runner


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

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Amonkhet Spoilers and Speculation.

2 weeks ago

Hmmmm...I really like that new red mythic. Much better than Lightning Runner since its extra combat step is literally it just attacking. I do think though to truly make it mythic they should have given it haste, but there are a number of ways to do that in standard. It plus Glorybringer could devastated your opponents board...throwing in Always Watching could be fun. I am curious to see what other colors get exert abilities besides red.

BonVoyYawg on I'm Invincible!

1 month ago

FNM 3-24-17 went 2-1-1, literally would've been 3-0-1 if I had 1 extra turn during Round 1, but oy vey. Kari Zev's Expertise did a lot of work this weekend and Lightning Runner sat on the sideboard all evening. Only deck I had an issue with was a W/B Artifact

blackhawk22 on Energy Counter Fun Help Welcome!

1 month ago

Dropping red drops Aethertorch Renegade a bad energy user without having untap effects. Combustible Gearhulk which is good stuff. Keranos, God of Storms which is just conditional card advantage. Lathnu Hellion is just a bad energy dump. Lightning Runner is actually a hard loss. Purphoros, God of the Forge is good and all but not the worst card to loss when you aren't running token generators. Scrapper Champion is alright. I guess. Voltaic Brawler is a nice aggro card, but not the best wincon or a great beater later on. Whirler Virtuoso you lose token generation. Not even great token generation. Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast has a home elsewhere. Saheeli Rai does get the occasional extra etb trigger. Xenagos, the Reveler is just some ramp. Loosing 10 cards isn't huge. It's 10% of the deck

Thylian1 on Electric Gruul

1 month ago

+1 just for having Lightning Runner I want that card to be good.

VeggiesaurusRex on Energy Runner

1 month ago

I see. If that's the case then I'd say to run three Longtusk Cub and one more Lightning Runner. I just think that the Voyager is an unnecessary strain on the mana base.

W177Reaper on Energy Runner

1 month ago

The point of Empyreal Voyager is to get more energy counters during the combat phase. The card I would replace it with is Longtusk Cub if anything. This is also more of a novelty deck meant to work around Lightning Runner, so Electrostatic Pummeler while strictly an amazing card isn't really something I personally am interested in that much.

BonVoyYawg on I'm Invincible!

1 month ago

This very fast paced GR Aggro Energy deck utilizes Bristling Hydra's Hexproof ability along with other cheap and effective energy creatures to keep the pressure up and catch your opponent off guard. Lightning Runner actually has a place in this deck and if luck is on your side can easily win around turn 5.

Fatal Push and Fumigate are pretty good counters, hence Heroic Intervention

jawz on Indominable Combustion

1 month ago

I like a good Creativity list. It's interesting to see what kinds of creature packages different people like. I saw one that went for four Lightning Runners for the infinite combo out of nowhere. I tend to go for creature keyword abuse with Odric, Lunarch Marshal and one offs of things like Angel of Invention, Reality Smasher and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger (with of course the Needle Spires). I like your Thalia's Lancers and Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light package too.

I think the Shock isn't really that creative. They're great in a conventional way of course. But I've tried out some weird things like Warping Wail and Spark of Creativity and I feel like they work (mostly) and are much more stylish. Although with Wail, you might be forced to replace a few Inspiring Vantage with something like Crumbling Vestige to deal with the mana demands.

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