By Force


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Amonkhet Uncommon

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By Force


Destroy X target artifacts.

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By Force Discussion

IlGuale on Trash for Treasure Deck

4 hours ago

Thanks for your answers. Yeah, my bad, i forget every time about Protection rules. Going back to the main topic, as a removal i personally prefer Lightning Axe for its efficiency and Path to Exile is always worth considering when playing white. In the sideboard i was considering Shattering Spree or By Force (which may be better since it doesn't require only Red Mana) against affinity, with some additional boardwipe. A card that really catched my eyes is Fragmentize. It costs a single white mana and destroys everything, from Rest in Peace to Relic of Progenitus and almost any artifact or enchantment played in modern. I strongly suggest it.

UpsetYoMama on Thraximundar and his Army of Undead

4 days ago

Recurring Nightmare is on the official banlist, by the way.

In EDH, you want to try to get as much value as you can from each spell. Or in a couple of cases, there is a better card out there than what you are using. As such, I would replace these with the following:

  1. Stoic Rebuttal >> Counterspell
  2. Smelt >> Vandalblast, Shattering Spree, or By Force
  3. Murder >> Hero's Downfall
  4. Cannibalize >> Malicious Affliction

I have a monoblack zombie deck and a couple of cards that are always amazing in there are Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Fleshbag Marauder, Cemetery Reaper, Undead Warchief, and Lord of the Undead.

You may want to consider adding more ramp to the deck, as right now you have a lot of high cost spells. The first step I would do is to add the different signets for your colors (i.e. Rakdos Signet). Other mana rocks that you might consider include Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, and Chromatic Lantern.

I hope some of that helped.

clayperce on R/G Flinging Pummeler

5 days ago

LOVE that Pummeler!

A couple quick thoughts:

Finally, you might want to drop by the All Things Pummeler thread sometime. I'd love to add your voice to the conversation there!

Draw well!

Cicjose on Graveyard/Life build

5 days ago

i would try and fit By Force into your deck there are far too many options to take out your graveyard in EDH like:

Relic of Progenitus

Tormod's Crypt

Nihil Spellbomb

Watchers of the Dead

Scrabbling Claws

Masterful on Infinite Swarm | Competitive Locust God

6 days ago

Aethos By Force is more flexible by being castable earlier while Vandalblast is more expensive and sweeps more artifacts. It's just preference and meta. Fabricate is good and now in the deck. Tyrant seems like an expensive combo with mana rocks and a janky combo with Palinchron.

Aethos on Infinite Swarm | Competitive Locust God

6 days ago

Deck looks nice!

Why By Force over Vandalblast? Fabricate might be worth to consider. I'd probably play with Tidespout Tyrant as well.

Argy on Control freak

1 week ago

Pure Control decks, which is what this is, tend to run 26 lands so that they don't miss early lands drops, and are unable to play early spells like Censor.

It's a shame that you don't want to use any Torrential Gearhulk as it's perfect tech in this kind of deck. You don't need a playset - I only have two in Destroy the Gatewatch.

I would add another Island and a second Pull from Tomorrow and remove both the Hieroglyphic Illumination.

Control needs to have a Sideboard. so you can hone your deck to deal with whatever your Opponent has.

I would do something like this:

4x Disallow - extra counters for if you are playing against Control, or need extra Counters against specific spells

2x Essence Scatter - for Creature-heavy decks

4x By Force
- to take care of pesky Artifacts

2x Magma Spray - more ways to get rid of Scrapheap Scrounger, Dread Wanderer, or Relentless Dead permanently

2x Negate - extra spells for Planeswalker-heavy decks, or in a Control matchup

1x Sweltering Suns - more ways to board wipe

That should give you the right spells to move in and out of your deck, depending on what your Opponent is playing.

Unfortunately Control does mostly try to win with Torrential Gearhulk and Wandering Fumarole. I hope this works with only one of those cards. Keep me updated.

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