Ixalan's Binding


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

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Ixalan's Binding


When Ixalan's binding enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Ixalan's Binding leaves the battlefield. Your opponents can't cast spells with the same name as the exiled card.

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Ixalan's Binding Discussion

Natalbee on The Aristocrats are Back!

1 day ago

Eh, after thinking about it Thallid Soothsayer probably isn't worth the spot. Maybe if it cost 3 mana because there's other things you'd rather play on Turn 4, and it doesn't do much by itself.

And every time I've seen Costly Plunder it's been a good card. If anything, it's an uncounterable sacrifice effect to protect your Elenda, the Dusk Rose or Poison-Tip Archer from exile effects like Ixalan's Binding or Settle the Wreckage (or whatever).

I also don't see any removal besides Vicious Offering. If you can, Assassin's Trophy is a great card to have as it can deal with pretty much everything.

multimedia on Help With Competitve Sarkhan's Unsealing

1 day ago

Hey, I think you're right to stick with Clarion. If you've observed matchups in Standard you would see that Boros Aggro has a hard time dealing with Clarion. Vanguard and Bodyguard is the tech, but if aggro doesn't draw these creatures then Clarion will wreck. Even with these creatures Clarion will wreck just not everything aggro has. Playing a deck with Clarion currently is going to be a much better deck because of it. Giving Dinos lifelink can also be very good against aggro. Clarion is quite good with Ripjaw (drawing a card and lifelink).

If you like Dinos then my advice is continue to play Naya because of Temple Garden and Sacred Foundry. Include Llanowar, Migration, Commune, Brontodon, Ripjaw, Alpha, Tyrant, Ghalta, Clarion, Coil and Unsealing. Unsealing can be a win condition, but I wouldn't build around it because like you already said it's too slow. In my opinion Unsealing seems like a better card for control matchups then aggro matchups. It's ability to do damage when you cast a Dino gets through counterspells which are hard for Dinos to deal with and the damage can hit Teferi. Control matchups are slower matchups than aggro this gives you more time to set-up.

Ghalta in my opinion is a key card with both Dinos and Unsealing because of it's 12 power stats and cost reduction ability. Dinos can safely play three colors because of Temple Garden, Migration and Commune, even Drover can help, but I think Llanowar is the better mana dork because potential turn two Brontodon is very good against aggro and History of Benalia. Migration in my opinion is also a better card with Dinos than Drover, it's more reliable ramp especially when playing Clarion.

White doesn't only give you Clarion, but also sideboard Tocatli Honor Guard, Remorseful Cleric and Ixalan's Binding. Clarion for aggro, Guard for Golgari, Cleric for Izzet and Binding for Teferi.

KaladeshKat on Orzhov Life

2 days ago

Vraska's Contempt is perfect fit here. Lifegain plus clean removal versus stuff like Arclight Phoenix and Rekindling Phoenix.

White also has good removal. Ixalan's Binding, Hieromancer's Cage, and Conclave Tribunal are all 4-mana exiles. Conclave Tribunal would be really nice here with all of the little cat tokens you will make.

DeviousPenguin666 on Esper Control (Top 8 at a PPTQ!)

5 days ago

mprendes12 so the main reason is that I don't want to spend $100 on the other two copies, but only having two has literally never been an issue. Generally I will cast the first one whenever it is convenient, and if it is removed I won't cast the second until I am 100% stable with multiple counterspells to protect him. And if my opponent has a card like Ixalan's Binding or Sorcerous Spyglass, that makes another two cards in my deck completely dead. I have only played 14 matches with this deck at tournaments so far and have not yet played against traditional Golgari, but I did play against a Golgari Elves deck with many of the same cards that I managed to beat.

Booch138 on Snap! Crackle! Opt! (Standard Jeskai Control)

1 week ago

Okay I added 1 Dive Down to main deck (sac’ced a Syncopate to keep slot consistency) and took 2 Shalai and an Ixalan's Binding for one more Niv and 2 more Dive Down. I like this a lot so far actually.

xhuggels on Sarkhan's Dragon Den

1 week ago

The big problem is those planeswalkers. If you can just deal with them pre-emptively, then as long as you have Tocatli Honor Guard on the field they cant smooth out their draws, gain life, go wide, bring stuff back from the graveyard and chupacabra wont kill anything. The problem is there are quite a lot of planeswalkers. Duress and Ixalan's Binding are great pre-emptive ways to deal with them. I like orzhov builds a lot because they have answers to almost everything.

xhuggels on Bant defends standard.

2 weeks ago

And you are right Conclave Tribunal and even Ixalan's Binding is better than Seal Away. You dont get attacked a lot cause a 0/4 turn 2 play stops most early things, so seal away is almost unplayable in this deck.

LordVonChimp on The hurting rats (Budget)

2 weeks ago

Fun deck, might want some counter/enchantment removal in there though, a single Ixalan's Binding will ruin the fun.

Could throw some Burglar Rat cards in there too to mix it up a little, keeping the synergy and denying the opponent a few cards

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