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Secret Lair Reveal

I’ve got a very special preview from Wizards to share with you today!

What does Birds of Paradise, Llanowar Elves, Noble Hierarch and an opponent on 3 life have in common?

They are all the perfect targets for one of these new, full-art, foil Lightning Bolts! You will be able to get them in “Secret Lair Drop Series: Mountain, Go” on June 4.

I’ve enjoyed casting my fair share of the most efficient burn spell ever printed over the years. I’ve had these 4 bad boys since I started playing Magic, and even got some of them signed at Worlds in San Francisco 2004 by Christopher Rush.

My probably most favorite deck featuring Lightning Bolt was Hollow One in Modern. I started 14-0 with this list at GP Atlanta and many of my matches ended with Lightning Bolt upstairs for the final 3 points of damage. Just go ask Chris Larssen what he remembers the most about our match 🙂 

3 Mountain (343)
1 Swamp (339)
4 Bloodstained Mire
4 Wooded Foothills
3 Blackcleave Cliffs
2 Blood Crypt
1 Stomping Ground
4 Hollow One
4 Bloodghast
4 Flameblade Adept
4 Flamewake Phoenix
4 Street Wraith
2 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
2 Gurmag Angler
4 Faithless Looting
4 Burning Inquiry
4 Goblin Lore
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Fatal Push

Sideboard
4 Leyline of the Void
3 Thoughtseize
2 Liliana of the Veil
2 Fatal Push
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Assassin’s Trophy
1 Engineered Explosives

Lightning Bolt was also one of the cards we all wanted to see opened in as many copies as possible in the Beta Draft we did at GP Las Vegas 2017, which is definitely one of my absolute best Magic memories. I ended up not picking up any of them, but I guess I’ll settle for the Time Walk I opened instead. 

The best deck you can use a playset of Lightning Bolts now is probably the Modern Burn Deck featuring Lurrus.

Whatever the deck or format you want to use them in, I’m sure they are going to fit in nicely. 

Don’t forget to always Bolt the bird!


Release date for this Secret Lair Drop Series: Mountain, Go is June 4th and you will be able to pick it up at secretlair.wizards.com for $29.99. It also comes with a code for a Noah Bradley-theme Lightning Bolt card sleeve for Magic Arena and another code for one non-foil copy of each of the Lightning Bolts on Magic Online.

Artists: Noah Bradley, Brigitte Roka, Robbie Trevino, Alexis Ziritt

You can follow @MTGSecretLair on Twitter for more info on the Secret Lair products.

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