Despark

Despark

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Exile target permanent with converted mana cost 4 or greater.

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

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Despark Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Strixhaven spoiler season

1 week ago

With double major now existing, it seems that copying permanent spells will now be an ability that shall appear, on occasion, which I was really hoping would not happen; why could it not simply copy a creature that was already on the battlefield?

Baleful mastery is similar to many previous spells that can exile creatures or planeswalkers, but it is nice to have another addition to that group of cards. That card will actually be nice for a Nekusar, the mindrazer EDH deck, where the player can cast it for the reduced cost specifically to make an opponent draw a card and hurt themselves.

Basic conjuration is not worthy of being a rare, in my mind; it would have been much better as an uncommon.

Access tunnel is a worse version of Rogue's Passage , but I know that some players will appreciate it.

Fracture is awesome, but it already has a significant amount of competition in those colors, most notably from Despark , Mortify , and Anguished Unmaking , so I am not certain if I can use it in any of my decks. Closing statement is also nice, but not quite as impressive, in my mind. Vanishing verse is also amazing; if I ever build a black/white EDH deck, it will have so many awesome options for permanent removal!

Dramatic finale would have been awesome, if only its ability triggered each time that a creature died; the fact that it triggers only once per turn severely limits its usefulness.

Crackle with power is insane, and I am certain that it shall prove to be a powerful finishing move for many games, but I still prefer Comet Storm , since that card is an instant.

Why does necrotic fumes require that its controller exile a creature instead of sacrificing it? That completely bypasses abilities that trigger from creatures dying, which is a central aspect of black’s identity, profiting from the deaths of others.

Secret rendezvous is a new idea for white, but the opponent benefits more greatly than does the caster, since the opponent spends no mana on it and also does not lose a card from their hand.

Devastating mastery is another mass destruction spell, but the fact that it costs 4 white mana is very restrictive, so most players will cast it for its reduced cost. Obviously, the opponent shall return their most valuable permanents to their hand, but it shall still destroy all of their other permanents.

I was wondering if there would ever be a black/white version of Meddling Mage , and, now, there is, so I am very pleased about that.

Why does exponential growth increase only the creature’s power? Would it not make sense for it to increase the creature’s toughness, as well?

I wonder if I should replace Castigate in any deck that contains black and white with humiliate? Exiling a card is better than discarding it, but making one of my own creatures more powerful is also nice.

Kazierts on O-Kagachi Dreadmaw Tribal [Casual/Jank/Primer]

1 month ago

Ram Through is nice but I wouldn't run it unless this was monogreen. Being five color, I'd rather have more versatile removal, like Anguished Unmaking and Despark .

Colossal Plow is soooo tempting. However, it's only a 6/3 without trample as it becomes a creature :((((( I'll add it to the Maybeboard just in case. This meme is too good to pass.

VayraTheGatherer on Orzhov

1 month ago

Some instant speed removal tips; Swords to Plowshares (synergy?)

Path to Exile

Despark , Unmake

Skyclave Apparition (repeatable with graveyard recursion)

cfost827 on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 months ago

Ahoy! In an episode of Command Zone (on YouTube) they stated that in general, most decks/meta's will now need to run more removal with all the new cards that are coming out, and it seems our playgroup (and I imagine many others) have fallen victim to this and are running too few or not diverse enough removal. So I'm working on adding more removal to all my decks.

Do you think it's possible to add more removal to this Teysa deck? What would I have cut and swap in? It's pretty tooled already so I'm not quite sure... but would love to hear your thoughts. I know there is always things like Mortify, Path to Exile, Despark, Wrath of God, etc.. maybe even Strip Mine.

Essentially, the person who who ends up getting momentum in the beginning (especially with Dragons, Elves, Mayael, etc) seems to always just end up dominating and winning. So we are trying to fix this and listen to what Command Zone was saying (as we are witnessing it first hand haha). Any thoughts would help on this subject :). Cheers!

Azeworai on Illuna, Apex of Blue Shenanigans and Stompy Boys

2 months ago

Alright. Allow me to break this down.

Due to my inexperience with Mutate shenanigans, I shall focus more upon the ards I find generally lacking.

Now, as often as I read the terms of service, a lot of text does not necessarily mean a lot of synergy. The commander format espouses synergistic decks as opposed to ones fraught with individual card power. I thusly advocate for this card's removal.

Unless you are initiating combos with Brash Taunter, 'tis not a very good card. In a regular circumstance, it is around five damage for eight mana, which it severally lacking. The indestructibility is nice, but the majority of the format's removal is in the form of exile or bounce. I would kill it.

Some of these cards were designed for Ikoria limited, but not for outside of that format. What I would recommend excluding are Everquill Phoenix, Glowstone Recluse, Pouncing Shoreshark, and Dreamtail Heron. They are okay but below average.

Lastly, Blackblade Reforged is a strong card, but I would focus more on the value part of your plan as averse to the big creature plan. Illuna's mutate trigger accelerates your board state, thus making a single large idiot makes the plan susceptible to a single kill spell.

I have tried Soothsaying myself, yet had found the card to be far too much mana to be effective. There is not much to say. It cannot put cards to the bottom, nor can it permit much filtering with little mana spent.

Everquill Phoenix is a fine card, but I would rather have an additional engine piece as averse to a 4/4 flyer.

That shall be all from me, but I may offer additional insights as other edits are made to this list.

Farewell, and may all of fortune have you.

MoreSizemore on esper control for nick

2 months ago

Take Outs:

  • Despark is a good card but some counter synergy.

Possible Includes:

Heliogabale on First attempt BW

3 months ago

I am only saying this because you mentioned this is your first Commander deck: going down the infinite combo route and playing this many tutors will result in very similar games for you. If consistency is your focus that can be a good thing, but if it is your only deck it can get repetitive fast.

I would lose some single effect cards like Hymn to Tourach or Lapse of Certainty and select cards with recurring effects like Court of Ambition and Liliana's Caress.

Fate Unraveler is a walking Underwold Dreams. Rackling is a living version of The Rack.

In most cases, Memory Jar makes all your opponents draw 7 and discard 7 cards when you trigger it. That can be a win for you with the right setup.. I second Bloodchief Ascension as mentioned above, with or without Mindcrank.

Consider adding either Teferi's Protection or Flawless Maneuver. You may want to Invest some space for spot removal like Vindicate and Anguished Unmaking or Despark. As for mass removal, you may find Winds of Abandon more satisfying than Fumigate if you have a board.

Try Children of Korlis with Necropotence and your Commander or Enduring Renewal.You can add recursion that fits your mechanic with Luminous Broodmoth.

Finally, I think you would like Sangromancer. I do.

Hope you find something useful, welcome to the Commander format!

cfost827 on Karador EDH Deck (Hulk/Boonweaver Combo's …

3 months ago

TriusMalarky - haha thanks!! Yeah, I'm basically just retooling the whole Karador deck to make it more fun for everyone. I removed all the hate bears (besides Teeg) and all the tutors so far, along with Hulk and Boonweaver + Pattern Rebirth/Academy Rector.

I took whatqwerty advice and added Spore Frog and Caustic Caterpillar. I'm also basically going more of an Toolbox/Reanimator route adding in some creatures to win through combat and that are powerful. Kokusho, the Evening Star, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Craterhoof Behemoth, Massacre Wurm, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Luminous Broodmoth, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, etc.

Also, I'm adding more utility cards and things that basically just always blow up my opponents stuff. Aura Shards, Plaguecrafter, Abrupt Decay, Ravenous Chupacabra, Krosan Grip, Despark, etc.

Just going to try making some of those updates for now - still trying to construct the deck a different way.

But I appreciate all the feedback! I'm open to anymore suggestions all :)

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