Banishing Light


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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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.)

Banishing Light Discussion

bryanedds on Feather and Flame

3 weeks ago

Would love to get Banishing Light and Oblivion Ring into the main deck.

Nillstan on Ajani Permanents Only

1 month ago

It feels like you want some number of Banishing Light effects. Especially with all the ElderGod decks running around. Perhaps even a Nevermore / Gideon's Intervention . Wont make any friends with that one, but it's much better than having nothing.

Martyrtle on Special Lil Guy's "Fun With Fblthp" Deck

1 month ago

Nice changes, though I would suggest just removing all 4 Banishing Light from the deck and replacing them with the Negate . I would also suggest adding 4 Rescue and removing 2 of each Imprisoned in the Moon and Prison Realm . While they are good cheap removal, one ramps and would mainly be used to instead get rid of your opponents dual lands so they lose their colour fixing, and the second is only good because of the scry. However you will be keeping 4 Oblivion Ring which can be abused with Rescue. Because the exile and return are in two separate texts, when it ETBs you can stack the exile of a permanent first, then bounce it to hand with Rescue and add the return trigger to the stack, the return happens first and fails and then the target gets exiled permanently, plus you now have your removal back in hand. Plus Rescue can also be used to save your permanents or spin Fblthp to deck to be saved from a non-targeting affect.

Daveslab2022 on B/W Gideon, Brisela

1 month ago

Replace Gideons Reproach with some removal that says “Destroy” or “Exile,” Cast Down Hero's Downfall Mortify also replace Ironwrights Cleansing for something like Oblivion Ring or Banishing Light to get planeswalkers or creatures if you need too.

Kogarashi on Banishing Light effects and Triggered ...

2 months ago

Since Banishing Light 's ability functions the same way as Deputy of Detention 's, we'll reference its rulings:

  • The exiled card returns to the battlefield immediately after Banishing Light leaves the battlefield. Nothing happens between the two events, including state-based actions. Banishing Light and the returned card aren’t on the battlefield at the same time. (2014-04-26)

  • In a multiplayer game, if Banishing Light’s owner leaves the game, the exiled card will return to the battlefield. Because the one-shot effect that returns the card isn’t an ability that goes on the stack, it won’t cease to exist along with the leaving player’s spells and abilities on the stack. (2014-04-26)

Because the "until" one-shot effect doesn't use the stack and happens immediately, Mentor of the Meek will return to the battlefield before the Amass portion of Callous Dismissal occurs, so the Army token will trigger Mentor of the Meek .

Boomish_Tendency on Harvest of Indestruction

3 months ago

DerektheRed My main concern with getting rid of Wood Elves or Wall of Omens is I'm worried my early stage ramp is a little weak so I'm loathed to get rid of my 2 and 3 cost draw and Mana fixing options. Do you have an opinion on a more expensive card to ditch?

As far as spot removal while I don't have a lot of direct destroy effects other than Acidic Slime I sort of went overboard on exile removal Oblivion Ring Banishing Light Grasp of Fate Admonition Angel

Tho if I ditch another higher cost card Reclamation Sage might be a good idea.

And if I get rid of any more enchantments for sorceries Mesa Enchantress could probably go.

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Banishing Light occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

White: 0.26%