Cleansing Nova


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare

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Cleansing Nova


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  • Destroy all creatures.
  • Destroy all artifacts and enchantments.

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Cleansing Nova Discussion

SP3CTR3_chelts on Naya Tokens

20 hours ago


This (or something very similar deck to this) would be the naya deck I would run if I was going to (but ended up sticking with G-W). Although, I would try to find some space for a board pump effect even if it was Flower / Flourish or Shalai, Voice of Plenty. Side board wise I would recommended:

3xKnight of Autumn (vs burn and decks using nice enchantments: history of benalia, thousand year storm, divine visitation ect.)

2 Cleansing Nova not really for creature removal but it is one of the few ways in standard to destroy the growing in popularity Lich's Mastery decks. Two copies of this in a deck means they need to be running blue to win!! (and if they are running blue you just have to wait for them to tappout) (vs lich's mastery) if you don't have any of these where you play/don't struggle against them then obviously do not bother!

2 Shalai, Voice of Plenty she is a brilliant card for a deck like this protection pumping and flying in 1. (vs burn and control decks)

2 Settle the Wreckage (vs. mid range or aggro deck)

4 Tocatli Honor Guard the best way to combat the top of the meta golgari explore/etb deck [note it does stop Goblin Instigators ability so that is what i would swap them in for] (vs. golgari/abzan explore)

2 Banefire is brilliant against a long drawn out control match up where you have lots of lands as all your threats have been answered. only ever play to kill! (vs.control [note. not counter burn it will be too slow]) if you don't have any of these where you play/don't struggle against them then obviously do not bother!

2 Remorseful Cleric (vs. GY decks including the golgari explore deck)

Sorry I started of suggesting a couple of cards and ended up building a sideboard for you :S Sorry if I overstepped the amount of advice you were wanting. I know there are 17 cards in the SB I suggested but cutting a couple based on your local meta is the best advice I can give, as in if everyone is playing a dooom enchantment in their deck play 4 knights if no one is playing gy recursion strip the clerics.

I hope I helped and I really do like the deck!

Thanks for reading,


YayoBruno on The Real Lord of Innistrad copy

1 day ago

I'm not very sure what type of deck are you trying to build, first it's look like a combo deck and you included some very nice pieces, then I see control but after checking the rest of the creatures it's look like your are trying to make an aggro deck. My first recommendation would be that one, decide what type of deck are you building. When I see your mana curve, I think I look at an aggro deck, is a good curve for that. I recommend you Fervor to give your creatures haste, Furnace of Rath or another enchantment to deal double damage. Massive removals like Cleansing Nova, Ritual of Soot would fit perfectly with Bloodcrazed Paladin to create a big creature or to deal massive damage with Blood Artist. Champion of Dusk can give a huge amount of cards in mid game to continue the aggro. Anyways, that seems to be a good base for a deck. Well done.

Malikin on Jeskai Control (Mono-Red Hate)

3 days ago

imsocool1234: I have tested the Detection Tower against mono-green, and it didn't really perform as well as I would have liked it to. I think the Cleansing Nova would be better here, and I'm thinking of adding it to the sideboard. I'm hoping that Star of Extinction and Settle the Wreckage can get the job done, but if not I'll consider adding 1x Cleansing Nova in as well.

imsocool1234 on Jeskai Control (Mono-Red Hate)

3 days ago

One Detection Tower makes Seal Away a lot more effective in dealing with Carnage Tyrant . Or a Cleansing Nova .

Legendary_penguin_of_death on Should Teferi be banned

6 days ago

I actually respect where you are coming from, but I disagree with a lot of your points. I tried UW control for a while and it just wasn’t good enough against aggro. I think that if control became a significantly higher percentage of the meta game UW would become playable but for now it doesn’t quite have the ability to stabilize against the ultra fast aggro deck that you can see cleaned up pretty well at the pro tour today. UW would be most likely favored in game one against jeskai, but post board niv mizzet is really really annoying to deal with.

So as of right now jeskai for clarion or esper for Ritual of Soot is definitely the way to go to have game against aggro. Just Cleansing Nova is too slow against the white/red White Aggro that can win on turn 4. Settle isn’t as viable as it used to be because so many decks are running X spells. Ie March of the Multitudes and from the side Banefire

NensouHiebara on Equipments Matter

1 week ago

Leonin Abunas is the gold standard of artifact protection. It's much better than Indomitable Archangel: hexproof instead of shroud, and doesn't require metalcraft.

Batterskull is the most powerful living weapon.

Blackblade Reforged offers a P/T boost that scales with the game and can enable Balan to one-shot.

Hammer of Nazahn provides indestructible and auto-equipping.

Inquisitor's Flail stacks with Balan's double strike.

Sword of Fire and Ice is the best Mirran Sword and is worth acquiring a copy. P/T boost, hard card draw, damage, and protections can't be beat.

Sword of the Animist is a tutorable land ramp engine.

Expedition Map tutors for one of your utility lands.

Austere Command and Cleansing Nova are excellent options for sweepers. Using artifact sweepers in an Equipment deck may seem counterproductive, but it's necessary to keep your opponents' own artifact shenanigans in check. Spot removal can only do so much against multiple players.

Remember the Fallen is a great recursion spell.

Buried Ruin is artifact recursion that only takes up a land slot.

Kor Haven is an effective threat deterrent.

Mikokoro, Center of the Sea is a cheap card draw engine.

Argy on Selesnya Standard Midrange

1 week ago

This deck works really well for the most part.

I happen to think that Plummet is better in the Sideboard than Kraul Harpooner.

The Harpooner can be a bit situational. If you need to get rid of an early or midrange Flier sometimes you don't have enough Creatures in the Graveyard for it to work.

Plummet is a lot more certain.

Crushing Canopy costs one more, for some added flexibility. I've seen enough decks run History of Benalia and The Eldest Reborn to see its value.

If an Opponent has enough removal it can cause problems for this deck. You could get around that by adding a couple of Make a Stand and/or Sheltering Light to your Sideboard, to supplement Assure / Assemble.

Those slight changes are the only ones I would suggest, unless you are playing a lot of Token decks. For those you'd want two more copies of Settle the Wreckage or Cleansing Nova in your Sideboard.

Hope that helps.

Argy on Release the Traxos!

1 week ago

Happy to help.

I had a blast with Traxos in my Jhoira's Crew deck ... until Cleansing Nova was released and spoiled all my fun.

It's a great card in the right hands.

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