Lightning Strike


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Uncommon
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Theros (THS) Common

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Lightning Strike


Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Lightning Strike Discussion

Angry_hobbit on Mono Red Trash

6 days ago

Also changed Lightning Strike for Abrade just more value I feel

Scytec on Goblins and Forests RAMP

1 week ago

Sorry it took me awhile to get here. Modern is a little outside my wheelhouse. I'm ok with U/B Faeries, and I can touch on Rakdos Aggro. Pretty much everything else is way outside my comfort zone. Haha. That being the case, if you're doing Gruul Aggro, Burning-Tree Emissary is an amazing card. Also, take Lightning Bolt over Lightning Strike. If you're interested in aggro, especially Goblins, I highly recommend mono-red. Mono-red is generally quite budget friendly, and consistently places well in competitive tournaments. My buddy runs an epic list that stomps people if you'd like a link, I could ask him to post it here. Otherwise...for regular aggro, I highly recommend Rakdos. It is moderately good, still loses to mono-red as a rule though. Just FYI.

robo12385 on Red Elemental Burn

1 week ago

Alright so It's a good start, but I think it may need more spells. You say its a burn deck yet you don't have enough to really "burn" more just attacking with your elementals. Also a lot of your elementals have abilities that require you to use spells.


Lightning Bolt bump up to 4

Get rid of the Fiery Falls. It's too much mana to play and you have enough lands you shouldn't need to cycle for them.

Lightning Strike is just a meh card. It works, so its really up to you whether or not to keep it or not.

Shock Maybe?

Fireblast four of these might prove useful.

Consuming Bonfire I dont see the point. The mana cost is way too high to deal 4 damage to a creature, or 7 to a treefolk which you may rarely see. There are so many better options for creature removal here. Aftershock maybe?

Fireball and Banefire could be good burn/removal

Those are just a few suggestions, good luck!

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Only ever had two reoccurring nightmares. One dealt with family drama, so I'm not doing that.

The other is really weird. I keep having these dreams where my teeth grow incredibly hot and literally fracture. I end up spitting out dozens, sometimes hundreds of shattered tooth bits. Thankfully my dreams tend to be PG-13. I almost never see blood or violence.

It started when a root died and my tooth shattered on some food. Had the remains extracted because a root canal was too expensive. Thankfully it's the very back moler so it doesn't impact my smile. Idk, maybe it set some weird phobia in me?

So, since Dismember is already a card, I'll have to do this.



Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.

The artwork would be of someone getting their jaw smashed in with a strong downward stomp.

But hey, a black Lightning Strike isn't bad, right?

I'd like to see a colorless manland that grows stronger depending on the colors you use for it.

That is to say, it can only produce mana, but when you turn it into a creature, depending on the colors you use, it gains different abilities.

stikmn33 on Zurg Attempt

1 week ago

You could also run Shock, Abrade or Lightning Strike with 4 Soul-Scar Mage. Also you should work your creature curve better ditch the Baleful Ammit for Ammit Eternal the eternal is just better. You can also ditch the Channeler Initiate for one more Exemplar of Strength. Go down to one Decimator Beetle for the two more Soul-Scar Mage the mages will be your whole engine once you put the burn spells in.

Snivy__ on Wizards' Assault [7-0-1 Record]

1 week ago

drsnailtrail I have deeply considered Riddleform but sadly in my playtesting with it I would always want a Wizard's Retort, Unsummon or Spell Pierce in its place. Although it is mostly a two-mana 3/3 flyer that can scry, it's not a Wizard, so it doesn't turn on Wizard's Lightning or Wizard's Retort. Also, it doesn't get pumped by Adeliz and it doesn't even have prowess so I can't protect it from commonly used burn spells like Abrade and Lightning Strike.

Exclusion Mage is definitely worth testing in place of Unsummon. I don't like how it isn't instant speed, but it is a 2/2 for 3 with an Unsummon attached to it.

I don't really like Omenspeaker because it doesn't help me win faster with more answers. A 1/3 for 2 is not what this deck wants in the 75.

Even though Dismissive Pyromancer does have a draw engine attached to it, it doesn't have prowess but in replace it has a solid burn spell on a 2/2 body.

Thanks for the suggestions!

DaSmellyCheeze on Questionable Grixis Control

2 weeks ago

Thebiggalactus wow that counter is pretty awesome, heck of a combat trick to counter whatever for 1 lol. The pains of just coming back and not knowing the cards. I was thinking of adding some artifact hate Abrade seems like a good card to play in place of Lightning Strike. I’m not worried about hitting the opponent so that does seem better. Thanks for help mate! Found a LGS to go and play some FNM so hopefully the deck will be somewhat polished and perform respectably!

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