Last updated February 9, 2023
Wrath of God| Illustration by Thomas M. Baxa
In MTG it can sometimes be very frustrating to go up against an opponent who gets the best curve and build up an army of creatures before you even manage to establish an average presence on the board. Even going toe-to-toe, sometimes your opponent brings in behemoths that you just can't kill. There's always one target takedown, but sometimes you just have to destroy everything and start all over again or else you'll lose head-on.
This is where board wipes come into play. There are literally hundreds of board wipes in MTG, some better than others. I'll be ranking them today to give you a short list of the best board wipes in every color, for a variety of sizes, plus some other criteria you might find helpful.
Without further ado, let's dive right in!
Table of contents
Plate wipes: what are they?
Devastating ultimatum| Illustration by Chase Stone
It's actually pretty easy to explain plate wipes: they wipe the plate clean.Of course, that doesn't always mean they destroy everything. Some of them focus on creatures, artifacts,enchantments, and sometimes even lands!
Some players refer to them as "wrath" effects afterwardWrath of God, the very first Magic card with a mass removal effect. WotC likes to call them "board sweepers," so don't get confused if you hear all these different names. They all mean the same.
Almost allto colourhave plate cloths, though white is far away,verahead. You're sure to find one that's right for your deck. That said, some wipes are much better and more commonly used than others in competitive environments (surprised?).
Best whiteboard wipes
Levels of cleaning
Starting with a simple wizardry,Levels of cleaningis quite simplewit bord wit. It destroys everything on the board be it enchantments, artifacts,plane walkers, or creatures. It costs six mana, which isn't bad considering its effect, but you won't be able to use it if you get rushed early before preparing for the expensive cost. Keep in mind that "destroy" effects are useless againstanything with "indestructible"ofregeneration, for that matter.
Akroma's Revengeis another expensive eraser, but it destroys all artifacts, creatures,Inenchantments.Cyclingcan help if you don't need it right away and it's perfect for planeswalker or sorcery and instant heavy decks as it won't affect your gear.
Strict commandalso has some high cost, but it can respond to many different situations. It has four options: destroy all artifacts, destroy all enchantments, destroy all creatures with a CMC of 3 or less, or destroy all creatures with a CMC of 4 or more. You get to choose two of these options so that you can manipulate the board to your advantage.
What you lose in efficiency, you gain in tremendous optionality.
Wrath of God
If the original mass deletion,Wrath of Godis still relevant years later and quite strong. It only takes four mana to destroy each creature and although theregenerationkeyword doesn't exist these days, it prevents creatures from regenerating if you're playing a format where that's still a thing.
End pointis one of the best options for white when it comes to board wipes. It costs more than many other options, but the extra cost is negligible, as it removes indestructible creatures and negates graveyard games. It also hasthe miracle word, which means it only takes a single white mana to cast if you draw it as the first card on your turn and can give you a big tempo advantage.
Best Green Board Wipes
Unfortunately,green has almost no plate cloths. It has some creatures that can be used as situational mass removal, but other than that you need to focus on other plays to secure your victory.
Green's thing is really all about creatures, so finding something that destroys all creatures kind of contradictshis color philosophy.
Whirlwind, like itHurricane, is a very situational clearing of the board. It destroys any flying creature, so it probably won't hurt your side of the board since green doesn't have too many kites. It's practically useless against land-based decks, though, so be careful.
Wave of vitriol
For as much as seven mana,Wave of vitriolcan work wonders if your opponent targets artifacts, enchantments, and non-base lands.Destroy countriesis not super ordinary because it is really powerful, especially againstmulticoloreddecks that rely on non-base lands.
There are some green cards likePolukranos, World EaterofCurse of Progressthat could act as board wipes in certain situations, but they are notRealboard wipes. There are also some board wipes similar toWhirlwind(like itWindstorm) but honestly you have to pass wipes on board when you play green.
Best Red Board wipes
Star stormis a very flexible and popular board wipe for red. It is quite useful because it is momentary and can get you out of many difficult situations. You can also cycle it if you don't need it at the moment, which gives Starstorm a place thanks to sheer flexibility. However, it becomes less powerful in the late game as the damage is based on your mana.
Breaklinevery similar to Starstorm, except it doesn't hurt flying creatures and also harms every player. It's slightly better as it can be used to end the game if you have the mana for it and a higher life total.
As compared toEarthquake, it costs another mana, but can be played as an instant, so you get some extra options by using it.
One of the main problems with board wipes is that you can easily damage both your side of the board and your opponent's.Comet Stormis a good solution for this. You get to choose which creatures you want to target, so that your side stays clear and takes no damage. It doesn't wipe the board completely clean like some others, but it's a moment and it works like a board wipe, especially in the middle and late game.
This is a fairly simple erase board.Jokulhaupsvirtually destroys everything on the board indiscriminately. Since it also destroys all countries, you have to be very careful not to end yourself in the process. Enchantment-based decks can somewhat avoid Jokulhaups and its cost can be considered somewhat high at six mana, but it's still a very popular and powerful sweeper.
blasphemous actis by farthe best red table vegetablesIn my opinion. Since the cost decreases for each creature on the battlefield, it usually only takes four or five mana to cast. It also destroys every creature on the field except in some very rare situations.To combineit alongImplicationsand you win the game instantly.
Best Blue Board Wipes
Unlike other colors, blue doesn't usually destroy your opponents' permanents.Evacuationis one of the stronger wipes because it is an instant. You can use it during your opponent's turn to force them to repay and possibly discard some of their creatures. It is also very useful against token-heavy decks.
Since most blue decks have cheap spells to manipulate the board, you can easily pay the extra cost of themCrush TentaclesUnpleasantbounce your opponent's creatureson top of placing an 8/8 creature on the battlefield with only five mana. In terms of mana efficiency, it's one of the best options out there.
Flood of tears
Flood of tearsis a somewhat recent addition to MTG, but it quickly became one of the most popular options. It returns all non-country permanents to the player's hand, but also allows you to place a permanent from your hand onto the battlefield if four or more are returned. It offers a solid advantage, as you will probably return more than four permanents almost every time.
Another massive leap,Devastating tidecosts five mana to clear the board. What makes it so good is the miracle cost. Equivalent toEnd point, you can cast it for only two mana if it's the first card you draw on your turn.
One of the most popular sweepers in MTG,Cyclonic riftoffers great flexibility. You can cast it for two mana when up against an imminent threat and overload it to clear the board completely. It's an instant and has almost no downside, which is almost unfair, so definitely consider using it in your blue decks.
Best Black Board Wipes
Toxic delugeis especially strong against indestructible enemies as it gives -X/-X instead of simply destroying them. The only downside is the life cost, which makes it ineffective against more powerful creatures. But for just three mana, it's incredibly efficient.
Zenit of the black sun
This one is a larger version of Toxic Deluge.Zenit of the black sunhas no life cost compared to the Deluge because it simply costs more mana. It also bypasses the indestructible keyword and shuffles back to your library instead of going straight to the graveyard. Plus, the "shrink" effect of the counters lingers even if you don't kill every creature.
Final of life
It's getting serious now.Final of lifeis a fantastic sweeper, not only because it destroys all creatures, but it also allows you to search your opponent's library and remove major threats from their stack. The only downside is the high mana cost.
For only four mana,Damnationdestroys all creatures and prevents them from regenerating. This is probably the best eraser for Black thanks to its extremely efficient mana cost.
Best Colorless Board Wipes
One thing we all know is that if you meet an opponent who goes completely colorless, you have to be careful because they probably know what they're doing. If you aspire to become one of them, here are somecolorless wipesthat will make your opponent even more miserable.
Ugin, the ghost dragon
The first and only planeswalker on the list,Ugin, the ghost dragonis not a swipe board in itself, but acts like a board. His second abilityverbant goes permanentwith a CMC of X or less that aren't colorless, which is a fancy way of saying it pretty much banishes everything but your stuff. Since Ugin starts with a loyalty counter of seven, you can safely use it right away in almost all cases.
I struggled hard between choosingDangerous vaultInKettle Pest, but I think the Vault takes the upper hand here. Activating on instant speed can be very expensive, but there are better alternatives to the Boiler when it comes to delayed erasing. Perilous Vault also banishes the board rather than destroying them, so it's more useful in most cases.
Speaking of delayed board wipes, one of the most infamous board wipes in MTG,Nevinirral's diskcannot be used immediately after gameplay as it enters the battlefield. However, it can be a powerful deterrent if your opponent has no resources to remove it, giving you room to manipulate the board. After paying the first four mana costs, you only need to spend one more to destroy pretty much everything.
Oblivion stoneis one of the strongest cards out there. It has a very high mana cost, but it is a constant threat on the board. It can put a lottery counter on a perm, excluding it from its effect when you want to use it. Your opponents need to destroy it quickly or they will whine when you wipe one side of the board.
Everything is dust
Everything is dusthas a high cost of seven mana, but it's a one-sided wipe of the board if you go completely colorless. It bypassesindestructibleInhexproofas your opponent is forced to sacrifice their creatures instead of you destroying them.
Best board wipes for EDH
Now that we've talked about all the colors, let's talk about which sweepers are the bestCommandant.
Evacuationmakes the list because you can play it during your opponent's turn and force him to discard.
Graceful clearanceis similar toStrict command, but stronger. While you can only choose one option this time around, you can banish permanents instead of destroying them, which is always better. It is a very versatile option with a somewhat high cost.
Akroma's Revengetakes eighth place for its sheer power. It destroys all artifacts, creatures and enchantments. Unless your opponent has a lot of indestructible cards, it's a great option. You can also ride a bike with it, which increases its versatility.
With a cost of only five mana,Clear timedestroys all creatures and allows you to return one of your creatures to your hand. This is a very powerful mechanic as you can protect a valuable creature while otherwise clearing the board.
blasphemous actis really powerful when there are many creatures on the battlefield, which gives it a high ranking. It's especially powerful against token decks, and you can usually cast it early or mid-game.
End pointranks high on the list thanks to its fantastic wonder mechanics. Sure, you won't be casting it all the time with its miracle cost, but it's so much satisfying when you do.
Doomskaris arecent additionto magic and a pretty powerful one. The cost of 5 mana is already good, butits predictive powergrants a potential 3-mana board wipe and makes it one of the cheapest wipes you can get.
Wrath of God + damnation
These two spells are identical except for their color. Their cost of 4 mana makes them very cost efficient. The fact that they can also prevent regeneration is just a bonus.
You guess right,Cyclonic riftis the best board wipe you could get in Commander. It has a high cost, but given that it's a unilateral clearing of the board, it's unstoppable except for a counterspell and a moment. You get to force your opponent to discard some of their valuable cards, so they earn whatever mana you use to cast them.
Best board wipes for modern
Hour of Revelation
Hour of Revelationusually goes under the radar, but it's actually one of the best board wipes for itModern. The cost drops to three mana if there are ten or more non-land permanents on the board and the board is wiped clean.
Ugin, the ghost dragon
Again,Ugin, the ghost dragonis not a whiteboard eraser in the traditional sense, but gets the job done thanks to his Loyalty ability.
Blue has many aquatic creatures andWhelming golfcomplements that property. It has a fairly low cost of four mana and will keep your side of the board safe if your deck focuses on marine behemoths. The Wave would rank much higher if only it wereincluding multi-people.
They will be etherized
It's very easy to get rushed in Modern, soThey will be etherizedis a great option in the early to mid game. It doesn't destroy your opponent's creatures, but it is very useful as it can be used during your opponent's turn and gives you some time to regroup. It's much more devastating in the late game, as your opponent can't play one high-value card after another.
While it's pretty useless in the late game,languishdeserves a spot thanks to its fairly low cost and ability to bypass indestructible.
Martial coupis a very powerful card in token-based decks. It costs seven mana to use the effect, but itcreates five or more tokens for youwhile destroying your opponent's creatures. Combined with token buffs, it can easily win you the game.
A wrath spell for only four mana is quite powerful on its own, butKaya's angeralso allows you to gain life. It's fair to say it deserves its spot. The only downside is the mixed mana cost, otherwise it would rank much higher.
The top four
Now, I've thought a lot about including different options for the top three spots in Modern, but it just doesn't feel right to give spots to challengers who don't deserve it.Doomskar,Wrath of God,Damnation, InCyclonic riftare also legal in Modern, so they take the top three for the same reasons as in Commander.
Best cheap board wipes
Since we've already listed most of the best board wipes in MTG, it's time for blitz!
Bontu's final reckoning
Bontu's final reckoningis the cheapest wrath spell you can find. However, it has a major drawback that you can'tto eatyou land on your next turn. It works wonders if you have enough mana to keep going and even if you don't, it can get you out of a dire situation as a last resort.
Waste away + mutilate
languishmakes the list again, but this time shares its place withMutilate. If you don't have a multi-colored deck and have a lot of swamps, Mutilate is much better, but Languish is more effective in combo decks.
A Wrath spell of 4 mana with life gain? Quite good.
Wrath of God + damnation
It's obvious why these two dishcloths score highly in almost every category. 4-mana to destroy everything is just too good.
Doomskarisn't exactly one of the cheapest if you pay full cost, but foretell allows you to cast it later in the game for just three mana.
Best Instant Board Wipes
You need a little mana to make good use of itComet Stormand that can be difficult on your opponent's turn, but it sure hurts a lot when you pull it off.
the routeris an expensive wrath spell on its own and even more expensive if you want to play it as an instant, but it destroys all creatures and they cannot be regenerated. It may be expensive, but playing it as an instant can be very powerful.
Evacuationbounces each creature back to its owner's hand, possibly forcing your opponent to throw some of them away. It's also useful if you want to reactivate the ETB effects on some of your creatures.
This isn't exactly a moment as it should already be on the battlefield, but it becomes a powerful moment/deterrent for only one mana. Yes, your opponent will be aware of the incoming board wipe, but sometimes that's a good thing.
It's the best place and it isCyclonic rift. You shouldn't be surprised at this point.
Best one sided board wipes
It's a bit pricey, thoughDevastating ultimatumis a great one sided wrath spell if you can afford the cost.
Control the wreck
Control the wreckcan turn the tide of battle in an instant. Pun intended. It could bea double-edged swordbecause it gives your opponent some free land, but if they don't have much base, it becomes very useful. It also banishes attacking creatures, so you don't give your opponent room for graveyard mechanics.
Everything is dust
Another very expensive board wipe, but it pretty much bypasses everything your opponent has. It is useless againstcolorless covers, although.
They will be etherized
Other than the cost, there is no downside to itCyclonic rift. It simply ranks highest in every list.
Bonus: How to Avoid Guessing Wipes
We've talked about all kinds of plate wipes, but what about avoiding them? While plate wipes are very powerful, there are some ways to counter them. The most important thing here are the keywords. Most board wipes "destroy" creatures, so one way to protect your creatures (and permanents) is to buff them with the keyword "indestructible".
Except that,protection against certain colors will not protect youfrom wrath spells or mass removal, as they only prevent the permanent from being attacked, damaged, blocked and enchanted.Hexproof also works the same way, but since board wipes target the board, they will bypass these keywords.
The only remaining way to counter board wipes is with counterspells. However, this is somewhat difficult as only blue decks have reliable means of countering. Even then, spells likeHighest judgmentnot resist at all. You can of course also try to make your opponent take off his board wipes, but that is quite difficult to do.
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Well, it's been a long day considering the sheer number of board wipes out there. There are probably some parts you won't agree with me, so feel free to comment below and let me know! If you are looking for a list of the best cards overall in EDH,check out our list. Spoiler: many of these cards are on it.
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(Remember, the “destroy” effect will do nothing to indestructible cards.) However, it will effectively board-wipe the opponent's cards removing everything from creatures to enchantments, artifacts, equipment, and lands.How many board wipes should I have in a Commander deck? ›
Should you hold back on casting them? There's been a lot of chatter in recent times around how many board wipes you should be playing in Commander. Whilst traditional deck building templates have indicated as many as five to seven board wipes, the current word on the street is that around three to four is enough.Does regenerate work against board wipes? ›
However, regenerate doesn't protect from board wipes that don't destroy or deal damage. Regenerating Korlash won't save it from Terminus, Languish, or All is Dust.What color is best for removal MTG? ›
Creature removal is mainly in black and white, with white having exile effects and black having forced sacrifice. Artifact and enchantment removal is mainly in green and white.What is the best board control MTG? ›
The best control decks in MTG are generally blue-white control decks. Obviously, there are exceptions to this, especially since it can depend on what format you're playing, but if you aren't sure what colors to play, blue-white is generally the way to go.Does Deathtouch beat indestructible? ›
Indestructible creatures also ignore deathtouch. Normally, a creature is destroyed if it takes damage from a creature with deathtouch. But since indestructible creatures can't be destroyed, they're immune.Do shield counters block board wipes? ›
Shield counters only prevent damage (such as blocking a creature or being hit by a lightning bolt) or destruction effects, like a Murder or a board wipe. They don't stop the creature with the shield counter from being exiled, returned to your hand, or sacrificed.Does protection from color stop board wipes? ›
Protection does not stop board wipes. This is because board wipes do not target creatures for removal, nor do they deal damage to creatures to destroy them.What is the perfect Commander deck ratio? ›
MTG Commander deck building ratio
As a general rule of thumb, you want somewhere between 33 and 42 lands in a Commander deck. Naturally, you want as many special lands as you can find. Lands that generate more than one colour of mana or that have special abilities are always a great shout.
A player can have two commanders if both have partner. Because both commanders start the game in the command zone, the remaining library is only 98 cards. Your two commanders are treated individually for all other Commander rules. If either leaves the battlefield, you can return it to the command zone instead.What is the average Commander deck? ›
There are no hard-and-fast rules for building a Commander deck, apart from the singleton nature and a list of banned cards, like any other Magic: The Gathering format. The average deck should have somewhere between 34-42 lands, depending on its level of mana ramp, and its synergy with lands specifically.Do board wipes get around shroud? ›
Do Board Wipes Kill Shroud? Board wipes can kill shroud creatures. Board wipes don't target creatures but rather destroy or otherwise remove all creatures at once without targeting any of them.What protects against board wipes? ›
- Boros Charm.
- Dauntless Escort / Selfless Spirit.
- Chance for Glory.
- Second Sunrise.
- Heroic Intervention.
- Ghostway / Eerie Interlude.
- Guardian of Faith.
- Spell Queller.
It's actually pretty easy to explain board wipes: they wipe the board clean. Of course, that doesn't always mean that they destroy everything. Some of them target creatures, artifacts, enchantments, and sometimes even lands!What is the hardest color to play MTG? ›
White-black is probably the color pair that is toughest to nail down as an archetype. Generally, it has access to some of the best removal available, but the creatures don't usually mesh very well. White gives you a bunch of small creatures and maybe some tokens.What is the strongest mtg color? ›
Blue is defined by knowledge and intellectualism, and it has the signature ability to draw and manipulate cards. This is among the most powerful things you can do in competitive Magic and has made blue historically the strongest color (which becomes more apparent in formats where cards from the 1990's are legal).What is the most powerful mono color MTG? ›
- White: Heliod, Sun-Crowned. ...
- Red: Best Partner pairing: Jeska, Thrice Reborn + Dargo, the Shipwrecker. ...
- Blue: Urza, Lord High Artificer.
- Green: Yisan, the Wanderer Bard. ...
- Black: Best Partner pairing: Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools + Tormod, the Desecrator. ...
- Colorless: Kozilek, the Great Distortion.
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- 6 Worldwake. Jace, the Mind Sculptor by Jason Chan. ...
- 7 Throne Of Eldraine. Oko, Thief of Crowns by Yongjae Choi. ...
Best Set for Standard 2022
Then you'll want to get a mix of packs from the sets that are in the current Standard rotation: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, Innistrad: Crimson Vow, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Streets of New Capenna, Dominaria United, The Brothers' War, and Phyrexia: All Will Be One.
Debatably the most powerful aggro deck that has ever existed, Affinity is an Artifact-based aggro deck using mainly cards from the Mirrodin block. It uses creatures with the Modular ability as well as creatures that can be played cheaply or for free due to the Affinity ability.Can 2 creatures block 1 attacker? ›
Each creature can only block a single attacker, but multiple defending creatures can block the same attacker. Both players are given a chance to cast instants and activate abilities after blockers have been declared.Does first strike beat Deathtouch? ›
Creatures with deathtouch deal damage during the regular combat damage step. Fortunately, if you block a creature with deathtouch with a creature with first strike or double strike, your creature will deal damage during the first strike damage step, before the deathtouch creature can return fire.Does Hexproof stop Deathtouch? ›
Because deathtouch does not target a creature, hexproof won't protect a creature from deathtouch. Instead, the hexproof creature will just be dealt damage normally and be destroyed as a result. The same is true for ward and shroud, keywords with similar effects.Does Hexproof negate board wipes? ›
Granting hexproof to a permanent or player doesn't cause opponents' Auras to become unattached. A card that has 'hexproof' is still affected by board wipes that don't target specifically that card.Can a creature have 2 shield counters? ›
Yes, creatures can get more than one shield counter.
Sanctuary Warden enters the battlefield with two shield counters on it, and other creatures can gain more than one through the proliferate mechanic or cards like Boon of Safety and Agent's Toolkit.
Does hexproof protect from board-wiping cards like terminus? No, it does not. Hexproof prevents a creature from being targeted by spells or abilities that your opponents control.Can vigilance block flying? ›
Elder Gargaroth's ability is triggered by it attacking and blocking, which is where vigilance really elevates this card. Because it doesn't tap to attack, Elder Gargaroth can always block on your turn. With reach, it can even block flying creatures right out the gate too.Can you get protection from colorless? ›
Similarly, protection from colorless means that the target creature can't be blocked by colorless creatures, can't be the target of colorless spells or abilities of colorless sources, can't be enchanted or equipped by colorless Auras or Equipment, and all damage that colorless sources would deal to it is prevented.Does protection stop trample? ›
How Do Protection and Trample Work? If a creature has protection from an attacking trample creature, then the trample creature won't be able to destroy it or deal excess damage to the player or planeswalker.
The 8x8 Theory is a mathematical approach to deckbuilding for the EDH/Commander format. You start with your commander and 35 land slots, choose 8 different kinds of effects you would like to see played in your deck, and then pick 8 individual cards for each of those effects, yielding a clean total of 64 spells.How many people should play Commander? ›
This format is for four players per game and deck sizes are 99 cards + 1 commander card.Can a Commander deck be over 100? ›
A commander deck has to be 99 cards + the commander, for a total of 100. It cannot be any more or any less. 903.5a Each deck must contain exactly 100 cards, including its commander.How many duplicate cards can you have in a Commander deck? ›
Your deck can only include cards that use the mana symbols of the mana cost and rules text of your chosen legendary creature—the "color identity" of your commander. Other than basic lands, each card in your deck must have a different name. (That is, no duplicate cards.)Can you have two legendary creatures in a Commander deck? ›
In Commander, you can only have one copy of any card except basic lands. The total number of legendary creatures in a deck is not restricted. While you can have four of any legendary in your deck, don't forget that if you already have a legendary card of the same name out, you will have to choose one to sacrifice.Can you have more than one seven dwarves in a Commander deck? ›
The Rule of Seven
Seven Dwarves is different, though: you can have no more than seven copies of the card in your deck. When building a 60-card deck, having seven copies of Seven Dwarves means you have decent odds at getting two or possibly even three of them on the battlefield, which makes each of them bigger.
Traditional knowledge is that lands should make up a touch over 40% of a deck. This means about 17–18 lands for a 40-card deck and about 24–25 lands for a 60-card deck. This is a tried-and-true structure that's worked for many players for many years.How many lands should be in a 5 color Commander deck? ›
In short, no, you don't necessarily need more lands for a 4- or 5-color deck. You're probably running about 37 to 38 lands already and that's a pretty good average for any deck. I'd bump that up a little bit to 38 to 40 just to be sure you've got enough lands of each color to draw.Is Hexproof better than shroud? ›
With Shroud ability, a player cannot be the target of a spell. Hexproof means the creature cannot be a target of abilities under the control of your opponent. Hexproof is better than Shroud as you can penalize your opponent, but you cannot do so with Shroud.Does lightning greaves protect from board wipes? ›
Although they don't do too great in the face of most board wipes, they'll surely protect your creatures from harm should your opponents become too threatened by them. , a version of it for go-wide combat-based decks.
Creatures with hexproof cannot be targeted by spells and abilities that your opponent's control. However you can still target these creatures.Can board wipe get rid of indestructible? ›
(Remember, the “destroy” effect will do nothing to indestructible cards.) However, it will effectively board-wipe the opponent's cards removing everything from creatures to enchantments, artifacts, equipment, and lands.Do board wipes ignore indestructible? ›
No. The "Indestructible" effect means "cannot be destroyed". It's not an issue of targetting or regeneration; the permanent is immune from anything that "destroys". For a creature, the only way that it can go into the graveyard is if it has its toughness reduce to 0 or more, or is sacrificed.Does Ward protect against board wipes? ›
Ward vs Board Wipes
Simply put, ward has no effect on board wipes. Since board wipes don't target any creatures, they do not cause ward to trigger.
Whilst traditional deck building templates have indicated as many as five to seven board wipes, the current word on the street is that around three to four is enough.Does destroy all creatures work on indestructible? ›
Creatures with indestructible are impervious to any effects that normally destroy creatures, such as: Damage (including combat damage) Any effects that “destroy” a creature.Does regenerate protect from board wipes? ›
However, regenerate doesn't protect from board wipes that don't destroy or deal damage. Regenerating Korlash won't save it from Terminus, Languish, or All is Dust.Does shroud negate board wipes? ›
Do Board Wipes Kill Shroud? Board wipes can kill shroud creatures. Board wipes don't target creatures but rather destroy or otherwise remove all creatures at once without targeting any of them.What is the most popular paper format in MTG? ›
Commander is the most popular format in Magic: The Gathering. This format challenges players to show off their deck-building, piloting, and even their political skills.Do board wipes get around Hexproof? ›
Granting hexproof to a permanent or player doesn't cause opponents' Auras to become unattached. A card that has 'hexproof' is still affected by board wipes that don't target specifically that card.
Seafarer's Quay and thousands of other underpowered cards are among the hardest cards to play because they're simply not competitively powered and worth inclusion in one's deck. I'd like to focus on cards that people actually play that player's are likely to find challenging rather than cards that have never seen play.What magic format is most competitive? ›
Modern is often known as one of the most competitive and expensive Magic: The Gathering formats. However, this fails to capture the unique differences of this beloved way to play the game. A Constructed format, Modern offers players a wide-range of cards for deck-building—all the way back to 2003.What prevents board wipes? ›
Kamahl, Fist of Krosa is much like Jorael and can prevent board wipes, while at the same time buffing the creatures that it protects.What is an indestructible counter? ›
Basically what indestructible does is it stops the permanent from going to the graveyard from damage or destroy effects.Do shield counters stop Deathtouch? ›
How Do Shield Counters Work Against Deathtouch? Shield counters work well against deathtouch because they're a damage prevention effect. The lethal damage that would've been dealt from deathtouch is prevented by the shield counter.Is Blasphemous Act a board wipe? ›
Printed in original Innistrad, Blasphemous Act is a board wipe that gets better the more creatures that are on the battlefield. Consequently, it's a great card for Commander.