Lightning-Rig Crew

Lightning-Rig Crew

Creature — Goblin Pirate

: Lightning-Rig Crew deals 1 damage to each opponent.

Whenever you cast a Pirate spell, untap Lightning-Rig Crew.

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Legality

Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Legacy Legal
Pioneer Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Custom Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Gladiator Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal
Leviathan Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal

Lightning-Rig Crew occurrence in decks from the last year

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Lightning-Rig Crew Discussion

multimedia on Thieving Pirates

1 week ago

Hey, well done on a budget. Nice Sol Ring and Mutavault promos :)

More flying/unblockable Pirates can help to easier trigger Malcolm and Breaches.

Imagination also makes it so your opponents creatures most likely can't block your creatures because they can't have flying. The only creatures who can block are ones with reach or there's an effect to be able to block creatures with flying.

Sources of repeatable draw when a creature you control does damage or combat damage to a player are good with more flying Pirates.

If Lookout soulbond to Lightning-Rig Crew or Glint-Horn Buccaneer then you draw cards equal to the number of opponents you have. Lookout can change who it's soulbond too which is very helpful.

Some Pirates can repeatedly help to clear the way of blockers to do more damage with Breaches and other Pirates.

Any creature you gain control of with Recruiter becomes a Pirate until end of turn. If that creature does damage to an opponent then it will trigger Breaches and Malcolm.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on The Banner of the Black Rose

1 week ago

Hey, good budget version of Marchesa.

Siren Stormtamer is a one drop flying Pirate who can sac itself to be repeatable protection because of Marchesa's ability to return a creature. Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator pairs with Lightning-Rig Crew to make a lot of treasures since Crew creates a number of treasures equal to the number of opponents you have each time it taps. Tandem Lookout soulbond to Crew can draw a lot of cards because damage the paired creature does doesn't have to be combat damage. Lookout can change who's it soulbond too which is helpful when you're returning creatures to the battlefield with Marchesa. Malcolm + Crew + Lookout makes a lot of treasures, lots of draw, to keep casting Pirates with ramp from treasures to draw into your win condition for treasures.

Path of Ancestry , Shivan Reef , Sunken Hollow , Smoldering Marsh are some budget land upgrades. There's a lot of Human Pirates here which makes Ancestry repeatable scry.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Dismal Backwater
  • Jwar Isle Refuge
  • Temple of Deceit
  • Temple of Malice
  • Walk the Plank
  • Undermine
  • Gem of Becoming

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Pirate Commander

1 month ago

Hey, having more low CMC Pirates who have the better evasion (flying or unblockable) can help to do combat damage to opponents to trigger Malcolm and Breeches.

Lightning-Rig Crew has great interaction with Malcolm to create treasures and Breeches to exile your opponents cards. Since Rig does damage to each opponent you create a number of treasures equal to the number of opponents you have or exile a card from each opponents library.

Sol Ring is a staple mana rock in Commander that can go in every deck you make. Having more repeatable draw is helpful in Commander and when one of your Commanders has flying then cards that let you draw when you do combat damage to an opponent are consistent options:

Some budget lands to consider adding:

Total at TCG Player: $9.86, see list

If this upgrade interests you then I offer more advice of what cards to consider cutting.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Pirates and you

2 months ago

Aggravated Assault is very good with Pirates and treasures as mana sink to give your Pirates more attacks/more triggers of Malcolm and Breeches. Assault combos with Lightning-Rig Crew + Malcolm if you have three or more opponents. Rig can be the win condition doing damage to each opponent, but you can also add Breeches and just exile/cast a lot of cards from your opponents libraries instead of killing them with damage. You have to make six treasures for the combo to make infinite mana for Breeches.

Long-Term Plans is another tutor for Izzet that can get any card. Drift of Phantasms is a helpful because it can transmute tutor for Glint-Horn Buccaneer or any other 3 CMC card such as Aggravated Assault.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Pirate's Treasure

2 months ago

Hey, good budget start and nice Scroll Rack :)

Spectral Sailor, Siren Stormtamer, Changeling Outcast, Warkite Marauder, Kitesail Freebooter are all low CMC budget Pirates who have evasion (flying or unblockable). More low CMC Pirates with evasion especially flying makes doing combat damage with three Pirates to a player easier for Brass as well as making more treasures with Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator. Sailor is also a mana sink to draw cards.

  • Spectral Sailor > Dire Fleet Interloper
  • Siren Stormtamer > Prosperous Pirates
  • Changeling Outcast > Brazen Freebooter
  • Warkite Maurader > Dire Fleet Neckbreaker
  • Kitesail Freebooter > Goblin Trailblazer

Coercive Recruiter and Fathom Fleet Captain have powerful budget repeatable effects with Pirates. Recruiter can help to clear blockers out of way to do combat damage with three Pirates for Brass. Captain can be a repeatable source of Pirate tokens which triggers Recruiter and Merchant Raiders.

  • Coercive Recruiter > Headstrong Brute
  • Fathom Fleet Captain > Dire Fleet Captain

Malcolm + Lightning-Rig Crew can make a lot of treasures since Malcolm triggers whenever a Pirate does damage to an opponent and Rig does 1 damage to each opponent which creates an amount of treasures equal to the number of opponents you have. You can chain making treasures with Rig by casting Pirates.

Lightning-Rig Crew > Dire Fleet Hoarder


You don't have any instant creature or other permanent removal. Chaos Warp, Reality Shift and Terminate are all budget.

  • Chaos Warp > Walk to the Plank
  • Reality Shift > Mutiny
  • Terminate > Renegade Tactics

Navigator's Compass and Prophetic Prism are not mana rocks; they could be replaced with actual mana rocks to ramp such as Izzet Signet and Dimir Signet. Crumbling Necropolis, Exotic Orchard, Rogue's Passage, Sunken Hollow, Shivan Reef, Grixis Panorama, Ash Barrens are some budget land upgrades to consider.

These 20 card suggestions could be added for about $15. Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Wait.. Budget Pirates?

2 months ago

Hey, well done first version and less than $100 is impressive.

Consider this $8 upgrade?


Glint-Horn Buccaneer is a combo with Malcolm which can be lethal damage to your opponents as a win condition, lots of card draw to find a card you need and if you have three or more opponents create lots of extra treasures. Without the combo Buccaneer is excellent to trigger Malcolm and Breeches because he does damage to each opponent. It's worth expanding on repeatable looting (draw/discard effects) with Buccaneer such as Mask of Memory and Daring Saboteur.

14 of the 24 Pirates here will have a difficult time doing combat damage to a player because they lack evasion. You have some ways, mostly equipment, that can make the equipped creature unblockable, but these only work with one Pirate. Archetype of Imagination is the kind of budget card you want to ramp into with treasures because it gives all creatures you control flying and unblockable since your opponents creatures lose flying meaning they're unable in combat to block flying creatures.


Departed Deckhand is a two drop Pirate who will consistently be unblockable. He's also a mana sink to make other Pirates consistently unblockable especially Breeches. Siren Stormtamer is a one drop flying Pirate who can sac itself if you need it to protect another creature or yourself from a spell or an ability.

Tandem Lookout is helpful repeatable draw especially if soulbond to Glint-Horn Buccaneer or Lightning-Rig Crew because then you draw cards equal to the number of opponents you have each time. Lookout can pair with different creatures when him or they ETB. It can first soulbond with Malcolm and then if you want another Pirate later on; just pairing with a flying Pirate is good.

Comet Storm is a versatile instant removal spell (any targets) that can also be a potential win condition with lots of ramp/treasures. Chaos Warp is a versatile instant removal spell (any permanent). Path of Ancestry is a budget Rainbow tribal land that can be repeatable scry.

If interested I offer more help including cards to consider cutting. Good luck with your deck.

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