Divine Smite

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom 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
Vintage Legal

Divine Smite

Instant

Target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls phases out. If that permanent is black, exile it instead. (Phased out cards and anything attached to them are treated as though they don't exist until its controller's next turn.)

plakjekaas on How is Red Elemental Blast …

9 months ago

The color pie does accomodate for enemy colors. Philosophically so. One way to justify the corner cases discussed in this thread: Green, the color of life, adaptation and growth is not just opposed to black in the color wheel, it's also thematically opposed to self-interest,sacrifice and death. That's why green gets Lifeforce. Not because green usually counters spells, but because green mages diametrically oppose black mana and its users, and grab any available tool to assist them in their crusade against their black mage enemy. That's also how Pyroblast came to be, impulsive and emotional red's desire to eradicate the cold, logical, deceitful blue out of their world. Guttural Response has similar flavor. Those color hosers are still printed, even to this day. Although since Rosewater is in charge, the effects are a lot more in line with what we expect from the colors; think Divine Smite or Burning Hands.

The power of a card or its impact on a format says nothing about their fit into the color pie though, I'm not sure how the discussion drifted that way.

Chaos Warp is very red, in the sense of: "I don't care what happens to me or the rest of the world, I need to get rid of this thing, and I need it gone now! Just transform it into something else and let's hope we can deal with that." Is exactly the short-sighted, impulsive way of thinking that red is known for. Warp World deals with enchantments too, in pretty much the same way, yet that one is never brought up in conversations about color pie breaks.

Blackgate on Venturing forth (Esper venture)

10 months ago

Re Vanishing Verse and Divine Smite: these are good removal options for black when exile matters! With all the Flashback, Disturb and Zombie shenanigans in the format they are good options for sideboard!!

droslag on Venturing forth (Esper venture)

10 months ago

Weird. I'll re-comment.

I was wondering why not Brutal Cathar  Flip over Gelatinous Cube? Also I'd recomment Agadeem's Awakening  Flip could swap a swamp out for 2 or something. I find Vanishing Verse really useful main or side boarded, aswell as Divine Smite sideboard for facing black decks. Before Liesa, Forgotten Archangel I used Kaya the Inexorable and I still think shes good. Im running 2 liesa, 1 kaya. I also like to use a Lolth, Spider Queen or two just because she's good. How well does Dungeon Crawler fare? I remember cutting mine for the Yuan-Ti Malison. I'd also recommend maining or siding a couple Soul Shatter.