Lightning Strike

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper 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

TallGreg on Minotaur Swing!

1 day ago

definitely put in Felhide Brawler and swap your Lightning Strikes for better bolts, Incinerate and Lash Out are strictly better versions of Lightning Strike and Searing Blaze is even better.

The Fanatic of Mogis might as well be a quality 3 drop, extra copies of Rageblood Shaman and Boros Reckoner seem like obvious swaps.

I also thing 3 Kragma Warcallers is probably too much, a land or discard spell would go a long way to help your curve and consistency

zingzang on Minotaur Swing!

1 day ago

I am a big fan of Minotaurs, even if it's an underdog tribal, but this one is lacking some important stuff. The curve (just the creatures) looks too slow for a modern aggro-deck. You need 4x Gnarled Scarhide as a one drop and pelase cut the Felhide Brawler for some Metallic Mimics. The Fanatic of Mogis is not good at all. It deals about 3dmg for devotion and dies to every kind of Removal. Even Pyroclasm. And for four mana you can get waaaay better things or should I rather say: For four mana, this dude has literally no impact and an aggro deck should play real finishers with cmc 4. I guess you want it to still be a budget deck, so Thoughtseize or Kolaghan's Command doesn't make sense here. Try out some Despise to get an early look at your opponents hand and disrupt his/her early-game. Use Bile Blight instead of Lightning Strike to deal with tokens or get an easy 2 for 1. You could go for 22 or 23 lands, especially with one or two Sulfurous Springs. A good aggro-curve (with all spells included) should look about: ~8 one-drops, ~10 two-drops and ~15 three-drops.

SuperBacon12 on Minotaur Swing!

2 days ago

This deck looks great, the only change I would make is taking out a Lightning Strike for a fourth Lightning Bolt. Other than that, it's perfect! Great work!

hardhitta71194 on Visions - Young Peezy ft. Alchemist

5 days ago

Satyr Firedancer looks great, but I have no idea how I would fit it in. I'm currently trying to squeeze in an extra Collective Defiance.

I didn't think of Searing Blood but I have some already, I'll test them out next time I play. Maybe replace the Shock with them or a couple Lightning Strike. Thanks for the suggestion, I had forgotten about that card!

Devon-ManaMaster on Rise Of the Fenix

1 week ago

Karzalar Thank you so much for the feedback sorry for the late response As for the suggestions I was curious about what you thought about instead of Lightning Strike how about Shock.

JerichoDarkstar on Rakdos Aggro

1 week ago

Looks good. I would probably replace Lava Spike with Lightning Bolt because it is strictly better. In that vein, I'd also replace Blighting with Lightning Strike maybe. It's a tad bit cheaper, and Aggro needs all the discounts they can get.

You might also want to find room for Tormented Hero. He's very good in these kinds of decks.

LordDerrien on B/W Warriors

1 week ago

You might wanna think about Chief of the Scale and if he really is useful to the deck. I know, that yours is a tribal deck and the defensive chief seems like a completly intuitive thought. He is also complete budget friendly. Only problem; he is an attrition style creature in a deck focused onto aggression. If you have one of him on the field his effect still will not make your creatures save from Lightning Bolt or Lightning Strike. In short: Chief of the Scale counter-intuitivly does not make your creatures survive longer than Chief of the Edge would. The latter allows you to let your one drops trade with three drops and so on. People will not like to block against you. Raiders' Spoils hits the same veine.

This opens up slots for Glory-Bound Initiate, full playsets of Bloodsoaked Champion, Mardu Woe-Reaper, Battle Brawler and Arashin Foremost. You basically add card of your most formidable beating and game-winning cards while trading out Chief of the Scale who is not even that good at keeping you alive.

Last, but not least, consider Ultimate Price, Bile Blight, Ulcerate and Valorous Stance for instant speed cheap removal and protection. Gods Willing might also be useful, because it protects, makes a creature unblockable and let's you manipulate your topdeck.

VraskaTheCursed on ... What the Hell is THAT Card?!

1 week ago

How about some strictly worse Lightning Bolts just to trigger your opponents...

Draconic RoarFiery Temper

Or the best of them (since it's blatantly obvious from the name that it's a bad bolt)

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