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



Blightning deals 3 damage to target player or planeswalker. That player or that planeswalker’s controller discards two cards.

TheoryCrafter on Which Card Should Replace Pain …

4 days ago

I'm a sucker for Alternate win cards so my vote is with Mayael's Aria. However, I'd recommend replacing Pain Magnification with Blightning. It has the same mana cost and your opponent gets lifeloss and to discard.

wallisface on How Good is Pain Magnification?

1 week ago

3 mana is super slow for a discard effect, and what’s worse is that the opponent gets to choose what they’re discarding.

To make this even slower & clumsier, it does absolutely nothing when it’s played, and forces you to put in serious work to get any kind of payoff… you need to deal at least 2-lots of 3 damage just to still be significantly worse than Blightning (which, is still a pretty terrible card)

jonjonhholt on death by 1000 papercuts

8 months ago

Does Crypt Rats not die to the initial 1 damage trigger? And yeah i actually had a full playset of Blightning in the original paper list but over time it just felt like it got edged out by other options, mainly i felt like the damage it provides wasnt very relevant as we arent typically pressuring the opponents life total. Also lol honestly idk why Evolving Wilds is still in the list ig im lazy w landbases XD but yeah it might be good as one of the capenna search lands for a little extra hp buffer vs aggro or burn

Altoman on death by 1000 papercuts

8 months ago

What is fun with Eternal Thirst is when you spend the mana one at a time. "Death by 1000 paper cuts" And the Crypt Rats grows bigger and bigger :D Now that i wiped the board, I will attack you with my 8/8...lifelink.

If you want more flexibility in mana, I suggest replacing the Evolving Wilds with Bloodfell Caves

Finally, have you considered Blightning? It's just a good card in general.

wallisface on burn

1 year ago

Burn generally wants to deal 20 damage as fast as possible. In that vein, cards like Dark Confidant are generally quite bad choices - as well as spending 2 mana that does no damage towards you opponent, it takes 2 full turns/triggers to actually give you any card advantage (the first draw is just replacing itself). Burn generally wants the game to be over by turn 4. It's too slow.

I would also suggest that Ensnaring Bridge is a bad option (burn decks don't want games to go long and drawing this probably buys the opponent at least 1 extra turn to stabilize and turn the game against you. 3 mana is also a LOT for a burn deck).

I'm not sure what your budget is, but the typical optimal burn deck just runs playsets of Monastery Swiftspear, Eidolon of the Great Revel, and Goblin Guide as their creature-base. In any case, 12 creatures seems to be the correct number.

I would also suggest ditching Blightning in place of a spell that costs 1-2 mana instead. 3 mana is a LOT for a burn deck, which often doesn't actually want the game to go long enough to draw that 3rd land.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Thunder Helix


Tap target creature. Untap another target creature.

Draw a card.

See what this card is to Lightning Helix, then create something that relates similarly to Blightning.

Dead_Blue_ on Rakdos 8 Ball

1 year ago

Really cool deck, doesn’t look like there’s much room but I feel like Blightning and Fury really fit here

mrweaselman on Giggly Boys (EDH)

1 year ago

Blade of the Oni, Dream Devourer, Gibbering Fiend, Rakdos Firewheeler, Rakdos Headliner, Spear Spewer, Thermo-Alchemist, Witty Roastmaster, and Kardur's Vicious Return are not very good imo.

Scourge of the Skyclaves is just an expensive combo with Wound Reflection. Havoc Festival is slightly cheaper and better in most situations, especially in chaos.

Syphon Mind is better than Blightning. Banefire is better than Demonfire. Malakir Rebirth  Flip is better than Demonic Gifts. Curtains' Call is better than Murder. Baleful Mastery is better than Doom Blade.

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