Balance

Legality

Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Rare
From the Vault: Exiled (V09) Mythic Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Balance

Sorcery

Each player chooses a number of lands he or she controls equal to the number of lands controlled by the player who controls the fewest, then sacrifices the rest. Players discard cards and sacrifice creatures the same way.

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Balance Discussion

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

2 weeks ago

Um... I think I found a new card. In '94-95, I destroyed a lot of people with Balance. Magus of the Balance

RazortoothMtg on Will Prophet of Kruphix Ever ...

1 month ago

goblinguiderevealpls... I mean, Black Lotus and Time Walk and Balance are also on the banlist. I think they will never be unbanned, whereas prophet has a chance.

studajew on Mono White Angel/Human Commander/EDH

1 month ago

fyi Balance is banned. I made a mono-whte deck too, maybe it could give you ideas. The Cheese Stands Alone (Mageta EDH)

Benzil on Highlander U/W Control

1 month ago

A card I play in my UW control deck is Teferi's Protection. In the worst case scenario it's a Fog. At best you hold priority after casting Balance and make them sacrifice all their lands and creatures while you keep all your own once they phase back in.

Hissp on Ojutai's Paradox

1 month ago

Thanks for the update!

I'm curious about in the Approach of the Second Sun inclusion as well as the Armageddon and Balance effects. You said if you resolve Balance that's usually GG...how does that usually play out?

What would you say is the biggest challenge to the deck? In the description you touched on this deck's place amidst other control/stax lists; I'd interested to hear your updated thoughts on that as well!

TheDeckMaker2300 on List of Interesting cards some may have forgotten

3 months ago

Part 2

Urborg Justice oh you just played In Garruk's Wake esc card I'm taking you down with me.

Well of Knowledge if you pay a fee we will grant you a bonus card for your draw step

Avenger en-Dal once per turn and only during combat but we got a machine gun of exile attackers

Spiritual Asylum let's buy some time to get ready for battle shall we

Kill Switch holy crud the breya ramp is getting to fast ...HIT THE EMEGENCY STOP QUICK!!!

Imi Statue looky looky Winter Orb for artifacts

Dust Elemental for two more mana a Whitemane Lion but two additional creatures and it can do itself...nice flicker and panic button use

Treacherous Urge you heard of Slave of Bolas right well this one can steal and sac from the hands of opponents and let's not forget stuff like Telepathy

Detritivore delicious nonbasic land removal that's untouchable and the chances of targets being on the field same odds of finding a cow on a field near a farm

Mana Maze oh that's evil star especially since I'm using it in eldrazi decks with devoid cards wich is a loop hole around this.

Backlash another Reflect Damage catergory card

Hammer Mage a driver for the street sweeper of artifact cards in play

Fountain Watch just play a Asceticism with this and you just gave your whole board immunity to spells and abilities

Volcanic Wind hmmmm only six to do easily atleast 20+ damage to creatures and sweep...amazing

Once a upon a time someone just cast Wrath of God esc card then all the sudden I play Natural Affinity then after resolve I cast Eerie Interlude or Teferi's Protection and either resolve every one surrenders and possible a table flip happens because now it sweeps the lands and creatures excepts mine the end.

Centaur Omenreader how convenient I also have a Cryptolith Rite in play

Thermopod only red but that's Phyrexian Altar on a creature

Soulquake a board sweep and group hug at the same time sweet

Sages of the Anima and this isn't a Animar staple because?

Fight to the Death hey I also played a all creatures are forced to block a particular creature escape card earlier board sweep for one player

Death Pits of Rath let's give everything deathtouch even instants/sorcery plus this is a budget No Mercy

Nature's Revolt no need for Living Plane this only needs a few coins to buy living plane needs Benjamin franklin bills

Head Games/Jester's Mask lets rig a opponent's hand with nothing but junk

Balancing Act is that what I... IT IS!!!

A LOOP HOLE OF PLAYING Balance!!!

Teferi's Protection your board then they have to sacrifice all the permanents

Well hope you like my stuff might have more in the future

HelixSnapHelix on Shu yun yo face

3 months ago

I used to use Balance, thinking it would be a strictly better Cataclysm. In the long run though, I discovered just how terrible discarding was. Especially for someone like your commander, you typically want a good amount of cards in your hand t go off. Stubborn Denial turns into a one mana Negate with Shu Yun on the field, I'd give it a shot.

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