Ball Lightning

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Ball Lightning

Creature — Elemental

Trample (This creature can deal excess combat damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking if lethal combat damage would be dealt to all blocking creatures.)

Haste (This creature can attack and as soon as it comes under your control.)

At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Ball Lightning.

TheMeadiator on Balls Lightning

1 month ago

AMAZING! I love this deck. I have been working on a deck in a similar vein, but instead of Ball Lightning, I have Spitebellows. Could be strictly worse, but it's a pet card of mine. Have you played with this deck? What are its weaknesses, and is it pretty consistent?

I haven't had a chance to put mine through its paces yet, so any advice you could give would help.

Great deck. Would love to have a mirror match someday.

DreadKhan on Flame in the Land of Snow

2 months ago

I find that it's very hard to win competitive games in Legacy in a Burn deck without Fireblast. I also wonder about something like Flame Rift can get in for a lot of damage, and Risk Factor is a great card to draw when you're out of cards, it's certainly a reasonable x1 or x2 in a Burn deck. I actually liked Ball Lightning a lot, but Dragon's Rage Channeler is also worth a look, even if you have to throw in some weirder stuff like Seal of Fire, a 1 mana 3/3 flyer is a pretty good card I find, and the ability to dig through extra lands is an incredible rush, but it can also help you dig your way down to needed lands in other games.

I tried to build a deck a bit like this, I was mostly curious if I could find a way to make Scrying Sheets busted. Not sure how many Snow cards you need to make it good, but it's probably a reasonable x1 or x2 to test out, at least it's been reprinted recently!

DreadKhan on Yugioh in MTG part 2

2 months ago

Daveslab2022 While I certainly agree that Goblin Attack Force wouldn't fit into every meta, it's functionally pretty similar to Ball Lightning, only it's way, way worse without Trample, that's worth a full mana easily. Ball Lightning sees little (any?) competitive play in Modern I understand, so why would there be no card pools that you could print a 2 mana 6/1 Haste with a brutal downside when a 6/1 Haste Trample that also sacrifices itself if it didn't die somehow is probably not good enough. I don't even see Burn decks running Ball Lightning, I know I fiddle with it, but it's a swingy card that can cost you as many games as it wins, but I'm still not sure if I'd run Goblin Attack Force as suggested in my RDW/Burn Legacy deck, where I already have Ball Lightning, this can be chumped to death by anything, and while it can trade up it's also very easily neutralized due to 1 toughness, so any First Strike/Double Strike creatures just ice the thing, any pingers kill it, the smallest wipes kill it. I totally could agree that as a Standard card it couldn't be printed. I'd also agree that it wouldn't be improper if the card tapped itself when you attacked, incase you give it Vigilance in Boros which would be a huge flavor fail.

Ha! Ninja'd while posting! I agree with shadow63, it's very Ball Lightning-esque, and that's not a busted card.

shadow63 on Yugioh in MTG part 2

2 months ago

Daveslab2022 goblin attack force is probably on the same powerlevel as Ball Lightning

DreadKhan on Yugioh in MTG part 2

2 months ago

Huh, I feel like Goblin Attack Force should be more durable while attacking, in Yugioh it might be a complete liability on defense, but it doesn't die easily on attacks, maybe it could start smaller and get a buff when it swings, or maybe even give it First Strike while attacking? Very cool idea though, a nice alternative to old staple Ball Lightning, with Goblin synergy instead of Trample.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Budget Feather

2 months ago

Love Feather shenanigans (+1), have you considered Invigorated Rampage? I doubles up with Feather, works great with Illuminator Virtuoso and anything with Madcap Skills. As a bonus it turns Dreadhorde Arcanist into a pseudo Ball Lightning, except it's even bigger =).

RockIV on Rocks Monored burn

4 months ago

nice advice DreadKhan ! i think i can add x 2 Ball Lightning, maybe more will be too much. Dragon's Rage Channeler seems to be very good , but i may have trouble getting the four diferent card types to the graveyard. If i add more 3 mana cards, i will probably use 20 lands again, Flame Rift seems interesting too

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