Mass Calcify

Mass Calcify

Sorcery

Destroy all nonwhite creatures.

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Legality

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

Mass Calcify occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.73%

Mass Calcify Discussion

Caerwyn on WotC Removes Images of Racist ...

3 weeks ago

Cleanse was not banned for simply stating "destroy all black creatures." It was banned because the verb, to cleanse, has been used throughout history to refer to racial cleansing.

But wait, you argue, Black creatures in Magic are traditionally foul spirits or demons, and "cleansing" has also been used historically when discussing purification of evil. In fact, the very artwork itself seems to show depictions of spirits and little demon things, kind of contradicting the whole racial point.

That is a good point, hypothetical me who I am speaking with. But context matters. As we all know, there exists a certain type of Magic player who likes to make racist comments--you know the type: those sad, lonely, pathetic individuals who give all the rest of us nerds a bad name (not to mention make nerddom depressingly intolerable to our minority brothers and sisters, be it a racial, sexual, or orientation minority).

Cleanse, has been cooped by that particular group as a symbol of hate. Let's look at TappedOut's decks containing Cleanse. There are 28 TappedOut Decks that run Cleanse that were created before this update. Five of these are databases of cards, not actual decks. Of the 23 remaining decks, 6 of them (26%) - use Cleanse specifically because they saw racist overtones in the card.

I think Wizards probably thought something along these lines:

The name Cleanse alone; probably fine. Destroying just black creatures; probably fine.

But, when you combine those two things together on the same card, AND it starts being used specifically for its being viewed as a hate-filled card? Maybe it's better to err on the side of the ban hammer.

That's also why the left cards like Mass Calcify unaffected--Mass Calcify only hit one of the problematic points; it was not a combination of both resulting in the unfortunate co-opting of the card by Magic's seedy underbelly. At that point, it was time for the card to go.


DemonDragonJ

You are simply wrong that the crusades are not affecting the world today, and language regarding the crusades has been resurgent in recent years. Currently, they are used as a tool of propaganda on both sides. Terrorist cells use them as a recruitment tool, citing them as examples of how the West has been interfering with their lands for centuries. Some Western warhawks often call for a "crusade" against terrorists/governments they view as enemies specifically to invoke the racist imagery of the crusades themselves.

It's not just the historical event that is problematic; it's how the word itself is being used in modern, aggressive parlance.
Even today, centuries later, those wounds

RiotRunner789 on WotC Removes Images of Racist ...

3 weeks ago

Cleanse was an overreach. It was banned for, as you said, referring to the destruction of black creatures. I do not believe any magic player is confusing the color pie with ethnicity.

Also, if cleanse is banned so should Virtue's Ruin, Mass Calcify, along with a ton of other cards that reference black, white, red, etc.

Jihad and Crusade have problematic names due to history but I do not believe they should have gotten the axe either.

Stone-Throwing Devils and Pradesh Gypsies have been used as slurs before. So while the art doesn't look bad it was banned for that reason.

Overall I think WOTC made the right choice except for Jihad, Crusade, and Cleanse. I also think they should have put the art behind a click screen instead of straight removal. Just removing the art partly feels like they are hiding some of their choices in the past.

The_Archenemy on Tokens. TOKENS

3 months ago

Martial Coup and Hour of Reckoning would be good board wipes. Seeing as all of your tokens except for thopters and saprolings are white, Mass Calcify could be good, too. You might wanna add some non-creature removal, like Return to Nature, too.

criscofieldsforever on Tiger- Angel human deck

4 months ago

My comments are constructive criticism not trying to tear you down. There are way too many lands here (38 is the max typically) and no true ramp. Mana rocks and mono white ramp spells such as Land Tax, Tithe (two expensive cards) or Gift of Estates. Mana Rocks like Sol Ring, Marble Diamond and Gilded Lotus will help. You definitely need Board Wipes with Avacyn it is one-sided, Wrath of God, Mass Calcify, Cleansing Nova and Rout to name a few, side note Descend upon the Sinful is mostly horrible in your deck cause it wipes your board even with Avacyn out. For you Humans and Angels a great card you are missing is Herald of War reducing the cost of both after it attacks. King saproling mentioned a few reducers as well. Heraldic Banner is a good rock/ pump spell.

TheMadRocketeer on jodah

7 months ago

I'm curious as to the reason for choosing of Mass Calcify , since only Narset would survive it.

Forkbeard on Lyra Dawnbringer: Seek & Destroy

7 months ago

Thanks for the card ideas Prospekt, lots to consider here!

  • Endless Horizons is a gamble card in that the guaranteed land drops that come with it are certainly sweet, but the risk of losing EH + the exiled lands to removal is scary. I guess if you don't get too greedy with it and just grab a conservative amount of land it could be acceptable, I'm just not certain what I'd remove to make room for it
  • Dawn of Hope has been suggested a few times now and I like it. It's on theme and likely a reliable draw engine, I should get it in here
  • Mass Calcify is a great 1-sided wipe in theory, but a dead draw against other white decks of course. The casting cost is brutal too, I'd sooner run Wrath of God
  • I will say that Light from Within is a tempting anthem to add seeing as most angels have a minimum of in their casting cost
  • Brave the Elements ! The surprise factor would be great and I like the defensive/offensive versatility, I'm tempted to find room for this
  • Evangel of Heliod is a no go. Expensive to cast, off theme and is really just devotion good stuff
  • Luminarch Ascension seems like a no-brainer inclusion, but my experience with it has been rough. It turns into a game of 'don't let Forkbeard build those quest counters' and I just become the target. It's slow, draws hate & is win-more which is a shame because it's thematically awesome

  • Cheers :D

    High_Priest_of_Avacyn on Odric's Army of the Round Table

    7 months ago

    peter20percent your brother is right, some targeted removal isn't the worst idea. Some of my favorites in mono-white are Path to Exile , Swords to Plowshares , Generous Gift , and Revoke Existence . Brave the Elements is also a fun little combat trick you could utilize. As far as cutting cards, I'd take out Coat of Arms , Knight Exemplar , Patron of the Valiant , Strongarm Monk , and possibly Touch of the Eternal . You don't have a centralized creature type enough to make Coat effective, plus is can be detrimental against other tribal decks. Same concept with the Exemplar, you're just not using enough Knights to make her worthwhile. Patron and Strongarm are just not the most effective to the strategy you're building. And Touch is a really risky card. When it works it's awesome, but I see it backfire more often than not. I'd also consider swapping out Mass Calcify for Day of Judgment or Cleansing Nova . Mass calcify is great, but it's a really high drop and you might be going up against decks that contain white creatures, nullifying your advantage. DoJ is cheaper and is great for if you're getting overwhelmed and need to clear the board, and Nova is great utility. Lastly, I'd consider swapping Angel of Invention for Akroma, Angel of Wrath , since you seem to be going for cards with word jumbles. Hopefully this helps!

    High_Priest_of_Avacyn

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