Force of Despair


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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Force of Despair


If it's not your turn, you may exile a black card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.

Destroy all creatures that entered the battlefield this turn.

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Force of Despair Discussion

jesmister on Force of Shoal [Modern U/B Pitch Control]

1 month ago

I have been really thinking about making a list like this, ever since I have seen Force of Despair I have thought it was insane. +1 from me, I'm not sure but I'm not a huge fan of Search for Azcanta  Flip maybe more card advantge since you 2 for 1 yourself quit a bit? I like having 3 or even 4 Jace, the Mind Sculptor As if they kill a couple you still have more!!

rakshasa86 on Golgari Elfball

2 months ago

gb hi and thanks for the feedback! i am trying to get a copy of Assassin's Trophy but still the price is really high :( as far as the forces, i've never thought of them so, thanks! i'll try to include them ( Toxic Deluge is really difficult to play i'll try Force of Despair instead). the first build i've made used a ramp package but the mana curve is so low that they were almost useless ;(((

Ashcashcash on First of the Stolen [[Rayami EDH]]

2 months ago

Black Market seems antisynergistic with Rayami's first ability. I don't think Force of Despair is good unless you have some hyper aggressive creature decks in your meta, like Elfball or other things like it.

Subtlety on Grixis Cruel Control

2 months ago

Thanks for your feedback MrGuizee666.

Force of Despair seems nice and fun card but Its very situational plus I have to exile a Black Card from my Hand.

This can be:

Fatal Push

Kolaghan's Command

Liliana's Triumph


Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God

Cruel Ultimatum



Collective Brutality

Countersquall and

Thoughtseize .

90% of these spells are Instants and have a Removal ability.

I can only imagine using it on an opponent´s EOT exiling a Damnation to save mana on my next turn.

I would be glad if you have many reasons to put it in the 75 cause i like no mana spells. :)

SynergyBuild on Control Zur

2 months ago

mmcgeach due to this list's usage of Solitary Confinement , City of Brass often just a better Mana Confluence .

I have also found that Winds of Abandon is a better sweeper in testing than Supreme Verdict .

I also tested abusing more black cards ( Slaughter Pact , Dismember , Yahenni's Expertise , etc.) to use Force of Despair , but it was a mediocre card even with that. I did learn that new Ashiok is pretty good against combo, and Mnemonic Betrayal is really bad against Gitrog, but isn't that bad of a card.

MrGuizee666 on Grixis Cruel Control

3 months ago

I love grixis! Btw, have you considered Force of Despair instead of Damnation ? It seems to me that Force of Despair is faster against 5c humans and other aggro/midrange decks

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