Lightning Strike

Lightning Strike

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

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Lightning Strike Discussion

dday00111 on Prowess Draw

2 days ago

gato91, I'll use the full playset of Crash Through. Good call for replacing Soul-Guide Lantern for Tormod's Crypt. I wanted the card draw, but I forgot artifacts can buff prowess. Makes me think about Bone Saw, but that's a more aggressive play. I'll think about Bedlam Reveler, but if I wanted to add it, I'd probably have to take out Chandra, Torch of Defiance. And doing that just augments the trample win condition rather than adding an alternate win condition emblem with some solid loyalty abilities. I'm aware it does slow down the deck for that to happen. I'll try my current list for my next Pioneer matches, and if it's too slow, I know your suggestion will help speed things up.

I never thought of Burning Prophet, but adding two of her in can't be that bad. Not just yet though. If I eventually do, I should take away 4x Abbot of Keral Keep or Heartfire Immolator, add three of her and add an extra Lightning Strike or Light Up the Stage. Does that sound about right? I'll have to play a bit to determine to go full draw or if Heartfire Immolator's sacrifice ability is too good to give up.

Also tempted to put in 3x Spikefield Hazard  Flip as a replacement for Sunscorched Desert. Great for 'cycling' my lands for yet another prowess trigger after I have a decent mana base, and it solves my excess colorless mana problem.

dday00111 on Prowess Draw

1 week ago

BioProfDude, I'll probably wait for a few more comments before editing my deck, but it seems about right. Though I definitely want something that aids my direct damage to face, while pumping up Prowess. I'll replace either Warlord's Fury or Raking Claws. Crash Through's trample is too important, because Soul-Scar Mage can allow my spells to weaken creatures so my damage goes through. Still wonder whether an instant is better. I already have Bonecrusher Giant taking the place of Wild Slash and if damage prevention is that shitty, I can swap in Skullcrack. Lightning Strike allows me to make use of my colorless mana, and is a tad stronger.

BioProfDude on Prowess Draw

1 week ago

I think you want a few more instants in the mix. I'd include Wild Slash and maybe Lightning Strike in place of Warlord's Fury and Crash Through. I know, I know, the card draw, but you also have Light Up the Stage and that should probably go to 4x, probably losing Raking Claws to make room for the two additional copies. Just my two cents, if it's worth even that much. :-)

TriusMalarky on Since Everyone Else is Making …

2 weeks ago

Omniscience_is_life un-cards won't necessarily be legal. But there are some less goofy and more reasonable cards(Earl of Squirrel was one I had in mind) that people might like to use outside of kitchen table. Stuff like Gleemax and Infinity Elemental are by far too silly to be using.

I would totally add Just Desserts even if it's just a worse Lightning Strike(which I see as likely to be added), just to have the option of dealing Pi damage. But I can see reasons to not use such cards.

I do have a couple cards I'd like to add, so if we set this up I'll be able to set up a good 100-ish card balanced list that can support a few fun archetypes.

Lightningtow on Edgar Markov (competitive)

2 weeks ago

It seems like maybe you should run cards like Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, or Painful Truths to refill your hand with more vamps instead of burn spells like Lightning Strike. Yeah, it could double as removal, but it seems like a one-shot 3 damage to a person with 40 life wouldn't work as well as getting a few more vampires.

Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, but it seems prudent to me.

Pingu16 on Niv-Mizzet Parun Spell Burner

1 month ago

Thanks for the tips Poseidon31, you definitely had right when it came to trying to play cheaper and remove the electromancers, I have edited my deck now. I dont think i can afford lightning bolt or archmages charm, so i try Lightning Strike and Insidious Will as replacements, is there maybe a budget version of archmages charm that is better than insidious will? Should i remove some cards and/or add some other? my deck is currently at 62 cards and i try to be at 60

Xica on Silent Scepter

1 month ago

Well, if you lack consistency, adding more card draw would likely help. Being limited to a single playset of Serum Visions is very much not acceptable outside all in aggro and burn.

Isochron Scepter is best when you can combine it with multiple playset of cards that are as good with it as Silence.
Imprinting Lightning Bolt on it, gives you Lightning Strike, which is not only unplayable, but strictly better variants like Incendiary Flow or Incinerate are also unplayable.

For this reason i would either suggest dropping red all together, or doing a large search for effects worth imprinting. You need to look for unique stuff.
As very often this reduces consistency, and bars power cards from seeing play, and getting recognition.
Effects like Silence that have been only printed in a single card, to ensure a deck can't abuse mutliple playsets.

Daveslab2022 on Haste lays Waste

1 month ago

I would drop flame sweep since it kills most of your stuff. Probably more burn spells like Rift Bolt idk how expensive it is but Lightning Strike or Searing Blood

I would also drop banefire- it’s cool it concept to drop 6 mana and deal 5 damage but that’s just not cost efficient. I would play spells that deal more damage per mana. Lava Spike is good

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