Planar Cleansing


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Rare
Magic 2014 (M14)
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare

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Planar Cleansing


Destroy all nonland permanents.

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Planar Cleansing Discussion

Optimator on Dig Up Her Bones

2 weeks ago

Yeah, your list looks great. Seems a little light on interaction but that might be inevitable considering how many dinos you need to run and the ramp spells to support them. Rite of Passage is some sick Enrage tech!! Crush Contraband is a great new card. Glad you included Runic Armasaur --seems awesome. I count twelve ramp and discount cards and that's probably where you want to be! It's a lot but dinos.

I know your slots are tight but here are some cards worth putting in the memory banks/maybeboard.

Duelist's Heritage is half-price since the reprint. Might be worth considering. Double triggers and no equip cost, after all. Small upside of being usable in political ways.

I know it's not cheap but Smothering Tithe is great in this deck. Land Tax obviously too.

True Conviction would be castable for you if you're looking to upgrade later. The lifelink might be great since your strategy is a bit slow to start.

You might want to consider putting Swords to Plowshares and/or another instant-speed removal card for when Polyraptor and Marauding Raptor start to combo because without stopping the chain the game ends in a draw. Being 1 CMC is very attractive since you've likely cast a spell once the chain starts.

Nahiri's Machinations might be a good budget way to use your commander liberally. Also worth noting would be Prowler's Helm and Trailblazer's Boots . Key to the City and Manifold Key too.

Kinjalli's Sunwing seems worthy of consideration. I now you're going for Enrage-tribal but the effect shouldn't be underestimated. Worth putting in the maybeboard IMO.

Colossal Majesty is a good one for this deck (most likely). Don't forget Harmonize

Where it me I'd include one more silver-bullet board wipe, like Planar Cleansing , Cleansing Nova , Austere Command , or Hour of Revelation . If you're worried about your enchantments you could do Hallowed Burial or Descend upon the Sinful .

Since you're running so few artifacts it might be fun to include some hosers like Stony Silence , Creeping Corrosion and Shatterstorm (my favs), or Fracturing Gust . Pulverize is on-flavor! By Force and Vandalblast are good too. There are tons of other great interaction cards but with so few slots and with all your ramp you may as well go for the big ones. Purify is good but you may want to keep your enchantments around. Seeds of Innocence is a funny one. Collector Ouphe is good but it's not a dino and it'll probably get killed by your Enrage stuff. Rampage of the Clans is a fun new one. Slight flavor fail though.

Wear / Tear , Ancient Grudge , Destructive Revelry , Hull Breach , Nature's Claim , Unravel the Aether , Deglamer , Dust to Dust , Return to Dust , and Ray of Distortion are solid in case you need something

hejtmane on Core 2020 spoiler thread

3 weeks ago

Things I like about core 2020 is the reprint of leyline cards and a few others like Steel Overseer . Then whats not to like a reprint of Planar Cleansing because sometimes nuking the entire battle field is just so satisfying (This will make arena even more fun); Then some interesting cards examples Flood of Tears and Thought Distortion

cdkime on Question about “when a creature ...

1 month ago

Teysa Karlov provides additional copies of any abilities that trigger on death, or any "leaves the battlefield" abilities, if that creature leaves by dying. She does not provide additional copies of triggers for ancillary effects that occur related to a creature dying.

When creatures die simultaneously or enter the battlefield simultaneously, they all see one another dying/leaving.

Gatherer Ruling: If a creature dying at the same time as Teysa (including Teysa itself dying) causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time.

Let's break down what happens:

  1. Planar Cleansing Resolves. All permanents are destroyed; destroying a creature is a type of "dying."

  2. Destroyed is a type of death, so any death triggers occur. Teysa Karlov causes each of their abilities to trigger an additional time (see citation above). You control all these death triggers, so can order the stack in any way you want.

  3. Grim Haruspex will trigger for Teysa Karlov and Ogre Slumlord 's death. This results in four "draw a card" abilities being placed on the stack.

  4. Ogre Slumlord will trigger for Teysa Karlov and Grim Haruspex . This results in four "create 1/1 rat" triggers being generated.

  5. Anointed Procession is already in the graveyard when Ogre Slumlord 's ability resolves. As such, it will not see the Rats entering the battlefield, so will not be implicated.

Let's change the hypothetical some, and use Wrath of God instead of Planar Cleansing .

  1. Do steps 1-4 above.

  2. This time, Anointed Procession is on the battlefield when the rats enter. However, Anointed Procession is an enter the battlefield trigger field. While it is true the death triggers set the chain in motion resulting in the ETB ability being implicated, that does not make Anointed Procession 's ability an on-death trigger. As such it would not have an additional trigger (also, Teysa Karlov is dead at the time the ETB occurs).

Redcat7264 on Question about “when a creature ...

1 month ago

So let’s say my board has Teysa Karlov , Grim Haruspex , Anointed Procession , and Ogre Slumlord . My opponents plays Planar Cleansing , and I want to know what would trigger. So would all the creatures’ deaths trigger Haruspex and the Ogre, get doubled by Teysa, and then the tokens get doubled by the Anointed possession, or what?

CRKFIEND on Creamy Cheese

2 months ago

I've run a Queen Marchesa deck since it's realease, and it has a couple stand out cards that I think you'd appreciate. First of all, since monarch is not a permanent, one of the greatest value engines you can do is to play Marchesa then run a complete wrath package with Planar Cleansing then take advantage of the monarch while everybody rebuilds. Kaya, Ghost Assassin is pretty cheeky in the deck as you can wrath and save your commander, or Kaya. Gift of Immortality can be paired with a wrath, or a sacrifice outlet in order to get queenie back, and to ensure you keep monarch. Also Solitary Confinement can be a pretty big lockdown with this deck, it's not exactly cheap, but it is crazy good. Something like Debtors' Knell is great for rebuilding afterwards, too!

Twotwo4two on First-Time Deck Builder, Looking For ...

3 months ago

Good board wipes are on a budget are Planar Cleansing and Fumigate . It looks like you want to have a sacrifice theme but I only saw 1 sac outlet. Maybe look into Viscera Seer and Ashnod's Altar . If you are interested check out the Command Zone podcast. They have some great casts on deckbuilding. Also, Tolarian Community College on YouTube is a great source of deckbuilding info. Have fun.

VarietyBlack on 7 Days To the Wolves

3 months ago

I think Witchstalker as an on-tribe hexproof beater is enough to stick around, and it's got great utility when Solemnity isn't on the board. Shalai as well. You've got to consider Solemnity as only 1/100th of the deck, unless you're planning to go all in on the strategy with tutors.

As for Helix Pinnacle - I've never been a fan, personally. It's a mana sink, sure, but I think there are more productive ways to spend a turn. If it was more like Simic Ascendancy I'd be more supportive.

Looking at your list, I would cut Helix Pinnacle and maybe a field wipe spell like Planar Cleansing or Cleansing Nova . If the combo comes up, it's a replacement field wipe anyway.

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