Lightning Axe

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Lightning Axe


As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard a card or pay .

Lightning Axe deals 5 damage to target creature.

Mousemke on Vacant Expressions

3 weeks ago

Darth_Savage A splash of green... Probably. Didn't have the land laying around and hard to justify given it's maybe not really needed. No plans to hard case Vengevine, but you never know.

Lightning Axe is interesting. That vs Fiery Temper is kind of enabler vs payoff. I'll give them a shot.

Darth_Savage on Vacant Expressions

3 weeks ago

So this seems a pretty solid list (it would be stronger with the green splash), things I'd change are in the side board -2x Fiery Temper for 2x Lightning Axe -1x Obsidian Charmaw for 1x Soul-Guide Lantern

lhetrick13 on Neverending Knights: Haakon Knight Tribal

3 months ago

ajbshizle - I have a and Haakon deck I am working on and although I like the cards give me access to, I feel like the deck with access to is the better of the two as it gives me so much access to discard abilities such as Olivia, Mobilized for War, Lightning Axe, etc. and draw/discard abilities like Stormfist Crusader, Thrill of Possibility, etc. Between the and also have access to all the madness cards like Fiery Temper and all that just makes it extremely efficient at finding Haakon and getting him in the graveyard.

With that all said, I am assuming with 4xAether Vial to flash him in and 6 ways to get cards in the graveyard you do not find it to hard to get Haakon onto the field but I do wonder if at times you find it challenging to get him in your hand.

Neotrup on Vadrok and Lore Drakkis Mutate …

4 months ago

When you Vadrok, Apex of Thunder mutates onto/under Lore Drakkis, both abilities go on the stack, in either order, and must target. If Lightning Axe is the only card in your graveyard, both will have to target it. If Vadrok's ability resolves first, you may choose whether or not to case Lightning Axe (discarding Lightning Bolt to do so), and it will resolve before Lore Drakkis's ability. While Lightning Axe will be back in your graveyard before the ability resolves, it will be a new object and no longer the target of the ability, so Lore Drakkis's ability will fizzle and both Lightning Bolt and Lightning Axe will be in your graveyard. If you either choose not to case Lightning Axe or let Lore Drakkis's ability resolve first, Lightning Axe and Lightning Bolt will both end up in your hand.

TanhelNet on Vadrok and Lore Drakkis Mutate …

4 months ago

Could someone explain me the possibilities with Vadrok, Apex of Thunder when i mutate it on (or under) Lore Drakkis? I had a difficult situation with Lightning Axe in my graveyard, where i didn't knew if i could cast the spell with Vadrok or get it back on my hand because of Drakkis's ability. In addition, i'd like to know if, in any way, the following combo would be possible:

Lightning Axe in my graveyard, Lightning Bolt on my hand.

Mutate either Vadrok, Apex of Thunder on/under Lore Drakkis or vice versa, to cast Lightning Axe for free from the graveyard, discarding Lightning Bolt as additional cost and return Lightning Bolt with Lore Drakkis ability.

Thank you very much for the answer.

jethstriker on Weird rulings for individual cards

10 months ago

Sorry for the necro, but I stumbled upon some cards:

Throes of Chaos

"Throes of Chaos does nothing as it resolves. All of its chaos happens before it resolves."

Valki, God of Lies  Flip

"If there are no creature cards exiled with Valki with converted mana cost equal to the value of X as Valki’s activated ability resolves, nothing happens. God of Lies, indeed."


"Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar is pronounced just like it’s spelled."

The Underworld Cookbook

"The Underworld Cookbook’s last ability can target any creature card in your graveyard, not just one discarded with its first ability. For example, if a Granite Gargoyle you control dies after being dealt damage by Lightning Axe, you could use The Underworld Cookbook to make a delicious Gargoyle entrée."

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Boom! Surprise 20 Dmg

11 months ago

I'll try it out when I get the snow land, though I'm not sure how good it is. I was tried out cheap burn like Roast and Lightning Axe from an earlier suggestion, but found that it made Nahiri's Wrath much weaker and therefore harder to one-shot an opponent. I think Skred might end up the same way, but there's enough damage potential here for me to give it a shot. Thanks for the suggestion Icbrgr =).

zapyourtumor on

1 year ago

I feel like having 10 young pyromancer effects is too many because it forces you to cut down on the number of instants and sorceries. How has this been working for you in playtesting?

Why do you run Bone Shards ? Yes, you can sacrifice creatures to it but you don't really have any creatures you want to sacrifice, or any cards you really want to discard. With only four Unearth and 2 Smiting Helix , I feel like leaning this far into self discard with Lightning Axe , Bone Shards , and Thrilling Discovery is a little overboard.

Also, I think you could try adding 4x Smallpox and 4x Flagstones of Trokair and see what happens.

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