Terminate

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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
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

6 days ago

Hey LordKunai,

He's definitely on the cusp, I spend life like it's mana, so it's comfortable having some lifegain. Definitely Baneslayer Angel is getting close to cut as well. We'll see what new A/D/D come with War.

I found 22 A/D/D the buoyancy level, less than that, a high % of time you connect with a Kaalia of the Vast attack with nothing to play for free.

I could make good arguments for: Archangel Avacyn  Flip shouldn't strike herself, Lord of the Void needs trample, Steel Hellkite .

It's a balance, trying to get better consistency on Win-Con below turn 5, it's been a tough barrier to break though.

weezel been a great help playtesting some of the cards, since I haven't had too much time lately outside my Budget commander league 2x a week to play.

Damnation I need more indestructible (like Archangel Avacyn  Flip), Teferi's Protection needs Split second or to be . I'm probably replacing Terminate with Gamble , and I've picked up a Hatred to try, but then I need MORE Lifelink. Hatred + Lifelink creature is Superstar, so he won't come out if Hatred is in.

Assumed you were kidding LordKunai, poor Bruna, the Fading Light , if only they had given her an ETB!

Might try an alternate combo piece instead of Reveillark like a Combat Celebrant but not sure. Hoping some cool new Dragons come out with Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God coming out.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Jund Vampires

6 days ago

Terminate and Fatal Push also are just good removals in general.

Another way to manipulate topdeck while staying in-theme is Viscera Seer + Bloodghast, Urborg, tomb of Yawgmoth + fetches helps further this.

Were you to run an aggressive one-drop besides Lacerator or Stromkirk Noble, Vicious Conquistador is literally Pulse Tracker with 1 more toughness.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 week ago

Hi weezel,

Unfortunately haven't been able to play much this past couple weeks outside of my budget commander league (under $50).

Turn 5 seems about right, here's some of the goldfishing stats:

05/02/17 | Avg. Turn 5.7

10/03/17 | Avg. Turn 5.0

01/25/19 | Avg. Turn 5.7 | Combo 40% | Synergy 20% | Damage 40%

02/01/19 | Avg. Turn 5.0 | Combo 50% | Synergy 20% | Damage 30%

Turn 1 is definitely not as frequent as I would like, but the cards to make Turn 1 more consistent make T2-5 less consistent in most cases. Dark Ritual is one that's pretty good all purpose and a T1 enabler if you want to improve your average.

I'm going to put Gamble back in, probably taking out Terminate but going to do a full evaluation.

Hatred + Baneslayer Angel or Gisela, Blade of Goldnight or Gisela, the Broken Blade or Lyra Dawnbringer or Serra Ascendant all work good.

Gisela, Blade of Goldnight doubles the benefit, and Kaalia of the Vast only needs 19 life to be lethal with Commander damage.

Any lifelink can swing for the fences, except Serra Ascendant he's not that effective because he loses the +5 but still doesn't matter because he lifelinks.

I picked up a Hatred last weekend, going to try it and will let you know. I really dislike it's CMC5, feels too slow.

Felidar Guardian is just another Restoration Angel and putting in Altar of the Brood just for one particular interaction (no other benefits), isn't a good process. I would just tutor the Restoration Angel + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker . Altar of the Brood could replace the Goblin Bombardment if you wanted to test this interaction, works the same way basically.

Hellkite Tyrant is amazing, steals mana rocks, kills Breya, Etherium Shaper , etc.

Combat Celebrant I feel has ok synergy with Kaalia of the Vast , but I usually don't have that many A/D/D to drop in anyway. Wouldn't tutor him over the primary either. Why I like him is the CMC3. Worldgorger Dragon is another possibility for win-con, but takes some balls and a Piranha Marsh (Or Altar of the Brood !)

I'll let you know when I have some evaluation on Combat Celebrant or Hatred .

saint5one on Marcheesa needs help

2 weeks ago

Hi Multimedia,

Sorry i haven't had the time to answer you because of exams etc. :D I have tried to cut some cards and add some cards, in the meanwhile i did get my hans on Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos however im not sure if both should be included? I have also gotten: Altar of Dementia Disciple of Bolas Lightning Greaves and Phyrexian Arena so these has been added as well..

I still want some room for Brainstorm Counterspell Terminate etc. however i am lost of ideas from what to cut from here

TrueGamerDruid on Thirst for Madness

2 weeks ago

After some tests, the deck seems to have a horrible time limping about. There isn't enough going on and not enough answers to situations that arise.

Sonic Assault feels utterly pointless. At first glance it looked good...but when it's turned up in hand/graveyard a few times, I find myself despising it. So it's on the rack.

To replace it, I think I found just the thing: Heir of Falkenrath  Flip. It's on flavor for Vampires, not hard to cast and has a free discard effect for a slightly stronger flier. It tickles me ^-^

The problem now is finding adequate answers to situations. The biggest problem being big creatures I can't swing into in the beginning. I decided on two bigguns: Urge to Feed and Terminate . With Blue quickly fading from the deck, I'm deciding on leaving behind Radical Idea .

ArchonBlue on Dracu-Leeeee, Dracu-Laaaaa!

3 weeks ago

Looking at the new list you build, 11 pieces of spot removal main deck is way overboard. I'd cut one Push and all Terminate for some of the aforementioned cards, or some good midrange spells in your color that will help you to survive into the late game like Kolaghan's Command , more Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek , and Blightning .

pskinn01 on Why Utter End, and cards ...

3 weeks ago

Your opinions are noted.

I would like to point out edhrec takes into account the 90% who don't play cEDH. And by looking at your other "X is a bad spell" threads points to the fact you play mostly in the 10% who do cEDH. I have decks that do both. So I understand the major difference in which cards are playable.

I agree Cancel is bad considering the number of 1, 2 cmc counter spells that are not cost prohibitive, unless you are already using those in a control heavy deck.

Doom Blade / Go for the Throat are also to restrictive in many metas as artifact/black creature can be seen in most casual ones and many cEDH games.

Hero's Downfall is better than Ruinous Path due to instant speed. I'd rather have instant speed in any game I'm playing. The higher costing ability is irrelevant most games.

The charms are played for their flexibility. But the more competitive the meta, the less the felxibity of the card justifies the 3 colored mana.

Yes, Dreadbore is worse than Terminate . And they all hit walkers, which is relevant in many metas, but not many in cEDH ones.

But Anguished Unmaking is better than Utter End in either casual or cEDH, as I gladly pay 3 life to use it at instant speed. And hitting any permanent and exiling it is more than worth the cost, unless in cEDH where stopping a combo, in turns 2-5 are things that need to be done. I used to play food chain prossh, and I'm building tazri, which will have only 15 cards above 2 cmc (and I don't proxy at all, my lgs does not allow them to be played in the store).

But from cEDH stand point (which is where I'm assuming you play most), most things that are not played in legacy are not good enough to be considered for a deck. And most metas are not that competitive, nor do they wish to be. A lot of groups don't like combo or stax, which is what most tend to become the more cooperative you become. That's not to say that a less competitive player shouldn't play more cost efficient spells, but in casual games that usually go much longer in general, the higher cost spells with fexlibilty might be better choices in the decks.

SynergyBuild on Why Utter End, and cards ...

3 weeks ago

What are some of the most popular instants and sorceries according to EDHREC?

Putrefy , Utter End , Terminate , Mortify , Krosan Grip , Hero's Downfall , Crosis's Charm , Bant Charm , Sylvan Reclamation , Go for the Throat , Doom Blade , Murder , Grixis Charm , Cancel , Dreadbore etc.

What do these have in common? Well, they are bad removal (or countermagic... or both), all of which are overcosted.

Why? Well, these all fall under different categories, however, I will go from the easiest to explain to the hardest.

Cancel is too expensive, countermagic should be one or two mana so you don't have to clearly have a sign up that you are holding countermagic. This is really cheap, and I can't compete with that, but Mana Leak or Counterspell would be better in the spot tenfold.

Murder is the same, as creature removal, but at least can be cast on endsteps. The issue lies with that many spells cost less, like even Doom Blade , which I also don't like, or do more, like Terminate , another I also don't like.

Disdainful Stroke is way too specific, so many spells costs 3 or less you may hold up the mana multiple turn cycles in a row without a target, wasting mana and a card. Too expensive considering cards like Swan Song , Spell Pierce , Red Elemental Blast , Flusterstorm , etc. exist. Even at a low price Mana Leak , Negate , etc. do work.

Doom Blade and Go for the Throat are the same, except they still have application when used on an endstep. Too expensive despite that, as Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile , Dismember , Fatal Push , etc. exist if you can spend the money, while on a budget Murderous Cut , Tragic Slip , etc. do a lot.

Hero's Downfall is just a worse Ruinous Path , another Murder with slight upside. All of these are bad. Go with any of the options in Murder or Go for the Throat / Doom Blade .

Grixis Charm and Crosis's Charm cost Grixis, 3 mana, and are just too hard to cast to be worth the half Vindicate esque effect they do. They bounce anything, kill some things, and one has a minor benefit like 2 extra power. It just doesn't serve consistent enough for removal. 3 mana in Grixis is too much altogether.

Bant Charm is nearly the same, with the counter upside. It has a Dispel attached to it, making it the least bad, but for 3 specific mana, it is simply too much to hold up easily.

Dreadbore is a sorcery, costs two specific mana, and doesn't hit many permanents. I'd rather a Terminate , though I dislike both.

Terminate only hits so many permanents, and costs 2 mana. I'd replace it with most of the cards mentioned at Go for the Throat / Doom Blade above.

Sylvan Reclamation five mana is too much unless it is a sweeper. This has utility, hitting two permanents, and is an instant with landcycling, but the mana cost needed to be 1 lower to be efficient. Nature's Claim , Return to Dust , Disenchant , Natural State , Naturalize , etc. are all better.

Krosan Grip is sweet against some decks, don't get me wrong, however, is too specific and too high mana cost to be argued better than a Beast Within or Nature's Claim or Natural State .

Utter End is too high mana cost to be worth it. It is a worse Anguished Unmaking , another bad card, and is just too much to warrant using it over a card like Chain of Vapor , Swords to Plowshares , Nature's Claim , Dismember , or any of the other 1 cmc removal spells.

Putrefy / Mortify staples for price, not because they are good. For better options, look at the ones listed at Go for the Throat / Doom Blade or the ones listed at Sylvan Reclamation .


Thoughts?

(BTW this was an April Fools, all of these cards can be good or bad in specific metagames or decks.)

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Terminate occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.17%

Rakdos: 3.5%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Rakdos: 1.16%

RBW (Mardu): 0.69%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.84%