Lightning Serpent


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

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Set Rarity
Coldsnap (CSP) Rare

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Lightning Serpent

Creature — Elemental Serpent

Trample, haste

Lightning Serpent enters the battlefield with X +1/+0 counters on it.

At end of turn, sacrifice Lightning Serpent.

Lightning Serpent Discussion

Peterzin on Kresh EDH

6 months ago

dragonforce60 I appreciate the suggestions but most of these cards aren’t powerful enough to be playable.

I’ll try to go through each cards and give a decent reason

Groundbreaker , Ball Lightning - lack of effect on board state, best case they do 6 damage to a single player which is nothing in web

Explosive Vegetation - considered running this however you are better off adding a farhaven elf, this will allow you to ramp earlier and have something to sac/ trigger to a like birthing pod or Mikaeus.

Hellspark Elemental , Lightning Serpent - same as ball of lightning

Doom Engine!!! - not bad but the 6 damage doesn’t do much, better off playing Wurmcoil Engine which will trigger more kresh, and also has lifelink

[ukabi drake - really just a dead draw 90% of the time, similiar to ball of ligtning

Scourge of Skola Vale - interesting effect however I don’t see the point of transferring ++ counters from one creature to another, this would to better in a deck with lots of walls for ex

Become Immense - most of our creatures are already large enough, you are better giving them something like trample or hexprokf, if you want something that goes good on big creatures I recommend Mage Slayer

Life's Legacy - interesting card that I heavily considered, ultimately you want to keep your large creatures around as that’s how you win games, fling is the exception as it’s at instant speed

Ultimately kresh is greater at getting big, and he goes greater with mass removal that you should already be playing, this deck really goes to try to solve the problem of kresh not having any self protection(like hexproof) or evasion. I like what you did with the fast attacking creatures that die instantly however these cards aren’t good when kresh isn’t around, so you are better of

Darth_Savage on 100%

7 months ago

Hi Cyb3rguerrill0, Well Arc Runner doesn't have trample, so it can be chump blocked with ease. I'd replace it with Lightning Serpent or Hellspark Elemental. I'd also run 2 copies of either Tyrant of Discord, Nova Chaser or Hound of Griselbrand to make best use of Incandescent Soulstoke. If you have a sideboard, you might also want to consider some elemental hate bears Tunnel Ignus and Stigma Lasher...

Higin317 on Elementary Runaway

7 months ago

DasButch, The Ending turning on this deck is consistently 4, but there are possible turn 3's with this setup. Not very likely, but the chance is there.

Also, the Lightning Serpent is another kill-con. with the infinite mana, you can attack with say... a 10k/1 trample. I'm sure there are plenty of ways to get around that, on a defensive standpoint, but the thrill is there! haha

SkulduggeryP on Steam-kin combo (opinions please)

10 months ago

Just one quick comment from me. I playtested your deck a few times, and while I enjoyed the experience, one thing stood out to me. I often ended up with a Grapeshot or an Impact Tremors in hand, but no way to combo out. My suggestion is to remove the Grapeshots entirely and only run a single copy of Impact Tremors. In wake of the removed cards, I would insert Lightning Serpent, which is a win-con that is tutored by Flamekin Harbinger, and gets around Leyline of Sanctity. Also, keep in mind that Brighthearth Banneret also creates infinite mana with the combo. Upvoted.

Cereal_Killer on

10 months ago

I know Coretapper is a good option, but why don't you add more dying creatures as Spark Elemental, Hellspark Elemental or Lightning Serpent? This will increase the chances to put some counters on Lightning Coils if you don't find Coretapper

For example I'd also add one/two more Hope of Ghirapur, since you could use it to prevent your things being countered and you will add more counters on the coils.

For the same reason I'd put some Sakura-Tribe Elder

Could some draw cards like Serum Visions or Opt help avoid a potential lack of cards in your hand?

ZorrosRage on Auto-sac creatures?

1 year ago

Groundbreaker is pretty much Ball lightning. Maybe Lightning Serpent , Vexing Devil. I'm sure there area cards you find that find that give you a aristocrats style sac engine too and get value

toogletoggle on Olympic running but everything's on fire

1 year ago

I'm going to replace the Lightning Serpents with Monastery Swiftspears and see how it plays.

Ballzanya on

1 year ago

If you're looking for fast, but budget-friendly red and black creatures, i'd recommend Spike Jester, Hellspark Elemental, Legion Loyalist, Spark Elemental, Ball Lightning and Lightning Serpent. Definitely play Bloodsoaked Champion as well.

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