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The Brothers' War Removal List


This is a list of all the removal in The Brothers' War, 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:

  • Myrel, Shield of Argive is not listed as creature removal or artifact/enchantment removal since it only turns off their activated abilities on its controller's turn.  However, it is listed as off-battlefield removal because it prevents your opponent from casting spells on your turn.
  • Teferi, Temporal Pilgrim is not listed a temporary creature removal even though it does return one permanent to its owner's hand, because the main effect of its ultimate ability is to permanently remove all your opponent's other nonland permanents.
  • Portal to Phyrexia is listed as off-battlefield removal in addition to creature removal because it can remove creature cards from an opponent's graveyard.
  • Bladecoil Serpent is listed as off-battlefield removal with a mana cost of X4BB since it requires paying at least two black mana to force the opponent to discard a card.
  • Painful Quandary is listed as off-battlefield removal even though there is an alternative to discarding a card, because the alternative is sufficiently painful that it typically can't be chosen more than a couple of times.
  • I'm not listing Planeswalker removal since there are only three Planeswalkers in the set, all at Mythic (and one of those requires an additional Rare to meld with), so it will rarely come up in Limited.
  • I'm not listing any melded cards since it's extremely unlikely that a player will end up with a Mythic and the corresponding Rare card that melds with it, have them in play at the same time, and meet the conditions to meld them.

Permanent Creature Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
Colorless Goblin Firebomb Common Artifact Flash {7}, {T}, Sacrifice Goblin Firebomb: Destroy target permanent.
Urza's Sylex Mythic Artifact {2}{W}{W}, {T}, Exile Urza's Sylex: Each player chooses six lands they control. Destroy all other permanents. Activate only as a sorcery. When Urza's Sylex is put into exile from the battlefield, you may pay {2}. If you do, search your library for a planeswalker card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.
The Mightstone and Weakstone Rare Artifact When The Mightstone and Weakstone enters the battlefield, choose one — • Draw two cards. • Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn. {T}: Add {C}{C}. This mana can't be spent to cast nonartifact spells. (Melds with Urza, Lord Protector.)
Cityscape Leveler Mythic Artifact Creature Trample When you cast this spell and whenever Cityscape Leveler attacks, destroy up to one target nonland permanent. Its controller creates a tapped Powerstone token. Unearth {8} 8/8
Portal to Phyrexia Mythic Artifact When Portal to Phyrexia enters the battlefield, each opponent sacrifices three creatures. At the beginning of your upkeep, put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. It's a Phyrexian in addition to its other types.
White Lay Down Arms Uncommon Sorcery Exile target creature with mana value less than or equal to the number of Plains you control. Its controller gains 3 life.
Deadly Riposte Common Instant Deadly Riposte deals 3 damage to target tapped creature and you gain 2 life.
Prison Sentence Common Enchantment Enchant creature When Prison Sentence enters the battlefield, scry 2. Enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activated abilities can't be activated.
In the Trenches Mythic Enchantment Creatures you control get +1/+1. {5}{W}: Exile target nonland permanent you don't control until In the Trenches leaves the battlefield. Activate only as a sorcery and only once.
Static Net Uncommon Enchantment When Static Net enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Static Net leaves the battlefield. When Static Net enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life and create a tapped Powerstone token. (It's an artifact with "{T}: Add {C}. This mana can't be spent to cast a nonartifact spell.")
Blue Weakstone's Subjugation Common Enchantment Enchant artifact or creature When Weakstone's Subjugation enters the battlefield, you may pay {3}. If you do, tap enchanted permanent. Enchanted permanent doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.
Teferi, Temporal Pilgrim Mythic Planeswalker Whenever you draw a card, put a loyalty counter on Teferi, Temporal Pilgrim. 0: Draw a card. −2: Create a 2/2 blue Spirit creature token with vigilance and "Whenever you draw a card, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature." −12: Target opponent chooses a permanent they control and returns it to its owner's hand. Then they shuffle each nonland permanent they control into its owner's library.
Black Disfigure Common Instant Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.
- Overwhelming Remorse Common Instant This spell costs {1} less to cast for each creature card in your graveyard. Exile target creature or planeswalker.
Gnawing Vermin Uncommon Creature When Gnawing Vermin enters the battlefield, target player mills two cards. When Gnawing Vermin dies, target creature you don't control gets -1/-1 until end of turn. 1/1
Powerstone Fracture Common Sorcery As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice an artifact or creature. Destroy target creature or planeswalker.
Go for the Throat Uncommon Instant Destroy target nonartifact creature.
Gruesome Realization Uncommon Sorcery Choose one — • You draw two cards and you lose 2 life. • Creatures your opponents control get -1/-1 until end of turn.
Gix's Command Rare Sorcery Choose two — • Put two +1/+1 counter on up to one creature. It gains lifelink until end of turn. • Destroy each creature with power 2 or less. • Return up to two creature cards from your graveyard to your hand. • Each opponent sacrifices a creature with the highest power among creatures they control.
Corrupt Uncommon Sorcery Corrupt deals damage to any target equal to the number of Swamps you control. You gain life equal to the damage dealt this way.
Red Mishra's Command Rare Sorcery Choose two — • Choose target player. They may discard up to X cards. Then they draw a card for each card discarded this way. • This spell deals X damage to target creature. • This spell deals X damage to target planeswalker. • Target creature gets +X/+0 and gains haste until end of turn.
Mishra's Domination Common Enchantment Enchant creature As long as you control enchanted creature, it gets +2/+2. Otherwise, it can't block.
Obliterating Bolt Uncommon Sorcery Obliterating Bolt deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If that creature or planeswalker would die this turn, exile it instead.
Excavation Explosion Common Sorcery Excavation Explosion deals 3 damage to any target. Create a tapped Powerstone token. (It's an artifact with "{T}: Add {C}. This mana can't be spent to cast a nonartifact spell.")
Brotherhood's End Rare Sorcery Choose one — • Brotherhood's End deals 3 damage to each creature and each planeswalker. • Destroy all artifacts with mana value 3 or less.
Pyrrhic Blast Uncommon Instant As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature. Pyrrhic Blast deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to any target. Draw a card.
Unleash Shell Common Instant Unleash Shell deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker and 2 damage to that permanent's controller.
The Fall of Kroog Uncommon Sorcery Choose target opponent. Destroy target land that player controls. The Fall of Kroog deals 3 damage to that player and 1 damage to each creature they control.
Tyrant of Kher Ridges Rare Creature Flying When Tyrant of Kher Ridges enters the battlefield, it deals 4 damage to any target. {R}: Tyrant of Kher Ridges gets +1/+0 until end of turn. 4/5
Green Bushwhack Uncommon Sorcery Choose one — • Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle. • Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)
Epic Confrontation Common Sorcery Target creature you control gets +1/+2 until end of turn. It fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)
Shoot Down Common Sorcery Exile target artifact, enchantment, or creature with flying.
Multi-Color Arbalest Engineers Uncommon Creature When Arbalest Engineers enters the battlefield, choose one — • Arbalest Engineers deals 1 damage to any target. • Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature. It gains trample and haste until end of turn. • Create a tapped Powerstone token. (It's an artifact with "{T}: Add {C}. This mana can't be spent to cast a nonartifact spell.") 2/2
Legions to Ashes Rare Sorcery Exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls and all tokens that player controls with the same name as that permanent.
Skyfisher Spider Uncommon Creature Reach When Skyfisher Spider enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice another creature. When you do, destroy target nonland permanent. When Skyfisher Spider dies, you may gain 1 life for each creature card in your graveyard. If you do, exile Skyfisher Spider from your graveyard. 3/3

Temporary Creature Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text
White Soul Partition Rare Instant Exile target nonland permanent. For as long as that card remains exiled, its owner may play it. A spell cast by an opponent this way costs {2} more to cast.
Blue / Machine Over Matter Common Instant This spell costs {1} less to cast if you control an artifact creature. Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand.
Urza's Rebuff Common Instant Choose one — • Counter target spell. • Tap up to two target creatures.
Involuntary Cooldown Uncommon Sorcery Tap up to two target artifacts and/or creatures. Put two stun counters on each of them. (If a permanent with a stun counter would become untapped, remove one from it instead.)
Desynchronize Common Instant Target nonland permanent's owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library. Scry 2.
/ Hurkyl's Final Meditation Rare Instant As long as it's not your turn, this spell costs {3} more to cast. Return all nonland permanents to their owner's hands. End the turn. (Exile all spells and abilities from the stack, including this card. The player whose turn it is discards down to their maximum hand size. Damage wears off, and "this turn" and "until end of turn" effects end.)
Red Sibling Rivalry Common Sorcery Gain control of target artifact or creature until end of turn. Untap it. It gains haste until end of turn. Create a tapped Powerstone token. (It's an artifact with "{T}: Add {C}. This mana can't be spent to cast a nonartifact spell.")

Artifact, Enchantment, and Land Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
Colorless Goblin Firebomb Common Artifact Flash {7}, {T}, Sacrifice Goblin Firebomb: Destroy target permanent.
Haywire Mite Uncommon Artifact Creature When Haywire Mite dies, you gain 2 life. {G}, Sacrifice Haywire Mite: Exile target noncreature artifact or noncreature enchantment. 1/1
Urza's Sylex Mythic Artifact {2}{W}{W}, {T}, Exile Urza's Sylex: Each player chooses six lands they control. Destroy all other permanents. Activate only as a sorcery. When Urza's Sylex is put into exile from the battlefield, you may pay {2}. If you do, search your library for a planeswalker card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.
Cityscape Leveler Mythic Artifact Creature Trample When you cast this spell and whenever Cityscape Leveler attacks, destroy up to one target nonland permanent. Its controller creates a tapped Powerstone token. Unearth {8} 8/8
White Disenchant Common Instant Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
Soul Partition Rare Instant Exile target nonland permanent. For as long as that card remains exiled, its owner may play it. A spell cast by an opponent this way costs {2} more to cast.
Loran of the Third Path Rare Creature Vigilance When Loran of the Third Path enters the battlefield, destroy up to one target artifact or enchantment. {T}: You and target opponent each draw a card. 2/1
In the Trenches Mythic Enchantment Creatures you control get +1/+1. {5}{W}: Exile target nonland permanent you don't control until In the Trenches leaves the battlefield. Activate only as a sorcery and only once.
Static Net Uncommon Enchantment When Static Net enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Static Net leaves the battlefield. When Static Net enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life and create a tapped Powerstone token. (It's an artifact with "{T}: Add {C}. This mana can't be spent to cast a nonartifact spell.")
Blue / Machine Over Matter Common Instant This spell costs {1} less to cast if you control an artifact creature. Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand.
Weakstone's Subjugation Common Enchantment Enchant artifact or creature When Weakstone's Subjugation enters the battlefield, you may pay {3}. If you do, tap enchanted permanent. Enchanted permanent doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.
Involuntary Cooldown Uncommon Sorcery Tap up to two target artifacts and/or creatures. Put two stun counters on each of them. (If a permanent with a stun counter would become untapped, remove one from it instead.)
Desynchronize Common Instant Target nonland permanent's owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library. Scry 2.
Teferi, Temporal Pilgrim Mythic Planeswalker Whenever you draw a card, put a loyalty counter on Teferi, Temporal Pilgrim. 0: Draw a card. −2: Create a 2/2 blue Spirit creature token with vigilance and "Whenever you draw a card, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature." −12: Target opponent chooses a permanent they control and returns it to its owner's hand. Then they shuffle each nonland permanent they control into its owner's library.
/ Hurkyl's Final Meditation Rare Instant As long as it's not your turn, this spell costs {3} more to cast. Return all nonland permanents to their owner's hands. End the turn. (Exile all spells and abilities from the stack, including this card. The player whose turn it is discards down to their maximum hand size. Damage wears off, and "this turn" and "until end of turn" effects end.)
Red Raze to the Ground Common Sorcery This spell can't be countered. Destroy target artifact. If its mana value was 1 or less, draw a card.
Brotherhood's End Rare Sorcery Choose one — • Brotherhood's End deals 3 damage to each creature and each planeswalker. • Destroy all artifacts with mana value 3 or less.
Sibling Rivalry Common Sorcery Gain control of target artifact or creature until end of turn. Untap it. It gains haste until end of turn. Create a tapped Powerstone token. (It's an artifact with "{T}: Add {C}. This mana can't be spent to cast a nonartifact spell.")
The Fall of Kroog Uncommon Sorcery Choose target opponent. Destroy target land that player controls. The Fall of Kroog deals 3 damage to that player and 1 damage to each creature they control.
Green Shoot Down Common Sorcery Exile target artifact, enchantment, or creature with flying.
Fade from History Rare Sorcery Each player who controls an artifact or enchantment creates a 2/2 green Bear creature token. Then destroy all artifacts and enchantments.
Multi-Color Legions to Ashes Rare Sorcery Exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls and all tokens that player controls with the same name as that permanent.
Skyfisher Spider Uncommon Creature Reach When Skyfisher Spider enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice another creature. When you do, destroy target nonland permanent. When Skyfisher Spider dies, you may gain 1 life for each creature card in your graveyard. If you do, exile Skyfisher Spider from your graveyard. 3/3

Off-Battlefield Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
Colorless Ashnod's Harvester Uncommon Artifact Creature Whenever Ashnod's Harvester attacks, exile target card from a graveyard. 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.) 3/1
The Stone Brain Rare Artifact {2}, {T}, Exile The Stone Brain: Choose a card name. Search target opponent's graveyard, hand, and library for up to four cards with that name and exile them. That player shuffles, then draws a card for each card exiled from their hand this way. Activate only as a sorcery.
Swiftgear Drake Common Artifact Creature Flying, haste When Swiftgear Drake enters the battlefield, put up to one target card from a graveyard on the bottom of its owner's library. 2/4
Portal to Phyrexia Mythic Artifact When Portal to Phyrexia enters the battlefield, each opponent sacrifices three creatures. At the beginning of your upkeep, put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. It's a Phyrexian in addition to its other types.
White Calamity's Wake Uncommon Instant Exile all graveyards. Players can't cast noncreature spells this turn. Exile Calamity's Wake.
Myrel, Shield of Argive Mythic Creature During your turn, your opponents can't cast spells or activate abilities of artifacts, creatures, or enchantments. Whenever Myrel, Shield of Argive attacks, create X 1/1 colorless Soldier artifact creature tokens, where X is the number of Soldiers you control. 3/4
Blue Scatter Ray Common Instant Counter target artifact or creature spell unless its controller pays {4}.
Defabricate Uncommon Instant Choose one — • Counter target artifact or enchantment spell. If a spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard. • Counter target activated or triggered ability.
Urza's Rebuff Common Instant Choose one — • Counter target spell. • Tap up to two target creatures.
Keeper of the Cadence Uncommon Creature {3}: Put target artifact, instant, or sorcery card from a graveyard on the bottom of its owner's library. 2/5
/ Hurkyl's Final Meditation Rare Instant As long as it's not your turn, this spell costs {3} more to cast. Return all nonland permanents to their owner's hands. End the turn. (Exile all spells and abilities from the stack, including this card. The player whose turn it is discards down to their maximum hand size. Damage wears off, and "this turn" and "until end of turn" effects end.)
Black Dreams of Steel and Oil Uncommon Sorcery Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose an artifact or creature card from it, then choose an artifact or creature card from their graveyard. Exile the chosen cards.
Carrion Locust Common Creature Flying When Carrion Locust enters the battlefield, exile target card from an opponent's graveyard. If it was a creature card, that player loses 1 life. 2/1
Gix's Caress Common Sorcery Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. Create a tapped Powerstone token. (It's an artifact with "{T}: Add {C}. This mana can't be spent to cast a nonartifact spell.")
Painful Quandary Rare Enchantment Whenever an opponent casts a spell, that player loses 5 life unless they discard a card.
Bladecoil Serpent Mythic Artifact Creature When Bladecoil Serpent enters the battlefield, for each {U}{U} spent to cast it, draw a card. When Bladecoil Serpent enters the battlefield, for each {B}{B} spent to cast it, each opponent discards a card. When Bladecoil Serpent enters the battlefield, for each {R}{R} spent to cast it, it gets +1/+0 and gains trample and haste until end of turn. 5/4
Green Hoarding Recluse Common Creature Reach, deathtouch When Hoarding Recluse dies, put up to one other target card from a graveyard on the bottom of its owner's library. 2/3
Titania's Command Rare Sorcery Choose two — • Exile target player's graveyard. You gain 1 life for each card exiled this way. • Search your library for up to two land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. • Create two 2/2 green Bear creature tokens. • Put two +1/+1 counters on each creature you control.


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