Bane of Progress

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare

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Bane of Progress

Creature — Elemental

When Bane of Progress enters the battlefield, destroy all artifacts and enchantments. Put a +1/+1 counter on Bane of Progress for each permanent destroyed this way.

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Bane of Progress Discussion

Gakros on Karador Combo Chieftain

3 weeks ago

hi GhostChieftain,
My meta is a 75% so Mindslicer can be devastating.
I just cut Bane of Progress from my deck .I have used it to slow down enemy decks by cutting mana rocks, but 6 mana as you said felt too much some times. It was a dead card sitting in my hand.
I know i need instant speed interaction but i want to be able to roll out Karador as early as possible to start gaining value. i will think of your suggestions though, i might go for Vivien, Champion of the Wilds / Yeva, Nature's Herald so i can covert all my creatures to instant speed answers.
Thanks for checking out my deck!

Gleeock on Marisi - Me Smash, You Smash

3 weeks ago

Bane of Progress is a good one. I'm finding that the most losses are handed to me by enchantment-based pillow/passive wins and artifact combos. If I can wipe those I usually can evade my way into dealing with creature presence.

[email protected]_only on Pattern Recognition #124 - Flash ...

1 month ago

I will agree that the ability to untap all permanents, or all lands, or all non-lands is a HUGE advantage. seedborn muse is at the top of the list of cards that go into most green decks I make. That said, not every deck can take full advantage of the benefits, just as not every deck can take full advantage of, say Hypersonic Dragon or Teferi, Time Raveler 's +1 ability. If everyone and their grandmother are building the deck around one card (as we saw with paradox engine), then it makes sense to ban it; behold, to paraphrase the the EDH rules committee: "That $#!t don't fly".

 The ability to cast ANY spell at flash, however, is something that every deck can take advantage of.  By waiting on specific triggers, certain combinations otherwise impossible become disgustingly good.  At the end of opponent's turn?  cast 
        Phage the Untouchable
     , and respond to it with 
        Supreme Verdict
     .  Field wipes, phage resolves, untap & swing.  Sure, it's an over-the-top example, but it does illastrate the point nicely.  Hell, for ages I had a deck of "bad cards" just so I could run 
        Barren Glory
     and respond to it with 
        Kaervek's Spite
    .  the ability to flash that at the end of an opponent's turn massivly reduces the chances an opponent can do something about it.

 I think (or possibly just hope, but who knows) that wizards has discovered that 
        Vedalken Orrery
     and 
        Leyline of Anticipation
     aren't what people should have (it may be what they want, but that's another thing entirely).  In war of the spark, we saw 
        Vivien, Champion of the Wilds
     , 
        Teferi, Time Raveler
     , and 
        Emergence Zone
     , all good examples of what _should_ work as a flash mechanic - ones that have limitations built in - they have to remain in play, are on attackable, damageable permanents, or are a one-time, sac to activate effect.  
        Quicken
     , 
        Scout's Warning
     , and 
        Savage Summoning
     are all other good examples of this mechanic being used.

 Now, 
        Wilderness Reclamation
     is actually _waaaaaay_ lower on my threat-meter for one, simple reason - it only untaps once.  Honestly, the 
        Isochron Scepter
    +
        Dramatic Reversal
     combo is far more dangerous in my book, simply due to the ability to untap creatures as well as mana rocks.  In a multi-player format, the difference between it and 
        Seedborn Muse
     or 
        Unwinding Clock
     is huge.

 Speaking of 
        Unwinding Clock
    , this is one of the cards that also don't have as much of a problem with - to get the full effect of this card, you're typically going to have to build your deck as an artifact deck.  and in a format with 
        Vandalblast
    , 
        Bane of Progress
    , 
        Shatterstorm
    , 
        Nevinyrral's Disk
    , 
        Akroma's Vengeance
    ...well, the list goes on.  And since most people run 
        Sol Ring
     (I'll confess to a love/hate relationship with that card, but thats a story for another time), most decks will run at least _one_ artifact removal (or steal) effect on the assumption that their opponent's will also be running it.

anyway, just my two cents as a response.

dingusdingo on Non dredge gitrog deck.

1 month ago

This is a somewhat strange request. The interaction between Dakmor Salvage and The Gitrog Monster is extremely strong, and very cheap monetarily. You should consider running a couple dredge cards for value anyways, as hitting 2-3 extra draws off a dredge is an easy and once again cheap monetarily way to get ahead in card advantage.

To humor you though, here's what I'd probably run.

And from there, round it out with some efficient early game beaters, some spot removal, land ramp, and a bit of card draw.

Slivortal on Freyalise High Tide

1 month ago

Testing out Bane of Progress over Force of Vigor .

My problem with Force of Vigor hasn’t been that it’s been ineffective or not good enough; my problem with Force has been that it’s been inconsistent to draw. While this is inevitable for essentially any card that isn’t a creature or land, the problem is that we run a lot of creature tutors, and running cards that aren’t tutor targets essentially relies on us drawing them at the right time. Additionally, ever since cutting Ulamog, I feel like I’ve lacked a tutorable card that has a lot of impact on boardstates where we’re behind; while I think that Ulamog is essentially too expensive of an effect, and that the card was part of a package to make Eye worth it, I think that Bane solves enough of these problems on paper to warrant testing.

Takermania on Kraj

1 month ago

So, I like the ramp. Definitely looks better and will allow you to play Kraj sooner. Let's talk about card draw. Fathom Mage is a must-have as you get to draw a card for free every time you put a +1/+1 counter on it. Sage of Fables is good as it lets you cash in your counters for cards. Not quite as good as Fathom mage, because you have to pay for the ability. Path of Discovery pulls double duty by giving your creatures counters AND smoothing out your draws Bred for the Hunt is also an effective and free source of card draw.

Moving onto getting counters on things and protecting them

Durable Handicraft and Retreat to Kazandu are great options for easy ways to get counters on things Hardened Scales can lead to some really silly things, though admittedly, it is a little pricey Sporeback Troll can save your team or specific creatures, assuming you have the mana Counterspells are also useful for stopping a boardwipe Glen Elendra Archmage is fantastic as putting a +1/+1 counter on it negates the -1/-1 it gets from persist, meaning you can just keep using the ability Mystic Snake and Frilled Mystic are also good options as they are creatures as well If you want to be mean, you could put in a Trygon Predator to help shut down artifacts and enchanments. Speaking of which, you might want to consider Bane of Progress for that purpose Overall its looking good though!

DSquirrel on meren test build 1

1 month ago

Without knowing what your goal with the deck is, it is hard to give advise.

creature based land ramp is good with Meren because they can be recurred Sakura-Tribe Elder , Satyr Wayfinder , Wood Elves , Solemn Simulacrum , Yavimaya Elder .

free sac outlets are great; Ashnod's Altar , Altar of Dementia , Carrion Feeder , Phyrexian Altar , Viscera Seer .

self-mill to fill the yard; Stitcher's Supplier , Hermit Druid , Grisly Salvage .

creatures that have useful ETB or on Deathtriggers; Acidic Slime , Bane of Progress , Disciple of Bolas , Eternal Witness , Fleshbag Marauder , Golgari Findbroker , Plaguecrafter

And for a Meren deck it is hard not to suggest Spore Frog

riomhaire on Selvala's Reanimation Funhouse

1 month ago

Cards to consider:

  1. Saffi Eriksdotter - with a sac outlet, goes infinite
  2. Loyal Retainers - Pitch a legend to get this, reanimate, win?
  3. Bane of Progress - even tutorable with Recruiter!
  4. Evolutionary Leap - Sacrifice outlet for Larks, does a pretty good Fauna Shaman impression
  5. Ashnod's Altar / Phyrexian Altar - sacrifice outlet that generates mana
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Bane of Progress occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Green: 0.37%

Golgari: 0.15%

RG (Gruul): 1.2%