Lightning Strike

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Magic 2015 Common
Theros Common

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Lightning Strike

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Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

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Lightning Strike Discussion

pinecone2k3 on Burn Control

2 days ago

I recommend swapping Open Fire for Incinerate, Lightning Strike, or Searing Spear, and swapping Blur of Blades for Searing Blaze.

puxing on Talrand Patience Deck

5 days ago

I never liked playing Divination early game when i had a counter up. Think Twice is a bit more expensive in the short run but when you think about it you would only spend unused mana on it.
It is also 2 mana cheaper when you have a goblin out. Also you get 2 drakes instead of 1 when you have talrand out!

Evolving Wilds are also not that good in a 2 colour deck. Izzet Guildgate is far better as it gives you both of your colours at the same speed evolving wilds gives you 1.
Or even better Swiftwater Cliffs for some small lifegain.

I don't know about what you play against with your friends.
A suggestion could be Enigma Drake

The big difference between Spellheart Chimera and Enigma Drake is that Spellheart Chimera has trample but Enigma Drake has 1 more health. This could be the difference between surviving a Searing Spear and dying to it.

Talking about Searing Spear , there is also Incinerate if you would like more burn spells.
Other burn spells that you might want are Magma Jet or Lightning Strike

The hardest part about deckbuilding is taking cards out. Flames of the Firebrand and Unsummon both seem to be a little less powerfull than the rest.

Also you better keep playing that kick ass Stormtide Leviathan ;)

multimedia on Energy Elves (HOU)

5 days ago

I hope Llanowar is a region on Dominaria we visit. Freyalise saved the Elves of Llanowar from the Ice Age with the World Spell ending the Ice Age and Elves survived the Phyrexia invasion; they're still alive on Dominaria. Llanowar is also one of the most rejuvenated regions on the plane after the invasion which is good if that's the direction that Wizards is going with Dominaria.

The Elves of Llanowar powers were about making mana and ramp. If we're visiting Llanowar then a reprint of Llanowar Elves makes a lot of sense. The problem is ideas that makes sense for Standard is not what Wizards does with Magic. Their track record in the last two years has been shit and because of this I find it unlikely we'll get a reprint or new one mana Elf mana dork. It's possible that with the Eldrazi out of the picture that Wizards will again push ramp as an archetype in Standard which would mean Standard needs a one mana dork. The most logical set to reprint staples which should be in Standard and never leave such as Llanowar Elves, Lightning Strike, Pithing Needle is in Core 2019, the return of core sets.

Unfortunately, you're right the Skyshroud Forest and Freyalise are gone. Freyalise sacrificed herself using the rest of her powers along with all the mana energy from the Forest to seal the rift. It's sad that they're gone because both have great lore especially Freyalise. It would be nice to get a new Freyalise Elf Planeswalker in Dominaria, but I'm not expecting it unless Wizards is retelling the events on Dominaria for nostalgic reasons including the Ice Age and Phyrexia invasion.


multimedia on Energy Elves (HOU)

5 days ago

I hope Llanowar is a place on Dominaria we visit. Freyalise saved the Elves of Llanowar from the Ice Age with the World Spell ending the Ice Age; Elves are still alive on Dominaria. The Elves of Llanowar powers were about making mana and ramp. If we're visiting Llanowar then a reprint of Llanowar Elves makes a lot of sense. The problem is ideas that makes sense for Standard is not what Wizards does with Magic. Their track record in the last two years has been shit and because of this I find it unlikely we'll get a reprint or new one mana Elf mana dork. It's possible that with the Eldrazi out of the picture that Wizards will again push ramp as an archetype in Standard which would mean Standard needs a one mana dork. The most logical set to reprint staples which should be in Standard and never leave such as Llanowar Elves, Lightning Strike, Pithing Needle is in Core 2019, the return of core sets.

You're right the Skyshroud Forest and Freyalise are gone. Freyalise sacrificed herself using the rest of her powers along with all the mana energy from the Forest to seal the rift. It's sad that they're gone because both have great lore especially Freyalise. It would be nice to get a new Freyalise Elf Planeswalker in Dominaria, but I'm not expecting it unless Wizards is retelling the events on Dominaria for nostalgic reasons including the Ice Age and Phyrexia invasion.


gravitydefyinghair on Surrak Dragonclaw EDH

5 days ago

Torrent Elemental is not a legal card with Surrak as the commander. Both colors of the hybrid mana in either the casting cost or ability activation cost must exist in the commander's color identity. So, for example, you could play Giant Solifuge in this deck (not that I would, but it is legal to do so) but it would be illegal to play Nightveil Specter.

I would replace Destructor Dragon with Trygon Predator.

I would take out Frost Walker, Cyclone Sire, Torrent Elemental, Gruul Turf, Gruul Charm, Lightning Strike. Seer's Lantern, Nissa's Renewal, Devour in Flames, and Izzet Boilerworks.

Here's why:

  • Frost walker and Cyclone sire are more 60-card format cards.

  • Torrent elemental is illegal.

  • Gruul turf and Izzet boilerworks seem good, but they're really just strip mine/wasteland bait.

  • Gruul charm is bad. Be greener and invest in trample.

  • Lifecrafter's Bestiary or Thassa, God of the Sea are upgrades from Seer's Lantern.

  • Nissa's Renewal is late game ramp. That's bad. Early game ramp is better.

  • Burn is bad in EDH.

I would suggest (these are all just good cards for your consideration, I know there are probably more than I suggested taking out):

For a 3 color deck, the landbase would also be improved by taking out basics and putting in things like:

Ideally, for a landbase you'd have shock lands such as Steam Vents, fetch lands such as Scalding Tarn, and regular dual lands such as Volcanic Island, but those things are expensive and this is a game.

xxxavo on U R Delving for Miracles

5 days ago

Accumulated Knowledge over Take Inventory was an excellent suggestion. I forgot I own that card.

Thunderous Wrath exceeded my expectations by a large margin, and won me games on its own vs control, I had to keep this at 4.

Lightning Strike I did add 2 copies over a Mana Leak and Thermo-Alchemist as the deck turned more towards burn-control, and just need a couple more direct damage spells.

I also took your suggestion, and added a couple Into the Roil over lands to deal with permanents on board, which came in handy.

Mnemonic Wall was excellent sideboard against control, thank you. It came in twice, and both times it got me Accumulated Knowledge back, which drew me 3 cards each at the time.

Sadly, I didn't have access to Hydroblast, Pyroblast, and Relic of Progenitus. I have to order those

jaylawlerrr on Standard Jund Counters(Please Help!)

1 week ago

Your deck is looking pretty solid for the most part. Have you given any thought to sideboard options? Normally, I build sideboards around what the current meta game is looking like as a whole...although a lot of peoples play groups will differ so I make adjustments where I need to personally. I'm starting to think Abrade is a solid sideboard card, depending on what type of decks start to emerge. I'm sure vehicles will continue to be played in Standard, so once again- this might not be a bad choice. The synergies between Soul-Scar Mage and any burn outlet are fantastic in these decks, but it doesn't look like you are too reliant on that combo. Regardless, a Lightning Strike (almost) with an additional option of straight up destroying Heart of Kiran is something to think about.

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