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This card is ok, but its obsolete only being a sorcery
Posted By: aeiben77 (8/20/2010 10:51:59 AM)


It was funny to watch this card's rating go down as Lightning Bolt was reprinted.

... Coming in M13...
Posted By: luca_barelli (8/12/2011 6:00:21 PM)


... i just started playing magic about a year ago, and don't see a reason for this card compared to lightning bolt or incinerate, or even shock or burst lightning or staggershock. I guess some old cards become broken, and some become useless. this card would be better if it was an instant.
Posted By: ToAsTy42o (5/16/2011 10:48:31 PM)


I give it a 4/5 only for being a sorcery. Mix those with Rift bolt, lava spike, lightning bolt, incinerate, chain lightning and the rest of your deck being blue control, and you can burn your opponent so quickly!
Posted By: bagilis (9/14/2010 12:03:21 AM)


The first magic card I got was Viashino Sandscout. The first Pokemon card I got was Gust of Wind.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (8/6/2011 10:50:26 PM)


I wonder what would happen if lightning bolt had never existed... Burn spells would be reted differently, that's for sure. WHenever I see a red burn spell, my first thought is always "lightning bolt is better". If it hadn't been for lightning bolt, this would have been much better, as would most red burn. Odd that 1 card can set the bar for so many other cards to fail, like bane slayer has done for all angels. It sucks.
Posted By: Sironos (12/16/2010 5:25:15 AM)


this is a FAIRLY priced lightning bolt.
sweet-lookin' hammer.
Posted By: iantewks (4/8/2010 1:25:13 PM)


At least Leyline of Anticipation helps make this card almost as good as Incinerate.
Posted By: Keiya (2/7/2011 6:43:53 AM)


Well, if they're going to print an alternative for Lightning Bolt, they should at least make it instant speed...
Posted By: Axelle (5/21/2011 11:03:22 PM)


An overpriced Lightning Bolt.
Posted By: Sooku (7/29/2009 7:50:32 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!