Need to make a cut: which removal is better

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Posted on Jan. 25, 2019, 7:31 a.m. by crash328

So i need to cut one removal spell from my esper deck to add an additional draw spell. In a flicker based deck which removal should go: Reality Acid which when paired with flicker effects can mow down multiple cards but needs setup to work best, Vindicate a three mana destroy ANYTHING at sorcery speed or Utter End which costs one more mana but works at instant speed, exiles instead of destroys or sacrifice s but is limited to nonland targets? Im torn as all three are good but i need more draw power...

SynergyBuild says... #2

January 25, 2019 8:36 a.m.

crash328 says... #3

I have that too

January 25, 2019 8:42 a.m.

crash328 says... #4

Im looking to remove one of the aforementioned cards. Anguished is staysing

January 25, 2019 8:46 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #5

Drop them all for more efficient answers like Swan Song , Spell Pierce , Swords to Plowshares , Stifle , Force of Will , Pact of Negation , Delay , Mana Leak , Arcane Denial , Chain of Vapor , Unsubstantiate , etc. Prolly drop all removal 3+ unless it is very, very efficient ( Grasp of Fate in a Zur list, that is tutorable and hits 3 nonlands with exile).

January 25, 2019 8:51 a.m.

crash328 says... #6

Its an aminatou deck that already runs path to exile, swords to plowshares, counterspell, arcane denial, swan song and a spellseeker to grab them all

January 25, 2019 8:56 a.m.

FormerBalloon says... #7

If you can reliably blink things then Reality Acid is a perfect choice but, if you find yourself struggling to blink it I'd cut it. Unless indestructibility is something really common in your meta I think the best choice to cute is Utter End personally, really strong lands like Cabal Coffers or Gaea's Cradle can put you really far behind if unchecked so things that can hit land if they need to are nice.

January 25, 2019 8:56 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #8

Mind linking the deck? It'd help a ton xD

January 25, 2019 9:05 a.m.

crash328 says... #9

Sorry right... Current Aminatou Build

January 25, 2019 9:09 a.m.

bushido_man96 says... #10

Even in themed decks, I prefer my removal to be more straightforward, so I'd pass on the Reality Acid removal for one of the other spells. Instant speed is very important, but flexibility is great, too. Since you are already running Anguished Unmaking , go for Utter End , and try to stay with instant speed, unless you find many troubling lands that stop you up in your meta. If you aren't worried about a Maze of Ith or anything like that, then having land removal isn't as big a deal.

January 26, 2019 5:13 p.m.

rafe028 says... #11

I'm on favor of dropping reality acid. If it takes even more set up to be fully functional it's probably not worth it. No guarantee that you'll always get the set up for it. The others are good but if you don't like my first choice then drop vindicate. Sorcery speed removal is not good.

February 8, 2019 1:38 a.m.

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