Lightning Storm

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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) Uncommon

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Lightning Storm

Instant

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.

Lightning Storm Discussion

Funkydiscogod on Naughty Rogue Party

2 weeks ago

What's your opinion on the interaction between Stinkdrinker Bandit and Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive ? Those two cards can attack for an unblockable 7 damage, but, Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive is kind of a nonbo with Oona's Blackguard .

Also, put the rest of the 4 Earwig Squad in the sideboard. There are a lot of decks in modern that fold instantly if cards get pulled out, mostly combo decks that run 1-3 win conditions but can find them very consistently: Grapeshot Emrakul, the Aeons Torn Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle Lightning Storm Laboratory Maniac , just to name a few common ones.

Funkydiscogod on How to make people stop playing Ad Nauseam

2 months ago

I think Ad Nauseam has only two cards that can kill you: Lightning Storm , Laboratory Maniac .

If you can resolve a Sadistic Sacrament , that should be game.

Flooremoji on Seismic Hunt ($1.50 U/R Combo)

2 months ago

I vote for Lightning Storm over seismic. There is alot of different ways to improve treasure hunt, but some can get expensive.

Oloro_Magic on RedPandaMaster

3 months ago

Hey! I didn't want to put this on my deckpage but if you are committed to playing Ad Nauseam I still have a few of the non-foils to save you a couple bucks. Notably I have 3x Spoils of the Vault , 4x Pentad Prism , an extra Hurkyl's Recall , and maybe a couple other things such as an extra Lightning Storm but I would need to check. It's not much but it saves you some getting into the deck and I am willing to send them to you if you are committed to building the deck so think about that.

If you have any interest email me at [email protected] (just to be clear I would be sending these for free so this isn't a trade offer I just want to see more people playing Ad Nauseam and my non-foils are collecting dust at this point)

1vI on Greenshoalbrand (WAR Spoiler, New Deck Breakdown)

3 months ago

ANemoAcids Simian Spirit Guide is super important because it allows us to cast Seismic Assault or Lightning Storm , but Manamorphose is definitely something we've considered! The issue I've found is it's a little awkward cantripping when you would like it to be in your hand to Exile to Allosaurus Rider .

Boza on Why isn't EDH's The Gitrog ...

3 months ago

After thinking about it even more, there may be for this combo to fail:

Lets say, after your latest dradge, you have two cards left in the deck - a Lightning Storm (your wincon) and the eldrazi that reshuffles your deck. How do you draw the wincon 100% in that case? I am sorry for being persistant on this, but this combo is just confusing to me and I want to understand it.

StopShot on Why isn't EDH's The Gitrog ...

3 months ago

For those who are not familiar with this combo it goes something like this: (Otherwise skip to the second paragraph if you know how this works.)

All you need is The Gitrog Monster and a card like Noose Constrictor on the battlefield with the card Dakmor Salvage in hand. (Note: it doesn't need to be Noose Constrictor as Lotleth Troll , Olivia's Dragoon , Oblivion Crown , or any other free discard outlet will work for this.) By discarding Dakmor Salvage to the Noose Constrictor , The Gitrog Monster will trigger allowing you to draw a card for having a land enter your graveyard, however; you can then replace that draw trigger with the same Dakmor Salvage you discarded to dredge it back into your hand. Essentially through continuous dredges you'll put more lands into your graveyard from your library allowing you to draw extra cards into your hand. In your deck you'll also have either an Emrakul, the Aeons Torn , Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , or Gaea's Blessing to eventually mill into your graveyard. This will allow you to shuffle your graveyard into your deck an infinitely repeatable number of times until you can draw all the cards in your deck for free due to stacking draw triggers. At this point you can probably utilize any win condition of your choice such as exiling multiple Simian Spirit Guide 's to cast Conflagrate or Lightning Storm for lethal.

While 5 mana is a big asking price for the fast Modern environment, Ad Nauseam decks still see some degree of play, whereas this strategy I don't believe sees any. The Gitrog Monster is also very resistant against a lot of common Modern removal such as Lightning Bolt , Lightning Helix , Abrupt Decay , Inquisition of Kozilek , Fatal Push , Dismember , Lightning Axe , Thing in the Ice  Flip, and unlike Ad Nauseam decks it also survives against Duress , Collective Brutality , Dispel , Negate , and Spell Pierce . Furthermore if you try to remove the discard outlet or exile their graveyard while the first draw/dredge trigger is on the stack, the Gitrog Monster player may still have the option to discard another land or activate a different draw effect ( Street Wraith , Ghost Quarter ) in response to the removal spell to put another draw/dredge trigger on the stack on top of the removal spell, effectively allowing the Gitrog player to draw out their deck with the removal still on the stack. Lastly, there a lot of tutor/search effects that can make assembling this combo more consistent such as Adventurous Impulse , Oath of Nissa , Grisly Salvage , Sylvan Scrying , Summoner's Pact , Time of Need , Traverse the Ulvenwald , and even Goryo's Vengeance can make pulling off this combo much faster as well as consistently.

Given all the card support in the Modern format why doesn't The Gitrog Monster EDH infinite combo see play in Modern or at least as much play in comparison to Ad Nauseam decks?

Funkydiscogod on Zombie hunt

3 months ago

Your sideboard should be 2x Lightning Storm and 13x Mountain .

That way, they won't know what to name with their turn 1 sideboard Pithing Needle .

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