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War of the Spark Removal List


This is a list of all the removal in War of the Spark, 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).

There are a number of cards that could be considered removal but that I chose to leave out since there's so much other removal in this set. Many of the ones left out are planeswalkers with a static ability that nullifies some subset of your opponent's cards or makes them more difficult to cast.

Specific card notes:

  • Price of Betrayal is not listed under creature removal since it can only kill Zombie Armies and Ugin's Conjurant (although it's also quite good against Devouring Hellion and Bioessence Hydra). It's not listed as artifact removal because it's pretty much useless in that role in this set.
  • Ravnica at War is not listed under enchantment removal because the only multi-colored enchantment in the set is Oath of Kaya at rare.
  • Liliana's Triumph is not listed under off-battlefield removal because the only the Liliana planeswalker in the set is at mythic.
  • Dovin, Hand of Control's activated ability is a little like tapping a creature (although not quite as good), but I didn't list it under temporary creature removal. It can also neutralize planeswalker abilities that cause damage, but I also didn't list it under temporary planeswalker removal since that could be confusing.
  • Narset, Parter of Veils is not listed under off-battlefield removal even though it largely neutralizes your opponent's card draw spells.
  • Sarkhan the Masterless is not listed because your opponent gets to choose whether to attack, knowing how much damage their creature is going to take
  • Tomik, Distinguished Advokist is not listed under off-battlefield removal because it is so specific.
  • I decided to leave out the cards that make your opponent's spells cost more.

Permanent Creature & Planeswalker Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
Lands   Blast Zone Rare Land Blast Zone enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it. {T}: Add {C}. {X}{X}, {T}: Put X charge counters on Blast Zone. {3}, {T}, Sacrifice Blast Zone: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.  
Colorless 6 Ugin, the Ineffable Rare Planeswalker Colorless spells you cast cost {2} less to cast. +1: Exile the top card of your library face down and look at it. Create a 2/2 colorless Spirit creature token. When that token leaves the battlefield, put the exiled card into your hand. -3: Destroy target permanent that's one or more colors.  
White 2W Prison Realm Uncommon Enchantment When Prison Realm enters the battlefield, exile target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls until Prison Realm leaves the battlefield. When Prison Realm enters the battlefield, scry 1.  
1WW Gideon Blackblade Mythic Planeswalker As long as it's your turn, Gideon Blackblade is a 4/4 Human Soldier creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to Gideon Blackblade during your turn. +1: Up to one other target creature you control gains your choice of vigilance, lifelink, or indestructible until end of turn. -6: Exile target nonland permanent.  
3W Ravnica at War Rare Sorcery Exile all multicolored permanents.  
3WW Single Combat Rare Sorcery Each player chooses a creature or planeswalker they control, then sacrifices the rest. Players can't cast creature or planeswalker spells until the end of your next turn.  
Black B Spark Harvest Common Sorcery As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature or pay {3}{B}. Destroy target creature or planeswalker.  
2B Vraska's Finisher Common Creature When Vraska's Finisher enters the battlefield, destroy target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls that was dealt damage this turn. /
4BB Liliana, Dreadhorde General Mythic Planeswalker Whenever a creature you control dies, draw a card. +1: Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token. -4: Each player sacrifices two creatures. -9: Each opponent chooses a permanent they control of each permanent type and sacrifices the rest.  
Red 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 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.  
1R Tibalt's Rager Uncommon Creature When Tibalt's Rager dies, it deals 1 damage to any target. {1}{R}: Tibalt's Rager gets +2/+0 until end of turn. /
2R Tibalt, Rakish Instigator Uncommon Planeswalker Your opponents can't gain life. -2: Create a 1/1 red Devil creature token with "Whenever this creature dies, it deals 1 damage to any target."  
4R Jaya, Venerated Firemage Uncommon Planeswalker If another red source you control would deal damage to a permanent or player, it deals that much damage plus 1 to that permanent or player instead. -2: Jaya, Venerated Firemage deals 2 damage to any target.  
4RR Bond of Passion Uncommon Sorcery Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. Bond of Passion deals 2 damage to any other target.  
Multi-Color BR Angrath's Rampage Uncommon Sorcery Choose one — • Target player sacrifices an artifact. • Target player sacrifices a creature. • Target player sacrifices a planeswalker.  
WB Despark Uncommon Instant Exile target permanent with converted mana cost 4 or greater.  
RG Domri's Ambush Uncommon Sorcery Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control. Then that creature deals damage equal to its power to target creature or planeswalker you don't control.  
BR Dreadhorde Butcher Rare Creature Haste Whenever Dreadhorde Butcher deals combat damage to a player or planeswalker, put a +1/+1 counter on Dreadhorde Butcher. When Dreadhorde Butcher dies, it deals damage equal to its power to any target. /
1BR Mayhem Devil Uncommon Creature Whenever a player sacrifices a permanent, Mayhem Devil deals 1 damage to any target. /
RRG Living Twister Rare Creature {1}{R}, Discard a land card: Living Twister deals 2 damage to any target. {G}: Return a tapped land you control to its owner's hand. /
1WB Oath of Kaya Rare Enchantment When Oath of Kaya enters the battlefield, it deals 3 damage to any target and you gain 3 life. Whenever an opponent attacks a planeswalker you control with one or more creatures, Oath of Kaya deals 2 damage to that player and you gain 2 life.  
UUR Role Reversal Rare Sorcery Exchange control of two target permanents that share a permanent type.  
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.  
UBBBR Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God Mythic Planeswalker Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God has all loyalty abilities of all other planeswalkers on the battlefield. +1: You draw a card. Each opponent exiles a card from their hand or a permanent they control. -3: Destroy target creature or planeswalker. -8: Each opponent who doesn't control a legendary creature or planeswalker loses the game.  
2BBGG Casualties of War Rare Sorcery Choose one or more — • Destroy target artifact. • Destroy target creature. • Destroy target enchantment. • Destroy target land. • Destroy target planeswalker.  

Permanent Creature-Only Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
White 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.  
3W The Wanderer Uncommon Planeswalker Prevent all noncombat damage that would be dealt to you and other permanents you control. -2: Exile target creature with power 4 or greater.  
4W Wanderer's Strike Common Sorcery Exile target creature, then proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)  
Blue 1U Kasmina's Transmutation Common Enchantment Enchant creature Enchanted creature loses all abilities and has base power and toughness 1/1.  
Black BB Sorin's Thirst Common Instant Sorin's Thirst deals 2 damage to target creature and you gain 2 life.  
1B Liliana's Triumph Uncommon Instant Each opponent sacrifices a creature. If you control a Liliana planeswalker, each opponent also discards a card.  
XBB Finale of Eternity Mythic Sorcery Destroy up to three target creatures with toughness X or less. If X is 10 or more, return all creature cards from your graveyard to the battlefield.  
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.  
1BB Bleeding Edge Uncommon Sorcery Up to one target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn. 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.)  
3BB Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted Uncommon Planeswalker Whenever an opponent draws a card, Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted deals 1 damage to that player. -2: Destroy target creature. Its controller draws two cards.  
3BB Massacre Girl Rare Creature Menace When Massacre Girl enters the battlefield, each other creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn. Whenever a creature dies this turn, each creature other than Massacre Girl gets -1/-1 until end of turn. /
Red 1R Jaya's Greeting Common Instant Jaya's Greeting deals 3 damage to target creature. Scry 1.  
2R Blindblast Common Instant Blindblast deals 1 damage to target creature. That creature can't block this turn. Draw a card.  
4R Cyclops Electromancer Uncommon Creature When Cyclops Electromancer enters the battlefield, it deals X damage to target creature an opponent controls, where X is the number of instant and sorcery cards in your graveyard. /
Green 1G Forced Landing Common Instant Put target creature with flying on the bottom of its owner's library.  
2G Band Together Common Instant Up to two target creatures you control each deal damage equal to their power to another target creature.  
Multi-Color 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.  
1RG Domri, Anarch of Bolas Rare Planeswalker Creatures you control get +1/+0. +1: Add {R} or {G}. Creature spells you cast this turn can't be countered. -2: Target creature you control fights target creature you don't 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 Solar Blaze Rare Sorcery Each creature deals damage to itself equal to its power.  
1BRR Widespread Brutality Rare Sorcery Amass 2, then the Army you amassed deals damage equal to its power to each non-Army creature. (To 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.)  
2UUB Enter the God-Eternals Rare Sorcery Enter the God-Eternals deals 4 damage to target creature and you gain life equal to the damage dealt this way. Target player puts the top four cards of their library into their graveyard. Amass 4. (Put four +1/+1 counters on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)  
2WWU Time Wipe Rare Sorcery Return a creature you control to its owner's hand, then destroy all creatures.  
2GGW Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves Rare Creature When Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves enters the battlefield, create Voja, Friend to Elves, a legendary 3/3 green and white Wolf creature token. Whenever a Wolf enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 3 life and that creature fights up to one target creature an opponent controls. /
Hybrid 2RwRw Nahiri, Storm of Stone Uncommon Planeswalker As long as it's your turn, creatures you control have first strike and equip abilities you activate cost {1} less to activate. -X: Nahiri, Storm of Stone deals X damage to target tapped creature.  
3WbWbWb Kaya, Bane of the Dead Uncommon Planeswalker Your opponents and permanents your opponents control with hexproof can be the target of spells and abilities you control as though they didn't have hexproof. -3: Exile target creature.  

Permanent Planeswalker-Only Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text
Black B Price of Betrayal Uncommon Sorcery Remove up to five counters from target artifact, creature, planeswalker, or opponent.
BB The Elderspell Rare Sorcery Destroy any number of target planeswalkers. Choose a planeswalker you control. Put two loyalty counters on it for each planeswalker destroyed this way.
Red 2RR Chandra, Fire Artisan Rare Planeswalker Whenever one or more loyalty counters are removed from Chandra, Fire Artisan, she deals that much damage to target opponent or planeswalker. +1: Exile the top card of your library. You may play it this turn. -7: Exile the top seven cards of your library. You may play them this turn.
4R Sarkhan's Catharsis Common Instant Sarkhan's Catharsis deals 5 damage to target player or planeswalker.
Multi-Color 2UR Ral, Storm Conduit Rare Planeswalker Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, Ral, Storm Conduit deals 1 damage to target opponent or planeswalker. +2: Scry 1. -2: When you cast your next instant or sorcery spell this turn, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
2WB Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord Rare Planeswalker As long as it's your turn, creatures and planeswalkers you control have lifelink. +2: Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord deals 1 damage to target player or planeswalker. -X: Return target creature card with converted mana cost X from your graveyard to the battlefield. That creature is a Vampire in addition to its other types.

Temporary Creature & Planeswalker Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text
Blue 1U Callous Dismissal Common Sorcery Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. 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.)
4U Totally Lost Common Instant Put target nonland permanent on top of its owner's library.

Temporary Creature-Only Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text Notes
White W Law-Rune Enforcer Common Creature {1}, {T}: Tap target creature with converted mana cost 2 or greater. /
2W Topple the Statue Common Instant Tap target permanent. If it's an artifact, destroy it. Draw a card.  
4W Bond of Discipline Uncommon Sorcery Tap all creatures your opponents control. Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.  
Red 2R Blindblast Common Instant Blindblast deals 1 damage to target creature. That creature can't block this turn. Draw a card.  
4R Chainwhip Cyclops Common Creature {3}{R}: Target creature can't block this turn. /
4RR Bond of Passion Uncommon Sorcery Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. Bond of Passion deals 2 damage to any other target.  
Multi-Color 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.  
1WU Teferi, Time Raveler Rare Planeswalker Each opponent can cast spells only any time they could cast a sorcery. +1: Until your next turn, you may cast sorcery spells as though they had flash. -3: Return up to one target artifact, creature, or enchantment to its owner's hand. Draw a card.  

Artifact, Enchantment, and Land Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text
Lands   Blast Zone Rare Land Blast Zone enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it. {T}: Add {C}. {X}{X}, {T}: Put X charge counters on Blast Zone. {3}, {T}, Sacrifice Blast Zone: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.
Colorless 4 Karn, the Great Creator Rare Planeswalker Activated abilities of artifacts your opponents control can't be activated. +1: Until your next turn, up to one target noncreature artifact becomes an artifact creature with power and toughness each equal to its converted mana cost. -2: You may choose an artifact card you own from outside the game or in exile, reveal that card, and put it into your hand.
6 Ugin, the Ineffable Rare Planeswalker Colorless spells you cast cost {2} less to cast. +1: Exile the top card of your library face down and look at it. Create a 2/2 colorless Spirit creature token. When that token leaves the battlefield, put the exiled card into your hand. -3: Destroy target permanent that's one or more colors.
White 2W Topple the Statue Common Instant Tap target permanent. If it's an artifact, destroy it. Draw a card.
1WW Gideon Blackblade Mythic Planeswalker As long as it's your turn, Gideon Blackblade is a 4/4 Human Soldier creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to Gideon Blackblade during your turn. +1: Up to one other target creature you control gains your choice of vigilance, lifelink, or indestructible until end of turn. -6: Exile target nonland permanent.
Blue 1U Callous Dismissal Common Sorcery Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. 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.)
4U Totally Lost Common Instant Put target nonland permanent on top of its owner's library.
Black 4BB Liliana, Dreadhorde General Mythic Planeswalker Whenever a creature you control dies, draw a card. +1: Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token. -4: Each player sacrifices two creatures. -9: Each opponent chooses a permanent they control of each permanent type and sacrifices the rest.
Red 3R Demolish Common Sorcery Destroy target artifact or land.
Green 1G Return to Nature Common Instant Choose one — • Destroy target artifact. • Destroy target enchantment. • Exile target card from a graveyard.
4G Storm the Citadel Uncommon Sorcery Until end of turn, creatures you control get +2/+2 and gain "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player or planeswalker, destroy target artifact or enchantment defending player controls."
Multi-Color BR Angrath's Rampage Uncommon Sorcery Choose one — • Target player sacrifices an artifact. • Target player sacrifices a creature. • Target player sacrifices a planeswalker.
WB Despark Uncommon Instant Exile target permanent with converted mana cost 4 or greater.
UUR Role Reversal Rare Sorcery Exchange control of two target permanents that share a permanent type.
1WU Teferi, Time Raveler Rare Planeswalker Each opponent can cast spells only any time they could cast a sorcery. +1: Until your next turn, you may cast sorcery spells as though they had flash. -3: Return up to one target artifact, creature, or enchantment to its owner's hand. Draw a card.
UBBBR Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God Mythic Planeswalker Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God has all loyalty abilities of all other planeswalkers on the battlefield. +1: You draw a card. Each opponent exiles a card from their hand or a permanent they control. -3: Destroy target creature or planeswalker. -8: Each opponent who doesn't control a legendary creature or planeswalker loses the game.
2BBGG Casualties of War Rare Sorcery Choose one or more — • Destroy target artifact. • Destroy target creature. • Destroy target enchantment. • Destroy target land. • Destroy target planeswalker.

Off-Battlefield Removal

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text
White 3W The Wanderer Uncommon Planeswalker Prevent all noncombat damage that would be dealt to you and other permanents you control. -2: Exile target creature with power 4 or greater.
Blue 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.)
Black 2B Toll of the Invasion Common Sorcery Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. 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.)
2B Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage Uncommon Planeswalker At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has one or fewer cards in hand, Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage deals 2 damage to them. -1: Target player discards a card.
3B Davriel's Shadowfugue Common Sorcery Target player discards two cards and loses 2 life.
Green 1G Return to Nature Common Instant Choose one — • Destroy target artifact. • Destroy target enchantment. • Exile target card from a graveyard.
Multi-Color WU Dovin's Veto Uncommon Instant This spell can't be countered. Counter target noncreature spell.
UBBBR Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God Mythic Planeswalker Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God has all loyalty abilities of all other planeswalkers on the battlefield. +1: You draw a card. Each opponent exiles a card from their hand or a permanent they control. -3: Destroy target creature or planeswalker. -8: Each opponent who doesn't control a legendary creature or planeswalker loses the game.
Hybrid 1UbUb Ashiok, Dream Render Uncommon Planeswalker Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause their controller to search their library. -1: Target player puts the top four cards of their library into their graveyard. Then exile each opponent's graveyard.

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