Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.
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|Game Night 2019 (GN2)||Common|
|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Uncommon|
|Magic 2015 (M15)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Lightning Strike Discussion
3 days ago
Omniscience_is_life un-cards won't necessarily be legal. But there are some less goofy and more reasonable cards(Earl of Squirrel was one I had in mind) that people might like to use outside of kitchen table. Stuff like Gleemax and Infinity Elemental are by far too silly to be using.
I would totally add Just Desserts even if it's just a worse Lightning Strike(which I see as likely to be added), just to have the option of dealing Pi damage. But I can see reasons to not use such cards.
I do have a couple cards I'd like to add, so if we set this up I'll be able to set up a good 100-ish card balanced list that can support a few fun archetypes.
1 week ago
It seems like maybe you should run cards like Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, or Painful Truths to refill your hand with more vamps instead of burn spells like Lightning Strike. Yeah, it could double as removal, but it seems like a one-shot 3 damage to a person with 40 life wouldn't work as well as getting a few more vampires.
Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, but it seems prudent to me.
3 weeks ago
Thanks for the tips Poseidon31, you definitely had right when it came to trying to play cheaper and remove the electromancers, I have edited my deck now. I dont think i can afford lightning bolt or archmages charm, so i try Lightning Strike and Insidious Will as replacements, is there maybe a budget version of archmages charm that is better than insidious will? Should i remove some cards and/or add some other? my deck is currently at 62 cards and i try to be at 60
1 month ago
Well, if you lack consistency, adding more card draw would likely help. Being limited to a single playset of Serum Visions is very much not acceptable outside all in aggro and burn.
Isochron Scepter is best when you can combine it with multiple playset of cards that are as good with it as Silence.
Imprinting Lightning Bolt on it, gives you Lightning Strike, which is not only unplayable, but strictly better variants like Incendiary Flow or Incinerate are also unplayable.
For this reason i would either suggest dropping red all together, or doing a large search for effects worth imprinting. You need to look for unique stuff.
As very often this reduces consistency, and bars power cards from seeing play, and getting recognition.
Effects like Silence that have been only printed in a single card, to ensure a deck can't abuse mutliple playsets.
1 month ago
I would also drop banefire- it’s cool it concept to drop 6 mana and deal 5 damage but that’s just not cost efficient. I would play spells that deal more damage per mana. Lava Spike is good
1 month ago
As far as slowly upgrading, my best sugestion is cut strictly worse cards and improve mana.
I don't think many of the cards with Bloodrush are very good, so they could also be easy cuts.
Good luck with your deck! Feel free to message me whenever.
2 months ago
I think Mogis, God of Slaughter is a really good idea to pair with your Spectacle cards, and you might want to consider an extra copy.
I'm personally not a fan of Ill-Gotten Inheritance and Forgeborn Oreads since they don't provide very much board presence and are very slow. I'd reccomend maybe replacing them with versatile damage options such as Shock and Lightning Strike.
I like Oath of Kaya but if it is in your deck you should look into putting in more planeswalkers such as Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Chandra, Fire Artisan and Chandra, Awakened Inferno.
The deck is super sweet as it is but I think there's potential for it to become something especially good!
3 months ago
I think you may be better served by either using stuffy doll/boros reckoner/mogg maniac or the enrage creatures. Reckoner is often played with Blasphemous Act and Volcano Hellion because they do a lot of damage at once and act as combo pieces. With that deck you generally want to run prison cards like Blood Moon and Chalice of the Void to slow your opponent down, but that gets pretty pricey. Your current damage suit seems to more favor the enrage creatures, since it pings creatures and then lets them live. If you do decide to go that way, I'd go all in. Marauding Raptor and Forerunner of the Empire are good enablers, and Frilled Deathspitter gives you reach.
I'd also consider adding some good red and white cards. Things like Lightning Bolt and Path to Exile, or cheaper options like Lightning Strike, Galvanic Bombardment, Wild Slash, or Oust. Things like Blood Moon, Sunbaked Canyon, and Sacred Foundry are definite upgrades, but they are all a bit pricey and may not be worth it to you. There's also plenty of opportunity for a good sideboard, but I'm guessing you don't play sideboarded games and don't want to drop $60 on a playset of Grand Abolisher.