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Dominaria United Removal List


This is a list of all the removal in Dominaria United, 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).

Notes:

  • Kicker costs are listed only when they are required for a spell to function as removal of a particular category, e.g., in the Permanent Creature Removal section Rona's Vortex's mana cost is U+2B, In Thrall to the Pit's is 3R+2B, and Tear Asunder's is 1G+1B, even though they are each listed without their kicker cost in other categories.
  • Braids, Arisen Nightmare and Braids's Frightful Return aren't listed in any category since there is an alternative to sacrificing a permanent.
  • The Phasing of Zhalfir is also listed in Temporary Creature Removal because it can be used to phase out an opponent's threat that needs to be neutralized immediately, even though the phasing ability will normally be used to save your own creatures from being destroyed by the final chapter of the Saga.
  • Anointed Peacekeeper is not listed as Off-Battlefield Removal because it is relatively situational and since you can often afford to pay the extra two mana in Limited. However, Vodalian Hexcatcher is listed in that category because it can be cast at instant speed and can counter a spell if your opponent doesn't have an extra mana open.
  • As usual, I'm not listing Planeswalker removal. There are only four Planeswalkers in the set, all at Mythic, so it will rarely come up in Limited.

Permanent Creature Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
Colorless Karn's Sylex Mythic Artifact Karn's Sylex enters the battlefield tapped. Players can't pay life to cast spells or to activate abilities that aren't mana abilities. {X}, {T}, Exile Karn's Sylex: Destroy each nonland permanent with mana value X or less. Activate only as a sorcery.
Karn, Living Legacy Mythic Planeswalker +1: Create a tapped Powerstone token. (It's an artifact with "{T}: Add {C}. This mana can't be spent to cast a nonartifact spell.") −1: Pay any amount of mana. Look at that many cards from the top of your library, then put one of those cards into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. −7: You get an emblem with "Tap an untapped artifact you control: This emblem deals 1 damage to any target."
Meteorite Common Artifact When Meteorite enters the battlefield, it deals 2 damage to any target. {T}: Add one mana of any color.
White Runic Shot Uncommon Sorcery Kicker {U} (You may pay an additional {U} as you cast this spell.) Destroy target tapped creature. If this spell was kicked, scry 2.
- Leyline Binding Rare Enchantment Flash Domain — This spell costs {1} less to cast for each basic land type among lands you control. When Leyline Binding enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Leyline Binding leaves the battlefield.
Artillery Blast Common Instant Domain—Artillery Blast deals X damage to target tapped creature, where X is 1 plus the number of basic land types among lands you control.
Destroy Evil Common Instant Choose one— • Destroy target creature with toughness 4 or greater. • Destroy target enchantment.
Citizen's Arrest Common Enchantment When Citizen's Arrest enters the battlefield, exile target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls until Citizen's Arrest leaves the battlefield.
Temporary Lockdown Rare Enchantment When Temporary Lockdown enters the battlefield, exile each nonland permanent with mana value 2 or less until Temporary Lockdown leaves the battlefield.
Prayer of Binding Uncommon Enchantment Flash When Prayer of Binding enters the battlefield, exile up to one target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Prayer of Binding leaves the battlefield. You gain 2 life.
Blue Vodalian Mindsinger Rare Creature Kicker {1}{R} and/or {1}{G} Vodalian Mindsinger enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it for each time it was kicked. When Vodalian Mindsinger enters the battlefield, gain control of target creature with power less than Vodalian Mindsinger's power for as long as you control Vodalian Mindsinger. 2/2
The Phasing of Zhalfir Rare Enchantment Read ahead (Choose a chapter and start with that many lore counters. Add one after your draw step. Skipped chapters don't trigger. Sacrifice after III.) I, II — Another target nonland permanent phases out. It can't phase in for as long as you control The Phasing of Zhalfir. III — Destroy all creatures. For each creature destroyed this way, its controller creates a 2/2 black Phyrexian creature token.
Black Bone Splinters Common Sorcery As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature. Destroy target creature.
Cut Down Uncommon Instant Destroy target creature with total power and toughness 5 or less.
Splatter Goblin Common Creature When Splatter Goblin dies, target creature an opponent controls gets -1/-1 until end of turn. 2/1
Tribute to Urborg Common Instant Kicker {1}{U} (You may pay an additional {1}{U} as you cast this spell.) Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn. If this spell was kicked, that creature gets an additional -1/-1 until end of turn for each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard.
Choking Miasma Uncommon Sorcery Kicker {G} (You may pay an additional {G} as you cast this spell.) If this spell was kicked, put a +1/+1 counter on a creature you control. All creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn.
Liliana of the Veil Mythic Planeswalker +1: Each player discards a card. −2: Target player sacrifices a creature. −6: Separate all permanents target player controls into two piles. That player sacrifices all permanents in the pile of their choice.
Extinguish the Light Common Instant Destroy target creature or planeswalker. If its mana value was 3 or less, you gain 3 life.
Drag to the Bottom Rare Sorcery Domain — Each creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is 1 plus the number of basic land types among lands you control.
Red Flowstone Infusion Common Instant Target creature gets +2/-2 until end of turn.
Lightning Strike Common Instant Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to any target.
Smash to Dust Common Sorcery Choose one — • Destroy target artifact. • Destroy target creature with defender. • Smash to Dust deals 1 damage to each creature your opponents control.
Fires of Victory Uncommon Instant Kicker {2}{U} (You may pay an additional {2}{U} as you cast this spell.) If this spell was kicked, draw a card. Fires of Victory deals damage to target creature or planeswalker equal to the number of cards in your hand.
Yotia Declares War Uncommon Enchantment Read ahead (Choose a chapter and start with that many lore counters. Add one after your draw step. Skipped chapters don't trigger. Sacrifice after III.) I — Create a 0/2 colorless Thopter artifact creature token with flying named Ornithopter. II — Tap any number of untapped artifacts you control. When you do, Yotia Declares War deals that much damage to target creature or planeswalker. III — Up to one target artifact you control becomes an artifact creature with base power and toughness 4/4 until end of turn.
Balduvian Berserker Uncommon Creature Enlist (As this creature attacks, you may tap a nonattacking creature you control without summoning sickness. When you do, add its power to this creature's until end of turn.) When Balduvian Berserker dies, it deals damage equal to its power to any target. 1/3
Hurloon Battle Hymn Uncommon Instant Kicker {W} (You may pay an additional {W} as you cast this spell.) Hurloon Battle Hymn deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If this spell was kicked, you gain 4 life.
Defiler of Instinct Rare Creature First strike As an additional cost to cast red permanent spells, you may pay 2 life. Those spells cost {R} less to cast if you paid life this way. This effect reduces only the amount of red mana you pay. Whenever you cast a red permanent spell, Defiler of Instinct deals 1 damage to any target. 4/4
The Elder Dragon War Rare Enchantment Read ahead (Choose a chapter and start with that many lore counters. Add one after your draw step. Skipped chapters don't trigger. Sacrifice after III.) I — The Elder Dragon War deals 2 damage to each creature and each opponent. II — Discard any number of cards, then draw that many cards. III — Create a 4/4 red Dragon creature token with flying.
Jaya, Fiery Negotiator Mythic Planeswalker +1: Create a 1/1 red Monk creature token with prowess. −1: Exile the top two cards of your library. Choose one of them. You may play that card this turn. −2: Choose target creature an opponent controls. Whenever you attack this turn, Jaya, Fiery Negotiator deals damage equal to the number of attacking creatures to that creature. −8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a red instant or sorcery spell, copy it twice. You may choose new targets for the copies."
Jaya's Firenado Common Sorcery Jaya's Firenado deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker. Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
Hurler Cyclops Uncommon Creature {1}, Sacrifice another creature: Hurler Cyclops deals 1 damage to any target. 5/4
Temporal Firestorm Rare Sorcery Kicker {1}{W} and/or {1}{U} (You may pay an additional {1}{W} and/or {1}{U} as you cast this spell.) Choose up to X creatures and/or planeswalkers you control, where X is the number of times this spell was kicked. Those permanents phase out. Temporal Firestorm deals 5 damage to each creature and each planeswalker.
Chaotic Transformation Rare Sorcery Exile up to one target artifact, up to one target creature, up to one target enchantment, up to one target planeswalker, and/or up to one target land. For each permanent exiled this way, its controller reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a card that shares a card type with it, puts that card onto the battlefield, then shuffles.
Green Tail Swipe Uncommon Instant Choose target creature you control and target creature you don't control. If you cast this spell during your main phase, the creature you control gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Then those creatures fight each other. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)
Bite Down Common Instant Target creature you control deals damage equal to its power to target creature or planeswalker you don't control.
Broken Wings Common Instant Destroy target artifact, enchantment, or creature with flying.
Multi-Color + Benalish Sleeper Common Creature Kicker {B} (You may pay an additional {B} as you cast this spell.) When Benalish Sleeper enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, each player sacrifices a creature. 3/1
+ Timely Interference Common Instant Kicker {1}{R} (You may pay an additional {1}{R} as you cast this spell.) Target creature gets -1/-0 until end of turn. If this spell was kicked, that creature blocks this turn if able. Draw a card.
+ Rona's Vortex Uncommon Instant Kicker {2}{B} (You may pay an additional {2}{B} as you cast this spell.) Return target creature or planeswalker you don't control to its owner's hand. If this spell was kicked, put that permanent on the bottom of its owner's library instead.
+ Tear Asunder Uncommon Instant Kicker {1}{B} (You may pay an additional {1}{B} as you cast this spell.) Exile target artifact or enchantment. If this spell was kicked, exile target nonland permanent instead.
Ertai Resurrected Rare Creature Flash When Ertai Resurrected enters the battlefield, choose up to one — • Counter target spell, activated ability, or triggered ability. Its controller draws a card. • Destroy another target creature or planeswalker. Its controller draws a card. 3/2
+/+ Archangel of Wrath Rare Creature Kicker {B} and/or {R} (You may pay an additional {B} and/or {R} as you cast this spell.) Flying, lifelink When Archangel of Wrath enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, it deals 2 damage to any target. When Archangel of Wrath enters the battlefield, if it was kicked twice, it deals 2 damage to any target. 3/4
Sol'Kanar the Tainted Mythic Creature At the beginning of your end step, choose one that hasn't been chosen — • Draw a card. • Each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life. • Sol'Kanar the Tainted deals 3 damage to up to one other target creature or planeswalker. • Exile Sol'Kanar, then return it to the battlefield under an opponent's control. 5/5
+ Cleaving Skyrider Uncommon Creature Flash Kicker {2}{R} (You may pay an additional {2}{R} as you cast this spell.) Flying When Cleaving Skyrider enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, it deals X damage to any target, where X is the number of attacking creatures. 2/2
+ In Thrall to the Pit Common Sorcery Kicker {2}{B} (You may pay an additional {2}{B} as you cast this spell.) Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. If this spell was kicked, sacrifice that creature at the beginning of the next end step.

Temporary Creature Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
White Clockwork Drawbridge Common Artifact Creature Defender {2}{W}, {T}: Tap target creature. 0/3
Stall for Time Common Instant Kicker {1}{U} (You may pay an additional {1}{U} as you cast this spell.) Tap up to two target creatures. If this spell was kicked, put a stun counter on each of those creatures. (If a permanent with a stun counter on it would become untapped, remove one from it instead.) Draw a card.
Blue Rona's Vortex Uncommon Instant Kicker {2}{B} (You may pay an additional {2}{B} as you cast this spell.) Return target creature or planeswalker you don't control to its owner's hand. If this spell was kicked, put that permanent on the bottom of its owner's library instead.
Impede Momentum Common Sorcery Tap target creature and put three stun counters on it. (If a permanent with a stun counter would become untapped, remove one from it instead.) Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
Tolarian Geyser Common Sorcery Kicker {W} (You may pay an additional {W} as you cast this spell.) Return target creature to its owner's hand. Draw a card. If this spell was kicked, you gain 3 life.
Aether Channeler Rare Creature When Aether Channeler enters the battlefield, choose one — • Create a 1/1 white Bird creature token with flying. • Return another target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. • Draw a card. 2/1
The Phasing of Zhalfir Rare Enchantment Read ahead (Choose a chapter and start with that many lore counters. Add one after your draw step. Skipped chapters don't trigger. Sacrifice after III.) I, II — Another target nonland permanent phases out. It can't phase in for as long as you control The Phasing of Zhalfir. III — Destroy all creatures. For each creature destroyed this way, its controller creates a 2/2 black Phyrexian creature token.
Frostfist Strider Uncommon Creature Ward {2} (Whenever this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, counter it unless that player pays {2}.) When Frostfist Strider enters the battlefield, tap target creature an opponent controls and put a stun counter on it. (If a permanent with a stun counter would become untapped, remove one from it instead.) 4/4
Red Hammerhand Common Enchantment Enchant creature When Hammerhand enters the battlefield, target creature can't block this turn. Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has haste. (It can attack and {T} no matter when it came under your control.)
Radha's Firebrand Rare Creature Whenever Radha's Firebrand attacks, target creature defending player controls with power less than Radha's Firebrand's power can't block this turn. Domain — {5}{R}: Radha's Firebrand gets +2/+2 until end of turn. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each basic land type among lands you control. Activate only once each turn. 3/1
In Thrall to the Pit Common Sorcery Kicker {2}{B} (You may pay an additional {2}{B} as you cast this spell.) Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. If this spell was kicked, sacrifice that creature at the beginning of the next end step.
Multi-Color + Ghitu Amplifier Common Creature Kicker {2}{U} (You may pay an additional {2}{U} as you cast this spell.) When Ghitu Amplifier enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, return target creature an opponent controls to its owner's hand. Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, Ghitu Amplifier gets +2/+0 until end of turn. 1/2

Artifact, Enchantment, and Land Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
Colorless Karn's Sylex Mythic Artifact Karn's Sylex enters the battlefield tapped. Players can't pay life to cast spells or to activate abilities that aren't mana abilities. {X}, {T}, Exile Karn's Sylex: Destroy each nonland permanent with mana value X or less. Activate only as a sorcery.
White - Leyline Binding Rare Enchantment Flash Domain — This spell costs {1} less to cast for each basic land type among lands you control. When Leyline Binding enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Leyline Binding leaves the battlefield.
Destroy Evil Common Instant Choose one— • Destroy target creature with toughness 4 or greater. • Destroy target enchantment.
Temporary Lockdown Rare Enchantment When Temporary Lockdown enters the battlefield, exile each nonland permanent with mana value 2 or less until Temporary Lockdown leaves the battlefield.
Prayer of Binding Uncommon Enchantment Flash When Prayer of Binding enters the battlefield, exile up to one target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Prayer of Binding leaves the battlefield. You gain 2 life.
Blue Aether Channeler Rare Creature When Aether Channeler enters the battlefield, choose one — • Create a 1/1 white Bird creature token with flying. • Return another target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. • Draw a card. 2/1
The Phasing of Zhalfir Rare Enchantment Read ahead (Choose a chapter and start with that many lore counters. Add one after your draw step. Skipped chapters don't trigger. Sacrifice after III.) I, II — Another target nonland permanent phases out. It can't phase in for as long as you control The Phasing of Zhalfir. III — Destroy all creatures. For each creature destroyed this way, its controller creates a 2/2 black Phyrexian creature token.
Black Liliana of the Veil Mythic Planeswalker +1: Each player discards a card. −2: Target player sacrifices a creature. −6: Separate all permanents target player controls into two piles. That player sacrifices all permanents in the pile of their choice.
Red Smash to Dust Common Sorcery Choose one — • Destroy target artifact. • Destroy target creature with defender. • Smash to Dust deals 1 damage to each creature your opponents control.
Yavimaya Steelcrusher Common Creature Enlist (As this creature attacks, you may tap a nonattacking creature you control without summoning sickness. When you do, add its power to this creature's until end of turn.) {1}, Sacrifice Yavimaya Steelcrusher: Destroy target artifact. 2/2
Chaotic Transformation Rare Sorcery Exile up to one target artifact, up to one target creature, up to one target enchantment, up to one target planeswalker, and/or up to one target land. For each permanent exiled this way, its controller reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a card that shares a card type with it, puts that card onto the battlefield, then shuffles.
Green Tear Asunder Uncommon Instant Kicker {1}{B} (You may pay an additional {1}{B} as you cast this spell.) Exile target artifact or enchantment. If this spell was kicked, exile target nonland permanent instead.
Broken Wings Common Instant Destroy target artifact, enchantment, or creature with flying.
Silverback Elder Mythic Creature Whenever you cast a creature spell, choose one — • Destroy target artifact or enchantment. • Look at the top five cards of your library. You may put a land card from among them onto the battlefield tapped. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. • You gain 4 life. 5/7

Off-Battlefield Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
Blue Essence Scatter Common Instant Counter target creature spell.
Negate Common Instant Counter target noncreature spell.
/ Ertai's Scorn Uncommon Instant This spell costs {U} less to cast if an opponent cast two or more spells this turn. Counter target spell.
Protect the Negotiators Uncommon Instant Kicker {W} (You may pay an additional {W} as you cast this spell.) If this spell was kicked, create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token. Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1} for each creature you control.
Vodalian Hexcatcher Rare Creature Flash Other Merfolk you control get +1/+1. Sacrifice a Merfolk: Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {1}. 1/1
Black Pilfer Uncommon Sorcery Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card.
The Raven Man Rare Creature At the beginning of each end step, if a player discarded a card this turn, create a 1/1 black Bird creature token with flying and "This creature can't block." {3}{B}, {T}: Each opponent discards a card. Activate only as a sorcery. 2/1
Aggressive Sabotage Common Sorcery Kicker {R} (You may pay an additional {R} as you cast this spell.) Target player discards two cards. If this spell was kicked, it deals 3 damage to that player.
Braids's Frightful Return Uncommon Enchantment Read ahead (Choose a chapter and start with that many lore counters. Add one after your draw step. Skipped chapters don't trigger. Sacrifice after III.) I — You may sacrifice a creature. If you do, each opponent discards a card. II — Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. III — Target opponent may sacrifice a nonland, nontoken permanent. If they don't, they lose 2 life and you draw a card.
Liliana of the Veil Mythic Planeswalker +1: Each player discards a card. −2: Target player sacrifices a creature. −6: Separate all permanents target player controls into two piles. That player sacrifices all permanents in the pile of their choice.
The Cruelty of Gix Rare Enchantment Read ahead (Choose a chapter and start with that many lore counters. Add one after your draw step. Skipped chapters don't trigger. Sacrifice after III.) I — Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a creature or planeswalker card from it. That player discards that card. II — Search your library for a card, put that card into your hand, then shuffle. You lose 3 life. III — Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control.
Multi-Color Ertai Resurrected Rare Creature Flash When Ertai Resurrected enters the battlefield, choose up to one — • Counter target spell, activated ability, or triggered ability. Its controller draws a card. • Destroy another target creature or planeswalker. Its controller draws a card. 3/2
+ Phyrexian Espionage Common Sorcery Kicker {1}{B} (You may pay an additional {1}{B} as you cast this spell.) Draw two cards. If this spell was kicked, each opponent discards a card.


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