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Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
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Lightning Strike Discussion
12 hours ago
i never was able to play a turn two metal spinner, i played it just when i had mana left and removal left.
its my first time testing the deck maybe i need some more practice.
was also suggested to run the gonti in the mainboard. also i never saw use for the Bontu's Last Reckoning
22 hours ago
First Ramunap Ruins is now banned in standard.
1 day ago
I would probably cut the Open Fires for Abrades or Magma Sprays or Soul-Scar Mages. They can deal a lot more damage for less mana and Open Fire is literally a draft common because it's a 3 mana Lightning Bolt with no additional effects like Incinerate or Incendiary Flow. Even though those last two cards aren't standard legal, Soul-Scar Mage can get in for a lot of damage early, Abrade can either be a Lightning Strike or a Shatter, and Magma Spray can exile any creatures that come back such as Dread Wanderer, Scrapheap Scrounger and The Scarab God
1 day ago
Hey Murphy77! Thanks for taking interest in the deck! The reason I chose Harnessed Lightning over Lightning Strike is so I can play Aether Hub. Evolving wilds is very slow and this is an aggro deck so tap lands arent ideal. I really would like to try to squeeze as many lightning strikes in here as possible but I dont know what to take out. Shake the Foundations is probably my weakest removal but cantrip removal is just so good. I could take out my flip lands but search for azcanta works well with Enigma Drake and is late game CA. I guess Ill still take it out tho. I will take out Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip for a lightning strike for sure. I will play around with it and see.
Mutiny is a card I considered but decided against for one major reason. I dont like it because it doesnt deal damage from a source I control. Soul-Scar Mage specifies a source you control and it therefore doesnt put -1/-1 counters on creatures. It makes getting hazoret off the battlefield quite difficult.
As for your list. I like a that you fit lightning strike in. I dont think Harsh Mentor should be a mainboard card. Im torn, lightning strike but evolving wilds vs harnessed lightning gaining Aether Hub.
Thanks for commenting! I will make some adjustments from your suggestions.
1 day ago
You rely heavily on your opponent having only 1 blocker, which you can then shrink before attacking. I would think that cards like Mutiny would strengthen this theme. Also, Harnessed Lightning without added energy, is just another Lightning Strike, which I prefer.
I like the concept, but feel that some of your cards are likely to slow you down, without adding much value. Playing around with this list, and cards that I would like to see in the list, I came up with Microlight?. What do you think?
3 days ago
I am playing Throne of the God-Pharaoh, not God-Pharaoh's Gift. It comes in at a cmc of 2, which is not expensive. I tried this deck, with a different side-board at an FNM and it bombed. Part of this was due to very bad mana draws, being mana screwed one game and mana-flooded the next. The main issue was that other decks that I played were just that much faster to get established. By the end of the evening, it became clear that swapping out Trueheart Twins for Lightning Strike and Naga Vitalist for Blossoming Defense makes a significantly more competitive deck. The core strategy of having exert creatures that can attack twice per turn seems to work, but you need to be able to throw a Blossoming Defense on Combat Celebrant to protect it for a turn, and a bit of early-game removal helps.
The idea of tapping all creatures before the end of the turn and also burning with the effect of Throne of the God-Pharaoh also seems to work reasonably well.
3 days ago
6 days ago
Defenitely not shock. Two damage is not enough thats why I also wouldnt play burst lightning.