By Force

By Force

Sorcery

Destroy X target artifacts.

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Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Frontier Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

By Force occurrence in decks from the last year

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By Force Discussion

j0k3rzinhu on What are the most abusive …

1 month ago

i dont know about abusive, but my picks for most rage-inducing cards are:

1- Counterbalance

2- By Force

3- Flash oh wait, he dead

NorinTheWise on Norin Naughty Nonsense

2 months ago

Yet again, love the deck. I am always happy to see well built Norin decks. Thoughts and suggestions:

  1. Cloudstone Curio: although this card can be broken in many ways I actually run it for its card advantage, not to break it. Being able to bounce Dualcaster Mage back to your hand whenever Norin ETBs is incredible. If you had the mana you could cast Dualcaster during each other players turn. Returning cards like Imperial Recruiter or Dockside Extortionist feels like crazy card advantage. I understand that more cards aren't being drawn but in an ETB focused deck it keeps your hand full of answers and powerful effects.

  2. Remove Manic Vandal: I honestly don't understand why I keep seeing Manic Vandal, Ingot Chewer, and the like in red decks. I understand that they fit the ETB theme that many go for but I find them to be value suckers. Lets say for Manic Vandal you cast him for 3 and same turn copy him with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. Thats 3 cmc and a Kiki-Jiki trigger, that could have gone to a much more powerful ETB effect, resulting in two artifacts being destroyed. A Shattering Spree could do the same with 2 cmc. A By Force with 3 cmc. Granted you have the possibility of recurring Manic Vandal but it still seems like the resources that go into it could be used better elsewhere when red has so many artifact wrath style cards.

  3. I have to say I am with Mitch on this one: Wayfarer's Bauble! It may be a personal preference but I think that the actual ramp of the Bauble outweighs the land fetch of Expedition Map and the sort.

  4. Gilded Lotus slows down the tempo of your deck. 5 cmc for ramp is a little much when it isn't a doubling effect. I would recommend Everflowing Chalice. It is far more versatile and fits on the curve whenever you want it to.

  5. You said you play in a meta with a lot of pesky lands. I would recommend giving Thespian's Stage a go. It can be a fun card to play around with. Stealing the effects from a Gaea's Cradle or Maze of Ith can be a blast.

Ashen0ne on All That Remain

2 months ago

Here’s some decent pieces to both help with the war theme and make life difficult for your enemies.

Fumiko the Lowblood because samurai

Warmonger Hellkite makes creatures attack and can be pumped

Incite RebellionandDisrupt Decorum both have that sort of subterfuge, disrupt enemy lines feel to me.

Grand Melee because open war

Goblin Diplomats because diplomacy is needed in every war

Prowler's Helm like a spy slipping through their defenses.

Outpost Siege card advantage and siege is referenced.

Blackblade Reforged and Strata Scythe can both make varchild big after a bit of development. More survivors

Grenzo, Havoc Razor

Paragon of Fierce Defiance

Godo, Bandit Warlord and while you’re at it you could add Helm of the Host as an easy win

Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

Bloodsworn Steward

Archetype of Aggression

Dockside Extortionist because there is always people like that in war

Neheb, the Eternal is likely worth a spot.

Oni of Wild Places may not necessarily fit the theme but repeatedly bouncing varchild has its advantages

Signal Pest

Iron Myr for mana

Legion Warboss

Angrath's Marauders

Downhill Charge seems pretty good.

Fatal Frenzy and Mercadia's Downfall feel decent too.

Seize the Day is very war themed to me.

By Force implies hostilities

Burn at the Stake might be a big kill card after you’ve taken a bunch of survivors. 3 times the amount you tap gets huge quick.

World at War

Mizzium Mortars

Crawlspace so you can bottleneck their armies like Sparta did against the Persians lol.

Voyager Staff to remove varchild maybe?

That’s what stood out most to me with a quick glance through EDHRec. I’ll keep brainstorming for ya though!

itsdarsh on Sean's Kaalia Stax

2 months ago

Hi! Nice deck! Have you considered using By Force instead of Abrade?

the7thDOF on Purphoros, the Sneaker

2 months ago

What about replacing Bearer of the Heavens by Temur Battle Rage? That inconditional permanent destruction can really mess up a game. I suggest Magus of the Wheel for when your hand is the only one empty, intead of Ox of Agonas, and Vandalblast instead of By Force. I'm sure you are looking forward to put Etali, Primal Storm from C20. Blasphemous Act could clear the board so you can swing with your hasty creatures same turn ;)

Reznorboy on Aristocrats all the way.

3 months ago

Oh yeah. Because you're playing both White and Green and Red and not playing many artifacts or many enchantments, I think you'd be better off playing mass artifact and enchantment hate than playing many artifacts or enchantments yourself (As well as Land Destruction, because it's an option and goes hand in hand with Artifact hate). Good examples are Broken Bond, Dust to Dust, (keep Artifact Mutation), Deconstruct, Gleeful Sabotage, Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, Tel-Jilad Justice, Tribute to the Wild, Ancient Grudge, By Force, Decimate, Fiery Confluence, Fissure Vent, Shattering Spree, Vandalize, Devastating Dreams, Incendiary Command, Rubble Reading, Scorched Earth, Volcanic Awakening, Volcanic Offering, Yawning Fissure. You don't have to play all of those cards, but because you're playing Tymna the Weaver, everyone will want to kill you as quickly as possible regardless, so using these cards will not damage your reputation much anyway.

MFBOOM on Ilharg, The Cheaty Pig

3 months ago

Love the list, was upgrading my Bacon boy and was wondering would By Force be better than Shattering Spree ?

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