Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.
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Lightning Strike Discussion
2 weeks ago
I’m going to assume you’ve weighed the pros/cons and decided against it, but just in case it went unnoticed Lava Spike would be effective here. It’s about the same monetary price as Lightning Bolt, and costs less to cast than Lightning Strike but can only hit Players/Planeswalkers.
3 weeks ago
wallisface Thanks, I really appreciate your insight. I thought about it, I'm gonna lower mana cost overall and keep only Demanding Dragon and add Primordial Hydra as a "maybe expensive, maybe not" card, Dragonlord's Servant is a card I will still buy since I do have a proper dragon deck which I want to further use, but I'll keep it in the Maybeboard for this one. As of now this is still going to be changed regularly I believe, since I'm also talking about this with friends and trying to see what they think about it. I'm trying to make it a bit more consistent all around, and round up the rough edges. Vexing Devil is a card I have seen before but I completely forgot about it, I think it has a good standing in this deck. I might also tweak the amount of red spells and add Shock or Lightning Strike for a bit more damage, as you recommended.
1 month ago
Thrumming Stone would we really good. I would also cut the creatures down to just a few dragons. I did a quick playtest with my version and I liked 2 Dragon Broodmother, 1 Dragonlord Atarka, 1 Dragonlord Kolaghan, and 1 Velomachus Lorehold. Also, Lightning Bolt is just better than Lightning Strike and Shock. Awesome deck!
1 month ago
Ahh, the good old days in the Arena! I love this deck! I used to have Lightning Strike here, in order to stop the infinite loop by killing my own Marauding Raptor. If you haven't already tried it, maybe you could give it a thought? ;-)
2 months ago
Adding some creatures for a mix of some aggro with the burn is usually good (e.g. Monastery Swiftspear ). Eidolon of the Great Revel is also a powerhouse. Browbeat is bad, if you want to run draw Light Up the Stage is much better, or maybe Magmatic Insight to get rid of your dead lands.
For the sideboard, Red Elemental Blast (and Pyroblast ) are both not legal in modern. Chain Reaction is two expensive and late game, Curse of the Pierced Heart is way too slow and Reverberate is usually not great either. I'm not too well versed in burn sideboards so I won't give any suggestions here -- you can probably find plenty of good suggestions on google.
3 months ago
You only have 22 spells, 14 of which are instants, but 20 creatures. I'd probably cut dreadhorde as its less aggro and more of a midrange value spellslinger creature in a pyromancer-type deck imo. Some instants and sorceries you could add are Light Up the Stage , Lightning Strike , ... and actually looks like there aren't many options in pioneer because all the good ones are only modern legal. But I still think you should cut some creatures for more spells.
3 months ago
Brain in a Jar nets you almost no value, with Lightning Strike being the only card that would benefit since you have to pay a mana into it to get the effect. Wild Slash requires a lot of legwork to get the useful part of the effect, which is the unpreventable damage.
Bonecrusher Giant , Skullcrack , and Insult / Injury are better includes than Wild Slash, if only because it's a guaranteed 'damage can't be prevented' effect as well as damage. As for walkers, Chandra, Torch of Defiance would likely do better than Chandra, Flame's Catalyst . Comes out earlier, has a mana ability, and is strong creature spot removal in a pinch. Burning for face is important, but you definitely need to keep your opponent's board state in check at the same time.
4 months ago
I’ll see about fitting some Lightning Strike s in.
Thanks for the suggestions!