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War of the Spark Instant-Speed Tricks


This is a list of all the instant-speed tricks in War of the Spark. Each color is sorted by converted mana cost.

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text
White W Defiant Strike Common Instant Target creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn. Draw a card.
W Gideon's Sacrifice Common Instant Choose a creature or planeswalker you control. All damage that would be dealt this turn to you and permanents you control is dealt to the chosen permanent instead (if it's still on the battlefield).
1W Battlefield Promotion Common Instant Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature. That creature gains first strike until end of turn. You gain 2 life.
1W Divine Arrow Common Instant Divine Arrow deals 4 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
1W Gideon's Triumph Uncommon Instant Target opponent sacrifices a creature that attacked or blocked this turn. If you control a Gideon planeswalker, that player sacrifices two of those creatures instead.
1W Rally of Wings Uncommon Instant Untap all creatures you control. Creatures you control with flying get +2/+2 until end of turn.
2W Topple the Statue Common Instant Tap target permanent. If it's an artifact, destroy it. Draw a card.
4W Ignite the Beacon Rare Instant Search your library for up to two planeswalker cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Blue 1U Teferi's Time Twist Common Instant Exile target permanent you control. Return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step. If it enters the battlefield as a creature, it enters with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.
1U Lazotep Plating Uncommon Instant Amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.) You and permanents you control gain hexproof until end of turn. (You and they can't be the targets of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
UU Narset's Reversal Rare Instant Copy target instant or sorcery spell, then return it to its owner's hand. You may choose new targets for the copy.
2U No Escape Common Instant Counter target creature or planeswalker spell. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard. Scry 1.
3U Crush Dissent Common Instant Counter target spell unless its controller pays {2}. Amass 2. (Put two +1/+1 counters on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)
4U Totally Lost Common Instant Put target nonland permanent on top of its owner's library.
4UU Commence the Endgame Rare Instant This spell can't be countered. Draw two cards, then amass X, where X is the number of cards in your hand. (Put X +1/+1 counters on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)
Black BB Sorin's Thirst Common Instant Sorin's Thirst deals 2 damage to target creature and you gain 2 life.
1B Unlikely Aid Common Instant Target creature gets +2/+0 and gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)
1B Liliana's Triumph Uncommon Instant Each opponent sacrifices a creature. If you control a Liliana planeswalker, each opponent also discards a card.
2B Ob Nixilis's Cruelty Common Instant Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn. If that creature would die this turn, exile it instead.
Red R Samut's Sprint Common Instant Target creature gets +2/+1 and gains haste until end of turn. Scry 1.
R / 3R Bolt Bend Uncommon Instant This spell costs {3} less to cast if you control a creature with power 4 or greater. Change the target of target spell or ability with a single target.
1R Chandra's Pyrohelix Common Instant Chandra's Pyrohelix deals 2 damage divided as you choose among one or two targets.
1R Heartfire Common Instant As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature or planeswalker. Heartfire deals 4 damage to any target.
1R Jaya's Greeting Common Instant Jaya's Greeting deals 3 damage to target creature. Scry 1.
1R Nahiri's Stoneblades Common Instant Up to two target creatures each get +2/+0 until end of turn.
1R Chandra's Triumph Uncommon Instant Chandra's Triumph deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls. Chandra's Triumph deals 5 damage to that permanent instead if you control a Chandra planeswalker.
2R Blindblast Common Instant Blindblast deals 1 damage to target creature. That creature can't block this turn. Draw a card.
4R Sarkhan's Catharsis Common Instant Sarkhan's Catharsis deals 5 damage to target player or planeswalker.
Green G Giant Growth Common Instant Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
1G Forced Landing Common Instant Put target creature with flying on the bottom of its owner's library.
1G Return to Nature Common Instant Choose one — • Destroy target artifact. • Destroy target enchantment. • Exile target card from a graveyard.
1G Steady Aim Common Instant Untap target creature. It gets +1/+4 and gains reach until end of turn.
2G Band Together Common Instant Up to two target creatures you control each deal damage equal to their power to another target creature.
3GG Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi Rare Instant Put nine +1/+1 counters on target land you control. It becomes a legendary 0/0 Elemental creature with haste named Vitu-Ghazi. It's still a land.
Multi-Color WB Despark Uncommon Instant Exile target permanent with converted mana cost 4 or greater.
WU Dovin's Veto Uncommon Instant This spell can't be countered. Counter target noncreature spell.
UB Tyrant's Scorn Uncommon Instant Choose one — • Destroy target creature with converted mana cost 3 or less. • Return target creature to its owner's hand.
1GW Pledge of Unity Uncommon Instant Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control. You gain 1 life for each creature you control.
1BBG Deathsprout Uncommon Instant Destroy target creature. Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
2RW Heartwarming Redemption Uncommon Instant Discard all the cards in your hand, then draw that many cards plus one. You gain life equal to the number of cards in your hand.
2UR Ral's Outburst Uncommon Instant Ral's Outburst deals 3 damage to any target. Look at the top two cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the other into your graveyard.

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