Lightning Strike


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Lightning Strike Discussion

musicman3310 on Get on my Level!

6 days ago

I really like Savage Smash here, but I'm questioning Goblin Gathering . Why not have some Lightning Strike ?

elvishimpersonator on Unblock-able Calamity!

1 week ago

i think you could get a little more efficient with your cantrips, you really want to be able to find calamity in this deck. i would cut banefire, tormenting voice, and chart a course for Light Up the Stage and Opt . also this type of deck does really well with extra reach and removal. Lava Coil , Shock , and Lightning Strike lets you be more interactive with the board

FastIsFaster on My Version of Izzet Ral

1 week ago

Firebending V1.0 Here is my decklist. A few highlights:

Removal: Shock , Lightning Strike , and Ral's Outburst almost always go to creatures (in non-control matchups). God-Eternal Kefnet can allow for double spells for cheap cost, especially when it hits Ral's Outburst .

Card Advantage: Chemister's Insight is probably the crowd favorite, but in a deck where there are four copies of Risk Factor , opponents can quickly be in a pinch between taking damage or allowing card draw. Outburst gets a mention here, as do Niv-Mizzet, Parun and Chandra, Fire Artisan

Planeswalkers: Resolving Ral, Storm Conduit and Chandra, Fire Artisan creates a great synergy, where +2 Ral allows you to scy a more playable card for Chandra +1. Both can win games if they are allowed to stick around

Creatures: untapping with Niv-Mizzet, Parun out is ususally bad news for opponents. Casting Risk Factor with Niv is backbreaking. God-Eternal Kefnet is a persistent threat with great stats and abilities.

Guffawkle on Jeskai Wizard Tempo

1 week ago

I was Looking around for a deck like this because I had a very similar idea to yours. I don't actually have the cards to build it, online or paper, so I thought I would ask how this build is going for you. The variant I came up with runs Naban, Dean of Iteration , Augur of Bolas , Deputy of Detention , Elite Guardmage , and two Niv-Mizzet, Parun for creatures. 20 Ins/Sor so that Augur can function, and Solar Blaze because it only kills Naban and Niv. It leans more towards control than yours, But if you don't mind I'd appreciate your input.

As for your deck, I would probably main-board Lava Coil / Justice Strike or Lightning Strike / Shock as additional removal. Niv is fantastic against most any deck and wins if you can protect him. Naru Meha, Master Wizard is also an interesting option. As for your sideboard, hmmmm... Well the new teferi and Narset are great against control. I really like Narset's Reversal over Dovin's Veto , let alone Negate , especially if you have Expansion / Explosion to work with. Also, she may not be a wizard, but Lyra Dawnbringer is kind of a good card against aggro.

UpperDeckerTaco on Jeskai Ral's Expansion

1 week ago

Play Sinister Sabotage instead of Cancel . Also, what is Direct Current doing in the sideboard? Wouldn't Fiery Cannonade work better? Also, no Lightning Strike or Lava Coil ?

Kjartan on Insult to Injury (Artifacts)

1 week ago

Cool idea. Can't remember seeing a deck using Pia's Revolution and Hidden Stockpile together. I've thought about doing it before, but never really got around to it...

I don't think this deck is very fast, but I don't think it needs to be. It just needs to be fast enough to make your opponent think twice before just taking 3 from Revolution.

I don't think Pain Magnification is that good, but you seem to have come to the same conclusion as well. It takes too much setup, and it quickly runs out of potential as your opponent runs out of cards in hand.

Wrench Mind is fine, but I personally wouldn't play it outside of a discard themed deck.

Vexing Devil I'm on the fence about. I usually only really think it's good in really fast zoo decks, and Claim / Fame burns. Since you're not super fast, your opponent can pretty easily take the 4 damage a lot of the time. However, it is pretty good with Hidden Stockpile . Ultimately I think you can do better.

Not sure you have enough Instants to support Isochron Scepter , but if you do, the card is really, really powerful.

Mishra's Bauble , Chromatic Star , Lightning Helix (to replace Lightning Strike ), Bomat Courier , and Arcbound Ravager _(which is extrememly expensive, but also OP af) could be some additions/replacements

Sir_Austin93 on LORD DAVRIEL & Friends

1 week ago

If I dropped this on turn 6 it wouldnt be able to do anything until the next turn. It’s a six cost 3/3 body which Dies to Lightning Strike and other various cheap removal.

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Lightning Strike occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.89%

Red: 8.93%

Rakdos: 4.71%


All decks: 0.06%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%