By Force


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander 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

fizz21 on Minotaur / Discard

13 hours ago

Thanks a lot for your help

I will for sure Sideboard Minotaur Sureshot and By Force.But I feel like without Merciless Javelineer there is not enough reason to play any Minotaurs, except for Bloodrage Brawler..

willwrdn on Revenge is a Dish Best Servo'd Cold

1 day ago

I'm only now starting to think about it. I've been busy with exams the past couple of weeks, so I didn't really get much chance to start evaluating cards. There are a couple new toys available with AKH that I might want to test out, but little is definitive, other than replacing Release the Gremlins with By Force. Keep in mind these are all just first impressions; I've done little evaluation of these cards.

Bontu the Glorified looks like he might have use if I tweak some of the cards in the deck like maybe running a couple of Bone Splinters or Hidden Stockpiles, but he's probably better suited to a sacrifice-themed version of this deck that. I might actually want to try that out to be honest. Oketra the True is probably worth checking out, as is Gideon of the Trials. Dispossess has a much more narrow range of targets than Lost Legacy, but might be a potential replacement for it while Mardu is still the top deck. Going to playtest Anointed Procession, but 4 mana seems like it would be prohibitively expensive. Everyone seems to be raving about Cast Out, so I'll have to check it out as well. Dusk//Dawn seems very good, Never//Return seems like one of the few decent planeswalker removal options, so that may see use, and Cut//Ribbons looks like it'll be worth playtesting too. Honored Crop-Captain seems like it would be powerful in a go-wide deck, so I'll check it out, probably as a replacement to Syndicate Trafficker

Zaueski on Grixis Cycling

1 day ago

I've still been seeing a decent amount of Mardu Vehicles on XMage... but even if they do drop off By Force is still a decent answer to Torrential Gearhulk and Dynavolt Tower... I'll look into what the best move forward will be and keep that in mind though. Thanks :)

Citric.Spirit.gif on You and what cards?

1 day ago

ForestMoose You are correct. The cards you mention, however, will all become Standard-legal in less than twelve hours. I've checked all of the cards you mention to make sure.

Also, yes; it will fall a touch flat against go-wide creature based aggro, especially if I don't draw any of the Harsh Scrutinys early on, but I'm willing to take that risk. This decklist has basically no counters at all to Mardu Vehicles, so I have to rely on the meta to keep me from facing MV too often. I expect By Force being Standard-legal alone to help keep that specific deck from being too huge.

Thanks for your advice!

clayperce on Amonkhet Minotaurs

1 day ago

I started playtesting (the earlier version of) the deck on MTGO. I don't have many reps in yet, and the meta is still extremely fluid, so it may be a while before I have any meaningful data. One thing worth mentioning though: I've started running 3x By Force in Sideboard.

divinagon on I Just Drew 20 Cards (Jund Midrange 2.0)

2 days ago

WhisperingBlade, Manglehorn would probably be a nice fetch when I'm in a pinch, but I occasionally see Metalwork Colossus decks at my LGS, so By Force is definitely better. However, Grim Flayer isn't a bad idea at all. Much like my pre-Amonkhet build and Herald of Anguish, I had never considered it before. My main concern is the cost. I was really lucky in being able to pull and trade for just about everything in the deck, and I'm only aware of one Grim Flayer that I might be able to snag. That, and I have no idea what I would drop. If you have any ideas for what, I'd certainly be open to advice.

WhisperingBlade on I Just Drew 20 Cards (Jund Midrange 2.0)

2 days ago

This is a very cool deck, well done! It looks very well refined.

Have you considered adding a 1 of Manglehorn in the sideboard over a copy of By Force? The real upside to having a 1 of Manglehorn is that it is tutorable off of Traverse the Ulvenwald. I'm a little surprised that Grim Flayer isn't in this build, why is that? Pitching lands off the top of your deck seems like it would be helpful with The Gitrog Monster (although I can understand if you can't find the space in your deck).

Anyway, good luck with the brew!

frogkill45 on BluBur

2 days ago

only changes id make

If your current list is whats posted Enigma Drake should be 4 and Spellheart should be 3 since trample is less important than surviving a bolt.

id add By Force to your sideboard incase you play affinity, its a new card from amonkhet

and i really recommend Kiln Fiend over Monastery Swiftspear

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