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Afterlife {2}{W}

Instant

Destroy target creature. It can’t be regenerated. Its controller creates a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying.

Illustrated by Brian Snõddy

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Assassin's Strike {4}{B}{B}

Sorcery

Destroy target creature. Its controller discards a card.

When Selesnya missionaries moved into the Shanav Quarter, they faced scorn, ridicule, and ultimately martyrdom.

Illustrated by Chase Stone

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Blazing Salvo {R}

Instant

Blazing Salvo deals 3 damage to target creature unless that creature’s controller has Blazing Salvo deal 5 damage to them.

Barbarians equate courage with the ability to endure pain.

Illustrated by rk post

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Blur of Blades {1}{R}

Instant

Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature. Blur of Blades deals 2 damage to that creature’s controller.

Samut battled her way through the hordes, shouting the names of those who’d died in her crop and those she hoped yet to save.

Illustrated by Anna Steinbauer

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Burn Away {4}{R}

Instant

Burn Away deals 6 damage to target creature. When that creature dies this turn, exile all cards from its controller’s graveyard.

“Your corruption will burn, serpent, until there is nothing left to defile.” —Asmala, bloodfire mystic

Illustrated by Vincent Proce

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Burn the Impure {1}{R}

Instant

Burn the Impure deals 3 damage to target creature. If that creature has infect, Burn the Impure deals 3 damage to that creature’s controller.

Flame doesn’t kneel to Phyrexia.

Watermark: Mirran

Illustrated by Nic Klein

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Call to Heel {1}{U}

Instant

Return target creature to its owner’s hand. Its controller draws a card.

On Bant, a sigil is both a prize of honor and a bond of duty. The one who bears it may be called to fulfill that charge at any moment.

Illustrated by Randy Gallegos

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Cauldron Dance {4}{B}{R}

Instant

Cast this spell only during combat.

Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. That creature gains haste. Return it to your hand at the beginning of the next end step.

You may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. That creature gains haste. Its controller sacrifices it at the beginning of the next end step.

Illustrated by Donato Giancola

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Certain Death {5}{B}

Sorcery

Destroy target creature. Its controller loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

Some spirits cling to one person, feasting on the growing fear until a final moment of all-consuming terror.

Illustrated by Kev Walker

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Chain of Silence {1}{W}

Instant

Prevent all damage target creature would deal this turn. That creature’s controller may sacrifice a land. If the player does, they may copy this spell and may choose a new target for that copy.

Illustrated by Randy Gallegos

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Chain Stasis {U}

Instant

You may tap or untap target creature. Then that creature’s controller may pay {2}{U}. If the player does, they may copy this spell and may choose a new target for that copy.

“Here we go again.” —Kakra, Sea Troll

Illustrated by Pat Morrissey

Part of the Reserved List

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Chandra's Outrage {2}{R}{R}

Instant

Chandra’s Outrage deals 4 damage to target creature and 2 damage to that creature’s controller.

“There’s plenty of fire to go around.”
—Chandra Nalaar

Illustrated by Christopher Moeller

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Chandra's Revolution {3}{R}

Sorcery

Chandra’s Revolution deals 4 damage to target creature. Tap target land. That land doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step.

Chandra was driven by her anger, directed particularly at the man who had taken her father from her.

Illustrated by Clint Cearley

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Cinder Cloud {3}{R}{R}

Instant

Destroy target creature. If a white creature dies this way, Cinder Cloud deals damage to that creature’s controller equal to the creature’s power.

Illustrated by Jock

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Code of Constraint {2}{U}

Instant

Target creature gets -4/-0 until end of turn.

Draw a card.

Addendum — If you cast this spell during your main phase, tap that creature and it doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step.

Watermark: Azorius

Illustrated by Ekaterina Burmak

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Consign to the Pit {5}{B}

Sorcery

Destroy target creature. Consign to the Pit deals 2 damage to that creature’s controller.

First your whole life flashes before your eyes. Then you have considerable time to reflect on every regret as you plummet.

Illustrated by Colin Boyer

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Crib Swap {2}{W}

Tribal Instant — Shapeshifter

Changeling (This card is every creature type.)

Exile target creature. Its controller creates a 1/1 colorless Shapeshifter creature token with changeling.

Illustrated by Brandon Dorman

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Crippling Chill {2}{U}

Instant

Tap target creature. It doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step.

Draw a card.

One breath of the geist turns veins to rivers of ice and freezes hearts midbeat.

Illustrated by Svetlin Velinov

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Curse of the Swine {X}{U}{U}

Sorcery

Exile X target creatures. For each creature exiled this way, its controller creates a 2/2 green Boar creature token.

Another imminent battle subsided in busy snuffling and carefree rooting.

Illustrated by James Ryman

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Declaration in Stone {1}{W}

Sorcery

Exile target creature and all other creatures its controller controls with the same name as that creature. That player investigates for each nontoken creature exiled this way.

The message was clear to Sorin—Nahiri had paid Markov Manor a visit.

Illustrated by Tyler Jacobson

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