Lightning Strike

Lightning Strike


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

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

Lightning Strike occurrence in decks from the last year

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Lightning Strike Discussion

Setakat on Adeliz leads some angry Wizards

4 weeks ago

JANKYARD_DOG Docent of Perfection  Flip is on my wishlist for this deck, only problem is finding a copy (probably going to have to order & get it shipped from the US). Thanks for the suggestion of Kasmina, I'll include it when I'm updating here & see how it fits.

RNR_Gaming Thanks for the suggestions. I'm not sure on rules regarding proxies with my current group, but based on what I've seen, I suspect most people would be fine with me running with a few proxies to trial, or to fill space while I'm waiting for the actual card to arrive. Unfortunately about half your suggested budget options I'd have to buy from overseas, and I don't think a dozen+ proxies will be allowed, so I'll have to look at even more budget picks in the short term (like Lightning Strike instead of Lightning Bolt) while I try sort out exctly what to buy from overseas.

multimedia Thanks for all the advice - its definitely given me a bit to think on. I had been considering pivoting a bit more towards a more solo strategy with Adeliz, but wanted to get a few more games in to get a bit more of a feel towards the level of creature/commander hate going on with my new group. I'll probably drop down to about 12-15 wizards, keeping the current ones that self pump with the rest being utility/draw of some sort. I definitely do want to try and push my current mana curve left a bit more. Mystic Sanctuary is a land I'm trying to get, but by the time I see the instock notification email, its sold out.

gavriel1136 I'm still taking suggestions, although price isn't really the deciding factory, availability is. Nearly all of the suggestions over $1 (TCG price) none of the online merchants in my country have stock of (unless I feel like forking over $50+ for a special foil promo version) so I'll have to buy in from overseas, which in the current day & age has its own challenges. In hindsight, I picked a rather bad time to try getting back into MTG after a decade long break.

I'll probably start tearing this deck down here in a few days & updating it here, so I know what I can get locally in the short term & what I'll have to buy overseas in the long. Thanks for all the feedback so far, still learning my way around Commander, so getting some more experienced insight has very helpful.

Serpentine474 on Cast-Away

1 month ago

I would replace Shock and Lightning Strike with Lightning Bolt. Also Vapor Snag is just a better Unsummon. Other than that i really like the deck

RUST-O on Mono Red Madness Aggro

1 month ago

Changes soon to come: Replacing the 2x Lightning Strike and 2x Shock with 4x Lightning Bolt

Replacing 2x Rakdos Shred-Freak and 2x Valley Dasher with 4x Monastery Swiftspear

Replace 4x Village Messenger  Flip with 4x Goblin Guide


Sideboard help would be greatly appreciated

Destroyerbirb on Upcoming Pioneer Tournament Help

2 months ago

magwaaf How could I forget about that? Here it is.

Izzet Tempo - Tournament Ready

I will take one Island out for the Steam Vents. I will also add 4x Young Pyromancer, 4x Monastery Swiftspear and 4x Lightning Strike by taking out 4x Riddleform, 4x Roil Eruption, 2x Spikefield Hazard  Flip and 2x Anticipate. Also, I will take one Roiling Vortex out of the sideboard, and put one Ral, Izzet Viceroy in the sideboard.

buffo on BRU Steel: Adam Paquette VAC

2 months ago

Hey ABaggins! I wish I could run Lightning Bolt, but in the format of artist constructed, you can only play cards by a single artist, and Adam Paquette didn't draw a Lightning Bolt... so Lightning Strike it is :)

DragonzBane on Angry Satyrs (Budget Satyr Tribal)

2 months ago

I would suggest Light Up the Stage or Skewer the Critics over Lightning Strike. The former being a way to go a little longer and the latter being more mana efficient.

dday00111 on Prowess Draw

3 months ago

gato91, I'll use the full playset of Crash Through. Good call for replacing Soul-Guide Lantern for Tormod's Crypt. I wanted the card draw, but I forgot artifacts can buff prowess. Makes me think about Bone Saw, but that's a more aggressive play. I'll think about Bedlam Reveler, but if I wanted to add it, I'd probably have to take out Chandra, Torch of Defiance. And doing that just augments the trample win condition rather than adding an alternate win condition emblem with some solid loyalty abilities. I'm aware it does slow down the deck for that to happen. I'll try my current list for my next Pioneer matches, and if it's too slow, I know your suggestion will help speed things up.

I never thought of Burning Prophet, but adding two of her in can't be that bad. Not just yet though. If I eventually do, I should take away 4x Abbot of Keral Keep or Heartfire Immolator, add three of her and add an extra Lightning Strike or Light Up the Stage. Does that sound about right? I'll have to play a bit to determine to go full draw or if Heartfire Immolator's sacrifice ability is too good to give up.

Also tempted to put in 3x Spikefield Hazard  Flip as a replacement for Sunscorched Desert. Great for 'cycling' my lands for yet another prowess trigger after I have a decent mana base, and it solves my excess colorless mana problem.

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