Sever the Bloodline

Sever the Bloodline


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

Flashback 5BB

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts Price Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price
Low Avg High Foil Normal Foil
$0.15 $0.28 $1.4 $1.32 0.01 TIX 0.15 TIX

Sever the Bloodline Discussion

kylarbandurzo on Sever the Bloodline - Can't ...

1 week ago

I think this question was asking about after the creature is on the battlefield.

I believe the answer to that is since the token produced has no name then only the initial creature would be exiled and not any other Angel tokens, plus Sever the Bloodline does not prevent later iterations of the creature it initially targets from entering the battlefield.

A card like Nevermore would prevent a spell from being cast.

JWiley129 on Sever the Bloodline - Can't ...

2 weeks ago

Sever the Bloodline only exiles creatures that are on the battlefield, so if your opponent gains 4 life with Angelic Accord in play they will still get an Angel. Nothing about Sever the Bloodline stops other angels from coming into play afterwards, it only exiles all creatures with the same name that are in play.

gianski on Sever the Bloodline - Can't ...

2 weeks ago

He's using an Angelic Accord, and he gained 4 life. He then able to summon a token. Then I casted Sever the Bloodline, would he still be able to summon token when he gains 4 life?

AslanCross on 2015-04-13 update of Seizan, the ...

2 weeks ago

I'd remove Locust Miser. Almost everyone's going to be playing "You have no maximum hand size" Reliquary Towers, which completely negates the Locust Miser's ability. Also, it does not synergize well with Iron Maiden. I would replace it with Cunning Lethemancer for the mass discard. People don't see it coming and tend to ignore it.

Blood Artist is a great card, but it's a combo piece that needs guaranteed sacrifice outlets. You have very few, and the only thing guaranteed to set off your Blood Arist is a mass removal effect. Chances are your opponent will kill the Blood Artist before the wipe resolves just so that they won't die. I would replace it with Gibbering Descent, for even more mass discard. However, it wouldn't synergize well with your "no maximum hand size" effects, since with Gibbering Descent, you actually want an empty hand.

I would remove Royal Assassin for another instant black removal card, preferably one that doesn't "destroy," such as Dismember or Tragic Slip. Limited summoning sickness removal isn't that good anymore. Alternatively, since you have a lot of black mana, Silence the Believers is an excellent INSTANT mass removal spell that EXILES. You can deal with those annoying Avacyns.

I've run Mutilate before and I've had problems with it not being strong enough to remove large armies of super-buffed tokens. I would suggest replacing it with Decree of Pain. The card draw is a plus.

Vile Requiem is cool and flavorful, but slow and not likely to get rid of major threats. If you really want something insane that stalls the board and gives your opponents a slow, agonizing death, try Possessed Portal. It's basically the most unfun card I've ever played against, but in this deck I think it will accomplish your objectives. (If you want to get around the draw stall, use Necropotence)

Like Blood Artist, Grave Pact is excellent, but requires regular sac outlets to be dependable. I'd remove it for Descent into Madness for true insanity. See Possessed Portal.

Butcher of Malakir is another sac-outlet dependent removal piece. While it has a body, chances are your opponents will kill it and swallow the single sac trigger rather than having to kill the thing they want to kill first. Instead use Diabolic Edict, Chainer's Edict, or Geth's Verdict. Sever the Bloodline is also a good, multi-use removal spell that exiles.

Really not a fan of Dread Cacodemon. Expensive, hoses your own board, and most effective as a griefer card when you're losing. I'd instead pack Rune-Scarred Demon. Sure, it's a lot smaller, but it flies and it tutors!

Mindslicer is another card that really only works if you can sac it instantly. I'd instead pick Anvil of Bogardan. It helps you, and nobody really cares about its discard effect until it's too late. When you get a Megrim down and it starts stacking with the Seizan, Underworld Dreams and Fate Unraveler, it's usually game over.

If you play against a creature-heavy meta, just drop the Killing Wave and pack Lethal Vapors instead. Nobody ever wants skip a turn to destroy it.

Stinkweed Imp is best in reanimator dredge decks, which this is not. I'd remove it and replace it with the utterly hilarious Contamination.

-x-Juuzou-x-x- on 2015-03-11 update of Lili's Revelation

4 weeks ago

Virlym I cut Toxic Deluge for Necromantic Selection.

Sadistic Hypnotist may be sorcery speed but the discard make him hated. he''s very powerful.

Sever the Bloodline: you seem to dislike this card. In my meta EVERYONE forgets it has flashback and exile is something black needs more of. In my meta Avacyn, Angel of Hope is copied like crazy in my meta so it's a powerful card in my meta. I will probably never cut it.

Gauntlet of Power: I see what you're saying. It's high on the chopping block. It does seem to have some political power which is kinda cool.

Eldrazi Monument is mainly for the indestructible. the fact that it makes me sac a creature some times is actual a bonus. See my general.

Whip of Erebos is more for lifelink than the reanimate, but the reanimate does help on occasion.

Viscera Seer is a good sac outlet that can flip liliana on turn 3. so I like it.

Virlym on 2015-03-11 update of Lili's Revelation

4 weeks ago

Some suggestions for cuts:

Sadistic Hypnotist - Sorcery speed activation
Toxic Deluge - You don't want to dump so much mana in, Mutilate, Liliana of the Dark Realms or Black Sun's Zenith are better.
Sever the Bloodline - Sorcery speed removal that is usually just spot removal unless it's a key card in multiple decks or tokens (usually if it's tokens, the sorcery speed won't help anyways)
Gauntlet of Power - Although it's nice, it helps your opponents too unlike Caged Sun
Eldrazi Monument - You don't really need this, if it's the flying you want, run Akroma's Memorial
Whip of Erebos - Really just an artifact that gives lifelink, the active doesn't help you so much due to the exile.
Viscera Seer - Just a very fragile sac outlet, there are better sac outlets.

Color(s) Black
Cost 3B
Converted cost 4
Avg. draft pick 1.18
Avg. cube pick 8.61


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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Innistrad Rare

Latest Decks View more