Terminate

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Common
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Archenemy (ARC) Common
Alara Reborn (ARB) Common
Planeshift (PLS) Common
Promo Set (000) Common
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Rare

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Terminate

Instant

Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.

Terminate Discussion

StopShot on Rakdos - Are there really ...

5 hours ago

Word of Seizing gives you a turn to attack for free as you can gain control of their Ghostly Prison for the turn.

Confusion in the Ranks can effectively make your opponent lose control of Ghostly Prison for the duration of the game, and yes, Confusion in the Ranks does trigger off itself entering the battlefield so you can exchange it right away.

If you remove Terminate and Rakdos Signet for Demonic Dread there will be no spells in your deck with CMC 2 or less. That means if you board in the Dread and a card like Destructive Revelry , Back to Nature , or Abrupt Decay then your Demonic Dread will always cast whatever 2-cost spell is in your deck without needing to pay it's mana costs. (You can always run Dismember instead of Terminate if you want a cheap removal spot or you can just board out Terminate for the Demonic Dread combo whenever you need enchantment hate more.)

Rampaging Ferocidon would probably make for an amazing sideboard-tech against soul-sisters without needing to mess with the Ghostly Prison .

When it comes to Black-Red you really have to get wacky if you want to interact with enchantments. It may be better to run discard effects like Inquisition of Kozilek or meta-specific sideboard-hate like the Ferocidon though.

Icbrgr on Thoughts on Smallpox in Modern

2 days ago

Any thoughts on a 2-2 split of Smallpox & Terminate ?

PlatinumOne on Thoughts on Smallpox in Modern

2 days ago

if you don't have Terminate already, you definitely should.

Icbrgr on Thoughts on Smallpox in Modern

2 days ago

I am running a Grixis Deaths Shadow variant and I am curious to know what people think about running Smallpox in a meta full of Tarmogoyf , Gurmag Angler and Snapcaster Mage .

My deck list has a higher mana count than typical grixis deaths shadow builds as well as benefiting from the self inflicted pain given by smallpox.... however I have concerns that maybe I would be helping a lot of common decks out there rather than hindering as planned.

Should I run something else like Night's Whisper or Terminate ?


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xaarvaxus on Rakdos Stops the Show

1 week ago

Sol Ring should absolutely be in this deck.

Lightning Bolt is great in Modern but doesn't really do much in EDH, consider replacing with Terminate .

Theater of Horrors is on theme and should provide a steady stream of exiled cards to cast. You could use more sources of card draw with Phyrexian Arena being one of the better ones out there.

StopShot on Need help combatting Flash-Hulk and ...

1 week ago

@killroy726, FormerBalloon, The problem with cards like Tormod's Crypt , Relic of Progenitus , and Nihil Spellbomb is both deck strategies can easily bypass these. Flash-Hulk can easily tutor out a Grand Abolisher which shuts down their abilities entirely, and Gitrog can always discard another land, or put a draw trigger on the stack to save their Dakmor Salvage just to resume the combo all over again.

@xaarvaxus, The Walking Ballista combo has been removed in order to run these hate cards, but I still note it in case if there are better cards that won't interfere with it. I did run Darksteel Mutation , but the Gitrog player would just start playing their full combo in one turn which bypasses the sorcery speed of Darksteel Mutation . To better effect I simply ran Nevermore naming The Gitrog Monster , but Nevermore would become awkward in games where The Gitrog Monster wasn't present, as Nevermore 's hate effect can really get a particular player to start hating you fast.

@xeratheenigma, I've considered cards such as Go for the Throat and Terminate , but holding up 2 mana every turn can feel like a serious drag and slows my board progression over time, so I would prefer to keep it to 1-mana instant speed spells if applicable. (Plus a lot of popular commanders utilize black anyway, but I agree that I'd like a card that had better range as it feels like a worse Pyroblast .)

Instead of Darkblast I run Molten Vortex as it's repeatable effect can bypass counterspells which is very helpful against counter-heavy decks that want to win through Laboratory Maniac , Azami, Lady of Scrolls , Arcum Dagsson and Edric, Spymaster of Trest . I've ran Barbarian Ring , Cabal Pit , and Scavenger Grounds , but the flux of graveyard hate easily kills threshold and holding up 2 mana and the Scavenger Grounds is a real pain. I'm on the fence about Faerie Macabre as the graveyard-hate effect feels too narrow against other decks. I might be more inclined to run Ghost-Lit Raider , but holding up 4-mana doesn't make it any better either. Leyline of the Void also feels gimmicky as a 1-of in a 100-card deck, as both combos can easily out-race me in playing it if it's not in my opening hand. I would prefer running Planar Void instead, but that card would ruin my Wayward Servant + Gravecrawler combo.

The Gitrog player in my play group doesn't own a Chains of Mephistopheles , but I'm fairly certain it's discard effect would trigger before the dredge trigger unless they have two Dakmor Salvage 's. Either way, it's discard effect by itself isn't an activated ability, so I question if using one to cycle through the deck this way would share the same un-deterministic qualities as using the discard phase. (And thus be frowned upon in tournament settings.)

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Terminate occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0,39%

Rakdos: 2,11%

U/B/R (Grixis): 3,69%

RBW (Mardu): 1,33%

BRG (Jund): 1,35%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0,14%

Rakdos: 1,56%

RBW (Mardu): 0,8%

BRG (Jund): 0,39%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0,83%