Lightning Bolt — Shaman Card

Last updated on Jan 09, 2016 at 21:26 by Sottle 10 comments

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Lightning Bolt is a Shaman-only spell. This card can be obtained from expert packs. Below the card images, you will find explanations to help you use the card optimally in every game mode of Hearthstone.

1. General Comments

Lightning Bolt is one of the core removal cards for Shaman. It is a very efficient card in terms of Tempo, dealing 3 damage for 1 Mana. However, when factoring in the Overload, it is a 2 Mana card in total, which puts it on par with other common removals like Frostbolt and Darkbomb.

2. Constructed Play

Lightning Bolt is a common choice of removal for Shaman decks, but since Crackle has been added to the game, it is considered non-essential. You should use some combination of Crackles and Lightning Bolts in your deck as your removal package, but it is rare to see the full 4 copies outside of the most aggressive Shaman decks that are also using them as burst damage.

3. Arena

Lightning Bolt is an excellent card in Arena, although Rockbiter Weapon is a more efficient card in most situations. Lightning Bolt does have some advantages though, such as being able to bypass Taunt and not causing any damage to your Hero.

4. Meta Decks with Lightning Bolt

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Midrange Murlocs Quest Shaman Deck 13 spells, 17 minions
2
3
12
8
3
1
0
1
4,200 Arcane Dust Apr 13 2018
Aggro Shaman Deck 4 weapons, 8 spells, 18 minions
0
9
6
4
4
2
3
2
6,680 Arcane Dust Dec 23 2017
Budget Midrange Jade Elemental Shaman Deck 2 weapons, 11 spells, 17 minions
0
5
7
6
8
2
2
0
1,420 Arcane Dust Aug 09 2017
Midrange Elemental Shaman Deck 10 spells, 20 minions
0
4
5
7
6
2
2
4
5,700 Arcane Dust Aug 09 2017
0
4
5
8
6
2
2
3
2,600 Arcane Dust Aug 09 2017
Midrange Jade Elemental Shaman Deck 2 weapons, 11 spells, 17 minions
0
7
7
6
6
2
1
1
6,180 Arcane Dust Aug 09 2017
Hybrid Jade Shaman Deck 2 weapons, 13 spells, 15 minions
0
8
6
5
6
1
3
1
4,640 Arcane Dust Aug 09 2017
Control Jade Shaman Deck 2 weapons, 14 spells, 14 minions
0
2
9
4
10
0
3
2
5,600 Arcane Dust Aug 08 2017
Aggro Jade Shaman Standard Un'Goro Deck 4 weapons, 13 spells, 13 minions
0
9
9
5
4
3
0
0
6,900 Arcane Dust Apr 06 2017
0
9
9
5
4
2
1
0
7,700 Arcane Dust Apr 06 2017

5. Budget Decks with Lightning Bolt

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Budget Aggro Jade Shaman Standard Un'Goro Deck 4 weapons, 14 spells, 12 minions
0
8
10
6
4
2
0
0
2,880 Arcane Dust Apr 08 2017

6. Wild Decks with Lightning Bolt

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Wild Aggro Shaman Deck 4 weapons, 11 spells, 15 minions Wild Deck
0
8
13
5
2
2
0
0
6,460 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Wild Budget Aggro Shaman Deck 4 weapons, 10 spells, 16 minions Wild Deck
0
7
11
6
2
2
2
0
2,040 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Wild Pirate Midrange Shaman Deck 2 weapons, 9 spells, 19 minions Wild Deck
0
7
9
4
4
4
2
0
4,860 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Wild Malygos OTK Shaman Deck 1 weapon, 22 spells, 7 minions Wild Deck
0
4
9
9
4
2
1
1
9,440 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Wild Budget Midrange Jade Shaman Deck 2 weapons, 12 spells, 16 minions Wild Deck
0
4
8
5
7
2
2
2
1,680 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Wild Midrange Jade Shaman Deck 2 weapons, 11 spells, 17 minions Wild Deck
0
3
8
6
7
2
3
1
4,800 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Wild Aggro Jade Shaman Deck 4 weapons, 10 spells, 16 minions Wild Deck
0
10
13
3
4
0
0
0
6,000 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Wild N'Zoth Control Shaman Deck 17 spells, 13 minions Wild Deck
0
2
7
9
5
4
2
1
12,520 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Cheap Shaman Wild Deck 11 spells, 19 minions Wild Deck
0
3
9
5
6
4
2
1
1,000 Arcane Dust Dec 22 2016
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