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

Vanquishermm on Constant WIP

1 day ago

Kjartan Thanks for the advice! I’m thinking 2x Burst Lightning (that would bring me up to 4) could cover 2x Lava Spike , do you have any suggestions on what I could replace the 3x Risk Factor with? Lightning Strike would work, but I’m sure I could find something better. For the other 2x Lava Spike , I am on the fence. Maybe Abrade , or some other multi-use spell would work well. Any thoughts on that?

The (ISD) at the end of my delvers worked! Thank you so much, it was a pain seeing it foiled.

Recon419A on Boros Tokens Mk. 3

2 days ago

Thanks for the good ideas! I'll try small changes first; I found last night that I could kind of get away with a few less lands, I think, so I'm going to try dropping two basics for two Heroic Reinforcements and changing two Banefire s out for Lightning Strike s. I'll post back with results. Given what you said about Adanto Vanguard not being good here, I may drop it entirely, especially as Cavalcade of Calamity becomes available - that was the card that inspired all this in the first place, and I want to at least try including it.

SoulsSlayerKnight on Boros Tokens Mk. 3

2 days ago

Hey there, not a bad deck idea. I'll share with you some knowledge of what I know on Boros. +1 by the way :). Also be prepared for a ridiculously long comment because I type alot haha. Just my thoughts.

Boros definitely has to be aggressive, which you have done well with for the most part. Although I can add that along with aggression for Boros you will need things to boost them up, it seems a bit like you would lose creatures rather quickly without extra removal or perhaps something similar to the mentor system. Mainly against other red decks and such. banefire is a nice card for sure, although some Lightning Strike makes for a better 2 drop removal spell as banefire would cost 4 mana in the same sense (Banefire is good for later game however). If your going to go tokens, you may even consider 1 or 2 Divine Visitation for lots of 4/4 angels. Or even Dawn of Hope . However its a little costly mana wise but something decently good for a deck like this if thats the prime focus. Maybe consider Hunted Witness or Heroic Reinforcements ? Reinforcements is an amazing card I find for boros honestly since it not only gives two soldiers with haste but everything gets +1/+1 til end of turn, great for all the creatures you'll have. My other suggestion for now would be, Leonin Warleader or Resplendent Angel . If your on a budget I'll compose a list after playtesting this.

Adanto Vanguard is a good card, but I'm not entirely sure it should be in this deck unless its for that extra 2 damage as it attacks, pay 4 life indestructable bonus. Its best for pure lifegain decks with either vampires or lifelink since to save him thats a lot of life to pay for keeping it alive. Ajani's pridemate is good, very, and noticing the lifelink token theme, it becomes powerful except doesn't create tokens, good for power though, that you can leave in unless your aiming for a different theme. Goblin Instigator is a weak card obviously, but not a bad way to get 2 creatures to start with. Builds up the tokens a little bit to.

Pride of conquerors is good to, up to you how much of those you'd like to keep.

I'll playtest this and some other cards along with it in MTG Arena and see what other advice I am able to help with. Otherwise glad you enjoy your deck so far. Maybe I will to. Looks like something to build off of.

Gattison on Krenko Cloner

2 days ago

You could replace the Sol Ring s and The Flame of Keld s with Skirk Prospector for a good turn 1 play. It also has good synergy with Tuktuk.

And yes, please please please put Impact Tremors in this deck!

Also, perhaps consider replacing the Puppet String and Voltaic Servant combo with 4x Renegade Tactics , to simply avoid problem creatures and draw a card. Otherwise maybe Lightning Bolt or Lightning Strike to burn most things away (after combat damage, too, if you have to, when their creatures are weakest).

+1 for playing Goblins! And thanks for all the pauper love on my decks!

Darkshadow327 on Carnage at the carnival

3 days ago

Smothering Tithe would be good in here, especially against the annoying draw spam decks. Instead of Ill-Gotten Inheritance you could run straight up burn like Shock , Lightning Strike , Skewer the Critics , or - best of all - Banefire . Banefire can finish them off if you have 6 mana (you could cast it for X = 4, but you would have to be sure they don't have a counter).

Hope this could help, I don't really play Standard.

Darkshadow327 on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

3 days ago


He's just comparing the fact that having to use multiple cards just to deal damage/mill is very inefficient in modern. There are just more effective ways to mill. Without ramp (which is very likely, you are in dimir after all) the soonest you can get 4 petitioners is turn 4, and that is with perfect draws/a deck stuffed full of them. The soonest you can mill for 12 is turn 5, plus then you have to do that 2 or 3 more times. This puts winning on turn 7-8, slow for modern. By the time those turns come around you have likely lost or don't have enough petitioners to mill because your opponents deal with them. Being a creature the are vulnerable to removal such as Fatal Push , and tempo. Not to mention they are within Lightning Strike range.

The comparison to Ensnaring Bridge is the fact mill doesn't really put a lot of creatures out, so bridge prevents opponents from attacking you.

Besides pauper is a very different format than modern.

Long story short: They may see play in casual modern, but no competitive play. The deck would just be too weak.

souzagm on BR Rakdos Burn, Draw Some Flames

1 week ago

Darth_Savage I'll keep the Sword-Point Diplomacy because I like the card idea. I'll do some changes like trade 4x Ghitu Lavarunner to 4x Monastery Swiftspear and 4x Wizard's Lightning to 4x Rift Bolt and 4x Lightning Strike to 4x Magma Jet I'll keep Viashino because I dont think Thunderous Wrath will fit in this deck. Hey bro I'm very grateful for the help :D

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