Lightning Skelemental


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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Lightning Skelemental

Creature — Elemental Skeleton

Trample, haste

Whenever Lightning Skelemental deals combat damage to a player, that player discards two cards.

At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Lightning Skelemental.

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Lightning Skelemental Discussion

bimjowen on Greven Prototype

1 week ago

I still think Havoc Festival may have a home in this deck. It essentially guarantees a 1-hit KO if you make it to your upkeep with your general in play due to the insane amount of damage Greven gains from the life loss. Even if they kill your general before you can swing, it's halving everyone's life total in 1 turn around the board. Since this seems to be a somewhat mid-range deck, it certainly can bring life totals into more reasonable ranges.

For the same reason as above, perhaps Infernal Contract , Fraying Omnipotence , Doomsday (lol), Cruel Bargain , and Heartless Hidetsugu could be useful in buffing old Greven.

For card draw, perhaps Ball Lightning , Skizzik , and Lightning Skelemental ?

Hellsing on Modernistic athreos

3 weeks ago

rotimislaw & -blink- According to this thread athreos is punished by RIP and leyline.
Both Mortify and Disenchant are sideboard viable so I could make room for those. I haven't really touched this deck in a long time so its a bit funny to see people still commenting on it xD, it's pretty dated.
Lightning Skelemental is new to me, looks good enough to earn a spot. Maybe removing Butcher of the Horde . Idk if that's the right choice or not. Also considering removing Fulminator Mage from mainboard at least, even with athreos it may be a bit weak.

philktoken8998 on LF: Modern Horizons, mox opal ...

3 weeks ago

Hey Everyone, I've opened some boxes of MH and am still looking for the following cards along with Mox Opal s. Trying to trade. Please help me not have to buylist them to Card Kingdom and lose value!

Message me on my binder if you're interested.

Looking for:

Wrenn and Six

Seasoned Pyromancer

Giver of Runes

Lightning Skelemental

Nurturing Peatland

Fiery Islet

Waterlogged Grove

I'm putting a lot of my high-end commander and other staples up and MH cards. Some things up for trade:

Force of Negation

The First Sliver

Prismatic Vista

Sunbaked Canyon

Silent Clearing

Athreos, God of Passage

Craterhoof Behemoth

Mana Drain

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Walking Ballista

Puresteel Paladin

The Gitrog Monster

Snapcaster Mage

  • battlebond lands

  • any number of snow lands

-blink- on Modernistic athreos

3 weeks ago

How does Athreos, God of Passage interact with Leyline of the Void and Rest in Peace ? If those graveyard replacement effects cause Athreos not to trigger, what enchantment removal would you reccomend for this deck? Also have you considered Lightning Skelemental since rev 12?

bengrier on Thunder and Lightning

4 weeks ago

The deck revolves around Thunderkin Awakener which pulls all 1 toughness elementals from the graveyard. The ideal turn 1 is faithless looting a Lightning Skelemental to the gy and turn 2 bring it back with a Thunderkin Awakener . This typically yields and easy turn 3 win. Flamekin Harbinger does a really nice job of fixing your hand with the piece of the puzzle you're missing. Fling is a good way of getting in additional damage post combat or just a way of getting value in response to removal/exiling.

Like many graveyard based decks, this one seems pretty sensitive to graveyard hate. Looking for some good answers to bring in after game 1. With Flamekin Harbinger , all elemental threats are tutorable, which makes artifact destruction like Ingot Chewer a much easier include.

hungry000 on Burnt Skeles

1 month ago

Lightning Skelemental is a better card for burn than Rotting Regisaur . Having haste makes it faster than Regisaur, and burn cares more about fast damage than it does about big sticky creatures. Plus it makes your opponent discard 2.

wallisface on land destruction

1 month ago

This deck looks nice. I think Lightning Skelemental could be nice as a way to drain your opponents resources early, and win late-game. Along that line, Thunderkin Awakener bring him back, but also brings back the Fulminator, meaning more land destruction!

I don’t think Mogis, God of Slaughter is worth it as a 4mana dude that’ll just ping for 2 each turn. 4 copies of Damnation also feels a bit high (maybe better as a few copies in the sideboard?)

wallisface on Rakdos Burn

1 month ago

Cards that I don’t think are good:

Guttersnipe - bad because it’s slow and not very impactful

Neheb, the Eternal - bad because modern is considered a turn-4 format and this guy’s too expensive in cmc for what is effectively a red aggro deck.

So, also Furnace of Rath , Wound Reflection , and Beacon of Destruction are all bad for the same reason given prior.

Rain of Gore is bad - so few modern decks run lifegain, and you’re already running other cards that do this effect but better.

I would be replacing all these cards with more copies of the cards you’re not running full playsets of - i.e more Lightning Skelemental , Monastery Swiftspear etc... the good stuff

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