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The reminder text is since it's a 10th edition card (the noobz need it). Note that the 5th Dawn version doesn't have it. This is a great card and has the Elemental schtick of ideas-made-into-creatures down best of any Elemental I've seen. This is Lightning Bolt made into a creature, right down to mana cost. Beautiful. 5/5.
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (2/3/2010 4:09:46 PM)


Cool, Ball Lightning at half power and a third the cost. Or maybe you see it as Hellspark Elemental for half the cost, or half the power for a fourth the cost. Then there are the people who see it as Lightning Bolt, but I think they forget that with this card your opponents choose where the damage goes, not you. Regardless, this cards sits nicely in burn decks that want to win quickly.
Posted By: Eved (2/28/2010 6:53:03 AM)


What is with the reminder text on this? Those aren't even complicated effects...
Posted By: Elysiume (6/4/2009 6:58:53 PM)


i personally feel this is better than ball lightning since it is a lot harder for people to react if cast on turn one.
Posted By: CheloniaMania (9/26/2009 9:33:28 AM)


And Creature Lightning Bolt.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/19/2009 10:05:45 PM)


mini Ball Lightning :)
Posted By: Mode (1/2/2009 4:05:19 PM)


This is a Hellspark Elemental that costs Red instead of 1Red whitch is the cost of Hellspark Elemental, but it doen't have the Unearth ability.
Posted By: SwordSkill (9/20/2009 4:48:09 PM)


Where does the flavour text for the 10th edition come from? The actual card doesn't have it.
Posted By: Black_Mantha (4/9/2010 1:02:53 PM)


i like it over lighting bolt in early game mostly because if they block, they take damage and lose a creature. Lighting bolt, while it allows you to chose, dose not have trample or a trample like efect, thus if you decide to destroy a creature with 1 or 2 toughness no damage caries over.
Posted By: bijart_dauth (11/16/2010 4:15:56 PM)


ball lightning's little brother. However, it's rather weak. Compare to, say, lava spike...

- This is a weak draw lategame, since by then your opponent is bound to have a creature tough enough to block this. Lava spike can still hit for 3 damage. I guess if you really wanted to, you play this, swing, your opponent blocks with a fattie, and then you follow up with a bolt or something to kill it, but that's a 2 for 1 in your opponent's favor, so that's probably not a good idea unless you're behind.
- It's harder to deal with lava spike. This dies to first strike creatures or pingers like prodigal pyromancer. Lava spike only has to worry about things like damage prevention or counters, which spark elemental has to worry about anyway.
Posted By: mdakw576 (2/24/2010 1:42:00 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!