Lightning Javelin - Magic Origins Spoiler

Lightning Javelin



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Lightning Javelin deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Scry 1.

The harpies descended without mercy upon Akros, only to find their attack put them within range of the javelineers.



  • Garrison Tran

    for draft use?

    • Taxle

      yes

    • kingalexander61

      General rule of thumb anymore seems to be that if removal is good enough for Constructed, it is too powerful for Limited at common. So if you see a common removal spell like this or flatten, it’s a safe bet you won’t be seeing it in Standard.

  • Nanya

    Strictly worse than Bolt of Kerenos

    • Maj

      It’s not strictly worse than Bolt of Keranos. This one only requires one red mana to cast.

      • swebartender

        but this cost 4 mana meanwhile bolt costed 3 mana

        • kingalexander61

          That’s not the point. This is purely designed for limited, and 3R is generally much easier to cast than 1RR, especially as a splash. You can’t splash bolt very efficiently, but this is great for splashing for removal.

      • Nanya

        But Keranos Bolt costs 1 less to cast overall for the exact same effect.

        • Melissa Juice

          So it isn’t strictly worse. At all.

          • Nanya

            3 mana for the exact same effect as this, if you’re running mono-red, it’s strictly worse.

          • Melissa Juice

            “if you’re running mono-red”

            Completely negates your statement. Unless you say it’s strictly better in mono-red, which you may say.

          • Nanya

            That’s what I’m saying. in mono red, your first three lands are generally going to be mountains anyway, so, Keranos Bolt is better than this.

          • Melissa Juice

            Yep yep yep.

  • Melissa Juice

    Quite good in limited.

    God, I hope they make scry an evergreen mechanic.

  • kmk888

    Look red mages! Your new replacement for Lightning Strike! It’s good because it scrys once! /shudder

  • Happy The Cat

    WHAT? now my living lore gets to be a 4/4!?!?
    to good 11/10

  • wwww

    Scry is back?

    Come on Wizard, there’s no excuse to reprint Serum Vision now…

    • wwww

      to NOT reprint… sorry!