Lightning Storm


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Coldsnap (CSP) Uncommon

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Lightning Storm


Lightning Storm deals X damage to target creature or player, where X is 3 plus the number of charge counters on it.

Discard a land card: Put two charge counters on Lightning Storm. You may choose a new target for it. Any player may play this ability but only if Lightning Storm is on the stack.

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Lightning Storm Discussion

Lowenstein on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

1 week ago

Icbrgr I have given it some thought; from my playtesting though, I generally need my lands because Star is 7 mana :P

In terms of removal I think Bolt and Anger are decent, and as a win con I think Lightning Storm would probably be better. But. . . I do have a Swan Assault deck too ;)

Bovine073 on Serious Ponza

1 month ago

Tanker12, clayperce

I run a 1-of Pithing Needle in my sideboard (previously 2) and it actually does good work for me across a very wide variety of decks, including affinity and Tron variants. It is definitely one of the cards I am more iffy about in my sideboard, but it's good. It also has the ability to randomly act as a 1-mana LD spell against unsuspecting opponents with untracked fetchlands or fetchlands in hand, I once won a match against the mirror by naming Wooded Foothills to keep him on two mana while I accelerated to four. It's a tricky card to use properly and has high variance, but it does enough work against the metagame that I like to keep it in. It hits Lightning Storm well too, which is another great thing.

Arian_the_Fox on Untap Abuse (3 win conditions)

2 months ago

Core of your deck looks great! Here are some sideboard suggestions:Sideboard Mark of Asylum because red global cards like Anger of the Gods kill most of your combo creatures. Grand Abolisher is sideboard against other people's counter spells or instant speed removalLeyline of Sanctity is very important to stop cards like Thoughtseize. Side in Stony Silence against Affinity decks. Yes it blocks your untap but your combos don't need the artifacts untap ability, only it's haste effect which still works even in stony silence. Sideboard Dispel against instant speed removal cards & opponent's coubterspells. Sideboard Pithing Needle to counter Liliana of the Veil, Cranial Plating, Lightning Storm, Aether Vial, Expedition Map, any planeswalker, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and more.

iFlubb on Treasure Storm

2 months ago

Thanks Zerail. I have changed the title (I was trying to be clever), so more people will understand what the deck does. The Zombie Infestation in the sideboard is for matchups like Leyline, but i find that Lightning Storm works well in most instances. Thanks for the feedback!

sylvannos on im a noob, please Can ...

2 months ago

Here is the full list of formats and how to build your deck.

Formats exist to help new players jump into the game. While a lot of people would like it if we could all just play Legacy, MtG would die since decks can be in the thousands of dollars. Not to mention, issues finding cards that haven't been printed in over 2 decades. Plus, there's fewer mechanics to worry about, so you don't just lose to things you've never heard of like Helm of Obedience or Lightning Storm. Legacy, Modern, Vintage, and EDH have hundreds upon thousands of win conditions and interactions. Newer players can be blindsided by these, since they often rely on cards which were printed in different time frames.

Standard is essentially the two most current years of Magic. This means you can build decks easily from cards that are still in print, versus trying to track down older sets. Standard is focused mainly on smacking people with creatures and planeswalkers. I would also recommend doing booster drafts. It's a fast way to build up your collection, you can always just pick cards worth the most money, and it teaches you deck building skills and card interactions. More importantly, it puts you on even footing with everyone else. You don't have to worry about beating a Pro Tour winning deck with a handful of commons.

It's sounds like you'd enjoy playing control, where the goal isn't necessarily winning, but stopping your opponent winning for just long enough to the point where you can't lose.

Here are some examples currently floating around in Standard:

U/W Control
U/R (Izzet) Control

Here are some budget decks over at MtG Goldfish. Some ones you might be interested in:

Esper Haven
Temur Summonings
Turbo Fog

I also copied your card inventory over to TappedOut and built a deck out of it.

Link to your card inventory

You'll want to copy those over to your folders since they're currently sitting in mine.

If you want to jump into another format aside from Standard, Modern is a great place to start! I'd suggest getting yourself more familiar with the game as non-rotating formats can be frustrating for new players due to the unconventional strategies. This can be offputting when games last for only a few turns or when you lose to interactions you didn't think were possible. If that doesn't deter you, and you'd like something different from Standard, let us know and we can point you in the right direction. You may even find yourself building Legacy or EDH in the near future!

n0bunga on Bleed

2 months ago

I feel like this deck needs your feature card!

I imagine an aggressive combo deck like so:Phyrexian Unlife (possibly one of my all time fav arts, btw) and Ad Nauseam, draw your deck with it and Solemnity on board, Dump your mana rocks like Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, free mana like Simian Spirit Guide, cast Seething Song, playing Fateful Showdown for lethal.

Alternatively, you could just do the Modern route and Lightning Storm.

I understand this shakes the entirety of your strategy outside of massive amounts of life loss.

If you wanted a classic repetitive ETB trigger, Impact Tremors with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Tatterkite.

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