Brutal Expulsion


Format Legality
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare

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Brutal Expulsion


Devoid (This card has no color.)

Choose one or both —

  • Return target spell or creature to its owner's hand.
  • Brutal Expulsion deals 2 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If that permanent would be put into a graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Brutal Expulsion Discussion

hothmagoth on Ads

1 year ago

yeaGO thank you for your haste and vigilance. You're legendary and deserve all the +1/+1's we have to offer! I really do hope we have committed Goryo's Vengeance on these ads depicting Brutal Expulsions unfit for work! Surely the Wrath of God has been our Otherworldly Journey away from risking our necks while on the job!

But in all seriousness, I appreciate how quickly you've responded! Cheers!

Drakender on

1 year ago

If you keep with a low cost list, you'll need some value, you could try, Dynavolt Tower or Thing in the Ice  Flip, but I don't agree about removing all the Pull from Tomorrow or Chandra, Torch of Defiance...

Since you play at instant speed, you might consider playing Brutal Expulsion, Lightning Axe, Hungry Flames, and Fall of the Titans. Also, if your meta is really aggro-based, try playing more Censor main and put Negate to the sideboard...

For your sideboard, I'm not sure about Bedlam Reveler, you could put it main instead, cause side, you'll rarely put it in, same thing for As Foretold... Fiery Temper is great, when you discard it... Your odds are not for it now...

For the other options, Fevered Visions is made for control matchups and as my frieds say "put four or put not". Torrential Gearhulk or Goblin Dark-Dwellers can cast you a surprise Expedite not to neglect...

STMS on Baral Says 'No'

1 year ago

Unsubstantiate and Brutal Expulsion seem really good with Fevered Visions, especially with your low number of ways to deal with resolved creatures. I would definetly cut coppter for Torrential Gearhulk and how can you build a spells deck without Dig Through Time

You do not have enough lands

Hope this helps

Catalog9000 on Can I target Brutal Expulsion ...

1 year ago

Brutal Expulsion says I can choose both, and one of the options are "Return target spell or creature to its owner's hand." So can I target it and return the spell to my hand, allowing me to essentially gain infinite uses out of a finite number of cards?

JerryW72 on Disappearing Torrential Gearhulk

1 year ago

Going to my first FNM Standard tournament tomorrow! Any advice or just plain wishing luck would be much appreciated! :P Any advice would be appreciated, but I could definitely use some help in stocking the sideboard!

@Ryjo Thanks! You're right Brutal Expulsion is mana intensive, but it could be really helpful. I've got to get my hands on an Authority of the Consuls too!

Ryjo on Disappearing Torrential Gearhulk

1 year ago

If you're worried about the Saheeli Rai + Felidar Guardian combo, Shock should be your go-to. You might also consider Brutal Expulsion, though it is pretty mana intensive. You can bounce a creature and get rid of Saheeli Rai at the same time. It's also useful against Mardu Vehicles since it can exile Scrapheap Scrounger and bounce a crewed vehicle.

SorinSkies on Sowing the Seeds of the Future

1 year ago

I think there might be room in your sideboard for Unsubstantiate which combos extremely well8 with Fevered Visions and sets control decks back harshly.

Brutal Expulsion is basically Unsubstantiate+Shock (with no player target) for 1 extra mana!

Deck is certainly brutal enough already! +1

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