|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1)||Uncommon|
|Explorers of Ixalan (EO2)||None|
|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN)||Uncommon|
|Modern Masters (MMA)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Uncommon|
|Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker and you gain 3 life.
|Have (7)||Forkbeard , Blue_Flame , metalmagic , , LordBlackblade , , Daddy1ong1egs13|
|Want (5)||801Hellfire , Flamadiddle , Klauchi , Lavatails , epicjewfro|
Lightning Helix Discussion
1 hour ago
3 weeks ago
i'd recommend adding more colors to the deck. the first color i'd add is green to ramp into your angels quickly as well as potentially use the effect of Shalai, Voice of Plenty .
blue would probably be the weakest color to add. imo, the only good blue angel is Lightning Angel
3 weeks ago
Speaking of walkers i think Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord fits this style of deck perfectly. Granting lifelink to your entire board with a build in reanimation strategy to bring back those all too important Legion Lieutenant s
3 weeks ago
Mind rake is one letter different from “mind rape,” but I suspect that WotC would be reluctant to print a card with that name.
A new card referencing Marit Lage is most interesting, but I severely dislike the new wording for generating tokens with names.
Why is smiting helix a sorcery? Lightning Helix is an instant, so I see no reason for this card to not be one, also.
Mirrodin besieged is very nice, and I shall be certain to add it to my list of alternate win and loss conditions.
I see no reason for which magmatic sinkhole could not target players, since it is not too powerful to instantly defeat a player.
Is there a reason for which frostwalla’s ability can be activated only once per turn? It does not seem to be too powerful, to me.
4 weeks ago
You don't have any plains in this deck, which makes it hard for Glacial Fortress and Clifftop Retreat to come in untapped. Some shocklands would be good replacements for some of the checklands since you have almost a 50/50 checklands than lands with subtypes. They'd also be good for the lifegain lands since having a land come in tapped is a bad tempo loss. Lightning Bolt is a better Lightning Strike , and you should replace shock with something like Lightning Helix or Rift Bolt since they are both more powerful than Shock. No Escape is not particularly good when there is Remand . Remand can counter anything for two mana, or one with the Electromancer and allow you to draw. It puts the card back in your opponent's hand but it can essentially Time Walk them.
1 month ago
Here is a list of generally good Jeskai midrange/tempo/aggro cards in Modern. Feel free to run any or all or none of these, depending on what you can afford:
Path to Exile
Geist of Saint Traft
Snapcaster Mage (if not on a budget)
Delver of Secrets
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Gideon of the Trials
These cards tend to be more expensive. Feel free to get them as you can afford them. I would recommend Lightning Bolt over Lightning Strike, Remand / Mana Leak over Cancel, and Lightning Helix over Shock as a starting point. This will lower your mana curve and allow you to cast more spells per turn. Likewise, Mantis Rider and Lightning Angel are good threats that are more efficient than your current setup, but are still affordable on a budget.
Your mana base would do well to get lands that enter untapped, such as painlands (ie Shivan Reef ), fastlands (ie Spirebluff Canal ) or, if you can afford them, fetch and shock lands (ie Flooded Strand and Steam Vents .) This will allow you to more easily cast your spells "on curve."
I think you only need 2 Planeswalkers, not 3. Choose your two favorites (or one off the list I provided) and run those. For me personally, I run Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Elspeth, Knight-Errant , but the choice is ultimately yours.
Feel free to take a look at my deckThe Spirit of '76: Jeskai Lightning Geist for inspiration.
Most of these suggestions come from me as a competitive Modern player. Your deck is tagged as "Modern" so as such I am approaching suggestions in that way, with more competitive (tournament) gameplay in mind.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with!! You have an excellent game-plan, but if you can, remember that "efficiency is key" for decks like this.
All the best, Gofy
1 month ago
Drop all the card draw cards, commander is more than enough for all your card draw needs.
Assemble the Legion
Gruul: Decimate pretty much must have or any of the Domri planeswalkers
Selesnya: Aura Shards or Trostani Discordant or Sylvan Reclamation
Would also add Ash Barrens as its must have for 5 color decks
Lightning Helix occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.36%
RW (Boros): 30.79%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%