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Ironic, since lightning won't hit a flying creature that's not grounded.
Posted By: http404error (2/18/2011 6:45:39 PM)


Pikachu used Thunderbolt!

It's super effective!

Enemy Pidgeot fainted!
Posted By: Superllama12 (2/28/2012 6:13:33 PM)


@TheWrathofShane Because then it would be much better than the already excellent Flame Javelin or Flames of the Blood Hand. Think of it more as an alternative to Incinerate.

It is fine, a little worse than Lightning Bolt or Flame Slash, but to have the same (or similar) effects on one card is worth it. I dig it.
Posted By: RedAtrocitus (3/28/2011 3:37:52 PM)


They gave the Premium deck 4x Lightning Bolt. The deck was all about Lightning Bolt and Fireball. They weren't allowed to have strictly worse cards than Lightning Bolt in the deck. I read one of the articles they wrote about designing it, preordered 2 on Star-City for a total of 50. What a steal. :D

Burst Lightning does Shock or Lava-Axe minus 1. Compared to this sweetness in this deck, doesn't come close. So it only targets fliers and players--thats why you have Spark Elemental, Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, Grim Lavamancer...-and thats what you get for R!

moving to 1R/RR we have -- this, Hellspark Elemental, Searing Blaze, Reverberate.....

@Atrocitus: we'll burn them all, that is their fate!
Posted By: DarthParallax (3/20/2011 8:57:46 PM)


Go, Pikachu!
Posted By: TheSwarm (12/20/2010 6:19:08 PM)


Why choose between Lightning Bolt or Flame Slash when you could have both on one convenient card? This is great.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (1/5/2011 10:28:42 PM)


I guess this is ok. In sideboard.
Posted By: Bursama (11/19/2010 9:04:45 AM)


I feel like with the name thunderbolt it should have been so much beter, dosent do the name justice.

How about RR instant deals 4 damage to target creature or player?
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (1/27/2011 6:17:55 AM)


There are better cards for either option, but it's nice to be able to do either one with one card, and at instant speed. I'm still pretty nonplussed, though.
Posted By: Detonativity (11/20/2010 4:02:52 PM)


Well, since there can't be more than 4 Bolts in the deck, they had to get some other stuff. =p Though I wonder why they didn't go with a card like Burst Lightning or something; it's definitely proven its popularity among burn spells.

Still, this has nostalgia flavor. And it's honestly not bad for what it wants to do. 2 mana for instant speed 3 damage is still decent. And 2 for 4 creature-damage is pretty good, even if it is situational.
Posted By: Magnor_Criol (11/29/2010 9:46:38 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!