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Long live the king of burn spells.
Posted By: TheWallinator74 (6/24/2012 8:39:54 AM)


Combos with Mountain.
Posted By: Minus_Prime (10/14/2010 11:54:39 AM)


4x effective against Gyarados.
Posted By: CJM2 (7/23/2010 1:09:12 PM)


Player 1: And I end my turn.
Player 2: Oh yeah? Well first off I'll--
Player 1: In response, Lightning Bolt.
Player 2: What? You don't even know what I was going to--
Player 1: Doesn't matter, the answer's always Lightning Bolt.

Combos with Lightning Bolt, Reverberate, Unstable Footing, Mountain, Quest for Pure Flame, Pyromancer Ascension, Chandra's Spitfire, Kiln Fiend, Fire Servant, Surreal Memoir... that's just Standard Monored combos and there's still too many to name.

Lightning Bolt is to red what Counterspell is to blue.
Posted By: Zaneshift (5/7/2011 6:11:38 AM)


"If they don't reprint this in M12, I'll only have four words to say: WHAT THE F*CKING HELL??!!"

Get ready to say it. Wizards has stated several times that Lightning Bolt isn't going to remain in Standard forever.
Posted By: scumbling1 (4/6/2011 2:20:58 PM)


I rated the M10 version 5/5. This gets only 4.5/5 for dropping the cool flavour text.
Posted By: Magyrato (7/8/2010 2:03:30 PM)


NOOOOOOOOOO ITS LEAVING US!!!!!!!!! seriously wizards wtf?! at least reprint incinerate again, i dont want to go back to the old shock days...

EDIT: WHEW! good at least they confirmed incinerate, AND goblin grenade!!! i still have mixed feelings about this trade off (not every red player runs goblins) but if they kept both red would have been nucking futs. and incinerate IS still quite good.

bottom line we can still avoid shock like the plague thanks to galvanic blast, burst lightning etc.
Posted By: Kyzar (6/24/2011 8:01:54 PM)


I think the lack of flavor text makes it just that much more classic. The point of the m10 text was to kinda say "Hey look, we're bringing back that card from your youth!" which is not really necessary this time around since the card hasn't gone anywhere since its last printing. While I liked the text then, I would have raised an eyebrow if it made it to the M11 printing. And there's no denying that the lack of flavor text gives it that iconic feel.
Posted By: tenkaze (7/9/2010 1:31:55 PM)


On constructed: Play it if you're playing red.
On limited: Play it if you're playing red. Sometimes, play it even it you aren't.

I just read something from an article on the 10th ed Incinerate, when it was, and I quote, "a burn spell so powerful that many had assumed we'd never bring it back." I suppose it would seem overpowered when you've been playing with Volcanic Hammer for years (I hate that card), but even so, this statement is incredibly outdated.
Posted By: Selez (10/22/2010 6:06:40 PM)


Dear WotC:
Please stop reprinting this and give us Shock back.

Yous Truly,
Every 3/3 ever printed.
Posted By: PrimeSonic (2/23/2011 3:30:44 AM)


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