Wizard's Lightning

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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Wizard's Lightning

Instant

This spell costs less to cast if you control a Wizard.

Wizard's Lightning deals 3 damage to any one target.

Wizard's Lightning Discussion

RuneKing324 on Magic Missile

1 week ago

- Abbot of Keral Keep + Soul-Scar Mage add Ghitu Lavarunner and Wizard's Lightning I might be a bit biased but I have had a lot of success with the wizard package. I would take out Chandra, Fire Artisan as well, but that is mostly because I don't think RDW really has the space nor need for planeswalkers.

lagotripha on Noob Izzet First Deck

3 weeks ago

If you are just looking for something that feels like this, check out the 'tempo' archetype. The archetype in blue/red is traditionally called 'delver' (after Delver of Secrets  Flip ). Delver itself isn't pioneer legal, but since other staples of the deck are avalable, its worth tinkering. Cards like Bedlam Reveler for hand refills, Monastery Swiftspear doing swiftspear things, and lots of 1 mana instants/sorceries. Bounce spells are decent in this list, because you try to kill your opponent before card advantage matters. Since Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time are still unbanned, you should play some number of them. It may become a 'wizards' archetype to support Wizard's Lightning and Wizard's Retort , but there are questions over whether Stormchaser Mage and Soul-Scar Mage are worth it.

Have a look for any deck with a good mtgo showing or tournament finish in pioneer if you want to dig into specifics, and remember that you will need to plan around whatever other decks are doing in the format, including sideboard.

DragonSliver09 on Boros burn

1 month ago

since you only have 1 wizard in the deck, i think Lightning Strike would be an upgrade over Wizard's Lightning . and since you're unlikely to trigger ferocious on Wild Slash , i'd take it out entirely and mainboard the Skullcrack .

FenrisBurgess on Narset, Exalted Master

1 month ago

Wow, a wall of text with potentially useful advice.

  • "is not really needed since most cards are instants and can be cast immediately after attacking with Narset."

  • A simple Manalith would aid in getting out Narset. As it stands, you will only be able to get Narset on turn 6, assuming you don't miss a land drop.

  • You have no haste granting cards, so your strategy will only take off on turn 7 if you are lucky and nobody plays an Edict effect..
  • Most people can gain a significant advantage by turn 7 if all goes well. No amount of counters can stop 3 opponent's from building their boards. You'll be a sitting duck most of the time.
  • There is a reason almost all commander decks run a Sol Ring . The faster you can play your strategy, the more likely you are to win.

  • "unless they are instant cards i don't really need them."

  • Chemister's Insight is strictly better than Inspiration . There is no reason you cannot use both, but Chemister's Insight has far more utility.
  • Counterspell , Archmage's Charm , Sinister Sabotage , Thought Collapse , and Dissolve are all strictly better than Cancel , and those are the cheap $$$ counters.
  • Lightning Bolt and Skewer the Critics are strictly better than Lightning Strike and Wizard's Lightning especially considering you don't have any wizards.
  • Your deck runs Lifelink . The card itself is cheap, but by the time your Commander is out, cost shouldn't be a consideration. Cards like Daybreak Coronet and Steel of the Godhead provide you with far more utility.
  • Cards like Dub and Angelic Gift provide a useful effect, but there are better cards that do more: Gryff's Boon and Asha's Favor to name a few minor improvements.

  • Questionably, you are running Artificer's Epiphany with only one artifact in the deck.

  • You are running 11 counters as control. Those 11 counters won't do you any good with Narset unless you plan to counter your own spells. Running cards like Disperse keeps stuff off the field and will be still be useful if you happen to exile it later on.
  • Your burn spells won't do much against larger creatures either.

  • "this is not a budget deck. budget, mana or money, is not a priority. if it somehow is then it is merely a coincidence."

  • I'm not sure what you're trying to say here, but I feel the need to advise you that:
  • Your mana base does, in fact, matter.
  • You have far better options for cards.
  • The only reason to play this deck as it is, is if you were on a budget. If you are not, then you can certainly replace the cards with better versions.

MoonHollow124 on My first modern deck. Improvements?

2 months ago

Lightning Bolt is just strictly better than Wizard's Lightning , so you should be at a 4/3 split or maybe even 4/4 if you are trying to go aggro. Skaab Ruinator is not that good because you have no way to get creatures in your graveyard. To slow things down, remove some aggro creatures and put in Kess, Dissident Mage , and to speed things up, try to lean into wizards with Soul-Scar Mage and Adeliz, the Cinder Wind . If you want to be midrange, Young Pyromancer could be good, as well as Fatal Push , or my favorite budget alternative Tragic Slip as removal. Serum Visions can help set up delver to flip earlier if you are all in delver. Remand can disrupt your opponent's tempo while cantripping on your side. I hope these can help you with your deck, and happy brewing!

Demarge on

2 months ago

if the goal is competitive on a budget you definitely want to change up the deck, maybe something like this where there's slightly more of a gameplan going, better average cmc, and room to upgrade.

Now the issues with this deck, I would first start by cutting everything 3+ cmc, also nearly every creature in the deck is a wizard, Wizard's Lightning is just straight better than Shock . Mana Leak , Spell Pierce Fatal Push n such are other suggestions over those massively expensive options you're running.

Snowmen1 on BR Bob Party!

4 months ago

Thanks for the comment lagotripha. Rakdos Charm is a card I looked at, but decided against it. It is a good card, and can be played easily since it has some really good utility. I looked at Death's Shadow , but don't really want to end up trying to lose life to play it as a threat. As for Stillmoon Cavalier , I dont see it worth playing another 3 drop without it gaining me life or just like winning the game or something. I played Wizard's Lightning in a previous version of the deck that I actually have linked in the description. The problems with the card that I have had is that it is 3 mana, which hurts a lot with Dark Confidant , and you cant flash it back very easily with Dreadhorde Arcanist . Finally, I think Shadowfeed has a spot in this deck unless I find a better replacement. It gains life, which is pretty hard to find in black actually, and with a 1 mana cvc, I can flash it back with Dreadhorde Arcanist . Additionally it can be just a little bit more hate for the graveyard, being able to take out that one Vengevine or that one Arclight Phoenix . Shadowfeed has been really good which is funny. I guess that Healing Salve is good when its in black. Thanks for the comment and suggestions.

Snowmen1 on BR Bob Party!

4 months ago

Thanks for the comment lagotripha. Rakdos Charm is a card I looked at, but decided against it. It is a good card, and can be played easily since it has some really good utility. I looked at Death's Shadow , but don't really want to end up trying to lose life to play it as a threat. As for Stillmoon Cavalier , I dont see it worth playing another 3 drop without it gaining me life or just like winning the game or something. I played Wizard's Lightning in a previous version of the deck that I actually have linked in the description. The problems with the card that I have had is that it is 3 mana, which hurts a lot with Dark Confidant , and you cant flash it back very easily with Dreadhorde Arcanist . Finally, I think Shadowfeed has a spot in this deck unless I find a better replacement. It gains life, which is pretty hard to find in black actually, and with a 1 mana cvc, I can flash it back with Dreadhorde Arcanist . Additionally it can be just a little bit more hate for the graveyard, being able to take out that one Vengevine or that one Arclight Phoenix . Shadowfeed has been really good which is funny. I guess that Healing Salve is good when its in black. Thanks for the comment and suggestions.

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Wizard's Lightning occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.06%

Standard:

All decks: 0.32%

Red: 6.48%