Banishing Light

Banishing Light


When Banishing Light enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Banishing Light leaves the battlefield. (That permanent returns under its owner's control.)

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Set Rarity
Theros Beyond Death (THB) Uncommon
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Banishing Light occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

White: 0.26%

Banishing Light Discussion

Khunzo on How to break standard --- 3 easy steps!!!

3 days ago

Sold on Thryx, the Sudden Storm over Destiny Spinner. I swapped those in the sideboard. I also buy Shatter the Sky over Time Wipe. I reduced my sideboard's Dovin's Veto count to add the fourth Shatter.

I think Shatter makes more sense tempo-wise with Dream Trawler as the big closer - you can wipe on turn 4 or 5, and then drop Trawler.

Regarding Mono-Red: I think that the deck is actually positioned fairly well to deal with it (acknowledging that the "Red Deck Wins" archetype is a perennial, loathable pain-in-the-ass that often, indeed, "Wins"). Spot removal through Banishing Light, early blockers through Meletis, Alseid (sacrifice block, setting up for Dance), and Champion, and a little lifegain to weather until the sweep. Side in the extra Shatter, Archons and Heliods for extra lifegain and board presence. Side out Elspeths, and some combo of Narsets and Teferis (2 and 1?). Watch the tide radically turn on turn 5. That's my theory - we'll see how it survives the real world.

wozislightning on Garruk´s Hungry Wolves

1 week ago

I like the deck. However, I would change out Savvy Hunter. The card doesn't seem to do enough, even with making the food (you already have goose if you need an engine, and it doesn't require you to attack or block with it). I would suggest more removal in it's place, be it Banishing Light, Mortify, or Oath of Kaya. Best of luck and happy brewing!

NV_1980 on The Ultimate Phalanx *PRIMER*

1 week ago

Hi usaDiabetic,

Thanks a lot for your kind words and advice.

We love Anointed Procession but in this deck there are just too few token producers (none of which is our commander) to make it worth our while. A more token-oriented Odric would have a blast with it though. This is also the reason why we'd rather not use Skullclamp. We're not generating enough tokens to just kill off a few in order to draw some cards. Also, three of our token generators cost mana to activate, which makes the whole process of using SC too inefficient (in our book).

Sword of Fire and Ice is great for the card-draw but it happens to be the one sword we do not own. We're not ready atm to invest 80 euros to get one. With all the lifelink in the deck, we think Well of Lost Dreams is worth including but we are going to sideboard it for now. We will probably make an occasional swap with something like Banishing Light or Oblivion Ring when we feel like a little less control wouldn't hurt, and see how it does.

Thanks again for your help!


Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

Titus7007 on How to break standard --- 3 easy steps!!!

1 week ago

I got the Remaining Elspeth Conquers Death put in here and this deck was really performing well. A lot of moving parts. A lot of choices to make. Elspeth Conquers death is a truly beautiful card in here. Flicker of Fate makes it a two-for and you don’t have to give the original permanent back like you would with Banishing Light.

I played a Dawn of Hope deck that was hitting on all cylinders and that featured a ton of removal. This deck overpowered it and I had the game in hand when I popped the third Dance of the Manse and milled myself to death with Setessan Champion. So I’ll have to remember not to do that.

But I’m gonna try to hammer out a number of games this week, and I’ll let you know any observations. For now I left the Starfield Mystic in here, because I wanted to give them a chance to play with Elspeth Conquers Death.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on $37 Mono G Enchantress

1 week ago

Nylea, Keen-Eyed seems rather underpowered in the deck. Arasta of the Endless Web is really more of a sideboard card, and has to fight for even that. Speaking of sideboards, this one isn't that well prepared for the meta.

I really feel you could add a second color (probably white) and increase the power-level of this deck by a ton. Flicker of Fate, Alseid of Life's Bounty, Banishing Light and Elspeth Conquers Death, all of these are great cards in white that support the archetype, and are all cheaper than Nylea, Keen-Eyed. Definitely worth even spending a few extra bucks to have all of in the deck.

gato91 on RW Prison

2 weeks ago

Hi, maybe you can try using Banishing Light for it's versatility, also consider using Sphere of Safety x2 it can slow down your opponents and exploit the enchantments quantity. Authotiy of the Consuls can be a nice option vs fast aggro decks or manage a heavy quantity of creatures (also it's cheap and have synergy with the sphere).

In my opinion Haktos the Unscarred it's kind of weak, you can change for a Gideon (Ally of Zendikar or of the trials), planeswalkers are more difficult to deal than creatures in the format.

Your deck is spicy and looks fun to play, the best way of improving it's playing it ;)

Hexaflexagon on The Guardians of Thune (Selesnya Version)

2 weeks ago

Hey Esbilon

Yea, I agree, I really like this type of back and forth to try and improve each other's decks. I think that's what makes TappedOut one of the best MTG sites there is.

I just love the fact that we Angel players finally got a Naya Angel Commander! Mayael the Anima is definitely better, but I feel that another commander makes it less mainstream and more fun.

Ok, you're probably right, I don't need that much card draw anyway, just some to keep me going.

I think I agree with you on Banishing Light. There are so many non-creature threats in Pioneer and the double White cost is sometimes hard to get when needed.

Regarding Heliod, I think we're in the clear for ordering him (hopefully), but I am still going to hold off before buying the remaining parts of this deck because 1) I just can't right now and 2) I want to wait until the meta settles down before I buy anything else, so I can get a sideboard up and running to fit the current meta.

I think that this deck is in the right place, and you've really helped me a lot. Thank you and I really appreciate it.


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