Sever the Bloodline


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed Rare
Commander 2015 Rare
Innistrad Rare

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Sever the Bloodline


Exile target creature and all other creatures with the same name as that creature.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Sever the Bloodline Discussion

medownyou on How to deal with mass ...

1 week ago

So I've got a "friend" who basically deck techs against everyone and everything as much as possible, but most of his decks I've noticed rely on efficient black removal like Go for the Throat and discard such as Duress (he has 12 removal spells in a lot of his decks along with 8 discard from hand spells + 2 Sever the Bloodlines)

I'm having a hard idea of what deals with this as usually I get duressed before I can even play a land, and lately he's red and white protection to his decks since I tried the whole I just gotta go faster idea with red/white weenies (funnily enough he won't play his $200 red deck anymore since my 10 dollar weenie deck beats 2/3 times lol) Normally I'm not spiteful...but this deck is a pain for everyone I know, the local shop ect. (he literally kill spelled 16 of my creatures upon summon last night while playing eldrazi and removed 8 more from my hand before i could play them)

So, any suggestion on how to stop this anti-fun deck? I have quite a few cards stacked up but a rather small budget beyond that

MartialArt on Nightmares coming true

2 weeks ago

Thanks for all those suggestions Laszlokh. Yes I know that I have 102 cards. It is because I don't know what else to cut out. I will simply play the deck till I find some things I can cut, or till somebody can give me a suitable idea of what to cut and why.

Malicious Affliction instead of Doom Blade seems like a good idea and Hero's Downfall is really better then Murder. Thanks a lot.

But I won't cut Sever the Bloodline. I put it in together with Silence the Believers to have 2 spells that can exile creatures since indestructible is a fatal weakness of this deck and I really need ways to deal with cards like Avacyn and something like it.

Chainer, Dementia Master is REALLY tempting but I don't know what to cut for it. I will keep it in mind till I figure out how to get a card space for him.

The discard effects are nice but don't effectively contribute to the decks strategy. I will have to pass on them. Even if they really are flavorfull. Especially Mind Twist. But I prefere flavor together with a effect directly fitting into the deck. And only 1 or 2 discard effects don't really do sadly.

greets MA

Laszlokh on Nightmares coming true

2 weeks ago

Chainer, Dementia Master for extra flavor. Nightmare too. Instead of Doom Blade, try Malicious Affliction. Try Hero's Downfall instead of Murder, Sever the Bloodline doesn't seem that great in commander. Hymn to Tourach and Mind Twist seem like pretty good ways to get your opponents to discard. BTW, you have 102 cards.

Isthan on The Earth Died Screaming

3 weeks ago

@crowned I absolutely was looking at Hangarback Walker in the earliest iterations of this deck. I ended up deciding to go with Endless One because like you mention, the Walker is half the size of the eldrazi. I thought the value of having the thopters would greatly exceed Endless One but in the end I conceded that there are many more opportunities for things to be exiled in EDH with its diverse card base. I thought that getting a half sized Endless One would only be superior if I could guarantee that the creature would die and not be exiled. I fear that Sever the Bloodline, Merciless Eviction or even a plain old Swords to Plowshares would crush my dreams of thopters.

Ob Nixilis, the Fallen is pretty nice. I think the landfall is a good way to activate Rakdos, but I am not really looking for ways to turn on Rakdos with the 4 CMC+ range. I think it would be a bit easier of a sell if the demon had Flying, as well.

HOPMONSTER on Necrotic Arachnidism - Tribal Spiders!

1 month ago

The only time I've played this 1v1 so far was vs tribal birds. And I pumped out so many spiders while my opponent had a rough draw and he conceded before I could even get Ish out. I can update when I've played a few more 1v1 matches.

For dealing with indestructible, I'd include:Sever the Bloodline, Gild, Tragic Slip, or use Eldrazi Monument to make your own indestructibles.

dana.roach on Graveborn (Sparky's)

1 month ago

That's not nearly enough lands. I'd recommend 38 minimum for a three colored deck.

Swap Nature's Claim for Deglamer or Unravel the Aether. You never want to be holding a Nature's Claim or Naturalize in hand while staring at a Theros god or Darksteel whatever or Blighsteel Colossus or reanimation deck.

Replace Howling Mine with any draw card that isn't Howling Mine. Best case scenario you spend 1 card and 2 mana so the people trying to kill you draw 3-5 cards for free, then after that you get to draw 1 card. That's the absolutely best scenario, and that's terrible. The reality is you sometimes spend 1 card and 2 mana and get nothing because it gets removed after everyone else benefits. Run Deathreap Ritual or Phyrexian Arena there. Or both. Both.

I guess it's personal preference, but I'd run Sever the Bloodline over Ashes to Ashes if I wanted exile removal. The flashback comes up a lot, and the fact that it can be used to sweep a gazillion tokens at once is very relevant.

Get a Strip Mine. You're running a bunch of gross lands so I assume your opponents are too. Have a way to get their Cradle or Coffers of the board.

Ensnaring Bridge really only works well if your hand is nearly empty, and having your hand nearly empty is a problem unto itself. It's almost never a good tradeoff. I'd always rather have a fistfull of cards and no Bridge than a Bridge and no cards.

Primusfan42 on Oh, I'm Sorry....Did I break your concentration?

2 months ago

I see what you mean about adding more wheels. The deck probably doesn't need them. Regarding spot removal, Slaughter Pact is nice because you can surprise your opponents with it and pay a turn later. Sever the Bloodline is pretty good, but the flashback cost is ridiculously high. Aside from those two and the typical removal spells (Go for the Throat, Tragic Slip, Murder, etc.) the only card that I can think of is Avatar of Woe.

Bananastormcount20 on

2 months ago

NotSquishedYet Yeah the EvilTwin combo is pretty strong but ban worthy? I don't think so, plus the only cards that weren't legalized as far as I know were the hidden agendas and other conspiracy cards, maybe a few that also related to things only when you drafted them as well, spy kit however is just an equipment, plus commander uses an adjusted ban list were everything is legal unless specifically stated, or your play group adds it to the ban list.But all in all I am looking forwards to spy kit, it makes alot ofcards that are bad really good, can't think of any names right now but any card that says 'equal to the number of cards that share a name with it.' Become funny. Like Mask of the Mimic or Pack Hunt or Bifurcate both are oracles to look for shared names not copies just grabbing and playing any creature in your deck or Echoing Decay and Bile Blight and Homing Lightning if your swarming Echoing Courage is hilarious or perhaps your more of a Echoing Truth or MaelstromPulse or Sever the Bloodline or Eye of Singularity for board wipes? Goblin tokens a problem? Izzet Staticaster just watch out for the most dreadful Mimeofacture stealing literally every creature in your deck.
When I said I couldn't think of any of the top, I was kidding, super excited for spy kit!and @NewHorizon what could be better than faking identities or framing others and punishing them for the crime?

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