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Lightning Bolt Returns



 
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gmoney



Joined: 05 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Lightning Bolt Returns Reply with quote

Im curious to hear others opinions on the reprinting of another 1 mana removal spell? I believe that control gets stronger with it in standard now being able to play 8 one mana removal spells if need be(bolt/path) in standard however I feel that RDW in extended (despite rotation) gets the biggest boost. Zoo will be hurt a lot more by the card then one might think now there one mana creatures Kird Ape and the Wild Kitty will be answered by a Lightning Bolt on Turn one as well. (not too mention what happens to the mana base but hey 4 of each shock land probably will be enough) It will be able to kill a Tarmogoyf more often then not with no Fetchlands available to Ext zoo pilots. I can't wait to get my playset and start slinging the best red spell of all time again how does the community feel about the reprinting?
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Vedrfolner



Joined: 04 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a very good spell and will be played a lot.

Will Incinerate also be reprinted?

I think the power of Lightning Bolt in Standard will depend a bit on what other burn spells can be played. It is good on its own but it is best in burn decks and RDW-type decks in general so if there are no dominating decks running it, it will not be seen as dominating in the Standard meta.

I think it is likely that a red deck having access to Lightning Bolt will be a contender, though, but time will tell.
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Delicious



Joined: 08 Jun 2007
Posts: 883

PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you are actually underestimating lighting bolt

I think a lot of tier decks will splash a little red for this thunderous spell.

it will also be shaping extended in months to come
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Jacois



Joined: 05 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not as good as you remember it because back when it was legal T2 was a lot less powerful than it is now.

It's not that bolt is really good, it's more like shock is really bad.
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shadow483



Joined: 21 Jun 2007
Posts: 62

PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll probably replace both shock and incinerate. Not a bad thing, but we might miss incinerate if regeneration turns out to be a problem.
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gmoney



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Right Reply with quote

Will we be entering a time of Bolt proof creatures (War Monk, Thoctar, Paladin, Vedalken Outlander) ? or is there a possibility that it doesnt make that big of a difference at all?
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NahHolmes



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I can say is Bolt will see a stupid amount of play when M10 first comes out.
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shadow483



Joined: 21 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And confirmed
http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/magic2010/productinfo
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gmoney



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How sick is that Flavor.


"The Sparkmage shrieked, calling on the rage of the storms of his youth. To his suprise, the sky responded with a fierce energy he'd never thought to see again."
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Egnirys



Joined: 31 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my god. They've really exceeded themselves with tackiness in that flavour text...
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JestersBoots



Joined: 09 Oct 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude. I'm a 31 year old player from Beta. That flavor text was about me man. I got goose bumps.
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