Lightning Helix

Lightning Helix


Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker and you gain 3 life.

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Set Rarity
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
Planechase (HOP) Uncommon
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Lightning Helix occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.36%

RW (Boros): 30.79%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Lightning Helix Discussion

HARDsofty on Suggestions of Cards for Budget ($50) Haktos Deck?

5 days ago

Maybe run some cheap Equipment to put a bigger butt on him? Or any power and toughness boost at instant would work.

Look on the Gatherer for cheap common and uncommon cards, perhaps a few 50 cent or cheaper rares.

There's an uncommon Lightning Helix that cost two colorless more with a slightly bigger effect. Just don't remember what it's called.

Deadpoo111 on The Nuclear Option

5 days ago

The only thing is, you have no white mana sources so running your commander and Lightning Helix is unnecessary. I'd either suggest tobran in the command zone or Neheb, the Eternal seeing as how they are insane.

Gracco on Naya Zoo

2 weeks ago

Bojuka Bog is a side deck option since you main deck the 4 KotR and also 1 Sejiri Steppe main deck is an option. Consider running 1 Blue/x shock land that you can fetch so you can include some number of Retreat to Coralhelm for the combo play with KotR. Also, side note, I have won games before with the Retreat and Knight combo by using a Path to Exile on one of my own creatures to trigger the Retreat and go off, although having to do this is usually never optimal. OUaT is not needed in the list. Also some number of the RW Nahiri and 1 big Emrakul can be a really nice win condition in the deck. The 3 mana Thalia main deck is amazing. Some number of Lightning Helix and Skullcrack in the 75 is also suggested. Here is the list I have piloted before as an example of the perspective I am coming from with these suggestions: The main deck in this list is made with using the most card types for Tarmogoyf in mind.

Sicohippy on That 70s Burn (Please Help)

4 weeks ago

@konato I appreciate your feedback. I think after a few play tests in my meta I am going to keep running 2 Grim Lavamancer in place of the Lava Dart . If I were going to run another color I think I'd want to run for Snapcaster Mage or for Path to Exile and Lightning Helix on sideboard.

Grubbernaut on Jeskai Big Spells

1 month ago

Sadly, Lightning Helix is not Pioneer-legal - I got excited for a second, there!

That being said, this is a sweet idea that you should keep at. Cheers!

Icbrgr on Kiora: Cruelty Without End

1 month ago

Fetches would be nice for sure but unfortunately i just dont have ANY in the entire WUBRG Color pie... The manabase isnt exactly competitive (neither is my Modern environment/competition) but it appears to be playable in the repeated Naya Zoo matchups I've been playtesting; I've been losing more often than winning but I dont think its mana related and moreso my spell hoping with the addition of Dawn Charm ill be able to stave off the topdecked Lightning Bolt / Lightning Helix now... However I do have a few Expedition Map s not doing anything that I can certainly put in here to help out my Gatecreeper Vine ! I'll see if that helps.... I actually saw a Primeval Titan at the LGS I got my 2x Hinterland Harbor s from and almost bought it with this deck in mind but I decided against it because I dont really think I have the space to add any means to protect him/give him haste... but maybe?... its kinda a neat idea? but it might end up costing me changing the direction/focus of the deck kinda like you were alluding too... I mainly thought He'd just speed up Maze's End and didnt even consider his synergy with Field of the Dead ... Im kinda having a love/hate for that card so far... the extra chump blockers are really nice sometimes but Whelming Wave kinda nonbos with it and sometimes I just wish it was another copy of Mazes End... Im gonna keep tinkering/playtesting with this list to make it better; thanks again!

Lord007 on White Pioneer Removal?

1 month ago

Citywide Bust is a really good call, can you clarify why Lightning Helix and Bile Blight lets me filter away excess land? I'm running a fair number of black duals already but getting double black in a mostly white aggro deck for Bile Blight seems greedy.

hungry000 on ❄️ Chill Burn ❄️

1 month ago

How about splashing white for a couple Lightning Helix and Path (or On Thin Ice if you want flavor)? Since you have Astrolabe, you won't need to commit to white all that much in the mana base. White also gives you much better options for sideboard cards.

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