Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt

Instant

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

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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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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan 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

Lightning Bolt occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 1.35%

Modern:

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%

Lightning Bolt Discussion

DBCooper on Knob Goblin'

2 days ago

why not throw a Lightning Bolt in there? Overall I love this deck. Long live goblins

TypicalTimmy on Forced Space After Links

2 days ago

You can actually change the name of the card you are linking. For example, I can rename Lightning Bolt into Shocky McFuntimes .

You do it by adding a | symbol between the card name and whatever you are wanting to rename it as. The | is an up-shifted \ symbol on most keyboards. So, it'll look like this when you type it in:


[[Lightning Bolt|Shocky McFuntimes]]

It doesn't answer your question, nor does it fix anything, but it does give you the ability to modify card names if you so choose.

EDIT: I think it does actually answer your question, since you want to know if there is a way to format without it. So, yeah :)

ItBurnzWhenIp33 on T3feri

3 days ago

OK Lightning Bolt and ping.

extends hand

Kazierts on Blind Eternities Summoning

4 days ago

Yeah... I know that feeling of selling cards I shouldn't have.

Since you are crazy enough to wanna hear my suggestions, then here I come. I have to say one thing before though. A sideboard is somewhere you can put cards to switch between matches to fix your deck's weak point. So, even if have one Garruk, absolutely mainboard him. That would make the deck more consistent. Having him in the sideboard doesn't help.

Mutiny is another card that just isn't good. It's too unreliable as it needs your opponent to have at the very least two creatures and one of them needs to be strong enough to kill the other, in which case you'll kill the weaker but will still need to deal with a strong creature. Kozilek's Return isn't budget friendly. However, it's a good boardwipe that doubles if you cast a big Eldrazi, clearing the way for an attack. If you strictly want a single target removal you could use Lightning Bolt , Wild Slash , Abrade or, if want to have as few colors as possible, Reality Shift .

Same goes for Spark Harvest . Too unreliabe and sacrificing the resources you'll need to accomplish your goal doesn't seem good. You can use Dismember instead as really few creatures can survive -5/-5 and you wouldn't need a black source anymore.

Mist Intruder is just generic, and ingest isn't a really good mechanic. Run Eldrazi Skyspawner instead. It's one mana more expensive but also ramps you for one mana.

Hamletback Goliath is cute altough being nothing else. It's not bad per say, but offers nothing more than just a big body. No protection, no evasion, not even trample. Even if it becomes a 40/40 it can be blocked by a 1/1. Just as a comparison, Hamletback Goliath can be destroyed, bounced or exiled, but Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger can't be destroyed and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn has protection from an absurd amount of things while simultaneously having evasion. You're investing a lot of mana in those Eldrazi and they "pay you back" by impacting the board as soon as they come in and are rather resilient. Rather than the Goliath, you could use Emrakul's Hatcher , Beanstalk Giant , Oblivion Sower or even Drowner of Hope . Here's a more organized way to explain:

  1. Emrakul's Hatcher - Not nearly as big and has no potential to grow, but helps you "ramp". Also is a red card, so makes you have to properly adjust your manabase accordingly.

  2. Beanstalk Giant - Not as big, but can grow really big if go all in the ramp plan as it also helps you ramp by being a ramp spell.

  3. Oblivion Sower - Can be searched with From Beyond and disrupts the opponent while also stealing their lands and ramping you.

  4. Drowner of Hope - Sort of a Control(?) option. It can sacrifice you scion tokens to tap your oppoent's most troublesome creature and it's also searchable by From Beyond .

I've been writing a lot. Feel free to agree or disagree with what I said. Just because I think something would be better it doesn't it will be better or that you should like it, after all, the deck is yours.

Also, if you could change the format to Casual it would help a lot. When writing these comment, TappedOut can directly show you cards I want to suggest. However, since the deck is labeled as Unknown format, anything I try to recommend ends up being recognized as illegal.

Icbrgr on Dryad of the Ilysian Grove ...

6 days ago

Another thought that just came to me would maybe be Naya Zoo? Particularly the 1-drop variations using Wild Nacatl , Kird Ape , and Loam Lion with Rancor .

Dryad of the Ilysian Grove might be a nice body and help grow the zoo and perhaps putting in Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle could be easy late game Lightning Bolt to go upstairs/the opponent to finish off that last bit of needed damage?

Icbrgr on Field of the Primeval Scape (Titanshift Combo)

6 days ago

I think I view this deck every time you cycle it lol.... do you have any thoughts about Dryad of the Ilysian Grove ? It can be a nice blocker and survives Lightning Bolt / Fatal Push ... costs 1 more though than Prismatic Omen but that extra land drop is pretty enticing.... I've got my eye on this card myself but haven't made up my mind.

Funkydiscogod on Dryad of the Ilysian Grove ...

1 week ago

It survives Lightning Bolt and non-revolt Fatal Push , and the additional land can be played immediately after resolving it, so even if it dies you still got the additional land.

I think it is modern playable.

greyninja on Omnath Locus of Rage VS. ...

1 week ago

As someone who has all three Omnaths built and sleeved, I think they're all super fun!

For a while I thought Omnath, Locus of Rage was my favorite. Then I felt Omnath, Locus of Mana was the king. Then after building Omnath, Locus of the Roil I thought I'd found my new favorite. Honestly although the newer two do have some overlapping synergies, you can have all three built and feel the flavors are different.

I did go a more budget friendly route with Omnath, Locus of the Roil and having a heavy elemental theme. I run the other two omnaths in the 99. I do also run the Deadeye Navigator / Palinchron combo for the insta-win

For my Omnath, Locus of Rage deck I run seven fetch lands which hurts the budget (nine can go in temur). I also run a Perilous Forays combo suite in that deck

Mono G for me is straight beatdown

I'd say Omnath, Locus of the Roil is probably the "easy" commander, since you have removal and card advantage in the command zone. This is assuming you have the land base for 3c

Gruul is a good direction if you see a lot of boardwipes in your meta. The Lightning Bolt effect is nothing to scoff at. I occasionally win by crapping out tokens then using my own 'wipe to finish the table

Just my $0.02

Have fun!

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