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Core Set 2019 Removal List


This is a list of all the removal in Core Set 2019, divided into permanent creature removal, temporary creature removal (such as bounce, tap, and falter effects), non-creature removal, and off-battlefield removal (hand, stack, and graveyard).

Permanent Creature Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
Colorless 1 Explosive Apparatus Common Artifact {3}, {T}, Sacrifice Explosive Apparatus: It deals 2 damage to any target.  
3 Transmogrifying Wand Rare Artifact Transmogrifying Wand enters the battlefield with three charge counters on it. {1}, {T}, Remove a charge counter from Transmogrifying Wand: Destroy target creature. Its controller creates a 2/4 white Ox creature token. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.  
7 Meteor Golem Uncommon Artifact Creature When Meteor Golem enters the battlefield, destroy target nonland permanent an opponent controls. 3/3
White W Isolate Rare Instant Exile target permanent with converted mana cost 1.  
1W Take Vengeance Common Sorcery Destroy target tapped creature.  
2W Luminous Bonds Common Enchantment Enchant creature Enchanted creature can't attack or block.  
3W Hieromancer's Cage Uncommon Enchantment When Hieromancer's Cage enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Hieromancer's Cage leaves the battlefield.  
3WW Cleansing Nova Rare Sorcery Choose one — • Destroy all creatures. • Destroy all artifacts and enchantments.  
Blue 2U Dwindle Common Enchantment Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets -6/-0. When enchanted creature blocks, destroy it.  
4U Switcheroo Uncommon Sorcery Exchange control of two target creatures.  
Black B Nightmare's Thirst Uncommon Instant You gain 1 life. Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the amount of life you gained this turn.  
B Infernal Reckoning Rare Instant Exile target colorless creature. You gain life equal to its power.  
1BB Murder Uncommon Instant Destroy target creature.  
1BB Plague Mare Uncommon Creature Plague Mare can't be blocked by white creatures. When Plague Mare enters the battlefield, creatures your opponents control get -1/-1 until end of turn. 2/2
3B Skeleton Archer Common Creature When Skeleton Archer enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to any target. 3/3
3B Strangling Spores Common Instant Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.  
2BB Liliana, Untouched by Death Mythic Planeswalker +1: Put the top three cards of your library into your graveyard. If at least one of them is a Zombie card, each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life. −2: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of Zombies you control. −3: You may cast Zombie cards from your graveyard this turn.  
3BB Lich's Caress Common Sorcery Destroy target creature. You gain 3 life.  
3BB Fraying Omnipotence Rare Sorcery Each player loses half their life, then discards half the cards in their hand, then sacrifices half the creatures they control. Round up each time.  
Red R Shock Common Instant Shock deals 2 damage to any target.  
R Thud Uncommon Sorcery As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature. Thud deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to any target.  
XR Banefire Rare Sorcery Banefire deals X damage to any target. If X is 5 or more, this spell can't be countered and the damage can't be prevented.  
1R Lightning Strike Uncommon Instant Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to any target.  
1R Dismissive Pyromancer Rare Creature {R}, {T}, Discard a card: Draw a card. {2}{R}, {T}, Sacrifice Dismissive Pyromancer: It deals 4 damage to target creature. 2/2
2R Spit Flame Rare Instant Spit Flame deals 4 damage to target creature. Whenever a Dragon enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay {R}. If you do, return Spit Flame from your graveyard to your hand.  
3R Electrify Common Instant Electrify deals 4 damage to target creature.  
3R Volley Veteran Uncommon Creature When Volley Veteran enters the battlefield, it deals damage to target creature an opponent controls equal to the number of Goblins you control. 4/2
3R Sarkhan's Unsealing Rare Enchantment Whenever you cast a creature spell with power 4, 5, or 6, Sarkhan's Unsealing deals 4 damage to any target. Whenever you cast a creature spell with power 7 or greater, Sarkhan's Unsealing deals 4 damage to each opponent and each creature and planeswalker they control.  
3RR Sparktongue Dragon Common Creature Flying When Sparktongue Dragon enters the battlefield, you may pay {2}{R}. When you do, it deals 3 damage to any target. 3/3
4RR Fiery Finish Uncommon Sorcery Fiery Finish deals 7 damage to target creature.  
Green 1G Plummet Common Instant Destroy target creature with flying.  
1G Rabid Bite Common Sorcery Target creature you control deals damage equal to its power to target creature you don't control.  
3GG Declare Dominance Uncommon Sorcery Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. All creatures able to block it this turn do so.  
3GG Vivien Reid Mythic Planeswalker +1: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a creature or land card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. −3: Destroy target artifact, enchantment, or creature with flying. −8: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control get +2/+2 and have vigilance, trample, and indestructible."  
5GG Vivien's Invocation Rare Sorcery Look at the top seven cards of your library. You may put a creature card from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. When a creature is put onto the battlefield this way, it deals damage equal to its power to target creature an opponent controls.  
Multi-Color   Nicol Bolas, the Arisen Mythic Planeswalker +2: Draw two cards. −3: Nicol Bolas, the Arisen deals 10 damage to target creature or planeswalker. −4: Put target creature or planeswalker card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. −12: Exile all but the bottom card of target player's library.  
3BRG Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire Mythic Creature Flying Whenever Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire attacks, for each player, choose target permanent that player controls. Those players sacrifice those permanents. Each player who sacrificed a permanent this way reveals the top card of their library, then puts it onto the battlefield if it's a permanent card. 6/6

Temporary Creature Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
White 3W Star-Crowned Stag Common Creature Whenever Star-Crowned Stag attacks, tap target creature defending player controls. 3/3
Blue 1U Disperse Common Instant Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand.  
2U Exclusion Mage Uncommon Creature When Exclusion Mage enters the battlefield, return target creature an opponent controls to its owner's hand. 2/2
2UU Sleep Uncommon Sorcery Tap all creatures target player controls. Those creatures don't untap during that player's next untap step.  
4U Totally Lost Common Instant Put target nonland permanent on top of its owner's library.  
Red 2R Act of Treason Common Sorcery Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn.  
3R Tectonic Rift Uncommon Sorcery Destroy target land. Creatures without flying can't block this turn.  
3RR Siegebreaker Giant Uncommon Creature Trample {3}{R}: Target creature can't block this turn. 6/3

Artifact, Enchantment, and Land Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
Colorless 7 Meteor Golem Uncommon Artifact Creature When Meteor Golem enters the battlefield, destroy target nonland permanent an opponent controls. 3/3
White W Isolate Rare Instant Exile target permanent with converted mana cost 1.  
2W Invoke the Divine Common Instant Destroy target artifact or enchantment. You gain 4 life.  
3W Hieromancer's Cage Uncommon Enchantment When Hieromancer's Cage enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Hieromancer's Cage leaves the battlefield.  
3WW Cleansing Nova Rare Sorcery Choose one — • Destroy all creatures. • Destroy all artifacts and enchantments.  
Blue 1U Disperse Common Instant Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand.  
4U Totally Lost Common Instant Put target nonland permanent on top of its owner's library.  
Red R Smelt Common Instant Destroy target artifact.  
R Alpine Moon Rare Enchantment As Alpine Moon enters the battlefield, choose a nonbasic land card name. Lands your opponents control with the chosen name lose all land types and abilities, and they gain "{T}: Add one mana of any color."  
3R Tectonic Rift Uncommon Sorcery Destroy target land. Creatures without flying can't block this turn.  
2RR Goblin Trashmaster Rare Creature Other Goblins you control get +1/+1. Sacrifice a Goblin: Destroy target artifact. 3/3
Green 1G Naturalize Common Instant Destroy target artifact or enchantment.  
2G Reclamation Sage Uncommon Creature When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment. 2/1
3GG Vivien Reid Mythic Planeswalker +1: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a creature or land card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. −3: Destroy target artifact, enchantment, or creature with flying. −8: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control get +2/+2 and have vigilance, trample, and indestructible."  
Multi-Color 3BRG Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire Mythic Creature Flying Whenever Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire attacks, for each player, choose target permanent that player controls. Those players sacrifice those permanents. Each player who sacrificed a permanent this way reveals the top card of their library, then puts it onto the battlefield if it's a permanent card. 6/6

Off-Battlefield Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
White 1W Remorseful Cleric Rare Creature Flying Sacrifice Remorseful Cleric: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard. 2/1
Blue U Mistcaller Rare Creature Sacrifice Mistcaller: Until end of turn, if a nontoken creature would enter the battlefield and it wasn't cast, exile it instead. 1/1
1U Essence Scatter Common Instant Counter target creature spell.  
1UU Cancel Common Instant Counter target spell.  
2UU Bone to Ash Uncommon Instant Counter target creature spell. Draw a card.  
Black B Duress Common Sorcery Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.  
2B Mind Rot Common Sorcery Target player discards two cards.  
3B Fell Specter Uncommon Creature Flying When Fell Specter enters the battlefield, target opponent discards a card. Whenever an opponent discards a card, that player loses 2 life. 1/3
3BB Fraying Omnipotence Rare Sorcery Each player loses half their life, then discards half the cards in their hand, then sacrifices half the creatures they control. Round up each time.  
Multi-Color 1UBR Nicol Bolas, the Ravager Mythic Creature Flying When Nicol Bolas, the Ravager enters the battlefield, each opponent discards a card. {4}{U}{B}{R}: Exile Nicol Bolas, the Ravager, then return him to the battlefield transformed under his owner's control. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery. 4/4
4UB Psychic Symbiont Uncommon Creature Flying When Psychic Symbiont enters the battlefield, target opponent discards a card and you draw a card. 3/3

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