Cast Down

Cast Down

Instant

Destroy target nonlegendary creature.

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Cast Down occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Modern:

All decks: 0.08%

Standard:

All decks: 0.82%

Golgari: 3.88%

Rakdos: 0.92%

Cast Down Discussion

jakeelephant006 on my fav card from oath is back baby

2 weeks ago

If you're looking for budget options, you could replace Thoughtseize with Duress, Specter's Shriek, Despise, Harsh Scrutiny, Agonizing Remorse, or Divest. Even Brain Maggot or Kitesail Freebooter would work. Those also work as replacements for Thought Erasure. Dig Through Time can be replaced with Treasure Cruise or Drawn from Dreams. Fatal Push could be swapped for Murderous Cut, Doom Blade, Cast Down, Ultimate Price.

For the lands, you can always run cards like Dismal Backwater, Dimir Guildgate, or Submerged Boneyard to replace some of the pricier dual lands and Evolving Wilds or Warped Landscape to take care of Fabled Passage.

Silverdrake on Jace Dimir

2 weeks ago

Looks fun! I love budget building! I'd consider running Tomebound Lich in place of the Barrier of Bones and/or House Guildmage, I'd also consider Chemister's Insight in place of the winged words since A) it's an instant (meaning you can hold it up for the end of your opponents turn in case they play something that you need to counter instead) and B) you can do it a second time in the late game. You're running a lot of creature bounce which seems a little silly to me when you have access to black's real creature removal - I'd consider Tyrant's Scorn, Drown in the Loch, Cast Down, or Ultimate Price in place of most/all of your creature bounce spells. For a little bit more money you could look at running 1-2 copies of Eat to Extinction to help take care of planeswalkers, indestructible creatures, and creatures that return from grave. For a big finisher I might consider Lochmere Serpent - it can draw you cards, it can gain you life, it can be unblockable, and it kills in just three attacks. Not to mention the flash means you can wait to play it until the end of their turn to see if there's something important you need to counter/kill instead, and you don't have to worry nearly as much about them killing it the turn you play it. And it can come back from the yard, AND it has graveyard hate built in! Of special note, since exiling the 5 cards from your opponent's yard is part of the effect, not the cost, they don't actually need to have 5 cards in their yard for you to activate it - they only need one!

5dollarMTG on Theros's golgari

1 month ago

Cast Down , Doom Blade , and Putrefy are all good, super-cheap removal. Necrotic Wound is especially good for a graveyard deck. You might get some other ideas from my $5 Graveyard Shenanigans, although it's not focused on +1/+1 counters.

capriom85 on What have you been playing?

1 month ago

Well that seems like an inconsistent situation, but even when you see it, I think the only thing you can do is hope for a hand with at least 2 cheap removal spells like Fatal Push and Cast Down , land to cat, and some draw stuff to refill you. That’s a rough beat, though.

Kazierts on Mardu Blinkearth

1 month ago

Ironically, even before reading your comment I was already putting Cast Down as I was already making some adjustments that coincide with your suggestions.

I decided to completely cut out blue cards from the deck. They weren't being really useful. However, I wanted to try and keep Sedraxis Specter but it seems it'll be better to just remove it.

The problem I'm having right now is that most of my initial hands are unsatisfactoy and I feel like I have few creatures and should run more.

Also, Angrath's Rampage is a really cool card an one that I also considered adding. Maybe I'll put one or two in the main and two in the side.

Firestalker on Mardu Blinkearth

1 month ago

I think in an aggro deck the sheer power of Lightning Skelemental will outweigh the need for survivability that Flamewake Phoenix provides. Maybe just consider it over the Sedraxis Specter then if you are going purely for a red/black mana base and you can keep the phoenix still. Lightning Axe does seem like a solid option for removal and discard fuel. I recommended the 1 CMC spells I did assuming you might want the Dreadhorde Arcanist but if he is not an option then you could easily run something like Cast Down or maybe Angrath's Rampage instead. If you are going red/black then at this point I would also consider cutting Insolent Neonate , Sedraxis Specter and Tasigur, the Golden Fang and just adding some Instants and upping some of your current Sorcery counts from 3 to 4.

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