Lightning Bolt


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Uncommon
Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning (PFL) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Anthologies (ATH) Common
Fourth Edition (4ED) Common
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Common
Revised Edition (3ED) Common
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Common
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Common
Collector's Edition (CED) Common
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Common
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Common
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Common
Promo Set (000) Common
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Common
Magic Online Promo Cards (MOP) Uncommon

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Lightning Bolt


Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

Lightning Bolt Discussion

wasteofspace01 on 4c Snowblade

13 hours ago

Hi I like the idea of this deck. I don't think Teferi, Time Raveler is really that great here. His static ability is definitely always good. His minus is alright, though in these colors a kill spell will work better. His plus is just not really what you want in this deck with only Thoughtseize as something that would work with it. Only having 2 counterspells in Mana Leak isn't very ideal, I would either increase the amount of counters, or cut them entirely. Playing Lightning Bolt with no way to cast it other than Arcum's Astrolabe seems like you'll run into problems, and only splashing for 4 bolt probably isn't worth it. So personally I would cut the 3 Teferi, Time Raveler the 2 Mana Leak , and add 3 Liliana of the Veil and 2 Inquisition of Kozilek I also might do a 3-3 split of Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek . I would also cut the 4 Lightning Bolt for some amount of Fatal Push and/ or Path to Exile You also might want to think about Lingering Souls it puts out a lot of potential blockers, and can easily be equipped with a sword. Even without a sword or anything else, I have seen countless games be won with a Lingering Souls top deck for the beat down. Another good card to think about is Maelstrom Pulse it's another card that can hit any non-land permanents that are causing trouble, but can be a nice 2 for 1 or in the case of tokens, just a blow out.

PeeBee on Indomitable Creativity (Boros tokens/creativity)

1 day ago

A few things,

to get double white and triple red on turn 4 you will definitely need more dual lands as 4x clifftop retreat isnt going to cut it. try Inspiring Vantage and Battlefield Forge if you want to keep the budget down.

Also i would also want a way to get rid of my big finishers if they end up in my hand however because none of yours shuffle back into the deck, Emrakul, the Aeons Torn , then i would suggest a card like: Molten Psyche .

lastly if budget isnt an issue, obviously upgrade to Lightning Bolt over strike.

MoonHollow124 on My first modern deck. Improvements?

1 day 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!

SynergyBuild on Cats Company

2 days ago

Why aren't you running Lightning Bolt ?

cosmcbun on Elfire

3 days ago

Have you considered Ball Lightning or Lightning Bolt ? Both seem like they would fit very well into this list. Also, Brute Force is strictly better than Infuriate .

mypethuman1 on Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!

3 days ago

Hey, cool deck. Built one like this for a buddy who was getting into mtg and wanted to play some R/B spellslinging. I don't have the list, but the whole deck was built around

Isochron Scepter which I think you'll dig. This card can be devastating when paired with a Lightning Bolt or Snap or Remand or whatever

bradc1988 on Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!

3 days ago

I like Curious Homunculus  Flip but the flipped dude Voracious Reader doesn't synergise that well with your instants/sorceries. No effect on Counterflux / Serum Visions / Lightning Bolt , no one hard casts Rift Bolt , and Thunderous Wrath should only be Mircaled. So you only gain a benefit from Jaya's Immolating Inferno and Fight with Fire , and Jaya's Immolating Inferno is dependant on 6 other cards being on the field!

Feels slow, high CMC, and the synergy could be better. I agree with pretty much everything PhoenixNest said.

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Lightning Bolt occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 1.35%


All decks: 1.64%

Red: 14.35%

RG (Gruul): 40.72%

UR (Izzet): 20.02%

Rakdos: 10.95%

RW (Boros): 34.02%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.27%