Sever the Bloodline


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

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Set Rarity
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 mana symbol 5mana symbol bmana symbol b (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Sever the Bloodline Discussion

lucal13 on Phenax, God of Milling

2 weeks ago

Ob Nixilis Reignited doesn't seem to be helping your strategy too much, and Sever the Bloodline isn't the best in commander unless you're playing against a token deck... It would be a good idea to sideboard sever the bloodline for those situations.

-Orvos- on Eldritch Moon Spoiler Thread

3 weeks ago

I really dont like the idea of meld.... It would esentially make every card dependant on another in order to work. And since you have to have both to get the meld it halfs your deck... Lots of room for bad draws to mess you up. Then cards like Sever the Bloodline... Game Over

Kjartan on Grixis Fate: The Socialist Experiment

1 month ago

New to modern?

Accumulated Knowledge actually isn't modern legal.

Think Twice is the next best thing in this type of deck.

To pull off Shared Fate there are a few things that are necesarry to be able to turn the game around when you need to.

First of all, I suggest you remove every card that can become possible wincons.

Creeping Dread is, while also not being great, a wincon. But it's function is great for the deck regardless. you want people to empty their hands so that Shared Fate matters.

I suggest you play Necrogen Mists instead. A mana cheaper, and it cannot win a game of magic.

But you are going to need better board control as well. Shared Fate doesn't help much against an aggro deck unless the boardstate is overcome-able (homemade word right there.)

I suggest you run a couple Anger of the Gods for that.

I also suggest you run some flashback cards, as they benefit you, even if the opponent gets them.

Sever the Bloodline is a decent 1-2-of, and so is Mystic Retrieval.

Thought Scour is great to enable flashback cards, and just a basic cantrip.

I'm not going to talk about how great Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip with both Shared Fate ad Thought Scour, as he's 3 times as expensive as the deck is in and on itslef. I'll just leave it at, he's good.

Here are some cards you can easily upgrade (not necesarilly cards i suggest you to play, just better versions of things you already have)

Dissolve/Mana Leak/Dream Fracture > Cancel

Flame Slash/Roast > Bathe in Dragonfire

Terminate > Ultimate Price

And finally, if there are little to no blue in the meta where you play, (if you have a local place to play), see if you can afford a couple of Remands.

doctorhydrogen on Glissa, the Traitor

1 month ago

Since you already have three artifact lands I'd run Prototype Portal. 0 to tap and put a land token into play per turn is OP as hell, particularly if it's an indestructible Darksteel Citadel land token.

The artifact lands and the cycling lands also make The Gitrog Monster pretty playable.

No Mishra's Bauble or Urza's Bauble? I've drawn 10+ cards in games off a baubles too may times to count for zero mana. They're stupid cards and nobody will understand why you run them until they realize you've drawn a free card six turns in a row.

Brittle Effigy isn't recurrable with Glissa since it exiles itself, so it winds up costing 5 mana to exile one creature. Sever the Bloodline costs four to exile one creature, plus it has flashback to be used again, plus it can sometimes hit two creatures if multiple people have the same dude in play, and it can be used to take out a token swarm, too. Honestly it's such a versatile card and more people should run it. If Brittle Effigy could be reused more easily I'd for sure run it, but since it's so hard to re-use I'd say Sever the Bloodline is better 90% of the time.

Sorcerer's Strongbox is cute, but I think Memory Jar accomplishes more or less the same thing better, plus it fuels your discard plan to trigger stuff like Geth's Grimoire or put dudes in the yard for Sepulchral Primordial, etc. Or if you want to save money Deathreap Ritual is straight up great. I'd wager over the course of the average game Ritual draws more cards than Strongbox does for a lot less mana.

DrMooKdaSues on It Only Hurts If You Allow It To Hurt

2 months ago

GeminiSpartanX Thanks for the suggestions, I do think Lightning Bolt is a better choice over Annihilating Fire. Also I think I'll replace the Barter in Blood for 2x Anger of the Gods to get the exile effect. I personally see Dreadbore being more useful than Terminate even as a sorcery, they both cost the same and one gets rid of pesky planeswalkers. I like having Tribute to Hunger as means to get rid of indestructible creatures that help me stabilize my life total, though I could cut 2x Sever the Bloodline for 2x Go for the Throat and place the additional in the sideboard.

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