Chain Lightning

Chain Lightning


This deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker. Then that player or that permanent's controller may pay . If they do, they may copy this spell and may choose a new target for that copy.

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

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Chain Lightning Discussion

MTGesus90X on Red - Blue Burn

3 weeks ago

Chain Lightning is not modern legal.

jethstriker on Modern Horizons 2 Wish List

6 months ago

I'm still hoping Chain Lightning , Counterspell , and Swords to Plowshares would be legalized in Modern.

Metroid_Hybrid on Burn It All

9 months ago

I feel like the Madness shennanigans with Thrill of Possibility/Faithless Looting are cute, at best. There are SO many better draw spells in (the premium of which being Sign in Blood because it can double as a game-ending Shock). I would also trade-out an Alms of the Vein for a 4th Sovereign's Bite.

Some other cards to consider to replace Fiery Temper with: Vicious Rumors, Dash Hopes, Geth's Verdict, Lava Spike, Chain Lightning, Rift Bolt..

Finally, I wonder if you were aware of Piranha Marsh & Sunscorched Desert as well..

jethstriker on Can my deck be converted …

10 months ago

Zoo is still an established deck as far as Legacy is concerned. If you like that direction, I suggest splash for red so you gain access to the most aggro of all cats: Wild Nacatl. Red also gives you access to removal and reach (Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning) and good sideboard cards (Pyroblast / Red Elemental Blast and Moon effects) to fight combo (zoo's worst matchup). Load your sideboard with cards that hate on combo (Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Gaddock Teeg) to round out your build.

If you would take the midrange direction, look to Maverick, Punishing Maverick build. But that would take a major redesign to your current creature list, as your creatures do not match with Maverick's gameplan (Maverick's creatures are Hatebears).

gimmeseven on Card creation challenge

11 months ago

Staff of the Tombless Lich

Legendary Artifact - Equipment

Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has hexproof and indestructible

Whenever equipped creature takes combat damage, you gain that much life

When ~ becomes unattached from a creature, put a fate counter on ~

If at the end of your endstep, ~ has 3 or more fate counters on it, you lose the game.


Challenge: a Chain Lightning type card in a different color

Boza on Neo SilverBlack

1 year ago

The cardpool is over 6000 cards and includes hits like Basalt Monolith, Laboratory Maniac, Path to Exile, Boros Charm, Priest of Titania, Buried Alive, Palace Jailer, Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, Lava Spike, Goblin Grenade, Grapeshot, Young Pyromancer, Lightning Helix...

And that is just from the first 4 pages on Scryfall, when set to price.

There are way too many broken cards in this format.

oawesme on BURN, Baby, BURN!!

1 year ago

Chain Lightning is a great card for a side board just in case opponent is running red devotion or something. Maybe 2 Thunderous Wrath, but definitely no more than 2 so you don’t start with them in your opening hand. I might run Rift Bolt. Also an amazing card for a burn sideboard is Breaking Point which is useful against so many creature decks.

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