Banishing Light

Banishing Light


When Banishing Light enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Banishing Light leaves the battlefield. (That permanent returns under its owner's control.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Banishing Light Discussion

Argy on The Pioneer Blues

1 day ago

I can't run less than three Shadowspear as it is a game winner, and sometimes I don't even see it in hand, with only three copies.

Padeem, Consul of Innovation is my only source of draw, and is the first target for removal, so four copies of that is necessary. I very much want to see it in hand.

I've played a version of this deck in tournaments many times over the years, since Magic Origins, and Claustrophobia is far more competitive than you might expect. Don't forget that Banishing Light is run in many competitive builds, and is also 3MV.

As stated in my notes, I will swap it for Reality Shift in game 2 and 3, if I need to.

I have a different philosophy regarding Legendary cards, to a lot of other players.

They don't like seeing one in hand, if they have one on the field.

I personally don't mind. If it's a card that helps me win games I'd rather see two during a game, than none.

Thanks for the input.

Simerix on Just Don't Get Hit

3 days ago

Some cards to cut: Akroan Jailer , Accorder Paladin , Healer's Hawk , Mesa Unicorn , Stone Haven Pilgrim , Story Seeker , Banishing Light , Blind Obedience , Journey to Nowhere , Stasis Snare

If you want an explanation why, lmk. There are a lot more cards I would take out. In general, gaining life and doing nothing else isn't worth your time. There's too much gaining life and not enough synergy

xlebec on Life Force

1 month ago

Got to diamond. Weak against artifacts. I just replaced Murderous Rider with Banishing Light / Cast Out as I almost never cast [Murderous Rider] as a creature.

StarstormKK on Flaming shark tornado

1 month ago

I was looking around for a deck to build that uses Shark Typhoon because I keep finding them in the packs I buy. I came across yours and I like the idea of using Unpredictable Cyclone in conjunction with it. It allows you to cheat out more expensive spells pretty effectively, while still creating a shark army. On that note, I would completely revamp the spells you have chosen, aside from Neutralize and Boon of the Wish-Giver , because they need to have cycling to trigger this awesome effect. I do really like Narset of the Ancient Way for this deck. I would remove Teferi, Time Raveler unless you decide to use more sorceries, like Essence Fracture .

In any case, I love the basic concept and enjoyed trying to think about some synergy for it.

Arthurshepard80 on Three Life Blink Pezzent! (10/12 Euro/$)

2 months ago

Saccox interessante,le ultime due carte verde nero non le conoscevo.Comunque Banishing Light mi ricorda Oubliette bellissima carta di Arabian night.Secondo me potresti tagliare Roaring Primadox e togliere Kor Skyfisher

coleslaughter on Green White budget

2 months ago

Thanks, have added Banishing Light and Rancor .

Rhadamanthus on Opponent forgot to play Negate

3 months ago

First answer for a rules question at any sanctioned event: call a judge to help. FNMs are "Regular" level events, so judging at the event is all about helping and educating. No one is going to get penalized for anything unless they're doing something very wrong (cheating, being aggressive, this is the 5th time they've been reminded about this tonight, etc.)

You weren't rules lawyering. Traxos going into exile meant you and your opponent agreed that Banishing Light resolved, entered the battlefield, triggered, and the trigger resolved as well. However, a situation where you said "Banishing Light" and your opponent responded with "Okay - no wait, hold up, Negate " without acknowledging the trigger is a lot different. Call a judge.

Argy on Opponent forgot to play Negate

3 months ago

I played Banishing Light targeting my Opponent's Traxos, Scourge of Kroog at Pioneer FNM.

She put in into exile, then noticed that she had a Negate in hand, and asked if she could play it.

I said no, because Traxos, Scourge of Kroog was already in exile.

I was talking about this with a friend, who said I was rules lawyering, and they would have let her play the Negate

It would probably have cost me the match.


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