Banishing Light is one of the newest "Magic: The Gathering" cards spoiled April 17, 2014 from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set "Journey Into Nyx" in an article by Jacob Van Lunen on DailyMTG.com.
Banishing Light - 2W
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.)
Banishing Light and Oblivion Ring are like two peas in a pod. It'll certainly see a home in a plethora of Commander decks and also see significant casual and competitive play.
For just three mana Banishing Light is white's universal "removal" spell. What makes Banishing Light so fantastic is that it's one of only a few cards that can deal with pesky planeswalkers like Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Ral Zarek, or Elspeth, Sun's Champion.
It's important to note that with Deicide as one of the set's most wanted cards enchantments like Banishing Light may not last very long on the battlefield.
With a Sundial of the Infinite you can prevent the exiled card from returning back onto the battlefield. Alternatively, you can sacrifice Banishing Light while it's "enters the battlefield" ability is on The Stack so that your target won't come back from the Exile Zone. It's a neat trick that'll leave your rival frustrated.
How will you use Banishing Light?
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