Sandblast

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common
Fate Reforged (FRF) Common

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Sandblast

Instant

Sandblast deals 5 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.

Sandblast Discussion

Kjartan on Red/White deck

6 months ago

You could probably drop 2x Goblin Gathering , Radiating Lightning , Sandblast , Mad Prophet , Magmatic Chasm , 1x Blade Instructor and Divine Verdict for 4x Lightning Bolt and 4x Oblivion Ring .

Now, I'm about to explain something really weird to you.

Back it the day, you couldn't actually target planeswalkers with things that dealt damage. Instead whenever a player would be dealt damage by a source other than a creature dealing combat damage, that source's controller could choose to redirect it to a planeswalker that player controls instead.

Other than just not being very intuitive, this made for some really weird interactions.

Vexing Devil or Browbeat for example, could be used to kill planeswalkers which definately wasn't what they were intended to do, and if a player had hexproof, their planeswalkers could no longer be damaged by things like Shock , due to technically needing to target the player for that to happen.

So they changed the rules so that Planeswalker had to be targeted like they would be by a removal spell such as Hero's Downfall , opting to errata every old card that used to say "damage to target creature or player" to say any target, so that they would still work the way they were intended.

So Lightning Bolt is the exact same card as Shock it just deals an extra damage, it's just too old to have the opdated text printed on the card.

kingjust1ce on Green White Control Casual Help

1 year ago

Im looking to build a Green white control Casual deck to counter my friends red black Vampires deck. he likes to get +1/+1 counters out on his Rakish Heir, then he will use other vampires to help get more +1 counters and so on. right now my deck isnt complete, but here is what i have so far.

4xTowering Indrik 4xCommencement of Festivities
4xImpeccable Timing 2xArrest 2xcard:Takedown 2xFragmentize 1xSandblast 1xKeening Apparition 1xConsulate Skygate 1xShredding Winds 1xAerial Predation11xForest 11xPlains

im not sure what else to add to this deck as of now because i dont know what a good win condition would be. any help or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: Would Mono White Angels work?

Tyrant-Thanatos on “Instant damage” in combat phase.

1 year ago

No. Combat Damage is very specifically and only damage that is assigned by attacking or blocking creatures. Sandblast will absolutely never under any circumstances deal Combat Damage.

eggplant_9 on “Instant damage” in combat phase.

1 year ago

Heres my prob. My opponent attacks and I play Sandblast on the declare blocker step, and would destroy his attacking creature. My opponent responds with Revealing Wind. My opponent believes that since combat damage is prevented that this would save his creature. Is that true since my instant was played in the combat phase? Need a neutral ruling...

NippDip on Egyptian Gideon

1 year ago

Cards like Sandblast and Magma Spray. It would be great to have four of each.

Rex_JB24 on Second Suns Control 2.0

1 year ago

What is your experience playing against fast aggro decks like Ramunap Red? My reason for asking is that your main board has a TON of counterspells but very little board interaction before turn 4 (Gideon of the Trials and Farm making for only 4 interactive spells). If you're on the play against an aggressive deck, this counter suite may do it, but on the draw I think it may be too slow. You have a lot of options to pick from including:

Lifegain: Desert's Hold, Renewed Faith, and Authority of the Consuls (side)

Flat removal: Compulsury Rest and Thopter Arrest

Damage dealing removal: Slash of Talons, Impeccable Timing, and Sandblast

I think the real standouts here are Authority, Slash, Impeccable Timing, and Compulsory Rest. Authority should live in side if you choose to run it, as it will slow aggressive decks and gain you life. Slash and Impeccable timing are both instant speed removal for small creatures, depends on your local meta but Impeccable is probably the better of the two as you can choose to either counter a spell with Censor, or kill a creature on Turn 2. Compulsory Rest on costs 2, but is a permanent solution against Red or Black aggro decks and might be worth a slot even at the loss of tempo. Rest doesn't deal with indestructible, but that's what Cast Out is for

MangaVentFreak13 on B/W Vampires

1 year ago

Honestly I tried doing the same sort of deck, and gave up on it. I really don't like that Ixalan didn't give us lords to work with this set. But pushing that aside,

-1 Yahenni, Undying Partisan & Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle. Both of those are Legendary creatures. You don't really want multiples in your hand since you can only have one on the field at a time. Personally, I would replace those copies with copies of Aethersphere Harvester which is also a 3 drop, a flyer (something you don't have much of and has lifelink (twice).

If Sandblast is mainboard to take out Glorybringer or something I guess it's ok? But even then I wouldn't play that many copies of it. I would take out 2 copies for Walk the Plank, Cast Out or Vraska's Contempt. I recommend Walk the Plank because it's efficient, Cast Out and Vraska's Contempt because they are instant speed answers that also can take out Hazoret the Fervent, which is relevant.

Yes, Metallic Mimic's effect does stack in multiples.

Have you considered Legion's Landing? It's front side is decent but the backside can be a mana sink when you aren't drawing anything else to use your mana on.

Also, Mark of the Vampire isn't in standard. Otherwise, your deck looks good. Hope it plays well for you!

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