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Modern Masters 2017 Edition Removal List


This is a list of all the removal in Modern Masters 2017 Edition, 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
White W Path to Exile Uncommon Instant Exile target creature. Its controller may search his or her library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle his or her library.
2W Pitfall Trap Common Instant If exactly one creature is attacking, you may pay {W} rather than pay Pitfall Trap's mana cost. Destroy target attacking creature without flying.
5W Banishing Stroke Uncommon Instant Put target artifact, creature, or enchantment on the bottom of its owner's library. Miracle {W} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
4WW Terminus Rare Sorcery Put all creatures on the bottom of their owners' libraries. Miracle {W} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
Black B Bone Splinters Common Sorcery As an additional cost to cast Bone Splinters, sacrifice a creature. Destroy target creature.
1BB Cower in Fear Common Instant Creatures your opponents control get -1/-1 until end of turn.
1BB 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 his or her choice.
2B Seal of Doom Uncommon Enchantment Sacrifice Seal of Doom: Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.
2BB Damnation Rare Sorcery Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.
2BB Grisly Spectacle Common Instant Destroy target nonartifact creature. Its controller puts a number of cards equal to that creature's power from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
3B Sever the Bloodline Rare Sorcery Exile target creature and all other creatures with the same name as that creature. Flashback {5}{B}{B} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
Red XXR Bonfire of the Damned Mythic Sorcery Bonfire of the Damned deals X damage to target player and each creature he or she controls. Miracle {X}{R} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
1R Magma Jet Common Instant Magma Jet deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Scry 2.
1R Mizzium Mortars Rare Sorcery Mizzium Mortars deals 4 damage to target creature you don't control. Overload {3}{R}{R}{R} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")
1R Pyroclasm Uncommon Sorcery Pyroclasm deals 2 damage to each creature.
2R Mudbutton Torchrunner Common Creature When Mudbutton Torchrunner dies, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
2R Vithian Stinger Uncommon Creature {T}: Vithian Stinger deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Unearth {1}{R} ({1}{R}: Return this card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step or if it would leave the battlefield. Unearth only as a sorcery.)
2RR Chandra's Outrage Common Instant Chandra's Outrage deals 4 damage to target creature and 2 damage to that creature's controller.
2RR Skirsdag Cultist Uncommon Creature {R}, {T}, Sacrifice a creature: Skirsdag Cultist deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
4RR Thunderous Wrath Common Instant Thunderous Wrath deals 5 damage to target creature or player. Miracle {R} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
Green G Ulvenwald Tracker Rare Creature {1}{G}, {T}: Target creature you control fights another target creature.
2G Arachnus Web Common Enchantment Enchant creature. Enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activated abilities can't be activated. At the beginning of the end step, if enchanted creature's power is 4 or greater, destroy Arachnus Web.
2G Thornscape Battlemage Uncommon Creature Kicker {R} and/or {W} (You may pay an additional {R} and/or {W} as you cast this spell.) When Thornscape Battlemage enters the battlefield, if it was kicked with its {R} kicker, it deals 2 damage to target creature or player. When Thornscape Battlemage enters the battlefield, if it was kicked with its {W} kicker, destroy target artifact.
5G Arachnus Spinner Uncommon Creature Reach. Tap an untapped Spider you control: Search your graveyard and/or library for a card named Arachnus Web and put it onto the battlefield attached to target creature. If you search your library this way, shuffle it.
Multi-Color BG Abrupt Decay Rare Instant Abrupt Decay can't be countered by spells or abilities. Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.
UB Agony Warp Common Instant Target creature gets -3/-0 until end of turn. Target creature gets -0/-3 until end of turn.
RG Ground Assault Common Sorcery Ground Assault deals damage to target creature equal to the number of lands you control.
UR Izzet Charm Uncommon Instant Choose one — • Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}. • Izzet Charm deals 2 damage to target creature. • Draw two cards, then discard two cards.
BR Terminate Uncommon Instant Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.
1BR Auger Spree Common Instant Target creature gets +4/-4 until end of turn.
1RG Domri Rade Mythic Planeswalker +1: Look at the top card of your library. If it's a creature card, you may reveal it and put it into your hand. −2: Target creature you control fights another target creature. −7: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control have double strike, trample, hexproof, and haste."
RGW Fiery Justice Rare Sorcery Fiery Justice deals 5 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures and/or players. Target opponent gains 5 life.
1BG Putrefy Uncommon Instant Destroy target artifact or creature. It can't be regenerated.
2UB Evil Twin Rare Creature You may have Evil Twin enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except it gains "{U}{B}, {T}: Destroy target creature with the same name as this creature."
2BR Olivia Voldaren Mythic Creature Flying. {1}{R}: Olivia Voldaren deals 1 damage to another target creature. That creature becomes a Vampire in addition to its other types. Put a +1/+1 counter on Olivia Voldaren. {3}{B}{B}: Gain control of target Vampire for as long as you control Olivia Voldaren.
2UB Soul Ransom Uncommon Enchantment Enchant creature. You control enchanted creature. Discard two cards: Soul Ransom's controller sacrifices it, then draws two cards. Only any opponent may activate this ability.
1WUB Zur the Enchanter Rare Creature Flying. Whenever Zur the Enchanter attacks, you may search your library for an enchantment card with converted mana cost 3 or less and put it onto the battlefield. If you do, shuffle your library.
2UURR Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius Rare Creature Flying. Whenever Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius deals damage to a player, you may draw a card. {U}{R}: Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
UUBBBRR Cruel Ultimatum Rare Sorcery Target opponent sacrifices a creature, discards three cards, then loses 5 life. You return a creature card from your graveyard to your hand, draw three cards, then gain 5 life.
Hybrid RwRwRw Boros Reckoner Rare Creature Whenever Boros Reckoner is dealt damage, it deals that much damage to target creature or player. {(R/W)}: Boros Reckoner gains first strike until end of turn.

Temporary Creature Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text
White W Gideon's Lawkeeper Common Creature {W}, {T}: Tap target creature.
2W Kor Hookmaster Common Creature When Kor Hookmaster enters the battlefield, tap target creature an opponent controls. That creature doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
Blue 1U Cyclonic Rift Rare Instant Return target nonland permanent you don't control to its owner's hand. Overload {6}{U} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")
2U Crippling Chill Common Instant Tap target creature. It doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step. Draw a card.
3U Grasp of Phantoms Common Sorcery Put target creature on top of its owner's library. Flashback {7}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
2UU Mist Raven Common Creature Flying. When Mist Raven enters the battlefield, return target creature to its owner's hand.
2UU Venser, Shaper Savant Rare Creature Flash. When Venser, Shaper Savant enters the battlefield, return target spell or permanent to its owner's hand.
Red 3R Traitorous Instinct Common Sorcery Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. Until end of turn, it gets +2/+0 and gains haste.
4R Zealous Conscripts Rare Creature Haste. When Zealous Conscripts enters the battlefield, gain control of target permanent until end of turn. Untap that permanent. It gains haste until end of turn.
Multi-Color RW Thundersong Trumpeter Uncommon Creature {T}: Target creature can't attack or block this turn.
2WU Vanish into Memory Uncommon Instant Exile target creature. You draw cards equal to that creature's power. At the beginning of your next upkeep, return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control. If you do, discard cards equal to that creature's toughness.
4UB Dinrova Horror Common Creature When Dinrova Horror enters the battlefield, return target permanent to its owner's hand, then that player discards a card.
Hybrid 1Wu Mistmeadow Witch Uncommon Creature {2}{W}{U}: Exile target creature. Return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.

Non-Creature Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text
White 1W Stony Silence Rare Enchantment Activated abilities of artifacts can't be activated.
5W Banishing Stroke Uncommon Instant Put target artifact, creature, or enchantment on the bottom of its owner's library. Miracle {W} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
Blue 1U Cyclonic Rift Rare Instant Return target nonland permanent you don't control to its owner's hand. Overload {6}{U} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")
2UU Venser, Shaper Savant Rare Creature Flash. When Venser, Shaper Savant enters the battlefield, return target spell or permanent to its owner's hand.
Red 1R Ancient Grudge Uncommon Instant Destroy target artifact. Flashback {G} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
2R Blood Moon Rare Enchantment Nonbasic lands are Mountains.
1RR Molten Rain Uncommon Sorcery Destroy target land. If that land was nonbasic, Molten Rain deals 2 damage to the land's controller.
4R Zealous Conscripts Rare Creature Haste. When Zealous Conscripts enters the battlefield, gain control of target permanent until end of turn. Untap that permanent. It gains haste until end of turn.
Green 1G Seal of Primordium Common Enchantment Sacrifice Seal of Primordium: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
2G Thornscape Battlemage Uncommon Creature Kicker {R} and/or {W} (You may pay an additional {R} and/or {W} as you cast this spell.) When Thornscape Battlemage enters the battlefield, if it was kicked with its {R} kicker, it deals 2 damage to target creature or player. When Thornscape Battlemage enters the battlefield, if it was kicked with its {W} kicker, destroy target artifact.
3GG Primal Command Rare Sorcery Choose two — • Target player gains 7 life. • Put target noncreature permanent on top of its owner's library. • Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library. • Search your library for a creature card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Multi-Color BG Abrupt Decay Rare Instant Abrupt Decay can't be countered by spells or abilities. Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.
1BG Putrefy Uncommon Instant Destroy target artifact or creature. It can't be regenerated.
4UB Dinrova Horror Common Creature When Dinrova Horror enters the battlefield, return target permanent to its owner's hand, then that player discards a card.
Hybrid GwGw Sundering Growth Common Instant Destroy target artifact or enchantment, then populate. (Create a token that's a copy of a creature token you control.)

Off Battlefield Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text
Blue U Spell Pierce Common Instant Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}.
UU Familiar's Ruse Uncommon Instant As an additional cost to cast Familiar's Ruse, return a creature you control to its owner's hand. Counter target spell.
2UU Rewind Common Instant Counter target spell. Untap up to four lands.
2UU Venser, Shaper Savant Rare Creature Flash. When Venser, Shaper Savant enters the battlefield, return target spell or permanent to its owner's hand.
Black B Inquisition of Kozilek Uncommon Sorcery Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it with converted mana cost 3 or less. That player discards that card.
XBB Mind Shatter Rare Sorcery Target player discards X cards at random.
2B Delirium Skeins Common Sorcery Each player discards three cards.
1BB 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 his or her choice.
2B Night Terrors Common Sorcery Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it. Exile that card.
2BB Abyssal Specter Uncommon Creature Flying. Whenever Abyssal Specter deals damage to a player, that player discards a card.
2BB Entomber Exarch Uncommon Creature When Entomber Exarch enters the battlefield, choose one — • Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. • Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a noncreature card from it. That player discards that card.
Green 1G Scavenging Ooze Rare Creature {G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.
3GG Primal Command Rare Sorcery Choose two — • Target player gains 7 life. • Put target noncreature permanent on top of its owner's library. • Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library. • Search your library for a creature card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Multi-Color UR Izzet Charm Uncommon Instant Choose one — • Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}. • Izzet Charm deals 2 damage to target creature. • Draw two cards, then discard two cards.
UBR Sedraxis Specter Uncommon Creature Flying. Whenever Sedraxis Specter deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card. Unearth {1}{B} ({1}{B}: Return this card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step or if it would leave the battlefield. Unearth only as a sorcery.)
1WB Sin Collector Uncommon Creature When Sin Collector enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose an instant or sorcery card from it and exile that card.
1UB Soul Manipulation Uncommon Instant Choose one or both — • Counter target creature spell. • Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
2GUU Mystic Genesis Uncommon Instant Counter target spell. Create an X/X green Ooze creature token, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.
4UB Dinrova Horror Common Creature When Dinrova Horror enters the battlefield, return target permanent to its owner's hand, then that player discards a card.
UUBBBRR Cruel Ultimatum Rare Sorcery Target opponent sacrifices a creature, discards three cards, then loses 5 life. You return a creature card from your graveyard to your hand, draw three cards, then gain 5 life.

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